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ElCondor · Mar 17, 2012

HTC One V ROM Ported to Desire HD and Desire S

The HTC One V's similarities to its older brother, the Desire S, make  it ideal for developers to port ROMs between the devices. XDA Forum Member proxuser has come up with an Android 4.0.3 ROM sporting HTC Sense 4.0 for the Desire S and also the Desire HD. One would assume that this ROM could be much heavier and less stable than stock because it is built for a more powerful device, but the developer assures us that this is simply not the...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 14, 2012

HTC Details its Ice Cream Sandwich Update Plan

The billion dollar question right now in the Android world is whether or not your device will receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As they so humorously put it: Few innovations have improved upon ice cream as much putting it between two cookies and making a sandwich. Which is why we all want Ice Cream Sandwich! Ok, that’s not the real reason, but we’re all excited about Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, coming to HTC. While there is constant speculation...

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Former Writer · Mar 5, 2012

Desire HD Receives Sense-Laced Ice Cream Sandwich

Vanilla Android, in the form of AOSP and AOSP-derived builds, is generally the first most devices see of a new Android version. While there are some fun ICS leaks for phones like the Samsung Galaxy S II with their manufacturer skin pre-installed, most devices still have to flash a CyanogenMod 9 or some other AOSP-derived build to get ICS. For owners of the HTC Desire HD, there is now an additional option. In a collaborative effort from the teams that...

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Former Writer · Feb 23, 2012

Sony XLoud Engine Ported to Desire HD

Sony has a couple of useful software enhancements that have found their way onto other devices. For instance, there are a plethora of ROMs being released with the Sony Bravia Engine integrated into them. Now, the Sony XLoud Engine is making its way around the bend. XDA Senior Member XxXPachaXxX has successfully ported the XLoud Engine for anyone who wants it on the HTC Desire HD. The method is pretty run of the mill---drop a few files into some /system and...

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Former Writer · Feb 10, 2012

Tool for Desire HD Does Pretty Much Everything and More

Tools make the Android world go 'round. They bridge the gap between the creation of cool modifications and processes and the average user by taking what could be a complicated process and automating it. That makes it easy to use and highly useful. XDA Senior Member Volupia has created a tool for the HTC Desire HD that does a variety of things from creating a Gold Card to flashing recoveries and flashing s-off eng hboot. The full feature list includes:...

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liwen · Jan 10, 2012

HTC Adds Bootloader Unlock Support For Desire HD, Plus Other Desire And Wildfire Models

HTC has updated its bootloader unlock database with a few more devices, this time the Desire HD and additional Desire and Wildfire models. Of course, HTC announced two weeks ago that all phones launched after September 2011 are unlock-able, and seems to be making pretty good progress on older models as well. The Desire, Wildfire, Wildfire S and two more devices were added just a few days ago. So, keep it up, HTC, and Motorola better follow along. Now go...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 8, 2011

Save Your Hardware Buttons, Lose the Heartache With 4EXT Recovery Touch

Up, up, down, down, menu, back, power. Sound familiar? If you've ever used a standard Android recovery, I'm sure it does. Why is it that accessing the recovery partition on a modern, touch-screen device feels a little like entering the Konami code? Thanks to 4EXT Recovery Touch by XDA forum member madmaxx82, this is no longer the case for the HTC Sensation, Desire S, Incredible S / 2, Desire HD / Inspire 4G, and Desire Z /G2. Making full use of...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 6, 2011

Hack to Your Heart’s Content With Android Flasher

As we've stated in the past, one of the highlights of the Android OS is how it allows you to customize almost every aspect to your every whim. Often times, however, you wish to change more than the superficial by delving into the world of radio, bootloader, recovery, and splash screen modification. Assuming you have already achieved S-Off status on your device, XDA forum member danward brings us the perfect tool for your hacking needs. Assuming you have USB debugging enabled and...

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Sam Caplat · Nov 28, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich Ports Progress Report

Ice Cream Sandwich ports are highly sought after, given the hype and price of the phone that runs it. However, providing there is support behind development, there is every chance you can run it on your device. This article is here to list the current ICS ports on our most popular  forums and their individual stages in progress. Should your device not be listed below, you can always visit your device's development forum on XDA and search for any ROMs...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 18, 2011

Nexus One “Too Old” for ICS? Get Real! AOSP-Based Builds Arrive for Various Devices!

Google's Mobile Product Manager Hugo Barra recently stated that the company had no plans to update the Nexus One to Ice Cream Sandwich, citing that the handset was simply too old to run the newer operating system. Many users felt unnecessarily abandoned, believing that a former flagship device under 2 years old could hardly be considered "too old" for updates. Having used a Nexus One as my primary device for eight months, the news made my heart sink ever so...

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orb3000 · Sep 15, 2011

Transparent AppDrawer-Rosie for HTC Desire HD / Inspire 4G

If you have an HTC Desire HD / Inspire 4G this may be of your liking. XDA member Euphorie made some versions of the App drawer/Rosie transparent. This mod will work on the Android Revolution 6.1.0 ROM and can be found in three different versions: - 5x5 Appdrawer + 75% transparency background - 5x5 App Drawer + 75% transparency background + no scroll stops - 75% transparency background + no scroll stops The developer is also open if you have...

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orb3000 · Sep 14, 2011

Runnymede Sense 3.5 Android 2.3.5 ROM On Desire HD/Inspire and Desire S

It seems HTC is very active this month as we have seen the announcements regarding several new Android devices such as the Bliss, the Sensation XE (Europe only for now), and Runnymede. Talking about the latter, we have interesting news. Based on XDA Recognized Developer capychimp´s work, XDA member proxuser presents the first Runnymede Sense 3.5 Android 2.3.5 ROM for the HTC Desire S. This version of Sense 3.5 is different from what we have seen on ROMs based on the...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 14, 2011

Add Some Chrome Bling to Your Desire HD

Not too long ago, we covered the glorious effects of combining Android love with XDAddiction. That hardware modification was both glorious and extremely classy. However, what is one to do if (s)he prefers glossier finishes? After stripping paint and polishing metal, XDA forum member mynthix has found out! Though the Chrome Desire HD has garnered a much more polarized response than the previously linked HD2 mod, this has sparked others in the the thread to follow suit and share images of their...

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orb3000 · Sep 2, 2011

Breaking – First HTC Sense 3.5 ROM Running On Desire HD and Desire S

This has been a very busy week in terms of HTC news and to finish it, lucky owners of HTC Desire HD and Inspire can now enjoy the first custom ROM loaded with Sense 3.5. XDA Recognized Developer capychimp, responsible for bringing you the first ROM with fully working Sense 3.0, amazes us again with the latest installment of HTC's famous Sense UI. This ROM is based on Bliss WWE RUU 1.10.401.0 Android 2.3.4. This is the first release and...

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orb3000 · Jul 19, 2011

Dual Boot on Desire HD

XDA Portal News Writers team works with the only idea to bring you the best articles about what is happening inside our almost 4 million members community. We have seen the HTC Desire HD as the successor of the legendary HTC Leo, and now it is really following the steps taken by its predecessor. XDA member michyprima shows how to dual boot by a "simple" C-written executable which will start at your device boot waiting for you to make a...

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orb3000 · Jul 5, 2011

HTC Desire HD Firmware Downgrade Guide

When HTC released their 1.72.405.3 OTA update for the HTC Desire HD, it could not be rooted and many people got stuck with the stock ROM. Now, thanks to XDA member CuBz90 we have a downgrade method. After this process, you can use any root (+ S-OFF) method you want, your device will be just like any other Desire HD with older build version. Downgrading will completely reset your device to factory defaults, so remember to back up. The whole...

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orb3000 · Jun 26, 2011

Interview With Recognized Developer capychimp pt. 2 of 3

Without further introduction, we continue with the second part of this interview with XDA Recognized Developer capychimp; in case you missed it, part one can be found here. orb3000: What were the main obstacles you found during the process of cooking the first Kingdom Sense 3.0 version? capychimp: the main thing was the mic, no matter what I did I could not get non HTC apps to work, until some friendly user, who I sadly forgot the name of, gave...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 22, 2011

Save Your Eyes; Darken Your Desire HD’s Power Down Animation

Are you a Desire HD owner who's grown tired of the bright colors of the stock power down animation? If so, XDA forum member tigcf has created just the modification for you. While the htc logo has been retained, the bright splash screen has been replaced with black in this release. In the words of the developer: I've made a dark downanimation.zip to replace the stock one from HTC. It's like the original one, but on dark background, to go...

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orb3000 · Jun 18, 2011

Interview With Recognized Developer capychimp pt. 1 of 3

If you have an HTC Desire HD or Inspire 4G, surely you are aware of the great ROMs made by XDA Recognized Developer capychimp. He was one of the first Chefs presenting a Kingdom based ROM with Sense 3.0 fully working. We wanted to know a bit more on how capy made this possible, so please join us on this interview and feel free to send us any specific question you'd want us to add to the interview. orb3000: Many thanks...

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orb3000 · Jun 15, 2011

HTC Flyer ROM for Desire HD/ Inspire

That´s the magic of XDA! When you think you´ve seen it all, you get something new and exciting. This time, XDA member Natkaffe pointed us to the first ROM from HTC Flyer ported for Desire HD and Inspire 4G. The rom comes loaded with full landscape support. However, this ROM is at early stages of development but according to the original poster, it is good enough to be used as daily. There are several non-working features as of yet: -...

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