What's the newest Android phone that'll give me the same freedom as the Droid 1?

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  1. Ricapar

    Ricapar New Member

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    I totally loved the Droid 1 - it had everything I wanted in terms of hackability. Pretty much every ROM had a version for it, no locked bootloader BS, etc. You could do pretty much anything.

    I "upgraded" to the Droid 2 Global when my upgrade time came around, thinking I could get all the same luxuries as before... but that didn't quite turn out as planned.

    I had some issues with the Droid 2 Global, and I'm getting a replacement in the mail now. I'm thinking of taking that one, boxed and all, and selling it online somewhere for monies to put towards a phone that is truly mine to modify.

    Out of the most recent phones out there... Which one would give me the closest experience to the Droid 1 in terms of hacks/mods/custom ROMs/etc?
     
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    Out of android phones would be the Nexus S but thats not on Vz. I guess the xoom is in the same area... Also If you stick to Htc phones they usually get hacked and have a good community. Motorola has caged beasts in their bootloader, they have yet to be slain.
     
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    Pick an HTC phone..... I'd go for the T-bolt if i wasnt stuck in my d2g till christmas of next year. One things for sure, i refuse to buy another Moto phone after the stuff they started yesterday and today with attacking dev teams.
     
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    Have i missed this... Where is said stuff? me wants a look.
     
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    They've gotten both Team Defuse and Team GRD's site shut down for copyright infringement, had WoZzY's megaupload account temp-banned for it, and had his paypal account (our donate link) frozen for "accepting payment for copyrighted materials". Its over in the GRD subforum though.
     
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    I have to ask again, why are they pulling an infringement stunt for the droid 2 global, but not the droid1, 2, pro, or x?

    Having a D2G myself I am with you on this, come christmas of next year I may well never buy motorola again unless they clean up this act.
     
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    Yea that's crazy i love my d1 and was never like a huge fan of htc but looks like i might have to reconsider especially if they're going to continue to lock their phones down. HTC might be in my future it seems
     
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    even htc is lockin down lately. We might all be forced to go with those cheap imitation phones from china to get an unlocked device in the future. Future looks so grim...:icon_eek:
     
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    Don't even say that ha we'll just need to come up with some nice ways of breaking in and get some people on the inside as well ha

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    The tbolt is unfortunately all locked up. But I have been hacking away at my coworkers mt4g and that 1800mhz kernel looks like something. Also all the new LG phones (like the 3d one) are totally unlocked. They should all have cyanogen support by day one

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    Where have you been? its signed, not encrypted. That means that its only got a little padlock (thats already been gotten around.... theyre waiting on HTC to release the kernel source still though) compared to the full safe equivalent on Moto's phones.
     
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    eBay my man, i do it everytime i get a new phone. once you start that cycle, you really dont ever pay much for a phone at all again. just keep recycling the monayyy.
     
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