Jan 17 AT 11:26 AM Nick Gray 23 Comments

Six more HTC phones get unlocked bootloaders thanks to HTC Dev


Less than two weeks after unlocking bootloaders for five of their Android powered phones, the HTC Dev team has added bootloader unlock support for six more phones. The latest handsets to gain official bootloader unlock support include the HTC ChaCha, Status, Incredible, Desire Z, Aria and T-Mobile G2. This latest wave from the HTC Dev team brings the total count of unlockable phones to 28. If HTC Dev can keep up this pace, they may be able to unlock all HTC’s Android phones within the next few months.

Don’t forget that using HTC’s official unlock tool carries the same (if not more) risks as rooting and unlocking your phone with tools created by the Android development community. Just make sure you follow the instructions and ask other people for help if you’re not exactly sure what you’re doing.

We know a few of you have used the official HTC Dev bootloader unlocker. Would you recommend going with HTC’s tool, or do you think tools from the development community are just as good and reliable?

Via: HTC Source

Source: HTC Dev

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • spazby

    Way to go HTC

    • Jeff Pan

      True! Now if they concentrate on making fewer and smarter phones, they sure can match Samsung in US.

      They also need to come up with a flagship device like Samsung Galaxy.

    • honourbound68

      nod. hopefully they’ll keep going on this direction with future phones/tabs. or maybe take a page from Asus for quicker software upgrades.

      • WlfHart

        Fewer phones will hopefully make that happen! Props to HTC.

  • Slith

    Thunderbolt yet? I’ll try the HTC as I just dropped the phone last night and am ready for my Nexus!

  • http://midweststitch.com ajonrichards

    Should I run this, even though my bootloader was already unlocked by the unrEVOked app?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      If you’ve already unlocked your phone with another tool, I wouldn’t recommend using HTC’s tool.

  • http://pixelswim.com Steve Heinrich

    The more the merrier! Don’t have an HTC but I would definitely use this tool. Makes life easier for those HTC-ers that want to root their phone. This is a good bandwagon to be on… I’m looking at you other manufacturers.

    • moelsen8

      *cough* motorola *cough*

  • ageesaman

    Is unlocking the bootloader and rooting the phone the same thing or is there a difference?

  • Jaime Diego

    @ageesaman – unlocking your bootloader is the same as s-offing. However rooting is installing the custom firmware after you unlock your bootloader. So is there a difference?…YES there’s a huge difference lmbo

    • bigbadbutcher

      Umm those are different too cause I can’t get s-off but I have an unlocked bootloader

      • Jezza

        Me too. Frustrating the hell out of me

  • Danny Calderon

    Now if they can do the MT4G next round

  • Nathan D.

    Nice going unlock team keep them coming. :-)

  • Hall Lo

    My G2 is on the list! Finally! But oh well i unlocked it long time ago already :)

  • Dazza

    Hold on a minute – do you have to pay for this or is it free? I’ve got an HTC Hero that I’m thinking of unlocking but thought I’d do it from here http://www.mobileunlocked.co.uk/htc/

    Advice much appreciated.

  • Chris

    After the phone is unlocked can it be used on any network

  • john o

    I need help on how I can unlock my htc phone

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    How to down grade wildfire A3333 buzz bootloader. Anybody can help….Tq Regard. Maverick

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