Believe it or not, I’m abandoning my Droid 2. Yes, I know tearful. But it had to happen. Why? To be perfectly blunt, Motorola is royally messing (like to use another word…) their phones with this locked down bootloader bologna. Samsung and HTC have taken the stance of being open to development and it was Motorola that even got this ball rolling! I don’t know what got into their heads (I’m looking at you Verizon) but I don’t like it. The inability to access core functions of a phone at the kernel level is crippling the ROMs available for the Droid 2/x. In all honestly, the fact that they have the incredibly customizable (Froyo) ROMs at all is amazing considering what they’re working with. I’ll still keep on the development side of things from time to time (a la Twitter) and post some significant things to happen here. But it will be significantly less, I’m sorry.
But then again I’m really not because my new phone is…
Oooh. That beautiful slab of black you see above is most likely the next in the heralded line of Droids from Motorola. Glossy black wrapped in chrome and sporting a great looking new 5 row keyboard, this beast of a phone has already been leaked. Yeah, I know my post about it is a little late and most certainly not exclusive, but I make up for it in original commentary. And my dashing good looks. Find out all my impressions, predictions, and fantastic wizardry with just a single click! Continue reading →
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.