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Former Writer · Jul 10, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S II and EVO 3D, Meet Jelly Bean

The march of Jelly Bean across XDA has reached a fevered pitch since it was first announced at Google I/O 2012. With a number of devices receiving a port of the new version of Android on the rise and more expected in the future now that Jelly Bean source was released, Jelly Bean has certainly hit with a splash. For Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 and HTC EVO 3D users, there isn't an AOSP version of Jelly Bean yet. However,...

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Former Writer · Jun 29, 2012

Official ICS OTA for German and Unbranded EVO 3D GSM

The journey of ICS to the HTC EVO 3D has been long and interesting. We brought you news of the first ICS leak, the problems with the ICS leak, and the solution to the problems. The last leak was for the Virgin Mobile-branded device, which ultimately was the cause of many issues. This time, though, it's legit. XDA Forum Member AcerExtensa has posted a guide that for users with the German or unbranded versions of the device to obtain the...

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Former Writer · Jun 21, 2012

Camera and Music Mod for the EVO 3D

Music and camera modifications have been popping up frequently in recent months. Camera modifications for the HTC Vivid and HTC Sensation, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy S III have given users over a wide range of phones better cameras. Paired with the many available music modifications, many Android devices are being optimized for better media experiences. The HTC EVO 3D now has a camera and music mod of its own. Released by XDA Recognized Developer coolexe, the modifications bring features that refresh...

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FallenWriter · May 23, 2012

HTC ICS Update Schedule Released

One of the most common questions here at XDA over the past several months has been, "When will my HTC device receive Ice Cream Sandwich?" Now, thanks to a tip from XDA Senior Member neoofoox we have our answer. Although we previously mentioned the devices confirmed to get ICS from HTC's blog back in March, it was only recently that HTC finally confirmed their timeline for this year's releases. According to HTC: What is the overall timeline of Android 4.0 updates?...

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Former Writer · May 18, 2012

Guide to Revert EVO 3D to Gingerbread after VM ICS Leak

As our regular readers will tell you, we've been following the HTC EVO 3D closely. Not too long ago, it  received an ICS leak and its associated problems. The leak wasn't for the Sprint or GSM versions of the phone, but rather for the Virgin Mobile version of the phone, which hasn't even been released yet. As you can imagine, early adopters who flashed the red hot leak had some serious problems---not least of which was being unable to revert back to factory...

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Former Writer · May 12, 2012

HTC Unbricking Project Exits Beta, Delivers Final Release

For owners of many HTC device such as the HTC Amaze 4G, EVO 3D, MyTouch 4G Slide, Sensation, and the Vivid/Raider/Velocity, this has been a long time coming. A fully functional method to restore a device from a full brick is a pretty big deal. This then gives users more confidence when performing potentially risky tasks such as HBoot updates, ROM flashes, or turning S On. XDA Senior Member dexter93, along with a host of other developers, has finally released...

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Former Writer · May 9, 2012

HTC EVO 3D Camera Gets Temp Fixes on ICS Leaks

Whenever a device gets a new leak, some brave soul has to flash it and figure out what works and what doesn't. In many cases, there isn't much wrong but often, the software is incomplete and there's the occasional force close or signal issue. However, on some leaks---especially ones that aren't really intended for your device---there are more numerous issues. Those carrying the HTC EVO 3D may have noticed that on Sense 4 leaks, the camera doesn't exactly work. While camera...

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pstevep · May 9, 2012

Updated Adreno 220 ICS GPU Driver Speeds Up 2D Rendering

With Ice Cream Sandwich quickly spreading across Android devices like wildfire right now, new drivers for the Adreno 220 GPU found in the Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 have surfaced. These drivers can potentially lead to improved 2D UI rendering performance in ICS and, of course, increased benchmark scores. XDA Senior Member gjcamp has produced recovery-flashable update.zip files that work across multiple devices with this hardware. Every phone running the Adreno 220 from the HTC Evo 3D to a couple variants of the Samsung Galaxy S2...

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Former Writer · May 8, 2012

Problems with the EVO 3D ICS Leak Brings Warnings from Devs

Not long ago we brought you great news of the EVO 3D receiving its first taste of ICS through a leaked firmware. Not even 24 hours after the leak, there were already a few developers making releases and repackaging the RUU as a flashable firmware update. It was rather comforting to see HTC showing their flagship phone from last year some love, and users were pretty happy as well. However, not everything is sunshine and kittens with the ICS leak,...

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Former Writer · May 4, 2012

HTC EVO 3D Gets First Taste of ICS via Leaked RUU

With the recent and successful launch of the HTC One line, HTC has been due for something equally large on the software front for a bit now, and the ICS leak for the HTC EVO 3D suggests that the device should be getting an official release relatively soon. Hopefully, anyway. The leaked ROM shows that HTC may still have some interest in their former flagship phone for Sprint, although given the difficulties in rolling out large updates, it is possible...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 27, 2012

Closer to Perfection – One S Port for EVO 3D Gets Major Update

You may recall that not too long ago, we wrote an article about the first ever port of the HTC Endeavor (One S) for the EVO 3D, brought to you courtesy of XDA Recognized Developer TMartin. Well, as it turns out due to some time constraints on his end, the dev could not update the ROM as much as needed and thus, it never really took off from the pre-alpha state. That was until now because thanks to the generous donation...

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Former Writer · Apr 18, 2012

Flash Any EVO Device to Page Plus Service

While it is still impossible (legally, anyhow) for users to transfer CDMA devices from one big provider to another (e.g. Sprint to Verizon), it is quite possible to switch from a big CDMA service provider to a smaller one. With tutorials on how to flash various CDMA devices to smaller carriers such as Boost or Virgin Mobile, users with CDMA devices may very well have more freedom than they initially assumed. For instance, owners of any of the HTC EVO devices,...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 10, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.1

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: touch-based recoveries are the future. Aside from giving end users easier access to device firmware modification, they add a much needed element of polish to the Android hacking experience. While some may say that these upgrade recoveries take away from the feelings of thrill and excitement, I argue that they offer a more efficient interface and enable some truly unique new features not available in the recoveries of yesteryear. In a...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 5, 2012

Sense 4 Locks and Clocks for EVO 3D

It seems that HTC has created quite a bit of hype recently with their release of the HTC One series and the recently introduced EVO 4G LTE (an One variant for Sprint). Despite there being some ports with functioning Sense 4 frameworks, the simplistic and cleaner look of Sense 4 is, at this point, just a long term objective for Sensation and EVO 3D owners. Much like it has been historically on XDA-Developers, the road to Sense ports is always...

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Former Writer · Apr 4, 2012

Ext4 Touch Recovery for the GSM EVO 3D

Touch-based recoveries have been appearing all over the place over the last few months, but there have been some phones left out of the loop. For some devices, it's because the test recoveries are in beta and aren't bug free enough yet for the average user, and for others, there's hardly any work being done at all. One day, we'll all have touch-based recoveries because let's face it, they're just better when they work. Well, for the owners of the GSM HTC...

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Former Writer · Apr 2, 2012

Best Mods Compiled Into One for the HTC EVO 3D

The HTC EVO 3D development scene has been on fire since the release of the 1.5 HBoot downgrade method and the Live CD to make the process easier. With AOSP releases on the horizon and mods aplenty being released, it's almost like the first few months of it having S-Off all over again. XDA Senior Member thesparky007 has taken the best of the newer generation of modifications and wrapped them up in a single, easy to flash update.zip for everyone. The...

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Former Writer · Mar 30, 2012

HTC EVO 3D HBoot Downgrade Live CD Available

Not too long ago, we brought you coverage of the HTC EVO 3D HBoot downgrade, which allowed users to finally rid themselves of HBoot 1.5 and achieve true s-off status. And as expected, it's taken off like wildfire. Since then, users and developers alike have breathed new life into the HTC EVO 3D forums, as now users can do whatever they want to their phones. However, there are still some out there who just aren't as comfortable as they'd like, and...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 27, 2012

Trouble With Your EVO 3D Screen? Learn How to Easily Change It Yourself

One of the most hands-on activities that anyone with a piece of equipment could do is to take it apart to peek at the insides. However, what could one possibly gain from doing such a thing? Well, aside from learning a bit about components, getting a clue as to how the devices actually work (and that they are in fact, not "magical" as some people will try to make you believe), and losing the overall fear of messing around with...

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Former Writer · Mar 21, 2012

An Overview of the LeeDroid Tweaks Mod Pack

Every now and again, there are is a tweak, a mod or a tool that most users can't imagine not having. Things like Theme Chooser on CyanogenMod or the Rosie re-map function for most HTC devices, some modifications are so useful that they become common place in ROM feature lists. This is the case with LeeDroid tweaks, a mod pack by XDA Recognized Developer j4n87 that has become so popular that most ROM devs have added the tweaks to their ROMs,...

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Former Writer · Mar 17, 2012

Carousel Animation for EVO 3D Finally Removed

Not every aspect of an OEM skin is a wanted feature. Sometimes features---especially pointless features---are just annoying and a waste of processor power. Perhaps one of the best examples of this is the carousel animation on the HTC EVO 3D. For those who don't know, a user can swype across the screen and if they do it too fast or too far, the home screens will spin in a carousel motion for two full revolutions and then land on the...

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