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Upgraders: Droid X designed to blow hardware if a new rom is installed

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gwlaw99, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. gwlaw99

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    WOW! Just wow! Good thing I'm so happy with my droid already...which is "hacked" just beautifully!
    Thanks for the info!
     
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    That is interesting. I wonder why they decided to brick the phone? Wouldn't it seem more appropriate to simply set the phone to have a notification of voided warranty instead of completely bricking the phone?

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    I may have read the article wrong but when it bricks your phone you then have to take it to Verizon who can un-brick it using "special" equipment and software. IMHO it means that they can then void your warranty in the system and charge you a hefty service fee for that "special" service. In my experience special service = expensive service. :eek:
     
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    [​IMG]FYI, I just read this on Boy Genius Report....

    A post by p3Droid on the My Droid World forums claims to shed some light on the rumored locked bootloader of the DROID X. According to the posting, the Droid X ships with an e-fuse chip that locks the bootloader and will brick the phone if the bootloader is modified. The news is spreading like wildfire with many would-be ROM flashers wondering if they should avoid the DROID X like a plague. This breaking news may not be as dire as many are claiming, as a google search of OMAP3 and e-fuse reveals that current OMAP handsets already have e-fuse in place as part of the M-Shield hardware security technology built into TI
     

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