Verizon Galaxy Nexus Gets Easy Root and Unlock Tool

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So you’re the proud new owner of Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus and now that you have it in your possession, you might be thinking about unlocking and rooting it. If that’s the case, you have come to the right place. A developer by the name of WugFresh has developed a pretty painless way to kill […]

Asus Transformer Prime Locked Bootloader Incites Backlash

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It appears that Asus is in the midst of some serious backlash from Eee Pad Transformer Prime owners as the device has been discovered to have a locked and encrypted bootloader. Needless to say, this has greatly angered the development community, so much so, that owners have begun petitioning the company to unlock the bootloader […]

Official HTC Bootloader Unlock Utility Compatible with Droid Incredible 2, Thunderbolt, and Devices Released After September 2011

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HTC has revised its official HTC Bootloader Unlock tool to make it compatible with a number of older devices in addition to any device released after September 2011. In addition to being compatible with the recently released HTC Rezound for Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, it is also compatible with the 3G-only HTC Droid Incredible […]

HTC Super Tool Hack Roots, Unlocks Many HTC Smartphones, Tablets

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A user-created hack called the HTC Super Tool allows HTC phone and tablet users to root and unlock their HTC-made Android handsets easily. The tool works on a variety of HTC devices currently. Though HTC had announced earlier this year that it would be opening up its devices to official unlocking following controversy about locked […]

How to Unlock the Galaxy Nexus Bootloader (Verizon)

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One of the special things about the Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE on Verizon is that you can unlock the bootloader to open up greater customization and ROM possibilities down the road. Read: Galaxy Nexus First Impressions This process requires patience, a Windows computer and being OK with possibly voiding your warranty. If you are OK with that, […]

RAZR Will Have Option for Unlocked Bootloader, But Not for Verizon

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The Motorola Droid RAZR launching in the United States will come with a locked bootloader, according to Motorola, while international variants of the RAZR Android smartphone by Motorola will have the option of an unlocked bootloader at the discretion of the carrier on which the device will launch on. A locked bootloader will help to […]

Motorola Droid RAZR Shipping with Locked Bootloader

Droid RAZR Bootloader

One of the burning questions we had following the Motorola Droid RAZR announcement was whether or not the phone’s bootloader would be locked when it arrives in November, possibly on November 10th. Many of you I’m sure had been hoping for some good news in this arena but unfortunately, I have to break the bad […]

HTC Flyer Bootloader Unlock Tool Arrives

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In addition to the official bootloader tool we’ve already seen for the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation 4G and HTC EVO 3D for Sprint comes the official way to unlock the bootloader on four variants of the HTC Flyer courtesy of HTCDev.com. That’s right, if you own the Wi-Fi version or a 3G supported HTC Flyer, […]

HTC Sensation 4G Bootloader Unlock Tool Now Available

HTC Sensation 4G

Just a short time ago, the HTC EVO 3D got its bootloader unlock tool courtesy of HTC. That left owners of T-Mobile’s HTC Sensation 4G downright jealous, I’m sure. Well, today, those that were seething with jealousy won’t be anymore as HTC has added more HTC Sensation models to the list of compatible devices which […]

HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Unlock Tool Now Available

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Rejoice, HTC EVO 3D owners. Just days after HTC made the bootloader unlock tool available for the European version of the HTC Sensation, the tool is now available for your device. That’s right. If you own Sprint’s EVO 3D and you want to unlock that pesky bootloader, you can now do so over at HTCDev.com. […]

HTC Sensation (European) Bootloader Unlock Process Now Live

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Live in Europe? Own an HTC Sensation? Well then you’re going to be elated to know that HTC has made good on its promise and is now offering the bootloader unlock process for the HTC Sensation on its HTCDev.com website. Before today, all there was was a placeholder and now, they have taken the curtains […]

Motorola Photon 4G Bootloader Gets Unlocked

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It’s time to pull out some champagne and rejoice because the bootloader of the Motorola Photon 4G, you know, Sprint’s latest high-end WiMax 4G handset, has been unlocked which means that there might just be hope for the Motorola Droid Bionic after all. The good folks over at the XDA forums have figured out a […]

HTC Bootloader Unlock Process Gets Detailed

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Way back in May, HTC announced that it would be unlocking the bootloaders on all of their upcoming phones and even on a few of the company’s new ones including the HTC EVO 3D and HTC Sensation 4G. They just didn’t explain how it was going to be done exactly. That is, until last night […]

HTC EVO 3D Headed to Canada with Unlocked Bootloader

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While HTC EVO 3D owners in the United States await the software update that will free their device from the ball and chain that is the device’s unlocked bootloader, those of you from the Great White North (Canada) are going to be able to get your hands on an HTC EVO 3D from Rogers that […]

HTC to Start Unlocking Bootloaders in August

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Back in May, HTC announced that it would no longer lock the bootloaders on its devices and that it would unlock the bootloaders of several older phones including the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation 4G and the HTC EVO 3D with software updates. Today, HTC has announced when it will make good on its promise saying […]

Motorola Atrix Bootloader Gets Unlocked

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While it’s still unknown if Motorola plans to unlocked the Motorola Atrix bootloader with the upcoming update to Gingerbread, there is now a known way to get the bootloader unlocked which should be exciting for those that have wanted to be able to fully customize their dual-core device. The method which was posted over at […]

Motorola Atrix 4G Gingerbread Update Will Bring Unlocked Bootloader

Motorola Atrix 4G Bootloader

Just a few hours ago, it became known that the Motorola Atrix 4G Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update would be arriving in July. What we didn’t know was that the Gingerbread update is going to be unlocking the Atrix 4G’s bootloader. With HTC unlocking the bootloaders on all of its future phones, Motorola has taken some […]

Droid Incredible 2′s Bootloader Gets Unlocked by Community

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Rather than wait for HTC to address the locked bootloader situation, owner AlphaRev of the Droid Incredible 2 has found a way to unlock the bootloader on the HTC-made Android smartphone. Having an unlocked bootloader will mean that custom ROMs may soon be possible and become available to owners of the Droid Incredible 2 after the […]

Confirmed: Motorola Photon 4G Bootloader Will Be Locked

Motorola Photon 4G

Just a short time ago, it looked as though we could pull out the champagne as it appeared that Motorola was planning on rolling out the Motorola Photon 4G with an unlocked bootloader. However, the company has confirmed to GBM that this is not the case and that the software included with Sprint’s Photon 4G […]

Motorola Droid Bionic Launching with Unlocked Bootloader?

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The Motorola Photon 4G, announce earlier today by Sprint, is an extremely attractive device boasting a 4.3 inch qHD display, Tegra 2 processor, and world phone capabilities. Those are great but there is something else that makes the Photon 4G a special phone. It’s going to be coming with an unlocked bootloader. You see, Motorola […]