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Posts Tagged: HTC EVO 4g

speaker

If you’ve been one of the unlucky EVO 4G owners who have replaced the device speakers a few times already, XDA forum member dabigcheezze has shared his experience in actually fixing the speaker itself rather than replacing it.

Firstly, a disclaimer from the XDA member! This could break your speaker so try it at your own risk!

The XDA member has tested this on 2 EVO’s which both now sound perfect. From his findings, it sounds like issues are due to a lot of built up metal shavings which weigh the speaker cone down and prevent it form making the true desired frequency.

To implement the fix, you’ll need an earth magnet, and you’ll need to dismantle your phone, then follow the simple instructions on the forum thread!

Don’t forget to provide feedback, if you try this and the results are successful!

nowake

One of the most annoying issues that has pestered the HTC EVO 4G for a long time is the one known as the “Wake Lock”, which is an issue that seemingly keeps your phone wide awake even though you put it to sleep. This seemingly innocent issue drains your battery like crazy. This is not rom type specific, which means that you will get it regardless of you being on a Sense rom or an AOSP rom. There have been several attempts at fixing this, but with random results. But now, it looks like after a lot of testing with several roms and various devices, XDA member JBabey figured out the best way to do away with this problem. It seems that the problem doesn’t lie within a single part of the firmware but rather as a combination of them. The dev based this on the fact that XDA member XxXViRuSXxX had posted that the PRI required for the fix was 1.77, but results varied a bit from hardware version to hardware version. After several trials, he managed for the Android OS item, which normally is related to heavy battery drainage, to be completely gone.

The guide is very well written and easy to follow, but please follow it properly to avoid any unexpected results. Please leave some feedback in the thread if this worked for you.

I believe I have FINALLY figured out how to solve the infamous “Wake-Lock” or “Keep Awake” of Android OS that seems to drain the battery on end. It took several hours of reading forum posts, several DAYS of testing on 5 different EVO’s (I work at Sprint) and have tested the fix across a multitude of ROM’s, including Sense.

You can find more information in the guide thread.

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evo-4g-sprint-hotspot

As of recently, most US carries decided to start cracking down on people who use their data plan for tethering. They use a variety of methods such as monitoring the usage, capping data speeds, and many more. Now, it looks like Sprint decided to go down that route as well and thus, decided to lock the HotSpot app in the latest Sprint Official Rom for the EVO 4G. Well, needless to say that you can use other methods to tether, such as WiFi Tether, which is a free app that happens to be blocked from the market by various carriers. Another option would be to simply avoid the update altogether and use of one of the other fine custom roms that can be found in the EVO section. However, in case you are itching to see what Sprint did with this new update, you may want to check out this mod, presented by XDA member noimjosh. The mod supposedly unlocks the official app and allows you to tether either wirelessly or via USB. This has only been tested in deodexed roms so far, so for the time being, this is a requirement.
Please leave some feedback for the dev if you happen to test it in other roms.

I have only tested it on this ROM (DEODEXED), but it works.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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white evo

Personalized devices have been a cornerstone of our little world. Skins of all kinds and for all kinds of applications have made their way across XDA, giving us the right amount of eye candy that we need when we look at our screens. But what about the phone itself? Devices have different designs and as of late, different color schemes on the body. One such case is the HTC EVO 4G, which sports a red interior that appeals to quite a few people, but not everyone. XDA member skydeaner is one such member and he decided to take matters into his own hands and tried to get rid of the bits and pieces of red that can be seen on the EVO (with the back cover on). In this case, he sanded the camera’s outer ring as well as the place where the kickstand goes. The resulting piece looked quite good. The member posted a guide as to how he got rid of the extra color in his device.

Please leave some feedback for the member as well as some pictures if you have a different looking device at the end.

Just thought I would share pictures of what I did. I have like 10 different colors of jelly cases I use and only one of them went with the red accents on the phone. So I sanded down the camera ring to remove the red anodizing and then polished it to a mirror finish. And I painted the red plastic under the kickstands a gloss black. Looks good with my white and black back now, and looks tons better with all my cases.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Sense 3 camera

Sense 3.0 has come to several of our devices bearing tons of new gifts and utilities to play with, as well as beautiful eye candy. Functionality of some elements has also been somewhat improved, and considering the needy bunch that we are here on XDA, we want to have these new capabilities without having to cough up $200-$300 every time something like this hits the market. So, with this in mind and considering that we have several dumps coming from all directions, loaded with Sense 3-goodness,  XDA member francois.d.dillinger decided to take a crack at getting the camera app to work on his EVO. The camera app not only works but it also allows you to take panoramic pictures and also, it allows you to use the 1080p video recording mode (this does not mean that you will be able to record in full HD as you have hardware limitations, but at least it will let you try).

There are a few instructions to follow in the thread because the app is not 100% stable. Also, some of the basic requirements are that you will need at least something running a Sense 2.0 framework and root rights. Please take this for a spin and leave some feedback.

You have to be running a Rom with Sense framework. HTC Sense or MySense

As in the tread title attached is HTC Sense 3.0 Instant Capture Camera WITH PANORAMA.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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htc-evo-3d-1301365954-971

You’d better get your umbrella out if you haven’t already because as of lately it has been raining HTC leaks. Also, while last time we thought that the HTC Kingdom was the codenamed device for the upcoming EVO 3D, it looks like we were wrong. As of today in the morning, XDA member XxXViRuSXxX along with a few others, posted a thread with links and mirrors to the latest leak found on 911sniper. This time is for the HTC Shooter, which according to the insides of the dump and its manifest, it actually is the awaited rom for the EVO 3D. Aside from the fact hat it clearly states that this will be going for the carrier, it comes bearing all the Sense 3.0 goodness that you can expect from something like this, as well as some apps that you would likely expect to see in a rom for a Sprint device like the Blockbuster app. If this is not good enough, then the fact that a port is currently being worked on, should definitely get your ORD up and running. Keep in mind hat there is nothing to flash just yet, but the dev will have something out soon. Please do not ask for ETAs.

Please take a moment and drop by the thread to help out with the port if you have anything to offer for the cause.

THANKS 911 SNIPER

ro.build.version.release=2.3.3
ro.board.platform=msm8660
ro.product.brand=sprint
ro.product.name=htc_shooter
ro.product.processor = 1.2 GHz dualcore
ro.product.ram = 1GB
ro.product.display_resolution = 4.3 inch QHD resolution (540*960)
ro.product.main_camera = 5M * 2
ro.product.front_camera = 1.3M
ro.product.bluetooth = 3.0
ro.product.wifi = 802.11 b/g/n

You can find more information in the leak thread.

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Kingdom

It has been quite a weekend for Sense lovers with the release of the first fully functional set of Sense 3.0 roms for the Desire family. As the Evo devs recently got their hands on dumps for the upcoming HTC Kingdom, the Doubleshot, and the Sensation, they were bound come out with something soon. XDA member XxXViRuSXxX has released the first release of the Kingdom port that he had been working on for the last few days. This port is a collaboration project with the other two ports already mentioned (and several devs as well) due to the roms being rather similar and the combined effort to get Rosie and all the 3D ish looking elements of Sense 3.0 working.

As you will see in the list below, mostly everything works in the device, including 4G. However, keep in mind that this is a first release and there are still many bugs to iron out like the fact that the weather app is still broken (the widget is working fine) and that the video camera seems to force close as soon as you try to record something. Please leave some feedback for the devs if you do decide to flash this rom.

  • Mms
  • Audio
  • Wifi
  • Gps
  • Bluetooth
  • Both Cams
  • Video
  • 3G
  • Data update
  • Prl Update
  • Hardware acceleration
  • 3.0 Sense
  • 4G (THANKS TMartin)

 

You can find more information in the port thread.

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3.0 lockscreen

Are you drooling over the newest features present in Sense 3.0? For all EVO 4G owners out there, XDA member GODZSON was able to extract the lockscreen apk from the Doubleshot leaked rom and shared it as a stand alone apk, no need to flash via recovery. This means that you can get this working on a regular Sense Gingerbread rom without too much of an issue. The installation seems to be rather straight forward and it seems that this already works in at least 7 roms over at the EVO forums. This may also work for other Sense WVGA devices, so if you want, please take it for a spin and see how it turns out.

If you liked this and you got it to run in other roms than the ones listed, please be sure to share your findings with the rest of the community.

Hello all,
This works on Virus Ginger Rom.. not tested on other Ginger’s yet.. Thx to ChubbzLou, Lyrcal and me :P for testing.
Just apply apk as a normal apk install it’ll update lockscreen No need to flash in update.zip
HTC Lockscreen (Sense 3.0) attached from Doubleshot dump thx to 911Sniper, *Captain Throwback* for posting in thread and Everyone helping to port.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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evo 3d

Not too long ago, we mentioned in here that the dump for the HTC Sensation (HTC’s newest flagship) became available in our forums. Teams of devs throughout the site have been going hard at it in an attempt to port this over to devices such as the Desire HD, Thunderbolt, and EVO 4G. Most of these ports are doing very good progress, although some succeed in areas that others fail. Well, if you thought that the Sensation port was fun, wait until you get your hands on the newest dump available, the HTC Kingdom. What in the world is the Kingdom? As it turns out, after a rather in depth analysis by XDA member XxXViRuSXxX, the rom seems to be a Sprint Sense rom with tons of 3D elements and widgets. So, if you were curious as to what the codename for the upcoming HTC EVO 3D was, your question has been answered. It would be weird for HTC to release another device for Sprint with 3D capabilities.

In either case, the dev has started a thread on this dump as a project to port it to the EVO 4G. The previous find (the HTC Sensation) had tons of 3D elements as well, so there is a good chance that both dumps share either the same base, same widgets, or other common things that will make porting this a bit easier. On top of this, Virus mentions that there are 4G and WiMax references scattered throughout the dump, pointing even further at the fact that we are indeed looking at a dump from the 3D capable phone. But more importantly, these 4G “elements” could be the key to not only getting this rom ported, but ported with 4G, which seems to be problematic more often than not.

If you feel that you can be of assistance in getting this ported, please swing by the thread and contribute. Remember that this is yet just a dump and not a flashable rom.

Analysis
After downloading the HTC Kingdom ROM and ripping it apart, there is no doubt in my mind that the Kingdom and the EVO 3D are one and the same, the Kingdom being EVO 3D’s codename.
First of all, this is clearly a Sprint device. It is evident from the name of the ROM (Kingdom_Sprint_WWE…) and the fact that inside it contains references to WiMax all over the place.
Going further, the qHD screen matches the one on the EVO 3D, and the only differences I can see are in the looks – 911′s device has “HTC” in the center with the circles around the buttons not visible, while our CTIA hands-on with the EVO 3D showed a slightly different picture. However, having differences between test and production devices is not unheard of.

You can find more information in the project thread.

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m10

Well, it really didn’t take the devs much time. Just this morning, we published an article describing a new set of tools that will be crucial for devs working on Sense 3.0 ports to be able to reduce the image sizes and get them to “fit” the screen. XDA members Flemmard and DiamondBack2010 have finally released their set of tools to work with these new files. The tool set will allow you to decompile, edit, and re-compile the .m10 files, thus allowing you to manipulate all the graphics in this new UI.

The devs have clearly stated that they tools are still in beta stage. However, they have provided some screenshots that will pretty much speak for themselves (all widgets fitting perfectly on the screen). Again, as stated before, if you don’t know how to do any of this, you may want to read up a bit on how to modify such files, else you may end up using a lot of time for no reason. If you are ready to get down and dirty, download the tool and help out with the development!

DiamondBack2010 and me are proud to release new tools for modding Sense !
Since Sense 3.0, people wondered about these m10 files, and there you go !
m10Tools allows you to decompile/edit/recompile these m10 files.
The use of the M10 Editor is recommended !

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Thanks Flemmard and DiamondBack2010 for the tip!

lednotifier

There was an app sometime last year that came out for the EVO, which allowed you to use WiMax’s LED light to display notifications for SMS messages. The app was left alone for a while until recently. XDA members JGW310 and Noxious Ninja decided to pick up the project where it left off. However, they are doing a whole re-writing of the app to make this great concept do even more than just alerting you of inbound text messages. The new version has been greatly improved in terms of stability, it can also handle MMS and best of all, is compatible with CM7 for those of you who have a thing for AOSP roms. Future updates to this app promise to bring much more notification goodness as it will support e-mail, missed calls, and much more.

If you have tried this app, please leave some feedback for the devs.

Here is WiMax notifier, but updated to work more smoothly on your HTC EVO 4G!!!!
NOXIOUS NINJA AND I ARE GOING TO COMBINE/COLLABORATE TO RE WRITE THE APP, BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE!!!!!! STAY TUNED!!!!!!!

You can find more information in the application thread.

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Thanks JGW310 for the tip!

flashimagegui

We all love flashing our Android devices constantly, no matter if it is apps, kernels, roms, recoveries, etc. If it is in zip format, we will flash it. There are various apps out there that will allow you to start the flashing process, or at least make you boot into recovery to flash whatever it is that you want to flash. XDA member joeykrim has created an app called Flash Image GUI, which as its name clearly states, it is a graphical user interface to easily choose and flash kernels, roms, and recovery images, all from the comfort of your OS. There are other apps that will allow you to do certain things such as Rom Manager and Kernel Manager. However, this app is an all in one.

It is still in early development, and aside from a few something devices being supported, only the EVO and the EVO Shift can be flashed via this app. Please leave some feedback for the dev if you found this useful.

flash_image (bmlwrite) is an extremely useful utility for flashing custom kernels, boot logos and recoveries. This binary has made it possible to easily flash all these items and is used almost everywhere behind the scenes (i.e. in custom recoveries, packaged into kernel /sbin, etc).

You can find more information in the application thread.

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cable

We are stepping sideways on the news right now to bring you a rather interesting discovery made by XDA member Childofthehorn. She claims that the cables that are manufactured by HTC to connect our devices to the computers and chargers, particularly those that come with the EVO (USB to microUSB) are badly engineered. After talking to a few people, it seems that hers is not the only one to suffer the tragedy. It seems (and we will let you read all the details) that part of the connector is rather close to the metal casing of the plug itself. With a little movement, the casing can come in contact with some of the wires, causing the cable to overheat, and if you are not careful with it, you could end up frying your device.

This was only reported in the EVO section and the member claims that she has asked Sprint devs who have seen this tons of times as well. It’d be interesting if it is a manufacturing problem in general or if it only pertains to the EVO. Please leave your thoughts.

This Cable was not engineered properly because of the MicroUSB Connector Chosen. Instead of using a proper MicroUSB Cable Mount style Connector as seen in the picture below, they went with a panel mount/board mount hybrid connector (cheapest as it uses board mount parts) as seen above.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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