It was back in June that we first reported on HTC decision to finally acknowledge the overwhelming desire by the users to get their hands on HTC mobile devices with the unlocked bootloaders as they announced the support for unlocked bootloaders for their mobile devices. Its particularly desirable for the novice users that are not much familiar with the art of doing all fancy tricks to do the unlocking and root their devices. Since then we didn’t hear much but now there is an update on the HTC Facebook fan page!
This update confirms the HTC’s intention to support the unlocked bootloaders on their devices, further it has been clarified that new devices will still ship with the locked boot loaders but users will be able to initiate a procedure through a web based tool to unlock the bootloaders. This will require valid user email address and device specific token to unlock the boot loader on the user consent. Note although this will be an officially supported procedure by HTC but may still void parts of the warranty of the phone.
The first unlocks will be offered for the HTC Sensation (current HTC flagship device) and later on followed by the unlock for the HTC EVO 3D and other devices. Before the web based tool goes live there will be a software update that will follow and prepare the existing devices to be unlocked with the web based tool.
Here is part of the excerpt from the HTC Facebook page:
So how will this work? The Web tool, which will launch this month, requires that you register an account with a valid e-mail address and accept legal disclaimers that unlocking may void all or parts of your warranty. Then plug in your phone to a computer with the Android SDK loaded to retrieve a device identifier token, which you can then enter into the Web tool to receive a unique unlock key via e-mail. Finally, apply the key to your device and unlocking will be initiated on your phone.
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