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    Default No More Locked Bootloaders from HTC!!!! (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," Peter Chou, CEO of HTC
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    Great news, does this mean the Evo 3d will be shipped unlocked.. or just future phones will be unlocked??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryudo423 View Post
    Great news, does this mean the Evo 3d will be shipped unlocked.. or just future phones will be unlocked??
    We don't know about the Evo 3D yet. Safe to say any Evo 3D's that have already been manufactured will have locked bootloaders, but that doesn't mean that they won't make a version with an unlocked bootloader in the future.

    And this really is great news. After this announcement I have nothing but love and respect for HTC. My next phone will still probably be the net Nexus phone (which rumor says will be made by LG) but I will not hesitate to support HTC in the future. It's nice to see a company actually listen to it's customers.
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    Sorry, but I am not jumping for joy here. If they are so quick to change their policy on locked bootloaders due to the customer's feedback, why would they put it on in the 1st place??? I am suspicious.
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    this wont come to US.

    their statement said only if carriers allow it
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    Quote Originally Posted by patfactorx View Post
    this wont come to US.

    their statement said only if carriers allow it
    I was just saying this yesterday. People were jumping to conclusions and didn't realize that its not HTC's call when it comes to this. Carriers have final say. With that said here's some new info.

    I don't take credit for finding this. Oxn found it a moment ago.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CK View Post
    I was just saying this yesterday. People were jumping to conclusions and didn't realize that its not HTC's call when it comes to this. Carriers have final say. With that said here's some new info.

    I don't take credit for finding this. Oxn found it a moment ago.



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    You, Verizon, fail. All the more reason for me to switch carriers when the next Nexus phone comes out.
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    I was just saying this yesterday. People were jumping to conclusions and didn't realize that its not HTC's call when it comes to this. Carriers have final say. With that said here's some new info.

    I don't take credit for finding this. Oxn found it a moment ago.

    VZW may have jumped the gun with their original statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNUsNotUnix View Post
    VZW may have jumped the gun with their original statement.

    I guess I'm not switching carriers then, at least not right away. I guess it's back to my original plan of waiting to see if Big Red picks up the next Nexus phone (odds are they won't, but we'll see what happens).
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    I am still a little suspicious nonetheless. I will keep my fingers crossed that VZW will stand behind this tweet and allow unlocked devices on their network. Time will tell I guess...

    Once again, congrats to HTC for making a smart decision and listening to their consumers. Props to them!

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