Boot Loader Unlock For HTC Sensation Now Available

By 07:36 Mon, 12 Jul 2021 Comments

HTC has enabled the process of unlocking the boot loader on some of their phones and the first one to benefit from this change of heart is the HTC Sensation.

HTC’s developer website gives all the instructions as to how you can go about the process of unlocking the boot loader on your Sensation. It also offers a healthy dose of warnings and information regarding what all could go incorrect should you choose to unlock the boot loader, which includes the chance of your warranty getting void if the damage to device resulted due to the unlocking.

Currently only the global unlocked version of the Sensation can be unlocked whereas the Sensation 4G for T-Mobile and the EVO 3D for Sprint will have to wait a while.

Just in case you are wondering what a boot loader is it’s a program that loads the operating system programs and data into the Random-Access Memory (RAM) when the device boots up. Previously, HTC phones had the boot loader unlocked that made them popular among the Android modder community but they recently started locking it to, just like Motorola always has. However, you need to have an unlocked boot loader in order to flash the device with a custom Read-Only Memory (ROM) (basically install another compatible variant of Android than what originally comes with the phone). This is something not every company approves of, which is the reason for locking the boot loader.

However, the large number of HTC phone users and modders did not hold kindly to this go as it is against the spirit of open source and to create peace with them again HTC decided to revise their boot loader policy. So now you will be able to flash your HTC Sensation custom Read-Only Memory (ROM) and soon the Sensation 4G and EVO 3D. You can find more information about custom ROMS at the xda-developer forums.




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