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Former Writer · Jun 12, 2012

HTC EVO 4G LTE Google Wallet Activation Issue Workaround

XDA is most known for the development in the form of modifications and ROMs in every size and shape for dozens of devices that often dramatically alter the overall user experience. Often, however, our developers fix issues that are even present in stock software builds. This is the case for the newly released HTC EVO 4G LTE. The issue? Google Wallet has proven difficult to activate and allow users to make purchases. Thankfully, this problem has now been fixed. The fix...

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Former Writer · Jun 11, 2012

Learn to Add Your Own Picture in Notification Drop Down

Here at XDA, we not only encourage people to develop new things, but we also try to promote users learning how to develop. With tutorials out there ranging from compiling from source to creating applications and even some advice from one of the greatest ROM developers out there, XDA is not only a place for developers to release their amazing work, but a place for users to learn how to create their own amazing work as well. As such, there's usually...

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Former Writer · Jun 8, 2012

How to Remove HTCLinkify Easily

For the unaware, HTCLinkify is an application on some HTC devices implemented to  bypass a US Customs import ban. Essentially, it changes the way HTC phones handle alphanumeric entries on-devices. Since then, developers and users alike have been dancing around whether or not to remove HTCLinkify. While it hasn't been removed in many ROMs yet, many users have requested its removal. With that in mind, XDA Senior Member AshtonTS posted a simple guide for the HTC Rezound to completely remove HTCLinkify. As...

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Former Writer · Jun 4, 2012

New Automated HTC EVO 4G LTE Root Method

The HTC EVO 4G LTE will undoubtedly be one of those crowd favorite devices for some time to come. With some pretty awesome stuff being released in the last couple weeks, development continues to move right along with a new root method that is, believe it or not, even easier than the solutions in place now. XDA Senior Member regaw_leinad brings a completely one-click solution that roots the phone, unlocks the bootloader using HTC Dev's website, and installs a custom recovery....

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Former Writer · Jun 4, 2012

EVO 4G LTE Dual Core Tweak Ported to One S, AT&T / Rogers One X

We recently brought you coverage of dual-core tweaks  for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. For those who don't remember, the modification boosted performance by forcing the device's second core to remain on at all times. Given the performance increases seen in certain situations, you would assume that this would be ported to its sibling devices featuring the same SoC. XDA Recognized Developer -viperboy- has done exactly this for users of the HTC One S. Once the One S users got in the...

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Former Writer · May 30, 2012

Dual Core Mod for the HTC EVO LTE

It's been hardly no time, and already developers here on XDA are finding ways to make the already powerful HTC EVO 4G LTE even faster and achieve better battery life. While the bulk of development is still ahead, some luck in creating custom recoveries can flash kernels despite not having true S-Off has helped things along. Overall, the horizon looks really good for Sprint's newest flagship phone. And this is all despite Apple's attempt to prevent it from coming to the...

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Former Writer · May 27, 2012

ClockworkMod Recovery Hits HTC EVO LTE

For a phone that was just released, it can be said with no argument that the development for the HTC EVO LTE has been on fire. The device, which has already been rooted also has a few mods available. So where is the custom ROM and kernel goodness? XDA Elite Recognized Developer toastcfh has ported the popular ClockworkMod Recovery to the EVO LTE, giving users the ability to flash custom ROMs, kernels, and modifications, as well as perform system backups. In the...

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pstevep · May 25, 2012

Root Achieved on the EVO 4G LTE

The EVO 4G LTE has only been in users' hands a few hours, and there is already a root method. We all were a little nervous after that whole US Customs debacle that delayed shipment for everyone who pre-ordered. There was even worry among end users who were afraid that the delay would hurt development. Have no fear EVO 4G LTE users, the first (albeit small) step in the quest for a full-blown unlocked device has happened. Everyone can thank XDA...

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egzthunder1 · May 16, 2012

So It Begins – Apple’s Victory Affecting HTC’s US Imports

Sometime in December of last year, the US Court and the ITC (International Trade Commission) made a monumentally bad call by granting Apple a victory---a major one at that---in the so-called "patent wars" that have been raging for the last couple of years between smartphone giants HTC and Apple. Essentially, the victory from Apple involved the ability of a browser to be able to recognize alphanumeric entries in a webpage and link them for other purposes. One of the most...

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