HTC smartphone owners can use the tool to unlock the bootloaders on their device, legally, making it easier to add custom ROMs.
The new devices to be supported by the tool are the Droid Incredible, Desire Z, T-Mobile G2, Aria, ChaCha, and Status. There are now 28 different devices that are supported, with more to be added into the future. Most of the devices on the list are newer devices but the company promises older devices will continue to be added.
HTC added the Wildfire S, Wildfire, Salsa, Merge and Desire just last week.
CEO Peter Chou noted last year that all new devices would have unlocked bootloaders, following criticism from the developer community.
With unlocked bootloaders, users can install ROMs like CyanogenMod thanks to the ability to add custom recoveries.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 17 Jan 2012 0:41