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

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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 need for daily use covered. Things such as WiFi, data, Bluetooth, GPS, audio, camera, CPU management, and so on work. However, as with any new build, there may be bugs. If you do happen to find that something isn’t working qu. . . READ ON »

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

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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 that keep most of us away from exploiting them and unlocking their full potential. This comes in the form of locking of bootloaders, pseudo-impossible to crack signature verifications, and secretive documentation that more often . . . READ ON »

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Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.3

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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 includes:

Rebased onto AOSP Jelly Bean source code
Rewrote backup, restore, wipe, and mount code in C++ classes for easier maintenance going forward
NOTE: backups from prior versions of TWRP are still compatible with 2.3
ADB sideload functionality from AOSP is included in 2.3, see this link for more info
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Telus Amaze 4G ICS Kernel Source Released, No TI WLAN Present

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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.

Now that source is released, the developers who commonly work with it have come together to tear it down and figure out what’s there and what isn’t. XDA Recognized Developers hasoon2000 and sportsstar89, along with XDA Senior Member . . . READ ON »

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Bootloader Customization Now Open to More S-Off HTC Devices

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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.

The process for a developer to port this is not hard. XDA Recognized Contributor regaw_leinad, who developed the application and plugin, takes a time out from the stags (yes, that’s really him) to explain how:

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Jelly Bean Alpha for the Sensation and Amaze 4G

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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 AOSP to the Sensation. HTC Amaze users get the goods thanks to XDA Recognized Developer sportsstar89, who actually brought AOSP in the form of CyanogenMod 10. Both ROMs are alpha releases, which means there’s a pretty decent list of things working a. . . READ ON »

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Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.2

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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 file manager, and dual storage support for Nandroid backups. Additionally, TWRP added support for the open source scripting engine OpenRecoveryScript, which works in conjunction with the pr. . . READ ON »

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Learn to Compile CM9 on the HTC Amaze 4G

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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 to help generate interest in building ROMs from source and to help inspire more ideas. Of course, when it comes to AOSP development in general, the more the merrier.

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

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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 up to help get the source code released. As he wrote in his email to HTC:

HTC has made a promise to help to development community by releasing the source code as well as unlocking the bootloader for their devices. However, the TI WLAN source cod

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