The HTC One continues to remain elusive to some, depending on which mobile carrier that you prefer to be affiliated to. Also, if you so happen to use your phones just as they come, without wanting to tinker with anything under the hood in terms of its operating system, then you can give this read a miss. However, if there is the itch in your belly to unlock your HTC One, do take note – it seems that there have been stories circulating around the web that the HTC One was configured to delete some of its apps whenever it goes through the unlocking process.
This is due to a bunch of apps that have been stashed in the preload directory on the HTC One’s data partition. In a factory reset, that particular directory will not be touched, but unlocking the device would not have this “safety buffer” built in, hence removing these files from the data partition, doing away with apps like the Calculator, Flashlight, Ringtone Trimmer, and Sound Recorder. I think I am all right without those, save for the calculator app. What about you?