Bypassing the Atrix Bootloader: So Close!

Anyone familiar with the bootloader situation for recent Motorola Android phones knows the sad truth of what happens when manufacturers decide to impede progress. They only slow us down. Yes, the outlook has been generally pretty bleak for anyone with a new Motorola phone, but XDA member kholk has given us new hope. I’m not even gonna try explaining it, but freemymoto.com has a great explanation here. As much as I can gather, it appears he has a way around the bootloader and all he needs now is a kernel to run. Which is great news for Atrix users and helps give hope to us Droid X/2 users. Kexec can work! Let’s pray eventually they get it running on our phones!

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How to Do It: Sony Ericsson’s Bootloader Unlocking Website Goes Live

This is how things are supposed to be. Sony Ericsson has locked bootloaders on its phone. Why is this a good thing? Because it keeps people from messing up their phones. However, if you do want to mess up your phone (and if you’re reading this you probably do) the website, as promised, has just gone live giving you the option to unlock  said bootloader in the name of freedom. And also some kickass mods. Some stipulations are in place, this will most likely void any warranty you have as well as possibly decreased performance and a non-functioning product. If you’re willing to look past all that (and please good devs do) the link below is all you need to get started loading up some custom software on that new gameconsole Xperia phone of yours. More opinion after the break.

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