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Verizon/EE’s Bootloader Unlock Method for Pixel to be Patched This Week

Hacking into the new Pixel and Pixel XL phones from Google has presented a new challenge to the community developers. We knew it would be this way even before they were officially launched because of the changes to system that Google undertook. We generally see things like root access and TWRP support released for a...

Verizon Pixel/Pixel XL Bootloader Unlock has been Released

When Google revealed they had struck a carrier exclusivity deal with Verizon for sales of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL within the United States, many of us feared the worst. Given Verizon's history of preventing bootloader unlocking, enthusiasts feared that even the standard bearer for Android, Google's first truly in-house flagship smartphone, would be subject to...

Verizon Pixel Unofficial Bootloader Unlock Would be Free, not Part of SunShine

Back when the Google Pixel duo were still in the leak stages, there were reports that the Verizon based Pixel devices would come with their bootloaders locked, and with no way to officially unlock them in a straightforward manner. This created an important distinction between the carrier-unlocked Pixel as it was sold directly from Google,...

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...

Verizon Firmware on the Galaxy Note 7 Sucks, but You Can Probably Replace it

There's been a lot of talk recently about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the firmware inside of it. But if you picked up the phone from Verizon, you might be talking on a different note than the rest of us. While some of us may think that TouchWiz can certainly do better after all these...

The Modular Moto Z Range Has Arrived

At the Lenovo Tech World 2016, Lenovo unveiled the second head turner of the day, the Moto Z and all of its brethren. Before we move on to the nitty-gritty about the devices, take a look at a quick spec sheet of the announced devices, below: Moto Z Moto Z Force Android Version 6.0.1 Marshmallow 6.0.1 Marshmallow Chipset Snapdragon 820 -- 2.2...

Root Achieved for LG V10 on Verizon

If you purchase a phone from Verizon, you haven't really purchased a phone from them, you just have permission to use the phone. Verizon's locking practices are the worst when it comes to US carriers, frequently causing headaches to a lot of power users. So when an Android enthusiast, specifically one who cares about root and...

Verizon Galaxy S5 Bootloader Has Been Unlocked

Verizon has a storied history with regards to bootloader unlocking - namely, they hate the very idea of it. For years now, Verizon has maintained that preventing you from unlocking your device's bootloader is for your own benefit. In a letter sent to customers who filed a complaint with the FCC, Verizon states that: "[A]n open bootloader could...

Motorola Announces Verizon-Exclusive Droid Maxx 2 And Droid Turbo 2

Motorola, in collaboration with Verizon, took centre stage today to unveil two new entrants to the Droid lineup, the mid-ranger Droid Maxx 2 and the top specced Droid Turbo 2. Starting off with the Droid Maxx 2, this phone is essentially a carrier-branded version of the Moto X Play, bearing the same design and aesthetics along...

A Look at Marshmallow Root & Verity Complications

As the dust settles on the Android 6.0 release, Nexus users galore are diving for OTAs and Factory Images, and getting ready for the latest iteration of the Android operating system. While, from the outside, Android 6.0 appears (visually, at least) remarkably similar to Android 5.0 and 5.1  (the Lollipop releases), there are a number of...

No More Contracts: These Are Verizon’s New Data Plans

Verizon announced that they will be completely revamping their entire smartphone contract and data plan system. Under the new system, everything is simplified—everyone will get unlimited talk and text, contracts will be eliminated, data will be shared amongst all devices (up to 10 on a plan), and data plans come in four tiers: small, medium,...

OnePlus Plans To Take Back #NeverSettle From Verizon

#NeverSettle Back in 2014, this seemingly innocent and kind of motivating hashtag took the tech industry by storm. Afterall, how often do you see a "new" company give the top guns of Android a run for their money? The #NeverSettle mantra was what OnePlus was founded on, as they claim. Even though the device was marred with issues...