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HTC To Enable Smartphone Customisation, Unlocks Bootloader

HTC announced that it’s future Smartphone devices will come with unlocked bootloaders - a move that will equip developers, as well as users to customise their handsets according to their tastes.

Peter Chou, the CEO of the Taiwan based Smartphone maker disclosed the news on the company’s Facebook page.

"Today, I'm confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience," the Facebook post by Mr. Chou read.

However, the Facebook post did not reveal whether or not the company will extend this offering to the existing handsets also.

An unlocked bootloader means users get the power to easily customise their phones, as well as can install alternative operating systems too.

The offering can also be exploited for freeing up memory or even install additional features - but at the risk of voiding warranties.

According to Mr. Chou, the move is the outcome of a growing demand from customers. He said, “There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we've listened."

The Facebook post by Chou has already received more than 1500 comments.