Motorola has taken to their blog and Twitter to confirm something that always manages to come up when a new device is announced and eventually released. Will the bootloader be unlockable? In the case of the Motorola Photon Q and some other upcoming unnamed devices:
For months now we’ve been working closely with our developers and carrier partners to provide users a way to to unlock the bootloader on their Motorola Mobility device while keeping the networks secure and satisfying carriers’ requirements. And we’ve finally found a solution.
Starting with the Motorola PHOTON Q, users will be able to unlock the bootloader. Other products will have this option too in the future.
Motorola PHOTON Q will be available on Sprint in August. Specific details on unlocking the PHOTON Q’s bootloader will be available then.