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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
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.
How can you complain when it's $25 per month, with EVERYTHING UNLIMITED (including data), bar 300 talk minutes? Especially now that they are getting the Motorola Triumph (4.1" 480x800 SLCD screen, 1ghz Snapdragon, front-facing camera)??

How would they even know if you rooted your phone? I don't think ANY carrier technically allows it, iirc.
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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.
Samsung, Acer, HTC, Dell...

Need I go on?
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post #13 of 22
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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.
Actually Samsung is embracing it a bit more then HTC, no phones with locked bootloaders that I know of and they sent a new Galaxy S2 to a Cyanogenmod 7 developer.

It is so mentally retarded to lock down a Android phone, if I want to have no ability to flash custom ROMS and Kernels, I'll go with a iPhone where at least I know I'll get a update for my locked down system.
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post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by flamingoyster View Post
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.
Oh I apologize, I misunderstood what you were saying.

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post #15 of 22
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Samsung, Acer, HTC, Dell...

Need I go on?
I said publicly. Everyone has allowed it to occur unnnofficially.

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post #16 of 22
My phone, my rules, if I want it rooted then it will be rooted.
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post #17 of 22
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My phone, my rules, if I want it rooted then it will be rooted.
I doubt anyone is telling you not to root it. There just letting you know that once rooted you lose your warranty. Taking off root and putting the phone back to factory state is technology illegal if you plan to send it in for repairs.
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post #18 of 22
How can they possibly tell if you have rooted your phone. Rooting is not complicated and doesn't even change all that much in the phone, just opens it up to let you install custom apps.

You put your sim card and they provide you with their services, what right do they have to tell you what you can do with your phone. Going further how can they possibly tell if the phone is rooted simply from a sim card unless they install malware or something?

What if I bought a sim card and put it in my already unlocked and rooted phone that I bought from NCIX or Newegg?

That said there is no large carrier that allowes unlimited data in Canada. Only one that I know of is Mobilicity and their not where I live yet.
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post #19 of 22
I did the root part, it just sucks that my bootloader is signed. :\\
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post
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.
No, no, no... There's nothing wrong about following the directions, building it down, then rebuilding it back up in your taste.

I do that with just about everything I own.
    
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