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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. Community devs >>>>>>>> any corporation's solution.

Also, programs and apps cannot cause mass problems to your device unless you are already rooted and give them the permissions to do so. So locked or unlocked bootloader doesn't matter - you still need to reboot the device and press the key combination in order to install a custom, rooted ROM onto your phone for these malicious apps to take complete control.
post #32 of 41
That's awesome for people that don't know how to root.
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Though most people won't care. This voids your warranty as per HTC.
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I wonder when Apple will do this...

When pigs fly.


I am glad that HTC is stepping in the right direction with this, no doubt the Android segment can be really competitive given the amount of players. Any edge they got over their competition and making the consumer have other options is a huge plus.

I like me Ev0 3d
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What do these ROMs/kernels do?
Speed up the phone in general, enable root access, etc.
    
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I'm currently using this ROM with this Data2EXT mod for my Desire. Best ROM I've used so far and unlimited storage.
    
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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.
Yeah they might accidentally do that and accidentally download odin/heimdall.
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post #38 of 41
It's great that they are following through, however it's a bit late since several of their phones have already gotten s-off.
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What, so now they can skimp on their warranties when the phone breaks and just blame it on rooting? Nice way to get out of their warranty. Nothx.jpeg. They'll also have a list of all rooted users and after reading a huge article written by P3Droid about the companies coming down on rooting I don't want my device on a list like that. But...

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The good news is, developers can tear this to pieces and provide their own unlock, warranty intact.
...if they can do this and leave HTC out of the loop then it will indeed be awesome.

Also it's almost impossible to brick my droid x. All I do it pop in a SBF CD and it automatically flashes my phone to stock froyo. I know it's not HTC but I'm sure all Android phones can do this.

Edit: HERE'S the article talking about Motorola being gay.
Edited by MotO - 8/5/11 at 4:41pm
post #40 of 41
Most HTC devices can already be unlocked with "Revolutionary" developed by Unrevoked and AlphraRev. This includes the Sensation, EVO 3D and Incredible S.

I don't really see a point in registering your email and voiding your warranty to unlock the bootloaders using HTC's method.
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