VERIZON Posts on XDA

Verizon Galaxy S5 Bootloader Has Been Unlocked

Verizon has a storied history with regards to bootloader unlocking - namely, they hate the very idea of it. For years now, Verizon has maintained that preventing you from unlocking your device's bootloader is for your own benefit. In a letter sent to customers who filed a complaint with the FCC, Verizon states that: "[A]n open bootloader could...

Motorola Announces Verizon-Exclusive Droid Maxx 2 And Droid Turbo 2

Motorola, in collaboration with Verizon, took centre stage today to unveil two new entrants to the Droid lineup, the mid-ranger Droid Maxx 2 and the top specced Droid Turbo 2. Starting off with the Droid Maxx 2, this phone is essentially a carrier-branded version of the Moto X Play, bearing the same design and aesthetics along...

A Look at Marshmallow Root & Verity Complications

As the dust settles on the Android 6.0 release, Nexus users galore are diving for OTAs and Factory Images, and getting ready for the latest iteration of the Android operating system. While, from the outside, Android 6.0 appears (visually, at least) remarkably similar to Android 5.0 and 5.1  (the Lollipop releases), there are a number of...

No More Contracts: These Are Verizon’s New Data Plans

Verizon announced that they will be completely revamping their entire smartphone contract and data plan system. Under the new system, everything is simplified—everyone will get unlimited talk and text, contracts will be eliminated, data will be shared amongst all devices (up to 10 on a plan), and data plans come in four tiers: small, medium,...

OnePlus Plans To Take Back #NeverSettle From Verizon

#NeverSettle Back in 2014, this seemingly innocent and kind of motivating hashtag took the tech industry by storm. Afterall, how often do you see a "new" company give the top guns of Android a run for their money? The #NeverSettle mantra was what OnePlus was founded on, as they claim. Even though the device was marred with issues...

T-Mobile Steps Up The War Against Verizon

T-Mobile has today launched a new attack on Verizon under the tagline of “Never Settle For Verizon” complete with eight new adverts and risk free trials for their customers. This is in retaliation to the new campaign from Verizon sharing the same name as One Plus's "Never Settle".     Following the latest “Never Settle” advert campaign from Verizon,...

Motorola Droid Turbo Officially Announced by Verizon

A short marriage with Google made Motorola quite the successful OEM. The subsequent Lenovo acquisition only made things better. The producer of the popular Moto X, Moto G, and of course Nexus 6 has came up with yet another device, the Motorola Droid Turbo--and it's definitely an eye-catcher. The Motorola Droid Turbo gets some of its...

[OTA Captured] Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 Finally Gets Official KitKat Update

It's been almost nine months since the LG G Pad 8.3's official release. At about the same time, Google released Android 4.4 KitKat and the LG-manufactured Nexus 5. While the majority of current generation devices have since been updated to Android 4.3 or 4.4, the LG G Pad 8.3 (Verizon variant) has been stuck on 4.2. Luckily, things have...

BREAKING: Geohot Roots the Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S5 (and Almost Everything Else) with Towelroot!

If you've ever owned an iOS device or a Sony PlayStation 3, you've more than likely heard the name George Hotz. Otherwise known as XDA Recognized Developer geohot, this New Jersey-based hacker gained notoriety for his work in jailbreaking and otherwise hacking the aforementioned devices. Now, using a recently discovered Linux kernel vulnerability, geohot has managed to root the Verizon Samsung...

[BREAKING] “Top Secret” Court Order Forces Verizon to Hand Over Call Data

The UK newspaper The Guardian has revealed today that US CDMA telecommunications provider Verizon is secretly collecting and disclosing the telephone records of a huge number of subscribers (likely in the order of tens of millions of Americans) to USA's National Security Agency (NSA), often cynically referred to as "Never Say Anything." This classified, top...

Dev Community vs Verizon: Another CASUAL Jailbreak Exploit for the Note 2

There has been a bit of a back and forth between the development community and Verizon lately, specifically relating to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It is perhaps best summed up by XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler: "Well, this has been quite the saga thus far...  Us: Suck It Verizon (exploit) them: Suck it XDA-Developers (OTA patch) Us: Back Atcha...

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...
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