HTC has been a bit back and forth on the status of their handset’s bootloaders as of late, but a canned response being issued to those questioning the unlock-ability of the HTC Sensation seems to indicate the handset manufacturer may be making good on their word to provide phones more open to development. While the Sensation doesn’t ship with an unlockable bootloader, it looks like a software update is in the works to provide exactly that.
“We are currently developing new bootloader unlocked software for your phone. HTC is still committed to allowing our customers to unlock the bootloaders if they wish, however we are still implementing the policy and many updates were already finalized prior to our change in policy. We apologize for the inconvenience, but be assured that we are working on a solution for our customers and our commitment has not changed. Please stay tuned to our official channels for ongoing updates on how we will be implementing this policy. Thank you for your patience.”
Multiple members over at XDA have received the above response explaining that their new bootloader policy wasn’t in place until after the software of the Sensation was finalized. An update is promised, though we can’t say for sure when it might land.
The change in policy and the tease of new software that is a bit easier to crack has the root and ROM crowd foaming at the mouth. This one will score some major brownie points for HTC, and they’ll need them. Especially after Samsung has been handing out phones to ROM developers and all…