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Motorola RAZR M and RAZR HD bootloaders can be unlocked now!

A new root method allows Motorola RAZR M and RAZR HD to be rooted thanks to Motopocalypse, an .apk file that had the power to unlock Motorola devices a little over a year ago. Even if the recent updates to RAZR M and RAZR HD give a locked bootloader and the possibilities to root your device are basically null, creative devs from XDA find new and new ways to solve this problem.

Not thanks to towelroot they can be unlocked for a short period of time, until the Motorola device gets new updates. Even if those who still have a warranty for their phone and don’t want to void it should not follow the following steps, here’s what you need to do to release your Motorola device from the clutches of its maker and US carriers.

You will find dozens of various successes on XDA Devs page for this line of phones, but what you basically have to do is install towelroot and Motopocalypse, run towelroot and then verify the root, run Motopocalypse and that’s it!

Roots and bootloader unlocks are not recommended because they void warranties and users cannot reverse their phones to lock mode after unlocking, but just in case you feel sorry you didn’t unlock your Motorola RAZR M or RAZR HD in the first place, you are welcome to try now. You can also thank geohut and djrbliss on XDA Devs for this nifty solution.

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Sony Xperia T3 launched – a good looking phone with a mid-level tech construction

Sony Xperia T3 is a new phone from the Nippon company coming on the market this month and it promises a mid-range construction and a large screen to go with it. It is a 5.3-inch Android device with more of an industrial design and a medium technical construction. It becomes available in mid-July on the global market.

Sony, source Sony
Sony, source Sony

The phone has a pretty slick body available in white, black and purple, and it presents a 5.3 inch screen “triluminous” LCD with a 720p resolution for a pixel density of 227 ppi. It is, thus, less sharp than other products on the market, but it is still not too shabby. Under the chassis you will find a quad core processor running at 1.4 Ghz with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage space. The phone also has a microSD slot and a 2500 mAh battery that can hold on for around a day. It also has two cameras, a front snapper with a 1.1 MP sensor and a primary camera with an 8 MP sensor.

Sony Xperia T3 colors, source Sony
Sony Xperia T3 colors, source Sony

Sony Xperia T3 has no water resistant coating but it comes equipped with the most recent Android OS, KitKat, and has various Sony specific additions, including gaming and media or camera tricks. The device looks pretty good; it will definitely be a seller.

Below you can see the phone specifications as presented by Sony:

Design and display

  • 5.3″ HD (1280×720) display
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile
  • Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • STAMINA mode

Memory

  • RAM: 1 GB
  • 8 GB flash memory (internal)*****
  • Up to 32 GB microSD™ (card slot)

Networks

  • GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
  • UMTS HSPA (3G)
  • LTE (4G)

Camera and video

  • 8 MP camera with auto focus Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Video recording 1080 p
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) for photos and videos
  • 4x digital zoom
  • 1.1 MP Front-facing camera (720p)
  • Geotagging
  • HD video recording (1080p)
  • Image stabiliser
  • Object tracking – lock focus on a specific object
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Scene recognition
  • Pulsed LED flash
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Superior Auto – automatic scene selection
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Touch focus
  • Touch capture
  • White balance
  • Image capture, supported format: JPEG
  • Image playback supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP
  • Video recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • SteadyShot™ – video stabilisation

Pre-loaded applications

  • Google Maps for Mobile with Street view**
  • Sony Select
  • Web browser (WebKit)
  • Google Chrome**
  • Google Play**
  • Google Voice Search**
  • Google Search**

Connectivity and communication

  • Wi-Fi® Miracast – Wireless audio and video connection between devices
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC
  • Screen mirroring
  • Smart Connect
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®, Facebook™, Google™ and SyncML™*
  • USB charging
  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • Xperia Link
  • Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
  • Miracast™
  • aGPS

Source: SonyMobile

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Six new Samsung Galaxy S5 variant rooted by Chainfire!

Six more Samsung Galaxy S5 variants can now be rooted grace to Chainfire. The developer rooted six variants for the new South-Korean flagship just in time for its official launch in more than 125 countries and US areas. The rooted versions include the international Exynos and Quamcomm variants, the T Mobile and US Cellular variants, the Metro PCS variant, the Canada variant and the middle and South America variant.

Samsung Galaxy S5, source Karlis Dambrans/Flickr
Samsung Galaxy S5, source Karlis Dambrans/Flickr

Rooted Galaxy S5 variants:

SM-G900H (International Exynos)
SM-G900M (Middle and South America?)
SM-G900R4 (US Cellular)
SM-G900T (T-Mobile US)
SM-G900T1 (Metro PCS)
SM-G900W8 (Canada)

To root works in the same way as users will need the latest CF Auto Root version, a PC and Samsung ODIN tool. SuperSU app is installed and the device is temporarily flashing a modified recovery that is re-flashed into stock recovery.

Below you can find the root access, but beware, not all roots end in success.