The HTC Droid DNA is famous for its 5-inch 1080p touchscreen that is unseen among smartphones made by top manufacturers. But there are other advantages this handset can boast of, and first off, it refers to the notification led flash and unlocked GSM radio allowing it to be a world phone. What an irony — the HTC Droid DNA is launched with unlocked GSM radio but with locked bootloader, heh. Though these features have nothing in common, they sound good, right? Well, no more jokes. Let’s find out what this means and what the developers think about it.
A few months ago HTC opened developers support site, HTCDev.com. It allows developers “to harness software and hardware innovations on HTC phones for developing more richly integrated mobile applications and experiences.” Moreover, HTC is one of those few companies that unlocks bootloaders for most of its handsets. It helps developers create custom ROMs for those users who want to get a particular update, which their phones won’t receive.
As for the HTC Droid DNA, it is already available in Verizon’s stores, and the manufacturer has decided to lock the bootloader not allowing developers to play with the source code. But developers spare no effort to come up with worthy “creations.” There are already several ideas, and of course, the first thing they are trying to do is to use HTCDev bootloader tool. If it doesn’t bring the desired goal, then they will use the S-OFF tool.
While I have no idea when HTC will provide unlocked bootloader for the HTC Droid DNA, I am sure developers will root it very soon.