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

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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11 Comments

1. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

now that's big news.

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

unblockING

3. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 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: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

6. VinCrel

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

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

7. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 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: Dec 01, 2011

9. markreif

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

10. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 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: Oct 13, 2011

please unlock the bootload for gsm wildfire s model a510e

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