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Unlocked Bootloader - I think so!!

Discussion in 'HTC' started by ardchoille, May 26, 2011.

  1. ardchoille

    ardchoille Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Via htc's facebook bootloader page:
    Thanks so much for providing feedback, we hear your concerns. Your satisfaction is a top priority for us and we're working hard to ensure you have great experiences with our phones. We're reviewing the issue and our policy around bootloaders and will provide more information soon. Thank you for your interest, support and willingness to share your feedback.


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  2. sergi0wned

    sergi0wned Newbie

    This is definitely good news for the EVO 3D. Now the rumored post June 11 release date is more bearable. Hopefully this is the right forum, but had to spread the great news!

    HTC | Facebook
  3. toolwarrior

    toolwarrior Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this post and for the link to HTC on Facebook. I think it would be a prudent gesture for an equal number of folks to post on their Facebook page a word of thanks for heaing what the community had to say... and reacting in a positive way. Folks these days are very quick to get angry and criticize, but very slow to just say.... thanks. :rolleyes:
  4. Just saw it too. HTC listened. Now how about that release date?
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  5. BlackDynamite

    BlackDynamite Android Expert

    Great news. HTC, I love you right about now. I am now 100% back on board, and will be buying 4 Evo 3D units on the first day you will let me take them.

    [moderator censored]
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  6. sergi0wned

    sergi0wned Newbie

    I already posted my thank you comment! It's interesting to see the reactions... a lot of people are thanking them but there's still a few who didn't bother to read the news and are still writing vicious comments :rolleyes: . I definitely second your call to show your gratitude though - it's good to say thanks sometimes :)

    EDIT: I second the call for a release date. I am now more excited than ever!!
  7. thelonewizard

    thelonewizard Android Enthusiast

    So... We won? WE WON! now there is simply no way I won't be getting the EVO 3D. If they're not going to lock it, then they can retroactively send out a firmware update for their phones when they launch.
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  8. Deleted User

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    ‎"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," Peter Chou, CEO of HTC

    HTC | Facebook
  9. falconey

    falconey Android Enthusiast

    Hopefully this will end all the whining, lol.
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  10. SC300ES

    SC300ES Newbie

    I guess everyone who has been threatening to walk and cursing HTC will have amnesia and go buy their products now.
  11. Vanquished

    Vanquished Android Expert

    They not only saved several thousand current customers from leaving, but probably gained new ones too, as shown by multiple comments like this:

    "Wow, what a great company you are. I own a Motorola device, but I think you just gained a new future customer. Thanks for listening!"

    Definately a smart move by them. If they will ship the 3D and Sensation with the unlocked bootloaders or how long it will take to get an update pushed through when they do arrive.
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  12. mikeyrocks23

    mikeyrocks23 Lurker

    uhm...duh? the reason people were complaining was to let HTC know if they didn't change their stance on their bootloaders they wouldn't buy HTC products anymore..well HTC listened and reversed their stance..why wouldn't they go back to supporting HTC?

    edit: now lets go to sprints facebook and complain about a release date..jk!
  13. JGOTit18

    JGOTit18 Newbie

    Major props to HTC for not only listening to the community but acting swiftly.

    I'm impressed.
  14. Doomstang

    Doomstang Android Enthusiast

    Saw it too. Glad to see that we are
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  15. alcohol

    alcohol Well-Known Member

    All those emails sent to the CEO worked.

    Now hopefully this applies to the current devices as well. Incredible S, Thunderbolt, Sensation, EVO 3D.
  16. This post is totally unprofessional and uncalled for. Totally violates the rules and regulations that govern this forum.

    I guess HTC made me eat my words. Their CEO does actually care. Must be engraved in his culture.
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  17. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    Wow, I can't check the link, but if this is true.... Absolutely fantastic! I was so unimpressed when I heard they were going the Moto route and signing their BLoaders. Thanks, and I will look for more info on this great news!
  18. Another point is the CEO said as of today they won't lock the bootloaders on their phone. EVO 3Ds are ready to ship from HTC already. They aren't going to go in and make changes this late in the process.
  19. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast

    So now that this non-issue is officially a non-issue, the real question is what will people whine about now?

    I bet it's the fact that the E3D was announced 7 months and has no release date...it has been that long right?
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  20. Djblue11

    Djblue11 Newbie

    This is great....you guys wanna try apple just for the heck of it?? :)
  21. alcohol

    alcohol Well-Known Member

    Software update? Give us the key?
  22. SC300ES

    SC300ES Newbie

    The point I was trying to make was some ppl, not all, were being vicious and rude in their posts. The same people that were accusing HTC of turning its back on their supporters were so ready to do the same. Ironic.

    I agree with you on the release date issue, I want this phone already.
  23. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    They wouldn't have to make late changes before shipping.

    The Evo had an OTA update on launch day - June 4, 2010.

    HTC can and has included bootloader updates with signature-security changes for the Evo. (To this day, before rooting an Evo, you check bootloader revision to see what root method to use for your particular version.)

    Therefore - HTC can easily work with Sprint to push this update without ever opening a box that's warehoused and ready to ship, and Bob's your uncle.

    And no way they'd play loophole on the Sensation or the Evo - no way at all.

    They responded to what the users presented as unacceptable and put it in terms of customer loyalty.

    To turn around and betray thru clever lying any part of that user base would be a disaster - they're not fools, they responded correctly today, they won't lie tomorrow.

    In my opinion.
  24. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert

    Wow, HTC. That's awesome Customer Service there. This action alone has me reconsidering buying an HTC product over a Samsung. I could always use LauncherPro to hide the Sense Launcher :p
  25. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    Wow, simply stunning! Who would have thought they'd turn around like that! It's better than Moto's move, for sure. Excellent decision, HTC!
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