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ASUS ZenFone 2 bootloader gets unofficially unlocked

For those of us who like tinkering with our devices – you know, rooting, custom ROM’s – then owners of the ASUS ZenFone 2 will be pleased to learn that

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Use this workaround to get back the DRM functions that unlocking your Sony Xperia bootloader removes

One of the prices you pay for unlocking the bootloader of your Sony Xperia device is that you lose the DRM keys baked into the native Sony software. That means

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LG are working on solution to unlock the G3′s bootloader

A owner of an LG G3 took it upon themselves to query LG as to if the handset’s bootloader would ever be unlocked. Well, the company responded, and the response

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Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik confirms bootloader is locked on AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4

According to Steve Kondik in a recent Google+ update, the AT&T Galaxy S4 is confirmed to have a locked bootloader. In his post, he states: Yep, it’s confirmed. The AT&T

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Verizon HTC Droid DNA bootloader gets unlocked method

Alright, android guys and gals (see what I did there? Chuckle…), grab your hacker hats and geek gloves. If you’ve got an HTC Droid DNA, then AndroidPolice has an early

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Motorola enables bootloader unlocking for supported devices, root users rejoice

Motorola hasn’t always had the best track record when it comes to bootloaders and rootable devices, but they’re apparently jumping on the open Android train with this latest announcement. User

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Verizon says Galaxy SIII bootloader will be unlocked via OTA update [UPDATED: FALSE]

  EDIT: It turns out that Verizon customer service was misinformed, and the bootloaders will NOT be unlocked via an OTA (or any other) update. The OTA update mentioned is

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Motorola says Atrix HD to have encrypted bootloader, needed to ‘meet requirements’

  You know, you would think that, at this point, Manufacturers would get the point about locking down their bootloaders. It makes devs mad, it makes high-end users mad, and

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III to come in “developer edition” for $599, comes with unlockable bootloader

Now that Verizon has admitted that their iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S III will come with a locked bootloader, there are a lot of users that are very upset…

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Nexus Q gets the XDA treatment: root it, unlock it, ROM it, love it

When the Nexus Q was first announced by Google, it was no secret that they were encouraging hackers to get their hands on it. Google said they wanted rommers, modders,

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HTCDEV Announces Official Bootloader Unlock on Six More Handsets

Installing custom software is a large part of the Android ecosystem. Obtaining root, flashing custom recoveries and ROMs are a way of life for the Android hacker.  Official bootloader unlocking

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Several HTC Desire models get unlocked bootloader

HTC was noted a while back that they would unlock all their bootloaders. Today, they took a big step in that direction by unlocking the bootloaders for: HTC Desire HTC

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ASUS tells everyone to relax, locked bootloader on Transformer Prime being discussed

There was quite a stir over the weekend for those who were lucky enough to get their hands on the ASUS Transformer Prime. Turns out these users were greeted with

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EVO 3D Added to HTC’s List of Unlockable Bootloaders

To the delight of developers and Android enthusiasts, Sprint’s EVO 3D has joined the Sensation (EU) as being supported an unlockable bootloader.  If you’re the type of person who simply must tinker

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HTC Desire Z Getting Gingerbread in Few Weeks Time

HTC is working hard to keep their devices up to date and they are already working on Desire Gingerbread update and also on unlocked bootloader update for few devices. HTC

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