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HTC Dev unlock tool adds five more devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Feb 2012 13:14

HTC Dev unlock tool adds five more devices The HTC Dev unlock tool is now expanded for even more consumers.
HTC smartphone owners can use the tool to unlock the bootloaders on their device, legally, making it easier to add custom ROMs.

The new devices to be supported by the tool are the Hero, Legend, Eris, MyTouch 3G, and myTouch 4G. There are now 58 different devices that are supported, with more to be added into the future. Most of the devices on the list are newer devices but the company promises older devices will continue to be added.

HTC added the Droid Incredible, Desire Z, T-Mobile G2, Aria, ChaCha, and Status a few weeks ago.

CEO Peter Chou noted last year that all new devices would have unlocked bootloaders, following criticism from the developer community.

With unlocked bootloaders, users can install ROMs like CyanogenMod thanks to the ability to add custom recoveries.

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