1. anon(9607753)'s Avatar
    Finding this rather amusing. Long live the BlackBerry root of trust.

    Google Pixel rooted, Verizon version bootloader unlocked
    Google Pixel rooted, Verizon version bootloader unlocked - SlashGear
    10-30-16 11:19 PM
  2. Drenegade's Avatar
    Now for most people is that a good or bad thing? I wonder if BlackBerry Android being un-rootable is a turn off for some people.

    Posted via CB10
    10-30-16 11:23 PM
  3. howarmat's Avatar
    its suppose to be rootable. Most times even before it hits stores....
    10-30-16 11:24 PM
  4. conite's Avatar
    its suppose to be rootable. Most times even before it hits stores....
    Nope. Not the Verizon version. It was intended to be unlockable.
    10-30-16 11:51 PM
  5. anon(9607753)'s Avatar
    Nope. Not the Verizon version. It was intended to be unlockable.
    That's exactly what I was getting at...aka the updateless Verizon PRIV. Oh the irony...
    10-30-16 11:59 PM
  6. cribble2k's Avatar
    Now for most people is that a good or bad thing? I wonder if BlackBerry Android being un-rootable is a turn off for some people.

    Posted via CB10
    I'd never buy an un-rootable Android phone.
    10-31-16 01:48 AM
  7. 00stryder's Avatar
    I'd never buy an un-rootable Android phone.
    All of the BlackBerry-commissioned Android devices are designed to be unrootable.
    Eric Ton likes this.
    10-31-16 03:02 AM
  8. howarmat's Avatar
    Even though the bootloader is locked doesnt mean it wont be unrootable. In early days many bootloaders came locked and many were unlocked. I am not surprised at all.
    10-31-16 10:07 AM
  9. bakron1's Avatar
    Most folks I know buy an Android device to root it and install a custom ROM of their choice. That was the whole purpose of having an open OS.

    The only folks I know that would buy a device that could not be rooted would be the corporate and government folks where security is paramount and that's where the Priv and DTEK devices come into play.
    10-31-16 12:19 PM
  10. conite's Avatar
    Most folks I know buy an Android device to root it and install a custom ROM of their choice. That was the whole purpose of having an open OS.

    The only folks I know that would buy a device that could not be rooted would be the corporate and government folks where security is paramount and that's where the Priv and DTEK devices come into play.
    Still less than a quarter of users ever root their device at one time or another. That leaves over 400 million activations a year that don't really care about root.
    10-31-16 12:25 PM

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