Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Oct 2010 22:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While we rail on Apple for its closed and restrictive policies regarding its iOS, with Apple you at least know what you're getting into. When you buy a mobile phone running Android, many do so because of its open and more free nature than the competing platforms - so you can imagine the surprise when the hackers at xda-developers found out the brand-new T-Mobile G2 has a hardware rootkit that will always restore the phone's original operating system upon installing a different ROM. HTC says it doesn't know of any such feature, and points towards the carrier (or Google).
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may it be the SIM card ?
by namakemono on Thu 7th Oct 2010 13:19 UTC
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I did not see the hackers page, but what if they change the SIM card ?
Once I bought a cell phone from my phone carrier, asked to unlock it and give it to my wife┬┤s sister. When she put in the SIM card and powered the phone, it started to download and install a lot of programs of her carrier.
So, she ended with a device "customized" from the SIM card. I was annoyed and glad she was not borrowing the phone.

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