Select HTC phones to get unlocked bootloaders starting in August

Select HTC phones to get unlocked bootloaders starting in August
HTC made a bit of a splash late Sunday night with an announcement on their official Facebook page that a few select devices will have their bootloaders unlocked via a two-part over-the-air update.

Owners of the global HTC Sensation, the HTC Evo 3D for Sprint and the HTC Sensation 4G for T-Mobile will be the first to get the two-part update starting in August. The first part of the update is considered a maintenance release which more or less will prepare each device for the major update.

Part two will be the actual unlocking tool which will finish sometime in September, making this update a little bit of a dragged out process. The biggest hurdle of course is what the carriers will do. Will Sprint and T-Mobile allow devices with unlocked bootloaders on their network? That remains to be seen.

HTC not only made it clear that other devices will receive this update sometime down the road, but we can all expect to see devices shipping with unlocked bootloaders in the near future. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: HTC Facebook page via Engadget


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