Samsung is working on firmwares that are going to restrict users in hacking, flashing or getting root access to the Samsung Galaxy Tab. According to XDA-Dev, some users found out that the new JM6 A, C, D and E firmware builds include new bootloaders that restricts the owner in hacking the Galaxy Tab. It’s important to note the fact that the current stock Samsung firmwares or custom Roms don’t have included these new bootloaders.
Some of these ROMs include new bootloaders. These bootloaders check checksums/signatures in various parts of the firmwares. The “normal” Samsung ROMs, nor custom ROMs and kernels, have these checksums. The result is that once flashed, you cannot revert to older/official/custom Samsung ROMs, and you are pretty much stuck using one of these four ROMs, as they are the only ones containing the right checksums.
We are not sure if these upcoming releases are final and are intended for the Galaxy Tabs that are already on the market. There are users who switched to these new leaked firmwares and now are stuck with them. Hopefully a solution to this problem is on the way so our advice is : stay away and don’t flash them!
If this is true and it’s officially released, Android 2.2 will become really difficult to hack and maybe more restrictive than the iPad! We all know that Google claimed that Android is an open OS but this allows manufactures to design it as they like and even implement restrictions! Hopefully nothing will be changed and Galaxy Tab will be a free device.
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