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HTC Offering Web Bootloader Unlock!

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4th August 2011, 08:06 PM   |  #1  
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Finally! A way to make the voided warranty and bootloader unlocking official. This way HTC can allow their phones to be unlocked without opening themselves up to the hordes of people bringing in their bricked phones for warranty work.
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4th August 2011, 08:38 PM   |  #2  
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Awesome! Glad to see HTC coming through with their word.
4th August 2011, 09:09 PM   |  #3  
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...not really. you have to agree that you will loose the complete warranty. And i think your IMEI will be stored in a HTC Database so they can always identify that your phone is unlocked...

And as i remember they said that the new devices should already have an unlocked bootloader. ...have they?
5th August 2011, 04:54 AM   |  #4  
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A lot of the Sensation gang did not wait for HTC!
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What is the difference between :
Official bootloader unlocker plus officially loosing warranty
Unofficial bootloader unlocker plus loosing warranty


5th August 2011, 11:46 AM   |  #6  
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Of course there is a difference

Official bootloader unlocker plus officially loosing warranty plus your device is branded as unlocked for lifetime
Unofficial bootloader unlocker plus loosing warranty plus the ability to revert this

5th August 2011, 03:48 PM   |  #7  
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I wonder how many "accounts" will be created in that "bootloader unlocking service". Seriously I would never use this way. Much simpler to use the xda methods to unlock,root and install custom roms (even if I have to wait couple of months) then any time revert and still keep waranty if once needed. (Hopefully never).
Just hope that because of this, developers won`t stop hacking future devices.
5th August 2011, 04:00 PM   |  #8  
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Whether or not some of us rather do it the "XDA way", this is a major development. The manufacturer agreed (with resrictions) to unlock it. I always said, it is my device, I paid for it and I ant full access to it.

Wih a but more pressure and time, I will bet you that som eof the warranty exceptions will disappear.

I have HTC devices, all rooted and running CM7 but I am glad to see this happening. It seems Motorola will do the same, eventually this may be the normal.

Besides, when the install software todo the unlock, they also open a door for rooting the "XDA way".
5th August 2011, 04:37 PM   |  #9  
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I think this is a great model. While it's always great to "get away" with rooting a phone and then still use the warranty if you're able to unroot it before you send it in.. its great to see a manufacturer take control of this process and give the option to use a phone to its fullest potential under the condition that you're on your own with your phone-play
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Amazing... In the space of a week nobody gives a f&*k.

My Sensations running GB2.3.4 very nicely now. Thanks XDA. S-ON, S-OFF, F-OFF HTC

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