Sony with its Xperia phones. Unfortunately, things aren't so peachy and Sony has confirmed an issue when unlocking the bootloader of the newly announced Xperia Z1.
LG G2 from AT&T and Verizon. This allows Loki to bypass the locked bootloader and flash custom kernels and recoveries, which should eventually pave the way for the creation of custom ROMs for the device.
Moto X was going to arrive with a locked bootloader. But on the flip side of that, it was previously announced that majority of the carriers would allow users to unlock the bootloader should they want to go that route. Anyway, with that in mind, it looks like the Motorola website has already been updated to reflect the T-Mobile availability.
HTC One smartphone. For whatever reason they made us all wait months for it, and once it finally arrived we were happy to find out it could be unlocked on HTCDev, which is HTC's way of letting developers have access to their smartphones, should they choose. However, this wasn't supposed to happen.
finally launched the impressive HTC One smartphone. It's one of the best devices on the planet, and sadly we had to wait this long. However, now that it's here you'll be happy to know it's already under heavy development, bootloader can be unlocked officially at HTCDev, and we have root too.
Moto X smartphone, somehow there was some confusion regarding the bootloader being locked down tight. We indeed heard the same thing from Moto, and they made sure to mention unlocked developer editions would be on sale from Motorola.com. However, today Moto's VP of product management is clearing the air once and for all.
Samsung had previously announced the upcoming availability of the Developer Edition GALAXY S 4. This model had been expected for AT&T and Verizon Wireless and as of today it looks like the availability has arrived for one of the two carriers. That carrier is Verizon Wireless and the handset is priced at $649.99 and arriving with the ability to unlock the bootloader.
GALAXY S 4 flagship smartphone was finally released for Verizon Wireless, about a month later than the rest of the US carriers, and now we've learned they'll also get a developer friendly model. If you were like us, and sad when the GALAXY S 4 'Google Edition' was only announced for AT&T and T-Mobile, this news should make you happy.
GALAXY S 4 and the bootloader, we have good news. After AT&T's model was found to be locked down tight a few developers quickly addressed the problem and hacked the bootloader on the GALAXY S 4. Now just days before Verizon's flavor hits the streets the same dev has already got custom recoveries up and running on the handset. Rejoice Android modders.
GALAXY S 4 smartphone was hacked. Popular Android developers went to work and managed to hack and completely unlock that locked bootloader in just two days. The bad news, they won't be releasing the unlock tool for another month.