Bootloader for AT&T Branded HTC One is unlocked
The HTC Dev site will unlock your bootloader and the process to do it is basically the same as it is for the international version of the HTC One.
Thankfully, for those that like to dig deep into their gadgets, you will not have to look too hard to get into your phone (unlike the work that has gone into some Motorola products). A couple of side-effects of getting into the bootloader is that all the data on your device will be erased, and a couple included apps are removed as well, like Calculator, Flashlight, Sound Recorder and Ringtone Trimmer.
The only tangible consequence of that is that the HTC One will no longer be able to receive OTA updates. However, for most that like to do this kind of tinkering with their devices, this will not pose much of an issue.
sources: XDA Developers via Android Central
AT&T HTC One bootloader unlocked
1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 761; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Cool... Will the At&t One work with T-mobile?
2. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
OMG yes yes. nerdgasm. i just post my S3 on ebay. i cant wait now.
4. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Just get an s4 and make it "premium" Exynos 5 > snapdragon 600 any day.
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5. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
whats your problem, if someone wants a HTC let them. stop trying to shove samsung down everyones throat you fanboy
7. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
I used an HTC One, its a good looking phone with disappointing software. Not a fanboy, I just go with the best specs don't like the s4 (international) is more powerful by enough to choose it over the HTC One. The only problem with the s4 is its Samsung didn't spend a few extra $ to make it metal. Aluminium is not a "premium" metal it is cheap just like the polycarbonate used on the s4, except its easier to scratch, dent and aluminium is a great way to make your phone overheat.
9. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
You people do understand that the HTC One runs very hot right? I used one, after 5 minutes of playing Dead Trigger, it than became to hot to hold in my hand comfortably and the game started lagging from thorttling. Thanks Aluminium, one of the best heat conductors/insulators around. The phone was on max brightness and running out of powersaving mode. Also poor battery life when playing 3d games.
11. Hemlocke (unregistered)
That's terrible, and it sounds like EVERY other phone on the market. You know what else gets hot after 5-10 minutes of hard usage? Consoles, laptops, towers, cars, and horses. You should either A: Avoid everything, or B: Don't buy a phone expecting a full-on gaming rig.
17. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
The only other phone I know of with overheating problems is the nexus 4. The one was overheating so bad originally that the final had to have a copper layer added to help delay the overheating. The software also force closes stuff you back ground so the cpu stays at minimal usage. They should of not used aluminum for the body, stupid idea, they were just too cheap to actually use something else.
20. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
HDshatter qualcomm make the coolest processor just check this
6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
he didn't have to change the CID or anything?
i know the Droid DNA is currently completely locked down if you're on the current software with no root or anything. at least with Motorola devices development can proceed and root access attained even with the devices being locked down but since the DNA was able to be unlocked so soon development went full force with that knowledge and if you're someone that took the OTA, who got a replacement or just recently got a DNA then you're completely blocked out. hope that doesn't happen here.
16. true1984 (Posts: 593; Member since: 23 May 2012)
Well since the One isn't coming out on Verizon, I doubt it
12. Hemlocke (unregistered)
I preordered mine today because nobody is selling them yet in my town.
14. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1958; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Awesome!!!! Now the wait, till they start selling them :-D