HTC makes good on promise, all future devices to be unlockable

HTC makes good on promise, all future devices to be unlockable

Peter Chou has made good on his word to no longer lock the bootloaders of HTC Android phones. It was noticed by XDA member Nightwing, while tweaking an HTC Rezound.

Upon being questioned, HTCDev posted the following message, reassuring users of their commitment to an open Android experience:

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.

So without further ado, we advise anyone with an HTC device to head over to HTCDev, and see if your device is unlockable. HTC is sure to please many users with this move. With the ability to unlock bootloaders under their belts, Android developers can get to making custom ROMs and mods much quicker for newer devices.

Do you think HTC made the right move here? What other OEMs would you like to see follow suit? Let us know by leaving a comment below!


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  1. Anonymous
    January 04, 04:07 Reply

    This is great news. I think I’ll pick HTC as my next device. I’m currently using an SGS2 but Samsung dropping support on the SGS1 paints a fairly clear picture that they do not care about supporting their customers. I’d rather go with a manufacturer that offers much better support.

  2. Trob6969
    January 28, 19:01 Reply

    Htc is always the first smartphone manufacturer to release new hardware tech to the market AND the company vows to ship ONLY phones with unlocked bootloaders! Htc, i’m with you!

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