Tag Archives: bootloader

Verizon to Lock the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Bootloader

Cue the sad trombone; reliable sources are confirming the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will include a locked bootloader.  This block will “prevent its users from installing proper custom ROMs with kernels and radios”.  There are ways to circumvent the lock as this is not Verizon’s first time doing this to one of their devices.  Just the other… Read more

Motorola DROID RAZR M Developer Edition Now Available

While some of us question Motorola’s desire to make two separate handsets, one with an unlocked bootloader and one without, we’re at least happy to see the acknowledgement that there are those Motorola fans who “must have” unlocked bootloaders. With that in mind, Google and Motorola alike were both vocally supportive of the device and we’re happy… Read more

Problems With ASUS Transformer Prime Bootloader Unlock Tool

For many ASUS Transformer Prime owners, the bootloader unlock tool provided by ASUS just didn’t work. Every time it was used, it spat out this error: An unknown error occurs, which may be a network connection issue. Please wait and try again later For a person who finds rooting and modding important, this could be a disaster. ASUS realized this,… Read more

Mac Version Of Nexus 7 Toolkit Released

If you look at the Android modding scene, one thing can be said: rooting processes are usually Windows-based. I’ve seen Mac users be left out because there is no root method for them, needing to either Bootcamp or get a Windows PC. Well Nexus 7 owners won’t have to feel that pain anymore, as a toolkit has been released for Mac. This new script comes… Read more

Sony Refusing To Fix Hardware Issues On Unlocked Devices

Apparently, Sony has started to refuse repairs to devices that have had their bootloaders unlocked. Even if it is a purely hardware issue. This could be a big problem. It’s understandable, because in most cases, your warranty is completely void once you unlocked the bootloader, but being understandable doesn’t make it completely right. When your LCD… Read more

Verizon Galaxy S III’s Bootloader Will Remain Locked

Just yesterday we reported that Verizon would be unlocking the bootloader of their Galaxy S III, but that no longer looks to be the case. Customer service reps were telling inquiring customers that a new software update would unlock the phone’s bootloader, which is not quite what the truth. As it turns out, their will be an update for the S III on… Read more