Unlock HTC Sensation bootloader with official HTC Dev tool
Owners of the European HTC Sensation can now unlock the bootloader on their phones with the official bootloader unlocking process from HTC. The HTC Sensation is the first phone to get access to the official unlocking process which gives users and developers the ability to install custom ROMs on the device. Since we don’t have a European HTC Sensation on hand, we have not been able to test the process ourselves, but HTC has put together a dummy proof instruction manual to guide people through all the steps.
Steps to unlock HTC Sensation bootloader
- Use Android SDK to run fastboot command and request the device identifier token
- The identifier token is output to the PC console
- User submits device ID token via HTCdev.com portal
- After Validation, server emails the Unlock Key and commands to the use
- User unlocks device using Unlock Command and Unlock Key
While the steps above sound pretty simple, we estimate it should take at least 20-30 minutes to get their unlock key and unlock command to unlock the bootloader on the HTC Sensation. The majority of that time will be spent getting ADB and HTC Sync set up and running through the ten steps (pictures below) to locate your phone’s unique identifier token. We’re sure HTC could have made the process a lot easier, but this should discourage most casual users from rooting their phones and getting into things they shouldn’t be playing with.
Using the official bootloader unlocking process could void your warranty and will completely erase all the data on your phone. Be sure to make a backup of all your phone’s essential information by you start. How many of you Sensation owners are eager to unlock your phone’s bootloader? Let us know how the process goes what which custom ROM is at the top of your list?
Source: HTC Dev