Will Verduzco · May 20, 2014 at 02:00 pm

Motorola Now Lets You Unlock the Moto E Bootloader

We’ve talked quite a bit about the recently released Moto E in the past week. From its official launch to a system dump, root, and unofficial TWRP recovery, the device has had an active start. And thanks to its incredibly low, unsubsidized price point, relatively decent specs, and hallmark Motorola support, it’s no big surprise that many consumers and developers have shown interest in the device.

Now, yet another milestone has been reached on the E. This is of course official bootloader unlock courtesy of Motorola. This move should come as no surprise to Motorola aficionados, as the former Google subsidiary has shown aftermarket developers quite a bit of love in the past year. As such, various other Motorola devices such as the highly regarded Moto X and G, as well as the Droid RAZR HD, M, and Atrix have also been given official bootloader unlock support. However, this is the first time we’ve seen this type of support from any OEM for such a “low end” device.

It’s great to see that through allowing bootloader unlock and giving us timely updates that Motorola is giving consumers what they want. Now, let’s get some GPL-mandated kernel source so the REAL development for the E can begin! Head over to the source link below to get in on the bootloader unlock action.

[Source: Motorola Bootloader Unlock Program | Via PocketNow]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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