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Verizon Galaxy Note II Gets Rooted, No Bootloader Unlock Yet

Less than a week after release, Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note II has been rooted. Considering all the bloatware carriers put on phones these days, root is very important (even if you never flash a ROM). Unfortunately, even if you wanted to flash a ROM, you couldn’t. A custom recovery for the Verizon Note II doesn’t exist yet, and the bootloader remains… Read more

HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE Gets Unofficial Bootloader Unlock

Verizon tends to keep their devices from getting official bootloader unlocks, or locks unlocked devices. Just ask the HTC DROID DNA and Verizon Galaxy S III. The HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE is no different, with no official way of unlocking its bootloader. And with its software being so laggy (considering the nice Snapdragon S4 Plus under the hood) and… Read more

HTC DROID DNA Bootloader Not Unlockable Anymore

A last second change in plans leaves the HTC DROID DNA a fully locked down device again. Yes, we reported before that the device can be unlocked through the HTCdev site, but that is no more. A few members on XDA confirmed that the unlock tool no longer works on the DROID DNA. DNA developers express their lack of concern, saying this does not impede… Read more

HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE Bootloader Unofficially Unlocked

Though it’s been quite a while since the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE has been released, it’s been locked down this entire time. It’s a sad existence. However, salvation has come. Developers are known to get around almost any lock, and the Incredible 4G LTE is no exception. Owners of the device now have a way to unlock the bootloader unofficially. S-OFF… Read more

Nook HD+ Gets Bootloader Unlocked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=en&client=mv-google&feature=player_embedded&v=rZrSuZxtcV0&nomobile=1 This is definitely a bittersweet story. Considering how hackable the original Nook Color was, we were hoping that the new Nook HD and HD+ would be bootloader unlocked. Barnes & Noble made a killing on the Color, and many people bought it just to… Read more

Jelly Bean Build Leaked For Verizon Galaxy S III

The Verizon Galaxy S III has gotten its first leak of Jelly Bean… a week after Sprint officially updated their S III’s to it. It’s better than nothing, but Verizon has to step up their game! The build is I535VRBLI5, and is already being made into custom ROMs for those of you with unlocked bootloaders. We just hope that Verizon will bring the official… Read more

LG Optimus G Has Locked Bootloader

This is sad news indeed. An LG rep has confirmed that the Optimus G “doesn’t support an unlocked bootloader.” This means that hacking AOSP on that thing is very unlikely, if not impossible. That’s disappointing, and defeats the purpose of an Android device. When happened to the openness of Android? I guess it’s just more reason to buy Samsung devices… Read more