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Former Writer · Jul 19, 2012

Bootloader Customization Now Open to More S-Off HTC Devices

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....

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The-Captain · May 21, 2012

Sense 4.0 Builds Come to Desire & Desire HD

HTC Sense 4.0 seems to be a love-it or hate-it affair for most users. For those who enjoy its take on the Android UI, it is now available for the Desire and Desire HD thanks to a couple of ported ROMs. Both ports are based on Android 4.0.3 and originally come from the HTC One V, which comes preloaded with HTC Sense 4.0. These releases will thus give you the latest Sense experience, if you are so inclined. The port for...

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ElCondor · Mar 11, 2012

Fix 15% Battery Shutdowns on HTC Desire GB Sense Kernels

It is an issue many with older devices face: once the battery percentage hits the 15% or so, the device simply shuts down without any notice. What's the reason for this problem? Battery aging. The process of battery aging isn't inherently the cause, but as XDA Forum Member theGanymedes points out, it is the fact that your Desire thinks your battery is actually brand new. TheGanymedes puts it this way: ... your device thinks it has more capacity, when it's actually empty...

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Former Writer · Feb 5, 2012

HTC Desire Gets New D2EXT Method; Says Goodbye to Symlinks

Developers are always looking for ways to squeeze every ounce of speed, performance and reliability out of any given device. They write scripts, tweak ROMs, compile kernels and all sorts of other modifications that, in the end, increase user satisfaction substantially. Well, in the HTC Desire forums, there's a different kind of development going down. XDA Senior Member Proz0r has released a modified D2EXT method that eliminates symlinks and increases the speed of the HTC Desire. As Proz0r explains: INT2SD...

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Former Writer · Jan 14, 2012

Popular AGPS Patch Now Available on HTC Desire S

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...

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Former Writer · Jan 4, 2012

HTC Desire Users Can Test An App That Installs Ubuntu

HTC Desire users are among the latest who can have that Ubuntu goodness on their phones. XDA Senior Member zacthespack has been developing an app that runs a user through installing Ubuntu on their Android devices, most recently the HTC Desire. The app is pretty cool. Basically, a user downloads an Ubuntu image and the app will install Ubuntu via chroot within Android. And, as we all know, people who run Linux on their phones win. Always. It's a seriously awesome...

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orb3000 · Dec 7, 2011

How to – HTC Desire Kernel Development with Interactive Menu

Due to the lack of a simple guide for compiling kernels, XDA Recognized Developer Droidzone decided to create his own specially for Devs. This guide includes an interactive menu and includes topics such as: - Getting the sources - Setting up the compilation box and preparing source code - Setting up kernel parameters - Compiling and distributing kernel All very well explained for those who speak the language. You will need before staring Ubuntu Box a toolchain--either the Android NDK,...

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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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mic_888 · Nov 8, 2011

CamaMind Tool For Missed Calls

If you own an HTC Desire running a rooted Android 2.3.5, you may have experienced issues with clearing or cancelling a missed call notification when using a third party dialer app, like XDA forum member manny73. Because of the issues, the XDA forum member has developed a simple app that is configurable for checking missed call notifications and lunching a customisable notification with a reminder which returns to the default dialer.  In order for this to work, the app must...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 3, 2011

Android 2.3.7 Hits The Streets!

Well, it seems that the people/team behind Gingerbread really do not want to see this fantastic version of Android to be left behind and forgotten. Because of this, they decided to start rolling out what is likely to be one of the last updates to Gingerbread, Android 2.3.7. Several devices received OTAs being pushed in about a week and a half ago. Needless to say, between that time and now, roms of all sizes and colors have surfaced for a...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 2, 2011

Uncanny Resembling iPhone Apps For Android

There are plenty of iPhone looking skins out there for Android. This is for the kind of people that love to show how their Android devices can easily be turned into iPhone looking hardware and flaunting about how the inverse cannot be done. Well, if you are among these people and love to get functionality and smoothness, you should check out what XDA member amitmiz while browsing through the MIUI forums. Apparently, the member came across a rom for the Desire and...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 7, 2011

Bliss Arrives For HTC Desire Owners

It seems that the aging HTC Desire aka Bravo still has a lot of fight left in it. Unless you are not following the mobile world, you probably have heard or seen the port of the HTC Bliss to other devices such as the Desire HD, the EVO 4G, and the HD2. It seems to be that this Sense 3.5 loaded Rom has been making its way into the hands of several other rather avid developers who roam our site....

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TheRomMistress · Feb 24, 2011

Statusbar PulldownMod for CyanogenMod 7

With the continual development of Cyanogen Mod, occasionally you may run into outdated mods and morphs. Luckily, XDA member rori~ has continued development on his Statusbar PulldownMod morph and has provided us with an update for use with CM7 . Whether your phone is HDPI or MDPI, you can benefit from this clean and practical notification bar. According to the developer, this morph can be used with all nightlies after CM7 RL1 and has been confirmed working with the following phones: - LeoGingerBread - Nexus S - G2 - EVO - Desire...

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ElCondor · Feb 21, 2011

Honeycomb’s Newest Family Member: the HTC Desire

After the HTC EVO 4G, Nexus One, Desire HD and Incredible received a working port from the Android Honeycomb SDK, the HTC Desire joins the Honeycomb family too. With this software, your Desire won't be more useful than a brick, the only good thing is that you can play with the interface and get a taste of how Honeycomb looks and works. It's nice to play with, but it is far - and we mean really, really far - from...

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mic_888 · Jan 30, 2011

Desire HD Touch Input Extracted For HTC Desire

If you've been lusting after the HTC Desire HD and all the extra features it has, then you'll be pleased to hear you can get one step closer with your HTC Desire, with the Desire HD input, recently posted by XDA forum member KennyDumah. Note that this is just an extraction and not a port, so it won't work on other devices. However, it should work on most ROM's for the HTC Desire. You can flash it via Recovery without...

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ElCondor · Dec 10, 2010

New Hack for Desire and Nexus One: data2ext

Because of the low amount of available memory for user data, developers have been trying to enhance the way Android handles OS-specific data and applications. They do this by referring to the SD card instead of the main memory itself. This makes it possible to install many more applications. This hack is called app2SD, which is widely known by many Android users across various devices. Now, XDA member ownhere has come up with something new: data2ext. What this hack basically...

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Captainkrtek · Oct 30, 2010

CyanogenMod 6.1.0 RC1 Available for Download

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: HTC Aria HTC Desire (CDMA) HTC Desire (GSM) HTC Dream & Magic HTC Evo 4G HTC Hero (CDMA) HTC Hero (GSM) HTC Slide HTC Wildfire Nexus One 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: Updated...

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orb3000 · Oct 6, 2010

HTC Desire Kernel – Froyo MR – 2.6.32 Source Code Released

XDA member lalexi posted about the release by HTC of the source code for the Desire Froyo MR 2.6.32 kernel. FM radio, over clocking, camera bugs fixed, and many more things can now be tweaked/fixed. This is great news for devs and cooks as they can finally stop worrying about trying to find several of these fixes and focus on other more important aspect of development. Originally posted by lalexi [KERNEL] HTC Desire - Froyo MR - 2.6.32 kernel source...

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ElCondor · Sep 30, 2010

HBOOT for HTC Desire Now Available

XDA member ieftm and team has managed to develop an HBOOT image which disables NAND protection on the HTC Desire. This unlocks the /system and /recovery partitions, and allows for unsigned ZIP files to be installed, among a few other things. So, it basically allows for more development for the Desire. Please make sure to follow all instructions carefully, for there is a chance of bricking your device. Originally posted by AlphaRev HTC implemented security on their newer generation phones. This flag,...

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