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    Default Symbian open source

    i'm glad that symbian is now open source, but does that mean to us, the users that we can now have custom roms (for nokia), like for android ? and will we be able upgrade to the newest version when it appers? if not, what are the advantages that open source brings?

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    yeh i'm kinda lost on how this works lol, does it mean we will have to update our phone? Will it get rid of the whole signing of apps? Anyone smarter than me explain? lol

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    Symbian foundation is now completley open source. Current s60 isnt I isnt I believe, and its unlikely we'll get an update. Symbian ^2 and ^3 will be completley open source though, dunno what that will mean for the end custumer.

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    so would we...say 5800 customers eventually get sybian ^2 or ^3? and will ^2 and ^3 be completly new in relation to s60v5? or do i just not know what i am on about? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by djs_90
    so would we...say 5800 customers eventually get sybian ^2 or ^3? and will ^2 and ^3 be completly new in relation to s60v5? or do i just not know what i am on about? lol
    Well hypothetically an expert could make a usable S^2+ ROM that could be flashed onto a 5800. It seems like it'd be rather difficult though.

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    well i have some bad news. i have just read in the FAQ on symbian foundation that existing phones can't be reprogramed unless the manufacturers let us, so let's hope nokia will make the right move . only S^3 is open, because it would have been to much hastle to make S^2 open too.

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    I has been read this:
    http://developer.symbian.org/forum/s...ead.php?t=3076

    I think what they say is that you can not "legally"
    We can see the group doing PNHT ROMs and flashing our phones ..

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    Default Re: Symbian open source

    Quote Originally Posted by djs_90
    so would we...say 5800 customers eventually get sybian ^2 or ^3? and will ^2 and ^3 be completly new in relation to s60v5? or do i just not know what i am on about? lol
    ^2 should pretty much just be the move to open source, ^3 promises multi touch and some new feutures, but ^4 will bring a whole new UI and a move to QT.

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    Default Re: Symbian open source

    @XXCiro i read the thread, and all i could think about were the custom roms made for android, and how the hell did HTC manage to have 2 phones (that i know of) with open hardware ? They make it sound impossible, well maybe for symbian it is.
    PS: the samsung i8910 has already custom roms made for it, will they be able to upgrade

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    Default Re: Symbian open source

    Quote Originally Posted by mitza
    well i have some bad news. i have just read in the FAQ on symbian foundation that existing phones can't be reprogramed unless the manufacturers let us, so let's hope nokia will make the right move . only S^3 is open, because it would have been to much hastle to make S^2 open too.
    This never stopped iPhone jailbreakers, lolz. The right people can make usable firmware images, and using flashing tools such as the ones most commonly seen for "flashing dead phones" can be used to load new firmwares.

    Too bad I have a 5530, should have bought a 5800, most popular phone'll have the most support/cfws.


 
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