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How to unlock bootloader of all HTC smartphones [Guide]

boot-image-bootloader [1]HTC stands apart from many other smartphone producers when it comes to unlocking the bootloader of your device. HTC had some time back, officially promised to allow the unlocking of bootloader for all models from 2011 onwards. Though it includes a number of steps that may, in the first look be confusing to the ‘common man’, unlocking your bootloader is relatively safer now. We have broken down the steps involved in unlocking your device to the layman’s terms, so that you can go on and unlock your HTC smartphone the right way.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Unlock the bootloader of your device at your own risk. Unlocking the bootloader may void your warranty.


This guide will help you to unlock the bootloader of almost all HTC smartphones (models from 2011 onwards) running on Android. Please note again that unlocking the bootloader voids your warranty. Proceed at your own risk.

Before We Begin

Before we start, make sure you are ready with the following:

How To Unlock the Bootloader of an HTC smartphone

fastboot oem get_identifier_token

fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin


Enjoy the all-new unlocked bootloader on your HTC smartphone. Now, you can do things like installing custom recoveries such as CWM or TWRP, rooting your phone or installing custom ROM’s.

[via HTCdev [8]]