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Master Geek

Topic # 84212 26-May-2011 21:15
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Pressure from the Android community is making HTC rethink/review their new locked bootloader policy. 

Add a comment to this Facebook page in support or sign the petition (or do both).

Android is free/open source, we should be able to gain root access to a phone and do what we want.

I had my Incredible S unlocked by an XTC Clip just so I could root it!  

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  Reply # 474903 27-May-2011 18:50
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Looks like HTC listened. The CEO jumped on Facebook and announced that they wouldn't be locking anymore bootloaders. Well done HTC!

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  Reply # 474912 27-May-2011 19:08
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  Reply # 475049 28-May-2011 08:58
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So will they push S-off to current locked ones with software updates?

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  Reply # 475084 28-May-2011 12:09
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tanivula: So will they push S-off to current locked ones with software updates?

Seems like the announcement is for future products Frown.  I am hoping it may be incorporated in a future firmware update for my DHD.  All I really want is root access so that I can use Titanium Backup and a few other root required apps, and to install a recovery so I can save a backup of my phone.  I am quite happy with the stock 2.3.3 and SenseUI otherwise and want to have a simple path to any future firmware upgrades.  The latest move to Gingerbread was painless and straightforward.

Is the downside of an unlocked bootloader/root/recovery that the device becomes more susceptible to malicious external hacking (tinfoil hats on!)?

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