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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxKat View Post
    Dave, don't get me wrong...I respect you and agree completely with what you are saying. You are historically a voice of reason. I just love those CYA statements at times because they are worded incorrectly IMHO.

    Putting it into the context of unlocking and/or installing your own software which can cause it to not be able to dial 911...that can lead to you suffering undue "harm", but the phone itself would not likely cause you "harm". Likewise for calling the phone "unsafe", again is it really an "unsafe" phone if certain features are disabled, or is it a phone that will not operate in an emergency when you need it making you "unsafe" (or less safe), in a situation?

    What did we do before we all had instant communication in our pockets? Were we less "safe" because we didn't have instant access to communication in an emergency, or more "safe" because we weren't carrying a phone with a battery that could potentially explode, or because we weren't placing a microwave radiator within centimeters of our brains, or because we wouldn't be texting and driving or walking, etc.?

    Just saying...
    That was probably the absolute best-said statement of the year that sums up technology as a whole. Just Awesome!!
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    Re: Developer's Edition, unlocked bootloader, no warranty...

    I ordered on yesterday. At the time it said they expected to start shipping today, but it went back to saying this week & of course it hasn't shipped yet.



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    I'm new to the thought of rooting/unlocking my phone. In talking with Verizon I'm being told that if I do unlock the phone and not add programming the phone will function just fine just will open it to being more apt to getting a virus, and allow me to remove some of the extra apps that came with the phone. Also was told by Verizon that my phone will still be able to receive other the air updates to jelly bean. Anyone else heard the same by chance?
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    Re: Developer's Edition, unlocked bootloader, no warranty...

    Quote Originally Posted by torch709 View Post
    I'm new to the thought of rooting/unlocking my phone. In talking with Verizon I'm being told that if I do unlock the phone and not add programming the phone will function just fine just will open it to being more apt to getting a virus, and allow me to remove some of the extra apps that came with the phone. Also was told by Verizon that my phone will still be able to receive other the air updates to jelly bean. Anyone else heard the same by chance?
    Verizon isn't normally the ones to give you good answer on anything other than what you bill is & they even get that wrong a lot, but that info is actually surprising pretty OK.

    In short rooting basically just gives you administrator privileges. By doing this you'll have access to system files allowing you do things you couldn't like uninstall system apps among many other things.

    Unlocking bootloader will allow you to flash any ROM you want, although there are work arounds for custom ROMs being ran on q phone with a locked bootloader it still limits what can be done & development. The fact that you can flash anything you want & that it's possible that it could be something that can damage you device is why you lose warranty if you unlock it.

    The act of rooting and/or unlocking will not change how anything was working or getting OTA updates, what you do afterwards however can. Deleting or simply leaving preinstalled apps frozen will prevent installing the OTA, in these cases you can just, unfreeze, reinstall, or fast boot back to stock, or with unlocked bootloader you could just flash it.

    If you're paying full retail you should just buy the dev edition even if you don't think you'll want/need to unlock the bootloader. If you never unlock it you're will he the same as the retail version with the same warranty, but if someday you find the want/need to unlock it you can.

    Mine is out for delivery, my 2nd day shipping has taken 1 week(since Motorola didn't actually ship until Fri) ironically I ordered a HD dock station a couple of days after the phone & car dock with standard shipping & it's also out for deliverly. Since 2nd day shipping was free for the first order I'm not going to complain.

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    I had no clue they Verizon sent me a developer edition till I received the phone. Love the phone I get around ten t to twelve hours out the battery. While working in Alva Oklahoma. now in market for signal booster for my big truck. Hard to get signal most areas around the oil Rigs I'm working on... Think I'm going to wait on unlocking till jelly bean ota is on my phone
    Last edited by torch709; 10-30-2012 at 06:44 PM.
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