Motorola DROID 2 and X get Locked Bootloaders

Motorola might be making it harder to root the DROID 2 and DROID X devices thanks to a locked bootloader. When Motorola launched the DROID the bootloader was unlocked which allows users to install new firmware on to the device from places other than Motorola.

Not only will the Motorola DROID 2 and X have a locked bootloader, so will most of the new handsets being launched.

Reasons for the bootloader being locked on the DROID 2 and X are related to “a specific business reason for doing so” from what Motorola have said.

‘The use of open source software, such as the Linux kernel or the Android platform, in a consumer device does notrequire the handset running such software to be open for re-flashing. We comply with the licenses, including GPLv2, for each of the open source packages in our handsets.

We’ll just have to wait and see if the smart developers out there can find a way around this little snag which I assume they can although having not tried it my self I cannot say yes or no to it being possible.

Via: SlashGear

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