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HTC no longer locks boot loaders


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#1 Nuno Brito

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 08:36 AM

This might be fun:

There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we've listened. Today, I'm confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience," Peter Chou, CEO of HTC

http://www.facebook.com/HTC/posts/10150307320018084

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 01:31 PM

I really appreciate you sharing this here, Nuno! :dubbio: This affects me directly. (And hey, it's still about booting!)

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:25 PM

In 2003 I had a really cool E330 PDA from Toshiba and wanted to switch the default operative system to a linux distribution but it was just so difficult.

A nice looking machine whose hardware was simply too locked down.
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In some cases, involved dismantling the unit and progress could take several years:
http://www.mnementh....eseries/eseries

Nice to see a big manufacturer officially allowing users to choose their OS.


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