“There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we’ve listened. Today, I’m confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience,” Peter Chou, CEO of HTC
You read it correctly, Peter Chou, CEO of HTC has stated on HTC’s official Facebook page that they have heard the outcry of the community and decided to no longer lock the bootloaders on their devices.
The Android community has been in an outrage over the past month or so over locked HTC bootloaders. Even though HTC has some good looking hardware on the horizon such as the HTC Sensation and the HTC Evo 3D, everywhere you turned developers were speaking up and saying they would no longer support HTC because they were locking down their boot loaders, making it harder (though not impossible) to root.
With this official announcement via the top dog at HTC there is no need to worry about rumors anymore. Apparently HTC’s new devices will come with unlocked bootloaders across the board.