I think we’ve lost count of the amount of times people ask us about any device to support an unlockable bootloader. Being able to do whatever you want with your Android purchase can be such a nightmare without it, and it has become the reason for buying or skipping of devices by many of you. Obviously we have a new Google phone in town, if we could call the Moto X a device that fits this description, and we know what question is on your mind right now.
As it turns out, Motorola has confirmed that you can unlock the bootloader of devices on contract for Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular. The process is fairly simple, as you’ll only have to visit My Moto Care in order to get the procedure done. Now if you’re on AT&T or Verizon, you’re levels of luck won’t be the same. You’ll sadly be forced to wait for a “Developer Edition” that both carriers will launch weeks after the Moto X goes public, and you’ll most likely have to pay some extra cash for it.
We still don’t have an official word as to when these Developer Edition phones will be launched, and just keep in mind that for the other carriers where this is not a topic, you’re still voiding your warranty when you unlock a bootloader, so proceed with caution. Sadly, it’s also hard to tell you if these Developer Edition phones will also lose their warranty after you flash the life out of them, so keep that in mind as well.