HTC: Unlocked Bootloaders for EVO 3D, Sensation Expected by September

HTC has taken to Facebook to announce that they have taken one step closer to unlocking the bootloaders for their new Sensation 4G (T-Mobile) and EVO 3D (Sprint).  According to the handset maker, they are currently in the process of testing the system out, hoping to have it ready for September.

We’re thrilled to announce today that software updates to support bootloader unlocking will begin rolling out in August for the global HTC Sensation, followed by the HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile USA and the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint. We’re in the testing phase for the unlocking capability now, and we expect it to be fully operational by early September for devices that have received the software updates. We’ll continue rolling out the unlocking capability over time to other devices as part of maintenance releases and new shipments.

The issue of bootloaders may not matter to many Android users, but it’s really important to those that care.  We’ll be really happy once HTC gets out in front of the situation and starts to show other device makers how much good will is behind such a move.  It certainly won’t hurt their growth!

Via: DroidMatters

Thanks for the heads up, zack!

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  2. Thetunicakid
    July 11, 06:25 Reply

    HTC rules! I was hoping due to the fact im a rom flash addict it could be done sooner, but i do understand that from htc side of it this is prolly easier said than done. I think the way they have handled it and the speed in which they responded to this matter giving us progress reports on it are first class. Well done htc. Ive still got that comment ringing in my head from moto saying if you dont like it dont buy it.

  3. Blabla
    July 12, 18:23 Reply

    I don’t think it’ll matter that much. By the time they release it, Nexus 3 will be coming , hopefully fully unlocked OEM anrdoid 3.0. I was dissapointed by the Sensation 4g locked boot loader I’m keeping my Google N1 until cristmas :)    Don’t fix what’s not broken.  

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