Putting Pressure on HTC


  1. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    There's a movement going on over at XDA that I fully support. It started in the HTC EVO 4G LTE section, but this NOT specific to the LTEVO.

    Basically, HTC doesn't release source fast enough. Its a problem with HTC. They claim they have between 90-120 days to release source, but the GPL (the licence that allows them to use the linux kernel) doesn't mention any grace period at all.

    Furthermore, their major competitor Samsung has no problems getting source out as soon as the device is released or even before it is released. There's no reason HTC cannot do this as well. Instead, they keep modifications to the linux kernel under lock and key for financial gain. Android is open source, this is not allowed.

    Delays in source affect all HTC root users.
    So we are taking to Email, Facebook, Twitter, ect to let our voices be heard.

    [OFFICIAL]Team up toward HTC for timely source code releases! [PETITION LIVE] - xda-developers


    For those that don't think this has a chance of working.... maybe so, but HTC broke to the EVO 3D users who complained about locked down bootloaders.

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  2. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

    It worked last year when they went through the locked bootloader fiasco w/the 3VO. HTC felt the pressure and they will again. I signed it.
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    signed!!!!!!!!!!!i'm on board with this. thanx for the heads up rx. you would think that since they have made it so that we can unlock our bootloaders that they would have no issues with the dev community and provide the source code when available. i'm glad that there is a push to change their policy. hopefully they will see the light on this issue.
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  4. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    I've been pestering them on Facebook. I think it's going to be the social media aspect of it that actually makes a difference
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  5. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Yup! After I signed it, I posted/linked it to my facebook also.
    Now some of my friends ask me what the h is that?!:p
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  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Haha I posted a pretty lengthy rant on htcs wall and my old roommates gave me a ribbing for being a nerd, but it's the price we pay for getting source!
  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

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  8. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    Or do what I'm doing and get a Samsung phone: p
  9. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

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  10. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    The one and only thing I'll give credit for ;)
  11. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    I'm giddy for the Nexus. I don't care if the hardware is older. I'm going to have multiple variants of JellyBean and everything works 100% with minimal to no bugs. It will definitely keep me happy for 2 years. The Evo has been great, but the lack of functionality in ICS and JB is frustrating. I need my 4G at work since my 3G signal is so lousy, so that's a big deal for me. Even the Epic has CM9 stable, which is kind of surprising. HTC could have made the OG experience even better, but chose not to.
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  12. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    I got offered $530 for my LTEVO today and there was a person in my area selling his nexus for $160.


    It was tempting lol ;)
  13. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    That would be a hell of a deal.

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