Lots of folks have been receiving their Pre-Ordered Droid DNA's in the mail today. Of course like the good Modders that they are they plugged that bad boy directly into the PC and headed to the HTC Dev site in hopes of Unlocking the bootloader on there shiny new device. Come to find out as expected Verizon has blocked the ability to use HTC Dev to unlock the bootloader of the Droid DNA. Really this comes as no surprise even though there have been reports of pre-release phones being unlocked using the tool it was assumed that Big Red would have the device fully locked by release day.
All that being said this is not the end of development for this device. In fact the device has never had S-Off and that was already being worked on. Developers like DSB have said that S-OFF will likely still come to this device, with a fully permanent root method as well. Other developers like Hashcode have said that other solutions like 2nd init could be implemented on this device to bypass the bootloader altogether.
Has this affected your decision to purchase this Beast phone?