The stuff you hear about late on Sundays is just crazy. Motorola has just announced that they will release the RAZR “Developer Edition” which sports an unlockable bootloader. It is set to hit Europe and the U.S. sometimes this year.
Motorola mentioned on their community blog that Europe will have first dibs at this new Droid RAZR variant. They also said that a U.S. version is also in the works and will release in the “coming months.” We are not sure if it will release as a Verizon phone because the European version is GSM. Developers will be able to find instructions on the MOTODEV site on how to lock/unlock the bootloader.
Perhaps this is Moto’s way to answer the ongoing demands from consumers as well as from developers to unlock bootloaders on many of their newly released devices. Here’s to hoping that this initiative from Moto will help devs find ways to break in some the “currently-locked” Motorola devices. A pre-order page for the Dev-friendly RAZR is also in the works, check it out here.
What do you guys think?
New Motorola RAZR™ Developer Edition will feature unlocked bootloader in Europe
We have some news for the community of people interested in unlockable/relockable bootloaders. Today, we announced a step forward in Europe with the availability of an unlockable version of our most in-demand product: the Motorola RAZR™ Developer Edition. This solution allows us to continue meeting our carrier and regulatory obligations, but also meets the needs being expressed by our developer community.
In the coming months, we also plan to introduce an unlockable developer device in the United States through MOTODEV, Motorola’s global developer network. Stay tuned to Motorola’s Developer site for additional info.
EU-based consumers can pre-order the Motorola RAZR Developer Edition through the Motorola Shop. Post-purchase, the MOTODEV site will contain all support info for unlocking, relocking and locating build files, as well as access to additional developer resources. The Developer Edition will have all the same great features as the Motorola RAZR: an impossibly thin design, hyper-vibrant Super AMOLED Advanced display, KEVLAR(R) fiber and more.