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Originally Posted by jackeyjoe View Post
Well, the thing is that more than 95% of people who will buy a HTC will never even consider rooting it, let alone needing the unlocked bootloader. I think this is better, viruses can't take full control of an average users phone this way
And viruses can't take advantage of a SGS2 either, you need a Windows program to put the new ROM on anyway and I doubt the average user will press home, volume down and power on at the same time.
    
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And viruses can't take advantage of a SGS2 either, you need a Windows program to put the new ROM on anyway and I doubt the average user will press home, volume down and power on at the same time.
I can install a new recovery, boot into said recovery from within android. no need to press any buttons
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I wonder if the G1 will be able to use this since it's pretty old
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pretty sure G1 isn't even locked in the first place
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post #15 of 41
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Not really, the community has already come up with a full unlock. Plus i'd rather not officially give up my warranty status in case the device has issues (not caused by me).

So yeah, a step in the right path but community devs>htc.
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Omg this is insane news, Cyanogenmod 7 here i come
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Pity they were beaten to the punch by a few devs out there, You can already S-Off the device.

But Kudos to HTC for listening to the community
Edited by AppetiteNZ - 8/4/11 at 2:46am
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Not awesome. Voids your warranty; time will tell if this extends to manufacturer hardware defects.
    
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I wonder when Apple will do this...
lolz this made me lol
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
Just do it Samsungs style and ship it fully unlocked, HTC.
The carriers are the ones that probably lock the phone.

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Not really, the community has already come up with a full unlock. Plus i'd rather not officially give up my warranty status in case the device has issues (not caused by me).

So yeah, a step in the right path but community devs>htc.
This might mean HTC will be providing unlocks on release date or after update. This would assist the community devs.
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