MOTOROLA PULLED SBF FILE! THINK BEFORE HACKING YOUR PHONE!
Those evil evil (expletive)'s over at Motorola sent a cease and desist letter to the guys at rootzwiki and made them delete and remove links to the SBF and driver files for the recovery.
This means, if you were using the fact that these files exist and are readily available as a crutch to sway you into rooting/modding, think again. It is not such a care-free thing to do anymore as you have no way to get back to full on stock as before.
I am honestly reconsidering keeping this phone. This has been a very low blow from Motorola and I am not sure I want to keep such a locked down phone anymore. Its one thing to prevent us from hacking it, its another to force us to delete our hard work towards unlocking OUR devices which we paid for. I take this C&D from Motorola as a big F**K YOU to the hacking community...
Nice move Motorola...
Droid X SBF Has To Come Down...
- 08-10-2010, 09:02 PM #2
They'll still be out there floating around. Some people have saved them. I, for one, have saved the Windows version of the files. So if anyone needs them, let me know.
I'm not going to go as far as returning my phone. I love it. But it is kinda crappy that they did this but they do have the right.
Have the right sure, but its still a pretty cold move of them to make.
Btw avlfive mind PM'ing me about those files? I'd like to get ahold of all of them, as I may need to flash my phone. As you saw in the other thread I re-themed it and may want to flash for a fresh install before Froyo. Thanks much.
- 08-10-2010, 09:31 PM #4
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- 08-10-2010, 10:18 PM #7
I also found out by reading through the rootzwiki site that the reason Motorola forced them to pull the files was because of a copyright on guess what.... the keyboard software in the flash file.
Of all the things to legally force them to shutdown they choose to use keyboard software as the cause? I call bull on that as if it were copyright infringement then there'd be hundreds of other reasons. To me personally it just sounds like a way for them to control the masses. Sad.
Not that I am doubting my man avlfive its the interwebs I am doubting here :P
- 08-10-2010, 10:59 PM #10
As for why I'm concerned? Well I know its from them, but they say right there on the site the file is 232MB. This SBF zip (just the SBF, not including the drivers) is 243MB... thats the only reason I'm concerned. Now if someone who downloaded the files straight from the rootzwiki site before it got pulled down can check the size of the SBF zip I will feel much better.
- 08-10-2010, 11:29 PM #12
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- 08-13-2010, 02:40 AM #17
I still don't think having the easter egg link is a smart idea. It should really be kept viral, on no publicly available access. I really wonder if the Lawyers do look around on forums and twitter and use the info they find there to try and locate this easter egg
- 08-13-2010, 09:29 AM #19
I wonder how this works out legally as far as everyone has a copy of the zipped up file, then they go after multiupload trying to make them take the file down, and people just repeatedly put it up as different names etc. Think those uploading it post-multiupload take down can get in trouble?
- 08-13-2010, 11:29 AM #21
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- 08-13-2010, 11:57 AM #24
Nah I don't think it means that file, I think it means the actual 232MB file.
If you read the first set of instructions for Linux it specifically mentions the VRZ_MB810_188.8.131.52_1FF_01.sbf AND sbf_flash. The windows instructions only mention a zipped SBF file, the sbf_flash is just a separate download on its own thats not zipped.