HTC Announces That Future Phones Will Be More Root-Friendly

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After a bunch of user feedback, smartphone maker HTC has announced that it will be unlocking the bootloader on its Android phones, meaning they’ll be much easier to root.Lately, most manufacturers—including HTC and Motorola—have been locking down their devices, making them more and more difficult to get root access and load custom ROMs or extra apps. This is a pretty big step for Android phones, so it’s pretty exciting news for users that want extra functionality out of their phone. With any luck, other manufacturers will start to follow suit. [via HTC on Facebook]

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