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egzthunder1 · Mar 16, 2012

EVO 3D Downgrade Procedure Updated–Now With Video

You may remember seeing an article that we published yesterday on the EVO 3D's hboot downgrading. Well, XDA Recognized Developer Unknownforce, who has been extremely active in his own guide thread noticed a few things in his original guide, which lead to very few success stories on this front. In fact, other than maybe one or two people, no one was able to brick their devices to get them to the point of emmc mode (and yes, we do see the...

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Former Writer · Mar 15, 2012

HTC View ROM Ported to the EVO 3D, Surprisingly Functional

Porting ROMs from one Android device to another is usually pretty exciting. It gives users a chance to sample the goods of another device without throwing down $500 USD in order to actually buy the device. Plus, it's always kind of cool to show your friends your phone running a completely different OEM skin or different version of an OEM skin. Bragging rights for the win, right? XDA Senior Member the_plattypus has given flashaholics carrying the HTC EVO 3D something...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 15, 2012

Bye Bye S-ON: HBOOT 1.5 With S-ON on EVO 3D Succesfully Downgraded

Earlier this week, the Sensation became immortal thanks to the work of XDA member dexter93. Basically, he found a way to make the device recognizable via an emmc tool while in bricked state, which allowed flashing any image to the device. Well, guess what? Thanks to the efforts of XDA Forum Member Unknownforce and several others, a similar method was ported over to the EVO 3D where they had been frantically trying to find a way to bypass the infamous HBOOT 1.5 S-ON security. A...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 14, 2012

HTC Details its Ice Cream Sandwich Update Plan

The billion dollar question right now in the Android world is whether or not your device will receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As they so humorously put it: Few innovations have improved upon ice cream as much putting it between two cookies and making a sandwich. Which is why we all want Ice Cream Sandwich! Ok, that’s not the real reason, but we’re all excited about Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, coming to HTC. While there is constant speculation...

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David Watt · Mar 13, 2012

Virtuous Team Brings HTC One S Port to the HTC Sensation and HTC Evo 3D

The HTC Sensation and HTC Evo 3D were recently treated to an eagerly anticipated Sense 4.0 port by Virtuous development team. These ports were based on the leaked HTC Endeavor RUU, meaning a lot of widgets and apps had to be resized, due to the difference in screen resolution between the two devices and the HTC Endeavor (now known as the HTC One X). Today, on behalf of the Virtuous development team, Recognized Developer mdeejay brings us the first custom ROM for these two...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 25, 2012

EVO 3D CDMA Welcomes the First ICS Sense 4.0 ROM (in Pre-Alpha)

It looks like it has been a week filled with updates for everyone. Some official and some, well, not so official. HTC seems to be dead last in terms of updating devices officially to ICS, and we believe that the main culprit of all this is none other than Sense 4.0---the newest iteration of HTC's unique UI. Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen news regarding leaks for several RUU's, the most notable one being the one for...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 25, 2012

Virtuous S4X Brings Custom Sense 4 ROM to the HTC Sensation and EVO 3D GSM

The HTC Sensation and EVO 3D have seen many Ice Cream Sandwich builds come and go in their respective development sections. However, the ICS development work to date for the devices have either been based on Sense 3 or derived from the Android Open Source Project. On behalf of the Virtuous development team, XDA Recognized Developer m-deejay brings us the first custom Sense 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM for these similar devices. The custom ROM is based on the leaked HTC Endeavour RUU 0.96.401.2,...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 22, 2012

Get Rid of Notifications With Style on Your EVO 3D With “Slide To Clear”

For many of us, having notifications on the top bar is an ultimate necessity for today's Android. You can learn about things that go on in the background that may be automated such as Market updates to some apps, and other useful things such as getting notifications about e-mails, text, messages, missed calls, etc. However, there comes a point during your day where having 10 small icons on your top bar can become a bit of an eyesore. Among these...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 21, 2012

Liberate Your Unlocked Sensation or EVO 3D with Dumlock

UPDATE: HTC Dumlock has now been updated to work seamlessly with any aftermarket recovery. Full details can be found directly on the TeamWin website. When we first learned that HTC would be unlocking the bootloaders of its devices, enthusiasts everywhere relished the idea of complete device freedom. Later, HTC started to make true on its promise by unlocking its Verizon and AT&T bootloaders. Unfortunately, though, all was not perfect with HTC's unlock tool. Unlocking an HTC Sensation or EVO 3D using the official method results in being...

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Former Writer · Feb 17, 2012

Unbranded EVO 3D Devices Now Have a Downgrade Tool

With htcdev.com recently "unlocking" phones for it's users, it's not only been a real challenge trying to find a way to completely unlock the bootloader, but it shows that HTC will likely continue to release phones with bootloaders locked down, depending on the sub par unlocking tool on their website to keep flashers and developers happy. Of course, that's not going to stop anyone from trying to get around it. This is the case with XDA Senior Member Flashmaniac, who...

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Ian Stacy · Feb 13, 2012

HP’s webOS Spotted Running on an EVO 3D; Open Sourcing Effort May Pay Off

Since HP announced the release of the webOS source code, the recently abandoned operating system has grown a rather loyal following. Progress has been made in homebrew development and in custom builds for webOS native devices. Many forum members have been clamoring for a port of webOS to Android devices for several months now. Initial ports were expected to appear for the Motorola Droid or its GSM counterpart, the Milestone, since the devices share the same OMAP3 3430 processor with the...

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Former Writer · Jan 31, 2012

Mod for EVO 3D Allows Device Wake Using Swipe Gesture

Finding ways to wake a phone besides the old power button can be a challenge for some phones. For those who still have phones with the Blackberry style navigation ball or the front touch pad, such as the HTC G2, there are mods out there that will give you the ability to unlock your phone using those. So what about phones without any physical front buttons? This is a problem that XDA Senior Member bponury is working to fix for...

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Former Writer · Jan 29, 2012

APK Makes Windows 95/98/XP and Linux Run on EVO 3D

Running computer operating systems on a phone is always an interesting experience. For most phones, booting into Linux is hard enough and Windows isn't even an option. The HTC EVO 3D is not one of those phones. XDA Senior Member mnomaanw has posted a method that will get Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP and Linux running on the HTC EVO 3D in a relatively easy process that can be done pretty quickly. Basically, all a user needs to do...

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liwen · Jan 13, 2012

HTC EVO 3D Getting Minor OTA Update, Seems To Remove Carrier IQ

It's not Ice Cream Sandwich yet, but this new OTA update for the HTC EVO 3D should still bring some very nice improvements. Very nice, indeed. Sprint's official changelog doesn't reveal much, except for the software version 2.17.651.5 and a generic "security update" bullet point. However, at least according to preliminary reports in our forums, Carrier IQ has been removed, which should be a very good reason for everyone to perform this update. Apart from that, there's also a new...

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Former Writer · Jan 2, 2012

Myn’s Warm ROM Brought to Evo 3D

It's rare when a ROM is so popular, the number of thread views are almost equal to the total number of members on XDA. As is the case with the original Warm ROM TwoPointTwo. One of the most popular of all time for those toting the HTC Evo 4g. Now those who have migrated to the HTC Evo 3D, you can once again get a taste what is arguably XDA Recognized Developer (and all around good guy) Myn's greatest work...

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Sam Caplat · Nov 28, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich Ports Progress Report

Ice Cream Sandwich ports are highly sought after, given the hype and price of the phone that runs it. However, providing there is support behind development, there is every chance you can run it on your device. This article is here to list the current ICS ports on our most popular  forums and their individual stages in progress. Should your device not be listed below, you can always visit your device's development forum on XDA and search for any ROMs...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 22, 2011

How To Use SVN – A Comprehensive Guide

Flashing, upgrading, and more flashing. This is what most people at xda do to try and keep up with the times. This is almost a full time job/hobby for some people and sometimes, not even the devs can put out roms fast enough. Because of this, there are ways to provide junkies or ORD addicts with a faster fix. SVN, which really stands for subversion is a command that allows updates of software giving you the opportunity to easily roll...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 27, 2011

Security Vulnerability #2 On HTC Devices (PoC #2) – WiMax Leaks

I know that it has been a few weeks already, but we finally have green light to keep on going with our exclusive series of security holes on HTC's latest devices. In case you just tuned in on the whole issue, we will be talking about vulnerabilities found on HTC handsets across the globe, particularly on the EVO family of devices as well as some of the newer ones like the HTC Sensation and Kingdom. XDA Recognized Developer TrevE has been doing...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 26, 2011

Sprint Rolls Out Updates For The EVO Family – HTC, You Can Do Better And I Will Tell You How!

Earlier today, we saw that Sprint decided to hit the EVO family of devices with a much needed update for the security updates depicted in what we like to call PoC#1 (proof of concept #1), which was presented by XDA Recognized Developer TrevE. This security vulnerability basically allowed open access to sensitive device information thanks to a service built into the device of an apk called htclogger. As of the latest patch rolled out by HTC, this issue has finally...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 19, 2011

Add Beats To Any Sense Rom

You have likely been hearing about the new Beats Audio technology that was implemented on the Sensation XE last month. This is essentially a sound enhancer app that makes using headphones a bliss (especially if they are Beats by Dr Dre). A few select roms on various devices have had this ported to them by their respective chefs, like this one. But, what if the particular rom that has it is not exactly your cup of tea? Fear no more...

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