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Android 4.4.2 OTA Now Available for the Verizon Droid DNA

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A couple of days ago, we talked about how the Android 4.4.2 upgrade for the  HTC Droid DNA had received technical approval from verizon for OTA release. We also mentioned how the update was scheduled to go live on Thursday the 24th. Well folks, today’s the day of official KitKat for Verizon’s close cousin to the Japanese HTC Butterfly.

The OTA was first spotted this morning by XDA Senior Member Spider210, who received a two-part OTA. The first part is a small (~5 MB) incremental upgrade in order to prep your device for the KitKat upgrade, whereas the second update is where the 618 MB of Sense 5.5-laden magic happens. At this time, the OTA has not yet been captured, but it’s only a matter o. . . READ ON »

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Verizon Droid DNA to Receive 4.4.2 KitKat + Sense 5.5 OTA This Thursday

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The HTC Droid DNA is Verizon’s close cousin to the Japanese HTC Butterfly. It launched all the way back at the tail end of 2012 with Android 4.1, which has since been officially updated to 4.2.2. Now, the device is about to skip over 4.3, and jump straight Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Droid DNA now have reason to rejoice, as HTC has received technical approval for its Android 4.4.2 + Sense 5.5 update on the DNA. As expected, this is not going to be the same software that is seen on the latest generation HTC One M8, but rather more similar to the M7’s Sense 5.5 + Android 4.4.2 builds. The news on the upcoming update comes direct from Executive Director, Product Management Mohammed Versi who wrote the fol. . . READ ON »

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HTC Droid DNA Gets Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5

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You may remember that just recently the HTC Droid DNA gained the ability to dual multiple ROMs thanks to an unofficial MultiROM port. So for the folks who’ve been wondering how this may be of benefit, there’s now a Sense 5.5-laced build of Android 4.4.2 that’s been ported over from the HTC One to the Droid DNA that may serve as a fine starting point.

Not possible without the efforts of XDA Recognized Developers sbryan12144 and Zarboz as well as newtoroot, joelz9614, and Hawknest; the Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 ports are currently stable and running on the Linux 3.4.18 kernel. As these have been ported from the HTC One, one will expect all the software features from the One to be present in this . . . READ ON »

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Boot Multiple Roms on the HTC Droid DNA with Unofficial MultiROM Port

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It seems like XDA Recognized Developer Tassadar‘s MultiROM seems to be quite the popular method for different devices to boot multiple ROMs nowadays, considering that MultiROM was originally developed for only the Nexus 7 and has since been ported over to a number of other phones such as the Sony Xperia M and the Optimus One. And the community doesn’t look like stopping any time soon, as the HTC Droid DNA, a.k.a. HTC Butterfly, has recently received an unofficial MultiROM port.

This comes thanks to the efforts of XDA Senior Member jamiethemorris, making it possible for users of the Droid DNA to run multiple ROMs (not at the same time of course) without the hassle other devices must go through. The in. . . READ ON »

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Rumrunner S-Off Now Available for the HTC Droid DNA

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Just yesterday, we mentioned how the  was starting to receive its Android 4.2.2 update in the form of a 2-part OTA. While official OEM-provided Android updates are always welcome, they often also come with the unwanted side effect of closing off previous root methods.

Luckily, when one door is closed, another often opens—and this new door comes in the form of a new S-off method for devices running software version 3. XDA Recognized Developer beaups managed to bring his Rumrunner S-off method to the device. As described by the developer:

 software version 1.xx – use facepalm
software version 2.xx – use moonshine (2.06 version of moonshine DOES work with 2.07 devices)
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Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 Arrives on the HTC Droid DNA, KitKat in Q1 2014

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HTC has been quite good about releasing expedient Android system updates as of late. To that end, we’ve recently seen Android 4.4 KitKat updates for both the HTC One Google Play edition, as well as the developer and unlocked version of the OEM-skinned model. Now, the company has shared its KitKat update plans for the HTC Droid DNA.

Close cousin to the HTC J Butterfly, the Droid DNA is HTC’s former flagship a few generations ago, and the first mass market phone available in the US with a 1080p display.  And released a little over a year ago, there’s no reason why the the still powerful device should not get to enjoy KitKat in official capacity. Thankfully, HTC has stated that the DNA will receive K. . . READ ON »

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HTC Sheds Light on KitKat Update Timetable

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Yesterday, Motorola shared some insight into its Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans. They added some devices to the update list, and they even began the KitKat rollout to the Verizon variant of their flagship Moto X. Today, HTC has followed suit by elucidating on their update plans.

Not too long ago, HTC publicly stated that they had already delivered the KitKat code for the HTC One Google Play edition to Google. While the update is still yet to be seen, we can only assume that it will make its way to users quite soon. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the standard version of the HTC One. However, HTC’s Jason Makenzie had previously stated the company’s plans on updating all North American carri. . . READ ON »

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Introducing the XDA Development Database!

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One of our goals for the year has been to better organize all of the development works (ROMs, apps, tools, kernels, etc.) on XDA. We wanted this to be useful but also to have minimal impact on how developers post to XDA and on users who are happy with the current structure of the forums.

We’re currently testing a system, we call the Development Database (or DevDB for short) on a handful of forums (Galaxy S IIXperia Z, Galaxy Note II, Droid DNA, Nexus 4, Nexus 7). You’ll note that when you go to the gateway to those forums, such as that for the Xperia Z, you can now see a tab for ROMs. Each ROM is linked to a forum thread– just as it’s always been. But when you click through to these threads, youR. . . READ ON »

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You Asked for Them – You Got Them, and More!

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DSC_0074A while back, we took a poll on which handset we should add to the list of XDA merchandise. After a few months of discussion, and honestly just having a lot going on, we’re ready to announce the winning selections for addition to our XDA case lineup with CruzerLite.. . . READ ON »

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