1. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Do you like the fact that rooting/jailbreaking is legal? then listen up!

Discussion in 'Android News' started by pc747, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. pc747
    Online

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    17,140
    Likes Received:
    888
    Trophy Points:
    113




    The law that allows us to root/jailbreak our devices with out any legal action is now about to expire. Personally I root because I am tired or oems forcing us ti have unremovable bloatware and not supporting their devices. Yes some oems are better than other with providing updates but we have seen them release devices and refuse to provide updates. Thanks to rooting/jailbreaking users have the freedom to do what ever they want with their devices with out penalty of law. Yes we may void our warranty but that is far better than being treated like a criminal. Yes some people use rooting/jailbreaking for malicious reasons but the majority of us including iphone users just want to modify our devices. So whether you own an android or an iphone if you love to root/jailbreak then we need to act to ensure we preserve our rights to do so. So spread the news to all android users and iphone users alike speak up and be heard.

    Thanks to android central for the article, please see this site for more info.

    https://www.eff.org/pages/jailbreaking-not-crime-tell-copyright-office-free-your-devices
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 29, 2012
  2. Quicksilver7714
    Offline

    Quicksilver7714 DF Super Moderator Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,397
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Thanks for posting this pc.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
  3. pc747
    Online

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    17,140
    Likes Received:
    888
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Spread the word to other android forums.
  4. TSXXX
    Offline

    TSXXX New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Another way for the government to try and control us.

    Sent from my GummyNex :)
  5. JSM9872
    Offline

    JSM9872 DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    12,933
    Likes Received:
    282
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Somewhere In Pennsylvania...
    Thanks for posting this pc!!
  6. CJM
    Offline

    CJM Developer Relations Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    9,236
    Likes Received:
    504
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Mississippi Gulf Coast
    Done! Thanks for the links PC.
  7. Durania
    Offline

    Durania New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2010
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Crossville, TN
    Signed.

    If they want to fix a problem on the internet or technology in general. Go after these damn websites hosting malware and viruses.

    Anyone running for reelection this year need not expect a vote from me.
  8. xsylus
    Offline

    xsylus Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    870
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ, USA, Earth
    Legal or not it doesn't really stop anything. Downloading movies and music is illegal yet people still do it 100 times a day. Drugs are illegal and yet people still go out of their way to get them and use them. While I will put my hand up in saying keep it legal it doesn't entirely matter because it's not worth the time or money to enforce it and punish people for doing what they're going to do anyway.
  9. iveman89
    Offline

    iveman89 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Long Live the User
  10. metalspring
    Offline

    metalspring New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,228
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    hermitage, pa
    maybe, but dont forget what they did at first to people that downloaded music and movies...they actually went after arrests and all that, not to mention that they went after every site you could download free music from (like limewire), just imagine if they try to do that to people that root or jailbreak? yes it might not eliminate rooting but it could certainly hurt it
  11. creaky
    Offline

    creaky Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    517
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    NY
    Petition signed; now I am preparing comments to submit to the US Copyright Office.

    Thanks for posting this pc.
  12. Talon66721
    Offline

    Talon66721 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Also, from what I understand of it, it will be a felony to root/jailbreak. Can you believe that? It will be a felony to do what I want with MY device that I paid $700 for. Really? How is it different than a computer? We can load whatever os we want on it, right? Linux, Ubunto, no problem. But not our phone. What's the difference? We paid for both, own them. Can I tell you what you can do with your car? No, you can't put another engine in it. You have to leave the original in it. No upgrades or improvements. Can someone help me understand what I'm missing?

    Edit: Sorry had to rant a bit first. Signed!

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  13. pc747
    Online

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    17,140
    Likes Received:
    888
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yes I signed and commented and I am working on writing they copyright office as well. Ill share what I wrote once its finished.
  14. alboboy10
    Offline

    alboboy10 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,808
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Still its about the idea...the principal. You're being taken another freedom.

    They're making so many rules for everything and so many things illegal its dumb.

    This government criticises other governments of not giving people rights. But they take away your rights here, about small things like this
  15. Talon66721
    Offline

    Talon66721 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Kind of how they want to tell every other country to turn into a democracy while we are quickly moving away from it and heading towards some kind of corporate run dictatorship. What happened to 'the land of the free'?

    What it boils down to, imo, is we aren't renting our phones from them like a car. I can understand not messing with something that you rent, but I OWN my phone. They don't.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums
  16. alboboy10
    Offline

    alboboy10 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,808
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    0
    And rooting an android isn't like you're doing it to get free apps. You can get free things regardless. You're doing it for personal reasons. It just makes no sense at all to make this illegal.

    As u said though America is just a corporate ran dictatorship. There was Stalin, Mussolini, Saddam, and America has corporations. It's pathetic. A few rich billionaires run a country of 300 million.
  17. Talon66721
    Offline

    Talon66721 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Kansas City
    I can tell we would get along well! You're right, we're not doing it for nefarious reasons. We're doing it to get rid of the bloatware primarily, and to keep our devices from becoming obsolete because the manufacturer and provider won't support it long enough. Also, to improve on what their lousy devs can't do adequately. I don't think any of our devs would release a newer version of a rom that makes the hard keys so bright and be able to sleep at night. Like the DX going from Froyo to GB. You can use the key lights alone for a flashlight. It's pathetic.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums
  18. catnapped
    Offline

    catnapped New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Told ya this would be next!
  19. Jungle King 76
    Offline

    Jungle King 76 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    929
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Back and forth between AZ and PA
    Did anyone actually read the article? Why are people making such claims about the government trying to take away freedom of take away control of our devices?

    Read the article! It is a non-issue..... the copy right office already declared it is not illegal to root out jailbreak and the article simply explains that these decisions by the copy right office need tried every three years.

    Nobody is trying to take anything away. They are simply required to review and I guarantee the decision will not change. It will never be illegal to root out phone.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
  20. xsylus
    Offline

    xsylus Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    870
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ, USA, Earth
    Yea, this is basically like saying if you buy a new car you can only drive it to these specific locations and nowhere else and you have to drive it between these hours. It's ludicrous, once you own something there should be no strings attached. Not to get too political but this is why I like Ron Paul; he simply wants to get the government out of our personal lives where they don't belong and never belonged in the first place. If individual states want to implement and enforce laws like this one then so be it but it shouldn't be mandated to the entire country by the government that's abuse of power. Back across history when there were laws that people didn't agree with the solution was to boycott the law thus hitting the institutions where it hurts the most; their MONEY! In this day and age it would be really difficult to orchestrate such a boycott especially of all mobile devices since people are so dependent and really aren't willing to truly stand up against unfair laws. Imagine if any large group of consumers did stop buying mobile devices because it was no longer legal to root/unlock them. The corporations would go crying back to their mamas.. err um to the government and say we changed our minds; let them root!