David Watt · Oct 20, 2012 at 07:00 pm

Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 7″ Bootloader Unlocked

We all know that Verizon seems to have some kind of fear of unlocked bootloaders, as is evident on their Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Tab 2. We also know that XDA’s developers and device owners alike have a hatred of locked bootloaders, so there has to be some give at one point or another. And on this occasion, it’s a win for the developers and in turn, device owners.

XDA Forum Member id_ram managed to get his hands on a ‘prototype’ Verizon Galaxy Tab 2, which turned out to have an insecure bootloader. XDA Senior Member MrHyde03 then worked with id_ram to pull the required image files from the device and carried out further testing on his own device. If successful, he would have an unlocked Galaxy Tab 2. If unsuccessful, he would have a dead Galaxy Tab 2. Luckily for him, the former scenario played out, and the result of this can be found in the bootloader unlocking thread.

In order to unlock your bootloader, all you need to do is root your device, flash the insecure bootloader image, and enter a few simple commands using adb or a terminal window.

Happy unlocking!


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Emil Kako · Mar 4, 2015 at 11:49 am · no comments

HTC One M8 Owners: Upgrade to the M9, or Skip?

While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.

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Aamir Siddiqui · Mar 4, 2015 at 11:02 am · 1 comment

NVIDIA SHIELD: The Tegra X1 Powered Android TV Box

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 4, 2015 at 06:00 am · no comments

Pixie Dust – XDA Game Time!

There are some excellent ‘AAA’ tier games by huge development houses that offer fun, and, most of the time, in-app purchases. There is no doubt that some of these games are great. However, at XDA we like to keep an eye on the little guy. Some of the more successful Android developers have started out as the little guy. Today we celebrate another simple game developed by an XDA member. XDA Senior Member Rolf Smit offers up a 2D sandbox...

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