Will 2.2 allow rooting?

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  1. thinkmega

    thinkmega Member

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    Mine is a 2.1 stock, assuming VZ will do the OTA update next Tuesday, do you think the official 2.2 release will prevent people getting root?

    Because if rooting in 2.2 is not possible, I probably should do it before OTA takes place. Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

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    There will always be a way to gain root back. Using the .sbf file you can revert as far back as 2.0.1 if you wanted to.
     
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    Sort of a misnomer. I wouldnt say that any phone "allows" rooting intentionally. Rooting is simply exploiting a deficiency in the code. Will VZW build in root access, no way.

    So for the real question, will someone find a deficiency in the code which will enable them to root? Of this I am certain. It's just a matter of time.
     
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    Didn't realize the ota was so soon. I'm hacking two peoples phones, need to do it soon I guess

    Sent from my 'Simply Stunning' Droid using Tapatalk
     
  5. thinkmega

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    When VZ introduces iPhone next year, I am afraid they could play tough with google phones... if they know how to plug the holes, I think they would do it.

    That's my concern.
     
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    Guys...

    There's no need to press the Panic button :) As long as you have RSD and the sbf files, you can do whatever you want with your droid... ;)
     
  7. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

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    Only reason VZ would lock down Android phones would be because of pressure from Apple. The 'open-ness' of Android is what's keeping them flying off the shelves.