HTC to Incredible S Users: NO ROOT FOR YOU!

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Engadget is reporting this morning that the AndIRC team that has had some experience exposing the Thunderbolts locked bootloader and creating the root process has also identified the same lockout code in the Incredible S (which for us here in the States is probably going to be the Incredible 2).

Could this be a sign of things to come with HTC handsets?  Are they going to go the way Motorola has with their locked bootloaders?  Time will tell but this certainly does not bode well.  More info as it comes in.

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12 Comments

  1. Maggie Leber
    March 24, 14:27 Reply

    HTC are the guys who agreed to pay MSFT licence fees for Android, too. No wonder Google phones are made by Samsung now.

  2. Jamerson90
    March 24, 15:03 Reply

    I saw this coming with the G2 (the last HTC phone released before the thunderbolt). They don’t care about the rooting community at all

  3. Daniel Chang
    March 24, 15:37 Reply

    It’s Verizon requesting the locked bootloader like it was with T-Mo’s G2.

    I sure hope Sprint doesn’t request the Evo 3D to be locked.

    • Chuck Falzone
      March 24, 19:05 Reply

      This isn’t the Verizon version, tho. It’s the unlocked GSM version for international markets.

  4. Johnathan DeJohnette
    March 24, 23:51 Reply

    I was for sure the HTC had a deal with some of the modders because their phones normally get rooted on day 1 but i guess not…..Now the door is open if anybody comes out with a rootable phone with ok specs. then im sure it will sell.

  5. techno-update
    March 25, 02:23 Reply

    Feel so bad for all you owners. I have my Droid incredible rooted and it adds so much more. Maybe despite the odds they will root it.

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