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Tomek Kondrat · Nov 15, 2014

Android Lollipop Builds Land on Next Batch of Devices

The Android hype rages on, as we continue to see source-built ports of this OS for many devices practically every day. Some of them are ready to be considered daily driver status, while others aren't just yet. Regardless, they are all great because once again the community says no to arbitrary limitations imposed by OEMs. A short while ago, we talked about the Sony Xperia L getting an Android 5.0 port. Since then, XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor varun.chitre15 managed...

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Tomek Kondrat · Nov 11, 2014

Remove ItsOn from Your Sprint HTC One (M8)

One of the most famous writes of all time, Joseph Conrad, once stated that it's only those who do nothing who make no mistakes. We can apply this quote to Sprint,  which added the ItsOn service to their version of HTC One M8. ItsOn was designed to provide intelligent and granular control of mobile network communication---and it's doing that, but not quite as expected. It didn't take long to notice that this service is a massive battery drain that often...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 21, 2014

T-Mobile HTC One M8 Gets Selfie-Friendly Android 4.4.4 OTA

The T-Mobie variant of HTC One (M8) just now received an over-the-air update bumping the Android version to 4.4.4, the final revision of KitKat. While this version of Android is overall considered a rather small update, the Taiwanese OEM added the HTC EYE Experience, which is a huge step in pleasing all selfie lovers. From now on, taking a self-shot photo is extremely easy. You can take a perfect snap by holding the phone still for two seconds or saying, “Say Cheese.”...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 1, 2014

MultiROM Makes its Way Over to the HTC One (M8)

While browsing our forum, you will undoubtedly find more than a few enticing ROMs available to download. Original or not, it would take eternity and a day to test them all. Luckily there are some solutions to make the process seamless. One of them, MultiROM, gives users a chance to try a few ROMs at the same time--all without flashing and wiping with each installation. This project has been ported to several devices including the LG G2 and Sony Xperia...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 4, 2014

[OTA Captured] Verizon HTC One M7 Gets 4.4.3, RUU Created

Although well into its product cycle and surpassed by the newer M8, the Verizon HTC One is one of the American carrier's former flagship devices. This shows in everything from the device's fantastic HTC build materials to the frequency with which Verizon sends out OTA firmware updates. Today, the Verizon variant of this venerable device has started receiving an OTA firmware update to Android 4.4.3, and not only has it been mirrored for your OTA sideloading pleasure, but it has also been converted to RUU...

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Faiz Malkani · Jul 29, 2014

Android 4.4.3 Begins Rolling Out to European HTC One M8

Shortly after the USA Unlocked and Developer Editions of the HTC One M8 received the Android 4.4.3 update, the OTA has begun rolling out to users of the European version of the device as well. As stated by Mo Versi, Vice President, Product management at HTC, the update includes all the security fixes from Android 4.4.4 despite carrying the lower version number. Along with the security fixes, the update includes application updates the Camera, Gallery and HTC Sync Manager. Under the...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 23, 2014

HTC Kernel Source Code for Android 4.4.3 on the M7 Developer Edition and Sprint HTC One M8

Just one week ago, the Sprint HTC One M8 received its official update to the recently released Android 4.4.3. Now, HTC has released the GPL-mandated kernel source code for this update, as well as for an upcoming Android 4.4.3 update to the HTC One M7 (Developer Edition). The kernel source for the Sprint HTC One M8 corresponds to software revision 2.16.651.4_R2, while the kernel source for the M7 Developer Edition corresponds to its 6.07.1540.1 update. Both kernels come in at Linux version 3.4.0, and they are for...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 7, 2014

Snapdragon 801 PVS Bin Guide Helps You Make the Most from Your SoC

Anyone who's ever delved into the world of overclocking will readily tell you that this is a field where the old adage "your mileage may vary" most definitely applies. But while individual luck of the draw will vary from chip to chip, there are certain factors that influence how well a particular chip overclocks or how low of a voltage it can put up with at any particular frequency. Component manufacturers are well aware of this, and often use factors such...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 25, 2014

HTC Commits to Delivering Android “L” to M8 and M7 within 90 Days of Release

We still don't know what the "L" in Android L stands for, but we're already salivating at what this update will bring to consumer devices. Promising improved performance, a refreshed UI, better battery life, and much more; L is a legitimately significant release, and possibly the most important version since Ice Cream Sandwich. With all of the new features introduced in L, it's no wonder that many users are now wondering when they'll get to experience this latest version on...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 4, 2014

Add Third Party Notifications to Your HTC One M8 Dot View Case with Venom DotView Notifications

Aside from its fantastic screen, delicious industrial design, fantastic build quality, and high end internals, one of the best features of the HTC One M8 (2014) is undoubtedly support for HTC's Dot View case. For the unaware, Dot View is a dual-purpose case that not only protects your device from harm, but also gives you access to certain notifications, lets you take calls, get weather updates, and much more. While Dot View is an utterly fantastic concept, notifications presented using HTC's implementation are understandably...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 3, 2014

[OTAs Captured] Android 4.4.3 Rolling Out to Google Play Editions, Kernel Source Available for HTC GPe Devices!

Today will undoubtedly be remembered the day of Android 4.4.3--at least among us die hard Android fans. Immediately following yesterday's official release, we've seen quite a bit of Android 4.4.3-related activity. Early this morning, we saw the Android 4.4.3 OTA make its way over to the WiFi-only variant of the Google Nexus 7 (2013). Just a few hours later, we talked about all of the changes made in 4.4.3. Not too long after, Motorola began updating its "Moto" devices to 4.4.3. And finally, Google...

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Will Verduzco · May 17, 2014

[OTA Captured] T-Mobile HTC One M7 Gets Sense 6, M8 Gets Extreme Power Savings Mode

You may recall that just a few days ago, we saw a Sense 6-laden update roll out for the developer and unlocked HTC One. And a few months prior, we saw an update make its way to the Sprint HTC One M8 (2014), which brought the new Extreme Power Savings Mode. Now, two very similar updates are making their rounds to the T-Mobile HTC One M7 and T-Mobile HTC One (M8), respectively. First up, we have the last generation HTC One M7 on T-Mobile, which is now...

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Will Verduzco · May 9, 2014

Official CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies Arrive on the HTC One M8 and Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 WiFi; Note 8.0 LTE and Sprint Galaxy S5 Coming Soon

Although there are dozens of great source-built, AOSP-derived custom ROMs available for the choosing, the most popular option is still undoubtedly the first large-scale project of its kind: CyanogenMod. Because of this, it's always quite exciting when official CyanogenMod support is extended to any particular device. Now we're happy to share that official support has been added for two new devices, with two more on the way. First up, we have CyanogenMod nightlies for the HTC One M8 (2014). Official support...

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Will Verduzco · May 8, 2014

[OTA Captured] Sprint HTC One Max Receives Sense 6, Brings Features from the M8

Back at the tail end of last month, we talked about how HTC had updated its software update pages to display their progress in bringing Sense 6 to older devices. At the time, every available HTC One Max variant and practically all of the M7 devices were receiving carrier bloatware as part of the "integration" stage. Now less than one month later, almost all of these devices are  prepping for release in the "certification" phase. However, one stands above the rest in receiving the Sense 6 update first,...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 18, 2014

Google Glass gets KitKat and Rooted Bootloader, Android 4.4.3 KitKat for Google Nexus 5 Soon – XDA Developer TV

Android KitKat for Google Glass has been rolled out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that Android 4.4.3 is being rolled out to the Google Nexus 5 (sort of) and that HTC Sense 6 has been ported to the Nexus 5! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 16, 2014

HTC Releases Dual Lens SDK for the HTC One M8 (2014)

One of the highlights of the HTC One M8 is its new dual lens camera system. Termed "Duo Camera," this innovative system allows the device to capture depth data in addition to standard imaging data. The Duo Camera System then maps this captured distance information to each pixel taken by the main camera in order to achieve various types of effects such as depth-of-field blur ( i.e. bokeh), as well as Lytro-style refocusing effects. Up until now, the full functionality of...

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Samantha · Apr 15, 2014

HTC Sense 6 Ported to the Nexus 5

The Google Nexus 5 is regarded as having everything an Android user needs or wants: timely updates, fantastic specs, and a fabulous design. However, one could beg to differ by saying that it being a Nexus device means that it naturally would not have UI of other devices, such as Samsung’s TouchWiz or HTC’s Sense. How sorely wrong they are. As seen time and time again, if a Nexus device has its eyes set on something it likes, it’s going...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 14, 2014

Official TWRP Released for the Oppo Find 7a and GSM, Sprint, and Verizon HTC One M8

There are more than a few excellent options in the custom recovery world nowadays. Although the most common aftermarket solution is still ClockworkMod Recovery and its ports after all these years, many are growing increasingly partial to TWRP's blend of innovative features, fantastic UI, and overall user friendliness. Thus, it's naturally quite a big deal when an official TWRP port hits a device. You may recall that a few weeks ago, we added forums for the Oppo Find 7. Now, XDA Senior...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 11, 2014

Nvidia SHIELD Updated to KitKat, HTC One M8 S-Off, Nokia X’s First AOSP ROM – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat rolled out to the Nvidia SHIELD! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the story on how the Sprint HTC One M8 was updated to 1.54.651.8 and received a new extreme power savings mode and the news about the HTC One M8 receiving S-Off! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 9, 2014

Functional TWRP Port Appears for the Verizon HTC One M8

Ever since its launch just a few short weeks ago, we've seen a flurry of development activity for the HTC One M8 (2014). This began with the WeakSauce root method, and has since continued with Firewater S-Off and a full GPe RUU. In other words, things are looking great on the dev front for this brand new device, but that doesn't mean that everything's peachy. On certain variants of the M8, there have been a few stumbling points here and there....

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