What is a bootloader, and why does Verizon want them locked?

ExtremeTech: Last year, users started filing complaints with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against Verizon Wireless claiming the carrier was violating its spectrum licensing terms by locking Android phone bootloaders. Verizon agreed to openness provisions when it bought licenses to the Block C bands that currently pump out 4G LTE. Many groups claim Big Red wants to have its cake and eat it too. After taking a few months to ruminate on the issue, Verizon Wireless has responded and, unsurprisingly, it doesn’t see a problem.

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BeastOrange1695d ago

If you pay the money for a phone you should have the power to do whatever you want with it. If you :hack: your phone you are accepting responsibility for it breaking and using it responsibly.