Samsung will NOT lock its bootloaders

| April 15, 2011 | 1 Reply

Samsung sure has been up to some odd offerings today. First, they drop source code for Froyo on the fascinate before Vzon lets it out. I am guessing this has something to do with the agreement about being open, and Vzon has been tinkering with the update for too long. Then, it comes out they have no plans to lock down the bootloader on their phones like HTC and Moto have. Will this change your mind about not buying a sammy phone if you decided against because of the terrible update timeline? They seem to actually be siding with the consumer as of late.

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  • rainabba says:

    If they don’t lock bootloaders and they DO provide source in a timely manner, we can have AOSP as we see fit so I would reconsider Samsung. I will not be an early adopter though because their track record so far says they’d do one or the other, but not the whole package. I don’t trust them any more than anyone wants to buy my current Fascinate for sale (which isn’t going well).