And you couldn't root the device. What would you do? Me? I would just by vanilla Android devices. I can't stand the extra manufacturer skins as they bog down the phone. If I couldn't get a vanilla Android device then I would either put up with replacement launchers or just look at a different platform. I'm asking this because I just read about the Samsung Galaxy S tab that supposedly got an update that locked the bootloader. Seems Samsung is following suit with Motorola on loacking their bootloaders. This is one of the things I hate about Android being open.