Apr 16 AT 3:49 PM Nick Gray 21 Comments

HTC One news roundup: unlockable bootloaders, supply issue improvements and more

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The HTC One is still a few days away from making its US debut on April 19, so it should come as no surprise that there’s lots of news to go around. Rather than bombard you with a half dozen news stories, we’ve decided to consolidate them all into a single post.

AT&T HTC One unlockable bootloader

The bootloader on the AT&T HTC One was expected to be locked down, but a few who have managed to get the phone early have found that the official HTCDev bootloader unlock tool seems to be working just fine. If you’re planning to purchase the AT&T HTC One and unlock the bootloader, we suggest you run the process as soon as you receive your phone. HTC has made it clear that the bootloader on the AT&T HTC One will not be able to be unlocked. We believe that to mean the HTCDev bootloader unlock tool will be updated in the next few days, so that it can properly identify AT&T’s variant of the HTC One.

HTC One supply issue “significantly improved”

According to  J.P. Morgan Securities, “new vendor qualification, technology transfer and volume increase” could soon solve the HTC One shortage issues that have kept HTC from releasing the device on a global scale. Supply shortages “significantly improved in the last two weeks,” and J.P. Morgan expects production to increase from 300,000 in March to 1.2 million units in April and over 2 million units in May.

HTC One Developer Edition and SIM unlocked model pre-orders back up

If you thought you missed your chance to pre-order the HTC One Developer Edition or SIM unlocked model, we have good news. HTC has increased its pre-order allotment of both phones, giving you the opportunity to reserve one for yourself. Unfortunately, there is a down side. The second wave of pre-orders is not expected to be in stock until April 24, five whole days after the first wave of pre-orders is expected to ship.

We’re sure that there will be quite a bit more HTC One news in the days leading up to the US launch, so be sure to check back in. We know you guys are excited to get your hands on the HTC One, but do you think there’s enough consumer awareness to make the HTC One a commercial hit?

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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