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HTC Source | February 23, 2018

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HTC EVO 4G and myTouch 4G Slide now supported by HTC Dev bootloader unlock tool

HTC EVO 4G and myTouch 4G Slide now supported by HTC Dev bootloader unlock tool

If you have an HTC device made prior to September 2011, you may now be able to unlock your bootloader using the official HTC Dev tool. HTC recently announced that it has added the EVO 4G (Sprint) and myTouch 4G Slide (T-Mobile US) to their list of supported devices. This brings the list of supported devices to 23. Don’t despair if you don’t see your device listed as they are frequently adding devices to that list. It should just be a matter of time before your device shows up.

Once you have that bootloader unlocked, you can start using custom ROMs that are available including the popular Cyanogen ROM. The customization options for your phone are now almost unlimited! Just keep in mind that using HTC’s official unlock tool may void your warranty.

Don’t forget to share with us how you have customized your newly unlocked phone. We’d love to see your creativity.

UPDATE: HTC now states that ALL devices made prior to September 2011 have bootloaders that are unlockable.

All HTC Android devices launched after September 2011 are unlockable. The website will be updated accordingly to reflect this in the coming weeks. We continue to work on models launched prior to September 2011, please check back often for the status of older devices.

Source: HTC Dev

About Steve Raycraft

I am new to the blogging arena, but felt it was something that I could do to share with others my passion for Technology and Android in general. I currently live in Tennessee with my wife. I look forward to working with the guys here at HTCsource and would love feedback on my posts.


  1. jpmist

    Forgive this newbie a dumb question, but I don’t know where else to ask this. I have an HCT EVO View tablet which I’m desperate to unlock. Sprint sponsors the NBA League pass for Android, but since my table has Sprint software on it, my table can’t install the League pass I assume because Sprint intends for me to get a 4G account first, which I don’t need or want.

    I have the HTC dev website where it shows the HTC products eligible for unlocking. My tablet doesn’t appear on the list, but when I go to click on the “unlock” I now can get thru to the instruction page whereas several days ago I couldn’t. Does this mean it’s safe to unlock my tablet even though it’s not officially listed as supported?


    • jpmist

      Nevermind, Name popped up on eligable list yesterday. Fingers crossed.

  2. Jim dent

    Where do we get custom roms?

  3. is it just me or does the battery drain out in one day? i use sipmle things like internet and text but it drains in like one day bluetooth and 4g are turned off