neolod admits the truth

The bootloader on your Milestone or Droid X is just as locked today as it was yesterday, and it looks like it will stay that way.  Android developer Nenolod admits he was lying when he claimed to have the keys to the Motorola sholes platform bootloader, and just did it for the lulz. 

What can we say?  Things like this happen, and all you can do is remember the names involved and stay far away from their "work" until they disappear.  We certainly will.  Hopefully nobody bricked any phones toying with this one.  [@clockworkmod]


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Motorola bootloader still encrypted, developer comes clean


I smelled a rat when he refused to show the C&D for legal reasons in which there wouldnt be none.

That's really messed up I don't even know what to say and i hope you are right that some phones didn't become bricked in the process. What makes one do some thing like this?

I was referring to nenolod, who had been called a developer. I agree that koush is awesome. Take your own advice.

You ignoring the fact that he says "my hats off to him" for the trolling?

He shows nenolod support for it (no matter how small) and you don't see that as a slap in the face of the Android community?

I did have my hopes up a little until I re-read everything he posted. Then it became a little more obvious it was all BS. I will now have my BS detector on any time I read any kind of news like this.

Says he's getting unwanted attention from it. Seriously doubt that seeing how the whole point of creating any kind of hoax is to gain attention. Now his credibility (if he ever had any to begin with) is blown.

Next time, we won't go all crazy retweeting until we confirm these exploits work. I can't speak for all of FreeMyMoto, but I apologize for getting everyone's hopes up. Next time we will be better. If it's any consolation, kexec method is still very promising! Just harder to do.

Stuff like this is what makes me want to stay far far away from Motorola in the future.

My Droid 1 is the last Motorola product I will ever buy. I dont trust them anymore. Samsung may be slow with updates, but their products are good and they dont lock up their bootloaders.

What a tool bag he is, I mean come on is his life that pathetic that he has nothing else better do do with his time? What a total d-bag!

This guy is no different than the assholes that write viruses that delete your family photos and f`up your computer. Losses like this need to be band and made sure they don't breed. We don't need any more of there gene pool around.

I don't understand why moto encrypts their boot loaders. Once you shell out the money, the phone is yours, is it not? If I wanted to rent a phone, I would be giving Steve Jobs my money. What difference is it to them what you do with YOUR device? They obviously don't care if the Xoom is unlocked but every other device is screwed.

The rationale that makes the most sense is money. The Droid X2 is a small incremental improvement but will run the latest and greatest os. Moto won't update the Droid X, making it more likely, in their mind, that people will dump the X for the X2 just for that reason. There is no other reason that makes sense to me which is why my DX is my last Moto.

I fell for this. I'm typically a pessimist yet I fell for this and for half a day was an optimist. I hope Nenolod has the runs for a week or some other equally uncomfortable fate.

Pretty childish of both of them. Koush has shown his colors as well by supporting such nonsense. I will be avoiding both of them.

I'm not saying what he did is in any way justifiable but... Maybe self respecting bloggers and editors should think twice before running with stories like this while having nothing but a random tweet as proof...

I understand why everyone is mad at being trolled, but, what else did he do that could have caused bricked phones?

Thank God I don't own anything Motorola...