First World Problem of the DayWhat do you mean there's no way to unlock the bootloader without wiping all the data off the phone? What are we, savages?+Vita Haake Porobil
's phone (OnePlus One) has had ongoing radio/modem problems since she updated to CyanogenMod 12.1 last week. It's affected her data connection, her ability to send and receive phone calls and SMS messages, and it's been sapping her battery life.
The solution, of course, is to flash "new" firmware to control the connection (which is actually the firmware from before the update). And to do that, you need to unlock the bootloader of the phone. (This was a surprise to me, because the OnePlus One default bootloader actually gives you the option to flash files - it's just that none of them work.)
And of course, there's no way to unlock the bootloader without completely wiping all the data from the device. Way to go, +OnePlus
! Clean kill! It's especially frustrating to have to deal with all this because Vita is near the end of her pregnancy, and we need to be able to leave the house at a moment's notice, preferably with the devices we use to keep in touch with people still functioning.
So, here I go down the phone mod rabbit hole again, because yet another handset manufacturer has effectively ruined their own product... Wish me luck.