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Comment: Re:Hardware Companies & Telecoms Have Too Much (Score 1) 120

by tepples (#49827413) Attached to: LG Arbitrarily Denying Android Lollipop Update To the G2 In Canada?

I assume it's reading something off the SIM or on the network, or the carriers are intercepting the "is their a new update" query.

Try this: shut down the device, pull the SIM out, turn it on, connect to Wi-Fi, and manually check for updates. Or is it actually storing what it finds through the SIM?

Comment: Re:Hardware Companies & Telecoms Have Too Much (Score 1) 120

by tepples (#49823879) Attached to: LG Arbitrarily Denying Android Lollipop Update To the G2 In Canada?

US Carriers can now hold up the over-the-air updates for Nexus.

Then buy the phone from someone other than a cellular carrier, and remove the SIM card when checking for updates over Wi-Fi. If neither the carrier-customized firmware nor a SIM card is present, what connection does the phone have to any carrier that would give the carrier power to hold up updates?

Comment: The phone's owner has a copy of the binary (Score 1) 120

by tepples (#49823839) Attached to: LG Arbitrarily Denying Android Lollipop Update To the G2 In Canada?

Tivoization refers to having source code but being unable to install it due to a locked bootloader. It does not refer to lacking source code in the first place. The owner of an Android phone already possesses a copy of the executable kernel on a flash memory soldered to the phone's PCB. This means that under the GPL, the phone's owner is entitled to a copy of the kernel's source code. The obligation to distribute corresponding source code to "any third party" if it does not accompany the executable was present already in the GPLv2.

Comment: Bug the manager to get it fixed (Score 1) 411

by tepples (#49822959) Attached to: FCC Proposes To Extend So-Called "Obamaphone" Program To Broadband

Wallmart and places used to have terminals setup in store for this but those are long gone - or still sitting there broken and never fixed.

Then be a squeaky wheel. Call the manager daily and recite the following script each time: "Hi, my name is [name], and I am interested in working at [address of store]. I noticed that the employment application terminal at that store was out of service on [date of last visit]. Has it been fixed yet?"

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