Good and EVO

HTC EVO 3D bootloader can now be officially unlocked by HTC


Well ahead of its September deadline, the HTC EVO 3D running the latest OTA update (2.08.651.2) is now officially supported by HTC's bootloader unlocking solution.

Users were already reporting success with the tool earlier today and rather than flip a switch to kill the early compatiblity as many of us expected, HTC quietly added Sprint's dual-core EVO to the list of supported devices instead.

Although most people who care about an unlocked bootloader likely already have one thanks to Revolutionary, the remaining S-ON users who feel more comfortable with an officially sanctioned procedure (despite the laundry list of warnings you'll find below) can register for an HTCdev account, follow the on-screen instructions, and join the rest of the S-OFF community.

Here are the (verbatim) highlights of HTC's cautionary words:

  1. Not all claims resulting or caused by or from the unlocking of the bootloader may be covered under warranty.
  2. Unlocking the bootloader will change the software and may cause unexpected side effects.
  3. It is impossible for HTC to ensure the proper functioning of your device after this.
  4. Your device may be physically damaged due to overheating or the behavior of your device might be altered including, but not limited to, hearing aid compatibility (HAC) and specific absorption rate (SAR) values.
  5. Some content on your device may also be invalidated and cannot be accessed any more because of invalid DRM security keys. This includes content that you may have purchased through a 3rd party vendor and through HTC.
  6. We do not guarantee that updating your device via FOTA will not render your device unusable.
  7. You will not be able to return your device to the original state and going forward your device may not be held covered under the warranty for all claims resulting from the unlocking of the bootloader.
  8. HTC bears no responsibility if your device is no longer usable afterwards.
[HTCdev] Thanks, dkdude36!

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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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