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Motorola RAZR Will Have Unlockable Bootloader For International Version Only

For those of you who are planning on buying the Droid Razr, we have some good news for you. Unfortunately good news is usually accompanied by the bad.

Motorola has decided to make the device’s bootloader either locked or unlocked, leaving it up to the carrier to decide. The European market will be getting the unlocked version known as the Motorola Razr. Verizon on the other hand unfortunately decided to keep the U.S. variant, the Droid Razr, on lock-down.

If you were hoping to get the Razr with an unlocked bootloader you will have to import one from another market or wait for the dev community to find a way to port the bootloader over from the international version. Most likely this will happen since it will be the device of choice for many developers and should only be a matter of time before the Droid Razr  sees some custom ROMs, so keep the faith my friends.

If this is a deal-breaker for you, and you would rather import the international version, let us know in the comments below.

[via ausdroid]

  • http://a.com RAZR trotting

    Why can’t the states get an unlockable version? Are they not allowed to travel to Europe? I don’t like being treated like a child with no options…so we are forced to hack the phone and risk the consequences of modifying and maintaning the software: great.

  • http://www.motoask.com motorola droid

    RAZR will be the first Motorola phone to offer a bootloader unlock solution. That one thing could change the fact that no Verizon Moto phone has been cracked. So he just migh

  • http://www.motoask.com motorola droid

    RAZR will be the first Motorola phone to offer a bootloader unlock solution. That one thing could change the fact that no Verizon Moto phone has been cracked. So he just migh

  • 69BOSS

    Its our congress going along with the carriers in the states , Hmmm I wonder how much the lobbiest spent .