htc logo HTC unlocks bootloader protection

You think that online petitions are always an useless waste of time? HTC, the well-established smartphones manufacturer, does not think so. By responding to an online petition which over 7150 people signed,  HTC's CEO Peter Chou announced that the company will no longer be locking the bootloaders of their devices.

You think that online petitions are always an useless waste of time? HTC, the well-established smartphones manufacturer, does not think so. By responding to an online petition which over 7150 people signed,  HTC's CEO Peter Chou announced that the company will no longer be locking the bootloaders of their devices.

The announcement was made using the company's Facebook page. Peter Chou posted the following statement : "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.".

No more locked bootloaders means that HTC devices will be a lot easier to hack, modify and even recover from "bricked" status. Customers and especially enthusiasts are certain to react positively from this action; until the competition to react, that is.