POSTS TAGGED: HTC Desire S

This Week in Development – XDA TV

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This Week in Development, new comer Jordan covers all the exciting stories you need to know from the XDA-Developers forum. In addition to Android’s possibly inadvertent fail, he covers ROMs for the Samsung Galaxy Note and HTC One X, and HTC One V ROMs being ported to the Desire S and Desire HD. Jordan mentions the addition of a forum for the HTC One V. Additionally, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler‘s CASUAL and Shelr articles are discussed. The strangely addictive Crazy Birds game and an Android VNC are covered, along with the accelerometer fix for the T-Mobile Galaxy SII

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HTC One V ROM Ported to the Desire S and Desire HD

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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 »

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HTC One V ROM Ported to Desire HD and Desire S

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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 »

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HTC Details its Ice Cream Sandwich Update Plan

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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.

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Downgrade Desire S Without Using HTCdev.com

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The well known website www.htcdev.com is slowly becoming the go to website for HTC users who want to unlock their bootloaders and get s-off on their bootloaders. However, sometimes there are easier ways for people who don’t want to register their device with HTCdev and want to have the option to retain their warranty.

It is with this in mind that XDA Member shadi22 has posted a method that allows users carrying the HTC Desire S to downgrade from the latest hboot version so that they can attain s-off without all the hassle of the website.

The tools required are easy to obtain and include:

1.tacoroot
2.misc_version (download attachments below)
3.OLDEST RUU for your “REGION/ BRAND”.. i repeat,

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Popular AGPS Patch Now Available on HTC Desire S

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For those who are unfamiliar with AGPS Patch, XDA Senior Member crypted gives a brief explanation:

This patch was created to provide quick GPS locking across North America. But, it has been ported into a worldwide solution for multiple devices. Using a general ROM without this has resulted in 10+ minutes of GPS delay. Also, GPS lock kept being lost. By using this patch, most people experience a GPS lock within 10 seconds (2 – 20 seconds range can be expected). Typically, a device using this patch will lock onto 7 – 9 satellites. Users have reported up to 11 satellites being locked at once. Without this patch, the average satellite count is 4.

Well, now users who own a HTC Desire S join the already impress. . . READ ON »

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HTC Desire S Gets A HTC Runnymede Port

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Tis the season to be awesome and with that in mind, XDA Recognized Developer/development super stud aamikam has released a fully functional HTC Runnymede port for the HTC Desire S just in time for some Christmas flashing.

The change log on the ROM is extensive (read:ridiculously long), but here’s some of the highlights for you Desire S owners:

Ext 4
OC
Odex or Deodex (we personally like Odex better)
Fully Optimized and tweaked
Zipalign on boot
Defrag DB’s on boot
Busybox 1.19.3
Native screen capture
Beats audio, Dolby, SRS, and EQ in music player
HTC Quicklaunch widget from bliss also added
Unlocked more settings in Browser
All Gapps and market apps updated to newest versions
All other stock sense

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

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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 SensationDesire 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 »

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Hack to Your Heart’s Content With Android Flasher

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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 have the appropriate hboot drivers installed, Android Flasher allows you to flash these previously difficult-to-flash areas in just a couple of clicks. The Windows-based app currently works on the following HTC phones: D. . . READ ON »

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