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NefCanuck

join:2007-06-26
Mississauga, ON
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reply to dcurrey

Re: Its the phones memory! mostly

Or it could also be that the bloatware is also helping to subsidize the carriers business model.

To my mind, if the carriers TOS for the open beta clearly stated up front that users cannot modify their phone's ROM, then the users are clearly in violation and could, quite legitimately be booted from the service.

If however this was not made clear from the start, then Republic Wireless only have themselves to blame for what's happening as any carrier who offers Android phones has dealt with users rooting their phones for whatever reason they choose to do so.

NefCanuck


cdru
Go Colts
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
kudos:7
said by NefCanuck:

To my mind, if the carriers TOS for the open beta clearly stated up front that users cannot modify their phone's ROM, then the users are clearly in violation and could, quite legitimately be booted from the service.

I skimmed through the TOS on their website and did not see anything that specifically prohibits modifying the rom. The only thing that is close is
quote:
You will not (and will not permit Users to):...(v) modify any software included in any Mobile Device(s);
The question then becomes does rooting the phone or installing custom firmware "modify" the software or replace it?

jc100

join:2002-04-10
Simply put, yes. A rom is software and affects the general functionality of the phone.


Eddy120876

join:2009-02-16
Bronx, NY
reply to NefCanuck
Well the bloatware is very very minimal according to reviewers heres one from Phonedog about it:

»youtu.be/86EFbWkCGFE