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HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will Be Unlocked

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All of you out there that pre-ordered the HTC EVO 3D and were worried about the possibility of a locked bootloader even after HTC confirmed that its upcoming devices would arrive with unlocked bootloaders can breathe easy. HTC’s Peter Chou has confirmed that, one way or another, the HTC EVO 3D will have a bootloader that is unlocked.

HTC EVO 3D

In several email exchanges, HTC’s CEO confirmed that the HTC EVO 3D will have an unlocked bootloader. That’s the good news. The bad news is that he didn’t say whether or not the phone will arrive with it unlocked or if the company will take care of it via an OTA update after the phone has been released.

EVO 3DThere is a good chance that EVO 3D owners will see a locked bootloader when the phone arrives but we imagine that HTC will take care of the issue shortly after launch if this is the case. In any event, the HTC EVO 3D bootloader will be unlocked at some point.

This news comes on the heel of HTC’s commitment to unlocking bootloaders on all of its upcoming devices after the company received complaints from many Android enthusiasts. A locked bootloader would have prevented HTC EVO 3D owners from customizing their device and would have crippled the EVO 3D community before it even had a chance to start.

As for the other big HTC release that’s on the way, the HTC Sensation 4G for T-Mobile. Chou didn’t confirm anything but it should meet the same fate as the EVO 3D.

Via: Android Police

9 Comments

  1. fleebailey33

    05/30/2011 at 2:09 am

    RT @GottaBeMobile: HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will Be Unlocked http://goo.gl/fb/auYRZ

  2. You Need Work

    05/30/2011 at 2:15 am

    this site sucks. Sorry, but make sure your sources are legitimate and reliable before posting completely contradicting articles once you find out that you were (and your sources) were wrong. Your sources are notoriously unreliable (Android Police? Give me a break). Not impressed with this site.
    Also, obviously you have no sense of ethics or consideration, as you post a screenshot of an email that blatantly states that it is CONFIDENTIAL. Good luck gaining reliable sources and viable information in the future.

  3. Sblitchfieldsc

    05/30/2011 at 9:45 pm

    @YouNeedWork..  First off, Gotta Be mobile is a great site.. If you think the site sucks, and the information is not good, then get off..  Your quite dumb if your revolving your life around whether information on cell phone is wrong or right. How confidential could the info have been if it was posted on facebook?.  Will your life be over if the info regarding a bootloader being locked or unlocked was wrong or right??  No, probably not..  Geez give the guys a break, at least their trying to bring info to people who might be interested in it!  If they didn’t share info they received, then what would be the point… Moron, ill come to the Mcdonalds you work at and tell you your Burgers suck, how bout that!

  4. Mark

    06/23/2011 at 1:46 am

    I received mine today, and the bootloader is locked.

  5. Lewisjmeyer

    07/13/2011 at 3:02 pm

    Liar, Liar pants on fire. Bootloader is locked. I’m guessing the person who wrote this article could have revised it? Seems to be getting a lot of traffic for bad information… IMHO

  6. Lewisjmeyer

    07/13/2011 at 3:05 pm

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    hows that for a post?

  7. Lewisjmeyer

    07/13/2011 at 3:06 pm

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!
    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

    HTC EVO 3D Bootloader Will NOT Be Unlocked: HTC’s owners have confirmed that one
    way or another, either by owning one or talking with someone who does. Sucks!

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