Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:56 AM
I, to, lost root. I'm not all that surprised. I highly suspect Moto is doing these kind of update leaks on purpose. After the no-root updates for the Droid 2 and X, they likely have the Razr in their sights. A recent 'gripe' I sent them about my X;
This little dog-and-pony/cat-and-mouse bull pucky of a game you folks are playing with the aftermarket developers is just about gone too far. As the number of phones begins to grow that are 'locked out' of rooting, my, as well as countless others' patience grows masively thin. I do not wish to do major modifications, only full phone image backup (Nandroid) and some minor functionality tweaks. Be asured, if my Droid Razr gets the same treatment as my retired Droid X has recently recieved, the Razr WILL be my LAST Motorola phone. You could enjoy the praises and loyalty of the Droid community...if you were to return the rooting exploits and unlock the bootloaders with the release of Ice Cream Sandwich...if you ever get around to it. You have some good phones. I have enjoyed their quality and reliability. I'd rather not have to 'jump ship', but will make the change in order to find a smart phone that allows me the proper freedom of choice.
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Last I knew, none of the desktop, laptop, netbook manufacturers treat their machines like that. It's all buyer-beware. Anyway, my recomendation is to NOT take any updates from here on out, as they may lock out root 'for our own protection', UNTIL the updates are run by the gurus here for safety!! I suspect Moto is perfecting the lockout for the release of ICS. They pull that, and Motorola is OFF my list of phone makers!!