T-Mobile responds to G2 rooting issue

T-Mobile responds to G2 rooting issue
Only a day after the Web was awash with complaints about the G2's anti-rooting measures, T-Mobile has issued an official response. Their response says that their protection of the T-Mobile G2's original code is meant to prevent accidental modification which might make the device inoperable.

T-Mobile explains that "software implementation on the G2 stores some components in read-only memory as a security measure to prevent key operating system software from becoming corrupted and rendering the device inoperable." This would be more valid if it were very easy to corrupt your OS. Even if someone botches the rooting of a device, there are plenty of resources to help correct the mistake.

The press release goes on to say: "There is a small subset of highly technical users who may want to modify and re-engineer their devices at the code level, known as "rooting," but a side effect of HTC's security measure is that these modifications are temporary and cannot be saved to permanent memory. As a result, the original code is restored."

Savvy Android owners have enjoyed the openness of the OS, and might resent being prevented from modifying their devices. We can't argue with HTC or T-Mobile at this point, but hopefully this anti-rooting measure doesn't become the norm.

source: T-Mobile via TmoNews

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  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
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