It looks like those looking to get their hands on a Motorola Atrix HD will have the daunting task of unlocking the phone’s signed bootloader, as the company confirmed this to be true on Twitter. This should come to no surprise as the now Google owned subsidiary has been notorious for locking the bootloaders on most — if not all — of its recent smartphones.
Why is this a big deal, you ask? Well, locked bootloaders that are signed (a security measure) on phones makes it damn near impossible for a person to root and customize their handsets. Sparingly, this only affects a miniscule amount of folks out there who actually care about altering their devices, and frankly, most people don’t know how, or even care.
That said, Motorola claims that it will continue to work on a way for people to unlock their phones for customizations. It makes you wonder why Moto continues to lock and sign bootloaders in the first place, especially when the most vocal Android users are the ones who like altering their phones. It’ll be interesting to see if this process will continue with Motorola in the future, as Google is now the one in charge.
[via Android Police]