[Updated] Droid X Gingerbread Update Comes With New Bootloader that Stops Root Access

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  1. supermandroid

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    Wow this is "shady" at best... I wouldn't have considered Sprint until I found out about tiered data plans, and if THIS is true then I just got pushed over the edge. When my contract is up I'm out.

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    Not sure why everyone is having a fit about this. Pretty much every update fixes previous root exploits, and the dev community just finds more. This update has apparently already been rooted, just not released to the public yet:

    OTA 4.5.588 Has Root!
     
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    I would think twice about jumping to Sprint unless you want all of that spying crap on your phone that Sprint has on their Android phones. I am starting to find that Android isn't much better than the iPhone when it comes to draconian controls.
     
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    There is already a thread on this

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    Even if you are rooted? If not, then it would not matter to me. Sprint seems more root-friendly than verizon.

    The main thing I was worried about going to Sprint was their network. I have heard mixed reviews. Thats one place where Verizon shines.
     
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    while vzw seems to be implementing "drastic" changes, don't think this won't bleed into Sprint's realm. the grass isn't always greener...
     
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    This. Ignoring that it fixes the root vulnerabilities which like Detonation said has happened consistently in the past anyway the only difference is the "silent" update. Yes it kind of sucks for those that are rooted but for your common, every day, non rooted droid user it might be considered a perk or at least isn't a big deal. I don't think this is anything to stress about.
     
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    This +1000. And I think it too early to say it cant be rooted.
     
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    I know its popular to hate on Motorola in the root, ROM community. But some of yall act like this is something new.

    Were some of yall around here for the Droid 1 and trying to root 2.2.? It wasnt a walk in the park in the beginning. And that was a stock Android device. How about rooting the Incredible? That was definitely no cake walk in the beginning.

    I mean if you dont like Motorola for whatever reason, fine. But lets try to keep things in perspective.
     
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    I agree. Your journalism is rather "shifty." I suggest you think before you post news. This was disproved well before your post.
     
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    This install is not silent.. It downloads automatically then asks if you want to install. This release does not "block root" either, any more than is usual for GoogoMotoVerizonrolale when fixing security vulnerabilities. This release has been rooted. Get your facts somewhat straight before causing an uproar.
     
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    Folks get a grip already. For one they have NOT blocked ROOT on the new X GB build as P3 already has it rooted and is running it. He has a few folks doing testing also on it before it is put out.

    Secondly these changes are not relative to Moto or even just VZW. All the carriers are working together in the backround to stop some of this stuff as well as google being involved. There is a serious concern about privacy & theft of service which is why this is all going on. And for any of you folks who think HTC, Samsung or even LG will be any different down the road you are going to be sadly mistaken. Every mfgs device will be locked up at some point within the next 12-18 months on all carriers. And if you seem to think the Moto bootloader lockdown is bad you have not seen anything yet from what I'm being told by some insiders.
     
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