Motorola Tells Customer to “Buy Elsewhere” if They Want Custom ROMs

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Preach2k, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Stelv

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    Hold on to your d1 guys it just became a collectors item!

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    you may be right (as usual). but, a few months ago, we were saying the same thing about the DX. and now, a 17 year old is on the verge of cracking it...

    there's always hope, i guess - especially when the dual cores are going to have new chip sets that Moto hasn't used before.
     
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    Well hello Thundarbolt!
     
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    Yea but in all fairness, people have been "close" to unlocking it since it came out. This person may have made more progress from what i read, but until its actually cracked, its just more wishful thinking like its always been. I hope he succeeds though, then the d2 won't be far behind
     
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    security is supposed to be even tighter on these new chips : (
     
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    +1. When the Merge finally hits, will reluctantly retire my D1 to the backup drawer.
     
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    And right when i thought it was going to be a blessing, having an upgrade right when these were going to come out....

    I don't think they should be able to do this, the phone is clearly personal property and they should not be able to keep us from doing whatever we want with that hardware.... but anyway if this is their stand point i can see a lot people switching to htc i know thats what i will be looking at now...
     
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    only thing i have to say about this: how is this a strategy? and how has it worked for them? they would lose nothing by allowing us to use custom roms. absolutely nothing, but they would gain a couple thousand more sales..

    i'm not surprised they said this, but its stupid and it wouldnt hurt them to let us to root (and they would get my purchase to,, instead some htc or samsung phone will get it)
     
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    now why you gots to go tinkling in my Cheerios?!?! :D
     
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    What gives me hope is the Viewsonic G tablet. Its also running a Tegra 2. Unless Viewsonic doesnt care about trying to lock their stuff down...

    U make a good point. Look at the Droid 1 then the X. Sales are probably similar. So how has locking it down tight helped them? Unless its like someone said, they profit, saving money in support costs. But damn, other manufactures arent locking down tight...

    Maybe them being locked down extra tight helps them try to gain a foothold in Blackberry's world. Moto did make the only recent Android phone that seemed targeted at Blackberry users.
     
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    BWAH HA HAHA! Dude is acting like they're the only game in town!

    I like Android, but don't act like that... seriously.
     
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    They really "made" Android when it comes down to it. The g1 was on T-mobile for goodness sakes. Motorola could put out mediocre handsets for the next 3years because of the success of the D1 (anyone remember the razor?) Theyre not concerned about the MAYBE 1% of the population that posts on forums like this.

    Also the reason that every Moto handset with have blur from now on. WHY? Because they can.