XDA News Articles

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,...

XDA NEWS
Former Writer · Apr 16, 2012

HTC EVO Shift H-Boot Downgrade Method

Obtaining H-Boot S-Off makes up some of the most important and empowering development work on the forums. Back in the day, thanks to awesome developments teams such as Revolutionary, S-Off was nothing more than a minor annoyance. However, since the launch of the HTCDev website and the inclusion of newer, better security measures that prevent downgrading, achieving S-Off is now a bigger challenge than ever. Not long ago, we reported that this problem had finally been solved on the HTC...

XDA NEWS
Will Verduzco · Apr 10, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.1

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: touch-based recoveries are the future. Aside from giving end users easier access to device firmware modification, they add a much needed element of polish to the Android hacking experience. While some may say that these upgrade recoveries take away from the feelings of thrill and excitement, I argue that they offer a more efficient interface and enable some truly unique new features not available in the recoveries of yesteryear. In a...

XDA NEWS
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...

XDA NEWS
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...

XDA NEWS
orb3000 · Jun 16, 2011

HTC EVO Shift 4G Gets Gingerbread 2.3 OTA

XDA member kbrn told us about the Gingerbread OTA update for HTC Evo 4G Shift: Apparently, the update will roll out on June 20 but today, the Sprint page said that the manual update is ready for download. All you have to do is go to Menu>Settings>System updates>HTC software Update and start the process. In addition to the Gingerbread update, you'll get improved download management, and fixes for media streaming. If, for some reason, you want to wait for the...

XDA NEWS
egzthunder1 · Apr 26, 2011

Live Happy, Flash Happy With Flash Image GUI for Android

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...

XDA NEWS
egzthunder1 · Jan 28, 2011

EVO Shift 4G Kernel Sources Released by HTC

XDA moderator toastcfh comes bearing a nice little gift, courtesy of HTC. If you were happy about getting perm root on your HTC EVO Shift 4G, this will likely make a tear roll down your cheek. HTC just released the sources for the "speedy" kernel used in the aforementioned device. To the end user, this probably doesn't mean much at this stage, but for kernel devs, this is the equivalent of someone having opened a candy store in front of...

XDA NEWS
egzthunder1 · Jan 28, 2011

Welcome to the Perm Root Club – HTC EVO Shift 4G

The third WiMax capable device to hit the US market has joined the ranks of its brethren, which have all been permanently rooted.  XDA member bcnice20 along with the help of other devs heavily involved in the development of Android devices, has achieved permanent root on the HTC EVO Shift 4G. This means that all of you new Shift owners will be able to use Busybox, Titanium Backup, and change the look and feel of your device to your heart's content....

XDA NEWS
egzthunder1 · Jan 11, 2011

Post CES Fora Added – Introducing the HTC Thunderbolt, EVO Shift 4G, Motorola Xoom, and Advent Vega

CES brought quite a few new surprises (and some not so new) to the table of mobile technology. There have been many Android devices that were unveiled (officially anyways) and we can't help but to get excited as we think that this will bring newer life into our forums. With that being said, we wanted to introduce some of the already rumored devices that were going to hit our little world. There will be two 4G capable devices hitting both...

XDA NEWS