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HTC Will Unlock The Bootloaders on Its Android Devices

HTC finally gets it. The Taiwanese company will no longer lock the bootloaders on its Android devices. Rooting and flashing will be available to all. This news comes straight from CEO Peter Chou who made the following statement,

"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


He said it on Facebook so it has to be true. [Via BGR]

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I don't know why the carriers were so against it anyway. The rooting community is likely the least bothersome of all cellular customers. Just give us our phones, give us our network and leave us the hell alone. Thanks, HTC. Moto's turn now. Sammy, I gave you shit in the past, but you have always had your bootloaders unlocked. You're a honey badger, you don't give a shit.


A rooted Evo with Android 2.3.3 courtesy of Cyanogen