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Posted by Dav on 10/3 at 3:07 pm to LSU316



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Posted by Phate on 10/3 at 4:56 pm to UltimateHog
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Tell that to AT&T so the HTC One X can be rooted eh? But but but it's open source? You mean carriers can still lock it down?



The AT&T One X can be rooted and the bootloader can be unlocked.



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Posted by bleuman on 10/3 at 5:33 pm to Phate
got my 64gb white one yesterday. LOVE the size of it. perfect for my hand... bigger screen, but thinner...


I personally love it.




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Posted by UltimateHog on 10/3 at 5:52 pm to Phate
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The AT&T One X can be rooted and the bootloader can be unlocked.



On the old firmware, not the current 2.2 Firmware.

Nice try.



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Posted by LSU316 on 10/3 at 7:25 pm to UltimateHog
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On the old firmware, not the current 2.2 Firmware.


If you are already unlocked and rooted why would you want to unroot and relock to download a factory update

Are there not developers in the One X community building ROMs around the new firmware? I mean hell I would think there are even custom Sense ROMs out there. I know there was for the Thunderbolt back in its heyday.



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Posted by nacho24 on 10/3 at 7:43 pm to trillhog
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have you even used apple maps or you just talking out your ass?



i have and it BLOWS. the 5 is my first iphone as i've been a blackberry guy and finally gave in.... i turned on the location feature to check it out the other day and it had me about 2 miles away off of goodwood in broadmoar... i don't live anywhere near there... google hits my exact house and the houses are literally connected in my hood...



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Posted by UltimateHog on 10/3 at 8:35 pm to LSU316
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If you are already unlocked and rooted why would you want to unroot and relock to download a factory update



Not really about that, it's about competing with other smartphones on the market.

If you go buy a One X now, or have in the past month or so, it comes with the 2.2 firmware which is locked down by AT&T and not rootable.

You can brag about Android being open source all day, matters none when the carrier can lock it down, just like the Nexus on Verizon and the One X on AT&T.

You have to resort to patience and waiting for an exploit by the hackers in the dev community, just like iPhone owners have to wait for a new jailbreak for iOS 6 while they search for exploits.



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Posted by catholictigerfan on 10/3 at 9:31 pm to nacho24
my location is pretty spot on, just a few paces off, I'm in one part of a building and it says I'm in another part maybe 3 or 4 rooms away (when using satellite)


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Posted by Phate on 10/4 at 10:23 am to UltimateHog
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Not really about that, it's about competing with other smartphones on the market.

If you go buy a One X now, or have in the past month or so, it comes with the 2.2 firmware which is locked down by AT&T and not rootable.

You can brag about Android being open source all day, matters none when the carrier can lock it down, just like the Nexus on Verizon and the One X on AT&T.

You have to resort to patience and waiting for an exploit by the hackers in the dev community, just like iPhone owners have to wait for a new jailbreak for iOS 6 while they search for exploits.


You're right Android is completely locked down and not open because of two devices.

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On the old firmware, not the current 2.2 Firmware.

Nice try.


If you want to root and unlock then you'll know this and you'll find a phone that someone hasn't updated. You made a blanket statement that the AT&T One X couldn't be rooted and that's not true.


This post was edited on 10/4 at 10:27 am

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Posted by UltimateHog on 10/4 at 12:14 pm to Phate
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You're right Android is completely locked down and not open because of two devices.



More than 2.

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If you want to root and unlock then you'll know this and you'll find a phone that someone hasn't updated. You made a blanket statement that the AT&T One X couldn't be rooted and that's not true.



Lol, because a lot of people by carrier locked used phones. You are an idiot. Anyone buying a One X right now can't be rooted, so actually I was correct.

And the new HTC One X+ that was just announced, will come with 2.2 stock, there goes another locked down device.

Point is, carriers can lock down phones and prevent (for awhile) jailbreaking/rooting. Eventually exploits will be found, and then the carrier will throw out a new firmware fixing it so anyone buying a new one is fricked.

shite gets old.



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Posted by rickgrimes on 10/4 at 2:27 pm to UltimateHog
Apple is reaping a mind-blowing 93% margin on iPhone 5 memory

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First, let’s mention that the iPhone 5 costs just as much as its predecessor the iPhone 4S. Prices start at $199 for the 16GB model, and go up to $299 for the 32 gig iPhone and $399 for the 64GB version.

That is interesting because those $100 increments do not have anything to do with declining memory prices. While other companies like Amazon now have lowered prices on their models with more memory, Apple continues to go with a $100 premium. What's the gross margin on that? How about 93%. Yes, that's right Apple is selling you a gigabyte of additional memory for $6.25, while it buys it for merely $0.42.



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Posted by rickgrimes on 10/4 at 2:27 pm to UltimateHog
double post

This post was edited on 10/4 at 2:28 pm

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Posted by Mac on 10/4 at 2:53 pm to rickgrimes
Is it possible to walk into apple store/AT&T in br and buy an iphone5? Or are they still back ordered?


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Posted by CBLSU316 on 10/4 at 3:20 pm to Mac
AT&T seems to have some 64gb in stock.


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Posted by Phate on 10/4 at 3:45 pm to Mac
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Is it possible to walk into apple store/AT&T in br and buy an iphone5? Or are they still back ordered?



You'll be able to find a 64gb. 32gb is possible but less likely. 16gb is probably going to be backordered.


This post was edited on 10/4 at 3:45 pm

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Posted by SPEEDY on 10/4 at 5:06 pm to CBLSU316
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AT&T seems to have some 64gb in stock.



Which ones?



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Posted by CBLSU316 on 10/4 at 5:29 pm to SPEEDY
Yesterday siegan lane and the mall had 64gbs in stock.


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Posted by No Colors on 10/5 at 4:23 pm to CBLSU316
My iphone deal is this: Reception sucks. My BB was hands down a better phone. Better reception, fewer drops, etc. I can't even really use my iPhone inside my house or in buildings. It goes to one bar of service and drops calls all day long, even when i am in the middle of town or on an interstate with cell towers all over the place. Anyone else?


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Posted by Scoop on 10/5 at 8:15 pm to No Colors
After two weeks with the iPhone 5, here is my review:

The iPhone 5 has only one drawback. Moving the antenna back in side the phone has made the iPhone 5 much worse at picking up AT&T in neglected service areas.

I am in the unique position of having a job that allows me to go across various areas both rural and urban. Ironically, the iPhone 4 with the falsely hyped Antennagate deal was magnificent in giving me bars on my 4 where I was No Service on the 3Gs.

If you are on AT&T and exist in low service areas, the iPhone 5 will be a disaster for you.

Out side of that, this phone is amazing. The hype regarding bad maps is as ridiculous as the antenna gate scandal. I have used Apple maps at work for two weeks, and it has done nothing other then take me directly to where I was going regardless of how far into BFE it was.

I used Siri turn by turn on a trip out of town last weekend going to places where I had no clue where I was going and it was a magnificent experience. Turn by turn on Apple maps was precise and I had no issues regardless of where I was trying to go.

The iPhone 5 is incredibly fast. It is so fast that when I hit an app that used to take a few seconds or even 30 seconds to load now loads so fast that it seems like It knew that I was about to touch it.

The antenna on the iPhone 5 does not pick up AT&T's weak arse service. That is the only negative thing I can say about it.






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Posted by Macintosh504 on 10/6 at 12:17 am to Dav
Iphones are the root of all evil.. luckily Im not apart of their system! I am FREE MAN


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