Verizon has finally tightened the screws on the HTC One as the bootloader of the smartphone cannot be unlocked anymore. This comes a day after we reported on the Verizon HTC One having an unlockable bootloader through HTCdev. We were beginning to wonder if Verizon was deliberately leaving it unlockable, but that’s clearly not the case.
So if you didn’t unlock the bootloader of your shiny new Verizon HTC One yesterday, you probably won’t be able to do it anytime soon. Verizon has historically been against customization and the development community as it usually doesn’t allow for bootloaders being unlocked easily.
This pretty much leaves the door open for a developer edition HTC One to arrive from Verizon which comes with all the essential tools to play around with the bootloader. Verizon has received a lot of flak for being so stringent with its regulations and today won’t be an exception. The smartphone can be snatched up for $199.99 directly through Verizon and also from Viva Móvil which is offering it for $99.99.
Via: Android Community