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Is Motorola violating the spirit of "EFF v Apple"?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AshG, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. AshG

    AshG Well-Known Member
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    I just finished reading a few briefs concerning the Electronic Frontier Foundation v Apple case concerning jailbreaking, firmare modification, etc and have gone from eyeing the topic warily on the side of Motorola to sitting firmly in the modder's corner.

    The sprit of the ruling, in my opinion, is that our phones are personal property to be done with as we please. I understand full well that neither Motorola nor Verizon should be in any implicit or explicit way culpable for or responsible for the repair of damage to modded phones, but the more I read the more I feel that Motorola has violated the spirit of the ruling by modifying the bootloader to act in a destructive fashion when attempting to revert to a previously accepted and supported OS revision.

    How off-base am I with this train of thought?
     

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  2. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert
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    You can. They just aren't facilitating the way to do it.
     
  3. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Android Enthusiast
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    The only reason I'll say you have a case is because they made us install a defective/broken update with no way of going back to a working OS.

    If they fix it then I would say no.
     

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