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

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

  1. Dan_08

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    I never said motorola owed us anything.....for all that typing try reading first....

    I'll sum it up so you can comprehend, the community may only be 1% but our reviews and opinions do infact influence the market. So go ahead read into it and post another long drawn out ramble.

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  2. czerdrill

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    so do the reviews and opinions of the other 99+% of droid owners and the 100M dollar marketing campaign. Our "influence" on the market is so little it might as well be irrelevant.
     
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    I'd like to tell Motorola to BITE somewhere else.

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    This is like peeing on a flower during a rainstorm and claiming you were responsible for watering it.

    Android would still be incredibly successful, and Motorola would still be the face of it on Verizon even without sites like this. You know, considering Verizon, the largest carrier in the US, decided to make the Android platform (and more importantly, the Motorola Droid) the face of their franchise in late 2009. I'm willing to venture that more than 99% of Android users got their device without ever even hearing of a site like this.

    But go ahead, continue to try taking credit for the popularity of the platform. Doesn't make it true.
     
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    They act like Motorola is this elite brand.... i couldn't even name a phone before the d1 other then the Razr which was sold for looks but complete garbage.... i have a d1 and i'm happy with it but if i couldnt fully customize and overclock it i would already be shopping new phones.... i'm sticking with android and verizon but i have no problem moving on from motorola, its just another name
     
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    That's like saying I'm arrogant if I buy a laptop with Windows 7 preinstalled and then I want to wipe it and load Linux but can't because the laptop manufacturer locked the laptop to prevent replacing the operating system.

    On the one hand the manufacturer isn't required to support me if I replace the OS (on the laptop or on the phone) -- if I mess it up, I'm on my own to fix/restore it to working. On the other hand whether or not to take this risk should be my choice.
     
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    excellent point! !!!
     
  9. czerdrill

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    yeah...no. What it's actually like is you replacing your Windows OS with Linux and then asking your ISP to replace your laptop because it's bricked. Motorola doesn't care if you hack and destroy your phone, nor does VZW. They do care when you act like its not your fault and then try to get a replacement for something you did. If everyone took the risk and then bricked their phone and then said "ah well, i had a good run...time to go buy a new phone" this wouldn't be a problem. The problem is the people who take the risk and then blame VZW and Motorola and try to get a free phone out of it. Two completely different things.
     
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    OK, bye motorola, hello HTC/Samsung.
     
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    Yep... as long as there are warranties on the device for software crashes, there will always be locked down operating systems from now on. Just the way it goes. Verizon and Motorola (and for that fact, Sprint, AT&T, TMobile, HTC, Samsung, etc) aren't going to replace your phone because you decided you didn't like what was already there and decided to play around with it, broke it, and acted like it was their fault for not giving you what you wanted.

    But hey, as long as there is a demand out there for a completely native Android device with the highest specs possible, I'm sure a maker will come out with it. Just don't expect it to have any kind of software warranty at all. You screw up the phone, you replace it at full retail price. But the problem is, there really isn't a high enough demand out there for such a device to be profitable when you factor in the cost to develop it. For that reason, its highly, highly unlikely we ever see anything like the Droid 1 again.
     
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    So, if we brick our phones, but pay ourselves to have someone other than Motorola or Verizon fix them, we're not in a position to be annoyed with Motorola or Verizon for creating the locked and encrypted bootloader which was the cause of the bricking? I'm not talking about the people who brick their phones, then try to get a free replacement - I'm talking about people like myself who bricked their Droid X due to the malicious eFuse and found a local specialist to fix it (took him 6 hours, BTW, to repair the damage done by Motorola's "Gotcha"), and paid their own repair costs. We have no reson to harbor a grudge towards Motorola and Verizon?

    -Mike