HTC EVO 4G and T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide now supported by HTC's official bootloader unlock

HTC EVO 4G and T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide now supported by HTC's official bootloader unlock
Ever since HTC announced that they would unlock the bootloader on certain devices, a number of HTC models have received the update required to perform the task. Unlocking the bootloader allows the phone's user to "root" the device and add custom ROMs to the phone. Today, two more models have been added to the list of those devices made by the Taiwan based manufacturer that can have the bootloader unlocked. The pair are the HTC EVO 4G and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide.

If you know what you're doing, the process is easy to follow although there is one major drawback. Despite HTC's role in allowing you to unlock the bootloader, doing so will void the warranty on your phone in some situations. If you are not 100% sure that you understand the risks and the procedure involved, you might be better off leaving you smartphone exactly as is.

To begin the unlocking process, head over to the sourcelink where next to the warnings you will find a button that says "Begin Unlock Bootloader". From that point on, you will follow the directions which will take you on the journey seen in the diagram below. Once you are done, you have opened up your HTC phone to a new world of personalization.

If you are an owner of the HTC EVO 4G or the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide and you have unlocked the bootloader on either device, let us know how it's working out for you by dropping us a comment in the box below!

source: HTC via AndroidCentral


Related phones

EVO 4G
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)
myTouch 4G Slide
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1520 mAh(9.00h talk time)

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3 Comments

1. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

who cares. evo has been rooted and theres probably over 75 roms for it now

2. seeds

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 13, 2011

to long htc... i just switch to other brand

3. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

I originally liked the HTC Vivid. But with a locked Bootloader, I returned it for the SGSII Skyrocket.

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