While the HTC One X has been a hit with consumers and tech enthusiasts alike there has been one thorn in the paw of this lion of a phone. That’s the fact that AT&T has the device’s bootloader locked. This potential slap in the face to HTC’s unlocked bootloader policy has caused an uproar and enough of one that HTC made an official statement the other day. Some of the worry has transferred over to the HTC EVO 4G LTE offered by Sprint. Well folks you have little to worry about as it appears that HTC’s bootloader unlock tool supports the unlocking of this device. This is a potentially good sign for those who want to root their device.
While HTC does allow the unlocking of the EVO 4G LTE, it does not in fact grant S-Off. This means that you can’t flash a ROM, kernel, etc. in recovery but have to use a PC work around to do such things. Sorry folks. You will still have to wait to do those things, but it’s good news as its a step closer into that direction. So while you may not be able to flash one of the CM 9 nightlies easily just yet, chances are sometime soon you will be able to. If you’re interested in reading more on this device you can check out our initial hands on review right here. Enjoy!
Here’s an announcement that always brings a smile to my face. The wonderful folks over at HTC have just added yet again some new devices to their line-up of handsets with unlockable bootloaders.
We’ve added more devices to the bootloader unlocking tool on HTCdev, including the HTC Hero, Legend, Droid Eris, myTouch 3G, and myTouch 4G.
Time to unleash your brilliance. HTC is constantly pushing to create the ultimate experience for developers. Now you can access the tools you need to make great things happen. OpenSense SDK. HTC Sense…
So, what are you waiting for? Hit the source link and get your booty unlocking party on. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Feel free as well to hit up our new forums with any questions or issues you might have on a specific device.
HTC has been on a quest if you will, to further support the development community by bringing the ability to unlock your phone’s bootloader. In my opinion this is a quest that more phone manufacturers should join (hint, hint Motorola). Well if you were one of the lucky ones to purchase an HTC phone after September of last year then chances are your bootloader is unlocked and if you weren’t and are stuck with an older model, fret not, as HTC is showing some love to their older devices. Yesterday the HTCdev Twitter Account announced that the Desire HD, other Desire models and both the Wildfire and Wildfire S now have Bootloader Unlock support.
As you know, unlocking your bootloader and all related problems are at your own risk as unlocking your bootloader voids your warranty. If you are up for an upgrade or are ready for a new phone I recommend the HTC Rezound as it’s now only $199.99 on 2-year contract and as HTC announced, the bootloader is unlockable leading to some pretty awesome ROMs and MODs down the road. If you don’t have Bootloader Unlock support yet keep looking on the HTCdev site because eventually your phone may see this support. Enjoy!
Great news coming out of the HTC camp today as they updated the HTCDev website confirming more devices are officially able to be unlocked. Today’s update is as follows:
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.
Word has it that although the HTC Vivid and HTC Rezound are not on the ‘official’ list, they are still able to be unlocked using the web tool. If you own any newer HTC device and are wanting to unlock its boot loader, it might be worth your while giving the web tool a try. If you have any luck, let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to tell us what device you are using. Thanks!
[via Android Central]
The list over at HTCDev.com just keeps getting longer and longer doesn’t it? Well, though technically the HTC Rezound hasn’t officially made the list yet, it’s being reported that the same method and tools work just the same to unlock the Rezound’s bootloader. You’ll be left with “S-ON” afterwards, but it appears to most that this is how it’s left anyway after normally unlocking it with these tools. As stated above, the Rezound is not listed yet on the site, but if you follow the instructions to a “T”, you should be golden. Enjoy and hit the source link to get started.
[via XDA & RootzWiki]
A while back HTC made a promise saying that they would begin to offer the online ability to unlock bootloaders of HTC devices. While they have been slow to increase the number of unlockable devices, HTC is keeping true to their word and has added the EVO View 4G and myTouch 4G Slide to the list. If you are the owner of either of these phones and have been dying for an easy way to unlock the bootloader, your in luck! You can now head over to the HTCDev website to get your unlock on.
[via Android Central]
Do you have a variation of the HTC Sensation that has not been added to the list of approved devices for the HTCDev bootloader unlocking tool? We have good news for you because HTC has added a few more variations, including the T-Mobile version, as well as Turkey, Arabic, and Bouygues Telecom versions.
Recently HTC started locking their devices only to later announce that they will allow users to unlock them. Everyone rejoiced, but is it what everyone expected?
They recently started allowing users to unlock the Sensation and EVO 3D bootloader through the HTCDev tool, but they are not granting S-off status. which unlocks the ability to flash things like radios and hboot versions.
HTC’s method gives you the ability to flash a modified version of a custom recovery, which will let you flash the files needed to root your phone. Of course you will be able to run apps that require root and have read/write permissions. If that is all you wanted to do than HTC’s method is great.
If you think you want to do more, it might make sense to wait. It is possible that the development community will figure out how to flash ROMs using HTC’s tool, and there might be a chance the boot partition can be flashed. Since HTC has made it impossible to go back after using their tool, you should wait and see what lies ahead.
There are also rumors that HTC will eventually give S-Off status, but that is completely unknown. Stay tuned.
Following the Sensation 4G in Europe, now owners of the EVO 3D on Sprint can join the party and unlock their bootloaders via the HTCDev website tool. You can head over to the HTCDev site and get started by the source link below. Remember, running this tool will void your warranty, so proceed with caution. It also appears the HTC Sensation 4G from T-Mobile is listed on the site too, however, it’s grayed out. Keep checking back with us and we’ll let you know when it’s live! HTC deserves a big applause for this so let’s give it up for them. Hit us up in the comments and let us know if you’re excited!
That time is rapidly approaching folks and as promised
, the moment you’ve all been banging on HTC’s door for is here. The Bootloader Unlock page has gone live over at the HTCDev
site and first up on the list, the European version of the HTC Sensation.
HTC is committed to listening to users and delivering customer satisfaction. We have heard your voice and starting now, we will allow our bootloader to be unlocked for 2011 models going forward. We plan on releasing the updates that will allow you to unlock your bootloader in the coming months, please keep an eye on this website for more details on which devices will be adding this feature. We are extremely pleased to see the energy and enthusiasm from our fans and loyal customers, and we are excited to see what you are capable of. HTC eagerly anticipates your innovations.
When you see the words “Are you sure you wish to continue? You are about to start the process of unlocking your device. Unlocking your device allows you to install custom Operating Systems (“OS”) onto your device.“ Be sure to hit the ‘hellz yeah!” button. It’s been a long time in the making, but what’s important is that HTC heard us and is delivering. If you’re a Sensation owner in Europe and ready to take the plunge, you can head on over to the HTCDev site to get started via the source link. The directions are simple and easy to execute and it appears that support for other devices like the HTC Evo 3D are currently in the works. We too look forward to seeing what innovation comes out of this. HTC, we both thank and applaud you.