As they say, straight from the horse’s mouth, Peter Chou, CEO of HTC has made an official statement that they will no longer be locking bootloaders on their phones. This announcement came on their Facebook page. There’s no word if this will effect the upcoming Evo 3D, or just for their future phones. We’re hoping they’ll unlock the Evo 3D’s bootloader though, even if its after launch. Also, what about existing phones like the Thunderbolt and Incredible 2? Do you think Motorola will follow suit?

“There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we’ve listened. Today, I’m confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience,” Peter Chou, CEO of HTC.