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DROID RAZR Gets its Early Root On

By now you are definitely familiar with the Motorola DROID RAZR, one of the hot 4G LTE devices headed for Verizon. The RAZR will have some fierce competition with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the HTC Rezound. One positive aspect of the RAZR, like that of the Galaxy Nexus, it has recently been rooted, ready for your tinkering as soon as you get it home on November 11th.

The popular 1-click root tool that has been used on various Moto devices also works on the RAZR. As you can see in the photo below, the device has a # symbol after the owner typed in “su” in terminal emulator. This is great news, yes? But don’t forget, Motorola has unfortunately locked the bootloader for Verizon-bound devices.

How many of you have plans for this device to be your next?

[via DroidLife]

O2 pulls Dell Streak’s 2.1 update after discovering it was pre-rooted

Que Steve Urkel…did I do that? Remember at the end of August when we told you that the UK Dell Streak was getting its 2.1 OTA update on the first of this month? Well, O2 giveth, and O2 taketh away. Just like the kid in class everyone hated for telling teacher when you were throwing staples at the back of her head, some customers have reported to O2 that the Streak’s O2 update in fact came pre-rooted.

Now, some people would tell you this isn’t a bad thing. However, O2 would disagree, and have ceased all downloads of the 2.1 update until a fix can be rolled out. This little fiasco seems like a perfect opportunity to roll out Froyo and be done with it, but we’re not holding our breath on that one.

There’s no word yet about an official time frame for this update, but we’d be willing to bet our lucky penny that it won’t be dropping until sometime in October.

[via Engadget]