If a few days ago we found out that the group XDA Developers, specialized in hacking the Android platform, he managed to access the root account of the Motorola Atrix 4G, yesterday they published the news that said terminal is blocked from the factory for the possibility of changing its Rom.
What is the problem with this? Well, Motorola adds its layer to Android MotoBlur, so with this lock, it could not be deactivated and leave the terminal clean, with Google’s immaculate Android. It also avoids the possibility of customization of the terminal, such as custom roms.
Be that as it may, any protected system sooner or later ends up being hacked, and XDA Developers have already said on their blog that this protection will not be less. Proof of this is that Motorola Droid X It also had this limitation and they finally managed to break it. In addition, taking into account that there are already other dual-core mobiles (and those that have to arrive), it is counterproductive for Motorola to impose this limitation, not to mention the bad press that we are all going to give it.
Finally, what happened to Apple in USES, where the laws of his government ended up ruling that it was not illegal to modify the phone to allow the installation of third-party applications, beyond the limitations imposed by Apple. I suppose that in the case of Motorola something similar will end up happening and, for the part that interests us, the guarantee is not invalidated by resorting to installing custom roms.
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Via | XDA Developers