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egzthunder1 · Sep 24, 2010

Brand New Desire Leak Available

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...

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mic_888 · Sep 22, 2010

Tweak the Automatic Brightness Levels on your Desire

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...

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ElCondor · Aug 5, 2010

Avoid Windows Driver Issues When Rooting: Use Pre-Installed Ubuntu LiveCD

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...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 26, 2010

Super LCD Screens to Hit Nexus One and Desire

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...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 15, 2010

Working Windows 95 Port for Android

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...

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ElCondor · Jul 15, 2010

New Nexus One Radio Leaked from Korean ROM

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...

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ElCondor · Jul 14, 2010

EspressoBar Sense UI Mod for the HTC Desire

If you're bored with the standard HTC Sense design, XDA developer b1oh4zard created this little mod which replaces the original Sense UI bottom bar with the Espresso bar design. The layout stays the same, as you can see in the picture: Programs-Phone-New Widget. The small mod should work on any rooted HTC Desire with HTC Sense. Originally posted by b10h4zard I´ve got it working now  first "mount /system" in adb and then: adb push "directory of the file you loaded"/com.htc.resources.apk...

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ElCondor · Jul 14, 2010

Detox Desire: Sense Theme for Desire and Droid Incredible

Browsing the forums, we came across this very nice HTC Sense theme by XDA member cubanaso. Inspired by GTX, the theme delivers a great clean look with nice white aesthetics. You need to flash it from Recovery, which means it will only work on rooted devices. Originally, Detox Desire was created for the HTC Desire by cubanaso, but XDA member USAsokr decided to make the theme compatible with the Droid Incredible. However, some changes have been made to the design, so the...

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ElCondor · Jul 12, 2010

Samsung Galaxy S Program Launcher for HTC Desire

The Samsung Galaxy S runs a custom program launcher by Samsung, which adds some extra functionality to the standard Android launcher. You can place 4 icons on the bottom of the home screen. The icon on the right is the Applications icon. Pushing this button will show up the actual program launcher. You can scroll through the various programs by swiping left or right, just as you would do when you use the Android home interface. Now, this launcher has been ported...

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ElCondor · Jul 9, 2010

Testers Needed for 720p Recording Project for All Android Snapdragon Devices

After the successful project of hacking the Nexus One camera software to let it record 720p videos, developers have started to work on a similar hack for other Android Snapdragon devices. Devices mentioned are the HTC Incredible and Desire. There are some developers active at Freenode, but now another developer and XDA member, charnsingh_online, has called for testers of his 720p hack. This could mean that we can expect a release of this hack soon. But before we get there, there...

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mic_888 · Jun 29, 2010

Turn Off the Hard Key Lights on your HTC Desire

If you're watching a video on your HTC Desire and you find the light from the hard keys on your Android device distracting, there is now a way for you to turn them off! Originally requested by an XDA forum member, user mercianary has posted the solution. You'll need to copy the command posted by mercianary to a text file on your SD card, save as a shell script and then run it on your Desire using GScript Lite (available free...

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mic_888 · Jun 18, 2010

Toggle Blue LED on HTC Desire

When his HTC Desire crashed, XDA forum member ChaosR discovered that his Android device had some extra LED colours.  Aside from the known red, green and orange, ChaosR saw a flash of blue and purple! He was able to replicate the bug once, and managed to get a snap of the purple to prove to fellow XDA members that he was not going crazy! After stirring up some interest in the forum with the news of these extra colours, ChaosR...

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mic_888 · Jun 8, 2010

Wi-Fi Tether Now Working on Eclair

If you have been drooling over the various FroYo delights such as Wi-Fi tethering that other XDA members have been enjoying since the Android 2.2 release, you'll be pleased to find out that Wi-Fi tethering is now working for Eclair! XDA forum member NordicZz, has posted that the clever devs working on the open source android-wifi-tether project have got the hack working on the HTC Desire and EVO 4G. Root Eclair users should: Mount your SDCard Create a directory named...

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mic_888 · Jun 2, 2010

Assign Another Unlock Button on HTC Desire

If you are one of the many XDA forum members frustrated with only being able to display your Desire lockscreen using the power on/off button, then good news await. XDA forum member RedDragCZ has posted a little tweak, which allows you to force your device to assign another button such as the MENU button to show the lockscreen and what's more, double tapping it unlocks the device! You will need to use the Android Debug Bridge in recovery mode in...

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Ben Elliott · May 30, 2010

HTC Desire Joins the Froyo Party

Less than two weeks after the announcement of Froyo, the new version of Android that brings massively improved performance statistics, and the revamped OS is cropping up on many popular Android devices. You've seen the ports for the G1 and the myTouch in this article, but now it's the Desire's turn for an unofficial taste of Froyo's deliciousness. Being the Nexus One's (only slightly) bigger brother in terms of hardware, porting it over was only a matter of time once...

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mic_888 · May 11, 2010

BeamWidgets – Toggle Desire LED

Ever needed a little bit of light?  Don't carry a torch around with you?  Thought you'd only ever use the LED on your phone for flash when taking photos?  Think again! If you want to make use of the LED on your HTC Desire, but don't want to launch an application every time you want to turn on the light, XDA forum member f3d0r has started coding a widget collection - and one of them is a flashlight widget. Instead...

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mic_888 · May 3, 2010

LED Flashlight for HTC Desire

If you are an HTC Desire owner and are frustrated with the lack of a real LED flashlight on your device, then this is the app for you. Originally starting off as a request, XDA forum member Damunix has managed to write an app to make use of the camera LED on the HTC Desire! Currently FlashApp can power on the camera LED to two different brightness levels. Future requested developments include a widget in order to easily power on...

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mic_888 · Apr 27, 2010

Root achieved on HTC Desire

For all you HTC Desire owners, who have been patiently waiting for someone to root the Android device, the wait is finally over! XDA forum member and Modaco's paulobrien has managed to root the new Android phone.  He has managed to write the superuser app and su to the system partition as evidenced by the Superuser Permissions icon on his Desire. paulobrien has stated that root will be coming for all Desire owners tomorrow, so be sure to check out the...

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orb3000 · Apr 21, 2010

Read EPub Books with E Reader On New Manila ROMS

Reading books on your device can be a good option, especially if your phone's resolution allows for easy reading. Member patcat007 presents this application for reading epub books on Manila, the E reader Manila Tab has a limit of showing 20 books. Originally posted by patcat007 Now have 300 books in my ereader library. Now there are 5 zip files X 60 books each and the corresponding book cover in the images.zip file The E Reader is a fantastic application...

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mic_888 · Apr 13, 2010

XDAdesire YouTube channel for HTC Desire

XDA forum member quicksite has created an XDADesire YouTube channel for HTC Desire owners to record and upload videos straight from their devices. Originally posted by quicksite It's time we break out of text-only. We've got (or are about to receive) the Smartphone of the year 2010 - the HTC Desire. And I had an idea. Now that these phones all have easy to use video recording, why not make it SUPER EASY for people to RECORD VIDEOS from their...

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