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Posts Tagged: HTC Desire

StatusBar Pulldown

With the continual development of Cyanogen Mod, occasionally you may run into outdated mods and morphs.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
- Incredible

The new design includes:

  • Gingerbread themed icons
  • Moved carrier name, added 3D text
  • Ongoing notification, fm.radio, download status text is white
  • Moved & edited clear button, added 3D text
  • New scrolling bar
Originally Posted by rori~
You can use this after every nightly but: if CM7 will get an update (probably it will get battery% in statusbar), I will have to update this, so stay tuned - *my Twitter*

For more information, please visit the original thread.

desire honeycomb

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 stable. If you’re an Android developer and willing to support XDA developer coolexe with the Honeycomb port, any help would be very appreciated.

Originally posted by coolexe

what’s working

just booted.
touchscreen. just install this kernel..couttstech-2.6.37_OC1190_SVS_Ginger_CFS

what’s not

lots of things.
wifi
network
audio
camera

As you can see, there are enough things to do. Please refrain from posting anything in the thread unless you have something to contribute to the project.

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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 wiping – although this only works with RCMix HD App2SD + v0.15. The alternative method is to unzip and install the HTC_IME.apk through adb with the install command.

For more information, head to the forum thread.

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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 does is changing some partition settings (loopback) to increase write performance and to saver power. Originally created for the HTC Desire, it delivers some huge improvements and it really is a must-have for the Desire. The benchmark scores are outstanding, but more about that later. For more technical information, you can visit the thread.

For the Nexus One users, XDA member jayfallen is busy to merge that hack with a Nexus One ROM. Although, the first boot is just going fine, he wasn’t able to boot it more times. He ran Quadrant (benchmarking utility) and the results were huge: a I/O scoring 8000+ and a total score @ 3000+. He has called help from other XDA developers in the Nexus One thread, so if you are very good at Android developing, please take a look at it!

It is nice to see that developers are always finding new ways to improve the performance of their phones, and we hope that this hack will come available for other devices too.

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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:

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 to Android 2.2.1
  • Camcorder touch-to-focus
  • Continuous Autofocus
  • Quick Pin Unlock
  • FM Radio Support N1/Bravo/Supersonic
  • EMMC Support
  • Kill Foreground apps by long-pressing back.

And many more which your can read about here. To find the release for your device visit the devices forum and check for any release threads, or go to the CyanogenMod Site.

5040f_htc_desire_froyo

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 code

Great news: It seams that HTC finally released the source code for the Desire Froyo kernel at developer.htc.com

You can find more information in the original thread.

HBOOT for HTC Desire Now Available

September 30, 2010   By:

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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, called @secuflag, controls whether your phone has
it’s NAND or flash unlocked. Most noticeably, S-ON (security on) will read-lock your /system and /recovery partition, to name a few. Also, secuflag controls whether zip files being flashed through recovery or fastboot, are signed by HTC.
The now notorious S-OFF (security off) will disable this NAND security.

More technical details, instructions, and download can be found on the official AlphaRev website. To join the discussion on XDA, continue on to the HBOOT thread.

Brand New Desire Leak Available

September 24, 2010   By:

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XDA member wuguohui109 comes bearing gifts as the dev has found a new leak for the Desire rom. Over the last week, we have had numerous spottings of this new and improved version of Froyo, which includes goodies such as an improved version of Sense. According to many devs in various sections of XDA, the new version of Froyo also comes loaded with fixes and improvements. Many users confirm this to be the case as there already are a few builds available for several devices including the HD2-Android port, the EVO, and more.

Take it for a spin and see what new sweet treats can be obtained from this new version.

Here is RUU_Bravo_Froyo_HTCCN_CHS_2.26.1400.2_Radio_32.48. 00.32U_5.11.05.14_release_149807 for China

something difficulties,like desire hd newsense

Enjoy it!

You can find more information in the leak thread.

htc-desire-three

If you are running CyanogenMod on your HTC Desire and find the light sensor not automatically adjusting the brightness levels to your satisfaction, you can try applying this enhancement tweak.

XDA forum member sfjuocekr has been tweaking the settings for CyanogenMod on the Desire and has helpfully posted the new settings in the HTC Desire General forum.

Settings that can be adjusted includes the window length where when you walk into light, a smaller window length helps increase your device brightness more quickly in combination with a smaller reset threshold.

For more information on the tweak and to discuss results, head on over to the forum thread.

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Many people face several problems with their Windows drivers when rooting their Android devices. Incompatible driver issues often cause problems flashing Android to the phones, or running rooting software.
To avoid this, some people use Ubuntu — for the people that don’t know it, Ubuntu is a Linux-based open-source operating system for your PC. Since Android is also based on Linux, the communication between these systems is a lot better. However, for the average Android user who has not much knowledge of ADB procedures and recovery installers, it is quite hard to root the phone using Ubuntu.

XDA member shad0wf0x solved this problem. He managed to create a ready-to-burn CD image, which includes several packages to make it easy to use for every Android user:

Originally posted by shad0wf0x

I have created a customized Ubuntu LiveCD that has a script that downloads the Unrevoked Teams reflash, untars it, and runs it as root to root HTC’s phones that are supported by the tool (HTC Evo, Hero, Aria, Desire, and Incredible). It also has the Android SDK included and added to the path so it is accessible from a terminal. Everything can be done without a single change to the computer you are doing it on.

He also included a guide that describes every step needed to accomplish a succesful root for the above mentioned devices (all of these devices that can be rooted using Unrevoked): HTC EVO 4G, Desire, Incredible, Hero, and Aria. If you follow the steps carefully, your Windows system should not be harmed by the Ubuntu procedure.

Continue on to the Ubuntu thread in the HTC Aria General forum.

htc-desire-slcd

In yet another turn of events, we learned in a thread started by XDA member Mokurex that HTC has announced that due to the short supply of AMOLED screens, they will be making a change in the production of devices. New batches of Nexus One and Desire will come equipped with SLCD (Super LCD) screens, according to Engadget. They claim that this switch will allow them to ramp up production rates to meet the demand from global markets.

The new panels will offer increased performance over traditional LCD displays, better color management, and most importantly, superior power management (better battery life).

HTC is experiencing high-demand for many of our phones, specifically our phones with 3.7 inch displays. The new SLCD display technology enables us to ramp up our production capabilities quickly to meet the high-demand,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The SLCD displays provide consumers with a comparable visual experience to HTC’s current 3.7 inch displays with some additional benefits including battery performance.

You can join the discussion in the original thread.

win95

We have seen many ports of different kinds to all of our Windows Mobile devices, but what about porting a different OS to Android? XDA member and legend mamaich has brought us two emulators for Android devices, which will allow Android users to boot Windows 95. Both QEMU and BOSCH are widely popular amongst the people who know how to use them, as they have been used in other projects to run different Windows versions in other devices.

While the project runs smoothly, there are improvements to be made. Unfortunately, mamaich mentioned that he will not continue development of these ports. However, he has shared all the sources and knowledge required for anyone with the right skills to pick up where he left off. Among the many requirements, a device with plenty of RAM and at least a VGA screen are required.

BOCHS is too slow to be useable, but very stable.
QEMU is really fast – but buggy. SB16 emulation is working, but no MIDI music. FPU emulation is incorrect/incomplete, so it may cause some programs not to run or behave strangely. Network is not working. Keyboard/mouse emulation is far from perfect.
Windows 9x would work in QEMU if you’ll disable 32-bit disk drivers in it. This is a bug in Android (pread/pwrite functions are not working). Windows 9x speed is really fast.
This QEMU build is based on 0.9.1, newer versions have bugs in ARM TCG and can’t boot Windows or similar OS.

I would not continue working on these 2 projects. If anyone is interested – I’ll provide all sources and some information on building. Knowledge of C++, ARM and x86 asm is required.

You can find more information in the port thread.

froyoradionexusone

Although the leaked Korean ROM doesn’t differ much from the standard FRF91 Froyo version, it does contain a new radio. This radio, version 32.41.00.32U_5.08.00.04, has been ripped from the original Korean ROM and is now available on the Nexus One forums, posted by XDA member G0belet. It might offer some new development possibilities for the HTC Desire as well. The new radio, which was also discovered in the Desire Froyo leak, could make it possible to hack the HTC Desire’s camera to record 720p videos, because the drivers in that specific radio are perfect for that. The 720p hack is already available on the Nexus One.

Originally posted by G0belet

The new Korean ROM contains a new baseband firmware. The version is 32.41.00.32U_5.08.00.04.
This update.zip doesn’t have the HBOOT as I have no idea how it impacts the rest of the phone and the flashing/downgrading capabilities of the phone.

Furthermore, people are experiencing better upload and download performance, signal strength and Wi-Fi speed, but some people do notice more battery drain.
You can find the download in the radio thread. Advanced Android knowledge needed.

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