egzthunder1 · Jan 15, 2011 at 06:00 am

Fix Found For Protected Bootloader for Galaxy Tab

You may remember that last month, we published an article regarding several new firmwares of Samsung Galaxy Tablets. These contained a new bootloader that was not allowing custom roms to be flashed onto the devices. Well, XDA moderator Chainfire just updated his thread with rather good news for owners of this device. In essence, there is a file and a bunch of commands that will unlock this bootloader. However, Chainfire will hold off on releasing this as there is a risk of messing up the device if the process is not done correctly. Not all hope is lost though as he will release an apk for ease of use after some time, in order to minimize casualties :).

So, if you made the mistake of upgrading to a new firmware and have been pulling your hair for not being able to flash to anything other than stock, rest assured that a fix is on its way. Please don’t ask for ETA (estimated time of arrival), the fix will be out when its out.

Ok, I have spoken to Rotohammer, and he has sent me the files for the fix.

It is a sensitive fix, and thus we are not just releasing it. We will be making an APK that does the unlocking for you, so there’s no chance you mess up the commands and brick your device. That is, at least, if we don’t mess up the APK 

Expect the APK to go into (closed!) testing early next week, with hopefully a public release early the week after that.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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