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Sony Car Launcher and the SIM Unlocking Petition Needs Your Help! – XDA Developer TV

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It’s President’s Day in the United States and XDA Developer TV Producer and News Corespondent Jordan reviews all the important stories from this week at XDA-Developers including the release of a Sony Car launcher to keep you safe while driving.

In application news, Jordan talks about Vire Launcher. Jordan talks about the petition to stop CTIA and the SIM Unlocking ban. Pull up a chair and check out this video. And if you any news to report, feel free to contact any XDA News Writer.. . . READ ON »

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The Final Push: The Road to 100,000 Signatures – Help Us Stop CTIA!

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You may recall that not too long ago, we published an article regarding a few amendments made by the Librarian of Congress to the infamous DMCA. The short summary is that one of the exemptions in DMCA which protected consumers who wanted to keep their handsets if they switched carriers was wiped out by what can only be described as good, quality lobbying courtesy of CTIA, a group formed by most major carriers and manufacturers. The exemption removal essentially results in it becoming illegal to SIM unlock a GSM phone purchased after January 26th, 2013 without carrier’s explicit approval and permission. This means that if you try to unlock the device yourself or have a third party try to do it for you, you cou. . . READ ON »

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