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If you didn't know, HTC has promised to provide bootloader unlock support for all devices released after September of 2011 as well as many others released before, and they have been keeping good on that promise with added support for many devices over the last few months.

They're still going strong, and added several more devices to the list earlier today.

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There you have it, the newly supported devices are the HTC Desire Z, ChaCha, Aria, Droid Incredible, Status, and T-Mobile G2. If you own one listed above, you can head on over to the HTCDev website to unlock your bootloader now.

As always, you're warned of the potential harm you can do to your device with an unlocked bootloader, and it is strongly recommended that only experienced users proceed.

Brandon Lancaster
Brandon says he likes to live life on the edge. By that he means eating ice cream for breakfast and wearing house slippers to class. Aside from all of the ballsy action he partakes in, he's a mass communications student that spends much of his time studying or tinkering with his phone.

  • Caleb B

    What the hell is Motorola doing?

    • chssmsterwnook

      Making 20 new phones to release in the next four months.

  • nevetsg

    Good, now can we have ICS Camera drivers for the DesireZ?

  • Brownstar

    Does this make it way easier to Root?

    • Brandon Lancaster

      In most cases, you need to unlock the bootloader before you can even root. There are a few exceptions for a few devices that involve unique exploits, but most require the bootloader to be unlocked before you can gain root access.

      • James

        I thought bootloader unlock is only needed for custom roms :/

  • Chris

    i still have hopes for the HTC Desire S.

    • Iulian

      The desire S was released in the previous update!

      • shabba007

        The Desire S isn't listed as an option on the htcdev.com website.

  • http://www.lamcreations.com LAM Creation

    Has anyone successfully unlocked the bootloader via this tool?

    • whosaidwhat

      I did last night and it was rather easy. They provide all the instructions.

      I did this for by G2/Desire Z.

      • wonderer

        well for Desire Z/G2 there's a root avaiable for more than a year + together with a downgradge instruction for gingerbread versions.

        I can't understand why would I need this, once I gained root I installed CWM and periodicaly trying different ROMs with just few clicks, CM nightly builds mostly..

        This is not a rant, but can someone enlighten me why would I need that for Desire Z, which had root/CM7 running for a year?

        • thedigitalbug

          The bootloader that was used to root the HTC Vision/DesireZ/G2 phones was an engineering bootloader that leaked. The bootloader that HTC is putting out is a more recent production bootloader. However, I don't think there are any noticable benefits to flashing this new one if you already have the engineering one.

  • tony

    Any instructions?

    • Jaz

      Instructions are on the site. Just remember that with this htc and sprint will know your unlocked and this will most likely wipe out your phone. I wish they would come up with an unlocker that doesnt wipe your phone.

  • jordanjay29

    Now if only they'd come out with this 14 months ago when I first got my G2.

    Thank god for XDA!

  • unhappybirthday

    OK, *now* the only HTC phone from the past 1.5 years that hasn't been unlocked is the MyTouch 4G (Glacier). Don't need it myself (as we already have S=OFF tools) but it makes me wonder if T-Mobile has asked them to leave this off...

  • Owen Finn

    OMGZ! HTC remembers that they actually made the Aria? Yay!

  • http://eureteppich.webs.at gasal

    Das war sehr gut

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