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[Phandroid]Verizon Support: An HTC Device With an Unlocked Bootloader Cannot Be Activ

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Verizon could be saying a couple of different things here, for all we know. They could either mean devices will not be sold unlocked out of the box or they could mean they won’t carry devices with unlockable bootloaders. In any case, it’s always important to discern between locked, encrypted bootloaders, and locked bootloaders with encrypted keys.
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Seems the celebration was short live for Verizon. Maybe AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile won't follow.
post #2 of 17
Can't say that i would willingly use services from a company that tries to strangle me.
If that's their final answer, let it it rot and fade away.
Edited by Ikon - 5/27/11 at 8:53am
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It's not that I hate them for what they feel is protecting their bottom line. But for me I just wouldn't have fun without ROM switching every so many days.
     
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Verizon, reminding me why have Sprint yet again
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Since Motorola is also considering dissolving their locked bootloader policy as well, I wonder if that will affect their relationship with Verizon..
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Have fun selling only the iPhone then, nubcakes. And it's not like you guys have any groundbreaking phones to begin with. I'd rather use a carrier pigeon than go with Verizon at this point.
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You know, companies need to let people breathe a bit. They're getting their atrocious monthly payments. Why do they feel the need to make it so people can't customize their own damn phone?
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One of the interesting comments on the original post noted that the rep may have confused the question with an unlocked phone(one that isn't carrier locked) rather than an unlocked bootloader. Just something to think of.
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Isn't there a difference between activating a phone on a carrier's network, and using a phone on their network? I mean, you can activate a vanilla phone out of the box for initial use when you first start an account, or add a different phone to your account, and then you can mod it to hell and back without consequence. Sounds like a moot point if this only extents to the act of *activating* the phone for the first time of use on an account. Once it's activated, who cares?

edit After reading some of the comments on the original linked post, it sounds like this is probably just a mis-communication by a very non-technical service rep, so it doesn't sound like it's anything to worry about.
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if this turns into verizon stating that they will not allow devices to be unlocked via any method and will require that all current and future devices have *Encrypted boot loaders verizon is going to loose my business

if however this is a misunderstanding then fine..... but they do need to clarify what they intend to do.
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