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Motorola will no longer void the warranty for developers who ask for a bootloader unlock code
[quote qtext=”We strongly believe in the developer and enthusiast communities and intend to keep making changes to better support them.” qperson=”Punit Soni, Software Product Management” qsource=”” qposition=”left”]Well that was the situation (with regards to bootloader unlock codes, not rusty screwdrivers) until yesterday. Motorola has posted a very encouraging blog post where it describes changes to its Developer Edition Program including the new rule: Requesting an unlock code will no longer void the device’s warranty. Hurray, well done Motorola!
In fact Motorola will now reinstate the warranty, effective from the date of original purchase, to all of its customers who previously bought a 2012 or 2013 Developer Edition device directly from Motorola and who have requested a bootloader unlock code!
As well as giving back developers the right to a warranty, Motorola are also posting factory images for the Moto X DE (for GSM networks), Moto X DE (for Verizon), and Droid Maxx DE (Verizon). These recovery images can be used to restore a Developer Edition device to its original factory software.
Both these changes are good news and I congratulate Motorola on making the changes. What about you? Do you own a Developer Edition of the Moto X? Happy about the changes?