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egzthunder1 · Nov 27, 2014

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

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....

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egzthunder1 · Jan 21, 2014

The Story of Snow White and the 6 Paperweights

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...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 24, 2013

Easily Dim the Capacitive Buttons on Many HTC Devices

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...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 18, 2013

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

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...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 19, 2012

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

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...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 29, 2012

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

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...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 16, 2012

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

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...

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Former Writer · Oct 14, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.3

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...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 23, 2012

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

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...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 21, 2012

Quick and Dirty Sprint EVO 3D Root & S-OFF

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...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 15, 2012

Enable 3D on the EVO 3D… All the Time

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...

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Former Writer · Sep 9, 2012

First Sense 4.1 ROM Hits CDMA EVO 3D

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...

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Ian Stacy · Aug 22, 2012

Fresh Jelly Bean Ports Arrive on the HTC EVO 3D

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,...

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Former Writer · Aug 20, 2012

Learn To Dual Boot on the EVO 3D CDMA and GSM

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...

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Former Writer · Aug 11, 2012

EVO 3D Camera and Music Mods Ported to ICS and EVO V

Very recently, we brought you news that the EVO 3D finally got an update to Ice Cream Sandwich. However, as Member Advocate Admin egzthunder1 stated in his article linked above, the update is far from satisfactory. Most reports agree that the update felt more like a consolation prize and less like something Sprint and HTC worked hard on. While ROM developers have been releasing stuff that is on par---and in many cases much better---than what Sprint and HTC released, those...

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Former Writer · Aug 9, 2012

CPU, GPU, and System Tweaking App for GSM EVO 3D

As more devices come with multiple CPU cores, multi core-friendly CPU tweaking applications and modifications have shown up extensively in recent months. Now, there is an application to control the GPU and both CPU cores on the GSM HTC EVO 3D, as well as modify many other settings. The application already has a number of features, but it is still under construction. Features that are currently working include: Full CPU controll(single and dual-core devices) GPU Overclocking* Changing buttons backlight Fastcharge* Enable/Disable VSYNC Quickly force both cores...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 4, 2012

EVO 3D Finally Gets Official ICS Update – Unimpressed is the Word of the Day

So after months and months of waiting, kicking, and screaming from the user base, Sprint has finally decided to provide their EVO 3D customers with a brand spanking new base to play around with. The new official Sprint ROM (base number 2.89.651.2) has been fitted with ICS 4.0.3, Sense 3.6 (as promised), a new radio, HBOOT 1.58, and some new bits and pieces of firmware. As always, this is loaded (and I do mean loaded) with Sprint's usual bloatware such...

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Former Writer · Jul 19, 2012

Bootloader Customization Now Open to More S-Off HTC Devices

Not too long ago, we brought you news that allowed HTC EVO 4G LTE users to customize their bootloaders. The process was pretty cool, allowing users to make their bootloader look however they want---including making it look unhacked. After the initial project was released, users clamored for this to be made available to more devices. The requests were heard and responded to. Now, the plugin has been made available to make the bootloader customizer for a number of HTC devices....

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egzthunder1 · Jul 13, 2012

Enjoy Dead Trigger in Full Tegra 3 Glory without a Tegra 3

If you enjoy gaming in this day and age, you have certainly come across a few FPS (first person shooter) games. In recent times, it seems like the idea of a post-apocalyptic zombie future is prime material for the genre. With this in mind, we now introduce to you Dead Trigger, which for all practical purposes is a game that features you trying to survive against the walking dead. This game was introduced as part of the marketing campaign to further...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 12, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.2

Just about three months ago, we brought you news that the Team Win Recovery Project had received a massive update to version 2.1. April's release largely heralded the start of a new age in recoveries---where one would no longer have to deal with cumbersome menus, instead interacting with a very user-friendly GUI. It wasn't simply about the GUI either. In addition to bringing an unrivaled level of UI polish, TWRP 2.1 offered users many advanced features such as update.zip queuing, a basic...

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