How (not) to brick the Android Developer Phone
Posted Feb 19, 2009 1:39 UTC (Thu) by pr1268
Parent article: How (not) to brick the Android Developer Phone
With any luck at all, awareness of the value of this freedom will spread over time, and vendors will find that their customers will settle for nothing less.
The whole concept of open hardware/software in the mobile arena seems quite new. Let's hope that this is a winning design from a hardware, software, and legal perspective.
...but you will need to root the phone first.
Careful, there. "Root" (as a verb) takes on a whole different meaning in various non-American English-speaking cultures.
The idea of turning this nice device into an expensive brick lacks appeal.
I nominate the above for The Subdued Yet Profound Statement of the year Award. ;)
I'm done being silly, now. Many thanks to our editor for his research, findings, and commentary. Must be fun to play with such a nifty toy!
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