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Do you Think HTC will place the same Hardware root block on the DHD as they did on G2

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By RollingStar, Member on 6th October 2010, 06:43 PM
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10th October 2010, 12:45 PM |#21  
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How so? I'm asking a valid question, T-Mobile US may have pushed HTC into doing this, just like they did to remove Wifi tethering to the G2's supposedly 'Vanilla' version of Android... Do you work for HTC? All we can do is predict trends, nobody knows for sure if the DHD will share this chipset with the US G2.

my thoughts exactly.
 
 
10th October 2010, 02:01 PM |#22  
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Apache you gave me a reason to wait details about this are 100% defined and I add..unlocked..before buying. Can't live with a locked Htc with no custom roms.
One question, can you point me where I can follow the development of this?

good one, i will go for that.

but we can guess that will find the answer to the root lock coz the DHD will not be alone, the desire Z and G2 is jest the beginning, after that more android devices and windows 7 mobile. some one must hack it.
10th October 2010, 04:38 PM |#23  
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No lock is impossible to break it will just take some creativity from the dev community. Someone will figure out a way to spoof the hardware in to thinking it's running stock software etc. Just sit back and wait or start figuring out a solution, gotta start somewhere with the coding :P
10th October 2010, 04:42 PM |#24  
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signed bootloader has stumped the milestone devs for nearly a year, i wont hold my breath for them to break it.
10th October 2010, 05:22 PM |#25  
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signed bootloader has stumped the milestone devs for nearly a year, i wont hold my breath for them to break it.

If someone can make it, someone can break it. Lateral thinking will prevail or people will boycot the manufacturers and retailers until something is done about it. (I hope)
10th October 2010, 05:27 PM |#26  
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signed bootloader has stumped the milestone devs for nearly a year, i wont hold my breath for them to break it.

That's what I say! You are all right about the fact there's no security that can't be broken and about the fact there will be more and more devices that need this and so plenty of developers working on a solution. But what about spending 600 € on a phone I want to "play" with because I used to do it and I like it and I actually don't know if and when I will be able to do it? It makes no sense to me. Long time ago I had a Motorola which was locked due to bootloader signature system and do you know when it was hacked? When it was in my drawer since two years. Useless.
So, that's why I'll first wait and see the if. And that's why before knowing this today I always thought Htc wouldn't do anything similar, it's hurting itself imho
10th October 2010, 07:34 PM |#27  
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ErMeglio - to wait is always an good idea for most of the people (not for me)
in the worse case - buy some desire or nexus
10th October 2010, 07:46 PM |#28  
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You've got it all wrong.
You should select your smartphone according to your needs.

If you do it right, then the lack of custom roms won't be a problem. root, maybe, but not custom roms.
The only subset of people susceptible to play with custom roms are those, who treat the smartphone as an expensive gadget and/or those, who also treat it as a development platform, like me.
11th October 2010, 01:22 AM |#29  
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Back to the subject: read up here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=799629
11th October 2010, 04:45 AM |#30  
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Just to clarify this whole thread, as it (for a relative n00b like me can be hard to interpret), we ARE saying that ROOT is not at all impossible, but that it might be tricky to put a custom ROM. Is that correct?
11th October 2010, 06:14 AM |#31  
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Just to clarify this whole thread, as it (for a relative n00b like me can be hard to interpret), we ARE saying that ROOT is not at all impossible, but that it might be tricky to put a custom ROM. Is that correct?


Not THAT tricky.
I have a few ideas I'd like to check once I get my DHD.
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