More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Transformer Security Key Found!!
As you know, many Android devices have protections and encryptions that prevent our devs from having access to certain parts of the system. A good example would be Motorola’s RSA keys which completely locked down the bootloader, thus preventing devs from completely rooting the Droid X as well as a few other devices. The ASUS Transformer is not the exception to this. You are probably thinking now, who cares? Root has been achieved and I am running the latest custom 3.1 with an overclocked kernel, right? True, but you have to remember that the fact that you can do this did not happen by a miracle, overnight, or even by the hand of a single individual. For those of you interested in being able to unlock every Rom that ASUS puts out without even flashing a blob or a custom recovery, then you will probably flip out of your chair when you read what XDA member 9600pro87 posted. Apparently, the security key has been found, and this literally opens up the device to our devs. The key is not useful in its current form but rest assured that our devs will find a way to put this to good use. According to the OP, this will even open the doors to solutions towards reviving bricked devices.
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All current device give root forever and an unbricker tool.
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