Accessible to all.
Allowing access; not locked up.
Having no means of closing or barring.
Free from limitations, boundaries, or restrictions.
HTC listened about the locked bootloaders, Moto appears to be ease dropping about the whole bootloader deal so dont say we dont have a voice...
btw, anyone know y tethering apps are being cut out the market or at least trying to be cut? oh yea thts right cus of our 'lil community' too much going on around here too much money gettin left on the table lol
this lil light of mine, im gonna let it shine...
Excellent point.HTC listened about the locked bootloaders, Moto appears to be ease dropping about the whole bootloader deal so dont say we dont have a voice...
While its true HTC listened, and listened wisely to their vocal customer base, Motorola is playing the "if the carrier allows it" game. Motorola can simply come out and say we will ship phones with unlocked bootloaders period. HTC says it,*SonyEricson says it, LG and Samsung don't seem to be too worried or locking things down. Its really just Moto now.
Also as we have recently heard if you brick your phone and they find out you bricked it due to rooting Verizon can and will likely charge you retail for the replacement phone. This is a policy I can both agree and disagree with. First I can agree from a simple position that rooting is being done by many who have no clue what they are doing, and do not take the time to READ, READ, READ and expect their total fubar moments to be covered.
Now that said IF rooting had nothing to do with say a display going bad, a mic failing etc, it should not be an issue. I root, I learn, read prepare and above all else take responsibility for what I do. Phones are not cheap yet they shouldn't be so locked down, loaded with crapware and made to be unbearable. I actually wish we had a full GSM (or LTE in the future) network so we could just take any phone to any carrier. Alas that will NEVER happen.
Droid Bionic Stock ROM rooted
Thanks, I read the udpated comments later. My guess is if you are dumb enough to go into the store with a rooted phone you won't get much help, but exchanging it as a DOA in good physical condition, that shouldn't be an issue.
I did learn one thing from Verizon recently and that is if you buy a phone from a friend, eBay, or anywhere else that isn't from Verizon or an authorized agent as new or refurbished be smart don't offer that up. I was told clearly that the mfg's will not warranty it, and therefore Verizon won't warranty it and your are out of luck. Fortunately I was able to get a phone I bought from eBay that was literally new in the box yet had issues a short while later, they did replace it but still its a cautionary tale.