xda-developers have come up with a tool to extract said-codes from the .BAK files in which they lurk, and have put together a full guide on how to use it. Since you don't need to root the Galaxy S in order to unlock it, and there's also a relock system, you can even restore the phone to as-delivered condition should you need to send it back to your respective carrier. As ever, doing any modifications of this sort leaves you facing the risk of a bricked handset, but so far reports on the process seem positive. It works on both the US versions of the Galaxy S - e.g. the T-Mobile Vibrant and AT&T Captivate - as well as the European Galaxy S model. [via TechTicker]
Monthly Archive: December 2013
heard grumblings about it in the community, and now we can safely say that the update to Android 2.2 for the Motorola Droid X is out there, doing its thing. Of course, this isn't the official update from Verizon, so it's not an Over the Air (OTA) update, which means if you're not accustomed to sifting around your device's inner workings, then you're probably better off just waiting.
T-Mobile G2 has had its first live sighting, and it seemingly confirms what we suggested earlier in the week regarding the upcoming HSPA+ smartphone. Engadget's tipster sent them a couple of photos of the handset, complete with T-Mobile branding, showing the G2 is basically the same as the HTC Vision. That means a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad, as well as - we've heard - a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. No word from T-Mobile on when exactly the G2 will launch, but they have promised more details in "the coming weeks". Update: Thanks to a second-set of images, we can now see the strange hinge mechanism that looks to lift the G2's display up and over the keyboard, rather than sliding it straight up. No word on tilting, though, like the HTC Touch Pro2.
enough to satisfy CEO Eric Schmidt - but it seems its appeal as a developer device is stronger. The company has confirmed that the Nexus One is currently out-of-stock through its developer portal, with both Google and HTC having burned through their supplies of the smartphone. Google is blaming a "worldwide AMOLED shortage" for HTC's inability to produce Nexus One handsets quickly enough, but says that "Everyone appreciates that it’s important to the platform to get phones in the hands of developers, so we’re working hard on re-stocking the shelves." No public timeline for that to happen, however.
Dell Thunder smartphone has leaked out and Engadget laid hands on it for some playtime. Engadget actually got to play with two of the prototype units and had enough time to shoot a video review of both of the units that carried an April build date.