Normally, users buy the developer edition handsets so that they can simply unlock it’s bootloader and tinker around with the device as theye please, flash new ROMs, etc. Previously, when a user requests Motorola for the bootloader unlock code, it would void the warranty of the handset, but things are about to change. Motorola announced a few changes to its Developer Editions handsets program, which now gives more flexibility to the owners of the Developer Edition handsets.
Firstly, requesting the bootloader unlock code from Motorola will not void the warranty, and any Developer Edition handset purchased in 2012 and 2013 — including Moto X — will have their warranties reinstated, effective from the date of original purchase, even if it was previously void.
Secondly, the Google-owned company will provide users with the factory images for the handsets to get them up and running on the factory firmware that shipped with the device, in case something goes wrong. Similar to Nexus devices, users can download factory images for Motorola’s Developer edition handsets and restore them..
This comes as a piece of good news for all the developers and Android fans who love to play around with their devices, but feared that it would void their warranty. However, this doesn’t mean the warranty can’t be voided by other means,. Anyway, just head over to the source link and take a look at the changes made my Motorola to its Developer Edition program as well as the link to download the factory images.
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