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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Owning your phone
by scofmb on Wed 6th Oct 2010 23:14 UTC
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Well.. If HTC were to blame(which i dont think so) that will be a really big shift from their previus policy... motorola on the other side, has a company policy of signed bootloader (they told us in the moto europe facebook page)... so i really hope is t-mobile doing.

I have a motorola milestone atm, and i bought not knowing about the signed bootloader, my next phone will be an HTC

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RE: Owning your phone - my question
by jabbotts on Wed 6th Oct 2010 23:17 in reply to "Owning your phone"
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WTF is a service provider doing making a device firmware image? I pay them for a network connection and expertise not there developer skills. This, assuming it is the telco's firmware.

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