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Former Writer · Oct 18, 2012

Just the Basics Brings the Apps a Flasher Needs

XDA has always been, and will always be, a place for development. However, there are a lot of people who come to XDA to find and flash custom ROMs. In fact, a lot of newer developers attribute their joy of flashing ROMs as their primary motivation for getting into development. As long as there are developers, there will be users that want to play with it. For HTC EVO 4G owners, there is now a mod that makes the flashing...

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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 · Aug 2, 2012

Init.d Stapler for HTC EVO 4G Grants Init.d Support on ICS

For most devices, obtaining init.d support is no big deal. Usually, users need to only install a kernel or ROM that supports init.d, and then they can install any scripts requiring it. However, not all devices have such ROMs or kernels. Alternatively, some users may enjoy their current ROM/kernel setup and would rather not change it just to gain support. For HTC EVO 4G users on ICS, this may no longer be a problem. The solution is called init.d Stapler....

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Former Writer · Jul 29, 2012

EVO 4G, AT&T Galaxy Note, AT&T SGS2 Skyrocket Receive Unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean

Not long ago, CyanogenMod 10 was announced. Not too long later, there were preview and unofficial builds released for so many devices that XDA TV's Jordan has spent the last two weeks talking about it. Well, following in those footsteps, unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean has been announced and released to a few Nexus devices, and has begun expanding into the non-Nexus area. Among the first non-Nexus devices to pick up AOKP Jelly bean are the HTC EVO 4G, AT&T Samsung Galaxy...

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Former Writer · Jul 20, 2012

Jelly Bean Lands on the HTC EVO 4G

Jelly Bean is everywhere. Coming down from Google like sweet, jelly bean-like raindrops all over XDA, the newest version of Android is being enjoyed on devices as old as the HTC HD2 and as new as the Samsung Galaxy S III, and its US Variants. Now, the now legendary HTC EVO 4G is getting its own taste of Jelly Bean. This adds yet another old timer to the list of devices running Jelly Bean. The EVO 4G Jelly Bean ROM, which is...

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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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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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Former Writer · Apr 18, 2012

Flash Any EVO Device to Page Plus Service

While it is still impossible (legally, anyhow) for users to transfer CDMA devices from one big provider to another (e.g. Sprint to Verizon), it is quite possible to switch from a big CDMA service provider to a smaller one. With tutorials on how to flash various CDMA devices to smaller carriers such as Boost or Virgin Mobile, users with CDMA devices may very well have more freedom than they initially assumed. For instance, owners of any of the HTC EVO devices,...

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Former Writer · Jan 30, 2012

Tutorial and Step by Step Guide to Creating Boot Animations

Boot animations are one of those unique items on the short list of things that every single Android device has in common. Turning on the device, seeing the splash then seeing that little animation can mean a lot to some people. Now, the power to make your very own boot animation is easier than ever with a step by step guide from XDA Senior Member Skullmonkey. The guide is pretty long, but relatively easy to follow and includes everything from...

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orb3000 · Jan 26, 2012

HTC EVO 4G and EVO View 4G Added to Sprint’s List Of Device End-Of-Life

Not much ago we informed you about Sprint sending updates For HTC EVO 4G and EVO Design 4G which will remove the infamous Carrier IQ; well now it seems that not only Carrier IQ will be removed as the company included HTC EVO 4G and EVO View 4G on the most updated list of devices coming to End-Of-Life. This means that both HTC devices are ending their days on the shelves. EVO 4G is expected to leave this week, and...

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liwen · Jan 21, 2012

Updates For HTC EVO 4G, EVO Design 4G and Samsung Epic 4G Remove Carrier IQ

Last week, owners of the HTC EVO 3D began to receive an OTA update that, most notably, removed Carrier IQ. As Sprint has later confirmed, it is indeed looking to remove the tracking software from all its handsets, and has now begun to push out further updates for the HTC EVO 4G, EVO Design 4G and Samsung Epic 4G. Besides removing Carrier IQ, the HTC devices are also getting updated Peep clients for Twitter and improvements to the battery life....

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Former Writer · Jan 5, 2012

MIUI Finally Gives HTC EVO 4G Users WiMAX

For those who are still holding on to their HTC EVO 4G phones, among the most developed and popular phones of all time on XDA, you are in for a treat. With ROMs ranging from HTC Sense 1.0 to HTC Sense 3.5, from 2.1 Eclair to 2.3 Gingerbread, there isn't much the original Evo hasn't gotten. They've had CyanogenMod6 and CyanogenMod7 and there's even some works for Ice Cream Sandwich and talk of CyanogenMod9. However, there is one thing the HTC...

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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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Will Verduzco · Dec 6, 2011

Hack to Your Heart’s Content With Android Flasher

As we've stated in the past, one of the highlights of the Android OS is how it allows you to customize almost every aspect to your every whim. Often times, however, you wish to change more than the superficial by delving into the world of radio, bootloader, recovery, and splash screen modification. Assuming you have already achieved S-Off status on your device, XDA forum member danward brings us the perfect tool for your hacking needs. Assuming you have USB debugging enabled and...

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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 · 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 · Sep 27, 2011

Are You Tired Of Using Wires To Charge Your EVO 4G? Homemade Inductive Charging Station Is Here…

At this point in time, I guess it would be safe to assume that when someone asks us about warranty left on our devices, we cannot help but to either laugh or at the very least, smile. The reason for this is that we all know how to properly break it by flashing the device(s) that we have. But there are others out there who truly believe that improvements to a device can also be done in the hardware side...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 23, 2011

Would You Like To Learn How To Develop On Android?

As you are probably aware, there are a large number of guides on how to do virtually everything on your devices. You can do anything by simply following written instructions and trying to understand what you are doing. However, due to the simplification of several tools, there are things and knowledge that gets lost due to this so called simplicity. In order not to let it die, XDA Recognized Developer lithid-cm has decided to take it upon himself to educate the...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 15, 2011

Runnymede Port For The EVO 4G

Looks like a good month to have an EVO 4G. Yesterday, we posted an article regarding a port of the latest Sense 3.5 rom to the Desire HD and the Desire S, which came from the unreleased HTC Runnymede. After having worked on the original build from XDA Recognized Developer capychimp, XDA Recognized Developer eVoKINGS has successfully ported this new build to the HTC EVO 4G. This build is by far a final one, but so far it seems that it comes loaded...

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