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Thread: New Droids To Include Double Locked Bootloaders and Encrypted Fastboot Commands

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    New Droids To Include Double Locked Bootloaders and Encrypted Fastboot Commands



    This week has been a week of oppression and injustice in the root community. Samsung and Motorola have both released updates which block root, and patch bootloader unlock methods. The Galaxy S4 udpate not only took away root but also made the bootloader more secure. The Motorola update patched root and the bootloader unlock exploit. If you have received the update on the RAZR HD series devices before unlocking your bootloader then you may not have root on your device any time soon.

    There has also been some information that has come to the surface regarding the security of the upcoming Droid series of devices on Verizon. It would appear that Verizon has placed their proverbial foot down! They have had enough of this rooting business and would like for it to end abruptly. According to sources new motorola devices will have double locked bootloaders and encrypted fastboot commands. This could be detrimental for anyone wishing to root or mod these devices. Hopefully Kexec or Loki could be worked out for these devices, but normally developers won't adopt a device unless the device has an unlocked bootloader out of the gate.

    If these phones are locked down will you still purchase one?
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    Absolutely not. Seems like such wasted effort on their part.

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    I don't get it. Why can't we be free and why can't they just give people what they want? Nothing but flat out greed makes this happen. I hope whoever makes these decisions suffers as they are killing all innovation. I guess I'll be sticking to my Gnex for a very long time. It still works flawlessly.
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    Looks like my next phone is a used Droid 4 on eBay
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    I would not. Period.
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    Wow, I am really pissed at Samsung. At this rate I might have to look into prepaid options.
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    As always Motorola likes to sprinkle bad ideas and half-baked feature concepts into otherwise potentially awesome devices. It looks like my Droid 4 may be the last Motorola device I own for a while. I had an issue during one of the ICS updates on my Droid 4 where the OS was full of glitches due to a corrupted OTA update file. Since my device is not under warranty I had to fix it myself by flashing a fastboot version of the same update. Imagine if car owners couldn't "pimp" or customize their cars the way they wanted because the manufacturer put limits, locks, restrictions, etc on a car.

    HEY MOTOROLA!!! I OWN THE DEVICE!!!
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    Are the lock downs on Verizon only or all Samsung S4s.

    Quote Originally Posted by elektrosoundwave View Post
    Looks like my next phone is a used Droid 4 on eBay
    Why not a Sony phone? They seem to be playing very nice with devs. Maybe an HTC One. From what I've seen its relatively easy to root and unlock the bootloader.
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    I wonder if Google might expand their developer/unlocked phones. And then the carriers will lock them down tight. So if you want a developer phone, you will pay retail thru the Play Store. That way the carriers don't have to mess with whatever problems presumably arise from unlocking/rooting.

    But you have to remember we are a small % of users and ultimately have little impact. And if carriers and manufacturers collude then we will have virtually no impact with few options.

    That said, nothing wrong with my S-Off Rezound. Might even get a new battery some day and keep it for a while.
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