Breaking: HTC will unlock bootloaders on its phones

Talking about the power of social media, just a couple of days after finding out that the HTC EVO 3D had a locked bootloader and due to unprecedented feedback from the Android community, HTC stated that they will be reviewing their bootloader policy.

It didn’t take a long time for HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, to announce on the Taiwanese phone manufacturer’s Facebook page that:

There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we’ve listened. Today, I’m confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience.

This is great news for all us Android Enthusiasts but it is still unclear if this policy will be applicable to previous HTC android handsets. Hopefully the HTC Sensation and EVO 3D will be included in it.

via HTC Twitter Facebook