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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 bootloader unlocked

The US version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone has a locked bootloader which prevents users from easily loading custom firmware on the phone. That’s not surprising, since most Android phones sold in the US have locked bootloaders which make installing custom recoveries or ROMs such as CyanogenMod or Paranoid Android difficult. But while the […]

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD has a locked bootloader

Shortly after the first Amazon Kindle tablet was released in November, 2011, hackers rooted the tablet and then started installing custom firmware replacing Amazon’s firmware with other versions of Android. Now that the 2nd generation Kindle Fire and the Kindle Fire HD are shipping, hackers are finding it a slightly tougher nut to crack. Unlike […]