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[Endgadget] HTC locks down Incredible S against custom ROM's

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The Thunderbolt, you might have noticed, marked an unpleasant change for HTC by making it a tiny bit difficult to replace the company's own Android software with your favored community-sourced alternative. Well, turns out it's not alone and could in fact be just be the tip of an unhappy iceberg heading our way. The AndIRC guys responsible for cracking it open have also noted with some distress that the Incredible S -- likely to become the Droid Incredible 2 in the States -- features a similar signature check when flashing recovery images


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HTC, I am disappoint.........
if this turns out to be true for ALL your phones, I'm boycotting you
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:O

Not HTC!!!!
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omg i might as well kill myself no mfr/provider lets the consumer have what they want

Seriously..
AT&T buying out Tmobile
ISP now capping internet
HTC now blocking modding efforts on phones

damnit whats next?
 
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lol HTC you just lost alot of potential buyers, the only reason anyone buys any phone is for community OS and they are well away of what they are doing + willing to sacrifice warranty for it.

To sum it up, any phone that isnt listed on XDA isnt gonna get much sales
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If they're blocking custom ROMs one might as well go for the shiny alternative.
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post
If they're blocking custom ROMs one might as well go for the shiny alternative.
Hell, if HTC is gonna join the bandwagon and block modding I might as well get an iPhone as there's a bigger fist behind it to jailbreak it and just start the Apple cycle of upgrading every year
 
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Dmitri Arekhta 1 hour ago in reply to Abdur9
Yes. you are wrong. Partitions were locked, re-flasing of bootloader was locked at all. On HTC Desire you were need to use Gold Card, on Desire HD and Z - custom kernel module that resets the power of NAND controller, after that re-flash was unlocked.

HTC ALWAYS locked their bootloaders and it's just normal. S-OFF in production will lead to a lot of problems on feature (kernel rootkits for example).
It's just engadget, move on.
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LG stands to benefit from this. They have a small presence in the android community right now. They just released a ton of tegra 2 stuff and two of the three companies competing with them have locked bootloaders.
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It's just engadget, move on.
Thanks, I was about to try to boycott HTC, but its just engadget being Apple fanboys again, as well as getting ad revenue.
    
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post #10 of 18
Just like the Thunderbolt??? The Thunderbolt is already rooted with custom roms, I guess applegadget is just trying to spew crap.
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