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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 recovery and root the AT&T HTC One using the same instructions as the international version.

The news comes from DISTRAUGHTKLOWNZ on the xda-developers board, who posts photos to show the process and proof of a successful bootloader unlock and root.

Proof of an AT&T HTC One bootloader unlock.

Proof of an AT&T HTC One bootloader unlock.

In the post, the user shows the multiple steps in the bootloader unlock process, including the screenshot from HTCDev, which is the website he used to unlock the HTC One bootloader. HTC Dev is an official HTC site that offers bootloader unlocks for many models of HTC smartphones.

This is an official HTC site which includes the ability to unlock the bootloader on all HTC phones 2011 and newer. By using HTC Dev to unlock the HTC One bootloader users agree to HTC’s terms including the warning,

It is our responsibility to caution you that not all claims resulting or caused by or from the unlocking of the bootloader may be covered under warranty

The user does not clarify exactly which steps he followed to unlock the HTC One bootloader. While the phone is not listed in the drop down, HTC offers a catch all for “All Other Supported Models”, which is likely what he used.

After unlocking the bootloader the user reports the flashlight, ringtone trimmer, sound recorder and calculator apps are no longer on the phone. These apps disappear from the international version of the HTC One after its bootloader is unlocked. It is also reported that the device failed an OTA update verification, so users should approach with caution.

After unlocking the bootloader, users can perform an HTC One root, which delivers more access to the Android system and allows for greater control and customizations — with a photo of the HTC One root success.

The HTC One root is successful on the AT&T model.

The HTC One root is successful on the AT&T model.

The HTC One is due in the hands of AT&T shoppers any day now. The HTC One features a 4.7-inch 1080P display with a 4MP Ultrapixel camera on the rear of the device.

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Where to Buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is a premium device, with a premium price, but you will be able to pick this up at multiple locations when it launches on Friday, February 14th. This new Galaxy Z Flip is $1,380 and is coming to Sprint, AT&T, and as an unlocked version that you can get at Best Buy or Samsung.

If you are shopping for this new Z Flip, you will want to look around and see if there are any deals or freebies that you can get. Or, perhaps you can purchase at Best Buy and get reward points or double-dip into credit card points.

The Galaxy Z Flip includes all the support you need to use 4G LTE on U.S. carriers, so even if you don’t have AT&T or Sprint, you should be able to bring an unlocked model to Verizon or even some of the cheaper carrier options out there.

Where to Buy the Galaxy Z Flip

This is where to buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

If you want to buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip directly from a carrier, your options are to go to AT&T or Sprint on Friday. Both of these carriers will sell the Z Flip on February 14th. The Galaxy Z Flip is $57.50 a month on the Sprint Flex 18 mo. lease.

The other option is to look at Best Buy, where you can buy the Z Flip on AT&T or unlocked. If you want to use the Z Flip on another carrier, you will want the Unlocked version and may need to pay a premium.

Another option is to get the Galaxy Z Flip directly from Samsung or at a Samsung Experience Store. The Samsung option is online and allows you to get the carrier or unlocked options. The Experience Store locations are in major metro areas.

We may even see the Galaxy Z Flip appear on B&H Photo, eBay or other locations in the coming days.

7 Cool Things the Galaxy Z Flip Can Do

Open to Almost Any Angle

Open to Almost Any Angle

While the Galaxy Fold and the Motorola Razr are meant to flip open completely so that you can use a big screen, the Galaxy Z Flip is designed to open to almost any angle. 

Samsung calls this Freestop Folding, which means that the hinge works like a laptop hinge. You can open and stop the hinge almost anywhere. That means you can set the upper half straight for photos or you can lean it back a little for a better angle while on a video chat or simply while watching something without holding the phone. 

This plays into some of the photography features as well as some of the interesting software multitasking features. If you like to stream, want to be able to do a little more without holding your phone. 

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Where to Buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold

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This is where you can buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Following the initial release earlier this year, which was then canceled due to durability concerns, Samsung is back and ready to ship the new Galaxy Fold to customers.

The relaunched Galaxy Fold went on sale in South Korea in early September and slowly made its way to other regions. Starting September 27th you can buy the Galaxy Fold in the United States from AT&T, Samsung and Best Buy.

It’s worth noting that T-Mobile is no longer a launch partner, and doesn’t appear to be offering the futuristic folding phone anymore. With that said, here’s what to know and links to buy one today.

Where to Buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold

Here’s a list of links for you to buy the Galaxy Fold on or after September 27th, starting at $1,980.

The unlocked model sold at Samsung stores, Samsung.com and at Best Buy works on any and all carriers, so keep that in mind. The AT&T model is available from all of those locations as well.

Initially, we thought the company might lower the price after all the trouble from the initial release, but nope. It’s still a pretty penny and still costs $1,980. Additionally, AT&T will sell you one for $66/mo on a 30-month contract, which is insane.

However, Samsung will give every buyer its new “Galaxy Fold Premiere Service” program which gives you 24/7 access to experts for help, troubleshooting, and tips on how to be careful with that big flexing screen. It’s like your own personal tech-support line specifically for the Fold.

You can get a piece of the future but it’s not going to be cheap. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is $1,980 but packs two screens, six cameras, plenty of storage and a folding display unlike anything else on the market. As a reminder, it has 512GB of storage and 12GB of RAM, so it is plenty powerful for when you want to run three apps simultaneously on the big folding 7.3-inch display. Here’s a quick video that might help you decide to pick one up.

If you’re interested in owning and enjoying one of the most ambitious smartphones we’ve seen in several years this is your chance. We could see some sort of deals or discounts in the next few months, but that’s doubtful. Then again, Samsung might lower the price around Black Friday. For now, it’ll run you $2 grand but it sure looks pretty.

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iPhone 11 Deals: Save $50 on iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro Today

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The first iPhone 11 deals are here with $50 off the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max starting today at Walmart.

You can pre-order the iPhone 11 at Walmart at 5:01 AM Pacific on Friday and get release date delivery or release date pickup in-store. You can also go in to a store and buy on September 20th, if you prefer.

These iPhone 11 deals are available on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, and you can choose from a range of colors and storage options.

iPhone 11 Deals & iPhone 11 Pro Deals

Save $50 on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max at Walmart.

Save $50 on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max at Walmart.

With this option, you can save $50 on the price of the new iPhone. Here’s the breakdown.

  • iPhone 11 starting at $649
  • iPhone 11 Pro starting at $949
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max starting at $1049

That’s a nice discount on a brand new phone, and arguably one of the best deals you will see this month. These iPhone deals are available with a monthly payment plan.

Walmart offers several options for buying these phones. They vary based on which carrier you use.

Current Verizon and AT&T customers can upgrade to the iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro by pre-ordering the device online at Walmart and choosing to get it shipped to them at home with free two-day shipping.

New and existing Sprint, AT&T and Verizon customers can order the new iPhone 11 online and choose in-store pickup to walk in and get the device on September 20th with in-store activation at 3,400 locations.

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Walmart Offers Online Phone Upgrades: $200 Off iPhones & Samsung

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You can now upgrade your cell phone at Walmart online and save $200 on a new iPhone or Samsung smartphone without heading into the store.

Walmart iPhone deals are nothing new, but until now you had to go into a store to complete the process. Now you can do the upgrade online for at home delivery. When you do go into stores you will find more experts on hand to help.

Save $200 on most iPhones and Samsung phones at Walmart.

Save $200 on most iPhones and Samsung phones at Walmart.

Starting with AT&T, users can now pick out a new phone and upgrade online, choose an AT&T payment plan and then get the device shipped to your door in two days with free shipping. From there, you just follow the included activation instructions and you’re good to go.

The process is open to AT&T customers starting today with deals on the iPhone and select Samsung phones that take up to 30% off the monthly payments of a phone. Current deals include;

Walmart plans to add support for other carriers in the coming months. You can expect similar deals on Verizon and Sprint at that time.

As part of this launch and dedicated wireless experts at up to 600 stores by the holiday shopping season Walmart offers the iPhone X for $499, which is $300 off. This deal is only available in stores though.

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Where to Buy the Galaxy S10 & Galaxy S10+

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 preorders are live at many retailers right now, and direct through Samsung. This is a comprehensive list of where to buy the Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+, starting with a preorder.

We have you covered with our guide on if you should preorder the Galaxy S10 or wait and we have you covered whether you should buy the Galaxy S10 for the Galaxy S10+. We even have the answer about which Galaxy S10 color you should buy and a full list of the best Galaxy S10 pre-order tips and tricks, so now we need to help you figure out where to buy your Galaxy S10.

The Galaxy S10 release date is March 8th and pre-orders are now live, so you can lock in your order without waiting if you know you want this phone and not the Galaxy Fold.

Where to Preorder the Galaxy S10

This is where to preorder the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+.

This is where to preorder the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+.

At this stage there are no Galaxy S10 preorder issues with stock. It looks like most stores and carriers still have the new models ready for release day delivery, but you may see that slip on some of the colors and storage sizes as the release date arrives.

Here are the best places to put in a Galaxy S10 preorder to make sure that you get yours on the first day. You can score some Galaxy S10 deals and S10+ deals, but you need to add a new line as a second line or you need to trade in an old phone.

In addition to buying right at a carrier you have a few other options including Samsung, Best Buy, Walmart and other retailers. Here are the links to check these options out.

You can preorder the Galaxy S10 or S10+ for online at these locations. You may find some in store pre-orders, but typically you need to order online for delivery. Best Buy allows you to preorder for in store pickup.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Deals

You can find some Galaxy S10 deals right now. These include the following deals you should check out before you buy.

If you are looking for the unlocked Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10 plus you may want to go to Best Buy or Samsung.

3 Reasons to Pre-Order the Galaxy S10 & 4 Reasons to Wait

Pre-Order If You Want the Galaxy S10 ASAP

Pre-Order If You Want the Galaxy S10 ASAP

If you've already decided to make one of the new Galaxy S10 models your next phone and you want it on your doorstep as soon as possible, you'll want to pre-order through Samsung, your carrier, or your favorite retailer. 

Pre-ordering the Galaxy S10 today will ensure that you get the model you want, in the color you want, on the first day of availability.

That's March 8th for most models in the United States though the unlocked and carrier-locked variants of the 128GB Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ ship out the week of March 15th.

The Galaxy S10 release date might be March 8th, but some pre-orders are already showing up on doorsteps in the United States. 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 probably won't sell out completely so there's no need to rush. Models that do sell out will likely return soon after the device's launch. 

That said, if you want peace of mind and/or want a new phone in your hands right away, pick the option that best fits your needs and put in an order now. 

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