There has been quite a turn-around of the events courtesy of the popular smartphone maker HTC. We used to see many devices from HTC that came pre-loaded with locked bootloaders. Users were really not happy with that at all as it was quite a pain in many cases to bypass and unlock these boot loaders. But now it seems that company has finally listened to the customer demands and HTC CEO Peter Chou has announced at the company Facebook page that in the future all the HTC devices will come with unlocked boot loaders! This an announcement with quite a lot of significance. I hope that other manufacturers will also follow on their footsteps. It may also mean that newly manufactured HTC Sensation handsets will come with unlocked boot loaders as well. Because as I know, currently available HTC Sensation handsets have a locked bootloader, probably because they were manufactured before this announcement.
Here is the actual message from the Peter Chou on Facebook:
"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
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