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orb3000 · May 30, 2011

HTC Desire HD booting Ubuntu Natively

It seems that the HTC Desire HD is following the steps of it´s predecessor, the HTC Leo because XDA member bergfex brings us Ubuntu running natively on your DHD. For now, the project is at a point where the following capabilities have been implemented: touchscreen -works as touch pad-, two finger scrolling, WIFI, dragging windows, ADB, incoming calls, and SMS. The latest update still has problems with sound, keys, USB host, and Firefox. Be sure to understand all instructions before...

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orb3000 · May 27, 2011

Transparency Mod for Desire HD/Inspire 4G

If you are old enough or still have a WM device, you may remember how well received transparency mods were. If you own a Desire HD, Inspire 4G or similar, then check out this beauty for your Android made by XDA member lalitsehgal21. All you need to do is to flash the new modded ROM, the transparency 4 coredroid ver6.1 by Sergio76, apply 6.1 update file, and enjoy a clear view. Having fun with it? Please leave your feedback. Originally posted...

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egzthunder1 · May 2, 2011

Update: m10 File Tools Finally Released!!!

Well, it really didn't take the devs much time. Just this morning, we published an article describing a new set of tools that will be crucial for devs working on Sense 3.0 ports to be able to reduce the image sizes and get them to "fit" the screen. XDA members Flemmard and DiamondBack2010 have finally released their set of tools to work with these new files. The tool set will allow you to decompile, edit, and re-compile the .m10 files, thus allowing...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 15, 2011

Desire HD Gets The First Ever Pyramid Port!!! (Yes, Sense 3.0 Too)

And just a day after the dump was discovered floating around in 911sniper, it seems that the race to get the first "working" (maybe I should say booting at this point) port of the newest HTC Sensation has finally come to an end. The lucky winner was the Desire HD thanks to XDA member capychimp. The rom called RCMixHD is in alpha stages at this point, which means, in essence, that about 60-70 percent of the rom is either buggy...

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ElCondor · Feb 23, 2011

Merge the Inspire 4G and Desire HD Forums – What’s Your Opinion?

After a few weeks of development on the HTC Inspire 4G, the developers found out that software on the Desire HD can be run on the Inspire 4G without any modification. This means that, when you develop a ROM for the Desire HD, it can run on the Inspire 4G, and vice-versa. XDA member gunnyman suggested to merge the forums, because why would we have two different forums if the software is the same? It looks pretty obvious that merging...

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ElCondor · Jan 28, 2011

XDA Phone Review: HTC Desire HD

HTC’s probably most popular smartphone at the moment is the Desire HD. It combines the hardware of the HD2 with Android Froyo, making it an incredible good-selling device. But is it really worth the money for powerusers? Check out our review to find out! And in case you missed it, here is our HTC HD2 review and some more general information about the XDA Phone Review series. Performance Many people think that the Desire HD is basically just an HD2...

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mic_888 · Nov 30, 2010

Flash Kernels Easily With Kernel Update Utility Tool!

If you're a frequent kernel flasher or just starting out, there is now a lightweight Kernel Update Utility Tool for Windows, courtesy of XDA forum member jkoljo. The tool takes a kernel in either zImage or CWM flashable zip format and flashes it to your HTC Desire HD. The tool is also capable of pushing and applying kernel modules. The dev reassures that he has used the tool multiple times to flash kernels - more than he can count - and...

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ElCondor · Nov 2, 2010

Extended Batteries Coming to Unibody Desire HD

With its 1230 mAh-powered battery, the HTC Desire HD doesn't offer much "battery juice". Especially compared to its American CDMA brother, the EVO 4G with 1500 mAh, it is a pretty small battery. We guess this has got something to do with the unibody design which requires more space from the phone, resulting in less available space for the battery. An extended battery with more power would be extremely useful for this phone. These third-party batteries are available for many...

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ElCondor · Oct 11, 2010

Collection of DesireHD HTC Hub: New Ringtones, Wallpapers and More

HTC is doing a great job with the new HTC Hub. The HTC Hub on the DesireHD ROM already contains a lot of useful stuff, so XDA member v-b-n decided to upload a pack, which includes ringtones, notification sounds and a few of the many wallpapers that are available on the Hub right now. Originally posted by v-b-n To my amazement I found too much stuff already available on HTC Hub for Desire HD ROM users. I downloaded all the notifications...

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