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Conan Troutman · Dec 10, 2012

CM10 Makes Its Way to the Amaze 4G (At Long Last…)

Some devices are lucky enough to get unofficial updates to the latest Android builds in no time at all, others have to endure a little bit of a wait. Some devices however, such as the Amaze 4G, are left hanging just that little bit longer than most. Fortunately though for Amaze owners looking for CM10 on their device, the wait is now over. XDA Recognized Developer sportsstar89 posted an unofficial build of CM10 for the device, which has all the major functionality you'll...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 18, 2012

Victory – HTC Releases Closed Source WiFi Drivers for HTC Amaze 4G!

Manufacturers and developers have a long standing love/hate relationship that has kept the fragile ecosystem where we spend most of our free time intact. The dance beat is somewhat the same across all brands and, for the most part, all devices as well. Most manufacturers out there are held against certain standards (either due to their own internal procedures and codes or due to contractual obligations with carriers) that force them to do certain things on the devices they make...

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Former Writer · Oct 14, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.3

The last time we brought you news about TWRP, it was to announce that TWRP 2.2.2 had been released. It had fixed a lot of bugs from the initial release of TWRP 2.2 and added a few new features. Very recently, TWRP has been updated again to version 2.3. There were a whole bunch of awesome improvements with TWRP 2.2 and a lot of unique and brand new features as well. TWRP 2.3 promises no less. The official change log...

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Former Writer · Jul 23, 2012

Telus Amaze 4G ICS Kernel Source Released, No TI WLAN Present

Previously, we brought you news that HTC Amaze 4G owners wanted their TI WLAN source code and had started a petition for it using emails and social media to get HTC to release it. HTC hasn't yet released the TI WLAN source code, but they have released the ICS kernel source for the Telus Amaze 4G. This is still fantastic news for HTC Amaze 4G owners, as development---which was on hold for so long due to not having source---can now finally get underway....

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Former Writer · Jul 19, 2012

Bootloader Customization Now Open to More S-Off HTC Devices

Not too long ago, we brought you news that allowed HTC EVO 4G LTE users to customize their bootloaders. The process was pretty cool, allowing users to make their bootloader look however they want---including making it look unhacked. After the initial project was released, users clamored for this to be made available to more devices. The requests were heard and responded to. Now, the plugin has been made available to make the bootloader customizer for a number of HTC devices....

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Former Writer · Jul 17, 2012

Jelly Bean Alpha for the Sensation and Amaze 4G

The march of Jelly Bean 2012 is in full swing. In the last week, we brought you Jelly Bean-related news on such devices as the ASUS Transformer TF300T, the Acer Iconia A100 and A500, and an XDA Developer TV roundup. The pace is truly awesome. The latest devices to the latest and greatest version of Android are a couple of T-Mobile HTC devices---the HTC Sensation and the HTC Amaze 4G. XDA Forum Member sahil_lombar with the help of others, brings Jelly Bean...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 12, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.2

Just about three months ago, we brought you news that the Team Win Recovery Project had received a massive update to version 2.1. April's release largely heralded the start of a new age in recoveries---where one would no longer have to deal with cumbersome menus, instead interacting with a very user-friendly GUI. It wasn't simply about the GUI either. In addition to bringing an unrivaled level of UI polish, TWRP 2.1 offered users many advanced features such as update.zip queuing, a basic...

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Former Writer · Jun 23, 2012

Learn to Compile CM9 on the HTC Amaze 4G

Compiling a ROM from source---or compiling anything from source---is often considered the first real development that aspiring developers do. There are ROM kitchens out there that will compile source for you, but the experience of doing it on your own is simply more gratifying. While the tutorial is written in the HTC Amaze 4G section of the forums, the instructions are pretty basic and should work for many other devices. The tutorial, written by XDA Recognized Developer sportsstar89, was created...

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Former Writer · Jun 23, 2012

HTC Amaze 4G Owners Petition HTC for TI WLAN Source Code

Sometimes OEMs need a swift kick to remind them that things need to be done. Such instances include the worldwide outcry for unlocked bootloaders and the HTC One X hardware fault. While HTC may not always listen to their customers, when it really matters they have a history of stepping up. This is a problem that HTC Amaze 4G owners are looking to avoid. XDA Recognized Developer hasoon2000, who's responsible for many popular toolkits and easier S-Off methods is stepping...

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Former Writer · Jun 7, 2012

Easy S-Off for Amaze, Vivid, Rezound, and MyTouch 4G Slide

Not too long ago, we brought you news of an all in one tool kit for a variety of devices that delivered permanent root, unlocked the bootloader, installed a custom recovery, and batched installed apk files. There was, however, one thing missing---S-Off. At the time of its release, S-Off was still a dream for many of these devices, but it has since become a reality. HTC Amaze 4G, Vivid, Rezound and MyTouch 4G Slide owners can now enjoy S-Off easily thanks to a...

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FallenWriter · May 23, 2012

HTC ICS Update Schedule Released

One of the most common questions here at XDA over the past several months has been, "When will my HTC device receive Ice Cream Sandwich?" Now, thanks to a tip from XDA Senior Member neoofoox we have our answer. Although we previously mentioned the devices confirmed to get ICS from HTC's blog back in March, it was only recently that HTC finally confirmed their timeline for this year's releases. According to HTC: What is the overall timeline of Android 4.0 updates?...

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egzthunder1 · May 22, 2012

HTC Amaze 4G Gets the Gift of Sense 4

Looks like Sense 4.0 keeps going down the 2011 line of devices, filling these devices with new life and a sense of continuity thanks to the wonderful work of some of our developers. The latest case took place earlier on Sunday as XDA Recognized Developer sportsstar89 and his colleagues at Team Nightmare felt confident enough on their work to release it into the wild, granting the Amaze 4G users the option of adding yet another port to their arsenal of ROMs and...

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Former Writer · May 12, 2012

HTC Unbricking Project Exits Beta, Delivers Final Release

For owners of many HTC device such as the HTC Amaze 4G, EVO 3D, MyTouch 4G Slide, Sensation, and the Vivid/Raider/Velocity, this has been a long time coming. A fully functional method to restore a device from a full brick is a pretty big deal. This then gives users more confidence when performing potentially risky tasks such as HBoot updates, ROM flashes, or turning S On. XDA Senior Member dexter93, along with a host of other developers, has finally released...

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Former Writer · May 9, 2012

All-in-One Toolkit for HTC One X, One S, myTouch 4G Slide, Amaze 4G, Rezound, and Vivid

Tool kits are often one of the most useful things a user will ever download. They usually let users efficiently perform a variety of tasks including acquiring root, installing a custom recovery, and flashing various development work ranging from ROMs to kernels. In other words, it lowers the entry cost for new users, and allows even the more experienced users to enjoy easy flashing. Now, thanks to XDA Recognized Developer hasoon2000, there are a variety of tool kits for many HTC...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 27, 2012

Amaze 4G Gets HTC’s ICS Blessing – Through a Leak…

Logic would dictate that our devices should survive thanks to their creators, and their continued existence would depend solely on their willingness to prolong it. If the aforementioned statement was in fact true, the creators (in this case the manufacturers) would release updates in a more timely manner. However, as we have seen time and time again, this is hardly ever the case, be it for quality assurance practices, carriers blocking the updates, etc. Whatever the reason may be, we...

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Former Writer · Apr 26, 2012

SuperCID for the HTC Amaze 4G and HTC Rezound

With the recent and not-so-tragic death of S-On for many HTC Devices, quite a bit of development has been underway for the newly freed devices. In essence, they seem to have gotten a development second wind, such as the recent ENG HBoot for the Rezound. Basically, there are now more devices having more development fun. Because of this, the HTC Amaze 4G and the HTC Rezound have SuperCID. XDA Senior Member electronicrice and XDA Forum Member jefffeely have posted methods to get SuperCID on the Amaze...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 23, 2012

Well HTC, You Put Up a Good Fight–Juopunutbear S-OFF for Most of HTC’s 2011 Lineup

HTC's locking of the bootloaders during last year was nothing short of a spectacular feat. It was really a battle of the titans, where the original line-up of Sensation-like devices came with a locked bootloader, which was later unlocked and S-OFFed, only to be updated to yet another revision of the HBOOT. But the second time around, it was locked to an almost unlockable state. Having heard many complaints from the user base (and us), HTC decided to offer the...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 10, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.1

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: touch-based recoveries are the future. Aside from giving end users easier access to device firmware modification, they add a much needed element of polish to the Android hacking experience. While some may say that these upgrade recoveries take away from the feelings of thrill and excitement, I argue that they offer a more efficient interface and enable some truly unique new features not available in the recoveries of yesteryear. In a...

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Ian Stacy · Apr 2, 2012

Unlock NFC on AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Stock ROM

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note users might want to have a look at this. With all the interesting stuff going on with NFC (Near Field Communication), from using Google Wallet to make real-life purchases with your phone to contact sharing and even initializing multiplayer games, it'd be a shame to have a NFC chip in your device and not be able to use it. Some of the more notable devices that have the NFC chip include the Samsung Galaxy S II,...

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Former Writer · Mar 28, 2012

Step-by-Step Guide to Lock Ring Theming For Sense 3.0 and 3.5

Despite how many consider HTC Sense 3.0 and 3.5 as being very bloated, there is at least one place where HTC hit a home run--the lock screen. The customizable Sense lock ring is, far and wide, one of the most popular and functional lock screens. Of course, for rooted users it only gets better, as they can actually modify the lock ring to make it look how they want. XDA Senior Member mohit1234 has written up a tutorial on how...

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