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Thread: [Updated] Droid X Gingerbread Update Comes With New Bootloader that Stops Root Access

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    #21
    I know its popular to hate on Motorola in the root, ROM community. But some of yall act like this is something new.

    Were some of yall around here for the Droid 1 and trying to root 2.2.? It wasnt a walk in the park in the beginning. And that was a stock Android device. How about rooting the Incredible? That was definitely no cake walk in the beginning.

    I mean if you dont like Motorola for whatever reason, fine. But lets try to keep things in perspective.
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    Thumbs down

    Quote Originally Posted by dgstorm View Post

    This seems rather... 'shifty'. What do you guys think?
    I agree. Your journalism is rather "shifty." I suggest you think before you post news. This was disproved well before your post.
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    #23
    This install is not silent.. It downloads automatically then asks if you want to install. This release does not "block root" either, any more than is usual for GoogoMotoVerizonrolale when fixing security vulnerabilities. This release has been rooted. Get your facts somewhat straight before causing an uproar.
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    Folks get a grip already. For one they have NOT blocked ROOT on the new X GB build as P3 already has it rooted and is running it. He has a few folks doing testing also on it before it is put out.

    Secondly these changes are not relative to Moto or even just VZW. All the carriers are working together in the backround to stop some of this stuff as well as google being involved. There is a serious concern about privacy & theft of service which is why this is all going on. And for any of you folks who think HTC, Samsung or even LG will be any different down the road you are going to be sadly mistaken. Every mfgs device will be locked up at some point within the next 12-18 months on all carriers. And if you seem to think the Moto bootloader lockdown is bad you have not seen anything yet from what I'm being told by some insiders.
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    Why would you want to leave Verizon for Sprint!? Motto makes the best phones hands down. Verizon costumer service is top of the line.

    Sent from my DROIDX
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoZzY View Post
    I am guessing Big Red would not kind us rooters as much if some of us were not racking up serious data with wireless tethers some people take to much advantage of this motto I dont know what there excuse is but if they dont straiten up & fly right they will lose all there customers to HTC as HTC as decided to play ball with rooters & all around the general idea behind android by releasing the kernel source code & look @ HTC Go 11 Billion dollar 1st Quarter !!!!!!!!!!!
    Doesn't the TB have a locked bootloader?
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    #27
    I admit my response was a bit of a knee jerk reaction. But the writing is on the wall. Moto's going to bring the heat when it comes to restricting the access in the next round of phones. They can have it. Before having a D1 with VWZ, and an iPhone on AT&T. And before that I used Sprint for 6 years (I was tethering with my Mogul way back in the day). Sprint isn't bad at all.

    I'd give up VZWs sweet 4G and A+ reception for Sprint any day, especially if it's because VZW and Moto are acting like rooters and modders are all thieving scum and persona non grata. It seems like every time I hear something about wireless companies shortening their leashes Moto and VZW are always in the middle of it.

    I'm not saying everyone else is rolling out the red carpet, but they most certainly aren't treating ROM devs, and rooters like roaches at a cake factory, unlike SOME companies I know. I really don't feel like getting stuck with a phone for X years that no one wants to develop things for.
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    #28
    I made a mistake earlier. I meant trying to root 2.1 was not easy in the beginning for the Droid 1.

    Yea....2.1.
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    #29
    I know that right now this isn't the end of the world. Since the bootloader didn't update even if you get the "silent" update you can still revert back and install Droid X Bootstrap for Clockwork Recovery. Or if you already have it, then the install will be blocked as others have stated.

    GB WILL be rooted. It's a matter of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorDeDroid View Post
    Doesn't the TB have a locked bootloader?
    Locked, yes. But not encrypted like the DX. Big difference.
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