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Former Writer · Jul 19, 2012

Bootloader Customization Now Open to More S-Off HTC Devices

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....

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Former Writer · May 4, 2012

Inspire 4G Audio Issues on CM7 and MIUI Using Boot Manager Resolved

It's incredibly frustrating when audio doesn't work right. As many different things we use our devices for, one of the key features in these scenarios is that they involve sound. When the audio is messed up, it can really throw off user experience, and turn what should be an a great ROM into something no one wants to use. Owners of the HTC Inspire 4G have been running into said problems recently, most notably with using Boot Manager with CM7...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 8, 2011

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

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 Sensation, Desire S, Incredible S / 2, Desire HD / Inspire 4G, and Desire Z /G2. Making full use of...

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orb3000 · Sep 15, 2011

Transparent AppDrawer-Rosie for HTC Desire HD / Inspire 4G

If you have an HTC Desire HD / Inspire 4G this may be of your liking. XDA member Euphorie made some versions of the App drawer/Rosie transparent. This mod will work on the Android Revolution 6.1.0 ROM and can be found in three different versions: - 5x5 Appdrawer + 75% transparency background - 5x5 App Drawer + 75% transparency background + no scroll stops - 75% transparency background + no scroll stops The developer is also open if you have...

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orb3000 · Sep 14, 2011

Runnymede Sense 3.5 Android 2.3.5 ROM On Desire HD/Inspire and Desire S

It seems HTC is very active this month as we have seen the announcements regarding several new Android devices such as the Bliss, the Sensation XE (Europe only for now), and Runnymede. Talking about the latter, we have interesting news. Based on XDA Recognized Developer capychimp´s work, XDA member proxuser presents the first Runnymede Sense 3.5 Android 2.3.5 ROM for the HTC Desire S. This version of Sense 3.5 is different from what we have seen on ROMs based on the...

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orb3000 · Sep 2, 2011

Breaking – First HTC Sense 3.5 ROM Running On Desire HD and Desire S

This has been a very busy week in terms of HTC news and to finish it, lucky owners of HTC Desire HD and Inspire can now enjoy the first custom ROM loaded with Sense 3.5. XDA Recognized Developer capychimp, responsible for bringing you the first ROM with fully working Sense 3.0, amazes us again with the latest installment of HTC's famous Sense UI. This ROM is based on Bliss WWE RUU 1.10.401.0 Android 2.3.4. This is the first release and...

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orb3000 · Jun 26, 2011

Interview With Recognized Developer capychimp pt. 2 of 3

Without further introduction, we continue with the second part of this interview with XDA Recognized Developer capychimp; in case you missed it, part one can be found here. orb3000: What were the main obstacles you found during the process of cooking the first Kingdom Sense 3.0 version? capychimp: the main thing was the mic, no matter what I did I could not get non HTC apps to work, until some friendly user, who I sadly forgot the name of, gave...

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orb3000 · Jun 18, 2011

Interview With Recognized Developer capychimp pt. 1 of 3

If you have an HTC Desire HD or Inspire 4G, surely you are aware of the great ROMs made by XDA Recognized Developer capychimp. He was one of the first Chefs presenting a Kingdom based ROM with Sense 3.0 fully working. We wanted to know a bit more on how capy made this possible, so please join us on this interview and feel free to send us any specific question you'd want us to add to the interview. orb3000: Many thanks...

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orb3000 · Jun 15, 2011

HTC Flyer ROM for Desire HD/ Inspire

That´s the magic of XDA! When you think you´ve seen it all, you get something new and exciting. This time, XDA member Natkaffe pointed us to the first ROM from HTC Flyer ported for Desire HD and Inspire 4G. The rom comes loaded with full landscape support. However, this ROM is at early stages of development but according to the original poster, it is good enough to be used as daily. There are several non-working features as of yet: -...

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orb3000 · May 27, 2011

Transparency Mod for Desire HD/Inspire 4G

If you are old enough or still have a WM device, you may remember how well received transparency mods were. If you own a Desire HD, Inspire 4G or similar, then check out this beauty for your Android made by XDA member lalitsehgal21. All you need to do is to flash the new modded ROM, the transparency 4 coredroid ver6.1 by Sergio76, apply 6.1 update file, and enjoy a clear view. Having fun with it? Please leave your feedback. Originally posted...

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orb3000 · May 7, 2011

First Sense 3.0 Based ROM Fully Working on Desire Z/G2 and HD/Inspire 4G

Good day for all of us waiting for Sense 3.0 to be already on our screens! XDA members capychimp and rmk40 got the first 100% working ROM´s for HTC Desire HD and Desire Z, including their variants the Inspire 4G and G2. The weather animations are working smooth and general performance is quite good -tested on Inspire 4G- but as any first version some stuff must be modified to make it work even better. Remember to fully read the instructions...

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mic_888 · Feb 28, 2011

All You Need To Root And More In The HTC Inspire Hack Kit

For HTC Inspire owners, XDA forum member attn1 has put together an 'HTC Inspire Hack Kit' that contains everything an XDA member needs to root and Radio S-OFF the Android device. The kit also provides the means to flash back the stock radio. S-OFF generally means a full permanent root including the fact that the NAND portion of your Android device is unlocked and can therefore be written to. Installation instructions are provided in the archive and Linux, OSX and...

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ElCondor · Feb 27, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 27

Every week, we select five questions and answers, found on the forums. Even though some of these questions and answers might not be of help for you, they might still be interesting to read. Q 'Why is the first test score in Quadrant always lower than the following ones ? ' A There's no expert explanation to this fact, but we guess that it has got something to do with the OS keeping the processes and data in memory. It could...

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ElCondor · Feb 23, 2011

Merge the Inspire 4G and Desire HD Forums – What’s Your Opinion?

After a few weeks of development on the HTC Inspire 4G, the developers found out that software on the Desire HD can be run on the Inspire 4G without any modification. This means that, when you develop a ROM for the Desire HD, it can run on the Inspire 4G, and vice-versa. XDA member gunnyman suggested to merge the forums, because why would we have two different forums if the software is the same? It looks pretty obvious that merging...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 4, 2011

HTC Inspire 4G Forum Added

Do you remember how excited we all got when the new members of the Desire family hit the shelves? The Desire HD in particular ended up being a sure fire hit. As it turns out, the Desire HD now has a brother, which was announced at CES this past month. The HTC Inspire 4G includes the ability of connecting to AT&T's HSPA+, which would allow it to blaze through the interwebs.  This is one of the much anticipated devices that...

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