by Bams Sadewo, 1 year ago
Just when we thought manufacturers have made peace with devs and others who want to have the freedom to create their own smartphone experience with the Android OS on their phones, it is sadly appearing…
The fact that the HTC Droid DNA comes with a locked bootloader may have deterred some from going to the stores to pick up the 5-inch super phone, but those who stuck by HTC’s side will be thrilled to hear that a workaround has been found, one that allows them to get on with their Android tinkering lifestyle.
The folks at Rootzwiki have provided detailed instructions on how to softmod the Droid DNA so that you can unlock the smartphone's bootloader once more using the official HTCDev unlocking tool.
Needless to say you have to be quite proficient in using ADB. After downloading the provided app and backup file, the first few steps seem simple enough to follow, but the rest can be pretty complex. It can’t be stressed enough how you need to follow the instructions 100% if you don’t want to be left with a bricked device.
It’s worth noting as well that you may not be able to return the HTC Droid DNA to its locked state for warranty purposes. Having said that, the door to rooting, installing custom ROMs and more on the Droid DNA is now open for the adventurous type. As always, proceed at your own risk.