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wicked
04-19-2011, 04:24 PM
In a poll that has clearly taken a turn for the worst (for Motorola, anyway), Motorola has asked their Facebook fans (https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=question&id=10150175871280731&qa_ref=ssp) what types of new apps they’d like to see from developers. Unfortunately for them, they left the poll open to custom responses – you know who showed up for this juicy occasion.

Rooters and developers the world over flocked to this opportunity to fight for their devices’ freedom and to let Motorola know that they want — nay, they need an unlocked bootloader. Over a dozen of these responses were left with subsequent votes on them totaling up to over 10,000. Doesn’t exactly fit Motorola’s original question, but the message has been sent. Let’s see how or if Motorola responds to the outcry.


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mikeinrichmond
04-19-2011, 04:26 PM
HAHAHAHA, that's Epic! Thanks for that!!!

Zantar6
04-19-2011, 04:28 PM
If that doesn't send a message, I don't know what will.

eric eakin
04-19-2011, 04:30 PM
Thats great to see!!! Hope for change yet expect nothing.

Sefirosu
04-19-2011, 04:32 PM
Ah that's beautiful!

mopar-x
04-19-2011, 04:36 PM
Man could you imagine if they just said fine and unlocked it! ..... mmmmmmmmm freedom if the booloader.

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zoe
04-19-2011, 04:41 PM
loves it!!! hey motorola, listen to your customers not the marketing dept. and becareful when asking what ppl want, you just might be surprised.

SVDroidDude
04-19-2011, 04:52 PM
Awesome!!:tongue:

HarleyDude
04-19-2011, 04:58 PM
Awesome! (ninjad, 1 word)

kmudd3
04-19-2011, 04:59 PM
The people speak...loud and clearly I might add.

Getsome122
04-19-2011, 05:19 PM
I checked every box that said unlocked bootloader when I voted a couple weeks ago. This little question and its response hopefully send a message....

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fasthair
04-19-2011, 05:19 PM
That's funny. You got to think that didn't turn out like Moto had hoped :) Since I don't use FB is the poll still up or did they pull it?

Not to be a negative Nelly but it's not going to happen regardless how many votes for it. Moto has stated time after time that this is not part of their business model and if we want an unlocked phone to "buy somewhere else."

Still funny though!!!

fasthair

mikeinrichmond
04-19-2011, 05:22 PM
I have a feeling that the Moto employee that created this 'open ended' poll, will soon be off that particular project...lol...

Quicksilver7714
04-19-2011, 05:28 PM
I voted for the top 6 which were all for an unlocked bootloader.

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Leach19m
04-19-2011, 05:28 PM
That's funny. You got to think that didn't turn out like Moto had hoped :) Since I don't use FB is the poll still up or did they pull it?

Not to be a negative Nelly but it's not going to happen regardless how many votes for it. Moto has stated time after time that this is not part of their business model and if we want an unlocked phone to "buy somewhere else."

Still funny though!!!

fasthair

Lol worst business.strategy ever. Don't like it? Then go give someone else your money.

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Mystikalrush
04-19-2011, 06:29 PM
rofl thats hilarious!

pltctytc
04-19-2011, 06:47 PM
i'm guessing moto has little control over unlocking the bootloader and the one that needs to be hounded is Verizon. rip off carrier of the century.

Leach19m
04-19-2011, 06:51 PM
i'm guessing moto has little control over unlocking the bootloader and the one that needs to be hounded is Verizon. rip off carrier of the century.

I would disagree. Moto has control over their bootloaders bring locked. Why would vzw make Moto lock theirs but not force htc or samsung to do the same?

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mustafaluigi
04-19-2011, 07:08 PM
just recounted, its almost at 13000, and i would say thats about 95% of the responses

DesertRatBiggs
04-19-2011, 07:27 PM
I want some damn CM7 on my X.

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tgyberg
04-19-2011, 07:27 PM
+1, I was in on that. I hit everything that mentioned the bootloader. Awesome stuff!

bignasty407
04-20-2011, 12:40 AM
Lmao!

MyndMayze
04-20-2011, 12:54 AM
Awesome!! LOL was there a place to comment that if they dont/will not unlock it, we will all be moving to different phones and suggesting it to anyone else we know who has a droid not to go with moto?? :-D

WugFresh
04-20-2011, 03:05 AM
I saw this when it first got started... I had no idea that there were 10,000+ votes.... woah! That's hilarious. What did they think, we were going to ask for more bloatware...? Lol!

{{ WugFresh }}

jerofld
04-20-2011, 11:08 AM
What would be even better is if the guy who made the poll is some PR dummy that doesn't know what a bootloader is. Then he/she would go to the devs and say: Hey guys! I got the result from that poll for the apps people want. They really want a unlocked bootloader! It got over 13k votes combined and people voted for it 6 times. I guess they got tired of the trial version we put on their phones!

mustafaluigi
04-20-2011, 12:36 PM
21714 out of almost 25000, about 88% of the people want something that Moto was not expecting. This is getting funny.

two250
04-20-2011, 12:38 PM
Call me dumb but what exactly will unlocking the bootloader allow us to do?

DefinNormal
04-20-2011, 12:45 PM
Hey guys, make sure you vote for all of the unlocked bootloader options. You can vote for more than one, and there are also new custom responses for an unlocked bootloader. Vote for them all! I just went back and voted for another like.. ten responses for an unlocked bootloader that were not there before.

mustafaluigi
04-20-2011, 12:51 PM
It would allow us to put a rom on that is not made/came from motorola. putting a rom on the phone now is just a modified version moto made, with an unlocked bootloader, rom devs can take the sdk that google releases and make us gingerbread vanilla roms. all without the god awful blur

two250
04-20-2011, 12:55 PM
It would allow us to put a rom on that is not made/came from motorola. putting a rom on the phone now is just a modified version moto made, with an unlocked bootloader, rom devs can take the sdk that google releases and make us gingerbread vanilla roms. all without the god awful blur
I thought some roms were blurless, is the blur just hidden or something? And more roms sounds good, guess I really don't know the power of an unlocked bootloader because I have never really done phones outside of Moto. I did put CM7 on my buddies Evo though, most problem prone ROM I've ever messed with...

mustafaluigi
04-20-2011, 01:49 PM
They are blurless i guess, but we still have to wait for moto to release anything so we can update android. think of how long your buddy has been able to load up a ginger rom with his evo. and he can have pure android rather than sense ui over it.

two250
04-20-2011, 03:12 PM
They are blurless i guess, but we still have to wait for moto to release anything so we can update android. think of how long your buddy has been able to load up a ginger rom with his evo. and he can have pure android rather than sense ui over it.
True, I didn't think about that fact that CM7 was ginger. Thanks for the info!