Earlier this year, HTC made a promise that going forward, they would ship phones with the bootloader unlocked. Unfortunately, the EVO 3D still arrived in a locked down state. This has caused great troubles to the hacking community in trying to not only root the device, but also begin the development of custom ROMs for it.
The people have spoken, however. Taking to HTC's Facebook page, customers have been sounding off against HTC over the locked bootloader on the EVO 3D, even going so far as threatening to return the phone within the 30 day return window if HTC doesn't do something about it.Apparently, this has generated a certain amount of concern within the HTC corporate office. Yesterday, they finally posted a statement in response to one customer, saying that they are "diligently working" on unlocking the bootloader. They went on to say that once everything is finalized, they will post a statement on Facebook.
One of the reasons I really like HTC is that they seem to listen to their customers, and this seems to be another example of that. Granted, they probably should not have started the practice of locking bootloaders to start with, but you have to give them some amount of credit for seeing the error of their ways.
We'll keep an eye on this and let you know once they've announced a patch to unlock the bootloader.
Source: Good and Evo