HTC updates us on bootloaders

HTC updates us on bootloadersAround six weeks ago, HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, announced: “Today, I'm confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience.”

It’s been mostly quiet on the HTC bootloader front since then, but the Taiwanese manufacturer has now posted a wee update on its Facebook page.

HTC acknowledged the delay, saying: “While we wish we could flip a simple switch and unlock all bootloaders across our device portfolio, this is actually a complex challenge that requires a new software build and extensive testing to deliver the best possible customer experience.”

Phase one, software updates, will commence in August, with the dual-core HTC Sensation first to get unlockable bootloader loving. The actual unlocking tool will follow in September.

The manufacturer adds: “We'll continue rolling out the unlocking capability over time to other devices as part of maintenance releases and new shipments.”

Finally, we’re told to expect an update “about every few weeks”. Ok then, we will.

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