T-Mobile G2 Root Fund pledges cash for the first person who creates a permanent root access hack

T-Mobile G2 Root Fund pledges cash for the first person who creates a permanent root access hack
The T-Mobile G2 has a bug that restores the original ROM of the phone every time you try to update it with something custom, which must be pretty annoying for its users, considering how important root access is for Android devices. T-Mobile claims that it is there to prevent "accidental modifications" to the phone, but people who know their way around creating custom ROMs have just called it a bug.

That's why the owners of the T-Mobile G2 have set a bounty on that pesky permanent root access hack. Over at XDA-Devs the owners' community has pooled around $700 so far for the first person who allows them to fully enjoy their Android device. With that kind of publicity, we are sure that the issue will be resolved pretty soon, and even if you sniff at the cash prize, you can always do it for the glory.

source: XDA-Devs

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1. Russki

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

Ya its the same root prevention system thats on the Droid2 and the X. Its only a matter of time before someone cracks this thing. Honestly, i dont understand why Carriers spend so much money on implementing these failsafes... i get the logic but if you dont want to have your users making "accidental modifications" then stop offering open source phones.

2. androidEyez unregistered

This phone is a great device and I'm coming from my beloved Nexus One that being said the G2 could be 5x's faster,better and I guarantee the sales would be helped allot. The only reason I and allot of others bought this phone was the whole stock android thing which I assumed would have a ton of custom ROM's just like my Nexus but this is like the ultimate cock block here this is only a matter of time all they are doing is delaying and annoying the hell out of me now I here that there is a Nexus S or whatever coming it pisses me off even more because I have to drop another couple of dollar's to get that to have the freedom out the box but no use complaining because nobody want's to listen anyway.

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