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”
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?