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Ok, so last night I got a group of buddies together who wanted their rooted.. a bionic, DROID 3, a pantech breakout, lg optimistic (I think) and a photon.

I ran through all the phones in minutes until I got to the photon. Ran motofail..nope.. zerg..nope.. got on ubuntu and tried running a few exploits..nothing.. but I found all kinds of ways to unlock the bootloader.. which is impossible on the other phones.
In reality it would have been easier to unlock the bootloader!

Anyway I finally got the photon rooted after googling a one click script.

What's the deal? Why is this bootloader hackable and the other motorala devices I've messed with are locked up?

I thought the photon and bionic were almost identical aside from cpu, video and carrier.

Will unlocking the bootloader on the photon always kill 4g?
 

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The all Moto's Tegra2 (Atrix, Electrify, Photon) are unlockable and rootable. Well, except for the latest 2.3.5 on the Photon. You almost have to think of them as the same phone. Granted ROM/Kernels don't copy over but many tweaks, hacks and mods do.

Unlocking will always kill 4G on the Photon. The nice thing is that you can always get FauxG by flashing it to GSM!
 
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