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Discussion in 'Android Rooting' started by skelms, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. skelms

    skelms Member
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    I'm looking to buy a new phone this year. I plan to buy a sim free, not on a contract phone (probably from expansys). I'm wondering what phone brands have easily unlockable boot loaders and root. I know nexus phones are easy to unlock/root, but I want to have sd card. I'm thinking Sony z 5 (i live in Japan so it's easy to buy Sony) , or possibly the asus camera zoom. Just saw Motorola x force (droid turbo 2 in us) that peaked my interest because of large battery and shatterproof screen.

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  2. Slug

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    Unlocking the Z5's bootloader is easy; go to Unlockbootloader, obtain the unlock code, and use ADB to unlock it. However there are a couple of important caveats to consider.

    The latter is vital; My Xperia locks the bootloader as a security measure, and doing so after unlocking via code WILL hard-brick the device.

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