AT&T HTC One X Bootloader Cannot Be Unlocked

May 6, 2012 in News by Hashim Fannin

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Considering last May, on Facebook, HTC committed to unlocking the bootloaders of their smartphones, it is a bit alarming to find out the AT&T version of the HTC One X does not have an unlockable bootloader.  When attempting to unlock the bootloader using HTC’s HTCDev bootloader tool, users are presented with an error.  When HTC was contacted regarding this error, they responded with “HTC is committed to listening to users and delivering customer satisfaction. Since announcing our commitment to unlockable bootloaders, HTC has worked to enable our customers to unlock the bootloader on more than 45 devices over the past six months. In some cases, however, restrictions prevent certain devices from participating in our bootloader unlocking program. Rest assured, HTC is committed to assisting developers in unlocking bootloaders for HTC devices and we’ll continue to unlock additional devices in the future.”  Though they did not say it directly, it would appear HTC is alluding to the carrier (AT&T) being the “restriction” causing the locked bootloader.


Source:  Droid Life

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