Let's start this with a disclaimer: I do not believe there is significant meaning behind synthetic benchmarks in correlation with real-world use. We've seen, time and again, some high-scoring phones output questionable performance. In this regard, Samsung is one of the usual culprits, and despite having opted for some of the highest spec configurations on each and every one of their flagships, many of them still managed to lag. Other top-tier devices, including the latest Nexus phone and tablet, managed to output...
Juopunutbear Tool Brings S-OFF to the HTC Jetstream
For both developers working on HTC devices and the end users wishing to get the most from them, achieving S-OFF is one of the major stumbling blocks that stands in the way of a fully customizable device. To sum it up as simply as possible, the S stands for security and achieving S-OFF is the process of unlocking the devices NAND storage. S-OFF is usually achieved sooner or later for the majority of HTCs devices. However, sometimes it can take a while to get there. One of the most recent devices to join this club is the HTC Jetstream, thanks to the rather bizarrely named Juopunutbear utility.
XDA Recognised Developer Fuses posted news of the Jetstream becoming a supported device for this tool earlier in the week, and it now sits alongside other popular HTC devices such as the Amaze, Sensation and Evo 3D (CDMA/GSM) among others. While the process is pretty simple on paper, something like this always has the potential to go wrong. Make sure you read up and understand the risks/potential problems before attempting this yourself. You will also need to have your bootloader unlocked via HTC Dev before trying this out.
Take a look at the original development thread for more details, as well as a link to find out exactly how to pronounce “Juopunutbear.”
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Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...
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