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The Incredible Android 4.4 Ported to the HTC Incredible S

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One of the main objectives of newly released Android 4.4 was to make the system available for older devices with limited RAM. A few days ago, we mentioned that KitKat was successfully ported to Motorola Defy and few other legacy devices. Now, it’s time to present another project for a phone that originally shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo in early 2011. That device is HTC Incredible S, which recently received an unofficial CyanogenMod 11 port by XDA Senior Member szezso.

The build is still in its early stages, but quite a lot seems to work. Currently broken are the camera, GPS, button rotation, and SD Card mounting, but hopefully these will soon be fixed. The developer also announced that 3D hardware accel. . . READ ON »

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First Jelly Bean Custom ROM Appears for the Incredible S

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Over the last few months, we’ve reported on a large number of devices across the forums receiving unofficial updates to Jelly Bean. One such report was the HTC Desire S receiving a number of Jelly Bean custom ROMs.

The Desire S‘s big brother, the HTC Incredible S, has now also received a Jelly Bean custom ROM, thanks to XDA Recognized Developer nikhil007mmus. Nik_JellyBean_Evolution is a port from Blindbean, one of the aforementioned Desire S Jelly Bean custom ROMs. The ROM is based on the latest Android 4.1.1 iteration, and uses the CyanogenMod 10 kernel.

There are only a couple of minor known issues with the ROM. The inbuilt tethering app doesn’t work, but can be replaced with a 3rd p. . . READ ON »

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Bootloader Customization Now Open to More S-Off HTC Devices

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Not too long ago, we brought you news that allowed HTC EVO 4G LTE users to customize their bootloaders. The process was pretty cool, allowing users to make their bootloader look however they want—including making it look unhacked. After the initial project was released, users clamored for this to be made available to more devices. The requests were heard and responded to. Now, the plugin has been made available to make the bootloader customizer for a number of HTC devices.

The process for a developer to port this is not hard. XDA Recognized Contributor regaw_leinad, who developed the application and plugin, takes a time out from the stags (yes, that’s really him) to explain how:

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All-in-One S-Off and Root Method for Incredible S

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Sometimes, obtaining root can be a difficult process. As many devices have one-click methods or otherwise easy to follow instructions, others still must do it the old fashioned way. This is especially true for HTC phones obtaining S-Off. In some cases, it has become required to literally brick your device to get it downgraded to obtain S-Off. With the instructions getting more convoluted all the time, it’s very helpful and efficient when someone takes the time to put it all in one place.

HTC Incredible S users now have such a place. XDA Senior Member FallenSuisydal has posted an all-in-one root and S-Off thread that will correctly guide users all the way from stock to rooted.

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Two Sense 4 One V Ports for the HTC Incredible S

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What is better than getting one ported ROM with the latest version of Android and HTC Sense? How about getting two, as the HTC Incredible S has received very recently. The ports have quite a few similarities. Both feature Android 4.0.3 and HTC Sense 4. Additionally, both are based off RUUs from the HTC One V. So users will get, more or less, the same basic UI experience with these ports.

The ports do have a number of differences, though. The first, created by XDA Senior Member htc-phones is based off of the 1.56.401.2 RUU whereas the second, by XDA Recognized Developer nikhil007mmus is based off the slightly newer 1.57.709.1. package As such, both ROMs have a different list of things that work, and both have differen. . . READ ON »

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HTC ICS Update Schedule Released

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One of the most common questions here at XDA over the past several months has been, “When will my HTC device receive Ice Cream Sandwich?” Now, thanks to a tip from XDA Senior Member neoofoox we have our answer.

Although we previously mentioned the devices confirmed to get ICS from HTC’s blog back in March, it was only recently that HTC finally confirmed their timeline for this year’s releases. According to HTC:

What is the overall timeline of Android 4.0 updates?
The majority of devices will receive upgrades in June and July 2012 and we expect to finish upgrades in August 2012 for all announced devices.

When will my device get the Android 4.0 upgrade?

The target timeline for announced

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HTC Details its Ice Cream Sandwich Update Plan

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The billion dollar question right now in the Android world is whether or not your device will receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As they so humorously put it:

Few innovations have improved upon ice cream as much putting it between two cookies and making a sandwich. Which is why we all want Ice Cream Sandwich! Ok, that’s not the real reason, but we’re all excited about Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, coming to HTC.

While there is constant speculation as to which devices will be added to the ICS list, not very many firm answers are to be found. Luckily, HTC has just released a public statement as to which devices are slated to receive Google’s latest tasty treat.

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HBoot 2.00 Blackrose for Incredible S Now Available

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HBoot in HTC devices is central to the overall development experience, especially if you intend on rooting and unlocking the bootloader your device. However, bootloaders aren’t just for unlocking or flashing RUUs to get back to stock. They can actually be useful for a variety of other things. XDA Senior Member dla5244 has released a beta of a custom HBoot version 2.00 named Blackrose, which is available for anyone who’s rocking a HTC Incredible S.

In order to get started, your current HBoot must be S-Off. Blackrose is feature packed and includes things that you cannot get in a typical HBoot. The features includes:

Removed oem lock, unlock command(because there is no need to unlock)

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Save Your Hardware Buttons, Lose the Heartache With 4EXT Recovery Touch

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Up, up, down, down, menu, back, power. Sound familiar? If you’ve ever used a standard Android recovery, I’m sure it does. Why is it that accessing the recovery partition on a modern, touch-screen device feels a little like entering the Konami code? Thanks to 4EXT Recovery Touch by XDA forum member madmaxx82, this is no longer the case for the HTC SensationDesire S, Incredible S / 2, Desire HD / Inspire 4G, and Desire Z /G2.

Making full use of the your touchscreen, EXT4 Recovery Touch allows you to accomplish all the typical Android recovery fare in a touch-friendly manner. Additionally, the recovery is extremely themeable, meaning that you can customize the recovery to your heart’s deli. . . READ ON »

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