| || |
re: will you still buy it if AT&T or Verizon force HTC to make the bootloader air-tight?
Well, with the newer versions they have not been able to unlock those bootloaders and there is no reason to assume that they will be able to unlock the bootloaders on KitKat. I can live with being able to root the phone since I can run Titanium, Root Explorer and Xposed with a rooted phone. However, if they kill the ability to even root the phone I will be moving on to something else, possibility even another OS. As it is, they are even removing SD support from Android, but both Samsung and HTC appear to be putting that support back in on their newest phones. The overall direction that Android is taking is removing the entire reason that I moved to Android in the first place, and that removes my reason for liking Android.
Originally Posted by Joe the Insider
I'm looking to replace my current phone, but where I will end up is still open. If KitKat is rootable, I will likely stay with it this time, if not, then I have some decisions to make.