Did Anyone know...It is now a felony to root your phone!


  1. JIMV

    JIMV Well-Known Member

    The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013 (So Far): It Is Now a Crime to Unlock Your Smartphone....



    The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013 (So Far): It Is Now a Crime to Unlock Your Smartphone - Derek Khanna - The Atlantic

    This is real...no fooling. The idiot government has decided they now own and control our smartphones...​

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    Unlock is not root. Unlock means being able to use it on all networks. Your phone can remain locked to a network even if rooted.
  3. Motorhead1991

    Motorhead1991 Well-Known Member

    Either way it's rediculous. I wish the US was more like the rest of the world where evedy phone was unlocked and carriers didn't mind as long as you paid them.
  4. God bless America...
  5. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

  6. Davdi

    Davdi Well-Known Member Contributor

    So what did the carriers promise the US Government to get this monumentally daft ruling?
  7. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Well-Known Member

    I don't no about the most ridiculous, but a law about unlocking has to be one of the least neccessary: the issue is already covered perfectly adequately by contract law and probably by laws on theft.
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