HTC officially unlocks Android bootloaders

By: t-marco May 27th, 2011

HTC had a policy of locking the Android bootloaders for its Thunderbolt, Incredible S, Sensation and EVO 3D, but the company’s policy of locking bootloaders is gone.¬† This is the Facebook post form HTC page:

“There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we’ve listened. Today, I’m confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience.”


Source  Facebook

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9 Responses to “HTC officially unlocks Android bootloaders”

  1. J_Corcione on May 27th, 2011 8:21 am

    Pardon my ignorance here, I have rooted my phone and such but what is the significance of this move? what does the end user gain?? what impact does this have?

  2. iikon_69 on May 27th, 2011 10:01 am

    This means we dont have to wait for Dev’s to find a way to root our phones. They are now unlocked so right out of the box we can provide custom roms for them.

  3. J_Corcione on May 27th, 2011 10:30 am

    That is awesome! Thanks for the update.

  4. chel87 on May 27th, 2011 12:49 pm


    lots of petition worked!!!!!!

  5. Lonchik on May 27th, 2011 3:28 pm

    Does this apply only to future sold phones, or will the have an update to existing phones as well? I.e. I got my EVO back in Feb – would I have a way of “officially” unlocking my phone?

  6. wa2tqi on May 27th, 2011 4:10 pm

    So what do you have to do if you already have a phone to get this unlock?

  7. Raech on May 28th, 2011 7:41 am

    But what does this mean for those who already own an HTC like the EVO?

  8. damanjg78 on May 31st, 2011 5:13 pm

    I actually sent them an email and got reply from them. HTC was being flooded on their fb page. Glad they listened.

  9. pb4568 on June 1st, 2011 9:31 am

    So will they apply this retro-actively?

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