[kwlug-disc] Android data backups

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Tue Jul 24 15:57:33 EDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
>> The lock is just an annoyance.
>> There is no point in doing any of that, selling an unlocked device,
>> ...etc. in the presence of web sites that can unlock a device for $15.
> Are you talking about SIM locks? I was referring to bootloader locks.
> Both are stupid, though :)

Yes, I was talking about SIM locks.

Yes, they are both stupid and annoying.

My Sony Xperia Arc is bootloader locked, and the lock is because of Rogers,
not Sony. In fact, Sony offers a web site for free to unlock the
bootloader, but Rogers prevents that from happening.

Yes, any handset manufacturer that offers phones with no bootloader lock
will have an edge. Samsung and HTC mostly have unlocked bootloaders.
Carrier and handset manufacturer should allow it, with warranty voided, and
that should be it.
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
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