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Bootloader woes

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR' started by z_dawg, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. z_dawg
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    Everyone is always complaining about the whole bootloader situation. Why don't we call Verizon out on this and just throw a fit? Surely if we all complain, they will break down and allow it?
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    There have been petitions running for a long time.

    The only way to pressure them is have everyone either leave, or not buy locked devices.

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    Hate to say it but it does not look good. This fight has been fought for a while now.
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    Im all for open devices but unfortunately there just isn't an incentive for them to unlock their phones.

    HTC bent over backwards for the developer community and it didn't help them one bit. Q4 2011 was a disappointment for them.

    So while I'm all for openness, until there is an upside beside making a few thousand happy I just don't see it happening.




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    What we need to realize is that in the grand scheme of things developers and users like us who would root and customize out phones are just a very, very small part of the total users of Android and no matter how much we plead, beg and demand carriers and hardware manufacturers really don't hear us.

    What they are more likely to see or hear is the horror stories of users who root and pooch their phones or have problems with them afterward and think "It's a good thing we don't officially unlock the phones... could you imagine the problems if we made it easy on the users"