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By Raymondlikesroot, Senior Member on 19th June 2014, 01:48 AM
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Hey guys,

Just Overall, do you think htc devices will continue to have an unlocked bootloader? Because I'm thinking about getting an htc device but I got a s4 and it's bootloader got locked down pretty much instantly :/
 
 
19th June 2014, 03:36 AM |#2  
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Just Overall, do you think htc devices will continue to have an unlocked bootloader?

Probably.
20th June 2014, 10:34 AM |#3  
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Many people buy these phones because the boot loader can be unlocked and HTC know this. I doubt they'd jeopardise sales by locking it down. I would not buy any device that is locked down or proprietary, one reason I will never ever own an apple device.
20th June 2014, 02:01 PM |#4  
You see htc and nexus devices have future but samsung,lg etc doesnot.Because there are alot of custom roms available for htc devices,there development is awesome but ssamsung etc doesnot have that strong development.I have seen htc's development from incredible days.
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Originally Posted by Raymondlikesroot

Hey guys,

Just Overall, do you think htc devices will continue to have an unlocked bootloader? Because I'm thinking about getting an htc device but I got a s4 and it's bootloader got locked down pretty much instantly :/

At some point they will lock them down & if you want it unlocked, it will be a dev or GPe model only. To say that they will keep them unlockable because they sell a lot for that reason, well, that's just not true. Probably less than 1% of TOTAL users ever unlock their bootloader, or even root their devices. Given HTC's marketshare, if everyone that unlocked their HTC bootloader, stopped buying HTC devices, that would be probably less than 0.05% of the market, probably much less. Meanwhile there are corporations, organizations & government bodies that want more secure devices, that also buy more devices than all the bootloader unlockers combined.
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