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Monday, 11 October 2010 09:00

T-Mobile claims its G2 is jailbreak proof

Written by Nick Farell
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Challenge thrown-down
T-Mobile claims that its new G2 Android phone cannot be modified or Jailbroken. According to the outfit if you try to jailbreak the T-Mobile G2 it will automatically restore itself back to its factory settings.

Apparently the phone ships with a rootkit that will override changes made by the end user. According to HTC and T-Mobile just because you paid for your phone does not mean that you own it. They claim it is all about keeping users “safe”.

So far the members at Dev Forum have attempted endlessly to jailbreak the G2 with no results. But we guess with a challenge like this a hacker is going to earn a lot of street cred bringing the rootkit to its knees. So people will try.

All previous measures have been bypassed one way or another.

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+6 #1 Jigar 2010-10-11 10:56
Bad move, hackers will jailbreak it just to prove their point.
 
 
0 #2 jonny80s 2010-10-11 15:07
Decent marketing strategy, but honestly, how many people are going to buy this phone to see if they can "jail" break it?

My guess is that it will be hacked the day after release.
 
 
+1 #3 JWellington 2010-10-11 15:34
BRING IT ON, I SAY!
 
 
+2 #4 snowboarder8156 2010-10-11 16:44
HTC has to release the source code for the G2 within 90-120 days of sale. Considering the phone is on back order due to the demand this gives time to the developers to sit down and crack it. If they don't crack the device they will simply wait for the source code and root it then. They get superuser permissions installed but as soon as they restart the device it resets to factory settings. T-Mobile's reasoning behind this move is cause they claim too many users were coming in with "bricked" phones which is absolutely false it was cause of the tethering option that Froyo offered and allowed rooted users to stream unlimited data using their phone.
 

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