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Customer Support the right way

Sunday night bought with it a sheer sense of unhappiness. I was having issues connecting to the Wi-Fi at work (not an unusual occurrence!) so I tried to reboot my Nexus 4.  The power button having been pressed, off the device powered. I pressed the Power button once again …

There’s something very familiar about the Smart II

Whilst reviewing the Alcatel-built Vodafone Smart II we noticed something very familiar with the recovery mode. If you’ve ever used CWM, aka ClockwordMod, you’ll probably be more than familiar with this screen. It was developed by Koushik Dutta (@Koush). CWM is pretty much open and is licensed under …

Asus lock the Prime bootloader, developers not happy

The Asus Transformer Prime has kinda fell out of love with the developers over on XDA-Developers. No ROMs can be flashed to this device because the bootloader is locked down with 128 bit encryption. This is the same trick that HTC did, but then they eventually did a …

HTC offer up bootloader unlocking

HTC are now letting you unlock the bootloader of every phone they’ve launched since September 2011. There’s not a great deal to say here, but if you’ve tried it do let us know. The announcement was made on their development site where you can also find the tool …

HTC to start unlocking bootloaders from next month

HTC have just announced that they will be making unlocked bootloaders available from August. Their previous Facebook update has now been updated, with this post coming from Peter Chou (CEO of HTC) himself.. There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC …

Sony Ericsson to open up boot loader

Crumbs. What is happening over at Sony Ericsson ? Just days after announcing that the X10 would be updated to Gingerbread they’ve now announced that developers will be able to unlock the boot loader in “a secure and legal way”. This is good news. They say… “Over the …