LOL, I agree 100%. It's all proprietary and locked down, and installing Linux changes it to all standard and open source- the exact oposite of what it currently is.Originally Posted by ÂrçHäñG3|
And you're correct- there are tons of phones that are way easier to flash with custom ROMs. That's what I have been saying- the people that have the skills to do it are mostly not concerned with Sidekicks because they are already working with other phones.
And yes, I realize the instructions were written for an older model but they are the same for a Sidekick 3 (as it says on various forums that have quoted his instructions).
As far as the community supporting it though, you're not entirely correct there. I have found a few newsgroups/forums where there is somewhat of a community interested in hacking it up. But most of them are full of kiddies chanting "it's not possible" and flaming anyone who suggests otherwise.
Heck, just look at how this thread is going for a perfect example of why this hasn't been done yet. Even after I posted a link to instructions on how to do it, written by someone who is now a Danger employee, we STILL have kiddies claiming it isn't possible and asking the mods to lock the thread.
Why the heck would we want to lock this thread? Just so the kiddies can continue to pretend they know everything and flame anyone who suggests otherwise?
There is valuable information in this thread that may be of great benefit to someone someday. Heck, somoene could come in here and add even more valuable information someday. There are links to videos showing everyone how to easily unlock a Sidekick without calling T-Mobile, and a link to instructions to remove that Danger proprietary OS and install open source Linux- with a real web browser, running real software that you don't have to buy from Danger, and most importantly- no Danger server requirements.
If the kiddies can't find any value in that information then maybe it is them that should stay away from threads like this. but to suggest it needs to be locked, just because there is information that they want to keep secret- well that is ridiculous.