TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC has released its bootloader unlock process on its Sensation smartphone.
HTC Sensation devices running software version 1.45.401.2 can use the bootloader unlock process, with other devices to be added in the future. HTC has advised users to keep checking HTCDev.com for updates.
HTC said on Facebook, "We are very excited that our bootloader unlock process is now available for our first phone! Currently, HTC Sensation running software version 1.45.401.2 can use the new unlock process. Other devices will be added in the future, so please check HTCDev.com often for updates, as well as a detailed explanation of the unlock process."
In May, HTC announced that it wouldn't lock the bootloader on its devices, making it easier for users to customise their handsets.
A smartphone with an unlocked bootloader can easily be customised to load an alternative operating system. It can be a useful way to free up memory or install specific features but can risk possibly voiding a warranty.
Meanwhile, HTC's Evo 3D smartphone is launching in the UK earlier than previously thought. It is available on the clove.co.uk website for £534, while at Amazon the device will tip up on 22 August and at Expansys it will arrive in 4 days. It had previously been expected that the device would launch in September.
The handset has Qualcomm 1.2GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 1GB of internal storage. HTC is calling it a 'superphone' and it will boast a large 4.3in Super LCD touchscreen display with 540x960 resolution.
WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA and a microUSB port all feature on the Evo 3D, along with dual 5MP cameras. µ
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