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Bootloader is the code that contains instructions required to boot any operating system's kernel. Basically, the code that is executed before an operating system powers up is called the bootloader. All Android devices contain their own specific bootloader version, as they're required by Android OS to boot normally. Manufacturers tend to lock bootloaders on their devices so as to make users stick to their own Android version and it also restricts the installation of custom ROMs.

Moto 360 Bootloader Unlocked

09/23/2014, It goes without saying that each time there is a new batch of hardware that hits the market, you can be sure that hackers will be there to try to tinker and find their way around the software which has been loaded, prodding and looking out for any kind of...

GSM Moto X Developer Edition Available Now

09/21/2013, Motorola had announced earlier this year that it would offer two Moto X variants “just for developers.” One of those variants went on sale a couple of days ago, it was compatible with Verizon. The GSM Moto X developer edition smartphone is now...

AT&T Stops Unlocked Bootloader Support

08/05/2013, AT&T seems to have taken a look at their rivals Verizon’s move in locking down just about every single Android-powered device that goes through their doors, regardless of whether they are HTC, Samsung or Motorola handsets, and AT&T intends to...

Motorola Moto X Bootloader Status

08/04/2013, A couple of days ago Motorola finally unveiled the Moto X smartphone, its first major smartphone after being acquired by Google. The device has caused quite a stir in the community, many people are anxiously to see how it performs in the market,...

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Bootloader Unlocked

05/01/2013, If you read our post on Steve Kondik confirming that AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 bootloader arrives locked, and wondered how long would it take for someone to unlock said bootloader, look no further as the AT&T Galaxy S4 bootloader has already been...

Kindle Fire HD Bootloader Cracked With CyanogenMod 10 On The Way

12/10/2012, The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is one of the first few Kindle models from Amazon that come with a higher resolution display, definitely with a far higher resolution compared to the original Kindle Fire. Unfortunately for those who love to tinker with stuff...

Asus bootloader unlocking tool for Transformer Prime

02/24/2012, Yes, it was just yesterday that we brought you news of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update after numerous delays and disappointments over the months, but here we are with something else that ought to cheer...

Motorola owners upset over locked bootloaders

01/05/2012, There is a segment of the Android community that gets all worked up whenever the topic of unlocked bootloaders are brought up, and most recently, Motorola has been in the line of fire as users who wish to do as they like with their handsets realized that...

Sony Ericsson updates unlock bootloader website

11/18/2011, A few months ago Sony Ericsson put up an official website for Sony Ericsson users to unlock their Android phones. All they had to do was visit it, follow the instructions online and they could easily unlock their devices without worrying complicated...

Motorola Droid RAZR to offer official bootloader unlocking solution

10/24/2011, Good news Motorola Droid RAZR owners-to-be! It looks like the company will be offering an official bootloader unlocking solution for the upcoming device, which means that rooting your device and installing custom ROMs, mods, apps, etc should prove to be a...