HTC Announces a Developer Edition of the HTC One with Unlocked Bootloader & SIM Slot

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  1. dgstorm

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    This is certainly intriguing news for HTC fans. The company may be doing very poorly , but they seem to be striving hard to correct that, and here is one way that will likely help. They just announced they will offer a developer edition of their new flagship the HTC One. It will come with an unlocked bootloader and an unlocked SIM slot. The device will launch at the same time as the usual carrier devices sometime later this month. It will be available in limited quantities for $649. Here's a quote with HTC's press release,

    Source: HTC
     
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    Now we're talking!! :biggrin::icon_ banana:

    Come on, Moto/VZW, get with the program!
     
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    All things D reported that the HTC One is coming to VZW 1-2 months after the initial US release to the other carriers

    So maybe this too???
     
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    I'm sorry, this just kills it for me. I do not want to have to buy a different version of the phone to have an unlocked bootloader. I doubt you can get this version at a subsidized price either.
     
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    We have always said that us hackers / rooters are a very small and un-noticeable bunch. I don't think that is the case any more!
     
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    So since the developer edition has support for 700mhz LTE, does it mean we can pop in a verizon lte chip and it will work?
     
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    Interesting hypothesis... Let's try!
     
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    Agree 100%. When the announcement of this phone coming to vzw, I think we all knew it was going to get locked down. Hopefully HTC does what Sammy did and leak a file to the dev community.
     
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