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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by !on, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. !on

    !on Android Expert
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    Hello. I'm a bit confused, I keep seeing angry villagers with pitch forks & flame torches marching on Moto HQ. All chanting "death to locked boot loaders" or something. Anyone who doesn't join the crowd will be burned at the stake.

    I'd like to know what's this all about. I have rooted phone, I see there are custom roms, I even tried one myself. I have apps that require root & now my phone works above & beyond the stock model. This is a pocket computer in the true sense.

    I'm only guessing, but is this all because of envy of latest Android OS? Fair enough, but there are still hardware limitations. My Defy has green lens (SOC module) so that in itself limits my options. But I see there are custom options even for us green lens. So what's this all about?

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  2. scrannel

    scrannel Member

    In particular the entitled Euro crowd goes into high orbit over this. Motorola probably signed an agreement (as they have in the past) with carriers selling the phone, not to crack the bootloader. I agree, the phone is very serviceable with the root and mods available and even in its stock form. It goes back to the original theory that Android is supposed to be an "open" system. Then, when the forces of repression clamped down, there was rioting on the keyboards.
  3. !on

    !on Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yes, it is funny in the same sense one laughs at a schizophrenic, that nervous laugh, laughing at them, or with them? I see them literally spitting blood over this topic & I feel embarrassed for them. If they don't like the phone, get another one already. :rolleyes:

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The Motorola Defy release date was October 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP 3610 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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