Verizon Droid DNA

When the HTC Droid DNA finally hit store shelves, Verizon had pulled the plug on the official bootloader unlock method via HTC's dev tools. Since then, the folks over at Android Police and RootzWiki have of course come up with a method to unlock it. The basic idea is that you modify the device so that it appears as an unbranded one, and it can then be unlocked via the official tools from HTC.

You'll need a computer, ADB and some patience but if you're willing to spend the time you'll have an unlocked bootloader on your Droid DNA.

Source: Android Police

There are 10 comments

DWR_31 says:

Someone at Verizon isn't smart enough to lock down anything that isn't a Verizon exclusive.

troyboytn says:

When are the idiots at Verizon gonna learn that there is no method of locking that the open community of developers can't crack. Fracking Verizon powers that be need to get a life outside their make believe world of a total mobile monarchy. That's all.....

skynet says:

Yeah, uhm, nobody in the dev community has managed to unlock the Motorola Droid 2+ bootloaders in the last two years, so it has just as much to do with the OEM as it does Verizon.

troyboytn says:

That's mostly due to the fact that there is not nearly as much as enthusiasm in the dev community for Moto devices as there is for HTC and Samsung. I can assure you that if there was....those bootloaders would have been open for a while now. ;)

pdyk says:

It's primarily because Moto uses hardware encryption to lock the bootloader, as opposed to software

Thank you Skynet for speaking some freaking sense and not out your a$$

S_C_B says:

Why in the world would you put a smartphone on a rock? That is so damn cruel!

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Droidmodderx says:

Here is my Video Guide for the exploit process that makes HTC Dev possible.