Tag: unlock

How to unlock your Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Try as I might, I’ve been unable to loan a Sony Xperia handset so that we can give you a review. At the launch during Mobile World Congress I was, however, very impressed by the build quality and the sheer speed of the thing, which in tests could …

The Orange SPV – An update

A little update on the Orange SPV story we ran a short while ago. The SPV was from a different era – a phone with a numeric keypad, no touch screen and something called “Microsoft Smartphone” as an OS. John Brown got in touch with us because he’d …

Getting your regular phone fix – it’s a habit

During a recent press day discussing the security of iPhones and the encryption, fingerprint, TouchID and FBI involvement; Apple revealed a simply fascinating bit of data. Whilst mentioning that 89% of their customer use a passcode or fingerprint to protect their iPhones, Apple revealed that on average people …

SIM unlocking – the easy way

If you’re looking to get a phone for someone this Christmas then you may have already had a read of our how-to. It details the best way to switch contracts. However, if you want to get yourself a SIM-only deal and carry on using your existing phone, you …

Popping the lock – It’s easier than you think

There’s various reasons that people want to get phones unlocked and, although some networks are now supplying unlocked handsets as default, many people make the choice to unlock on a daily basis. Let’s go through some of those reasons. It could be that you’re looking to exit a …

Three offer to unlock phones for NOTHING

Having a locked phone can be rather annoying, not only do you often have bloatware to contend with, it can also be tricky if you want to swap to a different network at the end of your contract. You’ll also have problems if you want to sell the …

Unlocking your phone for free. Why bother?

If you’ve followed my posts recently then you may have noticed a bit of a theme developing. I’ve written about switching from a contract to a monthly rolling SIM-only plan (which could see your monthly charge go from around £40 to £12) and I’ve had a look at …

Silence is golden.. sometimes

I’m out in America at the moment. I’ll admit that I’m very lucky, and have had the opportunity to visit a good many times now. I usually plan things out and ensure that my phone, which is unlocked, has a US SIM card so that I can make …

Asus ready to unlock the Prime?

Story so far. The bootloader on the Asus Prime is locked. This prevents developers doing a lot of fun developer things like custom ROMs. The Prime is a SIM free device too, so there’s no networks asking Asus to stop network unlocking. The guys at xda-developers have started …

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 …

ChevronWP7 unlock tool is available.

Last week the ChevronWP7 labs released the Windows Phone unlock tool. We have discussed the ChevronWP7 unlock tool a few times now as they have released various press releases leading up to the release of the tool. They are now offering to officially unlock your Windows Phone device …

X10 Unlocking tool hits the web

Alright, we give in. But hey, if you use this and your phone explodes just don’t come crying to us. A tool to unlock the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has appared here. It seems to be a relatively simple process and, with the aid of a Rar file …

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 …