July 7, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
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 EVO 3D by XDA Elite Recognized Developer coolbho3000, the kernel modules were brought to the AT&T/Rogers One series devices by coolbho3000 as well. The EVO LTE kernels modules were ported from the AT&T One to the EVO 4G LTE by XDA Senior Member Art2Fly.
Despite being for different devices, the method to install is the same. Users adb push the krait_oc.ko module, install the modified thermald.conf, and load the overclock. When finished, users will be able to set their overclock in applications like SetCPU. The removal process is simply restoring the original thermald.conf and removing the added module. For EVO LTE users, there is an easier route as XDA Recognized Developer Dread 7us has created an application to automate the process for those uncomfortable with doing it manually. Proceed with caution, however, as overclocking does have an inherent risk to the hardware of your phone.
To get started, AT&T/Rogers HTC One X/XL users can check out the HTC One series thread. HTC EVO LTE users can check out the EVO LTE thread and, for the automated app, the application thread. For users rocking the HTC One S, coolbho3000′s module may also work for you as well.
June 28, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
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 and view the instructions. Even though HTCDev Unlock gives users permission to flash a variety of development work, S-Off is still quite important.
The process is surprisingly simple for the end user. Most current S-Off methods require Test Point wire touching or other hardware modifications. Not so with LazyPanda. Users root their devices, get the HTC drivers, ensure that HTC Sync is uninstalled (Windows only), and run the FeedPanda executable. For Linux users it’s even easier. Just download and run the application. By the end, you will have achieved S-Off. With it being easy and simple, it just doesn’t get any better for an S-Off method.
For links and screen shots, get started at the original thread.
June 20, 2012 By: Ian Stacy
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 discovered to work with the new EVO 4G LTE build.prop by XDA Recognized Developer aamikam, and arrived in our community via Senior Member kaos420. Curiously enough, the mod ADDS a line to your build.prop that previously was found on the original EVO 4G, which works on the new EVO as well.
Those who would prefer to use a recovery-flashable update.zip should proceed to the modification thread. Be sure to read the entire post and back up your entire device before changing your build.prop file.
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 and the root method for the HTC EVO 4G LTE.
While the androlib.dll library is for anyone developing on Android, the tools made from it thus far have been device specific. However, regaw_leinad now wishes to start developing more tools for all Android users, rather than those on specific devices. His newest tool is a simple system tray applet dubbed RegawMod Rebooter, which offers one function—reboot any Android device currently connected to your PC. While certainly not the most significant development work out there, it highlights what androlib.dll can help other developers create.
Users can browse the various applications made with the library using the links above. Those who want to check out RegawMod Rebooter, you can do so in the original thread.
June 12, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
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 is quite simple. First noted by XDA Forum Member jkt97401, users must modify the build.prop to identify as the Sprint Galaxy Nexus. Then, simply uninstall and re-install Google Wallet, or wipe its application data.
June 11, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
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 a tutorial for learning how to do pretty much anything. One fun thing that ROM devs sometimes do is insert pictures in the notification drop down. A favorite is the little Android mascot poking his head out of the corner, but you can find numerous others. Now there is a tutorial for the HTC EVO 4G LTE that shows users how to do precisely this.
The tutorial requires some knowledge to use, and definitely isn’t for beginners. User will need to know how to compile and decompile apk files, and will also need a a text editor such as Notepad++. From there XDA Recognized Themer and Contributor jeffsanace runs the user through which parts of the SystemUI.apk they need to modify, and how to modify them.
Jeffsanace also runs through how to remove the clock from the notification bar using roughly the same process. Users who attempt this will get a good introduction to .xml editing, and will know how to compile and decompile APKs by the time they are through.
Head to the original thread for the full tutorial.
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 luck would have it, the guide is actually compatible with any HTC device with HTCLinkify.
The guide itself is simple. The first step is removing the HTCLinkify apk file using your favorite root explorer app. Then using your choice of build.prop editors, you remove a single entry in your build.prop. Finally, reboot into recovery to wipe Dalvik cache and /cache. HTCLinkify will be gone for good. Naturally, one must be rooted before proceeding. As mentioned, the process is universal so there’s no variance in doing with with any device plagued with HTCLinkify and, in fact, is pieced together using another method by XDA Forum Member iconeo for the EVO 4G LTE.
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. What separates this method from others is the truly automated process. The other methods require users to unlock the bootloader manually, going to the HTC Dev website and entering in their information on their own. This method does all of that for you. The full process, according to regaw_leinad, includes:
Verifies Device and Battery Level (Needs to be charged to at least 40% before running)
Reboots to Bootloader and Gets Unlock Token
Sends Token to HTCdev.com
Flashes TWRP Recovery
Sends Superuser packages and busybox to device
Unfortunately, however, it is unable to make bacon and pay your parking tickets. As the first truly automated one-click method for the HTC EVO 4G LTE, users of all skill levels can now get in on the rooting fun.
Check out the original thread for the download links, instructions, and much more.
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 action, it couldn’t possibly be long before AT&T and Rogers One X owners wanted in as well. Worry not, as -viperboy- explains:
Hello everybody, I was asked to bring this mod over from the EVO 4G LTE section and since the One X and One S use the same file I am modifying, both devices will get it.
While the modification was not tested by the developer on the AT&T and Rogers One X, it should still work given the device’s similarities with the other variants. However, proceed with caution as it is untested. Users should keep in mind that this is for the Snapdragon S4-toting AT&T and Rogers One X—not the quad-core Tegra 3 International variant.
Visit the original thread for more information and download links.
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 States.
XDA Recognized Developer -viperboy- has released a mod that will keep the 2nd CPU in the dual core phone on all the time, which originally gained popularity on the HTC EVO 3D. The mod is easy to install. Users need to be rooted with a custom recovery, as it comes in the form of a recovery-flashable update.zip. The modification itself is an edit to an init.d script that basically turns the 2nd core of the CPU on at boot by modifying /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online, and keeps it on by making the value read-only until the next boot. To verify that the flash worked and everything is working, -viperboy- recommends:
You can also verify this is working by any number of apps, but I find SystemPanel to be the best. They have a free lite version. Just download and tap on the top right where the CPU info is. You will the the CPUs changing, when it goes grey it’s offline (which you won’t see when using the Dual Core Mod)
Those interested should head on over to the original thread for all the info.
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 thread, posted by XDA Recognized Developer -viperboy-, users will find the method to getting the recovery onto their devices.
Obviously, one must be rooted and HTCDev unlocked before attempting. The recovery is still in early stages. Thus far, it’s been confirmed that the big features like Nandroid backups and flashing update.zip files work. However, it’s been established that USB Mass Storage and the Touch Screen do not work just yet. Those waiting for a fully functional and stable recovery may want to hold off for a bit longer. However, for the flashaholics out there, it should be stable enough to relieve that flashing itch.
One really cool thing about the recovery is that it is boot writable. This means that kernels can be flashed in recovery, as though the device were s-off. Thus, users won’t have to use fastboot to flash kernels.
For additional information, hit up the original thread.
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 Senior Member zedomax for his guide on how to root your brand new device. In his thread he provides all the necessary drivers you will need for Windows as well as a .bat script to run to help automate it. He also includes step-by-step directions for Linux users. And for those who prefer a more dynamic media, he has provided a video tutorial for the process.
Now before everyone gets all excited, this is only root at the software level. Meaning, this is not S-OFF, there is no custom recovery yet, and all this will allow you to do is root the stock ROM and use root-enabled apps. So you can de-bloat your phone and do other things of that nature. It is, however, a step in the right direction, and most will certainly appreciate taking out the Sprint trash.
May 16, 2012 By: egzthunder1
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 common uses of this functionality is the phone number recognition, where if you select text containing a phone number and tap it, the browser will automatically launch the phone application with the number you are trying to call. It turns out that the judges at the ITC deemed this patent infringement and decided in their infinite wisdom to serve HTC an Exclusion (rather than a Cease and Desist order). This doesn’t completely ban exports, but it makes it somewhat more difficult for HTC. Essentially, this gave HTC a small window of opportunity to find a work around to the parts of Android that are infringing Apple’s IP.
Fast forward to today, and we see that the ban itself is beginning to manifest in the form of investigations done at US Customs. Yes, Customs. Due to the ruling, all imports by HTC are being stopped at the US border prior to entry for indefinite investigation. This morning, I found a thread started by XDA Forum Member ncfastls1, which pointed to an article published by The Verge. Essentially, the brand new HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE that were just launched by Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T are being held at Customs for an indefinite period of time. The reason behind this, at least the official one, is that the devices are being inspected for allegations over patent infringement from the ruling mentioned above.
This has been said in the past in my numerous rants against Apple, but are they so insecure about their own innovation (or lack thereof) that they need to spend considerable funds in court trying to get competitors banned from the market? This is not the first time Apple has pulled something like this, as they have been going after Samsung globally. I am in the world of sales as my real life job and one of the most important things I have learned is that you must ALWAYS sell what you make by pointing out the great points about your own products rather than slinging mud at the competition. If your only strategy for being competitive in a global market is to try and find some petty excuse to bring down your competition over things that, although patented have existed conceptually for ages before you “conceived” the idea, I personally feel sorry for you.
Your ENTIRE organization lacks morals and free market competition basics, and as such, you are not worthy of having the glory that you now posses. While you may have revolutionized the world as we know it with very well crafted marketing campaigns and some good ideas, you are far from being a true innovator in the field of… anything. Just think for one second about the LEAPS in technology that you would have accomplished, should you have invested in R&D a quarter of the money you spend into advertising and marketing. Then, you would have something worth portraying as a technological wonder, something that would likely be untouchable by others. Something truly genuine that you can call your own, and at the end of the day you could look at with pride. What you have right now is a bunch of reinvented wheels, most of which don’t do much more than other wheels out there.
Redefining concepts and ideas is not what makes a company great; coming up with new concepts is. HTC and other major OEMS have often been in the vanguard by innovating with their products, adding new features, rethinking, and just putting concepts out there to imagine their possibilities. Your last innovation and only major contribution to the world of mobile technology was the inclusion of an accelerometer in mobile devices, and this was with the original iPhone back in 2007. For that and only that, I give you credit. All the newer models of virtually every product you sell have been remakes of previous technology—perhaps a little thinner and a little faster, but all in all, minor changes.
It is because of companies like yours that technology is not further today than where it currently is. You are so adamant in protecting something that you didn’t even invent that you are holding back future innovation. The spirit and basic concepts of engineering are completely missing from your business models. Courtesy of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology:
Engineering is the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by experience, study, and practice is applied with judgement to develop ways to utilize economically, the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
Notice the importance of the concept that you are no longer following. Engineering practices are used for the betterment of mankind. What have you done for this purpose? Rebrand an existing technology (MP3 players) and sell them for twice the price? Trying to cripple your competitors by claiming that you invented something that was previously invented, when you simply adapted the technology and closed off any other use of this by others? This can be compared to using a Linux kernel (if it weren’t under GPL license), patenting it, and closing it off so that no one else can use it.
Apple, you are simply a disgrace to the world of technology and to engineering in general. I feel ashamed of being called an engineer in a world where your company roams around freely without even following the most basic of the field’s concepts—a world where the law and justice are blind to the fact that your actions are hindering humanity’s advancement. While I understand that there is nothing wrong with making money, there is something very wrong with replacing engineering with greed.
We have said this in the past, but please, we beg this of you: Allow us to help you grow and make your products better and smarter through REAL innovation. Our site and communities like ours harbor some of the brightest minds in the world of engineering and computing that this world has ever seen. We are willing to help you. Not because we like what you do (read: stop closing off bootloaders) but because we believe that you still have your core principles intact and are willing to work on things that truly revolutionize and improve technology for the betterment of mankind. Please allow us to help you.
Thank you for reading.
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