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Google's influence over Motorola shines through in new bootloader unlocking website

AT&T's HTC One X gets rooted, catches up with the global gang

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No sooner did the international variant of the One X reveal its source code, now the AT&T version has landed itself an unofficial root. Better still, the folks over at xda-developers have already squeezed the occasionally laborious process into a one-click install. For those not in the know, this...
AT&T's HTC One X gets rooted, catches up with the global gang
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Android Open Source Project targets Sony Xperia S, wants to get experimental

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The Android Open Source Project has typically (and understandably) been a very Nexus-focused affair -- until now that is. Technical Lead for the AOSP, Jean-Baptiste Queru, announced this week that for a "new challenge" he'd like to target new hardware -- and Sony's Xperia S is the lucky benefactor....
Android Open Source Project targets Sony Xperia S, wants to get experimental
Google turns the Samsung Galaxy S4 into a Nexus phone, coming June 26th for $649

Motorola announces RAZR Developer Edition with unlocked bootloader for Europe, US variant on the way

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Promises. You can either let technicalities get in your way of fulfilling them, or you can just find a way to keep them. Motorola, it seems, wants to do the latter. Sorta. In a new blog post, the outfit announced the Motorola RAZR Developer Edition, a fully unlockable version...
Motorola announces RAZR Developer Edition with unlocked bootloader for Europe, US variant on the way

Droid RAZR M and HD dev editions bring unlockable bootloaders to the Android party

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Motorola just released three new consumer phones today, but the company didn't want to leave developers out in the cold, so it quietly rolled out some developer handsets too. A mere $550 gets you on the list right now for a RAZR M Developer Edition direct from Moto, and...
Droid RAZR M and HD dev editions bring unlockable bootloaders to the Android party

Motorola’s Release of “Developer Edition” RAZR Ignites Online Protest, MOSH 2.0 Commenced

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Well I thought most folks would be excited about the fact that Motorola is releasing an unlockable edition of the Droid RAZR, however that move is leaving a bad taste in their mouthes. While it does lend to the saying “give an inch, take a mile,” I can honestly...
Motorola’s Release of “Developer Edition” RAZR Ignites Online Protest, MOSH 2.0 Commenced
Ready to unlock the bootloader on an older Motorola device? Not so fast
Verizon reveals stance on locked bootloaders in FCC letter

Motorola ATRIX HD Developer Edition now available for $459.99, featuring unlockable bootloader

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After announcing the Motorola ATRIX HD Developer Edition earlier this month, it is now available on Motorola’s website for $459.99. For those unfamiliar, the Developer Edition offers an unlocked bootloader that lets developers tinker to their heart’s content. More to follow. Source: Motorola...
Motorola ATRIX HD Developer Edition now available for $459.99, featuring unlockable bootloader

Secure boot loader now available to allow Linux to work on Windows 8 PCs

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Freeing the way for independent Linux distributions to be installed on Windows 8 computers, the Linux Foundation has released software that will allow Linux to work with computers running the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware. The Linux Foundation Secure Boot System solves a fundamental problem for many Linux...
Secure boot loader now available to allow Linux to work on Windows 8 PCs

Unlocked HTC One 32GB now available for $575, direct from HTC

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HTC has made the 32GB version of its One smartphone available directly to customers through its online store for $575. Unlike the 64GB HTC One Developer Edition, which is also available unlocked and direct to customers, the 32GB version does not ship with an unlocked bootloader. The HTC One is...
Unlocked HTC One 32GB now available for $575, direct from HTC

Security researcher claims to have bypassed Samsung Galaxy S4′s secure boot check on AT&T and Verizon phones

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Security researcher Dan Rosenberg claims to have found a “design flaw” in Samsung’s secure boot system for the Galaxy S4. When exploited, the security hole allows the owner of the device to install another operating system other than the version of Android used by Samsung. The S4, which has already...
Security researcher claims to have bypassed Samsung Galaxy S4′s secure boot check on AT&T and Verizon phones

White Galaxy Nexus hands-on: a taste of vanilla-flavored Ice Cream Sandwich (video)

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When it rains it pours. Hot on the heels of last week's fabulous white Nokia N9, we just received Samsung's freshly minted "chic white" Galaxy Nexus thanks to our friends at Negri Electronics. This handsome phone -- which is spec-wise identical to the HSPA+ version we reviewed last year...
White Galaxy Nexus hands-on: a taste of vanilla-flavored Ice Cream Sandwich (video)

Google releases Glass system image and rooted bootloader for hackers, but warns of voiding the warranty

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In a nod towards the modding community and hackers in general, Google has released the first factory system image and rooted bootloader for the latest version, XE5, of Google Glass. Nevertheless, the company is at the same time warning that using these downloads will result in a voided warranty for...
Google releases Glass system image and rooted bootloader for hackers, but warns of voiding the warranty

Carrier-locked HTC One X gets root

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The developers over at the XDA Developer's Forum, and kennethpen in particular, have now released a one-click root for the HTC One X. This time around, however, the AT&T, Rogers and other carrier-locked versions got the attention, and users still need to plug it into their computers to copy the...
Carrier-locked HTC One X gets root

PSA: AT&T's HTC One X now in stock, get it while it's frosty

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While the AT&T One X is getting some flack for being blocked from HTC's bootloader unlocking program, the good news is that it's officially available starting today. So long as you're not phased with having Sense 4 sprinkled on top of your 4.7-inch Ice Cream Sandwich, the dual-core, LTE-enabled...
PSA: AT&T's HTC One X now in stock, get it while it's frosty

Exclusive: Hands-on with the HTC EVO ONE

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  Is this the next EVO? I would assume it is, unless there are some major changes and redesigns prior to its launch. First things first; this phone is a beast. It feels pretty big in hand, but it’s not overwhelming. It does have a 4.7 inch screen with a 720p...
Exclusive: Hands-on with the HTC EVO ONE
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HTC One available from its online store, 32GB unlocked model priced at $575

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Alongside its developer model, HTC now has an unlocked One for the rest of us. The fetching 4.7-inch 1080p device is in stock at HTC's US store with 32GB of storage and the same powerhouse specs we saw earlier: 1.7Ghz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 4-megapixel "UltraPixel" cam and...
HTC One available from its online store, 32GB unlocked model priced at $575

HTC One X spills its source code, but only for the quad-core half

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Not to be derailed by the "restricted" bootloader found on its US variant, One X users elsewhere can now potter around kernel version 2.6.39 and its unlocked bootloader. It's the latest release from HTC Dev, which now houses bootloaders for phones as far old as the venerable Dream, and...
HTC One X spills its source code, but only for the quad-core half
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That was quick: How to root and unlock the Nexus 7

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Google is just starting to get its new Nexus 7 tablet in the hands of customers and already there’s a documented method to get hacking on the small slate. Liliputing offers up a step-by-step list to root the device, unlock the bootloader so you can install custom software and also...
That was quick: How to root and unlock the Nexus 7

HTC One with stock Android coming June 26th for $599

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Speaking to Walt Mossberg at D11 this morning, Google's Sundar Pichai confirmed that there is indeed a stock Android version of the HTC One coming soon and will be fully unlocked for T-Mobile and AT&T at the solid price of $599. It'll go on sale in the Google Play...
HTC One with stock Android coming June 26th for $599
HTC and Samsung release Android 4.0 kernel source code to developers
Samsung Galaxy S III Developer Edition with unlockable bootloader 'coming soon' for Verizon customers

Google to sell Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android for $649

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Google has unveiled that a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 with a stock installation of Android will be available to purchase, confirming an earlier rumor. The smartphone will be fully unlocked from purchase, will use an unlocked bootloader, and will apparently receive quicker software updates compared to the version...
Google to sell Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android for $649

Linux Foundation to offer signed solution for UEFI Secure Boot conundrum

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Microsoft is demanding that systems with the "Designed for Windows 8" badge include a UEFI firmware feature called "Secure Boot" that will only boot software that has been signed with a particular cryptographic certificate. Although Microsoft's stipulations require also that x86/x64 systems provide an option to disable Secure Boot, Linux...
Linux Foundation to offer signed solution for UEFI Secure Boot conundrum
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