Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on New vs. Old. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! Smartphone purchases make for some of the sweetest times of the year for many of us. After all, we are hobbyists of Android and a new...
Unlock AT&T and Rogers One X without HTCDev
One of the risks involved with unlocking today’s HTC devices is that despite your right to hack your device, unlocking the bootloader using HTC’s method involves effectively losing your warranty. This can cause a number of problems. The biggest of which is if the phone has a legitimate problem, HTC may not replace it even if it’s a factory defect. Users can sometimes revert the phone to stock and get a replacement, but often it won’t work.
AT&T and Rogers HTC One X owners can get around this little problem with a tutorial written by XDA Senior Member 18th.abn that doesn’t go through HTCDev. The process is a little complicated. However, if you don’t want HTC to know you’re unlocking the bootloader, it’s the only way.
Users are required to download spoofed partitions and push them to the One X. Next, users push a modified unlock code through the bootloader. This will unlock the bootloader without dealing with HTCDev at all. 18th.abn does say that there’s a script in the works, but until it’s completed users will have to do all this by hand. Originally created for the AT&T One X, support for the Rogers variant was added by XDA Senior Member niceppl.
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Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.