After what feels like years of waiting, Motorola has launched “Unlock My Device,” a legitimate way for Motorola brand Android users to unlock the bootloader of their device, allowing for the installation of third-party software.
In order to easily flash custom ROMs or other similar third-party software to your Android device, one of ... Read More »
While HTC claims restrictions prevent them from unlocking the bootloader of the AT&T HTC One X, that has not stopped the development community from banding together to unlock root access on the phone. A new post by kennethpenn on XDA-Developers delivers a one-click rooting option for the HTC One X which takes advantage of an exploit identified ... Read More »
After a huge backlash in 2011, HTC changed their strategy and said they would start allowing customers to unlock the bootloaders on their devices. Over the past six months HTC has unlocked over 45 devices, but it looks like the AT&T One X might not be participating in that program quite yet.
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For everyone that has been complaining about Motorola locking their bootloaders I’m sure this is going to… well let’s be honest this is probably just going to tick you off too.
Motorola has announced via their blog that a new version of the Motorola RAZR will be coming first to Europe and then ... Read More »
Really, ASUS? You endear yourselves to the community by adopting the Prime name for your insanely powerful Tegra 3 tablet and then completely violate the spirit of it by locking the bootloader on the Transformer Prime?
According to the fine folks over at XDA-Developers the bootloader on the Prime is locked with 128 ... Read More »
For many Android fans, tinkering around with devices is one of the most fun advantages of the platform (rooting, ROMs, etc.). This is why locked bootloaders have always been a problem for true believers of Android’s open ecosystem. Even after many months of debate, this problem is still very prominent.
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Owners of the new HTC flagship devices have been quite upset with the Taiwan-based manufacturer. A promise is a promise. While HTC states it is working hard to stay true to its word, both the HTC EVO 3D and the HTC Sensation have been released with a locked bootloader. These devices continue to ... Read More »
Here we go again. The same company that started the whole bootloader locking nonsense is back in the spotlight for locking down yet another one of its phones. This time the victim is Verizon’s Droid 3. According to a forum manager over at Motorola, the Droid 3 does have a locked bootloader.
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Locked bootloaders are a hot topic nowadays. Most Android fans prefer to play around freely with their devices. And Motorola hasn’t been so good about letting us do that, since they insist on locking them.
If you’re like us, I bet you thought the Droid X and Defy were about to become old, obsolete devices. ... Read More »
Now yesterday’s excitement has worn off from the Sprint-Motorola press event, it’s time for the bad news. Contrary to what we were told, the Motorola Photon 4G will launch with a locked bootloader. Here’s what Motorola said:
In other words, you won’t see Motorola release an unlocked Android phone until this Fall. Which ... Read More »