Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
Motorola Keys Discovery Was a Hoax
Well, I guess it sometimes happens. There are rather tricky people out there in the world who make this internet of ours a place where you need to ensure that your eyes are not deceiving you. You may recall an article that came to light yesterday regarding the successful hacking of Motorola’s keys that protect the bootloader. I am sad that I need to make a re-print of my article as this turned out to be a hoax. My only refuge is that even Motorola thought that this guy was the real deal and sent their legal department to him. Thanks to XDA member Koush, who was skeptic from the start, we now know that he was correct all along. I guess we should think twice about the validity of something like this when the father of CWM tells you that this is a lie.
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