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[AP]Confirmed: EVO 3D’s Bootloader, Recovery, and Kernel Images All Locked Down

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It seems HTC has finally caved to what are likely the security demands of wireless carriers with its newest phones, and is locking down its handsets Moto-style. Latest case in point: the EVO 3D – which sports the same sort of security we found on the Sensation earlier this month. In other words, good luck cracking into this thing.

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In short: custom ROMs, kernels, and recoveries (like ClockworkMod) may never come to the EVO 3D, barring some kind of epic HTC screw-up.
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For those of you who dont follow the mobile market/sprint, the EVO 3D will be sprints flagship phone this year, the first and only announced (so far) dual core phone for sprint. Now with the confirmation of a locked boatloader, many customers and preorder holders are pissed at htc.

There is a protest of the move by htc that has started on the xda forums and has managed to make htc put out an official statement on their twitter and facebook. But I urge those who use custom roms or root their phones to join in and make it known that we do not want locked devices.
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and here I thought HTC was good with the modding community frown.gif
Since it is the first dual core phone for sprint, I guess the next phone releases will learn from this is the sales tank so hard.

http://www.facebook.com/notes/htc/update-on-bootloaders/10150305151453084
HTC on the locked boot.
Edited by RotaryKnight - 5/24/11 at 5:55pm
    
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I can understand where HTC is coming from, it is after all, the ONLY phone that does 3D image capture which would probably be a hefty amount for them to fix because people could POSSIBLY end up bricking by trying to root it or do something to it. As well as it being Sprint's FIRST Dual Core (to my knowledge) phone that will be released this year (unless the Samsung Galaxy S II comes out).

On the alternative though, I am pretty pissed off at HTC, because I own a Hero, and while the phone is great being a rooted phone (its also OLDOLDOLDOLDOLDOLD), its nice to have the freedom that comes with Android.
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I want this phone but it might not be worth it if it's locked
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Aww man what the hell
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The iPhone is locked down too, but hackers have managed...
 
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Originally Posted by GH0;13625634 
I can understand where HTC is coming from, it is after all, the ONLY phone that does 3D image capture which would probably be a hefty amount for them to fix because people could POSSIBLY end up bricking by trying to root it or do something to it. As well as it being Sprint's FIRST Dual Core (to my knowledge) phone that will be released this year (unless the Samsung Galaxy S II comes out).

On the alternative though, I am pretty pissed off at HTC, because I own a Hero, and while the phone is great being a rooted phone (its also OLDOLDOLDOLDOLDOLD), its nice to have the freedom that comes with Android.

For most phones, if not all of them, if you break the boot loader, it is not covered by warranty and they will not fix it.
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hackers will break it open over time they are slowly making progress on the atrix thats locked down to.
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HTC has gotten to be a too big of a name for their own good! Now they make the bad mistakes frown.gif
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Originally Posted by hak8or;13625973 
For most phones, if not all of them, if you break the boot loader, it is not covered by warranty and they will not fix it.

Really, I didn't know that...

What I am saying is, that it is a hassle for HTC and Sprint to deal with this.

Even then, HTC has been known to fix phones even if they were rooted.
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