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egzthunder1 · Jan 20, 2011

Having WiMax Issues With Your EVO? Check the RSA Keys

If you have an EVO, you may have suffered (after flashing back and forth between roms) issues with the 4G. As it turns out, there is a little something that is required to get the WiMax radio to work properly called RSA keys. Sometimes, they get corrupted after flashing recoveries or roms and as such, you may start having connection issues (if you can connect at all). XDA member joeykrim came up with a small app to determine if the...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 20, 2011

Change the “Sprint” Banner on the EVO the Easy Way – AOSP Roms Only

There are many mods to do all sorts of things on our devices. One of the most popular ones (and has been since the early days) is the fact that we do not want to advertise our carriers in our devices. This removing any sign of the carrier from the OS is almost always a must. The problem with the EVO (and CDMA devices in general) is that this is no simple task as this is stored in a place...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 18, 2011

Use and Customize Vanilla Locks for Sense Roms on the HTC EVO 4G

If you have an HTC EVO and use Sense based roms, you are probably wondering what you could do to change the lock screen to something more vanilla. Well, XDA member JsChiSurf has just released an app that will allow the users of 3.70 based roms (must be deodexed) to use vanilla lockers from other Android roms. The two that have been added so far as the regular sliding tab from AOSP roms and the Rotary one, which the devhad...

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mic_888 · Jan 17, 2011

4G Toggle Notification Menu Power Control Widgets For Sense

Just a week ago, we wrote about a pulldown notification mod - it turns out that it was actually heavily based off a mod by XDA forum member JsChiSurf. The original mod is for the EVO 4G and is based on 3.70x ROM OTA. The notification menu power control widgets contains the 6 default widgets which are toggleGPS, toggleWifi, toggleBluetooth, toggleMobileData, toggleFlashlight and toggleSound. However, the mod lets you override the default set of widgets in favour of the 14...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 13, 2011

Overcharging Protection Chips Inside EVO’s Batteries.

Lately, there has been quite a bit of activity coming out of the EVO 4G fora. One of the biggest flaws of this device is the very poor battery performance, which unless a good kernel/rom combination is used, dies in less than a day, depending on the usage. Several members have been trying to get the batteries to reach their maximum capacity as there was supposed to be something in the kernels preventing it from fully charging. This fact could...

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orb3000 · Jan 10, 2011

Incredible! Evo Saved Guy’s Life

XDA member diego1985 brings this amazing story about an HTC device. According to the original post site "two men then fired a couple of rounds into the air. One of those bullets struck club valet John Garber, went through his jacket and then deflected off his cell phone. Garber was not injured.". It was an Evo! and the lucky guy said on an interview that he will be loyal to the brand forever. I guess now we know how sturdy...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 6, 2011

Battery Comparison Between Kernels in a Rom From An Engineer’s Perspective

While this is a bit uncommon, we will be talking about a post in a particular thread rather than the whole thread itself. This post reminded us about the proper way of providing feedback on things as important as battery life. A sole post saying "battery life on rom xyz sucks" isn't really going to help the developer (or anyone) determine the cause and provide a fix or a solution for the problem. XDA member frankpreyes decided to post a...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 6, 2011

Ever Wondered What HTCLoggers.apk is For? Here is Your Answer

If you are an Android chef for HTC devices like the EVO, you may have come across a strange apk present in official releases called HTCLoggers.apk. Most chefs remove it from the roms due to no one having a clue of what it actually did with speculations pointing at some of your personal stuff being sent over to HTC. Well, to put your mind at ease, XDA member jerdog got his hands on this apk and decided to test it...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 6, 2011

CyanogenMod for the EVO Finally Gets WiMax!

You guys waited for it, and while it is still a work in progress, CM lovers will finally get a chance to use their favorite roms in the way the EVO was meant to be used.... with 4G speeds. XDA member Shinzul just posted that the first available alpha of the work him and XDA moderator toastcfh along with a few other people and testers have been cranking over the past few months. The #TeamWin has finally released this CM...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 30, 2010

Progress of Gingerbread on Salvage-Mod for the HTC EVO

Looks like since the release of the AOSP version of Gingerbread, every single one of our devs has been working on perfecting ports across the site. The EVO (one of the devices likely to receive an official GB update) is not the exception to this development race. The dev team composed by XDA members echoside, Barnacles10, and Bigrushdog have been tirelessly working on this and so far, it looks like they are getting rather close to a good, fully functional port....

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egzthunder1 · Dec 28, 2010

Fix for PSX4Droid Lag Identified

You may or may not know XDA member zodttd. If you use PSX4Droid (an Playstation 1 emulator for Android), then you owe this dev a thank or two as he is the one that created this app. The emulator runs fantastically well on most devices but it has a problem. As time goes by, performance decreases (you may see FPS drops). After seeing this, zodttd decided to look into the problem and found the culprit coding for this. He has...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 27, 2010

How to Retrieve Your MSL Without MSL Reader on Android

Nowadays, most applications, processes and hacks for Android are automated, easy to use, and virtually fool proof. Needless to say that we are happy about it, but what if we ever needed a more in depth look or we saw ourselves in a situation where 1-touch apps would no longer do the trick? While this guide is a bit old (in internet time scale), we thought it would make sense for people to know what they would need to do...

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ElCondor · Dec 27, 2010

CyanogenMod 7: Be Ready for it! Nexus S Alpha Version Already Released

They're almost there: the CyanogenMod developers are working hard on the new Gingerbread-running CyanogenMod 7. On Christmas day, Cyanogen tweeted that CyanogenMod 7 wasn't officially released yet because they hadn't fixed the camcorder yet. On that same day, the camcorder got fixed. CyanogenMod developer and XDA member Koush released an unofficial alpha version, which fixes WiFi and the camcorder for the Nexus S. Obviously, this means that they're going the right direction. The exact date of release is unknown, but seeing...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 27, 2010

Stay Uncapped with Data Service Governor Killer for EVO

It seems that we cannot live with limits in our lives, and because of this, the barriers imposed must come down from time to time. In this case, XDA member BThomas22x comes into the world of the HTC EVO bearing a small gifts for those worried about losing speed on this data intensive device. It seems that many carriers will limit the bandwidth after a certain amount of data has been used for a single month. This is known as...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 24, 2010

Guide to OpenVPN on EVO

By definition (really just by reading the name), OpenVPN is an open source implementation of the widely used VPN secure connections for allowing authorized access to a server/system from anywhere in the world. The system basically uses a key over SSL encryption to authenticate a user and allow that person to have access to things that may not be exactly at reach. XDA member sc10000 decided to make a very thorough guide of how to implement this on Android device. The...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 16, 2010

Swype Becomes an Official App for the EVO

If you are an EVO user and you like Swype, then you will be glad to hear that Swype has been included in the latest OTA for the EVO. The thread started by XDA member vide infra contains the full RUU and change log for the latest Supersonic OTA update. What this means, in essence, is that the EVO joins the list of devices that are approved to have Swype included in roms. Still, our stance on Swype is the same...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 5, 2010

Kernel Comparison for the EVO

This fantastic comparison between kernels has been compiled by XDA member skydeaner to show results across the many available kernels for our beloved EVO devices. Why is this important? The reason is very simple, kernels are worked and tweaked by many different devs with various philosophies on what kernels should have, what it should fix, what enhancements should be included, etc. Some kernels may give you a better frame rate (FPS), while others might make your device fly speed-wise. Careful...

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Captainkrtek · Oct 30, 2010

CyanogenMod 6.1.0 RC1 Available for Download

For all you CyanogenMod fans out there this will make you happy, CyanogenMod released version 6.1.0 of their ROM for the following devices: HTC Aria HTC Desire (CDMA) HTC Desire (GSM) HTC Dream & Magic HTC Evo 4G HTC Hero (CDMA) HTC Hero (GSM) HTC Slide HTC Wildfire Nexus One Many users have reported issues with the marketplace, but those issues are being fixed. As for the features of this new release here are some of the big ones: Updated...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 26, 2010

New EVO Official Update Out and Rooted

Thanks to our favorite leak provider, XDA member Football, EVO users can now enjoy a brand new stock rom, courtesy of Sprint and HTC. Fast as our community works, within an hour and a half of being posted, the rom was uploaded to several mirrors in different flavors (Odexed and Deodexed), loaded with root permissions and busybox, all ready in a zip flashable package, courtesy of XDA member aamikam. The update seems to present some updates to the camera, a...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 25, 2010

Desire HD Rom Devs Rejoice – Kernel Sources Released by HTC

Earlier today, we saw a thread in the HD2 section that called our attention. As it turns out, the Desire HD kernels have finally been released by HTC for everyone to dig into and play with. What does this mean? It will have a nice domino effect, starting from the Desire HD itself. Official kernels act pretty much like a base rom in WM terms, as it can be used as a guide and/or source to improve performance on the...

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