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Fastboot on an HTC One M8. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

If you want to unlock the bootloader on your Android device or flash a custom recovery so you can use third-party software, you need a Mac or PC. But that could soon change, thanks to Google.

The search giant is reportedly working to bring the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) and fastboot to its Chrome OS platform, allowing those with affordable Chromebooks and Chromeboxes to tinker with Android development.


With Android currently topping the list of global smartphones platforms, keeping up to speed with the latest operating system releases is nothing if not advantageous.

This comprehensive Android programming course includes of 30 hours of video instruction, plus 10+ app-building exercises to help hammer the material home, and thanks to Cult of Android Deals, you can get it with 82% off its regular price for a limited time.


Want to build your own Android apps and games and start making money on Google Play, but don’t know how to code? Well, picking up the Android Game Developer Bundle from Cult of Android Deals is a great place to start. For just $49 for a limited time — that’s a whopping 93% off — you can learn game building, reskinning, Unity3D, and more over 7 online courses.

Don't unlock your Xperia Z3 Compact's bootloader if you don't have to. Photo: Sony

Don’t unlock your Xperia Z3 Compact’s bootloader if you don’t have to. Photo: Sony

You may want to think twice about unlocking your Xperia Z3 Compact’s bootloader if camera quality is important to you. Sony has warned developers that hacking their devices could degrade camera performance in low light, making images look noticeably worse than they did before.


Google appears to have quietly increased the Play Store’s refund window for paid apps and games to two hours for a large number of titles.

The window previously gave buyers only 15 minutes to decide whether or not they wished to keep their download or have their money back — and that’s still the case, according to Google’s refund policy. But one report has found that the window now stays open a whole lot longer in most cases.

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