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Old August 2nd, 2011, 08:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mobile carriers don't want users to have super user access to the phone, or they'd delete the pre loaded software that they are paid subsidies to load and have access to other functions of the phone that they can charge for. It also limits the damage people can do to their phone, it'd be hard to offer a warranty if people have full access to the system, users would brick their phones way too often.

Android would have never been adopted if google required carriers to allow root access. Way too much liability on open systems.

However it would be nice if all the carriers offered a "nexus" type phone that is easily unlocked but comes with no warranty and isn't subsidized. Most likely will never happen though.
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