Will they ever make rooting as easy as Jailbreaking?

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  1. b777forever

    b777forever Well-Known Member

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    For some reason, rooting an android phone to me is harder than my AP tests I took back in H.S
    It took me over 3 hours and help from one of my friends to understand and figure out how to root my Aria and G1.

    Do you think we will ever see rooting an android device as simple as jailbreaking an iPhone?
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    Isn't there like a kill switch on rooting. I remember chpwn said if apple ever did something like the kill switch it would just be disabled as part of the jailbreak. Why don't andriod devs do that sort of thing?
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    b777forever Well-Known Member

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    There is? Hmm....so Google is against rooting somewhat? or is it the maker of the phone (HTC, Motorola) putting these kill switch
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    I know there's a rooting program like Spirit for the Galaxy S.
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    JacobVengeance Well-Known Member

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    The version of Android you see on your phone is not Google's version. It is the carriers.
    There is big debates over the carriers ruining Android by installing bloatware and making the OS less open. So the "kill switch" would be an addon by the carrier not Google.
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    b777forever Well-Known Member

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    Oh ok, I see. But what to the carriers care if you are rooting your device. You don't see AT&T, Rogers, T-Mobile, O2, Vodaphone, etc. complaining about people jailbreaking their iPhone. (Well maybe they don't like the fact that you can tether for free after a jailbreak, but whatever)
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    Actually AT&T is a strong force behind the battle against jailbreaking cause it is the only way to unlock. Same thing with Android.
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    Really? For some reason I never heard AT&T whine about jailbreaking, but then I don't pay attention to AT&T that much. (T-Mobile is my iPhone carrier)
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    Well jailbreaking is needed for unlocking and AT&T knows that, so they are going to fight it.
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    For some phones, it's just as easy to root as it is to jailbreak. It's not that difficult to root the G1, either.

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