AT&T HTC One XL To Do Without Bootloader Unlocking Support!

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HTC has been doing fairly well with its Android smartphones.Interestingly, most of the HTC phones are blessed with larger displays than the competition and most of them officially allow unlocked bootloaders.

The whole HTC Android phones community was beaming with joy, but that had to change someday, and that day has come. It is being reported that the AT&T’s version of HTC One X, the HTC One XL will not support bootloader unlocking.

The HTC PR was quick to release a relevant statement but has assured that unlike AT&T HTC One XL, upcoming HTC Android phones will resume unlocker bootloader support. Meanwhile, the HTC One XL AT&T phone is all ready for the big reception.

Unlike the HTC One X which sports a quad-core Tegra 3 chip, the AT&T HTC One XL Android phone features a dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor. This is probably to make best use of built in LTE support and maximize battery life.

HTC One X features a 4.7” capacitive touch display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, an 8 megapixel autofocus camera on the rear plate, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera with 720p video calling support, 1GB RAM, 32GB storage space and much more.

Other interesting features include Beats audio enhancement, video stabilization, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA support, microUSB 2.0 port and of course, Android 4.0 ICS OS under the hood.

Earlier, HTC has officially allowed HTC bootloader unlocking through their bootloader unlocking program. While many of Verizon HTC phones are still covered under this program, AT&T’s latest and greatest Android smartphone, the HTC One XL will seemingly remain an exception.

Here’s HTC’s justification for the sad hearts:

“HTC is committed to listening to users and delivering customer satisfaction. Since announcing our commitment to unlockable bootloaders, HTC has worked to enable our customers to unlock the bootloader on more than 45 devices over the past six months. In some cases, however, restrictions prevent certain devices from participating in our bootloader unlocking program. Rest assured, HTC is committed to assisting developers in unlocking bootloaders for HTC devices and we’ll continue to unlock additional devices in the future.”

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