How to Unlock the Bootloader and Root Htc One M7

How To : Unlock the Bootloader & Root Your HTC One M8

As with most OEMs, HTC would like you to think that you can do virtually anything with your new HTC One M8, but as a softModder, you know that isn't true. To actually unleash the full potential of that device, you need access to the whole system, not just the parts that HTC de ...more

How To : Run Multiple ROMs at the Same Time on Your HTC One

In my quest to find the perfect OS for my HTC One, I try any and every ROM I can get my hands on. This leads to countless repetitions of the wipe, install, and boot routine when I flash a ROM in recovery, especially when the newest ROM I try is a buggy piece of junk. But late ...more

How To : SIM-Unlock Your HTC One for Free

Mobile carriers have been the bane of my existence for as long as I've had a phone. First, they take away unlimited data, and then when you try and switch carriers, they hold your phone hostage for a up to a week before unlocking it from their network. There are services out ...more

How To : Get Android Lollipop on Your HTC One Right Now

After a few unforeseen delays, the Android Lollipop update is finally here for Google Play Edition HTC Ones. This means that if you have an official GPE M7 or M8, or if you have simply converted your HTC One from a carrier-specific, Sense-based model to a Google Play Edition, ...more

How To : Customize the Boot Animation on Your HTC One

As fellow softModders, I'm sure you strive to find any and every way to make your phone unique. Wallpapers and icon packs are great to get started, but to really stand out from the rest, try changing your HTC One's boot animation. A new boot animation for your phone can be in ...more

How To : Convert Your HTC One M8 into a Google Play Edition

There really isn't any custom manufacturer skin, like Sense, that can match the clean look and fluidity that comes with stock Android. HTC knows this, and they, just like Samsung, include a Google Play Edition version in their flagship lineup. In effect, these GPE variants pu ...more

How To : Update Your Rooted Phone

One of the issues with rooting your device is the inability to update your phone via OTA. Any security patches or software updates pushed out by the OEM are lost because your bootloader is unlocked. However, you still can update your device, it just a take a bit more effort. ...more

How To : List of Phones with Unlockable Bootloaders

If you want to root your phone, it's a huge plus. If you want to install a custom ROM like LineageOS, it's an absolute must-have. Custom kernels like ElementalX, custom recoveries like TWRP — none of this happens unless you buy a phone with an unlockable bootloader. While we ...more

How To : The 4 Best Phones for Privacy & Security

Smartphones are inherently bad for privacy. You've basically got a tracking device in your pocket, pinging off cell towers and locking onto GPS satellites. All the while, the handset's data connection ensures that tracking cookies, advertising IDs, and usage stats follow you a ...more

How To : Root Your HTC EVO 4G LTE Using TWRP & SuperSU

Your HTC EVO 4G LTE has been lying to you. It will tell you when you're connected to a 4G network, but it will say 3G even if you're connected on 1X, which is a 2G CDMA network! This issue is just one of the many things you can fix after rooting, which allows you to take full ...more

How To : Root a Droid Incredible in one click

The Droid Incredible is the hottest new handset on Verizon, and it's a great one. Do you want to unlock the true potential of it's amazing processor and other capabilities? Watch this video. It will show you how to root a Droid Incredible with one click using some software you ...more

How To : Root a Sprint (CDMA) HTC Hero Android smartphone

Root your Sprint (CDMA) HTC Hero Android smartphone and run custom ROMs! This hacker's how-to presents a thorough, step-by-step overview on unlocking and rooting a Google Nexus One Android smartphone. For detailed instructions, and to get started rooting your own Nexus One sma ...more

How To : Unlock Your HTC 10's Bootloader

To really personalize your HTC 10, you'll need to be rooted — but that can't happen unless you unlock your bootloader. Thankfully, HTC has made it relatively easy to unlock the bootloader on their 2016 flagship. Unlocking your bootloader will make it a breeze to install TWRP, ...more

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