As we first reported here on Gadget Hacks, Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones come with an unlockable bootloader, with the exception of models sold by Verizon.
Let's say that the screen on your iPhone is showing signs of discoloration, which makes the display annoying to use. You'll need a replacement display or a new iPhone as soon as possible. If you have one of the newer iPhone models, the cost to fix it might be more than your wallet can handle, but a warranty may still cover it, and there are ways to check quickly.
News: Apple's iOS 12.2 Public Beta 6 Available for iPhone, Adds New Warranty & AppleCare+ Status in Settings
Right after Apple released iOS 12.2 dev beta 6 on Monday, March 18, it seeded the public beta version. So far, from what we can tell, the sixth beta includes a patch for an Apple Pay issue and yet another update to the "About" page in Settings, this time with a new section for warranty and insurance information.
News: Apple Just Released iOS 12.2 Beta 6 for iPhone to Developers, Adds New 'Warranty Status' in Settings
Apple just released the sixth beta release for iOS 12.2 today, Monday, March 18. Just as expected, the update to the developer version dropped just past 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT), and comes with new changes and features from iOS 12.2 beta 5 and beyond, including a new warranty status in the "About" page in Settings.
If you're reading this, chances are you're a softModder, someone who doesn't let anything stand in his or her way from ultimate customization.
Take a look at this guide on unlocking the 'Warranty Void if Used' achievement on the Xbox 360. The Dead Island achievement involves customizing a weapon in the game using the upgrade bench that allows you to combine two different items in the game to create a better weapon.
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to open the XBox 360 without destroying the warranty sticker. This is particularly handy if you want to play copied games, which requires you to open your XBox. The first thing you want to do is take off the XBox's faceplate. You'll need a hairdryer to heat the warranty sticker so you can peel it off without yielding the void or Microsoft logo.
First of all you have to check the three red lights as shown because it indicates that the Xbox is broken and needs repair immediately. However if you open the Xbox the warranty is invalid and it takes six weeks to get it repaired. So go to eBay and buy the repair kit with printed manual for ten dollars. Remove the top and the bottom covers. It shall make a loud slap and it should be expected. Now use a key to unscrew the top cover and then remove it. Now remove the white color fan part. Now ...
This video will show you how to play PlayStation 1 games on your PlayStation 3 without modding the system. Note, this how-to does require you open up your machine, so if you're still under warranty you may wan to think twice!
This is a video tutorial on how to fix the red ring of death on an Xbox 360 WARNING: Opening a Xbox 360 will void warranty. So this how-to video should really be your last resort on modifying your XBox.
It's been done for ages, but for most of us, "regift" entered our vocabulary after the 98th episode of Seinfeld—"The Label Maker." In this episode, Elaine calls Dr. Whatley (played by Bryan Cranston) a "regifter" after he gives Jerry a label maker—the same label maker that Elaine gave Whatley.
At the moment, the iPad is officially locked to the AT&T network in the USA. If you would like to use your iPad but do not intend on leaving your current mobile carrier, check out this video.
Do you have a Apple Might Mouse? After a few months, you'll notice that your scroll ball probably isn't working anymore. Well, check out this video to get that Apple Mighty Mouse scroll ball up and rolling. This involves a little disassembly, if you're worried about your warranty. There will be some Mighty Mouse cutting involved. But a dirty mouse is a bad one, so why not do what it takes to maneuver on your computer properly?
This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to this guide: Materials, Making the Rings, Weaving the Rings, and Making the shirt.
All you science and astronomy nuts out there, pay attention, this detailed video tutorial series will tell you everything you need to know about using the Meade DS-2000 Series Telescope to ogle the universe.
All you science and astronomy nuts out there, pay attention, this detailed video tutorial series will tell you everything you need to know about using the Meade ETX-AT Series Telescope to ogle the universe.
This video explains the important difference between maintenance work and repair work when it comes to your car or automobile. The speaker in this video is the director of AAA's auto repair service; this offers a degree of authority to the video. This video is part of a series on taking care of your automobile. Maintenance is described to be a regular and scheduled event designed to keep your automobile running properly. Maintenance includes things such as changing your oil. There are two typ...
'Rooting' (also called jailbreaking) will let you install third party software or applications which the manufacturer may not allow (or get rid of apps that you don't want). It will void your phone's warranty, so make sure this is really what you want to do!
Jailbreaking your iPod or iPhone is method of hacking the device so you can then download third party apps onto the phone. This will void your Apple warranty, but if that doesn't bother you, here's how to do it. Make sure you back up your device before trying to jailbreak it! This video also shows you how to reverse a jailbreak.
In this tutorial, learn how to remove and replace the screen on your Nintendo DS Lite handheld game. If you have busted your screen and can't get it fixed under warranty, check out this clip. In it, you will learn how to take apart the device on your own and save a ton of money. Get your games up and running again with this fix.
If you have a problem with the screen on your Nintendo DSi and it is no longer covered under your warranty, check out this clip. Avoid the cost of taking your game to a shop and disassemble it yourself. It's easier than you might think and will save you tons of bucks.
Zacuto Zube Tutorial Use this coupling device in-between a Zacuto male and female threaded rods to securely connect them. After tightening the Allen screw on the Zoupler (Male or Female ), the rods are locked and cannot unwind, creating a rock solid connection.
If you move around a lot, you may notice that you can't play the same DVDs from country to country. The world is separated into different regions, and not all movies will play in all places. There are ways around this security measure, however, if you follow this tutorial.
If your Blu-ray Discs aren't playing properly in your PlayStation 3, then the answer may be as simple as a dirty lens in the Blu-ray Disc drive. Anybody with a few screwdrivers can do this themselves, right at home, no repair costs. But it would void your PS3 warranty, so beware.
So, your Nintendo DS Lite's warranty just expired, and yet you've managed to break one of your LCD screens. Now what? You replace it yourself!
Zacuto Universal Baseplate V3, includes 12-inch rods and works with all cameras. Zacuto's Universal Baseplate allows mounting accessories off the front and the back of the rods. Our new version 3 Universal Baseplate is 22% lighter then Version 1 or 2. The baseplate measurements (excluding rods) are 7 x 4 x 1 ½
You can feel it in your bones. You may die if you don't get this phone. There's just one problem — the price. Suddenly, you come across what seems like manna from heaven. That very device, at a deeply discounted rate, can be yours.
While last year's revelation that Apple slows down iPhones with aging batteries left a bad taste in users' mouths, the company's $29 battery replacement program was a step in the right direction. However, all good things must come to an end; Apple will soon shut down the program, leaving users to pay the full $79 to replace their faulty batteries.
Every once in a while, we find ourselves in a predicament where we need an inexpensive smartphone. Whether we're finally upgrading from that feature phone we held onto too long or we dropped our current smartphone, sometimes we need a quick replacement to get back on track. That's where Android One comes in.
If you've ever wondered how to safely disassemble your Microsoft XBox 360 gaming console for modification, Johnny McKinney of Console Discussions will walk you through the basics. All you need to get started are a T10 Torx screwdriver, a small flathead screwdriver, and an XBox 360 console. Johnny gives you a step-by-step tutorial of which screws to remove, and the order to remove them in. The first step is to remove the sides of the case, as well as the venting grills. After all of the side p...
When the interior of your Xbox overheats, damages to your GPU can occur, resulting in various errors. This video tutorial shows how to fix an Xbox 360 gaming machine that exhibits E74 and Red Ring of Death symptoms. Opening your Xbox 360 voids the warranty, but this method could save you loads of money in the repair department.
In this video by PDA Parts, learn how to take apart and disassemble your Apple iPhone 2G (or, 1st generation iPhone, the same phone). By taking the back off and opening your iPhone, one can replace a broken screen. It is wise to listen to these instructions very carefully, as a small mishap can ruin your phone. Also, it should be noted, by doing this any Apple warranty will be void.
If you're looking to do a bit of hacking for your Nintendo Wii, this video is what you need. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to install the drivekey modchip for the Nintendo Wii easily. This is easy to put in and will help with your gaming experience. But do remember once you've opened up your Nintendo Wii, the warranty might expire, so do so wisely.
Since the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 rivalry began, Sony fans have always turned to one simple feature the PS3 dominates over the 360: Blu-ray. Yes, Xbox took a gamble with HD DVDs and since their demise, the PS3 has dominated in the video department. But of course like any bit of technology, things can break. So if you have a messed up PS3 blu-ray player, this tutorial series may be the answer you are looking for. Find out how to repair or replace a PS3 blu-ray drive laser and mechanism. Rem...
The Sony Playstation 3 is a powerful video game console that can rival any console out there. It has a great collection of video games, can access the internet, and one of the best features is that it plays blu-ray dvds. But of course, like any electronic device, nothing is perfect, and neither is the PS3. In this video tutorial series, you'll find out how to repair the PS3 blu-ray drive laser. Warning: opening up your PS3 may void your warranty and cause more damge to your system. So be care...
Fixing your own electronical equipment can be difficult, but save you quite a bit of money. The bad thing is that once you've opened it up, putting it back together again, can be quite a hassle. Once you've opened it up, you're pretty much on your own. So in this tutorial, find out how to reassemble a Nintendo Wii. Good luck and remember that opening your Wii, may have voided your warranty. Enjoy!
The Swiss army knife has a lifetime warranty and is the brand that MacGuyver used in his series so you know that it's good. The keychain side of the knife contains a bottle opener while the other side contains a can opener with a sharp cutting edge. The bottle opener has a flathead screwdriver on its top. You can use it to open bottles of ale when traveling through Europe by using a leverage technique. The top should then easily come off of your desired bottled beverage.
In this video tutorial, learn how to open & take the back off the iPhone 2G. This shows how to crack open the iPhone 2G case, specifically to hardware flash the radio by shorting the test point. This was considered the first hack freeing the iPhone 2G from its simlock.
This tutorial adds to the drums and it will probably help your drum kit. All you need is 4-6 nickels and some tape. This will not void your warranty. This is more of a Mod than a repair, but it basically fixes randomly missed notes when you swear you hit it exactly right. Make sure the coins are completely fastened down. Rock Band is the interactive game that allows you to use to play along with music and songs using the controllers of drum kit, microphone and guitars.
This video tutorial will show you how to take apart your iPod Touch (iTouch) for repair and screen removal. Why? Because it's probably broken, that's why. Disassemble Apple's iPod Touch to replace the touchscreen, replace the battery, or do other minor repairs. Be warned that this tinkering will void your warranty, so maybe don't start messing around until it's your last resort. Check out this instructional video and learn how to take apart an iPod Touch for repairs.