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Lenovo Officially Owns Motorola, Following ~$3 Billion Deal

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Google is now officially no longer the owner of American phone manufacturer Motorola. Earlier today, the $2.91 billion deal finally took place, and now the American company is officially owned by Chinese giant Lenovo. The deal has been confirmed by executives of both parties. This means that Lenovo has full rights to Motorola’s product portfolio and acquires all technologies owned by this OEM.

Motorola’s headquarters are set to remain in Chicago. Lenovo will also keep its newly integrated employees working on their existing projects. It’s likely that we will see new phones featuring different branding, such as what we’ve seen with Microsoft’s Nokia acquisitio. . . READ ON »

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Motorola Becomes Developer Friendly, Warranties on Developer Devices Reinstated

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Motorola is on fire, seemingly copying the ways of Sony in becoming a developer-friendly OEM. Everything seems to be perfect, but wait, Motorola? Do I have to mention that our Recognized Developers spent countless hours developing toolkits to crack your bootloader? Perhaps thanks to Google’s influence, the new Motorola has become one of the good guys in the Android OEM scene.

Earlier today, we talked a little about the Moto G, a relatively powerful phone with an unlocked bootloader aimed at dominating the mid-range arena at just $179. Motorola has gone even further. Now, requesting an unlock code for developer edition devices will no longer result in a voided warranty. Moreover, all developer devic. . . READ ON »

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Unlocking Xperia Z1 Breaks Camera, Moto Droid Devices Rooted – XDA Developer TV

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Apparently, unlocking the Sony Xperia Z1 Bootloader breaks the camera. That and much more is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article about Framaroot bringing One-Click Root to various devices and news about root and write protection bypass for the Moto X and the Droid Ultra.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin released a video talking about understanding Xposed Framework, Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler did an XDA Unboxing of the new Nexus 7 (2013), and TV Producer TK gave us an Android App Review of ViPER4Android. Pull up a chair and check out this . . . READ ON »

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Root Method for Qualcomm Motorola Devices on Gingerbread

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As an almost exclusively Nexus device user, I have come to appreciate (and to some degree, expect) a friendly attitude towards aftermarket development and hacking from my device manufacturers. However, despite a certain OEM’s somewhat recent buyout, this isn’t always the case.

Thankfully, XDA Senior Member rootdefyxt320 has created a relatively quick guide that helps root quite a few Motorola devices—specifically those that use SBF firmware in CG2.smg format. The guide walks users through the process, starting with downloading and unpacking the SBF, to building your own CWM image, to using Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire’s SuperSU to achieve root access.. . . READ ON »

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Bootloader Unlock for the Atrix HD, Razr HD, and Razr M

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Dan Rosenberg (a.k.a. XDA Recognized Developer djrbliss) gets the credit for finding exploits on a lot of devices, and now you can add to it the line of Motorola units that use the Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset. There are currently three models included in this category, the Atrix HD, Razr HD, and Razr M. They’re based on the processor marketed as the Qualcomm Snapdragon, and they’re hiding some interesting tricks that may eventually keep users from loading their own ROMs. Dan’s investigation did lead to an exploit, but I find some of the pseudocode he authored based on the disassembly an interesting look at what the future might bring from Motorola.. . . READ ON »

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SupportMyMoto Campaign for Firmware Updates and Unlocked Bootloaders

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Not too long ago, we brought you news of a campaign aiming at having HTC release ICS for the Desire HD. It’s been a long time coming, but there is now a similar effort underway for Motorola. Motorola has often locked down various devices. They made an attempt at peace with a bootloader unlocker tool similar to HTCDev. Unfortunately, that soured quickly when only a few devices were available to unlock. Thankfully the new RAZR i was included in the list of supported devices.

The tension has hit the boiling point and thus, SupportMyMoto was born. Started by XDA Recognized Contributor Lokifish Marz, SupportMyMoto hopes to accomplish its goals through an organized effort including negative reports to the B. . . READ ON »

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Motorola, This is Why We Broke Up with You – XDA Developer TV

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It’s easy to yell at Motorola. They make promises; they break promises. We tell them they’ve hurt us; they apologize, and promise to be better. But there you are again, sitting alone at the candle-lit restaurant in your nice clothes, by yourself, waiting for Motorola, who said they would be there an hour ago.

XDA Developer TV Producer Azrienoch talks about the relationship between Motorola and consumer enthusiasts. Azrienoch talks about Motorola’s past and gives us recommendations. What should developers and enthusiasts like you do with your Motorola devices? What has the greatest impact? To find out Azrienoch’s answers to these questions, check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Xperia S AOSP Binaries, Boot to Gecko on Motorola Defy, Nokia, Windows Phone 8 and Motorola Event Highlights – XDA Developer TV

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This has been another great week at the XDA Portal. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan returns to cover all the news you need to know to keep you updated. Jordan talks about the highlights from the Nokia and Windows Phone Event and Motorola Event. Jordan mentions the other great videos released this week from other XDA Developer TV Producers. Lance released his second episode of how to build a Windows Phone App and TK released his latest app review for Around Sound.

In Jelly Bean news, Jordan mentions the AOKP nightlies for the Nexus 7. And in CyanogenMod news, Jordan mentions Xperia Acro S device getting CyangenMod 10 and 9. Also, mentioned is the Epic 4G getting CyanogenMod 10 nightlies. Pull up a chair and check o. . . READ ON »

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The ‘Sleeping Giant’ May Have Awoken

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Legend has it that Admiral Yamamoto made the following statement shortly after Japan’s 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor: “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” While the validity of the statement has never been verified, the principle remains that you should be careful that the enemy you try to tease and poke is not a lion ready to devour you. I have seen a lion first-hand in the wild, and their tails will swat at the flies with nary a concern in the world, but piss them off enough and they will go for blood.

In the last year and a half, Apple has filed over 20 lawsuits against smartphone manufacturers Samsung and HTC for the ways in which they ha. . . READ ON »

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