Only recently we brought to your attention the push from HTC users to have HTC unlock boot-loaders of recent devices.
It seems that HTC have heard the call.
Announced on their Facebook page this morning was their official end to locking boot-loaders. Whether this means that existing devices with locked boot-loaders will also receive some freedom remains to be seen, but this is the most positive sign yet. HTC’s Peter Chou has said:
There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we’ve listened. Today, I’m confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience.
Now we just have to wait and see whether Motorola will step up as well – they’ve said they probably will, but HTC’s answer today is far more definite.