Unlocked Bootloaders Coming To The HTC EVO 3D, Sensation in September

Posted: July 11, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Great news for EVO 3D and Sensation owners! As you may recall, in May HTC announced that it will continue to support the developer community by unlocking the bootloaders on its devices. Many people responded with much fanfare, while others were skeptical that it was nothing more than a publicity stunt and they would fail to keep their word.

Well today, HTC updated that post to let people know the progress they’ve made on the update. They are working hard to maintain their commitment and are currently testing the update, and says that it will start rolling out to EVO 3D and Sensation users (both the T-Mobile and the global versions) in August, while the actual unlocking is set to occur in September. HTC has earned major brownie points from me for being transparent with what is going on behind the scenes regarding the situation and for staying true to their word.
Here’s the full text:

We wanted to provide an update on HTC’s progress with bringing bootloader unlocking to our newest phones. We know how excited some of you are for this capability, and we’ve put significant resources behind making this change as soon as possible. While we wish we could flip a simple switch and unlock all bootloaders across our device portfolio, this is actually a complex challenge that requires a new software build and extensive testing to deliver the best possible customer experience.

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.

HTC continues its commitment to unlocking bootloaders and supporting the developer community. Because of the importance of this community to us, please expect an update on this about every few weeks as we make progress toward launch. Thank you for your patience and continued support!

Good job, HTC!


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