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http://www.xda-developers.com/android/unlock-the-verizon-samsung-galaxy-note-ii-bootloader-xda-developer-tv/

Always tough to decide is this hardware or software news. But it is hacking the hardware so here we are!
I own this phone and it is amazing, and Adam just made it that much better.
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Recently, resident hardware hacker, XDA Elite Recognized Developer, and XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler got his hands on a Verizon variant of the new Samsung Galaxy Note II. He assembled a team of experts including Recognized Developer Ralekdev and fellow Elite Recognized Developer Rebellos. With a group this talented, they had the bootloader unlocked in no time. Why does Verizon even try?
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For the same reason that developers/publishers try using DRM.
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For the same reason that developers/publishers try using DRM.

I dont even understand what you are trying to say here.
Hacking hardware on a phone is so you can make the device better.
Run custom roms, overclock if you want, better battery etc.
DRM for software is to prevent people from stealing it. Android is open source.
I really have no clue how you think this is even remotely similar.
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They do it to prevent folks that no nothing from ruining the phone. Something doesn't run as smooth as you would like so someone less informed would overclock the processor (that is easily available in custom roms) or gpu and can possibly bring the whole phone down.

They lock it to keep the idiots from blaming the manufacturer. It's a "covering my ass" move. thumb.gif
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post #5 of 11

"hacked" makes it seem so anti-climatic lol.

 

 

 

on a side note, it makes me appreciate nexus devices that can do a simple "fastboot oem unlock" command.

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I dont even understand what you are trying to say here.
Hacking hardware on a phone is so you can make the device better.
Run custom roms, overclock if you want, better battery etc.
DRM for software is to prevent people from stealing it. Android is open source.
I really have no clue how you think this is even remotely similar.
I'm making a reference to the last sentence of the quoted paragraph.
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Originally Posted by JustusIV View Post

I dont even understand what you are trying to say here.
Hacking hardware on a phone is so you can make the device better.
Run custom roms, overclock if you want, better battery etc.
DRM for software is to prevent people from stealing it. Android is open source.
I really have no clue how you think this is even remotely similar.

And both equally illegal due to recent judgments, IIRC..

They are very similar indeed. We purchase something that does not "belong" to us.

Unlocking the bootloader allows people to change the IMEI, there-by stealing their neighbors something or another. lachen.gif

(that last sentence was a stretch, but still look at sony and geohot)
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I'm making a reference to the last sentence of the quoted paragraph.

Sorry i miss understood your point there.
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Sorry i miss understood your point there.
No problem man
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wait...so do I have to hack the bootloader to root my phone and OC that stuff?
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