HTC makes bootloader unlocking tool available to all devices released after September 2011

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| December 28, 2011

HTC Rezound

Got a newer HTC-made Android device whose bootloader you'd like to unlock? We've got some good news for you today, as HTC has announced on its HTCDev website that all of its Android products released after September 2011 are now unlockable. Not all devices will show up on HTC's unlock list right away, but the company says that its site will be updated to reflect the changes in the coming weeks. As for any pre-September products? HTC says that it's still working on those models, but didn't provide any details on when new devices will be added. The full statement from the folks at HTC:

"All HTC Android devices launched after September 2011 are unlockable. The website will be updated accordingly to reflect this in the coming weeks. We continue to work on models launched prior to September 2011, please check back often for the status of older devices."

Some folks will be more excited about this news than others, but for those that like to tinker with their handsets, this is pretty awesome stuff. Kudos to HTC for keeping its word. For those of you that spent the duration of this post wondering just what the heck a bootloader is and why someone would want to unlock it, be sure to check out Taylor's explanation on the subject right here. If you decide to take the plunge and break your phone's bootloader free of its shackles, drop by the comments section below and let us know how it goes for you!

Via Android Central, HTCDev