Official Bootloader Unlocking for HTC Android Phones Coming This Month

HTC provides another update to the android powered HTC smartphones users that the official bootloader unlocking tool will be released later this month. This update is posted on HTC Facebook Fanpage.

Well, this might be an exciting and interesting news for those users who are still using a locked HTC phone and are afraid of unlocking it by using unofficial tools, but this will see a direct path of trash bin/recycle bin on the computers/news readers of those users who have already unlocked their devices while using some third party bootloader unlocking tools.

The official bootloader unlocking will be a web based tool. After creating an online account using a vailid e-mail, you will have to enter the device identifier token into Web Tool. After few minutes you will receive a unique unlock for your android phone in your main inbox.

Since our last update, many of you have asked how the bootloader unlocking process will actually work, and in particular why HTC’s most recently released devices still have a locked bootloader. Rest assured we’re making progress toward our goal to roll out the first software updates in August to support unlocking for the global HTC Sensation, followed soon by the HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile and the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint. Because unlocking the bootloader provides extensive control over the device and modifications may cause operation, security and experience issues, new devices will continue to ship locked but will support user-initiated unlocking using a new Web-based tool.

So how will this work? The Web tool, which will launch this month, requires that you register an account with a valid e-mail address and accept legal disclaimers that unlocking may void all or parts of your warranty. Then plug in your phone to a computer with the Android SDK loaded to retrieve a device identifier token, which you can then enter into the Web tool to receive a unique unlock key via e-mail. Finally, apply the key to your device and unlocking will be initiated on your phone.

We’re excited to bring bootloader unlocking to developers and enthusiasts, and we feel this new Web tool will meet your needs and continue to provide customers with the best experience. Thanks to the community for supporting these efforts!

While you wait for official release, the unofficial developer community has already provided the said tool in its fashion which can be downloaded from this website.

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