Official HTC unlocking tool now up and running, support for HTC EVO 3D coming soon

Htcdev-evo3dnext True to their word, the official HTC bootloader unlocking tool is now finally up and running, but is only live for the unbranded euro-version of the HTC Sensation. Fear not, though, because the HTC EVO 3D is very clearly next on the list and should be receiving an OTA update any time now to get it ready.

To recap, unlocking your EVO 3D the "official" way does involve handing over your email address to HTC, along with generating a code that is unique to your handset. In addition, HTC does include this warning right next to the link to the web tool:

It is our responsibility to caution you that not all claims resulting or caused by or from the unlocking of the bootloader may be covered under warranty.

Many people are therefore hesitant at what HTC might plan on doing with their newly acquired list of people who have rooted their devices, some going so far as to claim that HTC will not honor any warranty claims at all.

However, keep in mind that HTC's cautionary words do not represent anything new: rooting your phone the "unofficial" way through the Revolutionary developer preview can still invalidate your warranty, depending on your specific situation and what you did to your phone. HTC's warning nowhere states that it would not cover hardware or other defects that are in no way related to unlocking your bootloader.

With this in mind, do you plan on using HTC's web tool to unlock and root your EVO 3D, or have you already taken the plunge with Revolutionary?

[HTC Dev via AndroidSPIN]
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