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    Default This weekend it is against the law to root our smart phones! WTF

    @chrislhayes: More on why unlocking your phone is now against the law from @dkhanna11 http://www.theatlantic.com/business/...tphone/272552/
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    Default Re: This weekend it is against the law to root our smart phones! WTF

    you can still root it legally
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    Definitely thought it was only unlocking.
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    Default Re: This weekend it is against the law to root our smart phones! WTF

    Yep, you can still root your phone but you can't (legally) unlock it from your carrier.

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    Default Re: This weekend it is against the law to root our smart phones! WTF

    dont spread FUD. unlocking bootloader and rooting is still legal. unlocking sim is what is illegal.

    with nexus who care.
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    Default Re: This weekend it is against the law to root our smart phones! WTF

    So what happens if someone get their phone unlocked ?
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    Default Re: This weekend it is against the law to root our smart phones! WTF

    Quote Originally Posted by abhibh View Post
    So what happens if someone get their phone unlocked ?
    That depends how US gonna execute that law i think it's more of a tool for carriers to hunt down those who switching without finalizing the contract
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    Default Re: This weekend it is against the law to root our smart phones! WTF

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowriver View Post
    That depends how US gonna execute that law i think it's more of a tool for carriers to hunt down those who switching without finalizing the contract
    If it's as effective as their attempts to stop piracy, people don't have much to worry about.

    I doubt it would stop alot of people anyway.
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    Default Re: This weekend it is against the law to root our smart phones! WTF

    Quote Originally Posted by xlDeMoNiClx View Post
    If it's as effective as their attempts to stop piracy, people don't have much to worry about.

    I doubt it would stop alot of people anyway.
    Well considering it's a "crime" againts carrier, so they the one who need to raport that "crime"
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    Default Re: This weekend it is against the law to root our smart phones! WTF

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowriver View Post
    Well considering it's a "crime" againts carrier, so they the one who need to raport that "crime"
    We'll have to wait and see what happens.

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