HTC Locking bootloaders?

Discussion in 'Android News' started by pc747, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. jstafford1

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    The TB was more locked down then previous HTC phones. Its obvious things are only going to get more locked down as time goes on. Some move faster then others. Moto jumped and dlammed the door. HTC is slower going. Just noting a trend...and that trend is away from the whole "open" nature of what Android was supposed to be.

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    I'm still not seeing any change in HTC's practices. Maybe different methods to unlock HTC's various devices but it's different hardware.

    Moto had it easy encrypting because it was a native feature to the OMAP when developed by TI. It's actually a really good thing for us that OMAP has been dropped by them.

    The TB can be unlocked & it's been out 1 week. If they're trying then they are obviously failing. For real, where is the trend towards tighter security on HTC's part?
     
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    why would you expect this to be unlocked when the latest htc phone came locked?
     
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    HTC getting tighter...samsung rumored to be locking bootloaders...doesn't matter if they take baby steps or huge ones. A trend is a trend.

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    If everyone keeps locking stuff down I may look into iOS. At least I will be guaranteed updates.

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    I give up! I don't know if what has changed. Everything coming from the carriers & manufacturers has been crap news for modding for a while now & HTC doing the same thing they always do seems to me like a good thing for the dev community. 30 minutes banging ADB for unlock & root? Sign me up
     
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    Note the above post. The locks are evolving. Meaning they are moving forward to try to lock them down more. At the rate they are going it is only a matter of time before they lock them down entirely.
     
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    Here's my final $0.02 on the boot loader issue.
    I preach this and live it in my daily life in just about every aspect I can think of.


    In every situation, you have 3 options:
    1. Accept it
    2. Change it
    3. Leave



    It's as simple as that.
    Carry on....nothing more to see folks. :p
     
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    I am very agreeable, thank you. :rofl2:
     
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    Some people have been trying to change it, not having much luck so far and when there finally is they can just change the keys for it and have to start again. It makes sense from a, manufacturers perspective to lock it down so they aren't having to replace them for something we do but it still makes everyone that actually mods mad at them that we can't do a think about it,

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