Sony has officially enabled enthusiasts to unlock the bootloaders on Xperia smartphones, but doing so on a Z3 is reducing the camera image quality due to the removal of certain files.
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Rooting your shiny new Sony Xperia Z1 will have to wait, at least if you value the functionality of the 20.7 Mpx onboard camera. Sony warns that doing so renders it useless.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has an unlocked bootloader on all carriers except Verizon. Today the company announced that they will sell the "Developer Edition" of the GS3 that is unlocked.
HTC has released its web-based bootloader unlocking tool today. HTC said that after listening to user feedback, they have decided to allow the bootloader to be unlocked for new 2011 devices