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How-To Unlock Bootloader/Factory Restore/Root any NEXUS device


Saturday 18th of August 2012 / forums.androidcentral.com
I tried making this guide as generic as possible so that any future Nexus devices can be Unlocked/Factory Restored/Rooted/Locked. Detailed guide. Nexus S,Galaxy Nexus,Nexus 7 ALL VariantIf you have any issues or find any issue in the guide let me know. Here are the list of things you can do from this Nexus guide. 0. Setting up Your PC 1. Unlock Bootloader Note: Will wipe all data 2. Factory restore Android 3. Flash Custom Recovery 4. Root 5. Lock Bootloader Note: Will wipe all data Warning:I take no responsponsibilty blah blah blahunlocking bootloader and factory restore will wipe all data SO TAKE BACKUP OF ALL DATA 0. Setting up your PC: a) Prerequisite: Install Java Platform, Standard Edition-JDK Download here : Latest version 7 x86 or x64 based on your OS Java runtime Download here: Android SDK -Download here Java is needed to install Android SDK. Remember the destination folder: "C:Users[User Name]AppDataLocalAndroidandroid-sdk"Run Android SDK Manager after installCheck Android SDK tools, Android SDK platform-tools and Google USB Driver as below i
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Samsung Galaxy Tab Firmware Leaks Show Locked Bootloader


Monday 27th of December 2010 / androidtablets.net
A newly leaked Samsung Galaxy Tab firmware show that the Galaxy Tab have been shown to contain protected bootloaders that 'disables custom ROM flashing abilities'. Flashing to the leak has resulted in various reported unrecoverable bricks if Odin is used improperly to attempt to revert to a previous unprotected bootloader. If you want to maintain custom firmware flashing functionality, do not the JM6/A/C/D ROMs! The result is that once flashed, you cannot revert to older/official/custom Samsung ROMs, and you are pretty much stuck using one of these four ROMs, as they are the only ones containing the right checksums.This may indicate that Samsung is leaning towards limit custom firmware development by locking down the device. SourcesXda Thread: (WARNING! Do not flash jm6/A/C/D/E... Before reading this ! - xda-developers) XDA News: Warning: Leaked Galaxy Tab Firmware comes with Protected Bootloader | xda-developers
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Help getting my phone to work again


Monday 16th of July 2012 / forums.androidcentral.com
So I had MIUI 12.9 running my phone and for some reason whenever I played music for an extended period of time (~20 min+), the phone would freeze and I had to pull battery, reboot, etc. I had recently unlocked it using HTCDev unlock bootloader, so I figured I would try following steps using tacoroot to gain s-off. To do this, I need to relock the device, so I did fastboot oem lock. Well it locked the device alright, but now I can't do anything. In bootloader it says *security warning* then *relocked* underneath. I can't get into CWM, factory reset, or anything. When I have my phone plugged in to my computer, it doesn't show up in adb devices. I'm not sure what to do from here. If I could get it to show up in adb devices after booting into the bootloader I could probably fix it, but I'm not sure how. Any help would be great. EDIT: Downloading the stock gingerbread rom and flashing that as PG32IMG...didn't think of this until now but hopefully it works EDIT2: Didn't work. Even with the latest gingerbread stock rom with .98 hboot it says main version is older EDIT3: Finally got my phone
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Unlock the Bootloader on your Nexus One


Wednesday 06th of January 2010 / androidspin.com
Paul and his team over at Modaco are just rising stars and keep hacking away at the HTC Nexus One.  If you can even call it hacking.  It’s almost like HTC and Google want us to access the device and do what the community does best, Put new custom ROMs on it.So we rooted the Nexus One. Before it was out. Without a device. Neat, but many knowledgeable commentators in the Android community noted that the root was only possible due to the engineering bootloader shipped on the devices distributed by Google, and that retail devices would likely have locked bootloaders. We told them not to worry… and here’s why.Retail devices DO have locked bootloaders.But you can unlock them.You see, in the bootloader of the Nexus One there is a secret command. A command that, when issued via fastboot, gives you the warning you see here, after which you can merrily unlock your bootloader and flash anything you want onto your device (including our superboot rooting image).Nice eh?It’s easy too! Google WANTS you to be able to do whatever you please on your Nexus One, but they also
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[Alert] Asus drops Transformer Prime bootloader unlock Tool


Wednesday 22nd of February 2012 / androidspin.com
In case you aren’t paying attention, today is February 22nd. Asus promised they would provide users with an unlock tool for those locked bootloaders has been successfully met. Even if just barely. I don’t know how you guys feel about Asus, but as of late, they seem to be one of the best manufacturers for device support and keeping promises. To bad others like Motorola can’t follow suit and keep their promises too. The tool is available now via their website, under utilities.The tool comes with the general warning labels of impending doom and it is your own fault if you ruin your tablet. Nothing we all haven’t heard before.If you have been long awaiting Asus to jump on board with the likes of HTC and free those bootloader chains, now is the time. Point your browser to Asus Support and have fun.Via ASUS
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PSA: OTA Update 07/08/13 - WARNING: Possible locked bootloader


Monday 08th of July 2013 / androidforums.com
If you're rooted, don't accept the update if you plan on keeping root. Predictably it does break root, and there are unconfirmed rumors of a locked bootloader. I'll keep this post updated about the OTA as I learn more.
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WARNING - Bootloader Locked


Saturday 13th of July 2013 / androidforums.com
Please note that T-Mobile's Prism II (U8686) bootloader is locked.
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Having Difficulties Unlocking Bootloader. TrustZone Write Failed


Saturday 27th of July 2013 / droidforums.net
I have the XT907 running rooted 4.1.2 OS on system build 19.15.66.XT907.Verizon.en.US. I've used a few different tools to get it to work. The pushed app Motopocalypse doesn't seemingly have an effect. The phone still shows "locked." This is the error I keep getting with the Windows controlled Motopocalypse program: TrustZone Write Failed -11[*][*] Motopocalypse: Motorola bootloader unlock script (Windows version)[*] v1.0[*] by Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)[*][*] Supports the Motorola Razr HD, Razr M, Razr Maxx HD, and Atrix HD.[*][*] Before continuing, ensure that your device has been rooted and you have[*] a working "su" installation, that USB debugging is enabled, that you[*] have the latest Motorola drivers installed, and that your phone[*] is connected via USB.[*][*] WARNING: This will permanently void the warranty on your device. This[*] is not reversible. I am not responsible for any damage to your phone[*] as a result using this tool.[*][*] Press enter to root your phone...Press any key to continue . . .[*][*] Waiting for device...* daemon not running. starting
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i'll help find a root method if...


Monday 25th of November 2013 / androidforums.com
i'll be glad to help find a root method if someone can give me some info on the phone.i'm wanting to buy one, but i don't want to buy it if i can't root it. so let's get root.info i need: 1. is there a locked bootloader??? --to find out, make sure usb debugging is enabled in your phone settings; ie, settings, system, developer options, usb debugging--then download this file sdk-tools, unzip it, open a command window from within this folder and type adb reboot-bootloader--if all you get is <waiting for device> then just close the command window--if the phone does reboot into the bootloader, then in the same command window type fastboot oem unlock--if a warning comes up, just accept it, and now your bootloader is unlocked--there is a chance you could lose all your data, so back it up first 2. is there a recovery, and if so what is it???--to find out, download the zip from above, open a command window within that folder, then type adb reboot recovery--give me some info on what type of recovery comes up--even a picture would be betterThen we'll go from here. someone please do this
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[WARNING] 4.4.2 OTA - be very careful taking the OTA if you have rooted and/or modded your system


Sunday 16th of February 2014 / forums.androidcentral.com
Unfortunately, the info on XDA is clear as mud but what I can tell is that there is the very real possibility of bricking your device if you take the OTA after rooting or modding your system files. I am not entirely clear on what constitutes a system file nor does anyone else over there appear to be. And modding your system includes freezing system apps using Titanium B/U or any other app that can do it. It looks like Motorola wants to stop those with locked bootloaders from rooting. To prevent this they have made the 4.4.2 bootloader so you can't revert back to any previous versions including 4.2.2 (which you need to do to root a device with a locked bootloader). So the bad news is if your bootloader is locked and you take the OTA you will not be able to get root at this time and maybe never since it looks like Motorola is doing everything they can to patch the exploits relied on for achieving root. The worse news is if you have a locked bootloader and rooted or modded your system files and take the OTA without reverting completely back to stock, you will hard brick your device. Eve
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