Originally Posted by ViN86
I am a strong believer of being able to do what you want with a device if you paid for it. This doesn't mean being able to do whatever you want with the OS. That's a license you get for use. But the hardware is yours and you should be able to load whatever software you want on it.
When manufacturers lock devices they dictate what you can do with your hardware. That's not right imo.
Yea I don't like them disabling hardware features either, that's why I hated Verizon disabling usb connections on my wife's Motorola Razr phone so you couldn't put mp3s on it and have to use their service to buy MP3s through. I hacked it and enabled that feature.
That's another reason why I like our iphones they work just how we want them out of the box and they didn't have any bloatware on them, unlike the Android phones we had.