POSTS TAGGED: HTC One (2014)

Android Lollipop Builds Land on Next Batch of Devices

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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 to fix all remaining defects in an Unofficial CyanogenMod 12 port. This means that the Xperia L has become one of the first non-Nexus devices to have a fully working custom build of Android 5.0 in place.

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Remove ItsOn from Your Sprint HTC One (M8)

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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 even consumes up to 50% of the overall battery time. User frustration was inevitable, but there is a solution for this problem provided by XDA Recognized Contributor O.M.J. His flashable ZIP archive contains a kernel with a modified ram. . . READ ON »

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

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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.” The new firmware will also allow you to use both front and back camera to take a photo at the same time. There are plenty other, photo-related functions that have been introduced with this update. This feature maybe is not too innovative, but s. . . READ ON »

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

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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 Z. It was originally made by XDA Recognized Developer Tassadar, and now has found its way to another popular device, the HTC One (M8). The port was created by XDA Forum Member boringalex. MultiROM is a perfect compromise for those users who want to use Sense ROMs . . . READ ON »

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

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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 format for direct flashing.

Today’s update comes in the form of a 386.4 MB incremental OTA to firmware revision 5.28.605.2. In addition to bumping up the Android version to . . . READ ON »

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Android 4.4.3 Begins Rolling Out to European HTC One M8

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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 hood, Boomsound, Motion Launch and Power Savings Mode have also received updates. 

As usual, the OTA is rolling out to unlocked devices for now, with carrier versions following up sometime in the future. Head on over to the HTC . . . READ ON »

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

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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 their devices’ respective Android 4.4.3 updates. As always, these files are of no major consequence to traditional end users. However, aftermarket kernel and ROM developer. . . READ ON »

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

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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 as transistor leakage to selectively “bin” processors according to how highly they can clock or how little voltage is required to reach a certain clock. This then allows manufacturers to get the most out of any individual uni. . . READ ON »

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

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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 their own devices. We already know that the developer preview will be available for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) tomorrow. And now, HTC has taken the opportunity to commit to releasing Android L upd. . . READ ON »

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