Moto X bootloader is locked

August 1, 2013
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    For those who were curious, the Moto X comes with a locked bootloader. Not a surprise, as it’s a carrier device right now, but worth noting.

    Motorola is said to be working on a SIM unlocked version of the device, but no word on when (or if) a developer edition would be available. We’d like to think that Motorola would at least provide a developer edition, but perhaps they don’t see that as important or necessary.

    With devices only being distributed through carriers right now, it seems Motorola is playing their new device a little close to the chest. That’s not a bad thing, but not the most desirable for many consumers, either.

    We’ll keep you updated as we learn more. What do you think of the Moto X so far? Are you liking the contextual awareness, or does the AT&T exclusive on customization keep you away? Be sure to sound off in our comments sections, here or on other posts about the Moto X. We want to hear what you have to say!


    • Moto Fail

      Disappointed with Price and not available in Google Play store. If the price in Google Play store is going to be >$575, my money is going to LG G2

      • Jacob Buys

        Im pretty sure it is

    • David Mueller

      Must have only waiting for a launch in Germany.

    • pata

      Bummed to say the least. Thought it would be “affordable” and so wanted to skirt the carrier-OS bottleneck via the Google Edition route. Spit.

    • Jacob Buys

      well yet another reason not buy this phone, just more salt in the wound. What next a small non removable battery oh wait, ouch, stop pouring that salt it hurts

    • Scott

      Had such high hopes. I should learn by now not to have those with VZW.

    • Alain Lafond

      Motorola,sure will get the unlocked sim phone soon… lol…

    • End in sight

      So disappointed.

      • End in sight

        Oh, and who was saying that this would redefine the industry like when the first iPhone was released? Are they crazy? WTH is so great about this phone?

        • abe

          it’s always listening. isn’t that great ?

        • Junaid Ansari

          You can… CHANGE THE COLOURS!!!! ISn’t that KOOLL???

    • gommer strike

      I would like to see the day that a locked bootloader just doesn’t matter anymore.

      • Dalian barons

        Because hackers can easily unlock them? Or because people can get root acess another way?

    • Aston Martin

      Yea that won’t mean much cause the android community will unlock it anyway so it is what it is really