Update: If HTC unlocking is because will no longer be required. All your devices launched from September 2011 will be imbloqueables, so you will not need to unlock them. That Yes, HTC Dev will continue to work to provide unlocking terminals prior to that date.
In August, we announced that HTC It offered the possibility of unlocking the bootloader in its terminals launched in 2011, thus formally withdraw this mechanism of protection and facilitating the development and use of cooked ROMs through its HTC Dev Platform.
The process, of course, required minimum technical knowledge that the average user doesn’t have, but facilitated the work of communities like XDA Developers. Since little took the invention… Thus implies a note appeared in HTC Dev:
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.
All HTC Android devices launched after September 2011 are not unlockable. The website will be updated accordingly to reflect this in the coming weeks. We continue to work on models released prior to September 2011, please check availability for older devices at once.
Go translation error on my part. To interpret bad translation had become big news one disastrous. HTC movement is just the opposite that commented: is a resounding NO to sell terminals with the locked bootloader. Starting in September, all will come with the open bootloader, and therefore it will be easier to develop and install them cooked ROMs.
Not complying with that, HTC Dev will continue to work to free the old terminals bootloaders. For the moment, the list of unlockable terminals is limited to the Amaze EVO 4G, the 3D, 4 G +, Desing and View 4G, Flyer, myTouch 4G Slide, S710d and Sensation.
Little has lasted this romance between HTC and the developers of ROMs, a real penalty, because thanks to this easy there has been progress in the development of versions optimized for terminals of the brand. Of course, this does not mean that new terminals of HTC not unlock, but that for the moment there will be a formal mechanism to do so.
Now they learn to other manufacturers who continue to block their bootloaders. I guess that economically, the effort does not compensate them. If over time you’ll stop your terminals to upgrade to new versions of Android … would not be better to give things to the community that, free of charge, is dedicated to providing those updates to your own users?
Thanks to Alvaro by notice.