Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Apr 2011 22:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Wait, is this for real? The company that striketh console jailbreakers with smite and other things that sound Biblical now actually launches a site specifically for unlocking its Android phones? Yes, Sony Ericsson just launched a website where owners of the company's latest Android phones can go to to unlock their devices. It's unreal - but a very welcome move, and hopefully a sign of things to come for other companies.
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By giving users explicit root access to their own phones, it's no longer appropriate to call it "jailbreaking", as the user is free to modify the code from the get go. [Emphasis added]

That's the point, isn't it? If you jailbreak an iPhone, it's you against evil Apple, which tries to stop you from tinkering with their mega-secret-full-of-IP-and-trade-secrets device that you think you own. Now s/Apple/Sony/. Doesn't sound very pleasing, does it? If, however, Sony gives you the tools to root your Android phone, it's "those good guys from Sony" that let you "modify the code from the get go" as you say.

Edited 2011-04-14 20:08 UTC

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