Friday, June 18, 2010

Shipped ROMs gets cease and desist letter from HTC

I just found out about the Shipped ROMs site this morning. It has been around for all of two months, and in that time, has managed to collect in one place, nearly every ROM HTC has ever produced. Unfortunately, they don't have the Docomo ht-03a stock ROM. I tried downloading one of the other asian ROMs for the HTC Magic (aka sapphire), but the connection timed out - not sure if it is their site or the firewall I'm behind.

Anyways, if you are into this sort of thing, I'd suggest checking out the site while it is still around.

While I'm all for hacking phones, I can understand HTCs actions regarding this. Posting this amount is probably a bit much. Here is the first part of the letter. Several other sites are discussing exactly what "art" is supposed to mean.

Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 2:50 PMTo: ‘’


Subject: Cease and Desist Letter of HTC ROMs posted on your website

Importance: High

Dear Sir or Madam:

I write to you on behalf of HTC Corporation (“HTC”), a Taiwanese company with a global business, who is the owner of certain intellectual property (“HTC¡¦s Intellectual Property”). It is our understanding that you are responsible for the hosting of an internet webpage located at (the “Site¡¨). HTC has also recently learned that the Site contains software/ROM related to HTC¡¦s Intellectual Property which entails illegal copying of HTC¡¦s original art work.

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