Tag "locked"


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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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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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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Score One for the Good Guys – HTC to Reverse Locked Bootloader Decision

‎”There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we’ve listened. Today, I’m confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience,” Peter Chou, CEO of HTC

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HTC to Incredible S Users: NO ROOT FOR YOU!

Engadget is reporting this morning that the AndIRC team that has had some experience exposing the Thunderbolts locked bootloader and creating the root process has also identified the same lockout