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Will the bootloader unlock procedure as shown on the HTC Dev website affect my network lock?

I have an HTC Aria, which was originally SIM locked, but I got unlocked from a shop. Now, since I'm working on Android apps and HTC devices, I want to unlock my bootloader, but I'm worried that it will re-lock my device to the original carrier.

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No, the bootloader has no bearing on a SIM/network lock. The HTCdev site explicitly states this on the bootloader unlock page, in fact:

Please note that unlocking your bootloader does not mean that you will be able to unlock the SIM lock. Unlocking your SIM lock is at the discretion of your operator/carrier and is not part of the bootloader unlocking scope.

The reverse is also true, but the main point is that the two concepts are unrelated.

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Yea, I wanted to confirm for the reverse process.Thanks alot "eldarerathis" –  Muhammad Hassan May 23 '12 at 7:09
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