BOOTLOADER LOCK Posts on XDA

Regarding XDA’s stance on Huawei’s decision to stop bootloader unlocking

Back in April, Huawei's form to request a bootloader unlock code mysteriously disappeared. Late May, the form returned but with a warning that the service would no longer work after 60 days. As promised, Huawei's form is no longer available, meaning it's no longer possible to unlock the bootloader of Huawei or Honor devices. This...

Today is the last day to request a bootloader unlock code for Huawei/Honor devices

Chinese technology giant Huawei and its sub-brand Honor have been slowly garnering more respect among the Android enthusiast community in the past year. With timely software updates, commitments to supporting custom development, and widespread Project Treble adoption for all devices they have updated to Android Oreo, it's not hard to see why Huawei and Honor smartphones...

SunShine bootloader unlock (S-Off) tool now supports the HTC U12+

SunShine is a popular tool used primarily on HTC devices for enabling S-OFF. The tool was updated to support the HTC U11 earlier this year, and now it supports the HTC U12+. Without being able to S-OFF, modding HTC devices becomes a great difficulty. This release should open the door to the true modding capability...

Some Amazon Prime Exclusive Moto G5 Plus owners are getting bootloader unlock codes

Amazon Prime subscribers get a number of benefits that are simply off-limits to those who choose to not subscribe to the service. This includes access to services like Amazon Music, free 2-day shipping on select items, and more. One such benefit is the ability to get a discount on Amazon Prime Exclusive smartphones. The program...

JCase: “Verizon Pixel Phone May Not Be Bootloader Unlockable”

We are just mere moments away from the launch of the Google Pixel phones, hoping for Google to settle whatever is left of the mystery once and for all. We do know that the devices will be coming to Verizon, but the extent of Verizon influence has remained unknown other than suggestions of it being SIM-locked. XDA...

Galaxy S7 Bootloader Lock Explained: You Might Not Get AOSP After All

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge are some of the most powerful devices you could buy right now. But our regular readers and forum dwellers would know that Samsung devices aren't the supreme best when it comes to development. A lot of the issues with Samsung and development can be traced back to Exynos...