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HTC Orders ROM Hackers to Cease and Desist

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. phandroid

    phandroid Admin News Bot
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    One of the more dedicated communities of Android users is the ROM developers, who often have phones rooted and running new software hacks even before the phones hit the streets (or shortly after). It has always been a part of Android and always will be as individuals strive to improve the overall functionality of what [...]

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  2. anomaly

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    Why do they want them to stop? Part of their customer base is people who want these devices which can run ROMS and custom UI's, etc etc. Why try to kill an attractive feature on their handsets?
     
  3. Bluegrass_Hero

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    Ahh, HTC is dumb sometimes. I don't see how people modding their phones hurts them, the only revenue they get is people buying the phone, and that's about it... and letting people mod would be a huge selling point.
     
  4. HustlinDaily

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    I think what they do not like is the fact that people are taking Sense and porting it to other devices.

    By stopping the availability of the roms, they can stop people from porting them.

    Sense is a major reason people buy HTC phones over Motorola/Samsung/LG/Acer/etc. Doubt they will take action because modding is also a reason people buy their phones and I am sure they know it.
     

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