Jail-breakers of the world unite! Well, not so fast. Engadget’s Brad Molen reports that HTC will begin rolling out bootloaders in August to the global HTC Sensation, with the Sensation 4G on T-Mobile and EVO 3D on Sprint to follow. The release is a two-step process that involves first a “maintenance release” to the phones, then the release of the unlocking tool in early September.
This is great news for those who want both freedom and functionality. But there’s a catch (of course). None of this promised freedom will mean a thing until—or unless—the carriers give the go-ahead. And as Molen notes, U.S. carriers are notoriously tight-gripped when it comes to subsidized handsets.
Read more at Engadget.