Each year, smartphone makers attempt to one-up each other in features and specs, but time and again these improvements feel incremental rather than revolutionary. Samsung hopes to break this trend with a new hardware and software design philosophy, and press details of the new-and-improved cameras shared by the S6 and S6 Edge show that they are off to a great start. Once you get past the curved displays and wraparound Gorilla Glass 4, the most striking feature on these slabs is the...
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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