Guess who’s popped back up in the news? T-Mobile and HTC have had their hands full with outcry from an angry community of developers regarding the T-Mobile G2’s “fail-safe” mechanism for disallowing root. Shortly after the device had been rooted, a “bug” was discovered that reversed the process and returned users’ devices back to their out-of-box states. T-Mobile then chimed in to let everyone know that this was an intentional “feature” of the T-Mobile g2 to protect users – which many of you already disagree with – but Cyanogen has reason to believe that T-Mobile’s pulling wool over the eyes of many and is just using that as an excuse to cover up a bug they refuse to fix. (Specifically, it “pretends” to write to NAND, but it doesn’t actually write anything but still manages to send a message indicating something was successfully written.)
For the technical (and somewhat humorous) description of Cyanogen’s findings, direct your browser here. After that, make your way back here to voice your opinion. Who’s telling the truth here? Is Cyanogen the one to believe with his Android expertise? Or are T-Mobile and HTC really starting to crack down on their devices? I hold my own reservations, but I’ll leave the rest up to you guys.