Tag: bootloader

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S III bootloader has been conquered

If you were contemplating getting the developer edition of the Galaxy S III for Verizon, stop now! The good people of XDA have done it once again. A gentelman going under user named AdamOutler was able to come up with a way to unlock the bootloader of the Verizon GS3. The fix involves a file made for MAC and Linux ...

Motorola Photon Q to feature unlockable bootloader

Looks like Motorola is going to finally start unlocking the bootloader on their devices, starting with the Motorola Photon Q. Today, the company announced that the bootloader on the Photon Q, the new phone that is heading to Sprint in August, will have an unlockable bootloader. In addition, Motorola says that ...

Kernel source code for the AT&T HTC One X up for grabs

There is no doubt that the AT&T HTC One X is definitely one the best Android devices in the US. Unlike the international version, the handset came with a locked bootloader which left a bad taste in the mouths of those of you who are into flashing custom ROMs and other hacks. The development community was able ...

Verizon confirms locked and encrypted bootloader on Galaxy S III

Over the weekend, we learned that the bootloader on the Verizon Variant of the Galaxy S III was both locked and encrypted, a move that upset many users who were planning on buying or had already bought the device. The guys over at The Verge got in touch with Verizon in regards to the whole situation and got the ...

Verizon Galaxy S III appears to have a locked and protected bootloader

When it comes to the Verizon Galaxy S III and its bootloader, there's some bad news. Although the device isn't set to be released until July 10, some of the people who were lucky enough to get their hands on their pre-order early have made a discovery that will disappoint many. It appears that the bootloader on ...

AT&T HTC One X bootloader unlocking just got easier with new tool

We reported yesterday that XDA member grankin101 was able to trick the HTC-Dev tool and  unlocked the bootloader of the AT&T HTC One X. The whole process consisted of doing some hex-editing which isn't an easy task for inexperienced Android modders. If you were on the fence of going through it, one of XDA's ...

AT&T HTC One X bootloader gets cracked via HTC-Dev

when the the AT&T variant of the HTC One X launched, we all found out that it came with a locked bootloader, killing any chances for the dev community to cook up custom ROMs and other good stuff such as overclocking and undervolting. Some of you even went farther and started an online petition to voice your ...

Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE has unlocked bootloader

With AT&T leaving a bad taste in the mouth of the Android community when they released the HTC One X with a locked bootloader, we started to wonder if the newly announced Sprint EVO 4G LTE will be restricted as well. Fortunately, the folks at Android Central were able to "easily" unlock the EVO's bootloader by ...

Angry HTC One X owners asking AT&T, HTC to unlock bootloader via petition

We all learned last week that the AT&T variant of the HTC One X came with a locked bootloader. We're also sure that those of you who are into modding  Android devices aren't happy about it. Tyler Bell, a One X owner, has taken matters into his own handa and started a petition asking AT&T and HTC to "let ...

AT&T’s HTC One X has a locked bootloader unlike other variants

The folks at MoDaCo were able to uncover something quite disappointing about the AT&T variant of the HTC One X. Paul Obrien attempted to unlock the bootloader for the HTC handset via HTCDev but wasn’t able to do so on his review unit. He added that other AT&T retail units have showed the same result which ...

ASUS releases bootloader unlock tool for the Transformer Prime

ASUS kept its word and has made the bootloader unlock tool for the Transformer Prime available for all of us to enjoy. You can now flash custom ROMs and do whatever you'd like with you cherished quad-core tablet. It is great to see that a company like ASUS has listened to their fans who have been voicing their ...

Asus Transformer Prime bootloader unlock tool coming in February

https://twitter.com/#!/ASUS/status/161904671445893121 Transformer Prime owners who were unhappy when they found out that their quad-core tablet came with a locked bootloader will have something to smile about in February. The @Asus Twitter account announced that a tool to unlock the bootloader on the Transformer ...

Nook Tablet gets early Android 4.0 build after bootloader gets cracked

Not too long ago, XDA devs were able to bypass the bootloader for the Nook tablet. With that done, Android developer Brandon Bennet (aka Nemith) was able to sneak in a CyanogenMod9-based version of Ice Cream Sandwich into the B&N tablet. The Nook Tablet has already been rooted but the fact that the bootloader was ...

Motorola not keeping their promise to unlock bootloaders is causing turmoil

One of our Facebook fans just reached out to us to let us know that another petition against Motorola has been started over at Change.org. Its goal is to remind them that their customers have not forgotten about their promise to unlock the bootloaders on their devices by the end of 2011. A similar petition was ...

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