Good and EVO

HTC EVO View 4G bootloader unlock now officially supported by HTC

Evo-view-htcdevIf you have been waiting update your HTC EVO View 4G tablet to Honeycomb due to fears of not being able to root it in the future, or if you are an unfortunate soul who recently obtained an EVO View in one of the recent fire sales that was already updated to Honeycomb, you are in luck. Our favorite 7-inch tablet has just received root support from HTC via their official bootloader unlocking tool.

This is welcome news, especially since the EVO View has seen a lack of development from the root community, which means it was quite possible that Honeycomb on the View might never have been rooted.

Of course, this solution isn't ideal, as it requires you to register on HTC's developer site and risk voiding your warranty. It also still doesn't allow you to flash modified kernels, radios, etc. However, this actually doesn't matter as much on the View since, as I just mentioned, developer support has been lacking. At the very least, this gives you the ability to use root-only apps and make your own modifications to the stock ROM. Personally, I haven't seen any custom ROMs for the View I'm dying to flash, anyway, so this is fine by me. (I also have yet to see any horror stories of HTC rejecting warranty requests simply because a device was rooted using their method.)

So how many of you are rooting your Honeycomb Views using HTC's method?

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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