Motorola has launched a page on their website that will allow customers to unlock the bootloaders of  select devices sold with their bootloaders locked.  The service is not fully operational when I tried to log in to go further in the process I got an error message saying “Permission Denied.”  Obviously, unlocking the bootloader on your phone may cause it to not perform properly so Motorola gives their customers the following warning.

WARNING: Motorola strongly recommends against unlocking the bootloader and/or modifying or altering a device’s software or operating system. Doing so can have unintended, unforeseen, and dangerous consequences, such as rendering the device unusable, violating applicable laws, or causing property damage and/or bodily injury, including death.

By proceeding, you understand and agree that:

  1. Your warranty will be null and void.
  2. You will operate your device in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  3. Neither Motorola, nor your wireless carrier or retailer from whom you purchased the phone, will be responsible if your device ceases to function, or causes any damage to person or property, and you agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Motorola, and your wireless carrier or retailer from whom you purchased the phone, from any and all damage caused by your device.
  4. Your wireless carrier may prohibit unlocked devices from operating on their network.
  5. You will be bound by the terms of the Legal Agreement

Motorola’s service is extremely similar to and there is no way to currently see what devices will be supported once the service goes live.  But if you aren’t afraid that this process could kill you, you can follow the link here.  As I said earlier the service isn’t currently operational, but you can check out the page and see if the service is up and running, and we will update you as more on this story develops.

Update: It might not kill you after all, Motorola has removed “including death” from the disclaimer.

Source | Droid Life


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