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Virgin Mobile doesn't want anyone messing with its Android phones. That means not the manufacturers, and not you, either.
Sprint's prepaid arm, Virgin Mobile, thrilled Android purists last week when it stood up for the "pure Android experience" by saying it would bar manufacturer skins from its smartphones.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386817,00.asp
first news post in awhile sorry if a screwed up
well thats interesting
Edited by JohnDProb - 6/13/11 at 3:07pm
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Having gone from Virgin to Sprint (and subsequently also moved to a smartphone), I will have to say Virgin Mobile is like the retarded half brother.
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Well they got it half right.
Android is about customization, leaving it vanilla is like buying legos and only following the directions instead of being creative.
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Well they got it half right.
Android is about customization, leaving it vanilla is like buying legos and only following the directions instead of being creative.
Nice comparison.
    
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Why is this news? I can't think of any carrier that would give a different response than that.
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Why is this news? I can't think of any carrier that would give a different response than that.
Every single other carrier has thus far given a different response than that. hahahahaha
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I want an Android just to root it...
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Every single other carrier has thus far given a different response than that. hahahahaha
Carrier or manufacturer?

The only carrier I know who encourages you to mess with phones is.....

The only manufacturer I know that is finally giving in and allowing you to flash and mod to your hearts content publicly is HTC.
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In the UK, I'm fairly certain it's illegal to stop someone from unlocking and rooting their phone. In that, no phone sold in the UK can be designed to prohibit this.


Edited by Viridian - 6/13/11 at 3:40pm
    
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Carrier or manufacturer?

The only carrier I know who encourages you to mess with phones is.....

The only manufacturer I know that is finally giving in and allowing you to flash and mod to your hearts content publicly is HTC.
The response being that Virgin Mobile doesn't want manufacturers adding their own skins.

No other carrier currently disallows this.

I wasn't talking about end user rooting, because obviously every carrier stands unified on that issue.
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