Just like large companies don't usually give even software developers the root password (only IT sysadmins have them) to the Linux/Windows machines they use, the Carriers probably see their wireless/data networks as a Corporate resource not to be compromised by individuals with root access.
Originally Posted by Drummynator
Maybe if someone listed what exactly they wanted to do, and tried requesting sudo access?
e.g. I want to be able to do nandroid backups without the root password (or rooting the device).
They could allow nandroid to run via sudo?
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