HTC Locking bootloaders?

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

  1. jkhonea

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    Well, ummm, thanks, that is kind of what we were discussing I thought.
     
  2. pc747

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    :D We are working on changing it because my next step will be to go back to the fruit.
     
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    Give it time poontab. All good things come to an end.

    Droid--->ether--->this thread
     
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    Sad thing is, your not even close to the only one..... atleast when you jailbreak an iphone you know what you can do with it. With getting root on android its a tossup between models of if you can do certain things yet (ie custom kernels on some but not others).

    Sent from my Liberated D2G
     
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    See, I would think that locking it down would make messing the phone up easier. I could be completely wrong since I'm not the most knowledgeable in that area of the phone. But, like I said, I would think it would be easier to break considering you'd have to experiment with it a lot more than you would if it were unlocked. I think there are less bricks now than there would be.

    Kind of repetitive haha
     
  6. dfuser312553

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    Oh yeah! You have a Dinc. Tell me if this looks like the difficulty has increased/decreased/same from when Dinc first got S-OFF (about a month after release).
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1005292
     
  7. 13th angel

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    Nope, because when its locked down we CAN'T do anything to mess it up. Its pretty hard to actually brick a droid anyways but it is possible.... just ask p3droid. With unlocked it would be easy to flash say a kernel that doesn't agree with the phone (such as too high oc'd) and break the hardware.

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  8. dfuser312553

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    Lawlz like this guy who was a Google search away from flashing D1 kernels on a Dinc. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...ng-download-p3droid-1200mhz-7slot-kernel.html
     
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    LMAO! That just proves my point though.

    Sent from my Liberated D2G
     
  10. dfuser312553

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    I finally have someone to agree with
     
  11. carlz28

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    As long as I can get root access, thats more than enough options for me.
    I don't really care about the million and one modules you can load with a custom kernel.
    Turning my phone into a server or transmitting data to the sun isn't what a phone is supposed to do. Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you should.
    If my phone works as advertised..then I have absolutely no legitimate reason to complain.

    Now with that said...my phone working "as advertised"....that is a WHOLE OTHER discussion lol.
     
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    I just want root... the rest I can live with.