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Old February 13th, 2013, 07:45 AM   #74 (permalink)
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Default Re: The "Epic" Motorola X Pre-Release Thread

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Originally Posted by Gmash View Post
It was quite some time ago, but I read an article where Verizon was keeping track of who was rooted by sending out a small ota that wouldn't go through on rooted phones and therefore they could tell which ones went through and which didn't. It seemed legit to me at the time, if I remember correctly Verizon had all but confirmed it, but said they weren't going to do anything with the information, that it was just for research. I have no idea of the scope of the project, or it could have been a bs article, but it sounded real to me.
Not sure if I buy that. Any ota update has to be approved by the device owner. Also I am fairly certain they can't remotely tell if the user is rooted. If they actually have the phone and look into the phones history then they can tell.
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