HTC made a very big announcement today pertaining to those that love to customize their phones inside and out despite the security restraints.
HTC said via a post on Facebook that they will no longer lock bootloaders anymore. Here is the full quote for your convience:
“There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we’ve listened. Today, I’m confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience, Peter Chou, CEO of HTC.”
Hopefully this update will pertain to older devices as well and not just future devices. Big props to HTC for actually listening to customer’s complaints and stepping towards a more open approach on the Android platform. The HTC Sensation 4G will be even more awesome now that its that much easier to customize to your liking.
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