HTC Evo 3D LOCKED!

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  1. Malvado

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    Looks like the locked bootloader of the HTC Sensation was only the beginning of a trend that will continue with the company’s other major handset launches. It was discovered that the HTC Evo 3D will also feature an uncrackable bootloader along with secure kernel images and locked recovery mode. The signed bootloader ensures that the EVO 3D only boots with approved software builds, making the implementation of custom ROMs all the more difficult. Instead of attempting to crack the bootloader (a task that is nearly impossible due to 256 bit encryption, the best bet to gaining access to development on the handset is via a workaround that could include locating a leaked development ROM or finding a way to trick the EVO 3D’s bootloader. We’ll leave that up to the more than capable development and rooting community. They’ve faced hurdles before, but rarely have they failed at cracking whatever handset they choose.

    SOURCE: Confirmed: EVO 3D’s Bootloader, Recovery, and Kernel Images All Locked Down | Android News, Reviews, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets, Tips, Mods, Videos, Tutorials - Android Police
     
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    Guess they're taking the Moto route. I wonder how long it is before all phones are locked like this.
     
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    Its not the manufacturers, its the carriers that are pretty much requiring it :(
     
  4. DroidXDoes4G

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    Meh, I was looking into that phone!!
    Whatever, my X will do fine.

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    The whole tethering for free thing really pissed the carriers off. We now have bloatware and slow stock phones to look forward too.

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  6. Malvado

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    yea man...it sucks that they are all starting to lock down their phones
     
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    The evo 3d still has awesome specs and sense theme changer.

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    ...i still dont want my phone locked though! I bet the SGS2 will be locked too.

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  9. Malvado

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    i too was looking to switch from verizon to sprint for this phone..but after finding this news, i decided to stay with verizon
     
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    If phones start getting locked down this much, I might need to consider waiting until something unlocked releases, like Android phones should.

    The phone should belong to the customer, not the companies.
     
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    Yep. I was dead set against locked bootloaders and was going to show my displeasure by voting with my wallet on release day. Sprint would have had a lot of new customers!

    But it looks like I might as well hold out for a dual core 4G phone from any manufacturer on VZW
     
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    I made a decision that I'm going to stick with the FEW developer pphones that come out. I'm most likely going to jump ship and buy the Nexus S. I don't need all the crazy features like front facing cameras, and I really don't need 4g. Most of the time I use any data I'm connected to wifi anyways. And I absolutely hate the skins manufactures are putting on the phones, which is why I still use and love my trusty D1!

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