Posts Tagged ‘Unlock Bootloader’

With any new Android device – smartphones and tablets alike – the first thing that people are on a lookout for is ways to customize it even deeper. Now, in the world of Google’s open source operating system, root access is usually the first base that you have to cover to reach somewhere on that front, and that’s exactly what we’re going to teach you to do in this post for the new Nexus 7, also labeled Nexus 7 2013.

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Follow our complete step by step HTC One bootloader unlock tutorial to unleash the full potential of the device, such as installing custom ROMs and more.

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If you are a Galaxy Note II and had it unlocked, you might have been disappointed when Verizon sneaked a new bootloader last week and re-locked it. Thankfully, a new solution is available now through a new exploit and a slight update for the user-friendly CASUAL tool.

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The Droid DNA is a monster of a phone that successfully raises the bar for manufacturers looking to release a new flagship device. When it comes to sheer horsepower, the mighty Android from HTC simply blows away a lot of competition – all the way from its mind blowing high-res screen, to the CPU that it employs, to the sensors and ergonomics that it carries.

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Google and LG may only have announced the Nexus 4 earlier this week, but the Android community is by far the most dogmatic in its quest to tweak and mod every aspect of the search company’s firmware, and already, a method for unlocking the device’s bootloader is ready and available; more details after the jump!

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Back in July, it was reported and later confirmed that the Verizon variant of the Galaxy S III would come with a locked bootloader due to the company’s concerns over it “preventing Verizon Wireless from providing the same level of customer experience and support” as they have apparently established before.

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The Nexus line of Android smartphones is known for the pure Android experience that they offer, their direct support from Google and, more importantly for flashaholics, unbridled support from the Android developed community. These devices often get rooted and have a custom ROM ready before their public release. The latest example of this is the Nexus 7 tablet that has its bootloader easily unlocked, root access easily gained and custom recovery easily flashed.

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The Nexus Q is one heck of a weird gadget. The “social streaming” thingamajig has the heart of a Android smartphone with it’s dual core processor, powerful graphics 16GB flash storage and 1GB RAM, but the features of a severely crippled Apple TV. It is somewhat similar to the Apple TV in that it can stream content using an Android smartphone or tablet as a remote (Apple TV does this with mobile iOS device or a Mountain Lion based Mac), but the problem is that it costs nearly thrice as much, streams content only from Google Play’s limited library and YouTube and can’t even be used without an Android device. The gadget has received mixed reviews so far.

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The Nexus 7 hasn’t even been released yet, and the developer community has already achieved root on it thanks to the handy work of developer birdman and friends over on RootzWiki. We’ve written down a step-by-step guide on not just how to root your Nexus 7, but also how to unlock its bootloader and flash ClockworkMod Recovery. Check it out after the jump!

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It’s certainly been a great past week for those who like modding their devices. Two separate rooting methods have allowed boatloads of Samsung and Motorola devices running Gingerbread to be rooted using the same simple methods, and now, those running almost any HTC Android device can unlock their bootloader without jeopardizing that all-important warranty.

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While we’ve already published a post on how to root Galaxy Nexus on Android 4.0.2 ICS using Chainfire’s CF-Root, a new toolkit has been released today that makes unlocking and rooting a one-click process. Details and instructions available after the jump!

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Developer frigid over on XDA has put together an awesomely powerful program which puts together functions like unlocking bootloader, gaining root access and achieving S-OFF (among others). The tool, which is called HTC Super Tool v2 and you can check out which devices it supports and how you can unlock the bootloader of, gain root access and achieve S-OFF on your HTC smartphone after the jump!

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