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Man Roots 6-Foot Tall Nexus S At Best Buy

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Malvado, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Malvado
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    While taking his Nexus S in to his local Best Buy for repairs, a Youtube user that goes by the name of halfcab123 took the time to root the 6-foot tall Nexus S display they had in the store. A pretty amazing if not amusing feat. If you doubt that the monster sized Nexus S is in fact rooted, the guy goes on to give you video proof using Terminal Emulator. A tip of the hat to you, sir.




    SOURCE: Man Roots 6-Foot Tall Nexus S At Best Buy – Lives To Tell The Tale
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    Mmmm. ... why?

    The guy answers himself " I don't know pretty cool"

    Really?
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    Thats awsome hats off to him thats great wait till one of the employees Notices wondering what they will do lol
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    Funny yes. However, things like this are what keep phones locked. If I owned say, samsung and, I thought people would come and root and maybe damage display models because the phones and tablets were unlocked then, I would lock them. Faulty display models leave bad impressions on potential buyers who dont know and, thus, would think my product sucked.

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    Not exactly what I would call common and locked boot loaders do not stop rooting... :icon_eek:
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    In addition to this, the guy roots this display phone but can't fix his own phone that has nothing wrong with it. That's sad...
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    Have you seen the display models? Almost all of them are beat to a pulp, it doesn't matter which manufacturer makes them. A locked bootloader doesn't result from people banging around the display phones and breaking them.. tisk tisk

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    Nope, but it sure makes it a lot harder to do. Especially on a 6 foot display at Best Buy.
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    I think you guys are missing my point. When it comes to technology, most people know little to nothing. In a market with lots of options, people will buy based on how they like something compared to other models. While just rooting the phone doesn't really change much on the UI, it leaves the door open for people who know nothing to really get in there and do some damage. If I then went in and wanted to test the phone and everything I pressed caused an FC or something and the one next to it didn't, I would buy that one. As the maker of the phone, I would protect to almost extreme caution because, without sales, I go bye bye.
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    xkape has a point, you realize that in Best Buy almost all the phones you see aren't even on, they really only have a few tablets turned on in a display model, and that bigass nexus phone. I was considering rooting it myself but some 6 year old kids were hogging it when I went into Best Buy. I say kudos to him, and I honestly don't see what's the problem with this as long as he doesn't change anything on it, just rooting it.
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    Hmm... Root the huge display model, change splash screen to Andy eating an Apple. Get app to have phone reset on 5 minute intervals... There's so much non-harmful fun that could be had...
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    This makes me fear that BB will start running an app (on phones they actually leave on) similar to the d*mn demo program they put on their computer and laptops. For awhile I was able to actually work my way out of those, but last time I was in their, the demo was setup such that you couldn't leave it and get into the OS at all.
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    CRAP... their = there....stupid no edit and no morning coffee yet
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    All locked bootloaders do is make it easier to brick the phone.

    Brandon
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    Would have been better if he put a ROM on it.
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    yeah.. he shoulda flashed something like MIUI on it and effed the employees allll up. At the very least maybe simply stunning with a super duper OC'd kernel + gingerbread theme..lol going to my local BB to loo kfor a man sized nexus
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    So this dummy is smart enough to root the display phone, but he isn't smart enough to charge his own phone and has to take it in to Best Buy so that they can plug it in and charge it for him?

    Classic.
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    Should've loaded up cyanogenmod on it :laugh: then stuck a theme and then changed the OS version to IceCreamSandwich. Wonder what people's reactions would be
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    Story better read: Guy that doesn't know how to charge his phone goes into BestBuy and finds a rooted 4' display model and tries to take credit for it
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    How will that stop ppl from buying a phone? Its not like they're going to sell them the display

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