A few months back many of us were excited to see HTC come on Facebook and announce they would allow unlocking of certain phones via a website run by HTC. It was followed up with a statement on how it would only unlock phones that carriers would allow. Most of us in the US quickly realized that means not us. HTC CEO posted yesterday “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.”
While many devices aren’t yet listed on t he site, they are still unlockable. The HTC Rezound is a device that you can unlock right now that isn’t listed on the site. The HTC Vivid is another. This is great news all around. It will also start to raise some questions to Motorola as they have blamed Verizon for all of it’s devices being locked since the original Droid. The Galaxy Nexus and the Rezound are both able to get a factory unlock without changing a phones firmware or software. Let’s all hope Verizon is paying attention to how happy that makes the rooting community and begins to get more lenient with their stance.
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