Quote from HTC CEO Peter Chou: “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.”
It will be interesting to see how the carriers react to this. The Sprints and T-Mobiles likely will be ok with this (they carry the Nexus S afterall) but Verizon and AT&T? That’s another story. GDGT is awaiting clarity on those and other issues. Expect a Press release from HTC soon.
- HTC Considers Lifting Android Bootloader Lockdowns (thenextweb.com)
- HTC Unlocking Bootloaders Across the Board [OFFICIAL] (slashgear.com)
- HTC “reviewing” locked bootloader policy after Android feedback (androidcommunity.com)
- HTC is “Reviewing the Issue and Our Policy Around Bootloaders and Will Provide More Information Soon” [Phones] (gizmodo.com)
- HTC softening up on bootloader policy? (intomobile.com)