Last Updated: May 25,2010
Sounds like BS. Anyone can make an icon. I'm no expert on Root but I believe there is more to it then just having the Su icon.
i am not sure i buy it yet either, but oh well if it is.
Shit happens ... no one owes you anything especially root
Android Central confirmed. As long as we get root soon, I'll be fine.
Can't say I'm very suprised. Google gave away 5000 of them to some of the top Devs. Only makes sense that a few guys would try to root it over a few beers and luckily they came across an exploit.
I can't stand when people say this..Did he say "OMG EVO ROOTED I AM OWED ROOT GIVE ME IT NOW!!!"? No he didn't he was just stating it kind of sucks and is weird that it got rooted first. Everyone wants root and is excited for root, I do not see in this thread where anyone says I AM OWED ROOT. So please shut up.
If Android was really "open" we would not need to root.
This feels kind of like a swift kick to the balls.
The Android OS and Goolge IS open. The nexus one can be rooted by just running a simple command and ships unlocked from the factory. However Verizon choose to futher lock down their devices, so THEY are not as open as android and google.
I find it funny that people like to blame google for htc and verizons shortcomings and blame htc and verizon for googles shortcomings. They each have their faults but most of the time they are blamed for the wrong issues.
Well said, I think too often we forget that manufacturers and carriers put their "stamp" on something changing behavior and flexibility!
If you think about it, Google gave these out to some pretty knowledgeable devs at their conference. So its not that surprising that they got it rooted before the Incredible.
So you're saying that anyone knowledgeable wouldn't get an Incredible? That's kinda insulting to us Incredible owners.
No, he's saying that top developers have received Evo at their disposal, so they were able to develop root. While, out of those 5000developers, not all of them have Incredible.
No he's saying the people they handed them out to were developers. So they naturally had the urge to dive right into it and see what they could find. Not to mention they didn't pay for it, and some probably won't even activate it as they don't want to switch carriers.
I thought they were pre-activated and included 30 days of free Sprint service. This is the main reason I expected all of them to have fun with it.
Was that only the attendees who purchased the Evo early with a discounted rate?
Oh i have no idea, i haven't been keeping up on it personally. I'm assuming like with the nexus one they just handed them each a phone that was unlocked, but i might be mistaken. Either way with 30 days of free service why wouldn't they play around with them and see what they can do?
Thank you. That's exactly what I'm saying. Its like giving cavemen tools. Obviously they are going to figure out tricks on how to utilize them. People that go to Google I/O aren't your typically batch of tech geeks. These are people that have been working with computers and other electronic devices for quite some time and know the ins and outs (hacks). So naturally, if you give them a device for free, they are going to wait to exploit it to the best of their ability.
As a caveman, that was extremely offensive.
You're like a child wandering into the middle of a conversation. You have no frame of reference here, Donny.
Not worth the headache
Thanks for the tip, sport. Why don't you give the community an update on your rooting efforts with the Incredible. Thanks in advance.
I wouldn't worry about it, the Incredible will get root and unlike another phone that took a long time (Eris) the Incredible has a lot more people interested in it. It's the Best Android phone on Verizon it will have a lot more Devs working on it and eventually it will get root and until then enjoy a phone that is almsot perfect from the factory
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