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Something really weird has just happened at motorola support forum

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22nd June 2011, 02:21 AM   |  #1  
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Hello all,

At motorola support forum there was a thread started by someone asking for motorola to just "leak" the keys... suddenly a hex code sequence appeared at the forum and the thread was blocked (requires authorized access). Now, there is a really HIGH probability (like 99.99999999%) that this is just a joke... but who knows... here what was posted:

Code:
Almost forgot about this thread! So anyway, here is that key you asked for:

4772656574696E67732C2066656C6C6F77732E2057
65206B6E6F77207468617420796F752061726520
6479696E6720666F722074686520756E6C6F636B
656420626F6F746C6F616465722E204D6F746F20
6973206E6F7420746865206F6E6C792022706C61
7965722220746861742068617320616E20696E66
6C75656E6365206F766572206465636973696F6E
202D206361727269657273206861766520746865
69722073617920696E20697420746F6F2C20736F
20646F6E2774206A75737420626C616D65207573
202D20636F6E7461637420746865206361727269
65727320746F6F2E20417320612066656C6C6F77
20656E67696E656572202D206D7920706572736F
6E616C206F70696E696F6E20697320746F206E6F
74206C696D6974206B6E6F776C6564676561626C
65207573657273206279206C6F636B656420626F
6F746C6F616465722E20427574204920616C736F
207468696E6B2074686174206D6F6464696E6720
6F66207468652073797374656D20737720766F69
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756C6420796F752062652077696C6C696E672074
6F20766F696420612077617272616E7479206279
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6E636C7573696F6E7320647261776E2066726F6D
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Ok, it is a joke, it's an encoded string, here is the text:
Code:
Greetings, fellows. We know that you are dying for the unlocked bootloader. Moto is not the only "player" that has an influence over decision - carriers have their say in it too, so don't just blame us - contact the carriers too. As a fellow engineer - my personal opinion is to not limit knowledgeable users by locked bootloader. But I also? think that modding of the system sw voids the warranty - would you be willing to void a warranty by unlocking and modding the phone?  Anyway, this is meant as a tongue-in-cheek little joke, not something to be taken seriously or to have conclusions drawn from it, nor is it in anyway representative of an official company view. Have fun!
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22nd June 2011, 02:24 AM   |  #2  
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most likely a hoax...
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Text translation:

Greetings, fellows. We know that you are dying for the unlocked bootloader. Moto is not the only "player" that has an influence over decision - carriers have their say in it too, so don't just blame us - contact the carriers too. As a fellow engineer - my personal opinion is to not limit knowledgeable users by locked bootloader. But I also think that modding of the system sw voids the warranty - would you be willing to void a warranty by unlocking and modding the phone? Anyway, this is meant as a tongue-in-cheek little joke, not something to be taken seriously or to have conclusions drawn from it, nor is it in anyway representative of an official company view. Have fun!
22nd June 2011, 02:32 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Eionai

Text translation:

Greetings, fellows. We know that you are dying for the unlocked bootloader. Moto is not the only "player" that has an influence over decision - carriers have their say in it too, so don't just blame us - contact the carriers too. As a fellow engineer - my personal opinion is to not limit knowledgeable users by locked bootloader. But I also think that modding of the system sw voids the warranty - would you be willing to void a warranty by unlocking and modding the phone? Anyway, this is meant as a tongue-in-cheek little joke, not something to be taken seriously or to have conclusions drawn from it, nor is it in anyway representative of an official company view. Have fun!

To clarify for those who don't quite understand, this is what you get if you put the "key" in the OP into a Hex:Ascii converter. In the words of Eddie Murphy, "Ha ha ha, VERY FUNNY."
22nd June 2011, 04:18 AM   |  #5  
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hahaha, that was pretty good.
22nd June 2011, 07:35 AM   |  #6  
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The answer is yes I'd be willing to void my warenty. That benifits motor too.

The FCC (I may be remembering the wrong one) said rooting is legal but it can still be a point to void warranty.

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22nd June 2011, 01:04 PM   |  #7  
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Here is my answer to the Moto dev:
Yes I dont give a crap to the warrenty, since i live in Israel and using a AT&T device I dont have any warrenty anyhow. I prefer an open device that gives me the freedom to mod it as much as I want, and to take it on my own risk. That's what happens with all the other users that buy their devices in different country, so why the fu@k I can't? If I was gonna buy a phone and the warrenty would be an issue I would have bought it in my country, from a carrier.
So please stop playing with our balls and say it's the wind!
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Here's something ive been thinking about...Motorola says it is not only them but the carrier holding back the bootloader from being unlocked... this is the part I dont understand. HTC announced they will be unlocking all bootloaders https://www.facebook.com/HTC/posts/10150307320018084 .. doesn't ATT sell HTC phones too? Did HTC say it's a carrier decision?? No!

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Originally Posted by tsouza

Hello all,

At motorola support forum there was a thread started by someone asking for motorola to just "leak" the keys... suddenly a hex code sequence appeared at the forum and the thread was blocked (requires authorized access). Now, there is a really HIGH probability (like 99.99999999%) that this is just a joke...

If we trust the poster, the "us" in the string is telling. Who posted it? What browser do you use, can you grep through the cache for the original? I would copy all your cache files so they don't get overwritten (if they aren't already)
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Originally Posted by aver2one

Here's something ive been thinking about...Motorola says it is not only them but the carrier holding back the bootloader from being unlocked... this is the part I dont understand. HTC announced they will be unlocking all bootloaders https://www.facebook.com/HTC/posts/10150307320018084 .. doesn't ATT sell HTC phones too? Did HTC say it's a carrier decision?? No!

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Motorola and HTC = different companies which = different contracts between them and AT&T. Don't assume just because they manufacture like products that the business relationship and contractual requirements are the same.

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