HTC continues launching unlocked bootloaders for its smartphones. This time the manufacturer concentrates its attention on another bunch of devices, which includes the Sensation, the Sensation XE, the Vivid, the myTouch 4G Slide, the Desire HD and even the HTC One V.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has appeared on everyone’s lips, and presumably, most of the source codes refer to it. Android 2.3 Gingerbread bootloaders were unlocked for the myTouch 4G Slide and the Desire HD, while the rest got Android 4.0 kernels.
On the whole, this is one of the main reasons why Android OS is so welcomed by both users and developers. I mean the open-source nature of the platform is very attractive for developers who create different custom ROMs for devices. It’s an excellent chance for the out-of-update-list handsets.
In such cases users apply to services like CyanogenMod. The latter never lets the users down. Moreover, it has announced about getting a new set of servers to build its ROMs faster. So in the future we can wait for more from CyanogenMod.