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egzthunder1 · Apr 19, 2011

QIK Finally Working on CM7 for the EVO (Maybe Others)

So, if you are one of the lucky ones who have an EVO rocking CM7 (or any Gingerbread build for that matter), you are probably missing Qik, the video chat application. It has taken the CM team quite a while but to no avail. Thanks to the newest drop of the official Gingerbread rom for the EVO, which comes with Qik included, XDA member mazdarider23 was able to finally install it and get it working with no issues on his EVO....

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egzthunder1 · Apr 14, 2011

Sensation Dump Being Ported to Evo 4G

As if surprises for today were not enough with the leaked Gingerbread Rom for the Evo 4G, the owners of this not-so-little device have something else that they will be able to sink their teeth in. As it turns out, there was another leak found today and this was for the upcoming HTC Sensation. XDA member rockypr has posted this dump for devs to have a crack at it. If and when this gets ported, that will mean that the...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 14, 2011

EVO Gingerbread Official Rom Leaked!

To all of you EVO owners out there, you will be happy to learn that we have a leak of an official Gingerbread build with Sense for the EVO. XDA member wdfowty found it earlier today and has posted it in our beloved site. XDA member XxXViRuSXxX has quickly rooted, deodexed it, and equipped it with busybox, so that our members out there will have something to play with in their spare time. At this point in time, people are...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 13, 2011

Universal Kernel Manager for the HTC EVO 4G and Others

We know how much you all love flashing anything that comes across your screen on your EVO 4G. This is not just a matter of roms but also kernels. We always strive to find the perfect match for whatever rom we are sporting at the moment. You are all too familiar and used to the process of flashing them as well: Go into Recovery, clear dalvik and regular cache, flash the zipped kernel, reboot, and voila. Well, XDA member Shinzul...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 13, 2011

Have Your EVO 4G Running CM7? Want Sprint VVM Back? Here’s How…

If you have your EVO 4G on Sprint, then you probably enjoy the benefits of Visual Voicemail. And also if you have an EVO 4G, you are probably enjoying CM7 running rather seamlessly in it as well. However, these two cannot coexist in the same device. So, what do you give up? The answer, thanks to XDA member TonyArmstrong, is absolutely nothing!! The member was browsing around looking for a solution, and he found one, which he decided to share...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 11, 2011

Undervolting Scripts for EVO 4G AOSP Kernels

Here is a nice little set of scripts fort he HTC EVO 4G brought to us by XDA member -viperboy-. The dev explains how most kernels used in the EVO are developed to be universal to many devices and as such, undervolting has to be done in a rather slight manner. Because of this, the kernels that you may be using could be optimized a bit more, which would yield better battery life in the process. -viperboy- has compiled into...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 7, 2011

EVO 4G: Make Your Sense Rom Tell You That You Are on 1x and Not 3G

There is a little nuance (if you can call it that) present in most Sense roms for the HTC EVO 4G, and that is the fact that you will never know if you are currently connected to a 3G network or to 1x (aside from the abysmal speed difference). The connectivity indicator in the Status bar in the Sense roms in the EVO does not automatically switch, which is normally nothing big, but it is aesthetically wrong, which actually is...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 6, 2011

ShootMe Mod for Higher FPS

Not too long ago, there was an app in the Android Market called ShootMe. This app basically allows you to not only take screenshots of your device but it also allows you to do screencasting, which basically translates to doing video of your screens. The original app was rather limited though as it only allowed you to make videos at rather low FPS (frames per second). Well, XDA member neckface wanted something a bit faster out of this, so the...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 4, 2011

Add An LED to Your EVO’s Speaker

The heart of this site has always been modding. Hardware modding has always taken a back sit due to the, sometimes, complex actions to be performed in the process. Hardware modders normally have a lot of experience in cracking devices open, soldering, and more. There are a few mods out there that are not nearly as complex and can be easily done with a bit of patience. For instance, XDA member Childofthehorn has posted a thread about a mod that...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 17, 2011

Mirror Your EVO On Your HDMI Display With HDMwIn

If you live in the US, you may have seen Sprint's stands throughout various shopping malls across the country. These stands have 1 purpose and 1 purpose alone, to promote their top of the line EVO 4G and Epic 4G. What is peculiar about these is the fact that they sport giant versions of both devices, which are actually interactive. If you have seen them, and have an EVO, you probably started drooling about the fact that you would love...

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TheRomMistress · Feb 24, 2011

Statusbar PulldownMod for CyanogenMod 7

With the continual development of Cyanogen Mod, occasionally you may run into outdated mods and morphs. Luckily, XDA member rori~ has continued development on his Statusbar PulldownMod morph and has provided us with an update for use with CM7 . Whether your phone is HDPI or MDPI, you can benefit from this clean and practical notification bar. According to the developer, this morph can be used with all nightlies after CM7 RL1 and has been confirmed working with the following phones: - LeoGingerBread - Nexus S - G2 - EVO - Desire...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 23, 2011

HTC Incredible S Port for HTC EVO and DInc Now Available!

When the best just keeps getting better, one can't do anything other than watch in awe as it happens. One of the newly announced devices from HTC, the Incredible S, has had a dumped RUU for a couple of days now. Our devs, in their eternal quest for perfection decided that it would be a fun project trying to port this new dump onto other devices. XDA members myn and incubus26jc, who are largely recognized for their work on the Vogue,...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 18, 2011

Honeycomb SDK Ported to the HTC EVO!!!

Well, they said it couldn't be done due to hardware requirements. However, devs in the hacking scene have done it yet once again. XDA member spyderdreams is working together with a few other devs in a little project that is already seeing fruits on its labor. This build of Honeycomb, which is taken straight out of the SDK, much like the one for the Nook Color, is a rather incomplete build as many things don't work. However, it was believed...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 15, 2011

New Version of RA Recovery for HTC EVO 4G

For all of you flash-a-holics on this site, the coming of Android couldn't have been a better gift for all of you. The reason being is that you not only get to flash roms and radios, but you also get to flash an extra couple of things such as kernels and recovery images. That way, there is always something bound to be flashed onto your favorite device at all times. In this case, XDA member Amon_RA brings you a fix...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 11, 2011

Inverted HTC Messaging Application (mms.apk) for Android

We have seen themes for most apps for Android to turn them into pretty much any color combination. Black with white text is one that has been around for quite some time. However, the HTC Messaging application was a bit of a tougher project to address due to many dependencies with the com.htc.resources.apk, which could drastically modify other things in Sense if they were changed. Well, XDA member JsChiSurf has put his sleeves up and decided to tackle this project...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 3, 2011

Want to Get Your EVO Back On Sprint? Here is How…

So, you have an EVO and decided to give Sprint the cold shoulder and took your business (and EVO) elsewhere. If you have gone into other no contract carriers such as MetroPCS and Cricket, the person that was doing the "flashing" of the device to their network probably made you sign a waiver or disclaimer which stated that the device, once flashed, can no longer be used on the other carrier. If you are trying to go back to Sprint,...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 2, 2011

Manually Restore Your RSA Keys on the EVO

Not too long ago, we wrote about a tutorial on how to check for the RSA keys on the EVO. However, one can't help but to wonder, can I do something about the keys to prevent them from getting lost or corrupted? Worry not, because XDA member haxt has written a great tutorial on how to manually restore these keys in case they get damaged due to a bad flash. The process is somewhat involved as you need to know...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 26, 2011

How to Get MMS Working on Your Cricket Flashed EVO

One of the greatest joys of device hacking is being able to get features (or the phones in general) working on carriers who claim that they cannot be added as they are not capable of using their network. The EVO is not the exception to this rule. There are rather cheap alternative networks were our devices will work flawlessly, regardless of what carriers may try to get you to believe. In this case, XDA member tritron777 shows us how to get one...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 26, 2011

Is Your EVO a Slow Reader? SD Card Read Speed Fix

When it comes to SD cards for devices, there are many factors to consider, not just storage size. The second most important factor in a card would be the read and write speeds that it can achieve and this can usually be determined by the card's "class". However, let's just say that you buy a class 10 card, which is rather quick, and you put it in your EVO. Next thing you know, you notice absolutely no difference between speeds...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 23, 2011

Boost the Speed of Your EVO’s 3G and Get Your Music Faster

Have you ever wondered if the download speeds over 3G could be improved on your EVO? I am sure that most of you have run SpeedTest.net at least a few times to check if Sprint is giving you the best they can. As it turns out, there is a way to actually make things a tad faster. XDA member Avalaunchmods has written a step by step procedure on how to increase the download speeds over 3G by .20 to .60...

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