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HTC has delivered on its bootloader promise, all devices after September 2011 are unlockable

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HTC has delivered on its bootloader promise, all devices after September 2011 are unlockable
HTC CEO Peter Chou promised that his company's smartphones will all be shipping with unlocked bootloaders, making it easier to tweak and improve on the devices, and he seems to have delivered on that. 

XDA member Nightwing was working some alchemy with his HTC Rezound phone, and found out that Peter Chou is a man of his word. When queried, HTCDev, the specialized site HTC set for all things developer and bootloader-y, posted the following comment:

All HTC Android devices launched after September 2011, are unlockable. The website will be updated accordingly to reflect this in the coming weeks. We continue to work on models launched prior to, September 2011. Please check back often for the status of older devices.

The list of currently supported HTC devices is in the source link for HTCDev below, so you can check your gear, and apply the unlock if you are so inclined.

source: HTCDev via AndroidGuys

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posted on 04 Jan 2012, 08:41

1. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


While I'm glad they unlocked the Rezound and other phones, it'd be nice if they'd just follow Samsung and LG and not encrypt them at all and make them easier to unlock.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 11:33

2. beatsandmelody (Posts: 109; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


This is old news. Didn't PA post something about this last week?

And before the Rezound was listed, someone on XDA already discovered that getting an unlock key for the Sensation also worked on the Rezound.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 12:35

3. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Now all we need is ICS and Sense 4.0 on our current devices.

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