We are reviewing our bootloader policy, says HTC

HTC has announced today that it is looking into its bootloader policy as its new smartphones get ready to hit the market. HTC has been getting all the criticism after the reports of the bootloader lock-down in the upcoming flagship Android phone HTC Sensation and other devices.

Locked bootloader prevent modders from flashing custom ROMs on the device, this is a big no-no in the Android developer community.

HTC today posted on their FB page that they are looking in the matter and will review their policy on bootloaders. This does not necessary mean that HTC will unlock the bootloaders, but there is hope that we might get lucky.

Thanks so much for providing feedback, we hear your concerns. Your satisfaction is a top priority for us and we’re working hard to ensure you have great experiences with our phones. We’re reviewing the issue and our policy around bootloaders and will provide more information soon. Thank you for your interest, support and willingness to share your feedback.

If you recall, Sony Ericsson recently start providing bootloader unlock tools for new Xperia series of Android phones. We hope that HTC also goes that way.

 


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1 thought on “We are reviewing our bootloader policy, says HTC

    Robin

    (May 25, 2011 - 10:48 pm)

    Good to know that HTC is looking into the matter. Locked bootloaders prevent many people from buying the phones coz they’re afraid they’ll be stuck in the stock rom forever and ever. Me don’t wanna get stuck! Android is meant to be free, it’s my phone and it’s purposed to be mine so no locking business! 🙂

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