UNLOCKING Posts on XDA

Smart Unlock Your Phone – XDA App Review

There is a lot of value in having even the cursory PIN or Pattern unlock feature enabled on your lock screen. This prevents curious eyes from going through your phone. However, there are some places where the lock screen PIN is more of a nuisance, like in your Bluetooth enabled car or when it is...

How to Unlock the Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch Bootloader – XDA TV

Android Wear now has three different devices in it's camp. The round moto 360 is the latest smartwatch to hit the market. Of course as we like to do here on we want to unlock and root this device. However, given it's wireless sync and charging feature its not as simple as it sounds. But,...

How to Unlock, Unbrick, and Restore Your Samsung Gear Live with Samsung Gear Live Super Tool – XDA Developer TV

The Samsung Gear Live is Samsung's latest foray into the wearable smartwatch market. Recently, XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler unboxed the device the XDA way. But lets be honest, as cool as it is to see the insides of a minitaure smartdevice, when your Gear Live is bricked, you want it fixed. Here at XDA...

Cell Phone SIM Unlock Bill Just Steps Away from President’s Desk

For all those who believe that Cinderella stories don't actually exist, I guess I can safely say that you are dead wrong. For the past year and a half (give or take a few months), there has been a push by the people of the United States to try and fix one of the many...

How to Root the HTC One (M7) and Install Recovery – XDA Developer TV

It seems like every time you open the proverbial newspaper. HTC is winning an award for its flagship device, the HTC One. The HTC One comes in various carrier-skinned iterations including variants for AT&T, Sprint. and TMobile. What do we do here at XDA once we get a new device? That’s right, we customize it.Earlier, we showed...

How to Unlock the HTC One Bootloader – XDA Developer TV

Recently, HTC released its latest flagship device, the HTC One. The HTC One comes in variants including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. After numerous delays, the phone started shipping. And what do we do here at XDA developers once we get a new device? That’s right, we customize it.In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Steve...

Unlock the Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1

Owners of the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will no longer feel left out, thanks to the unlock package that XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler posted late Friday night. Although he takes issue with the word 'unlock,' preferring to call it a 'jailbreak' because that term is exempted by the DMCA.The process couldn't...

Bootloader Unlock for the Atrix HD, Razr HD, and Razr M

Dan Rosenberg (a.k.a. XDA Recognized Developer djrbliss) gets the credit for finding exploits on a lot of devices, and now you can add to it the line of Motorola units that use the Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset. There are currently three models included in this category, the Atrix HD, Razr HD, and Razr M. They're based...

What is the Big Deal with the SIM Unlocking Bill? – XDA Developer TV

The XDA Portal has featured many stories on the petition and SIM unlocking ban. This story has had quite a few unexpected twists, and The White House responded differently than we expected. A new bill has been introduced in Congress, and the Library of Congress responded as well.But are those the only twists? Our favorite skeptic and...

Look! A Bill!! Meh… What Else is on?

It is truly great to see that the United States has a rather active Government that worries about its people. Its people have opportunities to speak their mind and make requests to all the branches of this bureaucratic machine, and they are bound to get a response in one shape or another. This seems to...

Thank You CTIA for Setting the US Cell Phone Market Back 10 Years

While we know that this is a US-specific issue, it also serves as a great opportunity to ensure that the entire world is reading so that they don't make the same mistakes we do in this country. As many of you are aware, our entire Government seemingly has a bad tendency to listen to extraordinarily...