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Pas de ROM custom sur le G2 ....

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Vu sur Gizmodo (oui je sais on a vu mieux comme qualité de source, ça vaut ce que ça vaut)


If you were hoping to make any modifications to your T-Mobile G2, my apologies. Because the phone apparently ships with a rootkit that will override any changes you make to Android and reinstall the original firmware. That ain't right.

According to the New America Foundation, "one of the microchips embedded into the G2 prevents device owners from making permanent changes that allow custom modifications to the the Android operating system." The full 40-page blow-by-blow of the Dev Forum's thwarted attempts can be found here.

Between this and Motorola's Droid X eFuse kill switch, there's an unsettling—and growing—arrogance. An attitude that says you may have just paid for your phone, but you don't own it. Because if you truly owned it, you'd be able to modify it however you pleased. It's like buying a car and being told you can't buy new Bridgestones a month later. Or more relevantly, as NAF points out: it's like installing Linux on a Windows computer one night, and waking up to find Vista back in place.

So that G2 you bought? It's not yours. It's HTC and T-Mobile's. You're just borrowing it, and the terms of the loan are entirely non-negotiable. [Dev Forum via New America via Boing Boing]

Plus ça va et plus on s'éloigne du coté "Open Source" d'Android ....

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:rolleyes: Etonnant.. Où est passé le côté Open Source là-dedans?

J'espère que des devs trouveront une façon de détourner cette connerie (excusez-moi du langage mais je ne vois pas d'autres termes).

Dans le pire des cas, si personne ne peut rien y faire, je pense que le G2 va être boycotté par la communauté (surtout des devs) et que cette erreur ne sera pas reproduite.

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