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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RE: Comment by bile
by andydread on Thu 7th Oct 2010 20:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by bile"
andydread
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2009-02-02


If you want an easily hacked phone buy the one marketed as such: the Nexus One.


The Nexus One is no longer available. So where in the marketplace can one find an Android phone that to date does not go to lengths to block the user's freedom?

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