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HTC Droid DNA bootloader no longer unlockable, but root efforts still live on

by: J. Angelo RacomaNovember 20, 2012
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?
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Nexus 10 bootloader unlocking directions already available

by: Wenceslaus MuenyiNovember 12, 2012
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.
 
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Sony clarifies statement on unlocked bootloader warranty

by: Bams SadewoAugust 4, 2012

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 it is an issue that clearly could not have been caused by [...]

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Sony refusing to fix phones with unlocked bootloaders

by: Ankit BanerjeeJuly 27, 2012

Smartphone manufacturers have been known to lock the bootloaders of their devices, ostensibly because of security concerns. This is an ongoing battle between the large Android development community and device manufacturers, with the former obviously hoping to take full advantage of the open-source nature of Android.

The search is still on to find the perfect way to provide complete user access while keeping the device secure. Some manufacturers, like HTC, provide an “official” bootloader unlock process for certain devices (which unfortunately does not include the One series of devices yet). Sony has also done the same, with a bootloader unlock option [...]

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Verizon Galaxy S3 locked bootlocker to be fixed by software update “soon”

by: Chris SmithJuly 15, 2012

It’s no secret anymore that the Verizon Galaxy S3 version, although otherwise similar to other U.S. Galaxy S3 variants, comes with a locked bootloader. While there are ways around it, and while Samsung did announce that it will launch a Galaxy S3 Developer Edition version that will come with an unlocked bootloader – but which will cost users the full $599 price – it looks like devs that have already purchased a subsidized Verizon unit have reasons to be happy today.

Droid-Life reports that both Verizon and Samsung customer care departments say that a software update, that’s coming at some point in the near future, will unlock the bootloader. [...]

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Mac-based bootloader unlock script for AT&T and Rogers One X now available

by: AdrianJune 14, 2012

If HTC’s One X is your high-end smartphone of choice these days, but you’re not very comfortable with that Android ICS/Sense 4 UI software combination, there’s only one thing to do. Yes, I’m talking about flashing one of the cool and functional custom ROMs available around the web. But before doing that you’ll need to unlock the bootloader.

Up until now, to do that, you were forced to use a Windows or Linux-based computer, and, as usual, Mac users were left hanging for a solution for their favorite platform. That’s all in the past, however, thanks to XDA Senior Member jnichols959, who has come up with a bootloader SuperCID unlock script made to work on Apple’s Macs and [...]

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Rooters rejoice: AT&T HTC One X bootloader unlocked

by: Shea HarrisMay 26, 2012

We finally have good news for those AT&T HTC One X users out there who like to root and flash ROMS.

A member of XDA-Forums named grankin01 has come up with an unofficial way to unlock the bootloader on HTC’s uber phone. This is particularly excellent news, considering we have no idea if HTC is going to release an official bootloader unlock tool.

Grankin01’s method of unlocking the bootloader basically tricks the AT&T version of the phone into thinking it’s a Rogers HTC One X, a version that does have an unlocked bootloader. If you are proficient at rooting and command line, you shouldn’t have much trouble [...]

 
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Custom ROM? Asus Transformer Pad 300 gets bootloader unlock tool

by: AdrianMay 23, 2012

The Transformer Pad 300 might not be the hottest Android-based tablet available these days, but Asus has its ways to ensure the popularity of the company’s products. The 10-incher quad-core tablet has just gotten a bootloader unlock tool, so if custom ROMs are your thing, the “games” can now officially begin!

Following in the footsteps of the Transformer Prime, the Transformer Pad 300 has been released last month with pretty much the same tech specs as its predecessor, but with a plastic exterior replacing the sturdy and elegant Prime’s aluminum body.

Asus has released a bootloader unlock tool for the Transformer Prime as well in February, so [...]

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