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ill give it 2 weeks max before its cracked
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I can understand where HTC is coming from, it is after all, the ONLY phone that does 3D image capture which would probably be a hefty amount for them to fix because people could POSSIBLY end up bricking by trying to root it or do something to it. As well as it being Sprint's FIRST Dual Core (to my knowledge) phone that will be released this year (unless the Samsung Galaxy S II comes out).
That's not why phone's bootloaders are locked at all.

First off, it's virtually impossible to brick your phone using software methods only. It's very difficult, there are so many tools available to modders to recover their "bricked" phones. If we have those tools at our dispense, imagine what tools the manufacturer have. If you returned your "bricked" phone, they can easily return it back to stock...because, well, that's what they do.

The reason manufacturers are locking the bootloaders is to prevent root access to prevent unauthorized tethering, because that's the way the carriers want it.

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For most phones, if not all of them, if you break the boot loader, it is not covered by warranty and they will not fix it.
You're thinking about ROOTING. No one has been able to crack the bootloader on the recently locked bootloaders. It doesn't look like anyone will by the way the community is.

And if they are using the same technology that motorola is using, they are, it's currently unbreakable. Unless you have the key, you will not unlock the bootloader. Look at the Droid X if you don't believe me (although there are semi-workarounds in place for the x). All phones are moving this way, and until this community steps up and gives a real attempt to tackle these locked bootloaders, they will continue to be locked.
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I am waiting for them to unlock the atrix, man the the potential of the phone is crazy.
Your going to be waiting a LONG LONG TIME. They can't crack the Droid X or 2. They are almost at EOL. If HTC locks down their bootloader like Motorola you guys are going to hate life.
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Your going to be waiting a LONG LONG TIME. They can't crack the Droid X or 2. They are almost at EOL. If HTC locks down their bootloader like Motorola you guys are going to hate life.
No, they are much closer than that, ive read in the XDA forums about their progress, they are actually trying now and a very good hacker is working on it also. Apparently they are giving 750$ to a guy for all the time and work hes going to put in, its very promising!
    
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No, they are much closer than that, ive read in the XDA forums about their progress, they are actually trying now and a very good hacker is working on it also.
When a hacker trolled the community that he had successfully unlocked the Droid X bootloader, he instantly got a C&D from Motorola (trolled them too). So I'm guessing Motorola will pull a Sony on those guys.
post #26 of 73
Anyone thought the free for all will continue was mislead.
All tech at some point is locked up, especially after it becomes popular.

HTC still makes great phones....and it's a phone, not a custom build PC.
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I can make phone calls on my PC if i want, and i can play games on my phone.

It's a piece of hardware, that you own when you buy it, who's to say what you can and cannot do with it?

Altho I won't argue that I can understand them wanting a way to stop tethering...find another way.
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Anyone thought the free for all will continue was mislead.
All tech at some point is locked up, especially after it becomes popular.

HTC still makes great phones....and it's a phone, not a custom build PC.
The only reason tech gets drm/locked away features is because we let it. If people stopped buying games with drm they wouldnt exist as they do now. Same applies to locked bootloaders on phones and the various other things we are locked out of.

This is why people need to stand up for things they want, because we are the ones buying it and without us (everyone as a whole, not just modders) the companies cant afford to make devices no one will buy.
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I am wondering how far superiours single core mobile phone now the duel core will be with the security going on such as Witcher 2 securom. Which will take more performance hit that lower speed to the point no better than single core.
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I can understand where HTC is coming from, it is after all, the ONLY phone that does 3D image capture which would probably be a hefty amount for them to fix because people could POSSIBLY end up bricking by trying to root it or do something to it. As well as it being Sprint's FIRST Dual Core (to my knowledge) phone that will be released this year (unless the Samsung Galaxy S II comes out).

On the alternative though, I am pretty pissed off at HTC, because I own a Hero, and while the phone is great being a rooted phone (its also OLDOLDOLDOLDOLDOLD), its nice to have the freedom that comes with Android.
LG has a 3D phone also
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