Can I unlock a bootloader for my HTC device?
HTC is committed to assisting customers in unlocking bootloaders for HTC devices. However, due to some of our carrier customers concerns, certain models with specific restrictions may not be able to be unlocked. Please refer to our list of supported devices to see if your device is eligible for unlocking the bootloader.
How do I boot into the bootloader on my Android phone?
Press the POWER button. The following options are usually available in the Bootloader: REBOOT – Restarts the phone normally. REBOOT TO BOOTLOADER – Restarts the phone and boots directly into the Bootloader.
What is the bootloader and how do I use it?
The Bootloader can be used in situations when your phone can’t start normally, or when you need to use specific system tools to help you solve issues. You might need to use it in situations such as: Warning: We strongly advise against using options that you are not familiar with.
Is the unlocking of the bootloader covered under warranty?
It is our responsibility to caution you that not all claims resulting or caused by or from the unlocking of the bootloader may be covered under warranty. Please note that unlocking your bootloader does not mean that you will be able to unlock the SIM lock.
Will the bootloader be unlocked for 2011 models?
HTC is committed to listening to users and delivering customer satisfaction. We have heard your voice and starting now, we will allow our bootloader to be unlocked for 2011 models going forward. Please keep an eye on this website for more details on which devices will be adding this feature.
Can I unlock my SIM lock if my bootloader is unlocked?
Please note that unlocking your bootloader does not mean that you will be able to unlock the SIM lock. Unlocking your SIM lock is at the discretion of your operator/carrier and is not part of the bootloader unlocking scope.