XDA News Articles

Jimmy McGee · Jan 21, 2015

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 near your Android Wear device. XDA Recognized Developer hazex offers up an app that allows you to disable your lock screen under certain circumstances. In...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Oct 4, 2014

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, a way has been found! In today's videos, XDA TV Producer and Recognized Contributor RootJunky, shows off how to unlock the bootloader on the moto 360....

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Aug 16, 2014

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 Developer TV we want to help you recover from such a tradegy, and additionally expand the capabilites of your device. In today's videos, XDA Developer...

XDA NEWS
egzthunder1 · Jul 28, 2014

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 things that are wrong with the country. I'm not talking about Healthcare or firearms regulations, but one issue that is far closer to home and...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Jun 5, 2013

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 you how to unlock the bootloader. In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Steve shows you how to install ClockWorkMod Recovery on the HTC...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · May 7, 2013

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 shows you how to unlock the bootloader on the HTC One. This allows you to be about to install custom recoveries and customer ROMs....

XDA NEWS
Mike Szczys · May 4, 2013

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 be easier thanks to Adam's CASUAL software. I'm sure you've heard of it before since it's been features on XDA TV and several Portal posts....

XDA NEWS
Mike Szczys · Apr 11, 2013

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 on the processor marketed as the Qualcomm Snapdragon, and they're hiding some interesting tricks that may eventually keep users from loading their own ROMs. Dan's...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Mar 16, 2013

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 XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch is here to talk about what he thinks of this whole situation. Is he a fan? Does he think...

XDA NEWS
egzthunder1 · Mar 13, 2013

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 be the case for the "little petition that could," in which over 114,000 people expressed and shared their concerns with the US Government regarding network...

XDA NEWS
egzthunder1 · Jan 29, 2013

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 greedy people and agree on things that make people wonder what in the world were they thinking? Some of the most notable examples include (but are...

XDA NEWS