- 10-06-2010, 09:14 AM #2
Many are speculating that is why our internal memory is so low, our phone has a mirror image of the OS that it loads on reboot if anything is changed. I have faith that the mod community will have this thing hacked, but I am disappointed in T-Mobile AND HTC. Freedom is why I went with an Android device and not the iPhone.
This doesn't change my decision because I love this phone to death, but companies need to know that the Steve Jobs stance is NOT the correct one. If we mod and end up bricking our phones, that's our problem. Because after we dish out $500 the phone should be OURS. Of course I understand $ makes the world go round, and in the end that's all companies care about, but that doesn't make it less evil.
Edit- Love that comparison of the G2 to the liquid Terminator, it just keeps fixing itself!
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- 10-06-2010, 09:39 AM #3
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Where's the "Vote with your money, don't buy locked down phones" blah blah blah crowd at?. All (obvious) jokes aside. I'm kinda surprised by this. I fully expected the G2 to be the centerpiece for Android hacks.
If history has taught us anything, is that someone(s) will develop a workaround. Just like they have for the new Motos.
- 10-06-2010, 10:24 AM #4
Lol so as I've said since the X dropped and was locked. This is the way the phone manufacturers are going. So where are the cries to stop buying locked phones? If we all stop buying locked phones then we will be stuck on dinosaurs like the nexus
- 10-06-2010, 10:25 AM #5
- 10-06-2010, 10:48 AM #6
It is a bit dissapointing as I was hoping that this phone would be as easy to root as my Nexus was when I got that. Having this big obsticle I think will make it harder to root but I am sure someone will come up with a soltution. The one drawback is that it may be a technical work around that not as many people will attempt. Will be interesting to watch as this evolves. Hope the new MyTouch is not locked like this as well.
- 10-06-2010, 11:35 AM #7
I've spent the better part of the morning talking to folks about this. The internet FUD machine is at it again.
There is no rootkit in the G2
It's simply a different partition scheme, that incorporates a failsafe in case the system goes bad. This way, your G2 can't be bricked. And now that the BBQ is over, the big guns are at it.
This will fall. It's not malicious, it's just new. If it turns out not to be crackable, I'll take my G2 back. It may be the best Android phone to date, but like the Droid X, I don't want locked hardware, even if it's not locked on purpose.
Keep an eye on the front page, there's a twist to this story that none of the blogs spreading the FUD caught. You'll love it.
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- 10-07-2010, 09:17 PM #8
- 10-07-2010, 09:37 PM #9
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