Ap0c, on 10 June 2011 - 01:57 PM, said:
Hi folks. I own a Motorola Atrix.
First, I KNOW that Moto phones use a signed bootloader with an encrypted key, and that it is statistically impossible to break. No CM7 for us ATM.
I'm working with groups of people trying to push Motorola to 'unlock' (not sure what they think this means) the bootloader. They've said they will do it at the END of 2011, which is 6 months away.
Simple question: IF Motorola wanted to grant you Cyanogen guys access, what would they need to give you and how long would it take to get CM7 up and working?
For example, if they simply gave you the encrypted key, would that be enough? Would you need an exploit? Would it take weeks to get a custom kernel running? Days? Months? If there was one thing that they could do to let you guys in, what would it be?
We're making a *little* progress in talking to official moto folks, but we need to know what we can ask for, and we need to know that 6 months is way way too long for a technical solution. What COULD you guys do?
You can work with 'official moto folks' all you want, but at the end of the day I don't think you are getting anywhere. Yes, they already said something vague about providing a bootloader solution towards the end of 2011. But you are leaving out one VERY important part of their statement. One HUGE caveat: They will provide a solution.... so long as the provider for the phone allows it and approves. So, like I said, you can work with moto people all you want, but at the end of the day, it's ATT who has the final say.
Besides all that, which has all been discusses over and over tirelessly at length in many forums, the point of this thread I think is to talk about CM7 ports. Not try to rally people against moto for the bootloader cause. Please don't turn this thread into another one of those.
Edited by holtenc, 11 June 2011 - 12:54 AM.