How to Root the Nexus 6


Google’s new Nexus 6 is a powerful flagship smartphone full of impressive specs and features. It runs pure stock Android 5.0 Lollipop and has a massive display. The device is already excellent out of the box, but for those who’d like to root the Nexus 6, here’s how. Even though the Nexus 6 is packed […]

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Bootloader Unlocked

Proof of an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 bootloader unlock.

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 ships with a locked bootloader, but that doesn’t look like it will stop users from freeing the Galaxy S4 and running custom ROMs on it. Dan Rosenberg, a well known Android hacker and tinkerer posted a photo this morning showing the AT&T Galaxy S4 with a message ont eh screen […]

AT&T HTC One Bootloader Unlocked Ahead of Release

Proof of an AT&T HTC One bootloader unlock.

The AT&T HTC One bootloader is unlocked ahead of the official release, bringing the promise of customizations and ROMs for user who opted to purchase the AT&T HTC one rather than spending $650 on the HTC One Developer edition. After unlocking the bootloader on the HTC One, a user was able to flash a custom […]

Motorola X Phone Pegged for Summer Launch on Verizon for $300

Google may continue the friendly Motorola, Verizon friendship with an X Phone announcement.

Motorola’s much-rumored X Phone is expected to be available for consumer purchase this summer and at least one leak has it that the device will be available on July 8th on Verizon’s 4G LTE network in the U.S. for the price of just under $300 with a two-year contract. The smartphone has been rumored with […]

Hacker Unlocks Bootloader on Latest Motorola Android Smartphones


Developer¬†drjbliss on XDA-Developers has managed to exploit a root method on Motorola’s GSM-based Atrix HD smartphone and says that the root should work on recent Motorola Android phones, including the Droid RAZR M, the Droid RAZR HD, the Photon Q (Sprint), and the RAZR i (Intel Atom-powered smartphone) to unlock those devices’ bootloaders. For instructions […]

Motorola Screws Droid Bionic Owners Again


In a message today, Motorola confirmed some bad news for owners of earlier Motorola-made Android devices saying that it doesn’t have plans to include any older devices – Droid Bionic and Droid 3 included – in its unlocked bootloader program that it announced last year. Motorola has, according to Droid-Life, confirmed the bad news on […]

1-Click Solution Now Available to Unlock Bootloader on Verizon Galaxy S III


We had reported that consumers and developers alike can purchase the consumer edition of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III rather than the unsubsidized developer edition of the same LTE smartphone and hack on an unsecured bootloader to enable further modification and hacking to the phone. Now, it seems, that the lengthy solution proposed is […]

Unlocked Bootloader Hacked Onto Verizon Galaxy S III


While Verizon Wireless and Samsung had secured the bootloader on that carrier’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III–Samsung subsequently made an unlocked version of the Galaxy S III with an open bootloader available as a developer-only option–it appears that hackers now have been able to unlock the bootloader on the Galaxy S III sold […]

Sony Under Fire With Hard Stance on Warranties and Unlocked Bootloaders


When it came to addressing the needs of developers and the hacking community, Sony came through and became one of the earlier Android smartphone manufacturers to offer a bootloader unlocking tool. This allows developers to hack their devices, load custom ROMs, and customize their Sony or Sony Ericsson Xperia Android smartphones. However, if you do […]

Verizon Galaxy S III with Unlockable Bootloader Coming Soon

The Galaxy S III Developer Edition will launch soon.

The Verizon Galaxy S III Developer Edition, that will come with an unlockable bootloader, will be arriving soon through Samsung’s website. Samsung’s latest Galaxy S III variant has shown up on Samsung’s website today with a tag line that confirms that the device will be made available to customers soon. How soon remains to be […]

Verizon Won’t Unlock Galaxy S III Bootloader

Verizon will not unlock the Galaxy S III bootloader.

Verizon has confirmed, despite rumors to the contrary, that it will not be unlocking the Galaxy S III bootloader with a software update. The carrier has confirmed the bad news to Droid-Life saying that it will not unlock the bootloader with a software update, something that was rumored to be the case over the weekend. […]

Verizon Galaxy S III with Unlockable Bootloader Coming for $599

The Galaxy S4 could come with a locked bootloader.

Samsung and Verizon will be offering a Samsung Galaxy S III Developers edition for those that wish to pay a premium for an unlockable bootloader. Android Central is reporting that Samsung is going to offer a new variant of the Verizon Galaxy S III that will come without an encrypted bootloader. Samsung will sell the […]

AT&T HTC One X Bootloader Unlocked

AT&T HTC One X Bootloader Unlocked

One of the drawbacks of AT&T’s HTC One X has been the fact that its bootloader is locked down. HTC has not yet released a bootloader unlock tool leaving some to wonder whether an “official” method would ever arrive. Well, it hasn’t arrived yet but it seems that there is an HTC One X bootloader […]

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Bootloader Unlock Tool Now Available

Transformer Pad 300

ASUS has released a bootloader unlock tool for the ASUS Transformer Pad 300, one of its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets. First discovered by Android Police, the bootloader unlock tool is currently available for download on ASUS’ website. And because it’s an .apk file, Transformer Pad 300 owners should have no trouble unlocking the […]

Three Reasons Not to Buy the HTC One X


I have no doubt that the HTC One X is a pretty good smartphone. We gave it a favorable review, most sites think it’s one of the best smartphones of 2012 and my colleague Shawn Ingram originally bought the One X instead of an iPhone. (He has since replaced it with an iPhone.) Me? I’m […]

Transformer Prime Bootloader Can Now Be Unlocked

Asus Transformer Prime Bootloader Unlock Tool Now Available

Asus promised a bootloader unlock tool for the Asus Transformer Prime tablet and the company has delivered on that promise today as the company has made the tool available to those using its Tegra 3 quad-core powered tablet. If you own the tablet and you’re looking to free it from its chains, you can go […]

HTC Unlocks More Bootloaders, Makes Motorola Look Silly

HTC Unlocks More Smartphone Bootloaders

We’ve recently put HTC under fire for its handling of the HTC ThunderBolt’s Android 4.0 update, but that doesn’t mean that the company treats all of its customers poorly. In fact, HTC’s change in policy in regards to locked bootloaders was one of the bright spots last year in the mobile world. And the company […]

Motorola’s Droid RAZR Developer Edition is a Slap in the Face

Droid RAZR

Last night, when I first heard that Motorola was going to be releasing a Droid RAZR Developer Edition, a Droid RAZR that will come with an unlockable bootloader, I was thrilled. Elated. Giddy. Whatever. Turns out, Motorola has somehow managed to screw it up. Just like it did when it promised unlocked bootloaders by the […]

Transformer Prime Bootloader Unlock Tool Coming in February

Asus Transformer Prime

Asus promised that it would deliver a bootloader unlock tool for its quad-core Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet and it has announced that it will be making good on that promise come February. The confirmation comes courtesy of the company’s Twitter account so it’s pretty safe to say that we should only be, at most, […]

HTC Unlocks Bootloaders for Droid Incredible, T-Mobile G2, and More

Droid Incredible

Slowly but surely, HTC is unlocking the bootloaders for its smartphone lineup and today, we see that the manufacturer has not forgotten about some of the older devices in its stable. According to a tweet from its HTCDev account, the company has gone ahead and unlocked the bootloaders for a grand total of six smartphones […]