HTC Cannot Unlock The Bootloader Of The AT&T One X Because Of ‘Restrictions’


Here’s one of the lamest excuses I’ve ever come across. HTC is saying that it cannot unlock the bootloader of a phone that it made – the AT&T version of the One X, to be precise.

MoDaCo had reported that HTC’s official Bootloader Unlock tool didn’t work with the One X, the guys at The Verge reached out the Taiwanese manufacturer, which I’m quoting below.

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.

It’s highly possible that AT&T is the one behind this, and that HTC is being forced to face it, which is a pity. But that’s still irritating. Fret not, there will be a solution, definitely. If not official, there will be a workaround from the dev community, which, by the way, is awesome. One of the reasons I stick to Android, so yeah, trust them to come out with a solution.