Just a few days after updating the SunShine tool for unlocking the bootloaders on smartphones to support the Motorola Moto G, developer Justin Case has announced that SunShine now works with the Moto X, Motorola Droid Maxx, Mini, and Ultra smartphones running Android 4.4.3 or earlier. Some devices may also work even if they’re running Android 4.4.4.
Note that you’ll probably void your warranty if you unlock your bootloader… but its nice to have that option.
- SunShine bootloader unlock tool now supports Moto X, Droid Maxx, Mini, and Ultra
The app costs $25, but it’s relatively easy to use and the money raised helps fund development of tools like this, which make it possible to load custom firmware including custom recovery tools and ROMS. [Droid Life]
- AT&T launches a $40/month package with internet, Amazon Prime, and HBO Go
That’s the good news. The bad news is that like a lot of promotions from TV, phone, or internet providers this price is only good for one year. Expect to pay a lot more when the time is up. [recode]
- HTC is working with Google on a Nexus 9… in case you didn’t already know that
Yeah, another day, another report suggesting that the next Nexus tablet will have a 9 inch display, an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, and maybe an HTC logo on the case. But it’s nice to be reminded. [WSJ]
- MediaTek launches SDK preview for phones/tablets with its chip
The SDK includes tools for working with features such as dual SIM card support and HD audio recording. [MediaTek]
- Adobe acquires image editing startup Aviary
Aviary got its start as a web-based image editing app, then it moved into mobile and launched its own apps as well as tools that allowed other app developers to incorporate image editing features. Now it’s moving into… Adobe. [TechCrunch]