Bad News of the Day: Motorola is Installing a 'Root Checker' on VZW ICS Devices

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  1. Nedaroth

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    One more reason to hate Verizon:icon_ devil:
     
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    Lol... Agreed, but from what i gather from a few contacts i have soon we can all start hating all the carriers as this may become the new norm moving forward. Let hope this will NOT be the case tho.
     
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    Smdh...

    I'm so glad I got the S3:icon_ banana:
     
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    What does vzw have against moto? I mean this is ridiculous. Vzw does not do this with any other manufacturer. When my contract is up, goodbye vzw. Off contract band unlocked nexus devices only for me going forward.
     
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    the s3 has something similar called a flash counter but they found a way to reset it. it might be similar..... i dunno
     
  6. Mike.757

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    Maybe they asked Moto to do it as a test bed. Since Moto was able to work the report into their script, Verizon will now be asking other Manufacturers to do the same thing.

    I just unrooted with Super SU. Wiped the cache and still showed 1/1.

    I did not unroot bc of this information. They were already collecting that information on me since May by way of bug2go. I opened up a report from back in May and sure enough, it had reported that my phone was rooted. I unrooted because I want to run my corporate email on my Bionic and not on a pos Blackberry. The first time I installed the software it froze and wiped itself after it determined I was rooted. So I unrooted and reinstalled the software. All is good.

    The carriers are not going to make a big stink about rooting. If it were to go to court and they had to answer questions about not allowing customers to remove bloatware, they would look bad. This will be a battle between the phone's devs and the outside devs for years to come just like the radar detector/radar gun people.
     
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    I would imagine it does, as I thought it replaced everything on the phone. I know it at least did back on my D1...
     
  8. sargentmajord

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    This is why u fxz a phone before returning the device u do not unroot then send it back an fxz will completely wipe the phone to out of the factory state an i mean a fulll fxz meaning unedited to save data or internal storage
     
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    Or soft brick the recovery xD but i would recommend the fxz
     
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    Lol yes +1

    sent from my leaked ics bionic using tapatalk 2
     
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    I have two more years on my contracts. THEN, I will kiss off Verizon and Motorola forever!
     
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    Maybe we'll get lucky before then and Moto & VZW will pull in to a garage, shut the door and leave the car running. One can dream! :biggrin:
     
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