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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III Unlocked

Those of you who purchased a Samsung Galaxy S III on Verizon and were disappointed upon finding out that its bootloader was encrypted (not-unlockable) may now rejoice. An insecure bootloader is now available for the device. For those unaware, here is the back story: The Verizon Galaxy S III is probably the first Android device by Samsung...

Sony Xperia S – Tutorial for Unlocking/Relocking the Bootloader & Rooting

After having been released for less than a week, and with a forum added only a few days ago, the Sony Xperia S is the most recent device to find a home on XDA. Even so, we're already pleased to bring you information on how to unlock and relock the bootloader, as well as how...

WiFi Problem Solved; Radio Flashing Problem Explained for HTC Sensaton

Some users have been having a lot of problems with the HTC dev bootloader unlock method. Not only does it not completely unlock the bootloader, but it causes problems with flashing things such as kernels and radios. This problem is especially present on the HTC Sensation, who suffer from issues such as not being able to...

ASUS Transformer Prime Bootloader Unlock Should Come In February

At the beginning of this year, there was on outrage over the discovery of one of our forum members who found that the bootloader on the Transformer Prime tablet was locked and encrypted. Protest ensued, and ASUS quickly gave in and announced that it would develop an unlock tool. Now their official Twitter account revealed...

HTC Adds Bootloader Unlock Support For Desire HD, Plus Other Desire And Wildfire Models

HTC has updated its bootloader unlock database with a few more devices, this time the Desire HD and additional Desire and Wildfire models. Of course, HTC announced two weeks ago that all phones launched after September 2011 are unlock-able, and seems to be making pretty good progress on older models as well. The Desire, Wildfire, Wildfire...

HTC Adds Bootloader Unlocking Support for Wildfire S and 4 Other Devices

Following their move to unlock all bootloaders on phones released after September 2011, HTC announced today that the HTC Wildfire S, Wildfire, Desire, Merge, and A315c (a Wildfire CDMA variant) joined the official list. It looks like all the devices they added right after Christmas are on the list as well. The dropdown menu of supported devices...

Operation Mosh: Petitioning Motorola To Unlock Their Bootloaders Amid Broken Promise

2011 came and went, and Google wasn't the only one breaking their promises. Back in March, Motorola said they would unlock their notoriously secured bootloaders before the end of 2011, and guess what? They haven't. So, what do we do? Of course, start a petition. This has worked wonders with HTC, and, only a few days...

ASUS Gives In, Will Develop Unlock Tool For Transformer Prime Bootloader

ASUS just announced that it will develop an unlock tool for the bootloader of its Transformer Prime tablet. This comes only slightly more than 48 hours after a forum member has found its bootloader to be locked and encrypted, triggering a massive amount of protest posts on its Facebook wall. As the original reason for locking...

HTC Kingdom Source Code Released

I made a mistake.  A few days ago I reported that, with a slew of new kernel source codes posted on HTCdev, HTC is now GPL compliant.  That wasn't true.  I found out after saying it again on XDA TV.  On Twitter, @gu1dry said, @azrienoch Just finished the new XDA TV video, issue with the end, @HTC still hasn't...

HTC Unlocks Its Verizon and AT&T Bootloaders

Today, Peter Chou makes good on his word to no longer lock the bootloaders on HTC Android phones.  Just in time for those New Year's Resolutions. XDA Junior Member nightwings noticed, when trying out HTCDev's bootloader unlocking tool on his HTC Rezound, his bootloader was successfully unlocked.  Similar reports came in on the HTC Vivid forum, even though...

HTC Super Tool: The Latest All-in-One for Your HTC Device

Do you own a new HTC device? Is your device bootloader locked? For most of us to obtain root, using the HTC method of unlocking is tiresome. Go here, input this command, copy this, push that, and all to let HTC know that you want to void your warranty. Until now that is. Say hello to the...

The UnBrickable Mod and Beyond

A bricked phone.  No JTAG.  Modify hardware, upload a bootloader, and the phone lives.  Pure development. That's what I think of the work of AdamOutler and Rebellos to breathe life into dead devices.  A couple days ago, WillVerduzco wrote an article on Rebellos' method of unbricking Hummingbird devices by uploading your very own custom bootloader to your...
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