It’s time to pull out some champagne and rejoice because the bootloader of the Motorola Photon 4G, you know, Sprint’s latest high-end WiMax 4G handset, has been unlocked which means that there might just be hope for the Motorola Droid Bionic after all. The good folks over at the XDA forums have figured out a way to get this thing free from its chains and if you’re willing to follow some instructions.
Now, from reading all of the user comments, it appears that this works but you’ll need to be very careful (as always) when trying to perform this process. There is always the chance that if you do one thing wrong, it could doom your device. So please, be careful, we don’t want any more bricked phones in the world.
So, great news for Photon 4G owners but many even better news for future Droid Bionic owners. The Photon 4G has only been out since July 31st and the fact that it has only taken a few days to crack could mean that the Droid Bionic could see an unlocked bootloader shortly after launch. I realize the Photon 4G and Droid Bionic are different but a guy can hope can’t he?
For those brave Photon 4G owners out there, you can find the instructions to unlock your bootloader here.