HTC Super Tool Makes Easy Work of Unlocking a Range of Devices


In recent months HTC has made a push to play nice with the developer community that has grown up around the Android ecosystem. They have made available an official tool for unlocking the bootloaders of several of their devices, but for some the pace at which new handsets are added to the list is too slow for the turnover rate of modders and hackers. As could be expected, the problem was met with a solution in the form of HTC Super Tool, a user-developed piece of software out of the xda-developer forums. Constructed by user ‘frigid,’ HTC Super Tool unlocks and roots a large selectiong o devices made by the Taiwanese manufacturer. Successful results have  been attributed to Sprint’s entire EVO lineup, T-Mobile handsets including the G2, Sensation and several myTouch devices, and more. A unique feature of HTC Super Tool is the ability to remove most elements of the Sense UI, eliminated manufacturer and carrier customizations in favor of a more neutral Android experience. You can read up on the software and take it for a spin (use caution, as with all procedures that could potentially render your phone useless) by heading over to the xda link below.

[xda-developers via The Verge]

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  1. I was waiting for something like this!!!

  2. Awesome, I’m still waiting to root my wifes DInc2 until there is a stable ICS ROM out there…

    1. You should unlock and root now.  You can leave it stock until you find the ROM you want.  Future updates may not be rootable.

      1. Yeah I was thinking about that too… Why not right… lol

  3. I know I am too late with my entry (The contest started while I was fast asleep…..it starts too late for me)
    And I know I should post it in the topic, but to see if I would’ve won, this is my guess:


    1. Same…unfortunately I WORK and live in the UK, so was asleep! My guess would have been: 1265

  4. Aaaaaaaaaand still no love for the Rezound. &#!*

  5. why don’t HTC and motorola come with unlocked bootloaders? it’s stupid.
    XDA Devs are all over Samsung GSII and GN right now no wonder

  6. Does this both root the phone AND unlock the bootloader?

  7. Does it support the original DINC on the 2.3.4 OTA I wonder? Might be worth checking out for me if so :)

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