All Android devices should have unlocked bootloader (or have a way to unlock it without void warranty). Don’t stick with stock firmware only. And have the ability to install custom operating system software. Why? Stock ROM might not suite all of the users. Most of the custom ROM out there can be customized and tweaked for performance. Same apply to Google own smartphone ~ Nexus 4, you can unlock it easily (although it might void warranty but should not because you can lock it back). So why bother to stay on stock? Try out custom ones…
Unlock LG Nexus 4 Bootloader
Just flashed XXELLA firmware and bootloader on Samsung Galaxy S III but don’t like it? It will show red exclamation mark and counter = 1 during boot if you have custom kernel or custom recovery like CWM. Well, you can always install back old bootloader like Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich XXALEF bootloader back. But you might face sudden death issue again which suspected to be solved in this latest XXELLA firmware and bootloader. Anyway, the choice is yours…
I9300XXALE8 Bootloader in Android System Info
Posted by Jayce Ooi as Ramblings
Android is an open source platform. And I love it that way. Because I can enjoy latest and greatest Android OS version, features, enhancements, modifications, tweaks and hacks unofficially by 3rd party developers. Yes, you will get software update / firmware upgrade even official manufacturer stops supporting your Android devices. Just take Amazon Kindle Fire as example. Amazon did not update it for quite some time but I still can enjoy the latest Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on Kindle Fire. And plus lot of nice features like OTG, access to Google Play Store… Same apply to the legendary HTC HD2.
Unlocked bootloader on Android devices
Posted by Jayce Ooi as How to
How to install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery (CWM) on Google Nexus 7? The easiest way to install CWM on Nexus 7 ~ use Google Nexus 7 ToolKit using 1 click method. It will help to root Nexus 7, install Superuser & Busybox applications and install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery as well. What is Nexus 7 ClockworkMod Touch Recovery? Please refer to this post – Google Nexus 7 ClockworkMod Touch Recovery.
How to load Google Nexus 7 recovery mode? I tried to boot into Nexus 7 stock recovery but failed. Only managed to load Nexus 7 Fastboot mode. Then it stuck at Google Logo when try to load recovery. Not a big deal because stock recovery can’t do much stuff when compare to ClockworkMod (CWM) Touch Recovery and TWRP Recovery from TeamWin Recovery Project. I managed to root Nexus and install CWM Touch Recovery with Google Nexus 7 ToolKit’s 1-click method. So how to load Nexus 7 recovery mode now?
Quick Boot (Reboot)