After much public outcry, HTC has acknowledged that their locked bootloader policy may need to be revised. The announcement came via HTC’s Facebook page, stating that they will be taking a second look at the bootloader policy since they want to ensure users have a great experience with their handsets.
With companies like SONY Ericsson and Samsung turning their focus in the direction of the development community and even offering tools and instructions on how to unlock their Android phones, HTC’s new policy on locking down their phones comes off as being archaic and could certainly hurt them in the long run.
Thanks so much for providing feedback, we hear your concerns. Your satisfaction is a top priority for us and we’re working hard to ensure you have great experiences with our phones. We’re reviewing the issue and our policy around bootloaders and will provide more information soon. Thank you for your interest, support and willingness to share your feedback.HTCvia Facebook
We’re certainly happy that HTC is listening to their customers, but there is no guarantee that HTC will be changing things any time soon. How many of you would reconsider the HTC Sensation or HTC EVO 3D if HTC decides not to ship these phones with unlocked bootloaders?