Microsoft has verified that the Surface Duo has an unlockable bootloader.This indicates that you can root it, mod it, and flash custom-made ROMs on it.Theres some great news for those buying the $1,400 Microsoft Surface Duo. In addition to the truth that the dual-screen Android gadget will get 3 years of OS updates, Microsoft has actually also validated (h/t XDA Developers) that itll have an unlockable bootloader.This implies that you will be able to get root access to the gadget, flash custom ROMs on it, mod it, experiment with surprise features, and more. Microsoft, however, has actually not confirmed if opening the bootloader will void the service warranty or not.Well also have to wait and enjoy what the modding community creates for the Surface Duo. Its an expensive gadget to buy and you would not wish to tinker around with rooting unless its worth it. Unlocking the bootloader of a phone is a little bit of a gamble. If done incorrectly, you might end up with a bricked phone, or a gadget stuck on bootloop.Nevertheless, its good to see Microsoft offering that choice to users. Mobile phone manufacturers are increasingly tightening up security on their devices, and finding phones that you can customize or root to your hearts material is becoming less typical day by day. Whos thinking of setting up Windows 10 on the Surface Duo?Also read: Heres why the $1,399 Surface Duo does not have NFC

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