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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...

Pixel phones from Google Store will be rootable, bootloaders unlockable

This were the questions we all wanted to ask but felt it was too early in the game to ask Google: would the new...

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...

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...

WinDroid Universal Android Toolkit updated to version 2.6, over 130 devices supported

If you haven’t heard of the WinDroid Universal Android Toolkit, then as an Android user who loves to tweak devices, you are seriously missing...

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...

ASUS finally launches official bootloader unlock utility for ZenFone 2

It took a while, but it’s finally here for all of you who own an ASUS ZenFone 2, an app to officially unlock your...

Motorola clarifies bootloader unlocking policy for Moto X Pure 2015

There has been a bit of confusion on whether unlocking the bootloader on the new Moto X Pure will void the phone’s warranty. The...

Cyanogenmod’s CM11 now ported for the Amazon Fire Phone

I’ve heard lots of people talk about the Amazon Fire Phone as a “pretty good phone if you consider the hardware”. And that it...

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