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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Larry_ThaGr81, Jul 15, 2010.
You do realize Motorola isn't the only manufacturer that makes Android handsets, right?
Well, if you have insurance on it, you are still covered....dancedroid
And enjoy that limitation on data - and the lightning fast EDGE network.
Not a big deal to me. Im pretty sure some cracking genious will figure it out if there is enough support to do so. Or if not, whatever as I cant say I will terribly miss any apps for rooted only.
And in any case I still have my droid. I purchased my X today, should be here tomorrow.
Well, technically, the limitation on data isnt a problem. Since its so slow, im not sure if you could go over 2GB.... it would take you longer than one billing cycle
Wow overreact much? You're getting what you pay for when you buy one... there's no rule that says it has to be unlockable. You're not entitled to custom roms or overclocking either. Does it break the functionality of the phone? No, not by a long shot. I'll agree that they're only hurting themselves in the long run by doing this but the comparison to Apple is a bit much.
It's nice being able to load custom roms and "tinker" with your phone but correct me if i'm wrong - has that EVER been an advertised feature on any Android based phone? I haven't seen a single ad for the X that said unlockable or has the ability to load custom roms. Don't get me wrong - I think they SHOULD use it as a selling point. There's definitely a community for this (obviously) and these phones have the ability to knock the iTurd right out off the map.
Android being based on open source doesn't mean you are "entitled" to all this stuff. People really need to check that sense of entitlement and get a grip.
See thats where alot of people disagree....How would you like to own a PC that you buy with a MS OS on it but then can only install programs that are made by Microsoft. You buy the PC the hardware and you can do what you want with it. The same is with phones you are buying the hardware it is YOURS you don't return it when you buy another phone it is your property. Yes I have a work phone and yes it is a Blackberry and yes they have it locked down to what you can and can't do but guess what I don't care they paid for the phone, they pay for the service they pay for all costs so they can decide what I can and can't do with it.
If Verizon, Motorola wants control on the phone then we shouldn't have to pay for it and rent the phone and then it becomes thier property and they can have it back when you rent another one or cancel. But until then if your paying for the phone it becomes yours and you should be able to do what you want with the hardware. I for one don't want to have PC's locked down like phones where you can only do what the OS manufactor wants you to do and at this point phones are costing more then PC's. But hey maybe they should lock down your car if you purchase anything but the gas they tell you too lol....
You buy it then it is yours do what you want with it no one puts up with this from any other vendor then cell. Hell MS got suied and lost cause it didn't give the option to uninstall IE.
I doubt that either Motorola or Verizon care about the relatively few people who would not buy the phone because of this. I would bet that less than 1% of people who buy the phone would even think about rooting it. Besides, if they can cause the phone to brick when trying to root then they can also tell that you tried and refuse to replace it under the standard 1 year warranty. This might be the main reason why they would do that.
I'm pretty sure the Marketplace is full of third party apps, that can still be installed without root.
To date there hasn't been a single report of a bricked Droid due to rooting. You are also right in your statement that Motorola and Verizon don't care about the people who like to tinker with their devices. This is why there are other manufacturers like Samsung with their Galaxy S line that is fully rooted already. There are also other carriers. I am not loyal to any company, especially if their ultimate goal is control and forced obsolescence through the inability to fully control the hardware and software that I paid for.
hahaha excellent point man, well said.
I just read this over on phandroid and I think its a really poor business move for them, they know at least 10% (wild guess) of android users are into rooting, hell thats what the droid is popular for (besides the keyboard). If moto keeps doing stuff like this and the new bootloader isnt broken by the time my upgrade comes around (in about a year) Im going to another manufacturer.
Im pretty sure he's talking about the X when he refers to bricking, hence there would be no reports about it, so your point it null