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HTC adds Verizon and AT&T devices to bootloader unlock tool

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HTC adds Verizon and AT&T devices to bootloader unlock tool
HTC is continuing the push forward in its promise to allow bootloaders on all its devices to be unlocked. Yesterday, it added the EVO 4G and myTouch 4G Slide to its bootloader unlocking tool, and today HTCDev posted a note saying that all devices released after September 2011 are now supported by the unlocking tool.

The reports had started because an xda member named nightwings had found that the unlocking tool successfully unlocked his HTC Rezound, and users in the HTC Vivid forum were also reporting success in unlocking their devices. More tests found that the HTC Thunderbolt and HTC Rhyme could be unlocked even though the HTCDev tool didn't officially list them.

The list should be updated soon, but if you're looking to unlock the bootloader on a newer HTC device, it is looking like it's possible. HTCDev said the team is still working on adding compatibility for older phones.

source: xda-developers


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posted on 28 Dec 2011, 18:34 2

1. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


now that's big news.

posted on 28 Dec 2011, 19:01 1

2. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Cool!! Looking forward to Moto unlock the BL on the RAZR.

posted on 28 Dec 2011, 19:41 1

4. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


unblockING

posted on 28 Dec 2011, 19:17

3. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


To people doing this remember: Unlocking isn't rooting. HTC has made it harder to flash a ROM. With my vanilla Samsung Transform, I could root and flash a ROM in a few minutes. Now I have to unlock, root, then do a whole different task to flash a ROM. If you think you want to root and have a HTC that they might unlock the bootloader, do it soon. Its better to do a Revolution root then HTC unlock

posted on 28 Dec 2011, 19:44

5. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yeah, reminds me of when I was flashing on my Win 6.5 phone.

posted on 28 Dec 2011, 20:20

6. VinCrel (Posts: 39; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)


wait, what's the difference of unlocking and rooting?

posted on 28 Dec 2011, 20:43

7. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Rooting gives you root permissions, which lets you use rooted fun stuff like free wifi-tether, ROMs, titanium backup, LCD Density changer and so on and so forth. I'm not quite sure what the difference is from unlocked and stock yet, and I have an "unlocked" Evo 3D

posted on 28 Dec 2011, 21:16 1

8. markreif (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


check out

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/htc-rezound-development/190786-how-unlock-rezounds-bootloader-htcdev-com.html

then check out

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/htc-rezound-development/190811-how-permanently-root-rezound-post-bootloader-unlock-windows.html

following the links above you can get permanent root only after unlocking otherwise we're stuck with temp root.

posted on 28 Dec 2011, 21:22

9. markreif (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


ps previous post is for the Rezound ......

posted on 29 Dec 2011, 05:39

10. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


I'm pretty sure there's something different about this "bootloader unlock" that HTC is claiming.

I was pretty sure that it doesn't allow flashing radio.img and flashing hboots, and I think that it might be that an unsigned kernel isn't allowed. Not too sure about it though.

posted on 29 Dec 2011, 08:36

11. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


please unlock the bootload for gsm wildfire s model a510e

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