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egzthunder1 · Sep 27, 2011

First Beats Audio Sense 3.0 Rom Up For The EVO 3D

More than certainly, a lot of work goes into roms in this place, particularly when they are ports. You may remember a few days ago Sensation XE Roma loaded with Beats Audio started surfacing across several devices like the HD2 and a few others. Well, it finally came the time for the Evo 3D to join the exclusive XE club, all thanks to XDA Recognized Developer Virus. This port has a lot of man hours put into it as the Beats...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 13, 2011

HTC Responds Once Again…

A couple of weeks ago, you may remember that we posted an official response stemming directly from HTC regarding privacy and security of data (link to previous article). Not being entirely happy with the response, XDA Recognized Developer TrevE decided to take it upon himself to dig out some more stuff regarding the apps and pieces of code that were actually doing all the collection. He came up with a rather nice list of apps, most of which he has been working...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 2, 2011

HTC’s Statement Regarding CIQ Data Collection

You may recall a few days ago, we published an article about a HTC service present in the new OTA for the EVO 3D, which basically collected information regarding usage, location, and certain information about your device. Well, to all of you who believe that HTC is oblivious to our work here at XDA, well, they are not. They are very much aware of who we are and what we do, and believe it or not, are actually thankful to...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 31, 2011

Careful What You Do On Your EVO 3D – You Are Being Watched!

There has been a lot of hype over the last few months about privacy, security, tracking of data and GPS coordinates, etc. One would think that after all this mess, companies would be a bit more transparent as to why they collect the kind of information that they do. However, it seems that it is still believed that information is a powerful thing to have, so companies keep on collecting it. According to a message that was sent to us...

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Sam Caplat · Aug 8, 2011

[BREAKING] HTC OpenSense SDK and Kernel Source Code Released!

It's been too long, really. We all wanted this to be released a long time ago, but with HTC being HTC, it wasn't. If you follow developments from HTC, you'll know that they recently announced that they'll be unlocking the bootloaders on the Sensation and EVO 3D, about months later than potentially helpful. They also recently released the kernel source code for the Incredible 2, but it would have helped for it to actually, you know, work. At 11 AM...

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orb3000 · Aug 5, 2011

Finally HTC offering web Bootloader unlock

XDA member kaintfm let us know some great news for all HTC lovers with newer devices out there. According to HTC´s Facebook page, the Bootloader Unlock tool will be web-based, require a valid email address, a device-specific token, and it will require your consent to void parts of the warranty. After all is said and done, you will be given a code which will unlock the phone's bootloader permanently. The first unlocker will be for the global HTC Sensation, followed...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 3, 2011

Burning Fingers – Kernel For EVO Enables 2 GHz Overclock

We have seen a lot of EVO 3D development over the last couple of days, all thanks to the wonders of S-OFF, courtesy of Revolutionary. Some of the fun that awaits you after performing the unlocking procedure includes flashing anything you can think of on your device. This includes (but is not limited to): roms, patches, radios, and kernels, as well as a few other things. The kernels will ensure that your devices run as smoothly as possible, giving you...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 2, 2011

Make Any Rom For The EVO 3D Unique And Yours Without Using A Kitchen

Since the dawn of time, people have been naturally scared of things that are not understood. The sheer fear of the possible consequences of venturing into something new has given humanity sweaty palms and chills for ages. Well, luckily, somwhere along the way we learned how to re-transmit information in writen form, so if something was done before, we could follow previous findings and build upon them. Rom cooking is not the exception to this rule. While roms are only...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 2, 2011

Engineering Bootloader for Extended Fastboot Commands

Earlier today, we released an article that talked about the possibility of accessing Download Mode on the EVO 3D. However, among a few pieces of hardware as well as a few programs, you need to have an Engineering HBoot. This special, rather not publicized by HTC HBoot essentially enables extra fastboot commands, which will enable tons of functionality like the one mentioned in the previous article. XDA Recognized Developer xHausx decided that it would be a great idea to make it available...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 2, 2011

Work In Progress – Access to Download Mode on EVO 3D

Things are really coming together for all the EVO 3D early adopters out there. First, there was root, shortly after there was S-Off, and now it seems that we are beginning to see that hardware modders and hackers are getting into the action. XDA member TrevE has made a thread regarding the possibility of getting "Download Mode" on the EVO 3D. As it turns out, the back of the device has two small holes which ended up being connection ports to access...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 2, 2011

Freeing Your EVO 3D Completely – A How To Guide

This past weekend, we witnessed the impossible being achieved once more on xda-developers. It seems thwt our goo friends over at unrevoked and AlphaRevX decided to team up and combine efforts in order to unlock the once deemed unlockable device, the EVO 3D. This was a little before the official release of the unlocked bootloader by HTC (looks like either our devs have better and more important things to do or they are simply too anxious to see this device...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 1, 2011

TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP) Available For The EVO 3D

Recovery mode is the heart and soul of most of the custom work done on devices found on xda-developers. If you are a Matrix fan, you can relate the Recovery to that "loading" program where they got all of their weapons and accessories (reference to the "guns, lots of guns" scene). From this mode, you can do a myriad of things such as flashing custom roms, themes, radios, apps, clear battery stats, cache, dalvik, and much more. The biggest player...

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orb3000 · Aug 1, 2011

AlphaRevX & Unrevoked S-Off Tool Released for HTC Specific Devices

A few days ago, XDA member MohamedYousri told us about the latest achievement by the alliance between AlphaRevX & Unrevoked. This tool, called Revolutionary, is the first major collaboration between two development groups. The term revolutionary was due because of some of the mechanisms by which we gain S-OFF. This new tool allows S-Off and NAND write access to a whole slew of modern HTC phones: Revolutionary currently supports the following Android phones and HBOOT versions: HTC Desire (bravo) 0.93.0001...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 14, 2011

Getting Closer – Perma-Temp Root for EVO3D Finally Stable!

The EVO 3D has been out in the news quite a bit recently and for a good reason. It seems that many of our best devs are going at it full time trying to get past HTC's latest security implementation to prevent people from gaining root access and S-Off on the device. Not too long ago, a few methods that provided some relief for root hungry EVO 3D users were released but they are still not perfect. They can be...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 12, 2011

Share Your Images With Twin Pic

The dawn of 3D pictures is here, or so it seems. The Evo 3D as well as a couple of other Android devices have been blessed with the gift of a 3D camera that will allow you to shoot pictures in 3D. Everything is fine and dandy, but there is a problem if you are used to MMS. If you don't have messaging in your plan, you cannot send them and to top things off, even if you did, the...

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orb3000 · Jul 11, 2011

HTC Will Roll Out Unlocked Bootloaders for Sensation and EVO 3D

Sunday is no longer a relaxing day in the mobile world. Just a few hours ago -at the time we were writing this article- and thanks to XDA member kurtis.austin2, we learned via HTC social channels that Senstation and EVO 3D owners will be able to unlock their bootloaders! According to the source, We announce today that software updates to support bootloader unlocking will begin rolling out in August for the global HTC Sensation, followed by the HTC Sensation 4G on...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 8, 2011

EVO 3D Overclocked to 1.8 GHz

Seems that our devs are getting rather tired of waiting for HTC to do good on their promise to unlock the bootloader for the Sensation and the EVO 3D. So, since there is so much untapped power under the hood of these devices, they have started messing with the phones via alternate methods. One of the first things that you will likely see in any top of the line phone after it has been rooted is the fact that people...

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mic_888 · Jul 4, 2011

How To Disable Apps With Temp Root On Your EVO 3D

Now that temporary root has been obtained on the EVO 3D, XDA Senior Member flipzmode has posted a How To on quickly and easily disabling stock applications using the package manager binary. This method does not fully uninstall the apps (not possible as yet), but will disable them so that they can't be run. In Rosie, the application will disappear from the app drawer, in other launchers the application may change into the default Android icon, and you may need...

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mic_888 · Jul 4, 2011

Fre3vo / Fre3dom Official Thread – Temp Root for EVO 3D

EVo 3D and Sensation owners wanting to access a root shell on their devices can now do so via Fre3vo - a temp-root acquiring tool, presented by #teamwin and posted by XDA Recognised Developer agrabren. Along with Fre3vo will come Fre3dom, which is the name of the tool being developed to enable S-OFF on the EVO 3 D and Sensation. Please note that Fre3vo provides temporary root access (i.e. a reboot will lose root) and that the system partition is...

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orb3000 · Jun 30, 2011

Get the Updated HTC Watch App for EVO 3D

Sharing is one of the bases of our great community which has almost 4 million members. Now thanks to XDA member str8upx, we know about the latest update of the HTC Watch application for the EVO 3D. The original thread contains the extracted apk file. HTC Watch is a service to rent or buy movies and series for new HTC devices that will allow you to take full advantage of the device's 3D capabilities. The app can be installed without...

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