Originally Posted by ryujeff
I have no idea how AT&T can get benefit by locking bootloaders. Why do they want it locked? They also said they are going to lock bootloaders for further devices. Does that mean AT&T will lock KitKat's bootloader? KitKat's my only hope unless Dan Rosenberg releases unlocking method. When is he gonna release the method? It's been a while. I really want custom ROMs. Safestrap's choices are too limited and eats up my storage.
Sadly, I bought the device right after MF3. I'm not updating to MK2 in order to not encounter another bootloader problem.
AT&T locks bootloaders so that they can guarantee everyone will have and use exactly what they give access to. It makes it harder for us to get rid of their restrictions such as locking tethering and using apps they hide in the play store. It keeps us on their stock system where they can have more control basically. KitKat will be locked, just like everything else was/is. Don Rosenberg's unlock method has been out for a while, it's only an exploit known as loki and was patched by MF3. It was never a full unlock.
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