Canadian telecom Rogers have given Android users north of the border a bit of good news this afternoon, as they've confirmed that their release of the HTC Evo 3D will have an unlocked bootloader.


This response came from Rogers rep "RogersKatie" in the discussion thread below a blog post announcing their forthcoming Android products. This hopefully confirms the carrier's official stance on the matter, and isn't a matter of miscommunication.

As a Canadian consumer, this is a great step in the right direction when it comes to keeping our devices up to date and in line with Android devices in the United States. Along with other Canadian telecoms, Rogers is an offender when it comes to releasing phones months after their US release and not providing the updates that follow. 

A particularly amusing (or depressing) story is how instead of paying HTC to brand an update in order to release Android 1.6 for the HTC Dream (the T-Mobile G1 in the States), they gave each user the option of a free HTC Magic (T-Mobile myTouch 3G) instead.

With an open bootloader, Canadians will be able to at least enjoy custom ROMs and the like, instead of floundering with a stagnant product. Best of luck to all who're looking to go with this product.

Source: XDA, via MobileSyrup

Matt Demers
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  • richardyarrell

    I am happy for my friends getting this device in Canada. This is truly a great device as an daily driver and I personally recieve 16 to 23 hrs of battery life every day on my Evo 3d. Being a former EVO 4G owner and currently haing the evo 3d the technology in this device alone makes this the best upgrade to have. If your new to android and live in Canada just know you are getting a device that has top specs and a device that will be supported by HTC as far as updates are concerned. I am very proud to be a part of the EVO BRAND ON SPRINT....

  • http://na fm

    So I now know HTC is ful of crappy, if those evident com unlocked that toils mean the have the software to push out to us evo's

  • jbonics

    Canadian HTC evo 3D unlocked bootlooper, prepare to deal with some tards

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