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Posts Tagged: HTC EVO 3D

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Without hacking and love for mobile devices, XDA-Developers would probably be just a bunch of old forum and database data in some HDD in a server room in The Netherlands, waiting for someone to simply wipe it and end its suffering. Because of its community members, their discoveries, contributions, and endless hours of suffering, agonizing pain, sweaty palms, and dozens of dead devices, we are still the largest online community of its kind on the web. Out of all the stories, from time to time, we spot one that truly is entertaining, fun, and leaves you with a message or two on how to do things correctly (or incorrectly depending on your point of view).

The following is the story of one of the few remaining devs for the infamous HTC EVO 3D. The dev in question is none other than XDA Senior Member HJ200, who has brought us several goodies in the past that allow EVO 3D owners to use the device’s 3D capabilities the way it should have been out of the box. The story itself shows what perseverance, money, love, and some more money can give you when you are truly devoted to the device you currently work with. A small synopsis of this can be easily guessed from the title of this very article… or can it? This, ladies and gentlemen, is hardware hacking at its absolute finest—where one may not succeed at first, but could easily tame the beast known as defeat if one reads and knows enough while learning from mistakes as one goes.

The story is full of everything you will find in any of New York Time’s best seller’s: love, hate, passion. You name it, the story has it all—and yes even nudity (explicit pictures of phone’s internals are shown)! So, grab a cup of [insert favorite caffeinated drink here], sit back, and enjoy.

It was a sunny Sunday. I was in a good mood, but I was also in a hurry as usual. I left my apartment and glanced at the latest social media posts while walking down the stairs. When I got outside…

You can find the full story in the original thread.

[Thanks to HJ200 for the tip!]

Sceenshot-CapButnBrightnessPro-1.0.11-1

Hardware capacitive buttons seem to be a love-it-or-hate-it affair. While many of us seem to prefer the versatility of the on-screen buttons most commonly seen on modern Nexus devices, others instead favor the increased usable screen real estate made possible by having dedicated keys outside of the display.

If you happen to own an HTC device, you are probably a fan of dedicated hardware buttons. But that’s not to say that you can’t tweak them to make them work better for you. XDA Senior Member denversc created an app called Capacitive Buttons Brightness, which does… Well, you guessed it. It allows you to change the brightness of your capacitive buttons.

Currently, the app officially supports the HTC One X (dual- and quad-core variants), HTC One X+, HTC One, and HTC One S. That said, many users have found that it also works on other devices such as the HTC One V, HTC Desire HD, HTC Evo 3D, Motorola Droid MAXX, and LG Optimus G.

The app allows you to change brightness in 3 steps: dim, bright, and off. The default on most Sense-based ROMs seems to be bright, whereas it is usually set to dim on most AOSP-based ROMs. Please note that the “off” setting does not work if you have the GV Integration app installed. Naturally, root access is required… But who here isn’t rooted anyway?

Make your way over to the application thread to get started. And if you wish to build from this app, head over to the project’s Google Code page.

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There are quite a few Sprint users out there who likely have fond memories of what seems to be a rather distant past. 2011 was the year when HTC decided to try something new—innovation at its best, if you will. They wanted to bring the not-so-new emerging technology of stereoscopic 3D imaging to mobile devices. Thus, the HTC EVO 3D was born. The device lacked tons of functionality that should have been either stock or at least optional, but it was (and still is by today’s standards) quite a powerful device. Luckily, back then, the device had lots of good development. And needless to say, many of these so shortcomings were quickly fixed by the community. One such developer was XDA Forum Member HJ200, who came up with a rather good chunk of solutions, including the ability to use actual 3D wallpapers in 3D.

After considerable effort, people were able to unlock their bootloaders completely, and happily started going in different directions with their taste in ROMs. Unfortunately, much like everything we do here at XDA-Developers, having your favorite ROM (particularly if it is AOSP-derived) might come with a few trade offs. For instance, the 3D capabilities of the device disappeared if a non-Sense ROM was flashed (and even later versions of Sense like 4.x ROMs had almost no 3D capabilities). This meant that no 3D camera, and no way to see previously stored 3D pictures and videos in any ROM above Sense 3.6. Well, if you still have one of these babies lying around somewhere, you may want to dust it off and plug it in the charger because HJ200 has solved yet another hurdle by coming up with a 3D-enabled gallery for non-Sense ROMs. In other words, you can now see your .jps and .mpo images in all of their headache-inducing 3D glory.

HJ200 has successfully tested this on Jelly Bean 4.3, but is still ironing out a few bugs. These include how pictures cannot be properly seen in full screen when the device is rotated. If you still do have a Shooter/EVO 3D, please take this for a spin and give your feedback to the developer, particularly if you are using an AOSP source-derived ROM.

View your .mpo and .jps files on non-Sense ROMs in true 3D (tested on JB 4.3 CyanogenMod)

You can find more information in the original thread.

WiFiTether

The eternal conundrum of data usage—you buy it on a monthly basis from your carrier and try to use it for any and all needs. If you travel as much as I do, you will know that the luxury of mid to pseudo high speed data on the go on your computer via tethering is a blessing in and of itself. Regardless of how advanced Android is, it still cannot match the utility you can get out of a real computer, whose only on-the-go limitation is the inability to connect to the Web when away from a hotspot. Because of this, WiFi Tether was created way back when.

Limitations in the firmware on most newer devices either disable or create a “wall” to prevent people from tethering (courtesy of the carriers who want to sell such services for a substantial monthly fee). Thankfully, we have very skilled people on XDA, who can get around things like this. One such individual is XDA Recognized Developer TrevE, who you may remember from a little saga he had against HTC and, most notably, CIQ around this time last year. Using the available source for WiFi Tether (which is GPL licensed) as well as some binaries coming from the CM team, TrevE has been able to “force” WiFi Tether to work on the most recent Jelly Bean TouchWiz (stock) ROMs. And as an added bonus, this also works on the HTC EVO 3D when loaded with a Sense 4.x ROM.

Please take it for a spin, and make sure you look at TrevE’s notes in the OP, as the app has the ability to cause some strange behavior if you do not use it correctly. Some of the issues include killing your WiFi altogether, whcih can be fixed with a simple reboot. As always, please leave some feedback for the developer.

Carriers hate tethering, you all know that. Use at your own risk/with common sense & dont blame me for anything that goes wrong 

GS3 Specific- Make a system backup, it modifies sys files so theres a chance it will break something

You can find more information in the original thread, and you can find a WiFi Tether-enabled ROM for the EVO 3D right here.

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[Thanks Virus for the tip!]

3D-IMAGES

Recently, we have seen lots of cool projects being born on the HTC EVO 3D, which is for the most part a device that is slowly fading into the shadow of its younger, slimmer, and more powerful brethren. But as it is customary on XDA, this is not going to stop devs from continuing with work on devices with such unique features (fully functional 3D camera and display). The only problem is that as new updates become available from our devs, other things get broken. In the case of this, Sense is very much tied up to every aspect of operating the device’s 3D capabilities, and porting the UI and framework is never without its hiccups.

One of the features that is missing from most Sense 4+ based custom ROMs is the ability to see your 3D pictures in 3D by using the stock gallery app. XDA Forum Member androidus21 took a shot at this issue with the help of Forum Member HJ200’s Tools3D-Library, and came up with a small add-on that enables 3D picture viewing directly from the Gallery app. The fix essentially adds a link in the Android “Share” intent, which enables 3D display to activate and fully display the .mpo and .jps over-imposed image files instead of a single 2D file.

The dev is currently trying to investigate a way to get around this, so that the Gallery displays the pictures without having to go through all this. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to chime in. In the meantime, enjoy your renewed ability to used your 3D in the way it was meant to be used.

 Hi everyone!

I build a “PlugIn” for galleries, for example the HTC Gallery in Sense 4.0/4.1 roms. So what is the function of this PlugIn?
It will show your mpo- and jps-files in 3D.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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3D glasses

We recently published an article regarding a new feature (that should have been available from release) for the EVO 3D, which allowed users to use 3D pictures as wallpapers on their desktop. This app was developed and published by XDA Forum Member HJ200. It seems that what he did has awaken a somewhat of a sleeping beast in the EVO 3D community, as various people started requesting the dev to let them know how to allow apps to use said feature on other apps and projects.

Due to popular demand, the dev has freely posted the API libs for everyone to use. This means that people trying to add that infamous 3D  auto-stereoscopic effect to their newly created images for apps and games can simply do it by adding the code provided by the dev. The code will essentially force the device into 3D mode whenever the app needs it. Just keep in mind that you need to have root to proceed.

Speaking of permissions, as stated before, the dev has posted this code to be used by anyone who wants to use it. However, out of politeness (and really they are his terms), please provide credits in your app(s) pointing to the dev and let the dev know if you do use his code, just as a matter of courtesy.

A lot of people asked for the code to interlace images (used for the 3D Wallpaper Picker).

So here’s a library to use in your own code projects.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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TWRP

The last time we brought you news about TWRP, it was to announce that TWRP 2.2.2 had been released. It had fixed a lot of bugs from the initial release of TWRP 2.2 and added a few new features. Very recently, TWRP has been updated again to version 2.3.

There were a whole bunch of awesome improvements with TWRP 2.2 and a lot of unique and brand new features as well. TWRP 2.3 promises no less. The official change log includes:

Rebased onto AOSP Jelly Bean source code
Rewrote backup, restore, wipe, and mount code in C++ classes for easier maintenance going forward
NOTE: backups from prior versions of TWRP are still compatible with 2.3
ADB sideload functionality from AOSP is included in 2.3, see this link for more info
Re-wrote fix permissions entirely in C++ and runs in a few seconds instead of a few minutes (thanks to bigbiff)
Improvements to zip finding in OpenRecoveryScript (should be a lot fewer GooManager automation issues)
Faster boot times
Added charging indicator while in recovery (only updates once every 60 seconds)

Additionally, XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy has reported that there is now support for spaces in backup names. Before, if you added a space to the name of a backup, it would not restore. Now users can use whatever naming convention they want.

One of the biggest changes, though, is all of the TWRP being rewritten in C++ and its move to recovery API 3 instead of API 2. With the code rewrite, it will allow TWRP to update more quickly and with more stability. With the API 3 change, it means that some flashable zip files may stop working because the developer needs to update the update-binary. If you don’t want to wait for the developer, or the developer has ceased working on the project, you can find one to use on TWRP’s official website. To install the latest TWRP, you can use the Goomanager application. Simply open the application, hit menu, and install open recovery.

If you want to check out the latest TWRP recovery for your device, check one of the links below.

3DWallpaper

A few weeks ago, we brought you news about an app that enabled 3D on the EVO 3D at all times by XDA Recognized Contributor jmztaylor. In that article, we stated that one of the cool things that one could do with this would be to have actual 3D wallpapers on your screen. However, the process of getting these on the screen is not as straight forward as one would think. On Sense, when a wallpaper is chosen, the OS will automatically try to crop it (whether you want to or not), and in the case of 3D pictures, it will try to flatten them, removing the 3D in the process. XDA Forum Member HJ200 posted a quick procedure in jmztaylor’s thread that explains how to add a 3D wallpaper to your homescreen. However, the picture needed to be pre-processed and with the exact required size.

Since then, HJ200 has been hard at work and finally decided to put a quick application that embeds itself in the system. Essentially, it adds an option to use 3D pictures (in mpo and jps format) as a wallpaper for the device. This app automatically does everything for you. It interlaces and parses images so that they are ready to be used. The only caveat is that the images will only work in landscape mode for the same reasons that were previously quoted regarding the 3D switch on the app.

In any case, the opportunities opened can indeed breath new life onto the dying idea of portable 3D. If you have any suggestions on how to make the app a little better, or maybe if you have suggestions to take this concept for a different spin, please share your ideas.

 Hi everyone,

I’ve created an app to select a 3D wallpaper. :P

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Sprint EVO 3D Root S-OFF Guide

Ever since its launch, the HTC Evo 3D has garnered an impressive fan following in the developer community. From its initial temp root to the first stable perma-temp root, from the AlphaRevX S-OFF to the engineering bootloader, from the official bootloader unlock to bootloader customization, we have kept you up to date with the developments for this device here on the XDA Portal. While permanent root and full S-OFF have long been possible, they are spread across multiple guides. Today, we are bringing you what its author calls QUADERSO: Quick and Dirty EVO 3D Root and S-OFF.

Brought to us by XDA Senior Member ramjet73, QUADERSO is a straightforward step-by-step guide aimed at beginners as well as experienced users that takes you through the process of gaining S-OFF on your rooted or unrooted EVO 3D, installing 4EXT recovery, and rooting it.

The guide is meant only for the Sprint EVO 3D running the latest Sprint Stock ICS ROM. To make it even easier, ramjet73 has provided all the tools required for the process in a single download. Ready to S-OFF and root your Sprint EVO 3D? Head over to the original thread and follow the simple instructions.All Posts

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For those of us who own an HTC EVO 3D, we tend to be hit, from time to time, with questions about our investments. Questions like, “why did Sprint take over a year to release something that was ready to go way before?” or “Will we be getting JB like the other devices that are getting it?” However, a question that more often than not plagues my mind as an owner of this device is, “Where else can I use the 3D display?” Being able to watch a few movies and play certain games in 3D is cool, but there should certainly be other things that can be done to take advantage of the panel technology—like a 3D interface, 3D wallpaper, and so on.

If you are thinking about these possible uses and more, XDA Recognized Contributor jmztaylor has written a nice little app that will allow you to use 3D at all times during normal operation. Essentially, the app changes a value in the 3D panel controller, which turns it on and leaves it in that state. Due to rotation obviously being an issue with this (remember how the camera always complains whenever you try to take pictures while holding the phone vertically?), the app allows you to turn the 3D feature on either for landscape or portrait mode. The only one thing that can be somewhat cumbersome is that this app will render your light sensor useless and will boost and lock your brightness at 100%. This effect will go away as soon as you turn off the 3D functionality through the app.

So, if the idea of having actual 3D wallpaper makes you salivate, make sure that you try out this simple yet fulfilling app and leave some feedback for the dev.

 This app just echo’s a number in 3D_mode to enable complete device 3D. Either Landscape or Portrait. 

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Sense41

It’s always good to see newer software gets ported to older devices with enough functionality to actually use. It can add new life to older devices and make them more tolerable for at least a little bit longer. Now, the HTC EVO 3D has a working Sense 4.1 port, and it comes not long after the official update to Ice Cream Sandwich.

XDA Senior Member chubbzlou is credited for having created the original port of the Sense 4.1 ROM to the device. From there, XDA Senior Member gruesomewolf turned it into a mean, lean, and mostly functional ROM. So far, the ROM seems to be very stable and usable as a daily driver. There are, however, some issues that still need to be worked out. The current issues include:

-3D
-4G (duh!)
-Effect in Gallery will FC
– For data roaming to work the data roaming widget must be turned on.
-Camera will FC if you choose any option but auto (I will fix this asap)
-Choosing smooth options in tweaks will cause a sense fc
[Link to a working Camera]

So yes, some kinks need to be worked out, but there’s nothing overly terrible or obtrusive. On the good side, there are a number of enhancements to boost performance, sound, and other parts of the ROM so users will have an overall decent experience.

If you’d like to know more, take a look at the original thread.

htc_jelly_bean_feature

Users of the HTC EVO 3D have been rather lucky lately. Despite HTC withholding the Ice Cream Sandwich update and kernel source code until the very last second (and indeed until the next iteration of Android, 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’, began landing on other devices) clever developers and a dedicated community of ROM cooks have managed to keep the seemingly abandoned device on the bleeding edge. Those of you who have held on to this 4.3 inch, glasses-free 3D, dual-core device, even as HTC shifted it’s attention to the new EVO 4G LTE and away from its dedicated EVO 3D community, can now give themselves a pat on the back. A plethora of Jelly Bean ports are arriving on the handset, even with the blatant lack of OEM support. Some of the more notables include:

As always, you can find information and threads about these and other great ROMs in our HTC EVO 3D forums. Don’t forget to Nandroid backup your entire handset before flashing anything. Also, be sure to thank the devs who brought these builds, long after the manufacturer deemed the device worthy of attention. If you haven’t tried Jelly Bean on your EVO 3D, now is the time. So pick your preferred build, and flash away!

EVO-3d

Dual booting can be a lot of fun. Having one custom ROM to do with as you please is great. But when you have two custom ROMs to do with what you want, the possibilities are even greater. Having multiple configurations allows users to have more versatility in how they set up their ROMs. For instance, a user can set up one ROM with just emails for work and have the other ROM available with games and social media for play. Now, the CDMA and GSM HTC EVO 3D can dual boot.

The process is similar to performing the task on other devices. It requires downloading Boot Manager and setting everything up from there. The guide was posted by XDA Senior Member gav-collins1983. In essence, users download the ROMs they want and install their primary ROM through their custom recovery as usual. Then, using the application, they install the second one. Of course, it is highly recommended to make Nandroid backups all along the process in case something goes wrong.

And since the instructions are fairly generic, not only are they compatible with both the GSM and CDMA variants of the EVO 3D, but they should also work on many other devices. However, if you’re on an unsupported device, make sure you have a good backup to restore from in case things get sticky.

For more information, visit the guide thread.

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