Android is Open, Exhibit 72

John Biggs at AOL/MobileCrunch:

Some excited rooters at the XDA Dev Forum tried to root the G2 — namely to unlock the software so they can add their own programs and control the OS — only to find that there is a built-in lock in the G2 hardware that returns the handset to the stock state upon rooting.

“Openness” jokes aside, there’s an argument to be made that this is a security feature.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010