bootloaders

Developers Suspect The New Kindle Fires Will Be Hack-Resistant

If you were banking on hacking a new Kindle Fire to take advantage of cheap hardware without Amazon’s modded Android OS, you perhaps better think again. Developers over at XDA are speculating that they expect the new range of Kindle Fires to be too sophisticated to hack.


We Have Carriers To Thank For Locked Bootloaders, Not OEMs

If there’s one thing the nerd community hates, it’s locked bootloaders. They make installing custom ROMs or second operating systems impossible, and that’s just not cool. But when it comes to phones, we have carriers to thank for restrictions, not just OEMs.


Asus Transformer Bootloader Unlock Now Available

When the Asus Transformer Prime launched, there was outcry from developers over the fact that its bootloader was locked. Asus eventually crumbled and announced that they would remove the restrictions. Now, almost two months later, you can download the fix.


HTC Bootloader Unlocking Tool Now Available, But Aussies Still Waiting

HTC is finally getting on with their promise to unlock bootloaders — their HTCdev website now has a step-by-step guide for three devices, but Aussie HTC handset owners will have to wait a bit longer.


HTC To Let You Unlock And Run Wild With Your Phone Next Month

HTC’s promise to release unlocked bootloaders (for easy installation of custom software) is going to be delivered upon in August. The company says the first wave will hit the Sensation, with the Sensation 4G and Evo 3D up next. [Engadget]


Why On Earth Is HTC Locking ChaCha And Salsa Bootloaders?

HTC has today announced that its new ChaCha and Salsa smartphones, will be available from July 6, exclusive to Vodafone and 3. But in an odd twist, it’s been revealed that the bootloaders on these new Gingerbread “Facebook phones” will be locked. Updated.


HTC Will Unlock The Bootloaders On Its Android Devices

HTC finally gets it. The Taiwanese company will no longer lock the bootloaders on its Android devices. Rooting and flashing will be available to all. This news comes straight from CEO Peter Chou who made the following statement,


HTC Is Reviewing Its Policy On Bootloaders

HTC took to their Facebook page to say they’re looking into allowing bootloading (the installation of custom ROMs) on its EVO 3D, Sensation, Incredible S and Thunderbolt phones. With Android meant to be “open source”, their decision has angered many.