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Android apps

Unlock Verizon GS3 Bootloader using 1-click app method

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If you are looking for an easy and simple way to unlock the bootloader on your Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy S III, then you will be pleased to know an app is now available in the Google Play Store that will perfor…

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Android Hacks

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III bootloader can be unlocked thanks to devs

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Out of the four major American carriers, Verizon was the only one who required a locked bootloader on its version of the Samsung Galaxy S III.  Naturally, this upset many developers and Android enthusiasts who…

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Android Phones

Samsung posts teaser page for Developer Edition Galaxy S III on Verizon

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Several days ago, we reported that Samsung would sell a Developer Edition of its Galaxy S III directly to consumers in the United States on Verizon Wireless.  The subsidized device on Verizon comes with a locke…

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Android Phones

Samsung will offer a special Developer Edition Galaxy S III for $599 on Verizon

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When word came out that the Samsung Galaxy S III on Verizon Wireless came with an locked bootloader, many Android enthusiasts were understandably annoyed.  In fact, only Verizon’s Galaxy S III variant…

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Asus Tablets

ASUS Transformer Prime bootloader unlock tool now available

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Folks weren’t happy when they discovered that the ASUS Transformer Prime shipped with a locked bootloader. Users launched a flood of complaints to ASUS’s social media channels, eventually lea…

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Motorola

Motorola promises to unlock Droid RAZR Dev Edition in Europe, unlockable device to follow in U.S.

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A Motorola employee infamously said that users who want to customize their phones should purchase their device from another company. Realizing the potential trouble for such a statement, Motorola quickly s…

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Asus Tablets

ASUS Transformer Prime getting Ice Cream Sandwich Jan. 12, bootloader unlocking tool coming soon

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The ASUS Transformer Prime is the best Android tablet available and the first to run Tegra 3, so why are so many Android fans complaining about the hot new tablet? Well, because the Transformer Prime has a locked…

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Android News

HTC details web-based bootloader unlocking tool

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In the continuing saga of Android customization, HTC has been a shining example for other manufacturers to follow. While other companies have sent mixed signals regarding bootloaders, HTC has remained stea…

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Android Devices

HTC to start unlocking bootloaders in August

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HTC decided to post an update on their attempts to unlock the bootloader on some of their most popular phones.  The announcement was made via their official Facebook page. Essentially, they will begin rolli…

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Android News

Motorola Atrix 4G to get Unlocked Bootloader with 2.3 Gingerbread Update

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According to a report at BriefMobile, the extremely powerful Motorola Atrix 4G will soon become even better. It seems that leaked versions of an upcoming Gingerbread update for the phone make it possible to un…

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HTC

HTC backs down and agrees to open bootloaders. Give them props. [OPINION]

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People flooded the streets last night, screaming at the top of their lungs and honking car horns in a symphony of glee. My city raucously celebrated the Miami Heat winning the NBA Eastern Conference finals, but…

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Motorola

Droid X Gingerbread OTA update rolling out, kills root

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This story is one of those strange things that probably sounds worse than it is. The report is that the official OTA Gingerbread update for the Droid X is now rolling out, but it comes with a caveat that it will kill…

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Sony Mobile

Sony Ericsson will let you unlock your bootloader on select Android phones

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Sony has a rather unfriendly reputation with developers, evidenced by it’s ongoing issues with PlayStation 3 hacker GeoHot. But Sony Ericsson is warming up to the Android root and hacking community by…

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Motorola

Motorola unsure of its own bootloader policy

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Recently, in the YouTube comments on the awesome video for the upcoming Motorola Atrix, the subject was broached that a user was considering avoiding the superphone because Motorola phones have been known to…

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Uncategorized

DEBUNKED? T-Mobile G2 has chip that prevents permanent root [UPDATE]

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UPDATE: Earlier this morning, New America linked to and XDA thread in which members complained of the G2 being unable to maintain root because the phone reinstalled the firmware after every boot. It was sugges…

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