Moto X units sold by Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Rogers and Latin American carriers can have their bootloaders unlocked on Moto’s website.
The AT&T HTC One slipped out of some AT&T locations this weekend, a full week before its official launch date. Less than 24 hours later, the bootloader has been unlocked and the device has been successfully rooted using existing methods.
Developers have managed to successfully unlock the bootloader of some recent Motorola smartphones, making development and customizing easier.
It never takes those guys over at XDA Developers long to break into anything it seems, and the Verizson’s Galaxy Note 2 is their latest success. With the bootloader unlocked the Note 2 is now open for more custom ROMs and modifications, so it will be interesting to see what the community decides to so with this technological behemoth.
Verizon has recently started to sell its own Galaxy Note 2 version, complete with that annoying Verizon-branded Home button that’s likely responsible for the phablet’s launch.
The Google Nexus 10 is one of the top Android tablets that Google has released. It runs on Android 4.2, the upgraded version of Jelly Bean. One of the benefits of having a Nexus 10 is the ability to easily unlock its bootloader. In fact, it’s one of the benefits of having any Nexus device. It’s important to note that unlocking your Nexus 10′s bootloader does have some risks, including the risk of making your tablet unusable. So, you should be aware of such risks before proceeding and you should follow instructions closely. Despite the risks you take, an unlocked…
The fact that the HTC Droid DNA comes with a locked bootloader may have deterred some from going to the stores to pick up the 5-inch super phone, but those who stuck by HTC’s side will be thrilled to hear that a workaround has been found – one that allows them to get on with their Android tinkering lifestyle.
XDA Developers reports that the HTC Droid DNA no longer has an unlockable bootrom, which was the case with pre-release devices. Unlocking the bootloader through the HTCDev bootloader tool will no longer work. How soon until developers are able to root the phablet?
Google built the Nexus line of devices to simplify our lives and, to please the hacking community, they made rooting/unlocking procedures quite simple—this goes for the Nexus 10 as well.
Yet again, Sony finds itself at the defense table, facing less than enthused crowds who have not taken too kindly the company’s stance on warranty. The Japanese phone maker now explains its side of story of why folks who have unlocked their phone’s bootloader – using the tool provided by Sony, we might add – face the risks of voiding their warranty. As sent to Phone Arena, here’s Sony Mobile’s full statement: “For most issues/problems, unlocking the bootloader voids the warranty. Sony Mobile only honors the warranty if it is a known issue in that model/batch of phones or if…