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Default Asus locking bootloader

http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2012/01...ed-bootloader/

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Wrong forum, that is about the new transformer prime, not the original transformer
 
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Yea I know just wanted anyone know who might want to get the prime... also for future products/updates they might release..

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Original Transformer also has locked bootloader. Just lucky for most of us the key was leaked.
 
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Wrong forum, that is about the new transformer prime, not the original transformer
Its very pertinent here.

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However the Prime forums are in a bit of an uproar about it.

As I am opposed to locked/encrypted bootloaders I post this link so we may all let Asus know that we don't want to see any more of encrypted bootloaders.
 
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Tweeted as requested! Seems prime has more enthusiasts than we do right now.

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God I really hate these internet mediastorm campaigns full of spotty teenagers complaining about crap like this and starting Facebook petitions and all to try and change corporate decisions. They flood blogs and news sites will their crap.

Go buy an Xoom if it really bothers you that much.

Comments like this really are embarrassing (not for Asus, but the whole human race).

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Unlock this Bootloader on the prime you scumbags.

I bought this device and I demand I be allowed to use it. I will be advising everyone that I know is in the market for a tablet to avoid Asus until something is done.
Someone want to tell him he can already USE it..... He makes it sound like a power-on password. If anything unlocking the bootloader will REDUCE functionality, as it would almost certainly mean you would no longer have a secure device that could rent content, any unlocking would remove DRM keys.

Both my devices are rooted with unlocked bootloaders, however I don't DEMAND it, I research the products and buy the ones that allow it (or have leaked keys). Had the Asus not had the bootloader keys leaked, I would have bought something else (Xoom for eample). Let market forces dictate, not dumb Facebook and mediastorm bullcrap.
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Got to love our first world problems. I'd much rather worry about a locked bootloader digital device then where im going to get my next meal or whether we have fresh water for the children . Send all these whining kids to south Africa or the Philippines, mayybe have them digging fighting holes in Afghanistan or building ffp 's... that will add some perspective to their "PROBLEMS"

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Got to love our first world problems. I'd much rather worry about a locked bootloader digital device then where im going to get my next meal or whether we have fresh water for the children . Send all these whining kids to south Africa or the Philippines, mayybe have them digging fighting holes in Afghanistan or building ffp 's... that will add some perspective to their "PROBLEMS"

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Spot on. My sentiments exactly. It's interesting this form of internet crybaby attitude seems to be almost entirely American of origin.

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