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How stable is the third Android O developer preview?

by Jimmy Westenberg 2 hours ago24 comments

Where do you get your smartphone wallpapers? [Poll of the Week]

by Jimmy Westenberg 6 hours ago54 comments

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 coming soon, but should you buy one?

by Robert Triggs 3 hours ago15 comments

The OnePlus 5 is now on sale: here’s how to buy one

by Scott Adam Gordon 12 hours ago18 comments
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Android Nougat won’t boot if your phone has malware

Google has revealed a new boot check in Android Nougat that prevents the phone from loading if your phone is corrupt, has malware or has been modified.
by Nirave GondhiaJuly 20, 201670

Xiaomi makes bootloader unlocking unnecessarily difficult, angers users

Xiaomi is locking down its bootloader with a new firmware update and offending everyone with lengthy delays, a convoluted process and inconsistent treatment of its users.
by Kris CarlonJanuary 18, 201629

Unlocking the Nexus 6P bootloader will require a new command

One of the first steps to reaching your phone's true capabilities is unlocking the bootloader, so we thought it was important to let you know the process is no longer the same for the ...
by Edgar CervantesNovember 15, 20155

Here’s how Verified Boot warnings look in Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Google is getting a bit more aggressive with Verified Boot warnings in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
by Jimmy WestenbergOctober 20, 201515
 
 

LG G4 community offering over $2000 to anyone who can achieve root and bootloader unlock

Time to sharpen your coding and tinkering skills. LG G4 users have assembled and managed to collect over $2000 USD ofr anyone who can find a full root method.
by Edgar CervantesJuly 16, 201518

Sony devices with unlocked bootloaders may malfunction if users enable My Xperia app

Sony's My Xperia app can locate, lock, factory reset or even send a sound alert to your phone. That's not all it does, though. If you have an unlocked bootloader, it may go as far as ...
by Edgar CervantesJuly 9, 201525

Sony aims to help you unlock your Xperia device in a new video tutorial

Looking for help with unlocking the bootloader on your Xperia device? Sony is here to help you out with their new video tutorial.
by Jimmy WestenbergDecember 14, 201420

Android 4.4’s verified boot has device modders worried

One of the new security features in Android 4.4 KitKat is verified boot which is designed to detect persistent rootkits that can hold onto root privileges and compromise a device's ...
by Gary SimsNovember 6, 201324

Moto X bootloader now unlockable on Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Rogers and Latin America

Moto X units sold by Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Rogers and Latin American carriers can have their bootloaders unlocked on Moto's website.
by Chris SmithSeptember 7, 20135

Moto X bootloader will be unlockable on T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon getting developer edition

Following the Moto X event last week, the development community was saddened to learn that the bootloader of the Moto X was locked. The next day, Motorola's VP of Product Management, ...
by Derek RossAugust 4, 201313
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