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Canada unlocked cellphone fees vs US

Actually, Canadian cell companies are bad

June 16th, 2017

This morning, American media got all frenzied about a new rule imposed by the Canadian government. Starting December 1st, all cellphones bought from a cell carrier in Canada have to come unlocked out of the box, and the carriers can’t charge a fee for the service. This is a great and much-needed thing for Canadian …

HTC offers bootloader unlocking tool for additional smartphones

January 17th, 2012

HTC continues to be true to the company’s word regarding bootloader unlocking tools. Through HTCDev, the Taiwanese company now offers its bootloader unlocker for the Desire HD, Wildfire, DROID Incredible, Desire Z, T-Mobile G2, Aria, ChaCha and Status. Even if a handset hasn’t received official support, the tool might still work. When the trend of …

HTC offers bootloader unlocking option for all recent Android phones

December 29th, 2011

Last May, HTC’s chief executive officer Peter Chou responded to customer feedback and announced that the company would no longer be locking the bootloaders on its devices. HTC later introduced the web-based HTCDev unlocking tool, giving users a simple and safe way to unlock their devices. The solution was not perfect though, and phones such as the …

Sprint, Verizon iPhone 4S handsets to be unlocked [updated]

October 12th, 2011

Sprint and Verizon Wireless will both offer iPhone 4S handsets that will be GSM-unlocked, a new report states. Macworld on Tuesday confirmed that iPhone 4S units sold by Sprint will be GSM-unlocked out of the box, while handsets sold by Verizon Wireless will come locked, but a user can call Verizon asking for an “international …

Blacksn0w iPhone unlock complete, launching November 4th

October 31st, 2009

About a week ago, geohot released an update to his iPhone jailbreaking software dubbed Blackra1n RC2, and while that was all well and good for all you AT&T guys, it did leave those of us who need a baseband unlock on our iPieces wanting more. Enter blacksn0w. Demoed on YouTube, the blacksn0w exploit will provide …

iPhone 3G is one step closer to being unlocked

October 27th, 2008

The iPhone dev team released a teaser video on Sunday hinting that they are closer than ever to unlocking the iPhone 3G. The video shows a custom application running on the PMB8878 baseband processor. They successfully connected to the baseband, used a custom AT command to launch their baseband application and voila they return a …