A while back Sony Ericsson announced that they would be providing an Android bootloader tool for many of their 2011 Android devices, and now it seems that HTC may go the same way, according to a recent posting on their Facebook page.
HTC have announced that they are reviewing the locked bootloader policy, after a number of HTC users made complaints to HTC, although this doesn’t confirm that they will actually reverse their policy on bootloader locking, you can see their statement below.
Thanks so much for providing feedback, we hear your concerns. Your satisfaction is a top priority for us and we’re working hard to ensure you have great experiences with our phones. We’re reviewing the issue and our policy around bootloaders and will provide more information soon. Thank you for your interest, support and willingness to share your feedback.
Source Android Community