declined to renew a copyright-law exemption that saw the legalization of cellphone unlocking. This isn't rooting or bootloaders, but carrier unlocking smartphones to be used on other networks, or while abroad. You might remember the petitions that made the White House issue a statement, and now they're at it again.
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.
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.
Motorola dev @djrbliss had finally cracked the encryption on Motorola's bootloader, and now we have even better news. It's available right now! Today he's released the brand new tool allowing the RAZR HD, MAXX HD, Atrix HD, and RAZR M to all be bootloader unlocked and free from Verizon's death grip.
bootloaders and have unlocked the Motorola Atrix HD, RAZR HD and more. About darn time!
unlocking has been rather hot since it became illegal back on January 26. Regardless of how many people actually plan to unlock a phone, it seems that this is a topic that is not ready to go away. We have seen everything from a petition to the White House to talk from the FCC chairman and even the Wireless Consumer Choice Act. Basically, it seems that everyone wants this decision to be reversed. In fact, we are now hearing from AT&T on this very subject.
illegal to unlock your smartphone as of January 26. That change in the law came as a result of tweaks that were made to the DMCA back in October 2012. Of course, since the time when this became illegal we have seen everything from petitions to talk coming from the FCC chairman.
unlocking our smartphones for use on other carriers. Their official response shows support for the consumer to have the choice should they please once they're no longer on contract, and the White House even mentions tablets. For those worried that unlocking cell phones is now illegal, read on for more details.
illegal to unlock your phone. This came as a result of some changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that were actually put in place back in October 2012. Basically, as it stands now -- you are not allowed to unlock your phone. That simply means that you cannot buy a phone for one carrier and unlock it for use on another carrier.