How to: Unlock HTC Bootloader – All Devices

All HTC smartphones come with a locked bootloader by default. Luckily, after facing a lot of criticism back in 2011, HTC decided to offer a method of unlocking the bootloader via its official developers website. Since then the bootloader can be unlocked on almost all the HTC smartphones except a few carrier specific ones sold in the USA.

An unlocked bootloader is needed if you want to flash a custom kernel, recovery or rom. You also need an unlocked bootloader for rooting most of the newer HTC phones.

Make sure you back up all of your important data before proceeding as unlocking the bootloader will wipe your phone to factory settings.

HTC-Unlock-Bootloader

Important: Please note that unlocking the bootloader will void your phone’s warranty.

Guide

  1. Visit HTCdev and create a new account there if you don’t have one already:
  2. If you don’t have HTC drivers installed already, please download and install HTC Sync from the link below. It will automatically install the necessary drivers for you:
  3. On you phone, go to ‘Settings > Developer Options’ and enable ‘USB Debugging’.
  4. Connect your phone to your PC.
  5. Download the zip archive linked below which contains all the necessary files for unlocking the bootloader:
  6. Extract the downloaded zip archive.
  7. Open the extracted folder. Hold down <Shift> key and right click anywhere on the white space. In the context menu that opens up, choose “Open command window here”.
  8. In the CMD window that opened, type:
    adb devices

    You’ll get and output similar to this:

    List of devices attached
    01a85bcb device

    If you don’t see your device listed in this output, you probably don’t have the drivers installed or “USB Debugging” is not enabled.

  9. Once you can see your device via adb, reboot into fastboot by issuing this command:
    adb reboot bootloader
  10. Once your phone is in fastboot, get your phone’s identifier key by running:
    fastboot oem get_identifier_token
  11. You’ll see an output similar to this:
    INFO< Please cut following message >
    INFO<<<< Identifier Token Start >>>>
    INFO6B08571CFA5165E6DD651B61E54C21CA
    INFOE831316228F61EAD276FA3B5C09D1FF0
    INFO427E42252BD24461130468DFAFEC344D
    INFOF13F5A83AA732CA9678B8AF453EDA69C
    INFO319A8C0BF1887C87DDC25B7D7FC16C41
    INFO0791099A245FDE2B54AF869E2D3F13F3
    INFO5B0F8982C5BA528445ABE98FC580EFAB
    INFOD735C19C752F679F2C4C5F98E4A1F063
    INFOD4D85FFA64FEC3C11CA5971188211502
    INFOB3098649EAE32FB28FC5A50DCF20B50F
    INFO536BBF0540842672D55E0DD8A2FFA353
    INFO3694DFEC8661C2E9CB6D4BD4E3299DE0
    INFOB7BC2EC9B63DE42D355C4C49308E9348
    INFO543A4FD687245D6284421593D44C3D33
    INFO46E6738AFB76248A373D1CC1027095C9
    INFO6754DC0CB0686C3FEB6FDA61E64FB308
    INFO<<<<< Identifier Token End >>>>>
    OKAY [ 0.052s]
    finished. total time: 0.052s
  12. From the output above, you need to copy the information like this:
    <<<< Identifier Token Start >>>>
    6B08571CFA5165E6DD651B61E54C21CA
    E831316228F61EAD276FA3B5C09D1FF0
    427E42252BD24461130468DFAFEC344D
    F13F5A83AA732CA9678B8AF453EDA69C
    319A8C0BF1887C87DDC25B7D7FC16C41
    0791099A245FDE2B54AF869E2D3F13F3
    5B0F8982C5BA528445ABE98FC580EFAB
    D735C19C752F679F2C4C5F98E4A1F063
    D4D85FFA64FEC3C11CA5971188211502
    B3098649EAE32FB28FC5A50DCF20B50F
    536BBF0540842672D55E0DD8A2FFA353
    3694DFEC8661C2E9CB6D4BD4E3299DE0
    B7BC2EC9B63DE42D355C4C49308E9348
    543A4FD687245D6284421593D44C3D33
    46E6738AFB76248A373D1CC1027095C9
    6754DC0CB0686C3FEB6FDA61E64FB308
    <<<<< Identifier Token End >>>>>

    Please note that it starts from “<<<< Identifier Token Start >>>>” and ends at “<<<<< Identifier Token End >>>>>”. The word “INFO” from the beginning of every line is not copied and there are no extra spaces before or after the text in any line.

  13. Now visit the link below:
  14. Near the bottom of that page, you will see a box for pasting your identifier token. Submit your token there.
  15. Open the mail box for the email address you provided during sign up at HTCdev. Within a few seconds, you’ll receive an email from HTCdev with an attached “Unlock_code.bin” file. Download that file and move it to the extracted zip archive you downloaded earlier.
  16. Again from the command prompt, run this command:
    fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
  17. Your phone’s screen will display a confirmation dialog. Press ‘Volume Up’ key on your phone for selecting ‘Yes’ and push the ‘Power’ key. Your phone will reboot.
  18. Congratulations, you’ve just unlocked your phone’s bootloader.

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