Motorola Explains eFuse Chip, Promises No Bricked Droid X Phones

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mralexosborn

This upsets me quite a bit. Android was supposed to be a very open OS. That is the reason I love my Droid so dearly. I can do whatever I want with it. And I have. It is rooted and runs DroidMod. Overclocking, WiFi tethering, and animated wallpaper attracted me to the whole thing. Why should I not be allowed to use my phone, that I purchased with my money and that I  pay monthly for a plan every month, to it's fullest capabilities? This alone would be enough for me to not want to upgrade.

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Xaero429

I think anybody considering that samsung galaxy should think twice.  I recently bought a samsung impression with att and it was the biggest piece of shit phone i have ever owned.  After just 6 months of use, the phone would lock up constantly forcing me to remove the battery to reset it, the batteries didn't hold charge but for half a day with very light use, the phone would disconnect from the internet while loading the Google search page, and the phone would drop calls constantly.  Att is the worst cell carrier, all i asked them for was 2 year contract price on a new phone, but they refused, and offered to "fix" my phone instead.  I learned a valuable lesson though; never go with att and never buy a samsung phone.

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thetechchild

I think you should stop commenting about Samsung and AT&T while on a page about Microsoft Kin. Moreover, couldn't you have just given your phone to AT&T and have them fix it? What's wrong with that? I fail to see any of your points there...

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violian

In terms of aesthetics, this phone impresses me the most of all the Android phones. I'm actually considering this phone over the iPhone - mainly because I don't want pay for ATT's outrageous monthly cost to operate the iPhone.

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Lost_Intelligence

And miss out on the duct tape fashion statement that's coming?

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thetechchild

Apple is offering free bumper cases... So duct tape is, like, so 5 minutes ago. ;)

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williezzy

Wait, so does this mean that if I try to load a custom rom that it will just go into a recovery mode. Does that require me to send it off to Motorala to get fixed? Or, can I just somehow restore it to normal myself? I just want to know before I mess with my phone.

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aviaggio

Sorry, but they're full of shit. Just another hardware manufacturer trying to tell us what we can and can't do with things we OWN. Guess I won't be buying any Motorola products. Galaxy S FTW!

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Lost_Intelligence

While hardware manufacturers are in essence telling their users what they can and can't do with the phone (no where near levels of Apple - in this case), it's also there way of controlling their 1) reputation (Apple's argument) and 2) their support desk calls.

And remember, you don't necessarily "own" the phone until the completion of the contract on the phone.  That's where they throw the ETF's at you.

I would be willing to bet that the encrypted bootloader only affect's around 1-2% of the overall users of the phone. 

That being said, I love my Droid 1 simply because it was easy to root and the custom ROMs out there that are better for what I want than what Motorola and Verizon said I should want.

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TechJunkie

I have the EVO but the Galaxy S is lookin pretty sweet.

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