HTC DESIRE Z Posts on XDA

The Weekly Q&A: Week 29

Xda-Developers is a great source of information. Part of the reason for this is the general attitude of the members here. Websters Dictonary defines community as "joint ownership or participation." By working as a community, the members of XDA have been able to come up with answers to some of the most difficult questions posed...

Polished T-Mobile G2 Battery Cover

Some members like to go deeper when personalizing their devices, even further than just software. XDA member znanoDA took a step into personalizing the body of the device itself, making a chrome polished finish for the battery cover of the G2. All started because the plastic layer started to peel, which is a problem many...

Rosie Remaps Updated: Change the “Personalize” Button on your Desire Z

Personally, we think the HTC Sense softkeybar - or dock, whatever you want to call it - hasn't been organized well enough. It consists of the programs button, the phone launcher and the personalize button. Although it looks good, there are a few things that could have been designed better. The phone button is really...

Forum Merge Coming Up Soon: HTC Desire Z and T-Mobile G2

After some research, developers discovered that the custom ROMs for the Desire Z were able to run on the T-Mobile G2, and vice-versa. The hardware of both devices is almost identical. XDA member steviewevie suggested svetius (the user experience admin) about this and he decided to merge the forums soon.This means that developers won't have to...

Trackpad Wake For Your HTC Desire Z

We all know how annoying it is to have to press the power button in order to wake your device, especially when your device sports a trackpad.Well, HTC Desire Z owners can rejoice since you now have a trackpad wake tweak to solve this problem.XDA forum member JupiterDroid has posted instructions on how to install the...

Get Swype Back on Your Desire Z

All Desire Z owners have been cranking out roms, mods, and more over the past couple of weeks. One of the most popular ones out there is undoubtedly CyanogenMod. However, applying this to your device has a small consequence, you will lose Swype. What is more, since Swype can only be used by officially licensed devices,...

Alt Tab Your Way Around Your Desire Z with QuickSwitch

Ahh... the Desire Z. Without a doubt, an excellent piece of hardware with the OS to match. All sorts of possibilities open up when you have a hardware keyboard on a device and this is not the exception. XDA member Stratrix decided to make an "Alt Tab" type of application to assign keys from the...

Desire Z Permanent Root and Flashing Guide

As you are probably aware, the whole new Desire family was successfully perma-rooted thanks to the collaboration efforts of many devs in and out of XDA. A few days have passed already, and we can see that all the hard work from the devs is paying off with people reportedly able to fully root the devices...

ClockworkMod Recovery Adapted for Desire Z

Most Android owners know (or at least have heard of) ClockworkMod, which is basically a recovery system to play with system partitions on the OS. CWM allows you to make NANDROID backups, wipe different parts of the system (cache, Dalvik, etc), and even allow you to flash update.zip from your SD card. Based on yesterday's...

XDA ROM Report: the Sense HD Experience on your Phone

Many reviewers have been positive about the changes HTC made to its custom Android UI, HTC Sense. Especially the htcsense.com service, which offers many features to keep track of your lost or stolen phone, is well received. However, because HTC doesn't update its older phones to have this new version of Sense - which is a bit...

Partial Root of Desire Z Now Available

XDA member kholk has posted a guide to obtain partial root for the Desire Z (aka HTC Vision). While this will not allow you to flash any custom roms just yet (not that there are any available at the moment), it allows users and devs alike to start playing with the device in the way...

Desire Z ROM Ported to HD2

While the Desire HD ROM port was well received and is now available for many devices, XDA developer m-deejay presents us a port from the Desire Z ROM to the HTC HD2, hot from the oven. Although many features are the same, the developer states that the ROM is much faster than the Desire HD ROM. Unlike...