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Want to unlock your phone? Here are some tips

Finally, unlocking phones is now easier via your carrier. Thanks to the CTIA for setting new rules to unlock smartpphones. Carriers were given a recent deadline by the group to unlock phones as per the request of the customers. This means anyone can simply go to his carrier and request that mobile device be unlocked--no questions asked.

Smart Unlock skips lock security in safe and trusted areas

Phone lock features are quite useful but unlocking can be a hassle at times. Frequent entering the passcode, pattern, slide, pin, or fingerprint or facial recognition can take a while. Why can't the phone just ask for the unlock code when it's not within a known territory? That's what the Smart Unlock app does. It offers a hassle-free mobile use at places that are safe and secure. When connected to a trusted device or known network, the phone will no longer ask for the pin. It eliminates one step to accessing your phone or tablet because you can directly go to homepage.

Synchronize Ultimate syncs files thru cloud, free unlock in XDA

The Synchronize Ultimate app does exactly what it says it does – that is, sync your folders across devices and cloud storage accounts. It’s not a new idea, but when you realize the app’s versatility of being able to sync to and between devices and a range of 35 different cloud storage services, the possibilities begin to open up for this app.

Sony updates bootloader unlock program

There are apparently two ways to swing when it comes to device manufacturers and the “tweaking” element of Android – a facet of the open source environment that has grown inevitably parallel to the OS. One is to lock your features and make it more difficult for hackers to tweak the OS to their liking. Or you could go Sony’s way and swing toward the freedom of the open source community, as they have done with their now updated bootloader unlock program.

Device unlocking bill narrowly passes House

Those advocating for the freedom to unlock their carrier provided devices might soon be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. The Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, H.R. 1123 has just passed voting in the House, but last minute changes almost caused it to fail.

Verizon HTC One bootloader locked down tight, again

After months of waiting yesterday Verizon finally released their own version of the extremely popular 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.
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