Google launches site to help users jailbreak Android devices, with a strong warranty warning

Google-owned smartphone and tablet maker Motorola Mobility has launched a new website to help users “jailbreak” selected Android-based Motorola smartphones and tablets.

By “jailbreaking” or “unlocking” a phone, users are able to install a version of Android that isn’t officially supported on a device, or apps from stores and websites other than Google Play.

However, the website strongly warns against users jailbreaking devices:

“Motorola strongly recommends against unlocking the bootloader and/or modifying or altering a device’s software or operating system. Doing so can have unintended, unforeseen, and dangerous consequences, such as rendering the device unusable, violating applicable laws, or causing property damage and/or bodily injury. Your device warranty will be voided when you unlock the bootloader or receive a bootloader unlock code for your device.”

The website currently supports jailbreaking for four Motorola devices, including the Motorola XOOM tablet.


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
SmartCompany Plus

Sign in

To connect a sign in method the email must match the one on your SmartCompany Plus account.
Or use your email
Forgot your password?

Want some assistance?

Contact us on: or call the hotline: +61 (03) 8623 9900.