unlocking smartphones

How I modded my aging smartphone into a proper ereading platform

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

Following Juli Monroe’s illuminating article on how she installed Cyanogen Mod 11 on her Nook HD, I thought I’d share how I pulled off a similar trick on my aging ZTE Skate, an older model Chinese-manufactured phone which, although robust and built with an attractive 4.5″ screen, [...]

Major cell phone companies agree to implement unlocking of paid-off phones

By Chris Meadows
December 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Here’s good news for all those who do their e-reading on their smartphones or cellular-enabled tablets. Ars Technica reports that major carriers AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular have “voluntarily” committed to unlocking customers’ phones or tablets so they can [...]

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