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Friday, April 6, 2012

How to unlock boot loader for HTC Sensation XE

Unlocking boot loader is now easy as htc officially provides a methode , but doing this activity will void your warranty agreement, so do it at your own risk.


  1. Go to http://htcdev.com/ and register you emai ID
  2. Install Java Runtime Environment (obtain it from http://java.com)
  3. Get Google Android SDK zip (android-sdk_r17-windows.zip is the latest) from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.htm
  4. Install HTC Sync (http://www.htc.com/www/help/)
  5. Extract android-sdk_r17-windows.zip and run SDK Manager.exe from C:\android-sdk_r17-windows\android-sdk-windows
  6. Select tools and install it
  7. Once the installation is finished get adb.exe, AdbWinApi.dll, fastboot.exe from (C:\android-sdk_r17-windows\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools)
  8. Create a new folder say “c:\Android”) and copy the files there
  9. Remove and reinsert the battery.
  10. Press Volume Down and Power to start the device into Bootloader mode.
  11. Connect the device to the computer via a usb cable
  12. Open Command Prompt and change directory to C:\Android
  13. Type in Command Prompt: fastboot oem get_identifier_token


  1. Now you need to copy the token generated in the above step and need to paste it on the form in htc site, for that Go to http://htcdev.com/bootloader/ and follow the instructions by clicking on “Begin Unloack Bootloader), most of the steps are already done and you can directly go to the token submission section. Once submitted they will email email you the unloack code binary (Unlock_code.bin)

  1. Copy Unlock_code.bin to C:\Android
  2. In the command prompt type fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin
  3. Now follow the instruction on your phone , select YES to unlock the phone , you can make selection using the Volume key and Power Button
 
  1. That’s it!!! , the phone will reboot and the boot loader will be unlocked
  2. If you want to re-lock it just type fastboot oem lock  






6 comments:

  1. Where to install the android SDK?

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  2. see step 5-7 . Its ok to install in default location

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  3. Nice one mate, clear and simple to understand:)

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  4. http://htcdev.com/ --->when I opened,register,then I sign in,why cant?
    http://htcdev.com/ --->not found page

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  5. I tried to do this couple of times with the above steps but then when i enter the command it still ask me to wait

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