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The carriers are the ones that probably lock the phone.
Weird, my HTC Dream was so locked I had to get a Goldcard to unlock it, but my SGS2 was fully unlocked? I thought it was up to the manufacturer.
    
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Weird, my HTC Dream was so locked I had to get a Goldcard to unlock it, but my SGS2 was fully unlocked? I thought it was up to the manufacturer.
Its technically up to both, if the manufacturer wants it open they'll make it open, but if the carrier wants it locked down the manufacturer needs to comply by supplying a locked bootloader/OS for their phones(at least thats my understanding of it).
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Cool? Sorry....could someone explain to me what this does?
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Again, so long as HTC honour warranties on hardware and not software it's all good. But I won't be using these methods to unlock my bootloader and will just AlphaRev it, least that way AlphaRev don't take my unique device ID and store that just in case I have to return it for warranty.

This is meerly HTC trying to get out of honouring valid warranties on phones that have defects. You unlock, you void your warranty and so a manufacturer defect gets dismissed because they have you on record accessing and unlocking your bootloader.

Double edged sword.

The good news is, developers can tear this to pieces and provide their own unlock, warranty intact.
    
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post #25 of 41
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Again, so long as HTC honour warranties on hardware and not software it's all good. But I won't be using these methods to unlock my bootloader and will just AlphaRev it, least that way AlphaRev don't take my unique device ID and store that just in case I have to return it for warranty.

This is meerly HTC trying to get out of honouring valid warranties on phones that have defects. You unlock, you void your warranty and so a manufacturer defect gets dismissed because they have you on record accessing and unlocking your bootloader.

Double edged sword.

The good news is, developers can tear this to pieces and provide their own unlock, warranty intact.
Yep, this is the good news out of all of this, devs can reverse-engineer this to unlock the phones themselves and cut out HTC completely from the process.
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Cool? Sorry....could someone explain to me what this does?
Lets you put custom ROMs on even more easily.
    
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post #27 of 41
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Lets you put custom ROMs on even more easily.
*kernels, that was the problem with the atrix, people could still make roms but they couldnt change from the stock kernel(so no ASOP, no MIUI ect.).
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*kernels, that was the problem with the atrix, people could still make roms but they couldnt change from the stock kernel(so no ASOP, no MIUI ect.).
I say ROMs because they generally include kernels, and most people who do actually use it will just get a ROM and use the inbuilt kernel.
    
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I <3 my HTC EVO 4G
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*kernels, that was the problem with the atrix, people could still make roms but they couldnt change from the stock kernel(so no ASOP, no MIUI ect.).
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I say ROMs because they generally include kernels, and most people who do actually use it will just get a ROM and use the inbuilt kernel.
What do these ROMs/kernels do?
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