View Full Version : AT&T Emphatically Declares it Will Not Support Unlocked Bootloaders Now or Ever

08-05-2013, 02:39 PM

Although this likely comes as no shock to anyone in the mobile world, AT&T has issued a public statement categorically denying support for unlocked bootloaders on any of their devices from now on. Technically, this is nothing new. AT&T has never officially supported unlocked bootloaders on their devices. In this instance, this was a direct response to someone's question regarding the bootloader of the new Moto X. Here was their response.

To ensure a safe and consistent experience on your wireless device, we do not support unlocked bootloaders.

Ultimately the folks who want to flash ROMs on their devices will find a way to get them unlocked and won't really care about support from AT&T. Still, it's worth noting that AT&T is so draconian about it. It's a debate that seems to go on ad infinitum.

Source: MotoXForum (http://www.motoxforums.com/forum/moto-x-news/98-t-emphatically-declares-will-not-support-unlocked-bootloaders-now-ever.html#post760) via AndroidPolice (http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/08/02/att-to-android-users-we-dont-support-unlocked-bootloaders-so-stop-asking-us-about-every-phone/)