Motorola XOOM To Have Unlockable, Relockable Bootloader

Feb 22, 2011
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We had just talked about the Motorola Atrix 4G having a locked bootloader to prevent any root-level customization of the device. And now, as if to placate developers that must not be all too happy with this, Motorola tweets the news that their Motorola XOOM tablet will have an unlockable or relockable bootloader.

The tweet was actually a response to a question about whether or not the Xoom bootloader would be encrypted or signed. And apparently unlike the Atrix 4G, Motorola does want developers to access the hardware of the XOOM and do with it what they want.

This news should fuel more excitement for the device and may help further justify the $800 price point. Not only will it be an awesome piece of hardware, but it can now be fully customized as desired. Truly, you and the XOOM can now become one.

[via Android Community]


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