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Petition to make unlocking phones legal hits goal – now up to Uncle Sam

Back on January 26th, it officially became illegal for phone owners to unlock their phones and smartphones for use on other carriers. Well, it's...

Petition to make unlocking phones legal again ends in 7 days

Back on January 26th we reported a story where unlocking smartphones has now become illegal. Not rooting, jailbreaking, or things of that nature, but...

PSA: Unlocking your phone is illegal starting today

In case you haven't heard, starting today it will be illegal for users to unlock their phone. Yes a device you've actually paid for....

LG Optimus G for AT&T and Sprint successfully unlocked

If you've been on the fence about grabbing an LG Optimus G because of concerns about the device being unlocked, you can stop worrying....

New DMCA rulings on rooting leave us scratching our heads

Ah, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. There have been plenty of confusing rulings and laws centering around the DMCA ever since it was introduced...

Motorola has no plans to unlock older devices

Sadly I'm not really surprised with the news that just landed in our tip box this afternoon. Motorola has just released an informal statement...

Motorola “Unlock My Device” Website goes live – finally can unlock bootloaders

It's about time! Today Motorola has finally launched their initiative to allow Android users the option to unlock the bootloader on their smartphones. We've...

HTC Thunderbolt gets the HTCDev unlock treatment

HTC has been busy adding devices and support for their bootloader unlocking program and just yesterday announced that all devices released after September 2011...

More trouble for Android, Apple granted Slide to Unlock patent

Today we have more news regarding some of those Apple patents. This morning after being filed way back in December of 2005, The US...

HTC Flyer bootloader unlocking gets official from HTC

Just like a few other HTC devices in the recent past the HTC Flyer tablet has been added to the list of supported devices...

HTC Sense 3.0 Style Unlock Ring App Perfected in Agile Lock

So you're all about that unlock screen you saw on the HTC Sensation 4G, right? You saw how awesome it was to bounce around...

NTT Docomo to allow unlocking phones via SIM

One great thing about third tier companies is that often they use out of the box thinking to not only gain market share, but...

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