And rooting improves the phone if you know what you're doing. The custom ROMs take a good device and make it dominant. I knew I would likely never have that ability on any other device after the TBolt. It only made sense to get it.
What do you mean by wiping clear? And the 1 year contracts are done from what I understand. Battery life, you'll lose this one. Moto has optimum antenna's which pick up better signal cause less time to search for a better signal.
I believe you are in the 10% of this forum. A T-Bolt user and that's fine. But you need to come up with better stuff than that.
Accessible to all.
Allowing access; not locked up.
Having no means of closing or barring.
Free from limitations, boundaries, or restrictions.
People picked up the Thunderbolt because it was HTC or they just didn't want to wait. I felt the same, which is why I got the Thunderbolt on a 1 year contract. I'm glad I did it too. I have an upgrade in November and will pick what great device is out by then. Verizon has eliminated 1 year contracts, so for now my Thunderbolt will hold me over till I see the best device I could possibly get. Because this choice will be harder come upgrade being there will be only 2 years and I'm not willing to pay full retail for a phone.
Proud Owner of a HTC Thunderbolt
3/26/11 - Present
Proud Owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
6/24/11 – Present
For that reason, I can't imagine HTC releasing an OTA to lock the bootloader, or ever allowing Verizon to do the same.
^Moto does the same thing with its kernel, Samsung, and probably every other Android phone manufacture.
Only difference is Moto and the encrypted bootloader. And a phone with an unlocked bootloader doesnt help you replace the hardware, only the software. Yea Froyo breathed new life into the Droid 1. Eventually you here ppl here n there talking about wishing it had more Ram for lil issues they are running into. Or if it couldnt be overclocked they dont know if they woulda kept it this long comparing it to other phones thats out now.
Take a phone that is fast enough already that one probably wouldnt even need to overclock it or worry about Ram, and see how much a encrypted bootloader makes a difference. Put it like this: after using my Droid X, and I still have my Droid 1, my X is my main phone. Both were running Froyo. Only difference between the 2 was hardware. I HAD to overclock and tweak it to get close to the performance of my X out the box. I just started putting the limited ROMs the Droid X has on my phone in the past few months. And I have yet to overclock it. I dont feel I need to.
To put all this in perspective, some ppl think the X was a marginal upgrade from the Droid 1.
Last edited by jroc; 04-12-2011 at 04:49 PM.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Can someone tell me how a thread about chip architecture turns into a debate on bootloaders and kernel source code??
Stay on topic please.
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I've said this since people started debating whether or not dual-core will have any positive effects on non-optimized apps.
The answer is YES, it will have somewhat of an effect due to the fact that Android is a linux-based OS, and Linux by nature is multiprocessor aware. The OS is capable of dividing tasks up between the cores, just like Windows is in the PC world.
However, when the apps are recoded to be truly multithreaded, the multicore benefit will be even more evident.