Quote Originally Posted by Drummynator View Post
I guess they see root as a bad thing even though it's basically a necessity for linux machines, android being one of them.
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.

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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