POSTS TAGGED: HTC EVO Shift 4G

Flash Any EVO Device to Page Plus Service

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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, including the HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Shift 4G and the HTC EVO 4G can now flash their phones to a service provider named Page Plus.

XDA Senior Member Nevell has written a universal tutorial for all three devices that will get them off of Sprint’s network and on. . . READ ON »

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HTC EVO Shift H-Boot Downgrade Method

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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 EVO 3D. Now the HTC EVO Shift 4G has joined the ranks. XDA Senior Member Indirect has posted a method that will get users down from the newer H-Boot and onto a version that can be made S-Off with relative ease and is available for S. . . READ ON »

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Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.1

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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 rather large update to what is arguably the most popular touch-based recovery around, XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy presents to us Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP, for short) version 2.1. Aside from simply b. . . READ ON »

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Security Vulnerability #2 On HTC Devices (PoC #2) – WiMax Leaks

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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 a fantastic job in uncovering the holes one by one, and after much testing, he found some rather interesting results of things that could easily be obtained from your device(s) due to pieces of code inside of the manufacturer’s handsets that are exclusively in c. . . READ ON »

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Sprint Rolls Out Updates For The EVO Family – HTC, You Can Do Better And I Will Tell You How!

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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 been put to bed. It was confirmed that HTC has indeed removed said apk from the system thus effectively taking care of the original concern regarding consumer’s sensitive data being at stake. This was a good move by HTC and considering that the amou. . . READ ON »

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HTC EVO Shift 4G Gets Gingerbread 2.3 OTA

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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 update to be pushed to you, Sprint will start force-feeding it on Monday.

Let us know how this update is working for you.

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HTC EVO Shift 4G Getting Gingerbread 2.3 OTA Starting June 20th

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Live Happy, Flash Happy With Flash Image GUI for Android

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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 fr. . . READ ON »

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EVO Shift 4G Kernel Sources Released by HTC

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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 a bunch of toddlers. Possibilities from this will include: fixes and improvements to the current kernel for the EVO Shift, ports for other devices, and much more. So, if you were hesitant about getting your hands on one of these because of the lack of development, no. . . READ ON »

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

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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. The process is not your typical 1 click root like unrEVOked or z4root. For this, you will have to have some familiarity with adb, pushing files, and a few other things. The guide is very well written and straight forward, but you must make sure that you follow it to th. . . READ ON »

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