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  1. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Yeah but it can also cause negative things. Name one phone with a real file explorer that hasn't been jailbroken/rooted/whatever. That's because files are easy to unhide.
    07-06-2013 09:25 AM
  2. A895's Avatar
    Yeah but it can also cause negative things. Name one phone with a real file explorer that hasn't been jailbroken/rooted/whatever. That's because files are easy to unhide.
    Mines. Droid RAZR M. File explorer app comes preloaded onto the phone.

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    07-06-2013 11:58 AM
  3. tmccaghren's Avatar
    Yeah but it can also cause negative things. Name one phone with a real file explorer that hasn't been jailbroken/rooted/whatever. That's because files are easy to unhide.
    My old Droid X had one.
    07-06-2013 12:33 PM
  4. z33dev33l's Avatar
    And both of those can be rooted.
    07-06-2013 01:42 PM
  5. A895's Avatar
    And both of those can be rooted.
    Can be, but mines was not. File exploring would be a nice feature on windows phone.

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    07-06-2013 02:54 PM
  6. z33dev33l's Avatar
    But they could be. If windows phone exploits were opened up, it'd destroy an integral feature of the phone to me.
    07-06-2013 04:06 PM
  7. tmccaghren's Avatar
    And both of those can be rooted.
    Mine wasn't, originally, and I still had the file explorer. Just couldn't edit system files.

    I have since rooted it and flashed CM9 to it, though. Made it slightly more bearable on performance.
    07-06-2013 04:16 PM
  8. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Windows completely blocks access to certain parts of the file system for the purpose of preventing unlocking exploits.
    07-06-2013 04:24 PM
  9. The Hustleman's Avatar
    Yeah but it can also cause negative things. Name one phone with a real file explorer that hasn't been jailbroken/rooted/whatever. That's because files are easy to unhide.
    You say that as if it was a bad thing.

    Rooting and unlocking are good things, they allow you to do things you slyly be able to do on your own phone anyway.

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    07-06-2013 04:33 PM
  10. z33dev33l's Avatar
    You say that as if it was a bad thing.

    Rooting and unlocking are good things, they allow you to do things you slyly be able to do on your own phone anyway.

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    It's a terrible thing, I don't know if you were around when we had unlocked WP7 devices but most people were quite open about the fact that they only did it to get XBL games that they didn't want to pay for. There were little other valid reasons to do it.
    07-06-2013 06:35 PM
  11. A895's Avatar
    It's a terrible thing, I don't know if you were around when we had unlocked WP7 devices but most people were quite open about the fact that they only did it to get XBL games that they didn't want to pay for. There were little other valid reasons to do it.
    That does not apply to rooting though. People still pay for apps through rooting, you know that right? Only way to get free paid apps is to download then from some sketchy third party place. Which people who know better don't do anyways. Plus there really isn't any reason to do so.

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    07-06-2013 08:03 PM
  12. A895's Avatar
    Windows completely blocks access to certain parts of the file system for the purpose of preventing unlocking exploits.
    Just like android, so there wouldn't be any problem with a file explorer then right?

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    07-06-2013 08:04 PM
  13. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Just like android, so there wouldn't be any problem with a file explorer then right?

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    And look how that's worked out for them...
    07-06-2013 08:14 PM
  14. tmccaghren's Avatar
    Windows completely blocks access to certain parts of the file system for the purpose of preventing unlocking exploits.
    Indeed, and I have no problem with that. I would just like to be able to see the part of the file system that contains the items I download (e.g., attachments from emails), photos/videos, or the media I personally load to the device.

    I can make do without that, though.

    I have only ever rooted to allow access for overclocking cpu/optimizing RAM, or to load a better-optimized version of Android for my phone/tablet.

    APK's can be downloaded, yes, but people are able to do that without rooting (all they have to do is check "unknown sources" in developer options).
    07-06-2013 09:00 PM
  15. tgp's Avatar
    It's a terrible thing, I don't know if you were around when we had unlocked WP7 devices but most people were quite open about the fact that they only did it to get XBL games that they didn't want to pay for. There were little other valid reasons to do it.
    With WP, yes, there is little other valid reason to do it. Not so much with Android.

    And look how that's worked out for them...
    Seems to have worked out fine.
    07-06-2013 10:28 PM
  16. A895's Avatar
    And look how that's worked out for them...
    ????? What are you talking about?

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    07-06-2013 10:51 PM
  17. The Hustleman's Avatar
    And look how that's worked out for them...
    70% of the mobile market?

    Yeah it worked out very well for them.



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    07-06-2013 11:16 PM
  18. chezm's Avatar
    70% of the mobile market?

    Yeah it worked out very well for them.



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    dirt cheap phones and recommended anti-virus apps...ya lol
    07-06-2013 11:26 PM
  19. sinime's Avatar
    It has purty fluff... That's why people buy it.
    07-06-2013 11:40 PM
  20. z33dev33l's Avatar
    70% of the mobile market?

    Yeah it worked out very well for them.



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    Can't be hard when you're the only one attacking the low and middle market for years.
    07-07-2013 12:40 AM
  21. A895's Avatar
    dirt cheap phones and recommended anti-virus apps...ya lol
    Good that they are gets smarrpgones in everyone's hands. And antivirus apps aren't needed at all, like seriously you don't need one. That needs to die. Android has not needed an antivirus app. It'd just a precaution to keep an eye on malicious apps.

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    07-07-2013 01:02 AM
  22. The Hustleman's Avatar
    Can't be hard when you're the only one attacking the low and middle market for years.
    Nevermind the gs3, gs4 one age the best selling...

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    07-07-2013 01:22 AM
  23. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Good that they are gets smarrpgones in everyone's hands. And antivirus apps aren't needed at all, like seriously you don't need one. That needs to die. Android has not needed an antivirus app. It'd just a precaution to keep an eye on malicious apps.

    Sent from my XT907 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    Yeah, I guess the hundreds of apps that have come from the play store with viruses, some of which were exact mirrors of high-dollar paid apps for free were just totally negligible. Then there's the fact that the carriers themselves have installed their own data mining software on all of them.
    07-07-2013 06:37 AM
  24. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Nevermind the gs3, gs4 one age the best selling...

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
    Now they are, they got to where they are selling a plethora of low-end sub 1 GHz processor devices that barely ran but had a UI similar enough to iOS that the rest of us didn't feel so left out.
    07-07-2013 06:41 AM
  25. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    Yeah, I guess the hundreds of apps that have come from the play store with viruses, some of which were exact mirrors of high-dollar paid apps for free were just totally negligible. Then there's the fact that the carriers themselves have installed their own data mining software on all of them.
    There are NO viruses in existence for Android phones. There may be other malware out there but no viruses exist.
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    07-07-2013 06:53 AM
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