Last Updated: December 29th, 2011

HTCDev.com has been unlocking the bootloaders of select HTC smartphones for some time now, but up until today, the Rezound was not among their ranks.

Update #1: HTC Vivid is unlockable as well - thanks again for the tip, jcase.

Update #2: HTC just updated the bootloader unlock site and announced that "All HTC Android devices launched after September 2011 are unlockable. The website will be updated accordingly to reflect this in the coming weeks. We continue to work on models launched prior to September 2011, please check back often for the status of older devices."

Here's the changelog if you will:


We've confirmed the Jetstream is also unlockable. Is anything else missing from the list?

Update #3: HTC Rhyme was another one we were missing.

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Left picture courtesy of erishasnobattery; right picture courtesy of vashypooh

Well no more – HTC has just added support for the Rezound to its unlock method. It’s not 100% clear whether this move was intentional, though: as our own Justin Case noted, the unlock method already supported the Rezound at one point, but HTC later pulled it. Additionally, the Rezound still isn’t on HTC’s list of officially supported devices, and at the moment there’s no recovery available, so you can’t flash radios or alternate bootloaders; hopefully the devs will get on this soon enough.

If you’re an HTC Rezound owner and you want to unlock your bootloader, we’d advise you to get on this fast, as it’s highly possible that it won’t last.

Source: RootzWiki forums

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • ccb101

    same with the vivid its not listed but we can unlock our bootloaders

  • Elvis Marmaduke

    Take THAT Verizon!

  • sgtguthrie

    The HTCdev unlocker doesn't truly unlock it though right? The radio and what else are still locked right? Also, it won't allow you to downgrade firmware will it?

    • sgtguthrie

      To answer my own question, all it doesn't unlock is the radio!



  • ferminpanadero

    HTC Jeatstream TOO!

  • ferminpanadero

    HTC Jetstream TOO!

  • http://www.teambamf.net dsb9938

    Amon Ra is on XDA for the Rezound.


  • http://alexus.org Alexus

    I wonder if HTC Thunderbolt gets unlock

    • sgtguthrie

      Yes, it does! According to XDA ...

  • CD

    What the heck does unlocking my device do?

    • pax

      Once the bootloader is unlocked, is not signed anymore and will allow you to install custome roms on your device.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

    Thanks HTC. Motorola, the ball is in your court now.

    This is seriously making me reconsider the Nexus that is being delivered today. I have two weeks to try it I guess.

  • rezoundraider

    Thanks HTC!!! Most appreciated!!!

  • sjaak

    also unlock htc chacha pls!

  • bootydirk

    we need unlock htc chacha plsssssss!!! come on htcdevvvvv.. its a great phone unlocked!

    • sgtguthrie

      I could be wrong, but I'm almost sure it has been. Have you tried it yet? Don't pay attention to the list of supported devices...

  • Jay

    I have ATT HTC Vivid 4G LTE and will be possible to unlock it too?