March 15, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
Porting ROMs from one Android device to another is usually pretty exciting. It gives users a chance to sample the goods of another device without throwing down $500 USD in order to actually buy the device. Plus, it’s always kind of cool to show your friends your phone running a completely different OEM skin or different version of an OEM skin. Bragging rights for the win, right?
XDA Senior Member the_plattypus has given flashaholics carrying the HTC EVO 3D something a little different to play with. It’s a mash up of a HTC View 4g ROM along with pieces of the EVO 3D ROM thrown in to help make things work. It’s a premise the_plattypus has used before with great results.
The ROM is pretty nice and the issues with it aren’t a big deal. Users are reporting that installation hangs on TWRP Recovery 2.0, although users of 1.1.1 can flash it with no problem. Additionally, there are some png re-sizing issues that make some things look a tad off and some widgets still force close. Otherwise, the ROM is reported as being beautiful and quick. The features include:
-Fully working landscape
-Landscape Sense 3.0 Lockscreen with weather
-Stock and themed versions
-Updated OTA kernel
-Working camera (2d/3d)
-Added apps, removed unwanted bloat
-New Visual Voicemail
-Tons of others!!!
It’s been noted that some EVO 3D features, like the 3D camera and 4G data, are very tough to get working to ports like this so users should expect a world class experience when flashing, even if it is a first release and has a few bugs.
You can head over to the ROM thread for download links, screenshots, additional details, and discussion.
[Big thanks to XDA Senior Member ognimnella for the tip and info!]
Over the past two months, HTC has been rolling out Android 3.2 updates to the various HTC Flyer models available worldwide. The Honeycomb update gives the Flyer a new UI and access to tablet specific apps on the Android Market.
But many Android enthusiasts have been ecstatic about the update, also there has been good acceptance from the general public since the update entirely changes the UI and proved to be a good upgrade for those bored with Gingerbread or simply wanting to have the “latest”.
Well this nice device called Flyer has some more goodies for us!. According to an HTC customer service rep:
Those not satisfied with Android 3.2 on the HTC Flyer can revert it back to its out of the box experience or they can simply wait for the Android 4.0 update (Ice Cream Sandwich) which should be available within the next few months.
A passing reference from an HTC customer service rep is nice, but lets wait for an official announcement from HTC.
Based on the tablet’s hardware, perhaps we can see an official Android 4.0 software upgrade for the HTC Flyer in the first half of the year, lets hope this time HTC delivers on time the upgrade and make us all happy!
January 12, 2012 By: Will Verduzco
When the HTC Flyer and EVO View 4G were announced at Mobile World Congress 2011, many were disappointed to discover that not only would the pair of devices feature single-core processors, but that they would also ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Despite these issues, the Flyer and EVO View 4G ultimately gained popularity due to their build quality, form factor, top notch aesthetics, and innovative HTC Scribe stylus.
Seven long months after launch, and more than a few months past schedule, HTC finally updated the pair of tablets to Android 3.2 Honeycomb in the beginning of last month. Unfortunately for those wishing for an unadulterated Honeycomb experience, the user experience was spattered with HTC SenseUI. Thankfully, we have developers at XDA who are up for just about any task—including cleaning up Sense bloat!
Working with the HTC Flyer variant, XDA forum member Westfire released an early and well-received Honeycomb ROM derived first from the leaked update and later from the official OTA. Westfire’s release eventually served as a base for forum member Gumby63‘s highly regarded DeSensified Honeycomb ROM. As its name implies, the DeSensified ROM removes much of HTC’s additions from the mix, giving users a nearly authentic Honeycomb experience. In order to not leave EVO View 4G owners in the cold, forum member graffixnyc then ported Gumby63′s DeSensified ROM as part of his DeSensed View ROM.
Looking to get some desensitized Honeycomb action on your devices? If so, continue on to the Flyer or EVO View 4G ROM threads. If you simply want to see what other ROMs are available for the devices, head over to the Flyer and EVO View 4G development forums.
December 27, 2011 By: Joseph Hindy
Livven has already talked about the Honeycomb update and you can find the article right here .
If you take a stroll down XDA way and take a gander at this thread you can check out this early release of s-off instructions.
As globatron states in the thread,
This is an early version of the S-OFF procedure intended for experienced modders / developers not for general users, if you are neither of these, then it is not intended for you at this time.
So, as the warning states, unless you’re an experienced developer then you should probably stay away from this for the time being. However, this is the official “first step” in getting s-off, root and recovery to all Honeycomb-toting HTC Evo View users.
Despite not being a public release, it is encouraging to see that people are on the job and finding ways around the new framework and we’re sure there will be a public release very soon. Until then, though, you’ll have to keep tabs on the thread from the link above to keep up to date with the HTC View’s Honeycomb rooted goodness!
July 25, 2011 By: egzthunder1
Lots of us buy devices with the idea that they will serve multiple purposes. Anything from being our portable media storage, to our game centrals, all the way to being our mobile office. One thing that we automatically expect to have when we see that the device has Bluetooth functionality is the ability to use a BT headset so that we can use Wifi for chatting and video calling. Well, it looks like the good people over at HTC forgot to add a small module onto the device that allows for this functionality over BT. According to a thread started by XDA member frh1, the HTC Flyer and its WiMax enabled relative, the EVO View 4G, are not exactly equipped with these capabilities. The member apparently spent lots of time pairing different BT headsets and a few hours with Tech support both from Sprint and HTC until he got to one person who was able to identify the problem.
The whole OP is a rather interesting read about one guy in the path for enlightenment. Please take a quick minute to go over it and leave your thoughts in the thread (or in this article).
The Tech guy from HTC called me back yesterday to say they left out HFP (Hands Free Profile) on the American versions of the HTC Flyer and the HTC EVO View 4g.
You can find more information in the original thread.
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Thanks frh1 for the tip!