Droidmatters.com captured a great bit of news from the official HTC Facebook page regarding locked bootloaders. You may remember earlier this year HTC’s CEO Peter Chou announced, by way of their Facebook page, that HTC would support the developer community with unlocked bootloaders.
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For those new to Android unlocking or locking the bootloader doesn’t make a difference in basic or advertised functionality. Unlocking the bootloader gives developers access to the Super User controls of the phone and the ability to flash ROMs, unlock SIMS and other things that are great for Android and promote their openness.
HTC posted the following note on their Facebook page:
We’re thrilled to announce today that software updates to support bootloader unlocking will begin rolling out in August for the global HTC Sensation, followed by the HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile USA and the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint. We’re in the testing phase for the unlocking capability now, and we expect it to be fully operational by early September for devices that have received the software updates. We’ll continue rolling out the unlocking capability over time to other devices as part of maintenance releases and new shipments.
Source: HTC Facebook via DroidMatters