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Discussion in 'Droid 3 Hacks' started by rickerbilly, Jul 8, 2011.

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    Ok I really like this device, but there is more bloatware than ever before. I find it ever annoying that they are uninstallable! I wonder if I ran gingerbreak if I'd eff up my phone?

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    Read elsewhere that gingerbreak doesn't work.

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    Immune to Gingerbreak, Gingersnap, and Z4 -- tried them all personally. Read on another forum that the exploit used doesn't work on this build.
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    Late comer and maybe a dumb statement, but if you're talking about the latest official GB release from VZW it's not rootable. The exploit that was present in Froyo has been closed. The only way to have root is to SBF back or use a prerooted leak.

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    I can't believe it would be unrootable. Someone will do it! Don't dash all our hopes man! :p

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    Since it came pre-loaded with Gingerbread, root will be very hard to obtain... Which kinda sucks, I am wondering how this will effect their sales... since the dev community is ever growing.

    Thinking of getting my GF this phone, how is the phone stock? For someone who has never had an Android phone before.
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    There will be an exploit. There is no such thing as perfectly secure software.

    Carelessly swyped on my phone so there may be some weird typos
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    I agree, but how much work must be put into it. Not trying to be pessimistic, but the DROID X Gingerbread never saw root for the OTA. Not sure if that was because there was a pre-rooted version of it and the devs never bothered, or because rooting the OTA really took too much work and the devs just said forget it....

    I am sure there is an exploit in there somewhere, it's just about who wants to spend the time on it when other devices are more easily unlocked with less work involved... We just need a really devoted dev to find that exploit for these locked Moto phones....
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    Good for stock. Blows away stock DX. My d3 is the best blur I've used by far.

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    Maybe if one was donated to them? But who?

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    Woody and birdman are working on it, but haven't found a way to root or unlock it. It may be a long wait.......
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    You can try to bribe c skills (@steaith) into coming up with one. I don't know of anyone else actively releasing android exploits lately.
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    I'll PayPal $50 to the person who roots my Droid3.

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    How about 200 and I'll personally beat it out of motos ceo

    sent from the most " incredible " phone
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    I'll match that, even if it's temporary root -- I need my root tools and to kill this godawful bloat.
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    Just to keep everyone posted, as I see it has already been, yes me and birdman are working on finding a new exploit and getting root, we tried for awhile last night and got nothing, but I'm confident we will have something soon.
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    Just got my Droid 3 today. Overall, the new Blur is not nearly as annoying as the old one, but the bloatware has got to go. Here's the list of extras from my phone:

    Amazon Kindle
    Vz Apps
    Blockbuster
    Citrix client
    City ID
    DLNA (Way cool. I'm keeping this one.)
    GoToMeeting
    Guided Tours
    Vz Im
    My Accounts
    Ny Verizon Mobile
    NFL Mobile
    Skype Mobile
    Slacker
    Social Location
    Social Networking
    Vcast Media Manager
    Vcast Music
    Vcast Tones
    Vcast Videos
    Vz Navigator

    There's also a pretty decent file manager and network printing app that are pretty neat too.
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    If they would just give us the ability to remove the Verizon ware I suspect most would be fine with not having root access to the phone.
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    Good luck woody and birdman, I hope you guys come up with something soon. I know me and everyone else are really counting on you devs to really make this phone impressive.
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    I actually like the task manager Moto put in as well. It shows you the apps, if they are running or not, how much memory they are taking up and you can kill the processes. That is well done.

    But the bloat is absolutely just stupid, I count 20+ garbage apps and I am pretty sure that's north of 300MB of space taken up.
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