The Nexus line is dead, but it seems that the mod-friendly nature of Google devices isn’t. Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones purchased from the Google Store will have unlockable bootloaders, so you can mod them ... Read More »
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 ... Read More »
The Moto X Pure Edition is no developer device, and Motorola wants us to know it. A Motorola rep on the company’s forums has commented with clarification on the warranty and bootloader unlocking policy. And just like with most devices, unlocking the bootloader will result in a voided warranty.
It’s not all bad. The rep says ... Read More »
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Sony’s “My Xperia Theft Protection” is a great feature to have because it protects your device from being stolen and wiped clean for resale. The new version of MXTP (on the Xperia Z3+, Z4 Tablet, C4, and M4 Aqua) is actually quite advanced, including bootloader-level security to best protect your device. Unfortunately, this has consequences ... Read More »
If you don’t remember, cell phone unlocking was made illegal not too long ago. You had to do it through your carrier, and as you can imagine, the carrier isn’t always happy to unlock your device. If you’re still in a contract, your phone is staying locked to your carrier. This understandably pissed off a ... Read More »
Last year, it was made illegal to unlock your device for use on other carriers unless you got permission from your operator to do so. Unfortunately, this meant that you were no longer allowerd to unlock your device before your 2-year contract is up. This was a terrible change for consumers, only benefitting the carriers ... Read More »
Apple has scored a potentially key victory in the Great Patent Race of 2011. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Apple a patent on the “Slide to Unlock” functionality that was made popular with the introduction of the iPhone and is now found in many Android devices. The details on ... Read More »
A few days ago we heard that Sony Ericsson was going to provide us with a way to unlock our Xperia phones. Well, the company just posted on its website how to do just that. But hold on a minute eager Xperia X10 user, I’m sad to inform you your phone is Read More »