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Bootloader Solution

2011-02-17, 3:40 AM

Motorola announced via its facebook page on January 22nd that a bootloader "solution" would be announced for the Atrix. The solution was intended to satisfy those that wish to use the Atrix as development platform. I purchase this phone on the basis of that promise. When can we expect that solution to be announced?

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=495971028278

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Re: Bootloader Solution

2011-02-17, 7:19 AM

@benkank

Please link to the post you are talking about.

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Re: Bootloader Solution

2011-02-17, 12:54 PM

Here is one http://goo.gl/W8VFu

Edit: Heres link to the page http://goo.gl/DT4Pd

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Re: Bootloader Solution

2011-02-17, 14:12 PM

Here is the text from Facebook:

"We apologize for the feedback we provided regarding our bootloader policy. The response does not reflect the views of Motorola.

We  are working closely with our partners to offer a bootloader solution  that will enable developers to use our devices as a development platform  while still protecting our users' interests.  More detailed information  will follow as we get closer to availability."

Personally, I hope we do see a solution; but i don't see a "promise" of one mentioned. Keeping my fingers crossed though.


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Re: Bootloader Solution

2011-02-18, 7:38 AM

I believe Motorola should lead and set the pace for others to follow. Give power users an option on your phone. Would it really be so hard to provide a bootloader unlock for those who "want" to void their warranties? Would be so hard to have an setting where power users can go and select "stock" Android if they so desire? You do know the Android dev comunity can benefit you in alot of ways.

If Motorola do these things, I'm sure they will easily become the number one trusted brand for Android devices..

Remember fragmentation is a big issue, help solve it.

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Re: Bootloader Solution

2011-02-18, 13:21 PM

ram130 -

I think you have so good ideas and are on the right track, I'm excited to see what Motorola has in store

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Re: Bootloader Solution

2011-02-18, 19:40 PM

Would love to see this on a phone like the Atrix, definitely a deciding factor for me.

Good write up for more information on the bootloader: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=957461

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Re: Bootloader Solution

2011-02-19, 22:27 PM

In order to hold Motorola to this people need to keep posting this link on every site using every resource available so it's not forgotten. I'm on Verizon, so I have my eye in the Bionic, but if there isn't a true bootloader solution which would allow it to be unlocked, I'm going to seriously consider buying a much less attractive and less capable HTC phone. Why is it that the most capable phones need to run the crappiest skinned software. I'm amazed how wide the speed and smoothness gap is between Sense and Motoblur, not to mention how much more enjoyable Launcherpro is, with the added benefit of being able to make the phone look like it's running vanilla android. None of those options arev a substitute, however, for having complete control over my own purchased device, and being able to run the true android software the way google meant for it to be experienced. Thank goodness for Gingerbread running on my UNLOCKED, stock, rooted Motorola Droid--the phone that rescued Moto from the nether regions of the gigantic whole in which they dug themselves a few short years ago.

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Re: Bootloader Solution

2011-02-19, 23:40 PM

Thanks and I really hope Motorola considers it. Most of the angry post here and there relates to the locked boot loader. It's sad to see another brand like HTC be able to run CM7, have a very healty dev community support the phone and on top of that have the brand support that while your phone sit on the side lines at the mercy of Motorola. I understand their pain, coming from a G1(where updates stop at 1.6) and the N1..

We all can agree on the DX, D2, D2G that stock Moto Blur is very laggy, just swipe through the home screens and you will see. When I first got my phone I had to wonder if the cpu was messed up. Another issue is that a good amount of programs are in memory. Now Motorola will say " Well they don't affect the user because they are not running", which is true in SOME cases. Think of this. i have over 99 apps, only 10 of which is running. After a few hours my phone starts to lag, slow down greatly. Why? Well memory is low and Android is trying to free that up by closing up programs like City ID, VZ Navigator, Weather and so on. Thats good right? Not really, because this causes a slow down or short lag while I wait for my text message or email to load up. This should not happen, nor does it happen while on stock Android it self. None of those programs mention above I use, so why should they be in memory? and why should Android have to kill them again? each takes up 10-20mb..

Eitherway, I surely hope Motorola will at least listen and help drive the dev community like Microsoft is doing for W7.

Android doesn't have a "true" stock brand that you can count on. I understand why though, brands want to integrade new features, like HDMi for which stock doesn't not have support for. I am sure though that there are other ways to do this without putting in so much extra software. I don't mind you making the interface look different and change the way things work(stock Android is still to intimidating to new users) but at least do so in a way that keeps performance going really well.

I hate Motorola, but I love it.

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Re: Bootloader Solution

2011-02-19, 23:47 PM

ram130 wrote:

I hate Motorola, but I love it.

Well said.

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