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Old September 10th, 2013, 08:53 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jhawkkw View Post
Google might be trying to remove root obtained through exploits because they are a greater security risk than just obtaining root itself, but they're not the ones locking up your devices. Last time I checked, every Nexus device's bootloader can be unlocked with a simple "fastboot oem unlock" command, and the Google Play Edition of this S4 has an unlocked bootloader out of the box. On those devices, you can still unlock, root, flash recovery, roms, and kernels without the need for exploits. In other words, Samsung did this to you, not Google.
Are you sure jhawkkw? Our boot loaders were unlocked, it's just these new firmwares that have it from what I can gather. I'm not saying your wrong, but it would be nice to know who to grumble at before firing off an email to a CEO.
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