We’ve been reporting recently that several HTC devices have been added to the list of unlockable phones on HTC’s developer portal. Well, turns out that the portal can unlock all phones that have been released after September of 2011. That may indicate that phones that are released in the near future will make it on the list, no questions asked (so to speak).
That’s big news for the community for two reasons. First, this gives developers out there the ability to jump start work on custom ROMs (i.e. CyanogenMod and MIUI) and mods. Second, it will give new life to phones that, in the current climate, would be considered dated in six months time. In any case, much thanks to HTC, maybe other manufacturers should take note.