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Moto Z2 Force bootloader unlock

2017-08-31, 19:24 PM

Anyone have any info if the Z2 will support Motorola's bootloader unlock program?  I've been waiting to order several of these but the free projector offer is about to expire.  There isn't any info on the website either way.  I'm guessing from most carriers it won't be, but how about ordering directly from Motorola?  I'm hoping this info will be released within the next week so I don't lose a few free projectors that would be awesome for my company to use!

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Re: Moto Z2 Force bootloader unlock

2017-08-31, 20:37 PM

T-Mobile and Sprint - Yes 

AT&T and Verizon - No

 

All of this has been confirmed no matter where you order it from.

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Re: Moto Z2 Force bootloader unlock

2017-08-31, 20:45 PM

Thanks for the help!  I'm glad I had not switched service to Verizon yet.

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Re: Moto Z2 Force bootloader unlock

2017-08-31, 20:49 PM

Verizon is always a given no.  When they start allowing it will be the day when they switch to full LTE and they have no choice to accept unlocked devices on their network.

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Re: Moto Z2 Force bootloader unlock

2017-09-01, 2:02 AM

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Verizon is always a given no.  When they start allowing it will be the day when they switch to full LTE and they have no choice to accept unlocked devices on their network.


Where have you seen this information regarding which variants are unlockable? Is this user reported on xda or was there a press blurb i missed. 


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Re: Moto Z2 Force bootloader unlock

2017-09-01, 2:07 AM

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Verizon is always a given no.  When they start allowing it will be the day when they switch to full LTE and they have no choice to accept unlocked devices on their network.


Where have you seen this information regarding which variants are unlockable? Is this user reported on xda or was there a press blurb i missed. 


It was XDA.  On the top of the unlocking page it says to try even if you device isn't listed.  I have my unlock ready, but haven't officially unlocked it.

So far 100% for both Sprint and T-Mobile unlock, and 100% can't be unlocked fro AT&T and Verizon.

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Re: Moto Z2 Force bootloader unlock

2017-09-01, 20:44 PM

I strongly recommend you don't do this...at least wait until the warranty has expired. Especially don't do this if you have leased your phone, vs purchased it outright.

 

I believe that unlocking the phone in this manner may void the warranty. That is a valuable portion of the total cost of your phone.

 

Verify that unlocking it in the manner you intend will not void the warranty before proceeding.

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Re: Moto Z2 Force bootloader unlock

2017-09-01, 20:51 PM

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I strongly recommend you don't do this...at least wait until the warranty has expired. Especially don't do this if you have leased your phone, vs purchased it outright.

 

I believe that unlocking the phone in this manner may void the warranty. That is a valuable portion of the total cost of your phone.

 

Verify that unlocking it in the manner you intend will not void the warranty before proceeding.


No hacking is involved.  It goes through your unlocking portal.  Even if the device isn't listed the Sprint and T-Mobile versions of the Z2 Force is unlockable through your portal.

 

https://mobilesupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solution/MS87215

If your device is not listed below, feel free to visit here and follow the process to see if it is unlockable.

**Please keep in mind there are many factors as to why a device is or is not unlockable. Carrier exclusive models are almost never unlockable.

 

When you click on the here link you follow the steps and viola you can unlock your bootloader. Of course all the legal mumbo jumbo is on your webpage.

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Re: Moto Z2 Force bootloader unlock

2017-09-01, 21:32 PM

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I strongly recommend you don't do this...at least wait until the warranty has expired. Especially don't do this if you have leased your phone, vs purchased it outright.

 

I believe that unlocking the phone in this manner may void the warranty. That is a valuable portion of the total cost of your phone.

 

Verify that unlocking it in the manner you intend will not void the warranty before proceeding.


No hacking is involved.  It goes through your unlocking portal.  Even if the device isn't listed the Sprint and T-Mobile versions of the Z2 Force is unlockable through your portal.

 

https://mobilesupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solution/MS87215

If your device is not listed below, feel free to visit here and follow the process to see if it is unlockable.

**Please keep in mind there are many factors as to why a device is or is not unlockable. Carrier exclusive models are almost never unlockable.

 

When you click on the here link you follow the steps and viola you can unlock your bootloader. Of course all the legal mumbo jumbo is on your webpage.


Just to be clear (the legal mumbo jumbo) - requesting the unlock code, step 2 after putting in unlock data and clicking to see if eleigible, is the part where you agree to give up warranty. 

 

So just going through the process, even if you never unlock, voids the warranty. Do not do this lightly. 


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Re: Moto Z2 Force bootloader unlock

2017-09-01, 21:42 PM

Correct :)

 

I was pointing out it's the official legal method, and not like some hackery.  Anyone who unlocks their bootloader should know full well their warranty is voided.  There is no point getting the unlock code if you are not going to unlock the device :)

 

Here's the legalise he is talking about.

 

The following applies to all devices, except for Developer Edition devices: Obtaining an unlock code voids all warranties. Once you get the unlock code, your device is no longer covered by the Motorola warranty, or any other warranty provided with the device. Neither Motorola, nor your wireless carrier shall have any duty to provide warranty or customer support for unlocked devices.

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