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

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by JIMV, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. JIMV

    JIMV Well-Known Member
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    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

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    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

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    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. FinancialWar

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    God bless America...
     
  5. Hadron

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

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    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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