SunShine is tool for unlocking the bootloader on a number of HTC smartphones including the HTC One M8, HTC One M7, and older models including the HTC One X.
Soon you might be able to use SunShine to unlock Motorola devices as well. Developer Justin Case has posted a video of SunShine for Motorola and says it’s coming soon for the Moto G, Moto X, and Verizon devices including the Motorola Droid Mini, Droid Ultra, and Droid Maxx.
Update: SunShine now supports the Verizon Moto G.
- SunShine bootloader unlock for the Moto G, Moto X and more on the way
SunShine isn’t a free tool. It costs $25 and helps fund the development (and helps pay for the devices broken in the quest for ways to unlock stubborn bootloaders. [@TeamAndIRC]
- Samsung could launch its first Tizen phones in India this fall
The company’s been promising to launch smartphones running the Tizen Linux operating system for ages… but they keep getting delayed. Maybe this time they’ll actually launch on schedule. [The Economic Times]
- Report: Samsung working on a smartwatch with mobile payment support
The Apple Watch might not be the only wristwear that can function as a digital wallet when it launches in 2015. Samsung is reportedly working with PayPal on a device with similar functionality, as well as biometric security. [BusinessKorea]
- Microsoft removes its annaul fee for app developers
Want to submit apps to the Windows Store? You don’t need to pay a fee anymore. [WM Power User]
- Oru smartwatch is a probably too-good-to-be-true device with dual screens, power bank capabilities
History tells us that for every Pebble-like success story of a smartwatch created through crowdfunding, there are many more products that look awesome on paper… and either fail to launch or look much less awesome in real life. This model has a color display on one side and a low-power E Ink screen on the other, and you can use it as a portable power bank to charge your phone. It stands little chance… but it looks like a cool idea. [Indiegogo]