backtop


Print 17 comment(s) - last by Mike Acker.. on May 30 at 6:42 AM


  (Source: Androidcentral.com)
"These boots are made for walkin'"

HTC has announced that it will no longer lock the boot loader on its devices, although it is unclear whether that will apply only to future devices from the handset manufacturer or if it will be retroactive. 

HTC recently broke the news on its official Facebook Page:

‎"There has been overwhelmingly [sic] 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," Peter Chou, CEO of HTC

The Facebook post has already garnered nearly 2,000 comments and 6,500 "Likes" after being up for about 10 hours (at the time of this writing). 

An unlocked boot loader allows for greater customization on a smartphone or tablet device. Loading an alternate operating system, for example, is much easier to do on an unlocked device. You can expect HTC devices to be the subject of a plethora of custom ROMs as a result.


Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: And there was...
By Lazarus Dark on 5/29/2011 10:22:49 AM , Rating: 2
Now cmon Motorola! (seriously, I love my OG Droid, now with Cyanogenmod 7, but if Moto continues to lock the bl, I'll be going with HTC when I upgrade next year.)


"Intel is investing heavily (think gazillions of dollars and bazillions of engineering man hours) in resources to create an Intel host controllers spec in order to speed time to market of the USB 3.0 technology." -- Intel blogger Nick Knupffer











botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki