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Victory: HTC will no longer lock the bootloader on their devices

3 years ago 40

Congratulations, Android community, you’ve done it. After the huge backlash that HTC got from locking the EVO 3D’s bootloader, the company seems to have gotten the message. HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, took to Facebook to let us know that they’re truly sorry and that they won’t do it again. Specifically, Chou said:

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 ChouCEO of HTC

It’s okay, HTC, we forgive you. How do you guys feel about this news? Will you consider buying an HTC device even more now? We’d like to know. Meanwhile, Hip hip hooray! Score one for the Android community. [1]


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