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22nd February 2013, 01:58 AM   |  #41  
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I'm just going to point out that its unlikely that most cops would even know what unlocking a phone means. Therefore, it's a useless law that shouldn't be implemented except through the carrier's contract.

If a carrier files a police report...they will know.
22nd February 2013, 02:48 AM   |  #42  
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This is the most useless thread ever!!!! Interesting and funny read though!
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22nd February 2013, 02:51 AM   |  #43  
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Re: People that call root jailbreak...
Honestly, I just call root "jailbreak" because most people, if they own an iPhone or not, know what a jailbreak for iPhone means (to free the phone) so I call it a jailbreak for an android. It is just easier for some people to understand. Not everyone know what root or root permissions/files are. I understand how it could be annoying but it helps others understand.

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22nd February 2013, 03:55 AM   |  #44  
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Do you have the exact verbiage that clarifies that?

Reading the Library of Congress Final Rule is like stubbing your toe. Here's the official document: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-insp...2012-26308.pdf

What I have seen regarding full price phones is this from one columnist at Cnet: "The new no-no is buying a locked phone with a hefty carrier discount and then unlocking it on your own and without the carrier's permission." http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...egal-saturday/

However you may be right about it being illegal to unlock even after the contract runs out. Per another columnist at Cnet: "the Library of Congress that prohibits unlocking phones without the carrier's permission -- even when a customer's contract with the carrier has expired." http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57...00000-trigger/

But I'd really like to see other analyses of the Library of Congress Final Rule.

One thing I understand from senior phone hackers and developers is that the Verizon GN2 (full price or contract) is already unlocked and from what I can glean from the columnists, in that case buying full price does allow you to use the phone on other carriers.

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By the way here's the link to the White House petition seeking to overturn the Library of Congress ruling: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...legal/1g9KhZG7

It's the least you can do if you really want to see the rule overturned.
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22nd February 2013, 07:52 PM   |  #45  
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Re: People that call root jailbreak...
I think people posting they "bricked" their phone when more than likely it just needs a cache wipe, data wipe, or *gasp* Odin to stock is worse...

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22nd February 2013, 10:12 PM   |  #46  
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Re: People that call root jailbreak...
For the next phone, you can "unlock" it yourself and call it whatever you want.

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1st March 2013, 05:35 AM   |  #47  
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We had a co-worker that was calling his data plan the "iphone unlimited plan" that he didn't want to give up. We had to explain that unlimited wasn't iphone specific, painful.
1st March 2013, 04:20 PM   |  #48  
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Re: People that call root jailbreak...
I laugh at Jailbroken iPhone users trying to show off their phones when almost all the things they do you can do on a non-rooted android device.

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1st March 2013, 05:09 PM   |  #49  
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I think people posting they "bricked" their phone when more than likely it just needs a cache wipe, data wipe, or *gasp* Odin to stock is worse...

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THIS x 10 lol
I can live with soft brick. But a "Bricked Pone" is a dead useless bloody phone, not one you have working again in 30 minutes.

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