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Default HTC announced NO MORE to LOCKING BOOTLOADER

For those that didn't get the news...

http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/26/h...tlader-policy/

http://www.facebook.com/HTC/posts/10150307320018084

They just announced that they won't be locking the bootloaders anymore... now give us a way to S-OFF our phones...
 
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this is a really great move. i'm super excited about them doing this.
however, will they unlock the inc2 bootloader through an ota update or something? or will it only be for new phones, i really hope we get it for s-off
 
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Yes, now if they will just make that policy retroactive...
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Someone send an email to HTC asking if it will cover the dinc2. I've seen people on the EVO 3d forums receiving answers.

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I have no evidence of this, but if HTC has agreed that already released hardware with locked loaders (EVO 3D) will get unlocked, my guess is all locked devices will get the same treatment.
 
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Good question, Ted. We definately understand the concern regarding the phones with bootloaders that are currently locked. At this point in time, we don't have any information on if and how existing locked bootloaders will be unlocked. Though, once we reach a decision and plan regarding the currently locked phones, we'll definately announce this through our website, as well as Facebook & Twitter, as well. Stay tuned; we'll definately let you know, as soon as the information becomes available.

I asked and this is what they said. So I guess they don't know or don't want to tell me?

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I'm a bit nervous because I received a personal email response high up from HTC (The CEO) just a few hours after I sent an email ranting about the locking down of their devices. I followed up with a question about devices that have already been shipped, and if they would be unlocked with future OTA updates.

I received no answer, so then I emailed them again asking the same question with more "detail" and still no response. I then called their North America headquarters inquiring about the same thing—nobody had an answer there either.

I hope they do the right thing—I don't have insurance on this phone, but if the policy isn't retroactive, and it is only for new devices, I'm sure I can get this thing returned due to my "special" customer service interactions.

And by "special," I mean super bitchy and aggressive. LOL. This thing is riddled with bugs that you can easily use to your advantage if you want to return it, even if you don't have insurance, or if you are past the 14 day window.
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Move to proper forum.

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Their English is so bad, lol.

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