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Unlock HTC Sensation bootloader with official HTC Dev tool

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

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.

  • Max

    I’ve done all this and my Sensation is unlocked but what now…? I still don’t have root access. What do I need to do flash a custom ROM?

  • Halim

    Im stucked at step8,please help me =(
    here i show my cmd whenever i checked many time my directory still cant..
    In my cmd..
    c:\Android2>fastboot oem get_identifier_token
    … INFO[ERR] Command error !!!
    OKAY [ 0.014s]
    finished. total time: 0.014s

    c:\Android2>

  • Josh

    That means u have tried the revolution patch and u will need to do the htc update and that will take u to hboot version 1.18…..
    Does any1 know how to install clockwork mod????

  • peter

    what htc update and how ?

  • Mahmoud

    got the same error [err] command error!!!
    anyone help please?

  • moumni

    hello , I have an evo 3d
    it not work well
    he kidding
    I can not download the application . application (htc hub) does not work and (like HTC) when I press (htc likes) I get this message
    (application (htc hub) does not work and (like HTC) )
    please I have not found the solution
    help me. thank you

  • Vlad

    Wanna make a statement if anybody made a same mistake..

    Unlocked Sensation pyramid and when tried install clockrecovery after updating the system, it stayed on red exclamation mark.. didn’t try to flash su- file yet as it was written to do first this step with the recovery.. i’m stucked.. missing some point somewhere.. release of my phone is august 2011.. i can use is it with the bloody sense and stock rom.. what am i missing here? followed unlock via htcsite, downloaded files from xda but no joy in this step.. hboot is 1.18.0000.. phone disconnected after some tries.. debugging on, fastboot disabled, waited for few minutes for enering revolutionary code with clockwork part and i realised i was putting wrong code as did it on 2 computers.. because my main one died recently..

    now i can see flashing recovery over fast boot.. avoid to do it over slow computer, otherwise you can get a bit mad without some drink or so..

    then bootloader – recovery, reboot and system started
    reboot to bootloader, choose install zip su-efgh.zip and confirm
    rebooted after all, installed superuser and rom manager after opening refleshed clockrecovery on the rom manager and downloaded this 7.1
    http://mirror.dal.tdrevolution.net/kmobs/update-cm-7.1.0-SelfKANG9-Sensation-signed.zip

    updated su sub binaries, just not sure why busy box was not installed as well yet..

    but then copied cm71 to sd and flashed via rom manager
    cyanogen has booted up and let’s see later on;)

    PS
    kernel 2.6.35.13
    based version 10.56…..9035.01.M

    Andro version 2.3.7
    built nr GJ22

    finnaly got rid of sensation and normal ROM is here..
    rebooted.. works now..

    if helped, I’m glad and thank for your posted advices..

    V from 99

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  • Andrew

    Got the Device ID Token token following your instruction so have a block of Text Says then paste token . Where is this pasted into Token Field?? Where is this located?
    Looked at HTCdev.com but not seen any info there. Sorry for noob question but upto this point the instructions were clear

    Thnaks

    Andrew

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