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Unlocked Bootloader, What does it mean for us?

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    Unlocked Bootloader, What does it mean for us?

    Hey guys, just a couple questions regarding the highly anticipated gingerbread release. I see that now they are claiming that motorola will be unlocking the bootloaders on our Atrix phones. What will this do for the average user? Let us load custom ROM's on the phone? Well isn't that the same thing as just downloading and applying a skin? What's the difference between a custom ROM and just tweaking the OS with skins/fonts/widgets? Also, do you think root will already be enabled or will they still fight the root methods and patch the known root methods with future updates?

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    A custom ROM is like installing Linux over your windows on your PC. Its not a skin but a custom built version of Android. It will also allow custom kernals so Dev's can overclock the CPU, extend battery life and fix all the bugs that takes motorola forever to fix. Its a very good thing and I cant wait to see true CM7 and MIUI.
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    ROM*CyanogenMod-7.1.0-RC0-Olympus-KANG
    Kernel*2.6.32.9-MB860-CM7-Faux-123-v0.1.4 OC @ 1.1ghz

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    yes cm7 will be killer. Even more so when an ice cream sandwich rom gets released and we wont have to worry whether were gonna get ice cream or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayRolla View Post
    A custom ROM is like installing Linux over your windows on your PC. Its not a skin but a custom built version of Android. It will also allow custom kernals so Dev's can overclock the CPU, extend battery life and fix all the bugs that takes motorola forever to fix. Its a very good thing and I cant wait to see true CM7 and MIUI.
    how much extra battery life do people usually see when loading these custom roms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand View Post
    how much extra battery life do people usually see when loading these custom roms?
    No way to tell, depends on the developer and the phone.

    Remember this will VOID your warranty. It also means that for us. If you want to keep your warranty and still run custom roms on the stock kernal 2nd-init will do it for yea. This way we dont loose warranty.
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    How would an ATT store know if its not the custom kernel? I brought mine in cuz i had a bad headphone jack and the phone randomly rebooted all the time and they didn't look at anything on the OS level.

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    2nd-init?

    I don't understand. Some third party group will do it for you? And work around it voiding the warranty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pox View Post
    How would an ATT store know if its not the custom kernel? I brought mine in cuz i had a bad headphone jack and the phone randomly rebooted all the time and they didn't look at anything on the OS level.
    They don't look at it there. When it gets sent back to Moto. They look. And if they find you did something more than you should have, they'll charge you for a new phone, if you were already sent a new one.

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    Just one more reason I only buy my phones at Best Buy and get their warranty. I don't have to stress that at all. ;-)

    Sent from my NOOB rooted Atrix!

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    If I understand the process correctly, the phone will boot off the chip in the phone, then "side boot" into the custom rom you have loaded using another program. So, essentially, the stock OS loads and then another program runs (2nd initialization) that loads a new OS over the first. The "stock" programs still load, and are not changed or deleted, thus not violating warranty.


 

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