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    Default Photon Hacking/Android Development?

    (this is not a rant, but honest question)

    Why does it seem like there are no developers for the Photon 4G? Why isn't there a subforum for hacks and ROMs and stuff here at androidcentral? And how come there isn't any mention of the phone over at XDA-Developers? Its like this phone doesn't even exist.


    Not having S-Off didn't stop the 3D owners, whats going on with this phone? To me it looks and feels better than the Evo 3D, and I certainly don't care for the 3D stuff, but I would hate to have a phone for the next 2 years that had no modding community.
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    Locked bootloader means the phone is not easy to root. I am sure the experts can provide more details.

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    Default Re: Photon Hacking/Android Development?

    Quote Originally Posted by hal3146 View Post
    Locked bootloader means the phone is not easy to root. I am sure the experts can provide more details.
    Its painfully obvious that its not easy to root, but look at what the Evo 3D community did. They did the impossible. Is the Photon just a less favoured device among developers?
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    Default Re: Photon Hacking/Android Development?

    it seems so.

    However, If the atrix was rooted, photon should be very similar...(i think?)
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    Default Re: Photon Hacking/Android Development?

    This is the reason I will not buy this phone. It is boring.
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    Default Re: Photon Hacking/Android Development?

    It'll happen eventually I think. It seems like most of the devs that had the EVO went with the 3D.
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    Default Re: Photon Hacking/Android Development?

    If the Photon is not rooted anytime soon we'll just have to wait for an unlocked Bootloader from Moto
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    Default Re: Photon Hacking/Android Development?

    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    If the Photon is not rooted anytime soon we'll just have to wait for an unlocked Bootloader from Moto
    Most likely thats what we will have to wait for. I know most of the Photon owners for some reason feel they need to bash the EVO 3D, but the facts are it's another great phone just like ours, but it's a more popular device, and therefore will receive more attention from the dev community. If you need to root and constantly change ROMs the Photon is probably not the right phone.
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    Default Re: Photon Hacking/Android Development?

    In theory this phone is close to the atrix and that phone got unlocked. Try contacting a developer from that community.
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    Default Re: Photon Hacking/Android Development?

    Give it time the phone officially is available today. And stop with BS on being locked ALL phones are currently locked. Helll thrmey just released a away to unlocked some htc phones that's been out a couple weeks
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    Give it time!
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    Default Re: Photon Hacking/Android Development?

    @Moosc Has a great point. The Evo3D is a good phone in its own right and has a larger Developer following. I would love to get another HTC device but feel a the need to try something new and see what other companies are offering before jumping to a conclusion based on popular opinion.

    I'm sure Developers will eventually pick up the device but it might be sometime since everyone is busy with the Evo

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