Featured: Want to Crack Open the EVO 4G LTE's Bootloader? Go Ahead, Sprint's Not Stopping You

Here at Android Headlines we ran a piece recently of AT&T seemingly stopping the unlocking of the bootloader on their variant of HTC's One X, which naturally upset some of us here and a whole lot more of you out there. For those of you that don't understand why the ability to unlock this certain part of the phone would be of any use to people it essentially allows developers and users alike to run custom firmwares on the device. For example, running pure Android without customisations from HTC like the software on the Galaxy Nexus. The unlocking of bootloaders has been a bit of a boon in the community this past year and for some time it seemed that HTC had really listened to us; opening up the gates to bootloaders on nigh every phone they offer including the near-relic G1 from days gone by.

However, AT&T didn't seem comfortable with people using the phone to it's full potential on its network. Sprint - on the other hand - don't seem to have any qualms about you unlocking the bootloader at all, as such if were to follow the instructions over at HTC Dev you can enjoy all the wonders than an unlocked bootloader can provide you with. It's interesting to see that Sprint seems more than okay with one unlocking the bootloader on the EVO 4G LTE, after all it's certainly the attitude we like to see carriers taking towards this great Open OS of ours.

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Tom Dawson

Former Editor-in-Chief
For years now I've had a heavy interest in technology, growing up with 8-bit computers and gaming consoles has fed into an addiction to everything that beeps. Android saved me from the boredom of iOS years ago and I love watching the platform grow. As an avid reader and writer nothing pleases me more than to write about the exciting world of Android, Google and mobile technology as a whole.