POSTS TAGGED: HTC Desire HD
Posted April 8, 2012 at 07:00 am by Former Writer
With the release of new Android devices, it is inevitable for their software to get ported to other devices from the same OEM. We’ve brought you some of this recently with the Xperia S UI being ported to various older Xperia devices. With every new generation coming out, it’s going to end up on an older generation device, one way or another.
For the HTC Desire S, that time is now. XDA Senior Member proxuser has ported over a ROM from one of HTC’s newest offerings, the HTC One V. While the ROM is still a work in progress, there is a lot of promise with the ROM currently. To begin with, the official list of what’s working is longer than what isn’t working, and that is always a great sign. To b. . . READ ON »
Posted March 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm by Former Writer
When an XDA forum member goes off on a modding spree and makes a whole bunch of cool stuff, it’s always a good time for users looking to make their devices look cool and behave better. This is especially true when the mods are released simultaneously, and users can just browse the thread like kids in candy stores looking for their perfect combination of mods. XDA Senior Member rayford85 has released a number of modifications for those carrying the HTC Desire HD, specifically those running the CoreDroid ROM and gives users a good range of things to download and install.
The modifications consist of several notification bar tweaks, an icon pack, a themed battery mod, and a notification drop down mod that ad. . . READ ON »
Posted March 17, 2012 at 12:00 am by ElCondor
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 case. In fact, he conjectures that this is the fastest and most stable ROM for the two devices. However, the ROM isn’t quite flawless. Fortunately, the list of things that work is much longer than the things that don’t. Currently, the main issues are the came. . . READ ON »
Posted March 14, 2012 at 07:00 pm by Will Verduzco
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 as to which devices will be added to the ICS list, not very many firm answers are to be found. Luckily, HTC has just released a public statement as to which devices are slated to receive Google’s latest tasty treat.READ ON »
Posted March 5, 2012 at 05:30 am by Former Writer
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 brought Desire HD owners BeatMod and Smartdroid, comes a Sense 3.6 Port that also happens to be Ice Cream Sandwich based. XDA Recognized Developer zFr3eak and XDA Senior Members memnoc, BiCh0n and XxXPachaXxX are all in on the project, and are working fervently to get t. . . READ ON »
Posted February 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm by Former Writer
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 some build.prop changes. Even so, be sure to carefully read the instructions and, as always, be sure to have a backup handy in case something does go wrong.
The developer has even been kind enough to put up the method for reversing the modification if somethi. . . READ ON »
Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm by Former Writer
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.
The full feature list includes:
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- Auto Update-Tool
– MUlti-language Support
– ROM Cleaner
– Android SDK installation (with auto-update PATH variable)
– GoldCard Tool
– Change Boot animation
– Change Splashscreen
– Check your getprop
Posted January 10, 2012 at 02:39 am by liwen
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.
Posted December 8, 2011 at 05:48 pm by Will Verduzco
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 the your touchscreen, EXT4 Recovery Touch allows you to accomplish all the typical Android recovery fare in a touch-friendly manner. Additionally, the recovery is extremely themeable, meaning that you can customize the recovery to your heart’s deli. . . READ ON »