HTC: the bootloader upcoming smartphones will not be blocked

Thousands of Internet users have virtually applauded the HTC company for the policy it applied on its future smartphones.

Since the release of the Android system, the Taiwanese manufacturer HTC was one of the first to manufacture smartphones specifically designed for it. After being chosen by Google for the Nexus One, the company has multiplied models of Hero at the Magic through the Incredible, the Legend, the Tattoo, the Desire or the Dream.

However some users have noticed that the latest models had a locked bootloader. In addition, some sections of flash memory phones did not have a write access even when the locks of the primer system had been bypassed. It became more difficult to install a custom ROM, for example to remove third pre-installed or benefit from updated applications.

On the official page of the company’s CEO Peter Chou said it had received several requests from users wishing precisely freely access the bootloader. In a brief message Chou says: “I want you to know that we have heard. Today I can confirm that we no longer will block the bootloaders of our terminals. ”

The announcement was hailed by many fans of the brand and has received almost 7000 responses.

Edited on 12/07/2012 at 9:52

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