HTC EVO 3D Unlock Tool: Buy one now or wait for the iPhone 5?

HTC are what seems to be a pretty innovative company, they are doing pretty well with their smartphones since taking on Google’s Android OS and they previously announced that they were going to lock the bootloader for their devices. This was strongly opposed by their fans and user base and now HTC has allowed the HTC EVO unlock tool out on the loose, does this mean that you will buy one now or will you wait for the iPhone 5?

The company (HTC) might have just secured their device’s future as many people that I describe as “tinkerers” will now look at their smartphones as something they can play with and customize how they please. Unlocking the boot room for HTC smartphones means that you will be able to crank up the settings how you please, which was previously done by rooting. Motorola has been in a similar position after they asked the question on Facebook “What do you most want to see from our devices?” They had an overwhelming response of “Unlocked Bootloader” and we believe that they are now taking the steps to get to that point.

With all this happening, could it potentially damage Apple’s sales of the iPhone 5? On one hand it could as people may opt to go with different devices from other manufacturers, but with more and more people wanting the ability to customize their devices how they please, Apple could be in for a shock when their new device goes on sale.

We read about the bootloader unlock tool being rolled out to the HTC EVO 3D over on Geeky-Gadgets where Julian Horsey has added an article talking about it and also about the HTC Sensation, which recently received the update. The update originally came as many do, through HTC’s Facebook page. They explain that for the EVO 3D on Sprint the unlock tool is now available from the HTC Developers webpage which you can find by clicking here.

This leaves us with a question for you all, will you now buy the HTC EVO 3D and tinker with it or will you wait for the Apple iPhone 5? Let us know your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below.