Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Mar 2012 00:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Due to their very nature, custom Android ROMs have root enabled by default. Up until relatively recently, installing custom Android ROMs was a thing geeks did, and as such, this wasn't much of a problem. However, over the past few days, I've found out just how easy installing custom ROMs and modifying them really is (I'm running this one until CyanogenMod 9 is ready for the SII), and it seems like more and more regular users are engaging in the practice as well. Suddenly, having root enabled becomes a security liability.
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I'm stunned that savvy vendors haven't decided to help CyanogenMod support their old devices.

I mean, most of them are so crap at releasing updated versions of the operating system that Android itself is getting a stigma attached.

Wouldn't it just make *far* more sense for, say, Samsung to give CyanogenMod a little love, and call them the official "support" team. All of a sudden, Samsung is off the hook, and no longer has to continue supporting older devices.

I'd bet this would not cannibalise sales of new devices anyway (anyone willing and smart enough can root most devices now. Those people aren't going to be buying a new phone just because the O/S isn't the newest.


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