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Microsoft Surface Duo will get 3 years of OS and security updates, will have an unlockable bootloader

Yesterday, Microsoft officially announced the Surface Duo, their latest attempt at a mobile smartphone. It is a super cool looking dual-screen device running Android, which will also be known as the first Android device from Microsoft. With Android devices, one of the most important questions has been how many years of Android updates the device...

Poco F1 users can now unlock the bootloader after 3 days

You likely know the importance of unlocking the bootloader of an Android smartphone if you're here on XDA. There are some carriers in the United States who do their best to prevent this from happening, and we've even had some smartphone OEMs begin to tighten up the grip on this ability as well. Xiaomi has been...

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...

Essential Phone Will have an Unlockable Bootloader

There is a lot of hype surrounding Andy Rubin's Essential Phone. The Essential Phone is priced among the upper echelon of smartphones. It's in the same tier as the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, Xiaomi Mi 6, or the Xperia XZ Premium. The Snapdragon 835 SoC or its 128 GBs of internal storage aren't what make this phone...

LG G5 on T-Mobile Bears Unlockable Bootloader After All

The recent Galaxy S7 Bootloader-gate for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 variants, especially on US carriers like T-Mobile which are usually bootloader-unlock-friendly, gave a lot of people a reason to be vary of their purchase decisions.So when it surfaced that the LG G5 on T-Mobile might be a victim of the same, a lot of people...