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Android Flasher Utility Updated to 188.8.131.52 for HTC Phones
XDA user danward has updated his Android Flasher Utility to 184.108.40.206 and with it comes a few new features if you happen to be an owner of one of the phones his utility supports.
Here’s the change log:
Donate – Added auto-login.
Donate – Added another “Download Archive” button for convienence.
Donate – Fixed a few exceptions.
Donate – Fixed some downloads.
Donate – Auto sort list by version.
Donate – Bigger image displayed on hover of image/splash.
Reworked flashing selection page.
Reworked about page.
Reduced timers from 7 to 2.
MessageBoxes for errors.
MessageBoxes on detection of S-ON and non-ENG bootloader.
Fixed backgroundworker on the flashing process.
Added “Errors/Requests” menu item under help.
Cleaned up code.
Added news page.
That’s a pretty impressive list of changes for an incremental update so users of this utility should update their copy lickity split. Users who have supported phones, such as the Evo 3D or the Desire Z and who wanna give a try can check out the full phone supported list and additional features on the original thread found here .
For those who don’t know what this does, it’s a Windows exclusive utility that allows users of supported phones to flash over their bootloader, splash screen, recovery and radio (or each one individually) from a user friendly, super easy UI on their computer. Does that sound like win to you? That totally sounds like win to me.
I’ve always been a big fan of HTC phones and I wish I’d known about this software back when I had a HTC device. So if there’s anyone out there who has checked it out and wants to comment on the level and breadth of its awesomeness, feel free to leave us a comment!
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