Tag: bootloader

XDA user may have unlocked Amazon Fire Phone’s bootloader

The Amazon Fire Phone was a pretty robust phone for its time, if we talk about the hardware. But then Amazon had to put...

Sony ready to unlock the boot loader in Xperia devices

We only have few information about the upcoming Xperia phones but we're certain that new models will be introduced at the Mobile World Congress...

LG allows official unlocking of LG V20 bootloader, but only of the US variant

The bootloader is that element in your Android operating system that you have to unlock if you want to flash custom software into your...

Sony’s Open Device Program now supports Xperia X Compact

The Sony Xperia X Compact, Sony’s new cute little smartphone which we talked about at length here, was launched barely a few weeks back...

ZTE now providing bootloader unlock for the Axon 7, Axon Pro

Android prides itself in being a relatively open ecosystem, especially compared to iOS. There are disadvantages to that, with malware and security always an...

Amazon Prime Exclusive Moto G4 bootloader is unlockable

Bootloaders are supposed to be unlocked but unfortunately for some, it can't be. That's the issue now with Motorola as the Amazon Prime Exclusive...

Official bootloader unlock now available for the LG G5 European variant

Good news for all of you users of the LG G5 european variant (model H850): an official unlock method has been posted on the...

HTC 10 gets a TWRP custom recovery ahead of market release

HTC 10 is a promising smartphone if only the Taiwanese company lowers the price some more. We have no idea if HTC is considering...

Bootloader unlock instructions for Huawei Mate 8, the faster way will cost you

A member of the XDA developer forums has published how you can unlock the bootloader to your Huawei Mate 8. This is the Chinese...

Workaround ‘brings back’ Sony credentials to Xperia Z5 units with unlocked bootloaders

We have discussed a number of times before that Sony is pretty “friendly” to the developer community in that there are a number of...

Xiaomi to start locking bootloaders, users will wait 21 days for unlock approvals

Citing security risks and the possibility of other malicious groups infecting Xiaomi devices with malware, the Chinese gadget manufacturer has decided that it will...

Moto X will get bootloader unlock from Motorola, but only if on Verizon

Motorola had already announced that Moto X units under carrier lock will not be getting Android Marshmallow. That’s just how it is, and that’s...