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Will Verduzco · Mar 29, 2014

HTC Sense 6 from the M8 Ported to the Evo 4G LTE

A few days ago, we talked about a leaked document showing HTC's tentative software update schedule for various devices. Unfortunately, the picture for the two-year-old Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE is relatively bleak. The Evo 4G LTE isn't scheduled to receive an update to Sense 6, and no information is available about a future update to KitKat. However, the lack of official updates never stopped the aftermarket development community. Recognized Developer Sinistertensai and Recognized Contributor chubbzlou took it upon themselves to get HTC Sense 6 working...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 19, 2014

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE Finally Receives Official Android 4.3 and Sense 5 Update via RUU!

Some say that a device just now receiving Android 4.3 is rather late to the party, and that most users here much prefer AOSP-derived SENSE-less ROMs---and they just might be right. All we know is, it's called the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE. Forgive me, as perhaps I've been watching too much TopGear. Getting back to the point of this story, another device has just now entered the Android 4.3 fray, and it's Sprint's take on the popular One X: the...

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Samantha · Aug 11, 2013

Activate NFC at Any Time

One of the biggest gripes we have with our NFC-enabled devices is the somewhat unnecessary requirement of having to unlock them in order to activate NFC. This requirement effectively reduces the practicality of our many enabled stickers, tags, and gadgets, as it leads to another inconvenient step that limits the use of NFC in the first place. There is good news, though, as a couple of good folks here have created mods that allows for NFC activation when the device's...

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jerdog · May 3, 2013

You Asked for Them – You Got Them, and More!

A while back, we took a poll on which handset we should add to the list of XDA merchandise. After a few months of discussion, and honestly just having a lot going on, we're ready to announce the winning selections for addition to our XDA case lineup with CruzerLite. (more…)

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jerdog · Jan 19, 2013

Make Your Voice Heard – Vote on the Next XDA Cases

At the end of last year, we started selling XDA cases with our friends at CruzerLite, and we've seen some phenomenal interest. Our current lineup is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the Google Nexus 4---but we want to add more. So we have decided to hold a poll and let the users choose which device(s) to add to our current lineup. Below you will find some of the top devices at XDA....

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egzthunder1 · Dec 13, 2012

EVO 4G LTE Owners: Get Your Official JB Update Now

If all rumors were true, we would likely be living with aliens, and Elvis would likely be alive and kicking back in his cozy shack in Las Vegas while sipping, well, virtually everything in front of him. That said, rumors have a tendency to give us a bad aftertaste since they normally tend to not be true, which is a very nice slap back into reality. However, when they are true, it normally takes a second or two to sink in,...

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Former Writer · Dec 11, 2012

HTC EVO 4G LTE Gets Jelly Bean Sense 4.5 Port

When dealing with AOSP-based ROMs, users and developers don't really find themselves waiting for the next release of Android. In the case of OEM skins, they don't have to wait for the next version either. For some time, the biggest issue facing the HTC EVO 4G LTE was unlocking the bootloader. With that accomplished, developers are now back to making sure they have the newest firmwares available. Now, there is a port of Jelly Bean with a dash of Sense...

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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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Former Writer · Oct 3, 2012

Increased Sense 4 Multitasking and 16 Recent App Panels for EVO 4G LTE

We've brought you multitasking tweaks before. While most of them involve simply editing minfree values to a more desirable number, the main difference has been the ease of doing so. Until now, that is. A new multitasking tweak has been discovered specifically for Sense 4.0 and Sense 4.1 ROMs on the HTC EVO 4G LTE. XDA Recognized Developer zeppelinrox found the first tweak for the Sense 4.0/4.1. And now, it doesn't involve just minfree tweaks. Before the tweak, the app limit for...

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Former Writer · Sep 10, 2012

Tweak Multitasking on HTC EVO 4G LTE and Possibly Others

Multitasking is a central component of the Android experience. You can open up an application, go open up five more, and go back to the first application right where you left it. Unfortunately, this process doesn't always work the way you want or need it to. Sometimes it requires a little coercion from an outside source. This is exactly what it takes for HTC EVO 4G LTE owners. XDA Senior Member Cloaker posted a thread on XDA linking users to an...

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Ian Stacy · Aug 30, 2012

Three HTCs and a Samsung Walk into a (CM10) Bar…

The CyanogenMod crew has added four new devices to their officially supported lineup. This is exciting news, considering the popularity of the devices in question. These four flagship-status devices are some of the most widely-used phones on the market today. The list of devices and maintainers is as follows: HTC One XL (evita) maintained by XDA Recognized Developer h8rift HTC One S (ville) maintained by XDA Forums Member intervigil and XDA Senior Member xkonni HTC EVO 4G LTE (jewel) maintained by XDA...

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Former Writer · Aug 6, 2012

Replace Virtual CD on the HTC EVO 4G LTE

Every now and then, a mod so unique pops up that it bears closer examination. For HTC EVO 4G LTE owners, a mod such as this has appeared. When booted into a Sense ROM and connected to a PC, one will notice that the device mounts as two drives. One is the internal storage, and the other is a CD-ROM. Yes, a CD-ROM. Naturally, upon discovering this, the first step is to see if it can be used for something...

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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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Former Writer · Jul 19, 2012

New Mod Pack for 1.22 Update on the HTC EVO 4G LTE

When an OTA update is released for a device, rooted users and are running custom ROMs often have to wait a little longer to get the update. This is because developerss have to re-base the ROM, bringing it up to date with the most current firmware, and re-applying any tweaks, mods, or themes. This is pretty standard, as anything from kernels to just a single mod might have to be reworked in order to make it compatible with the newest...

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mustangtim49 · Jul 13, 2012

Paranoid Android Ported to More Devices

Recently, we brought you news of Paranoid Android being ported to the Sony Xperia Play. Well, we are happy to report that the list of ported devices is growing fast. For the uninitiated, Paranoid Android is a hybrid ROM that allows users to scale and project every app, every widget, even system components individually. As described in the Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean port by XDA Forum Member molesarecoming: To be honest, this is not tablet mode at all, it has nothing to do...

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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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Former Writer · Jul 7, 2012

AT&T HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE Overclocked to 1.8GHz

Overclocking a device can have a lot of uses. It can help eliminate the last few traces of UI lag, it can make games run faster, and it's always fun to point out that a dual core running 1.8GHz is faster than most desktop computers were 10 years ago. Despite the setbacks, users generally enjoy being able to overclock their phones. For the AT&T/Rogers HTC One X/XL and the HTC EVO 4G LTE, overclocking is now available. Originally brought to the...

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Former Writer · Jun 28, 2012

Unlimited.IO Does It Again, LazyPanda S-Off for EVO 4G LTE

Some time ago, we brought you news of JoupunutBear S-Off on HTC devices. As newer devices are released, one always wonders if previous tools will be updated to add support. HTC EVO 4G LTE users can relax now, as Unlimited.IO now has a tool for you. The EVO LTE now has LazyPanda, which is Unlimited.IO's second release. Posted to XDA by XDA Recognized Developer Fuses, users are linked to the Juopunutbear / LazyPanda website where they can download the tools...

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Ian Stacy · Jun 20, 2012

Enable WiFi Hotspot and USB / Bluetooth Tethering on the EVO 4G LTE

The brand new EVO 4G LTE is the latest offering by HTC in the EVO line. It stands to reason that one of the most useful and sought-after mods for the EVO line of devices would show up sooner or later. With a simple build.prop edit (or a conveniently flashable update.zip, thanks to XDA Senior Member smw6180) you can now enable native USB and Bluetooth network tethering, as well as unlock the native WiFi hotspot on your device. The edit was...

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Former Writer · Jun 13, 2012

Easily Reboot Your USB Connected Android Device

Android development on Windows is far from ideal. However, thanks to new tools and utilities, many developers are finding ways to develop for Android with less strife. We've previously covered tools by XDA Senior Member regaw_leinad aimed at helping Android developers running Windows. First came the androlib.dll library, which allowed Windows to more easily communicate with Android devices. Using this library, regaw_leinad had developed quite a number of other tools, including the newest root method for the HTC Hero CDMA...

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