HTC Droid DNA gets a bootloader unlock workaround - HTC Source
Some say that good things never last, I would have to disagree. The HTC Droid DNA just came out and looked promising with an unlocked bootloader, root access, and a custom recovery making this phone ready for ROMs and Kernels of all types – however Verizon decided to flex its muscles and had HTC pull the bootloader unlocking process from the HTCdev website. Is all hope lost? Not a chance! Jcase, a smartphone unlocking genius from XDA-developers, has worked up and released an unofficial workaround to unlock the bootloader on the HTC Droid DNA!
In a nutshell this method will change the carrier information of your DNA in order for you to spoof the HTCdev bootloader unlocking process. If you’re interested in unlocking the bootloader on your HTC Droid DNA, follow the instructions in the article below to a cue. You need to be extremely careful using this method as it has bricked a few devices on XDA. Make sure you download all of the needed items and meet all the requirements so that you do not damage your phone.
Disclaimer: I, nor anyone else on htcsource.com is responsible for any damage you cause to your phone.
Why was the bootloader on the HTC Droid DNA locked?
It was just a year ago that HTC promised to provide products with unlocked-bootloaders to all so who is behind all the tyranny behind the scenes? HTC did a great job with this phone; however Verizon seems to be trying to play dominant and seems to be the tyrant here. Verizon limited the expandable memory options for the DNA in order to push users toward the cloud and now they seem to be taking away the ability to unlock our phones as some bricked users have found various methods to return them for new ones. Thus, costing Verizon money.
What do you all think about Verizon’s attempt to lock the bootloader on the DNA? If we buy the device aren’t we entitled to modify it however we’d like?