Re: why lock bootloaders?
The business application is respectable and one I always understood with out difficulty. What I don't like is that they take away the choice for those who do want to tinker. If you're counting, Verizon has not released a phone with an unencrypted bootloader since the gnex in December of 2011. So as far as tinkering goes, Verizon is not offering choice to those who do want to tinker. Yes there's those dev phones that one could purchase, but not many people are going to spend that kind of money for one.
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