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Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Aug 18, 2012

Motorola 'Unlock My Device' Unveiled To Let You Gain Those Root Privileges

Motorola has released a smartphone or tablet's bootloader unlocking tool called 'Unlock My Device'. Though the only device on which you can access it is the Photon Q 4G LTE, users will see support for three other devices through the developer's unlock program. Developers and the hobby tech-enthusiasts unlock the bootloader in order to gain the root or administrative privileges so that they can experiment with apps or custom Android builds. It goes without saying that you should use it only if you know what you are doing - So prior to digging deep into it, you should install fastboot (verify that it recognizes your device), Android SDK and latest Motorola USB Drivers. You should also sign a warranty waiver and release and for doing so you must first sign up on Motorola's official website and install ADB, the developer command line interface; after which Motorola will need to know your device ID.

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Motorola's new page on its website will definitely help you through the process, explaining steps along the way and warning you at proper places. Developers will find most of the things obvious, but would love the fact that the company has opened up to them. Which phones next should be added to the support list next? Share with us in comments.

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