Flashing with Heimdal
Flashing with Heimdall is a little bit different than with Odin. With Odin you usually select a PIT, if necessary, add the PDA.tar.md5, Modem.tar.md5 and CSC.tar.md5 to the locations, put the phone in download mode and hit go.
Heimdall takes a different approach. In the Heimdall GUI you need to select all components you want to flash. This means extracting the TAR-archives and pointing Heimdall to their respective files. This allow relative fine-grained control over what you flash and doesn’t depend on files being named correctly.
In order to install Heimdall head over [...]
HTC has long been known as a great alternative to Apple’s monopolistic dominance in the smartphone world. In a bold new move, the company is now opening up its Sense interface, as well as its bootloader, to third-party developers.
For those who might not yet be aware, the Sense user interface is a custom-made shell that sits on top of Android, and to a very far lesser degree on Windows Phone 7 in the form of HTC Hub, giving both systems a great user experience, arguably smoother than the stock version of the OS itself, if Android is only considered. The only problem with this new shell [...]
In case you opted for Google Nexus S 4G on Sprint and were looking for root, then your wait is now over. For those who don’t know, Google Nexus S 4G is WiMax version of original Nexus S for Sprint customers and has, more or less, identical features and specifications. The credit for this guide goes to kpkimmel, Senior XDA developer and Android hacker, who claims this as a safe method and you can’t miss it if you follow rooting instructions to detail.
Before embarking on this guide, you need to have Android SDK installed on your computer. You can follow the instructions [...]
As promised, Sony Ericsson has just flipped the switch for its Android bootloader unlocking service, meaning those with an unbranded Xperia device from 2011 and onwards — Play, Arc, Neo, and Pro so far — will be able to try out custom ROMs and other dirty mods with ease. All that’s required here is your phone’s IMEI number, which in return gives you the unlocking key to go with the Android SDK’s fastboot program — all will be clear once you’ve read the instructions at the source link. But remember: SE does warn that this service may void your warranty [...]
If you thought the lack of root on the Atrix 4G was going to save you a couple hundred bucks next week… well, we hate to break the bad news, but you’re going to need to find another excuse not to buy it (more on that in a second). Long story short, the phone’s already been rooted by a gentleman over on the ever-resourceful xda-developers forums, which means you can do all the normal things that require root access like enabling the standard Froyo mobile hotspot feature, using root apps like Titanium Backup (pictured above), and generally looking 1337 compared to your friends [...]
According to NBC report Apple has asked to Federal Government to crack down against hackers who are involved in jailbreak activities. Apple took this step after Sony as they have filed a lawsuit against Geohot for jailbreaking PS 3 recently.
According to Apple’s spokesperson:
“Current jailbreak technologies now in widespread use utilize unauthorized modifications to the copyrighted bootloader and operating system, resulting in the infringement of the copyrights in those programs.”
In July 2010, US Government had declared iPhone jailbreaking and rooting legal, so let’s see what will [...]
Android hacker Paul O’ Brien has released Superboot for Nexus S on Modaco Forum. This simple tool allows users to root Nexus S with single click without going into messy root process.
How to Root Nexus S with Superboot
Connect your Nexus S to PC and put it into bootloader mode. To do that turn OFF your phone and then turn it ON by pressing and holding Power and Volume buttons
Now, unzip Superboot.zip and double-click on extracted install-superboot-windows.bat
Mac Users: Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type ‘chmod [...]
It was only a matter of time wasn’t it? After managing to unlock the bootloader, some hackers have now managed to get full root access on the Google Nexus S, only a few hours after its public launch.
For those of you who don’t already know, rooting your Android phone gives you full access to the file system. This will enable you to modify the phone’s firmware to whatever you want to have on your phone like skinning the UI, modding, overclocking CPU, flashing custom ROMs and so on.
Here is an image posted by well known Android developer clockwordmod, which shows Nexus S running custom [...]
Yesterday, I shared a guide to jailbreak iPhone OS 4 beta with redsn0w 0.9.5 and now I’m sharing another guide, which will help you unlock your iPhone 3G running on iPhone OS 4 firmware.
However, this unlock will only work with 05.08 bootloader. If you have any other bootloader, ultrasn0w will not work for your device. The steps to unlock the iPhone 3G are pretty much same, but if you are not sure about it, go through the following guide.
Guide to unlock iPhone 3G OS 4 Beta with Ultrasn0w 0.92
Jailbroken iPhone 3G with 05.08 bootloader
Steps to follow:
1. Downgrade [...]
Now that we have a jailbreak (developers only) for iPhone OS 4 Beta, and an upgraded version of Fuzzyband (Baseband downgrader). Technically, iPhone 3G can now be unlocked on the latest iPhone OS 4 Beta, provided that you have one of those rare iPhone 3G’s with 05.08 bootloader that is downgradable to 05.13.03 baseband of OS 4 to 04.26.08 so that ultrasn0w can unlock it.
NOTE: I haven’t tested this on my iPhone 3G. This is only for iPhone 3G with 05.08 bootloader. Proceed only at your own risk.
Step 1: First follow the complete step by step guide posted here to jailbreak iPhone 3G on [...]