Oh they are! We have root and recovery already. They are working on custom kernels now, and hopefully getting close. Thankfully, while locked, this phone is NOT a Motorola. There is hope. xda-developers - View Single Post - [BOOTLOADER] Locked bootloader research and news [Updated: 7/7/2012] People who want their phone to actually be THEIRS, make SURE you tweet verizon your disdain here: https://twitter.com/VZWSupport/status/221438243428765698 I did!