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HTC Evo View 4G, myTouch 4G Slide get bootloader unlocks

updated 04:55 pm EST, Tue December 27, 2011

HTC unlocks Evo View 4G, myTouch 4G Slide phones

HTC has just added the Evo View 4G and myTouch 4G Slide smartphones to its official bootloader unlock program. This is part of a larger commitment to unlock 2011 smartphones, with new ones coming over the next few months. HTC is quick to point out, however, that even these official unlocks may mean users' warranty claims may not be covered.

Also, unlocking the bootloader won't unlock the SIM, as this remains at the discretion of the carrier. The unlock is done at a user's own risk, and side effects may include improper software functioning or even physical damage due to overheating. Invalid DRM security keys may also make some apps inaccessible.

While over-the-air firmware updates will continue to be sent, users run the risk of them making the device unusable. Once unlocked, devices can no longer be returned to their original state.

The possible benefits include users getting the ability to upload unreleased software onto their handsets, such as unofficial Android 4.0 builds.

The first official device unlock came in July for the







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