Owners of the new HTC flagship devices have been quite upset with the Taiwan-based manufacturer. A promise is a promise. While HTC states it is working hard to stay true to its word, both the HTC EVO 3D and the HTC Sensation have been released with a locked bootloader. These devices continue to have a chained bootloader, and the rooting community is not pleased with this.
The wait has been long, and HTC has finally decided to give us an update on this topic. Rejoice, HTC users and developers! HTC has just announced (via their Facebook page) that an OTA update is to come by late August, thereby bringing the unlocked goodness everyone’s been begging for!
We wanted to provide an update on HTC’s progress with bringing bootloader unlocking to our newest phones. We know how excited some of you are for this capability, and we’ve put significant resources behind making this change as soon as possible. While we wish we could flip a simple switch and unlock all bootloaders across our device portfolio, this is actually a complex challenge that requires a new software build and extensive testing to deliver the best possible customer experience.
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.
HTC continues its commitment to unlocking bootloaders and supporting the developer community. Because of the importance of this community to us, please expect an update on this about every few weeks as we make progress toward launch. Thank you for your patience and continued support!HTCFacebook
As you can see, everything should be up and running by early September. Are you guys looking forward to this? How many of you actually care about the locked bootloader?