T-Mobile Relaxes SIM Unlock Policy

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T-Mobile USA is responding to customer feedback after it had changed to its UN-carrier plan offerings by relaxing its stance on SIM unlocking smartphones. Previously, the carrier would only unlock smartphones that had been paid in full or if customers have remained in good standing for 18 months. As of May 6th, after some vocal […]

AT&T HTC One Bootloader Unlocked Ahead of Release

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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 […]

Everything You Need to Know About iPhone Unlocking

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It is now illegal to unlock an iPhone in the U.S. without carrier approval for phones purchased after January 26th, even if the iPhone is out of contract. Unlocked iPhones and unlocked phones are still legal, in fact many carriers will unlock the iPhone after a contract is complete, or under other conditions and users […]

iPhone Unlocking Illegal Starting Saturday, Won’t Stop Users

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On Saturday it will be illegal for consumers to unlock their iPhone to use on another carrier without going through official carrier channels. The change to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, commonly known as the DMCA, was made back in October, but allowed a 90 day window for consumers to buy and unlock their iPhone or other smartphone without […]

Definitions of U.S. Copyright Laws Restricts Smartphone, Tablet Users

In a review of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, also known as the DMCA, that first made it legal to jailbreak devices, the U.S. Copyright Office has now made definitions of copyright laws that limit the benefits to owners of smartphones and tablets. According to the U.S. Copyright Office, owners of smartphones may continue to […]

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

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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 […]

3 Reasons Why You May Not Want to Sell Your AT&T iPhone Yet

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With the anticipated announcement and launch of the next-generation iPhone, currently being dubbed by the media as the iPhone 5, just around the corner in the speculated September timeframe, now is the best time to sell your existing iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 as it would fetch the most amount of money on the second-hand […]

How to Root the Nexus 7 & Unlock the Bootloader

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The Nexus 7 tablet delivers Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at an affordable price and in an easy to root and unlock package. One of the best parts about owning an Android tablet is the ability to root the Nexus 7 and install tweaks and hacks to deliver extra functionality. While Jelly Bean delivers support for […]

How to Unlock Jailbroken iPhones, Including iPhone 4S (Video)

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iPhone 4S owners with a jailbroken iPhone can now unlock the iPhone 4S at home using Sam Bingner’s SAM package on their own. The SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module) package allows user to unlock a jailbroken iPhone 4S to work on T-Mobile or another carrier’s GSM network. The iPhone unlock tool works on all jailbroken iPhones […]

Stride Jailbreak Utility Brings Natural Drawing to iPhone Unlock

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A new jailbreak utility called Stride, which is available in the jailbreak app store called Cydia for $2.99, brings natural drawing to iPhone unlocking. Rather than prompting users for a PIN or alphanumeric passcode, jailbroken iOS users can now draw their gestures on the phone’s display to unlock their devices. The feature is similar to […]

Tim Cook Forces AT&T to Unlock More iPhones

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After we had reported that Tim Cook’s office at Apple had compelled a rare exception at AT&T to SIM unlock a user’s older iPhone 3GS model so that he could use a foreign SIM card when traveling internationally, it appears that more users have been writing to Cook’s team to get AT&T to unlock their […]

Apple Compels AT&T to Unlock iPhone for Customer

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In a bold move and a gesture of goodwill to customers, Apple had compelled its carrier partner AT&T to unlock an older iPhone model to be used when traveling internationally. The customer had tried to work with AT&T to unlock his iPhone 3GS unsuccessfully prior to reaching out to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who, like […]

GPP Unlock SIM Now Unlocks All AT&T iPhone 4S Models

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A new iPhone 4S accessory claims to successfully SIM unlock all models of the AT&T Apple iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 firmware. As AT&T, unlike rivals Sprint and Verizon Wireless, does not yet offer its longstanding customers with SIM unlock codes, iPhone 4S models purchased through Apple or AT&T with carrier subsidization for […]

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, […]