Breaking: HTC says Sensation 4G, EVO 3D bootloaders to be unlocked by early September, OTA updates rollout in August

HTC just updated their Facebook page with some very good news for HTC Sensation 4G, EVO 3D owners. The Taiwanese phone manufacturer confirmed their intentions of unlocking bootloaders as their President, Peter Chou, promised a while ago. They also said that they “wish we could flip a simple switch and unlock all bootloaders across our device portfolio.”Check out HTC’s full statement below:

We wanted to provide an update on HTC’s progress with bringing bootloader unlocking to our newest phones. We know how excited some of you are for this capability, and we’ve put significant resources behind making this change as soon as possible. While we wish we could flip a simple switch and unlock all bootloaders across our device portfolio, this is actually a complex challenge that requires a new software build and extensive testing to deliver the best possible customer experience.

We’re thrilled to announce today that software updates to support bootloader unlocking will begin rolling out in August for the global HTC Sensation, followed by the HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile USA and the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint. We’re in the testing phase for the unlocking capability now, and we expect it to be fully operational by early September for devices that have received the software updates. We’ll continue rolling out the unlocking capability over time to other devices as part of maintenance releases and new shipments.

HTC continues its commitment to unlocking bootloaders and supporting the developer community. Because of the importance of this community to us, please expect an update on this about every few weeks as we make progress toward launch. Thank you for your patience and continued support!

Software updates for unlocking bootloaders will start in August for the Sensation global, Sensation 4G and the EVO 3D. HTC claims that they are currently in the testing phase of the unlocking capability and that, come early September, all the devices that receives the updates will have unlocked bootloaders.

via HTC Facebook