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Devs Unlock Newly Locked Bootloader Of The Verizon Note II

When Verizon released the update for their Galaxy Note II, we knew the included bootloader was trouble. It was later realized that it relocked people’s phones and rendered the unlock method useless. People were stuck on official software for quite a while. Fortunately, Adam Outler and others figured this one out too. They released a version of the… Read more

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

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

App: PerApp Lets You Modify Some Settings On A Per App Basis

Have you ever wanted to make one app stop rotating without constantly toggling auto rotate in settings? If you have notification toggles, that makes the issue better, but not ideal. What you need is PerApp. It lets you toggle orientation lock, volume boost, and screen timeout length individually for each app. And if you have root, you can also adjust… Read more

HTC Encodes Framework Images With Proprietary Algorithm

Sense 3.5 introduced a new problem for themers, and it has continued with newer versions of the software. Most of the framework images are not a simple JPG or PNG, like other devices. They are encoded with an unknown and proprietary algorithm, so no developers can modify them. Developers have been working for months to figure it out, but there has… Read more