UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER Posts on XDA

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...

[UPDATE: Statement from Netflix] Netflix App Currently Unavailable for Rooted/Unlocked Users

UPDATED 5:50PM CT: Netflix has confirmed to AndroidPolice that they are indeed blocking users who are rooted or have unlocked bootloaders from downloading the Play Store application. They mention their use of Google's Widevine DRM, though the Play Store listing is seemingly blocked through the SafetyNet API as our testing showed. Their latest 5.0.4 release also seems to...