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Will Verduzco · Oct 24, 2013

Easily Dim the Capacitive Buttons on Many HTC Devices

Hardware capacitive buttons seem to be a love-it-or-hate-it affair. While many of us seem to prefer the versatility of the on-screen buttons most commonly seen on modern Nexus devices, others instead favor the increased usable screen real estate made possible by having dedicated keys outside of the display. If you happen to own an HTC device, you are probably a fan of dedicated hardware buttons. But that's not to say that you can't tweak them to make them work better...

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Former Writer · Nov 14, 2012

CDMA and GSM HTC One V Receive PACman ROM Port

Over the last month or so, we've brought you news of a new AOSP-based ROM making it's way around the forums. It's called PACman and it's a kang of CyanogenMod, AOKP, and ParanoidAndroid all rolled into one. Users seem to be enjoying it because it's been ported to a decent number of devices. Now, HTC One V owners can give it a try as well. As with with most HTC One V ROM releases, this came as a pair. Both...

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Former Writer · Nov 2, 2012

Sense 4.1 Ported to HTC One V

How much an OEM supports its hardware is variable. Sometimes, they give frequent and timely updates. Other times, an update could take months or not happen at all. In the latter case, developers sometimes deliver an update much earlier than official release. HTC One V users have a chance to do that now with a full HTC Sense 4.1 port. The ROM is a port from the HTC Desire S and contains a Sense 4.1-skinned build of Android 4.0.4. XDA Recognized...

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Former Writer · Oct 14, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.3

The last time we brought you news about TWRP, it was to announce that TWRP 2.2.2 had been released. It had fixed a lot of bugs from the initial release of TWRP 2.2 and added a few new features. Very recently, TWRP has been updated again to version 2.3. There were a whole bunch of awesome improvements with TWRP 2.2 and a lot of unique and brand new features as well. TWRP 2.3 promises no less. The official change log...

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Former Writer · Aug 23, 2012

GSM and CDMA HTC One V Receive Unofficial CM10 Ports

Very often, devices have multiple releases. It is not uncommon for the variants to have hardware differences, as is the case on the international HTC One X and the AT&T version. Often times, devices also feature different radios than their sibling device, as is the case with GSM and CDMA variants of the same phone. And since you generally can't just flash one device's development work on the other, there can be a gap at times between developer support on...

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Former Writer · Aug 8, 2012

ParanoidAndroid Hybrid ROM Ports for One V GSM and CDMA

Paranoid Android is one of the more colorful ROMs that has been making its way around the forums in recent months. We've brought you news of the hybrid ROM coming out on several devices already, but the ROM seems to be heading everywhere. It is a very unique ROM, the first truly hybrid phone / tablet ROM experiences for most devices. Unlike ROMs that have tablet mode, ParanoidAndroid uses P.A.L. and P.A.D. (Per-App-Layout and Per-App-Density, respectively) to allow users to...

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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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Will Verduzco · Jul 12, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.2

Just about three months ago, we brought you news that the Team Win Recovery Project had received a massive update to version 2.1. April's release largely heralded the start of a new age in recoveries---where one would no longer have to deal with cumbersome menus, instead interacting with a very user-friendly GUI. It wasn't simply about the GUI either. In addition to bringing an unrivaled level of UI polish, TWRP 2.1 offered users many advanced features such as update.zip queuing, a basic...

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Former Writer · Apr 18, 2012

HTC One V RUU and Kernel Source Released

One of the biggest and most important events for a newly released device is the release of the GPL-compliant kernel source code and of the stock ROM that was shipped with the device. There are a plethora of reasons why. Kernel developers can use the kernel source to create better kernels. Having a stock ROM, or in the case with HTC phones an RUU, allows users to return to fully stock should the need ever arise and help cure soft...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 13, 2012

This Week in Development – XDA TV

This Week in Development, new comer Jordan covers all the exciting stories you need to know from the XDA-Developers forum. In addition to Android's possibly inadvertent fail, he covers ROMs for the Samsung Galaxy Note and HTC One X, and HTC One V ROMs being ported to the Desire S and Desire HD. Jordan mentions the addition of a forum for the HTC One V. Additionally, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's CASUAL and Shelr articles are discussed. The strangely addictive Crazy Birds game and an Android VNC are...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 9, 2012

Forum Added for the HTC One V

With all the excitement surrounding the launch of HTC's flagship One X, One XL, and One S phones, it's easy to forget that there are other phones in the HTC One lineup. Never fear, however, as we haven't forgotten about HTC's new chin-laden device. While the 1.0 GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 may not pack the same punch as what's found in its dual- and quad-core siblings and its 3.7" WVGA screen doesn't pack in a ridiculous number of pixels,...

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Former Writer · Apr 8, 2012

HTC One V ROM Ported to the Desire S and Desire HD

With the release of new Android devices, it is inevitable for their software to get ported to other devices from the same OEM. We've brought you some of this recently with the Xperia S UI being ported to various older Xperia devices. With every new generation coming out, it's going to end up on an older generation device, one way or another. For the HTC Desire S, that time is now. XDA Senior Member proxuser has ported over a ROM...

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ElCondor · Mar 17, 2012

HTC One V ROM Ported to Desire HD and Desire S

The HTC One V's similarities to its older brother, the Desire S, make  it ideal for developers to port ROMs between the devices. XDA Forum Member proxuser has come up with an Android 4.0.3 ROM sporting HTC Sense 4.0 for the Desire S and also the Desire HD. One would assume that this ROM could be much heavier and less stable than stock because it is built for a more powerful device, but the developer assures us that this is simply not the...

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