azrienoch · Dec 28, 2011 at 06:13 pm

HTC Unlocks Its Verizon and AT&T Bootloaders

Today, Peter Chou makes good on his word to no longer lock the bootloaders on HTC Android phones.  Just in time for those New Year’s Resolutions.

XDA Junior Member nightwings noticed, when trying out HTCDev’s bootloader unlocking tool on his HTC Rezound, his bootloader was successfully unlocked.  Similar reports came in on the HTC Vivid forum, even though neither were named on HTCDev.com’s list of supported devices.

And it’s bigger than just the HTC Rezound and Vivid.  I just tried out the tool on the HTC Rhyme.  I asked RussellHolly to try it on his HTC Thunderbolt.  We now both have unlocked bootloaders.  With the backing of an unnamed source at HTC, I feel comfortable going out on a limb to say at least every device released after HTCDev launched is now supported by their bootloader unlocking tool.  Scratch that, HTCDev just posted this:

All HTC Android devices launched after September 2011 are unlockable. The website will be updated accordingly to reflect this in the coming weeks. We continue to work on models launched prior to September 2011, please check back often for the status of older devices.

For now, head over to HTCDev to unlock your device.  If you find that your device doesn’t unlock, let us know so we can get a clear picture of how far the unlocking goes.

Congratulations to all persistent consumers who knew what they wanted.  And congratulations to HTC and HTCDev for making it happen.  We know it wasn’t easy.


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azrienoch is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users.
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