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Motorola DROID RAZR HD developer edition gets outed

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Motorola DROID RAZR HD developer edition gets outed  - read the full textIn a quiet fashion Motorola has released a developer edition of its latest and greatest DROID RAZR HD smartphone, sporting a bootloader which can be unlocked. The handset is destined for users with a knack for flashing custom ROMs, as well as those who don't like Verizon's take on Android. ...


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Wow. Droid RAZR HD can be rooted!­-hd/

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  • 2012-11-23 07:47
  • w0%4

> In reply to Tom @ 2012-09-16 08:14 from n$RZ - click to readI also want to know that is why I have searched and Came here

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  • 2012-09-22 14:46
  • 0EIw

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-16 18:28 from 4@9g - click to readMotorola Isn't the one requiring locked bootloader, the carriers are. The reason are many, sure custom ROMs gets more tricky, and even without open bootloader one can still root and overclock which shortens the life expectency drastically, when it starts to go south just un-root etc. This makes it difficult for the hardware manufacturer to give a warranty for. You can fry it, without making any physical damage. Carriers doesn't accept it either. Simple root and no warranty.

Point is even though many here thinks everyone cares about rooting and custom roms, this is something for a very select few in the total market. Better to have developer phones for said indivduals.

As mentioned above, depending on warranty terms, rooting alone voids warranty. Even not rooting, but flashing to different ROM voids warranty, even though it's a official ROM.

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  • 2012-09-17 11:40
  • 5i4e

Hello moto kindly update motorola MB 855 photon 4g ics update .......

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  • 2012-09-16 19:36
  • bJe$

and this comes from a company that is not doing so great in business right now!? FAIL motorola.

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  • 2012-09-16 18:33
  • 4@9g

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-16 14:09 from mQvt - click to readactually i have unlock the bootloader rooted and lock unroot back to stock many times in Samsung phone without a problem, you do no harm to a phone by rooting and unlocking the bootloader, when a company takes a step like this one selling you a ''developer phone'' with no warranty, they putting their abilities to test, meaning we are not sure if our phone is able to take bootloader unlock procedures because our product are not that great and you device might brick.

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  • 2012-09-16 18:28
  • 4@9g

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-16 14:09 from mQvt - click to readyes you can have both you can just flash it like out uf the box, and send it for repair or whatever you need warranty for..

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  • 2012-09-16 18:17
  • 4@9g

> In reply to Mark @ 2012-09-16 08:13 from n$RZ - click to readActually you cant have them both.Once you root your phone you loose your warranty.No manufacturer offers warranty for this.And i still preffer the razr over the plastic s3

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  • 2012-09-16 14:09
  • mQvt

> In reply to Mark @ 2012-09-16 08:13 from n$RZ - click to readhhmmm i prefer the sw and hw quality of moto than samsung thats why i love moto. its just like buying hyundai against ford. so lol

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  • 2012-09-16 09:30
  • t7Ew

Anyone knows if the RAZR HD MAXX will also appear as developer edition?

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  • 2012-09-16 08:14
  • n$RZ

Guys skip this, go get yourselft carrier-subsidized Samsung SGS 3 (except Verizon) and you'll have an unlocked bootloader and the warranty.

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  • 2012-09-16 08:13
  • n$RZ

> In reply to Hello Moto @ 2012-09-15 14:26 from IsLN - click to readDoesnt the Galaxy SIII have 64gb?

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  • 2012-09-15 19:52
  • N80q

I am a user of Moto Razr XT910. i used GS2. but i love moto. excellent phone. waiting for Razr HD.

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  • 2012-09-15 19:45
  • ITVx

Yawns...ok already come on with that beast of a phone the DROID RAZR MAXX HD! Motorola really have out done themselves with these new razrs , the build quality is unreal !!! Im using the original DROID RAZR now with 16GB internal memory and a 64GB sdxc card , and with Motorola increasing the internal memory on the DROID RAZR MAXX HD to 32GB is a real selling point. To my knowledge this will be the highest available storage on a phone. As far as the OS goes , the new razr line comes with the latest OS out of box.

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  • 2012-09-15 14:26
  • IsLN

Guys help me to understand thigs correctly: Motorola has locked bootloaders and wants you to buy unlocked "dev" editions for the full price. Additionally you lose you warranty.

Other companies like Samsung don't have problems with releasing phones with unlocked bootloaders, you don't have to buy dev editions, you don't lose your warranty. Am I getting it right?

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  • 2012-09-15 11:20
  • n$RZ

So what does that mean? There will be a few devices out there with unlockable bootloader? What is the benefit for all others who will not be able to install one of the inovative roms created on a handful devices? And how do you want to create or at least support such a huge development community that we have currently with Samsung by going this way?

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  • 2012-09-15 11:14
  • pjW$

"There is no release date set for the headset" ,are you sure it is headset not handset??

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  • 2012-09-15 08:45
  • K6uw

Motorola should get that heavy price tag out of their mind, just because they are gonna do what's already a part of android users, when companies like Samsung even support rooting to an extent, do u remember they donated some S2 to the cyanogen community. so Motorola wake up. customizing is the fun of android.

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  • 2012-09-15 08:07
  • N9@S


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  • 2012-09-15 07:37
  • T68X

Handset! not headset

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  • 2012-09-15 05:00
  • Li59

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