July 19, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
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:
it’s basically all written, they just need to fill in the values for their hboot, and embed the hboot.img into the exe. I already have a placeholder for the hboot.img and android-info.txt so a drag and drop over them should keep it embedded.
Regaw_leinad is also creating the application for the supported devices, but wanted to release the plugin first so users had a chance to get it sooner. The current list of supported HTC devices include:
While the list is quite large, one must keep in mind that not all of these devices have S-Off, and users must have S-Off in order to actually use this application. To get started, visit the original thread.
January 17, 2012 By: liwen
HTC has taken to Twitter again to announce that several new models are now supported by the company’s official bootloader unlocking solution. The devices that were added are the HTC Desire Z, ChaCha, Aria, DROID Incredible, Status and T-Mobile G2.
As we said earlier, HTC is making pretty good progress in getting as many device bootloaders unlocked as possible, which we can only applaud.
You own of the aforementioned devices? What are you waiting for, head over to HTCdev to get your bootloaders unlocked!
For all you CyanogenMod fans out there this will make you happy, CyanogenMod released version 6.1.0 of their ROM for the following devices:
Many users have reported issues with the marketplace, but those issues are being fixed. As for the features of this new release here are some of the big ones:
August 5, 2010 By: ElCondor
Many people face several problems with their Windows drivers when rooting their Android devices. Incompatible driver issues often cause problems flashing Android to the phones, or running rooting software.
To avoid this, some people use Ubuntu — for the people that don’t know it, Ubuntu is a Linux-based open-source operating system for your PC. Since Android is also based on Linux, the communication between these systems is a lot better. However, for the average Android user who has not much knowledge of ADB procedures and recovery installers, it is quite hard to root the phone using Ubuntu.
XDA member shad0wf0x solved this problem. He managed to create a ready-to-burn CD image, which includes several packages to make it easy to use for every Android user:
Originally posted by shad0wf0x
I have created a customized Ubuntu LiveCD that has a script that downloads the Unrevoked Teams reflash, untars it, and runs it as root to root HTC’s phones that are supported by the tool (HTC Evo, Hero, Aria, Desire, and Incredible). It also has the Android SDK included and added to the path so it is accessible from a terminal. Everything can be done without a single change to the computer you are doing it on.
He also included a guide that describes every step needed to accomplish a succesful root for the above mentioned devices (all of these devices that can be rooted using Unrevoked): HTC EVO 4G, Desire, Incredible, Hero, and Aria. If you follow the steps carefully, your Windows system should not be harmed by the Ubuntu procedure.
A new (unofficial) version of Wireless Tether has been released. This version is confirmed to be working properly on the HTC Aria — other versions weren’t successfully connecting to the internet. XDA member attn1 reported about the update, which was originally created for the Desire and Incredible. He refers to Harald Mueller, who seems to be the creator of the update. As most information is all scattered around the forums, we thought it would be better to post a little how-to here. Credits go to XDA members attn1, acedj123 for extracting the .bin, hashbrown, breakeven and the original developers.
Note that your Aria needs to be rooted.
Go to the original thread to follow the discussion or if you have questions about wireless tether for the Aria.
July 18, 2010 By: WenWM
Having an easy to use keyboard makes the difference when you are considering replying to the message received from your best friend. Well, it seems the HTC Aria users do not have to make that hard choice anymore thanks to XDA member jasonyump. This amazing new keyboard from the new Droid X for Verizon has been making its way across all Android devices, and the Aria just recently received the software.
The improvements are not too significant, but it seems many are in love with it and its multi-touch support.
Tested On Stock Rooted Rom And Liberated Rom.
You can find more information in the application thread.
July 4, 2010 By: ElCondor
The Android OS has a certification feature that prevents you from installing unauthorized applications on it. However, XDA member fluffyarmada found a workaround to avoid the certification procedure, which allows you to install any non-market application directly from your SD-Card. Unfortunately, the workaround is pretty difficult, and you will need to have some serious Android skills in order to be able to do it. Your device needs to be rooted to get this working.
Originally posted by fluffyarmada
If you update the “/data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db” file so that “install_non_market_apps” = 1 instead of 0, you will be able to install non-market apps off of your sdcard or wherever.
This works for me at least, but you’ll have to root first.
You can find more information in the hack thread found in the Aria forums. Make sure to search the forums first before asking questions.
Edit: This workaround is only needed for the HTC Aria. All other Android devices let you do this via the settings -> applications menu. Thanks for the replies!
Views are somewhat mixed about whether or not HTC are going in the right direction by releasing mid-range specification phones such as the newly unveiled Aria, but we’re sure that there are many who are eager to get their hands on the device. For this reason, we’ve just added an Aria section to the forums, which will be the home for development-related discussions about the device.
The Aria will feature a 3.2″ HVGA touchscreen, a 5 mexapixel camera, a 600MHz processor and 384MB of RAM. It’s exclusive to AT&T and comes with Android 2.1 and HTC Sense preloaded. You can visit the new section now by following this link.