Oct 20 AT 3:36 PM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

Nexus 6P features e-fuse to permanently mark unlocking of the bootloader

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The Nexus line of devices have historically been fantastic developer devices because of their fast updates, availability of source code, and easy bootloader unlock and root methods. This has also attracted all the phone modders, who love tinkering with their devices and creating new software for them.

Unfortunately, things might be moving away from that with the Nexus 6P. The device features an e-fuse that will mark when your bootloader has been unlocked. Even locking your bootloader will not reset the e-fuse; your device will permanently show that it has been tampered with.

How this will affect users is unknown. Google is in charge of warranty claims, and they may not care if it’s been unlocked. But such a feature wouldn’t be put on a Nexus device unless it was planned to be used. While you shouldn’t necessary be worried, it’s something to keep an eye on.

What do you think of a Nexus device having such an anti-unlocking measure? Is it not in the Nexus spirit?

Via: PocketNow

Source: Reddit

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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