POSTS TAGGED: HTC EVO 3D

Android 5.0 Lollipop in 3D–EVO 3D, That Is!

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It is that time of the year once again. Flowers bloom (or snow falls, depending on which side of the world you are on), people are gearing up for the new year, and needless to say, we have a brand new sweet treat courtesy of a small Mountain View based company called Google (you may have heard of it). Ah yes, the release of a new OS always brings new hope to those with Android devices that have met their end-of-life. One such device is the HTC EVO 3D, which has had a rather bumpy life while in the spotlight. The novel concept of the auto-stereoscopic screen coupled with a 3D camera was a unique selling point, but it unfortunately couldn’t help spur the device’s sales or adoption. HTC saw this much and essentia. . . READ ON »

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The Story of Snow White and the 6 Paperweights

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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 . . . READ ON »

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Easily Dim the Capacitive Buttons on Many HTC Devices

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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.

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View 3D Images on Non-Sense ROMs on the HTC EVO 3D

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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,. . . READ ON »

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WiFi Tether on SGS3 TW and EVO3D Sense 4 Jelly Bean Roms

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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 suc. . . READ ON »

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Enable 3D Pics in Stock Gallery for Sense 4+ on EVO 3D

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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 s. . . READ ON »

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Add a Touch of 3D to Your Apps with 3D Interlace Library API

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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 prov. . . READ ON »

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Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.3

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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
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Add Actual 3D Wallpapers to your EVO 3D Home Screen

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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 pi. . . READ ON »

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