HTC adds Verizon and AT&T devices to bootloader unlock 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.
2. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Cool!! Looking forward to Moto unlock the BL on the RAZR.
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
5. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Yeah, reminds me of when I was flashing on my Win 6.5 phone.
6. VinCrel (Posts: 39; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)
wait, what's the difference of unlocking and rooting?
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
8. markreif (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
then check out
following the links above you can get permanent root only after unlocking otherwise we're stuck with temp root.
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.
11. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
please unlock the bootload for gsm wildfire s model a510e