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HTC Adds Bootloader Unlock Support For Desire HD, Plus Other Desire And Wildfire Models

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HTC has updated its bootloader unlock database with a few more devices, this time the Desire HD and additional Desire and Wildfire models.

Of course, HTC announced two weeks ago that all phones launched after September 2011 are unlock-able, and seems to be making pretty good progress on older models as well. The Desire, Wildfire, Wildfire S and two more devices were added just a few days ago.

So, keep it up, HTC, and Motorola better follow along.

Now go ahead and visit HTCdev to unlock your bootloader, the come back to the forums for some custom ROM goodness, okay?. . . READ ON »

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HTC Adds Bootloader Unlocking Support for Wildfire S and 4 Other Devices

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Following their move to unlock all bootloaders on phones released after September 2011, HTC announced today that the HTC Wildfire S, Wildfire, Desire, Merge, and A315c (a Wildfire CDMA variant) joined the official list. It looks like all the devices they added right after Christmas are on the list as well.

The dropdown menu of supported devices on HTCDev’s bootloader page changed formats as well.  Now included, at the very bottom of the list, is an All Other Supported Models option.  That is for all future models, because eventually HTC won’t have that list there.  You’ll also notice asterisks by some devices in the list.  HTCDev explains,

In certain cases you may be required to install

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Operation Mosh: Petitioning Motorola To Unlock Their Bootloaders Amid Broken Promise

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2011 came and went, and Google wasn’t the only one breaking their promises. Back in March, Motorola said they would unlock their notoriously secured bootloaders before the end of 2011, and guess what? They haven’t.

So, what do we do? Of course, start a petition. This has worked wonders with HTC, and, only a few days ago, ASUS. Both quickly gave in to the pressure and eventually provided (or are in the process of doing so) official unlocking solutions. Motorola originally said they were doing the same, but they didn’t, and here’s what they get for it:

OPERATION: Make Ourselves Heard (#OPMOSH)

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About this movement:

Motorola Mobility Inc. has become famous for its lies, slande

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ASUS Gives In, Will Develop Unlock Tool For Transformer Prime Bootloader

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ASUS just announced that it will develop an unlock tool for the bootloader of its Transformer Prime tablet. This comes only slightly more than 48 hours after a forum member has found its bootloader to be locked and encrypted, triggering a massive amount of protest posts on its Facebook wall.

As the original reason for locking the bootloader, ASUS cites the “content providers’ requirement for DRM client devices to be as secure as possible” in order to support Google DRM for “a high quality video rental experience”. Thus, it notes that unlocking the bootloader will not only void your warranty, but also make Google video rental unavailable – which makes no difference for many . . . READ ON »

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HTC Kingdom Source Code Released

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I made a mistake.  A few days ago I reported that, with a slew of new kernel source codes posted on HTCdev, HTC is now GPL compliant.  That wasn’t true.  I found out after saying it again on XDA TV.  On Twitter, @gu1dry said,

@azrienoch Just finished the new XDA TV video, issue with the end, @HTC still hasn’t released source code for the Evo Design… :/

That was true.  Somehow, I overlooked the HTC Kingdom (HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Hero S) when making my list of HTC’s non-GPL-compliant devices.

I don’t like being wrong.  And it looks like HTC doesn’t like it when I’m wrong, either.  Things get messy, or something.  So HTC fast-tracked the release of the Kin. . . READ ON »

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HTC Unlocks Its Verizon and AT&T Bootloaders

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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 g. . . READ ON »

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HTC Super Tool: The Latest All-in-One for Your HTC Device

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Do you own a new HTC device? Is your device bootloader locked? For most of us to obtain root, using the HTC method of unlocking is tiresome. Go here, input this command, copy this, push that, and all to let HTC know that you want to void your warranty.

Until now that is.

Say hello to the latest creation from XDA developer: frigid. Known as HTC Super Tool v2, this bad boy roots a number of devices according to frigid, including:

Evo Design 4g
Evo 4g
Evo 3d
Evo Shift
G2
MT3Gs
MT4G
MT4Gs
Inspire
Sensation
Incredible
Wildfire S
Amaze
And a lot more if it works for your device either post here or PM me and I will add to the list!

For right now there is no functioning S-OFF, but it’s in the works, so head on over to the thread here an. . . READ ON »

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The UnBrickable Mod and Beyond

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A bricked phone.  No JTAG.  Modify hardware, upload a bootloader, and the phone lives.  Pure development.

That’s what I think of the work of AdamOutler and Rebellos to breathe life into dead devices.  A couple days ago, WillVerduzco wrote an article on Rebellos’ method of unbricking Hummingbird devices by uploading your very own custom bootloader to your device.  A couple weeks ago, AdamOutler asked for help getting the official Samsung bootloader for Galaxy devices.  Since then, the two teamed up to put Rebellos’ Resurrection Bootloader on devices modified according to AdamOutler’s UnBrickable Mod.

Now they’re finding the fun doesn’t stop at unbr. . . READ ON »

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