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Motorola Razr I and global Razr HD join the unlocked bootloader club

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 6, 2012
The Intel-powered Razr i and the international version of the Razr HD will have their bootloaders unlocked, according to Motorola’s website. This includes the Canadian version of the device, carried by Rogers.
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Motorola says no bootloader unlocking for older devices

by: Bams SadewoAugust 23, 2012
It’s been close to a week since Motorola launched its user-friendly bootoloader unlocking tool, but we haven’t seen any changes in the list of supported devices yet. If you own an older Motorola device, there’s a likelihood that your device may not be supported at all.
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Motorola launches official bootloader unlocking page

by: Bams SadewoAugust 18, 2012
A new Motorola dawn is rising as the company finally provides customers with an easy way to unshackle the bootloader chains on their devices. The official “Unlock My Device” website for Moto smartphones and tablets has just gone live.
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“E-Z Unlock” App to Unlock Your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Bootloader

by: Derek RossAugust 16, 2012
Yesterday, Samsung Galaxy S3 owners were graced with the ability to flash an insecure bootloader onto their "locked" devices, paving the way for full phone customization. Today, that method got much, much easier with the release of an EZ Unlock App.
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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3 Unsecure Bootloader Released

by: Derek RossAugust 15, 2012
Yes, you read the title correctly. Thanks to elite, recognized XDA developer Adam Outler, the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 can now join the ranks of other SGS3's with a fully unlocked bootloader. This is an amazing achievement for the entire community, allowing Verizon users to root their device, flash the unsecured bootloader, and opening the device for complete customization.
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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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Unlocked and loaded: ASUS releases Transformer Pad Infinity bootloader unlocking tool

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 27, 2012

Two months after the Transformer Pad 300 got its official bootloader unlocking tool, it’s now time for its big brother, the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, to receive its passport to freedom.

The Transformer Pad Infinity is the flagship of ASUS’ 2012 lineup of Android slates, and for many, the best Android-based tablet available on the market right now. But the device arrived (like all of ASUS’s products) with a locked bootloader, which makes tweaking and development for the device difficult. Fortunately, ASUS is one of the Android OEMs that gives savvy users the opportunity to make the most out of their devices, by supplying a bootloader unlocking tool for its tablets. [...]

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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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Verizon locks the bootloader on its Galaxy S3 model

by: LucianJuly 7, 2012

If there’s a good phone out there that doesn’t have too many flaws, and it arrives in the US, you can usually count on Verizon to ruin it.

It happened with the One series from HTC, which they made unrecognizable by turning it into the less pretty and underpowered Droid Incredible 4G LTE, which also comes a name to match its looks. The same thing is now happening with the Samsung Galaxy S3, which Verizon decided to release with a locked bootloader.

Verizon is known for consistently locking bootloaders on Motorola and HTC phones, but until recently, we weren’t sure if it’s the manufacturers or the carriers who are to blame for the policy. [...]

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