HTC talks the One X bootloader, blames AT&T
Today AT&T is launching its version of of the LTE-equipped One X (internationally known as One XL). But those users hoping to unlock the bootloader will be disappointed – the smartphone isn't supported by the HTC bootloader unlocking program.
HTC quickly released a statement shedding more light on the matter:
"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."
HTC is clearly saying that it's not the problem here, unambiguously pointing the finger at AT&T. The carrier is famous for its often ridiculously restrictions (or worse) on popular smartphones. And since AT&T is involved here you should probably forget about official unlock of the One X bootloader ever.
Yes, it sucks.