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Posts Tagged: HTC Flyer

Jelly Bean Again

It would be redundant to mention yet again how prolific the spread of Jelly Bean has been over the last month and a half. With devices old and new, low spec’d and high spec’d alike, getting usable ports, it seems like almost any device is capable of running Google’s latest and greatest. To add to the already long list of devices, the HTC Flyer and EVO View 4G along with the Samsung Epic 4G Touch now have their own Jelly Bean ports.

The EVO View 4G and Flyer ports were both created by XDA Senior Member Dexter_nib with the help of several other members and developers. The Epic 4G Touch port was made by XDA Recognized Developer Sbrissen, who also helped out with AOSP ICS. Despite being early releases, both ROMs are surprisingly stable. For the EVO View/Flyer release, the following has been reported as not working.

- Bluetooth
- Videorecorder
- video hardware accelerated playback (use included MX player for most compatibility issues)

That’s not that too bad, and if you’re not a huge user of these features, then this actually could be used as a daily driver for you. The Epic 4G Touch release is equally as impressive as there are also only a few issues:

- LOS (this is kernel related and I am still trying to track it down)
- Random screen wakes
- Camcorder effects cause FC

Aside from these minor issues, this could also be used as a daily driver. Early adopters of the Epic Touch should be more than used to LOS (Loss Of Signal) problems by now, as that has been a bug since the device’s release. It is nice to see some more stable Jelly Bean builds being released, allowing  users to better experience the latest version of Android.

For more details, head on over to the EVO View 4G thread, the Flyer thread, or the Epic Touch thread.

Notes Mobile

The unofficial ethos of XDA is, always has been, and always will be centered around development and sharing. When devices come out, they are almost never live up to their full potential, and that’s quite frankly why websites like XDA exist—to make these devices better and share these improvements with others. In the spirit of sharing, the Lenovo Thinkpad has been sharing some of its apps with other tablets. XDA Senior Member Gumby63 has done a little work and has ported a couple of Lenovo-specific applications to the HTC Flyer and EVO View 4G—the FlexT9 keyboard and Notes Mobile, to be exact.

The applications are relatively easy to install. Simply download the device-specific update.zip file and flash via recovery. Additionally, Gumby63 has added some language packs for those who prefer to communicate in other languages. The applications themselves are fully working versions, so users shouldn’t expect any weird bugs or force closes.

You can find more information and download links in the applications thread. Happy flashing!

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First ICS ROM For HTC Flyer

February 3, 2012   By:

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XDA member AidenM shows the first ever ROM for HTC Flyer loaded with the newest operating system from Android: Ice cream sandwich. The work is based on Sensation RCMix 3D Leak w/ Dexter_nlb’s fixes for hardware and since it´s a beta version some bugs are present.

So far the Developer has a green light on:

- Wifi
- Market access
- AOSP lockscreen
- Rotation
- Touch
- ADB access
- External SD

It’s not perfect, here’s what’s not working:

- Camera
- Bluetooth
- Some settings panes (keyboard selecter)
- Rotation is blurry and pixelated
- HTC Apps not correctly sized for display
- Cannot take notes using the Pen

In order to install this ROM, you need to be Honeycomb S-OFF, after that just place the ROM on the root of your SD card and good to go. Remember always to do a nandroid backup and to wipe data and Dalvik just to be on the safe side. Here you can see a video of how it looks.

Much work need to be done before we have a fully daily operational ROM but it´s a good start, so if you are using it please report back to developer with your feed back so future versions can improve.
Thanks for reading.

Originally posted by AidenM
Installation

You must have followed this guide first.

Then simply place the file on your external sd card (the one you can take out) and flash it. Reboot, it will take some time but it will.

Stuff you may or may not care about (read anyways)

When selecting a book in the Reader app it is not sized correctly but the book itself takes up the whole screen so it is usable
Root can be buggy, sometimes it denies permissions
Over 500 MB Free RAM

HW Keys are in testing but right now they crash the system.

Continue on to the ROM thread to find more

htc_flyer_ics

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!
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kindle fire touch recovery

Team UtterChaos has been steadily moving along with their work. When last we saw them, they released touch enabled recovery on a pretty good number of phones.

Well, the list has grown once again. Team UtterChaos, comprised of XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD and XDA Senior Member Napstar, have begun adding tablets to their list of supported devices.

For those toting the Amazon Kindle or the HTC Flyer, you now have the option to use a touch-enabled recovery.

For those with the HTC Flyer, you can find your touch enabled recovery thread right here. It’s packed with features, based on ClockworkMod4 and is easily flashable over recovery. However, it is still a beta version so there are some bugs and warnings. Says DooMLoRD:

THIS RECOVERY IS STILL IN TESTING… MAKE SURE THAT U HAVE UR COMPLETE DATA BACKED-UP (INCLUDING SDCARD DATA)…

and incase this doest work correctly make sure that u can restore to factory condition…

“Partition SDCard” option in CWM5 WILL WIPE UR EXTERNAL SDCARD!!!

I have only tested it to work on my WIFI Flyer… please check if it works for the 3G version… if 3G version uses a different partition table THEN DO NOT USE IT ON 3G VERSION!

So make sure you exercise the correct caution before flashing, including making a backup and making sure you can get factory reset back to stock.

For those toting the Kindle Fire, you can find your touch-enabled recovery thread right here. This is still in alpha testing, as DooMLoRD says:

THIS RECOVERY IS STILL IN TESTING… MAKE SURE THAT U HAVE UR COMPLETE DATA BACKED-UP (INCLUDING SDCARD DATA)…
and incase this doest work correctly make sure that u can restore to factory condition…
DO NOT rapidly tap the on-screen buttons…

So if you have either device and want to check it out, make sure you take a little pre-flash caution but otherwise have fun. It’s only a matter of time before they’re completely stable.

2011-12-29_15-15-22

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.

htc flyer

Just as HTC promised last month, the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update is now rolling out to the WiFi-only version of the HTC Flyer, after the GSM version got it in early December and the EVO View 4G two weeks ago. So, if you didn’t already flash a custom ROM, you now officially enjoy all the Honeycomb goodness.

Head over to the forum thread to share your experience with the update.

flyer express

A little while back, we spoke about a rather interesting port for the EVO 4G, courtesy of XDA member the_plattypus. Well, while it seemed that the project was stalled for a while,the dev has been silently working on improving it and working out bugs and kinks. A few days ago, he posted that the rom was indeed getting better and that several things that people were longing for were finally fixed such as the ability to mirror your device onto a high definition screen/monitor through the device’s HDMI out. Other improvements include the newer Gingerbread 2.3.4 build being used as a base, and finally a smoother Rosie to play with.

The development will be put on hold momentarily due to technical difficulties with the dev’s computer in the form of his power supply being hit by lightning. He should be back shortly though. However, if you want to try it out and report back, it will certainly be useful to the dev.

Rebased on 2.3.4 – check
Faster more responsive Rosie and lockscreen -check
Camera fc not fc’ing – check
Hdmi mirroring – check
Camcorder recoding – in progress
Hidden Phone app – found

You can find more information in the port thread.

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Thanks apheonixboy for the tip!

 

 

flyerhc3

This week has started off rather busy in terms of news for being labour day. And now we have a how-to guide by XDA member globatron, who informed us about this complete guide for installing Android Honeycomb on the HTC Flyer.

According to the source, this guide has only been tested on a Euro WWE 32GB 3G Flyer, but it may work on other configurations as well. The ROM is completely stock and if you have all the necessary files, you can revert back to Gingerbread if needed. Please be sure to know how to proceed before starting as this may damage your device.

Please let us know about your experience with Honeycomb on your Flyer.

Originally posted by globatron
Honeycomb Leak install

Please pay special attention to the “health warnings” This is NOT a general user procedure.

WIFI and WIFI + 3G flyer

Continue on to the original thread to find more information.

htc-puccini

Leaks are the life and blood of the mobile development scene. More often than not, leaks get ported to all sorts of devices, enabling new features in the process. The rather silent HTC Flyer world just got hit with a leak for its AT&T counterpart, the HTC Puccini. XDA member ikingblack found it and immediately posted a link in the Flyer forums for the devs to start cracking it open to see what goodies it was loaded with. And better yet, what kind of bloatware will be taken out from the rom once it becomes bootable.

Needless to say, and as you would expect, the leak in its virgin form cannot be flashed onto anything. What is more, the devs who have been able to flash it cannot get it to boot. It will take some time, but it looks rather promising and if this can be cracked, we may start seeing new roms for the Flyer and maybe even for other devices as well. So far, logcats are being retrieved, so sit tight as answers (and possibly a booting rom) will be here soon!

If you can help and/or contribute to this project, please drop by the thread and take the leak for a spin.

It’s a HTC Puccini leak/rom, but it isn’t flash able.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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HTC-Flyer_1

Yesterday, we published an article about a major “oops” that was found on both the HTC Flyer and EVO View 4G, which essentially prevents you from using a Bluetooth headset to use it as a microphone. Well, it looks like our developers are not the type to sit and wait until a proper fix is released by the manufacturer, so the matters were once again picked up as projects by our members. In this particular case, XDA member clubtech decided that he wanted to have the phone functionality that is built in Android available on his Flyer, so he tweaked several parameters and after playing enough with them, he finally got Android to show the infamous calling icon. However, this tale of self improvement does not end here, because in his quest to make it even more functional, the dev has added the missing aforementioned functionality of BT headset to the device. Moreover, the dev has provided us with a very clear set of instructions on how to achieve this. The only pre-requisites for this are that you are S-OFF and rooted. The S-OFF is of utmost importance due to the settings reverting back if you are just temp rooted.

Please leave some feedback for the dev if you think this worked well.

Tested on a 3G UK unlocked flyer using an AT&T SIM.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Thanks GODZSON for the tip!

BT

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!

HTC-Flyer_1

It looks like despite all the woes that HTC is facing, people have not gotten discouraged from getting their products. The latest lineup of devices, most of them being equipped with new versions of Sense are hitting the shelves left and right and as a result of that, our devs are getting new toys to play with. You may have read already about a temp (perma-temp) rooting method, which was developed for the HTC Sensation and EVO 3D and that enables some root functionality to the devices (busybox, SU, allows installing unsigned apps, etc). However, the root does not allow for custom rom or kernel flashing as of yet. It seems that after messing with several other methods, XDA member Elim has found out that the same tool used to root the Sensation and EVO 3D can indeed be used for the HTC Flyer and its variants. Keep in mind, once again, that this will not allow you to flash any custom roms, but it will allow you to remove bloatware and make your device a bit more vanilla.

Please leave some feedback behind if this worked for you.

1.3 Use fre3vo tool
After some changes and with the help from agrabren we got successful temp root rights. Until now we found with this tools the following exploits:

  • HTC EVO view 4G: last version contains exploit
  • HTC Flyer WiFi 16GB: exploit at adress 38126600:a00
  • HTC Flyer 3G 32GB: exploit ad address 38125e00:1200

You can find more information in the original thread.

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