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.


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