Sunday, May 6, 2012

HTC One X bootloader is still locked!

It was found out that the AT&T version of HTC One X is still lock dispite HTC's last year's announcement on unlocking the bootloader for all it's Android device.The international version was rooted few weeks ago but this is not the case for AT&T.

HTC commented:

"HTC is committed to listening to users and delivering customer satisfaction. Since announcing our commitment to unlockable bootloaders, HTC has worked to enable our customers to unlock the bootloader on more than 45 devices over the past six months. In some cases, however, restrictions prevent certain devices from participating in our bootloader unlocking program. Rest assured, HTC is committed to assisting developers in unlocking bootloaders for HTC devices and we'll continue to unlock additional devices in the future."

HTC, by default, sells their phones with locked bootloader, however, they they do offer the option for users to unlock the bootloader if they wish to. Hence, it was said that AT&T is the source of this restriction.

Does that mean that, if any other party forces HTC on the same matter, they (HTC) will do the same too(prevent the device from participating in bootloader unlocking program) in future? Or does that means only certain phone are in that program while other more high tech phone such as this HTC ONE X is not in the program?

That does sounds fishy. Hmmmmm