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[CDMA] Locked Bootloader=Confirmed

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Emblazon, May 24, 2011.

  1. Emblazon

    Emblazon Well-Known Member
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    Click me.

    I really hate to be the bearer of bad news in my first post, but it looks like the EVO 3D is getting the same treatment as the Sensation.

    It's really not the biggest issue for me, coming from three iPhones, I'm simply looking forward to the customization that Android allows, along with the Sense 3.0 GUI.

    EDIT: Sorry, just checked the Root section... figured not everyone would look there first for this information. Apologies for doubling up.

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  2. themuffinman75

    themuffinman75 Android Enthusiast

    SMH, what bad news. The phone will probably be rooted by release to a few days after at the most.
  3. jdsingle

    jdsingle Android Expert

    Sounds like I need to get back over to XDA and start making donations to 3VD devs to get around this.
  4. djdisturbed

    djdisturbed Android Enthusiast

    being locked is not a big deal, almost all android phones have locked bootloaders, the issue is if its encrypted, then that makes it almost impossible, Yes, it is signed, making it really really hard to get a full root, but not impossible
  5. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Android Expert

    256 bit encryption -
    Unless HTC changes their mind....No custom Roms on this phone....
    Nexus S 4g....here i come...
    : (
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  6. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    This stinks. I really wanted to get a Sprint HTC EVO 3D.

    I will not buy a locked down handset, no matter how good the specifications are. If I own the damned thing, I should be able to do what I want with it.
  7. alcohol

    alcohol Well-Known Member

    Wow. This changes everything. I've been watching this phone like a hawk waiting for it to release but now this is giving me second thoughts. I will seriously reconsider getting this phone now.
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  8. Gearhead_eng

    Gearhead_eng Newbie

    I'm with you, I really want the E3D but if its encrypted then I'm looking for something else. Isn't this what Android is all about?
  9. RichboyJhae

    RichboyJhae Android Enthusiast

    Will someone please explain to me what this means? If the EVO 4G had a locked bootloader, then I don't we will have an issue flashing custom Roms. I don't see why everyone is making such q big deal about it.
  10. win32ce

    win32ce Lurker

    I haven't been following XDA on this but I understand Motorola came out with a really harsh bootloader signature system and progress has been made.

    I'm willing to to give HTC one more shot and buy this phone, but if it is never rooted it will be my last.
  11. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    The Sprint HTC EVO 3D has a bootloader that is cryptographically signed. This means you need the 256-bit key to unlock it or some pre-sale developer bootloader for root access.

    The Sprint HTC EVO 4G had a signed bootloader but it was not cryptographically signed. I believe a leaked version of the bootloader was found and that is how it was rooted in the first place.
  12. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    There is a petition against HTC for these cryptographically signed bootloaders: HTC Bootloaders and NAND | groubal complaints .

    Petitions are usually not highly effective, but it is worth a try. If a moderator thinks it should be taken down, please feel free to delete or edit my post.
  13. alcohol

    alcohol Well-Known Member

    I wish online petitions served a purpose but like you said they are useless and a waste of time.

    Now if someone is willing to write a letter to HTC, or an email to the CEO, i'll definitely be on board.
  14. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    Indeed. The only purpose they truly serve is a placebo effect for those who sign them. ;)

    It makes them feel that they have made a difference. As for the email addresses, I saw a listing of HTC email addresses somewhere, but I forget where. :(
  15. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Welcome to the forums!

    Judging by the number of threads and posts I'm shoveling over there all day, you might be right. :)


    Please - let's all try to keep a little organization.

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The HTC EVO 3D release date was July 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 1730mAh battery.

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