A while back, we took a poll on which handset we should add to the list of XDA merchandise. After a few months of discussion, and honestly just having a lot going on, we’re ready to announce the winning selections for addition to our XDA case lineup with CruzerLite. READ ON »
January 19, 2013 By: jerdog
At the end of last year, we started selling XDA cases with our friends at CruzerLite, and we’ve seen some phenomenal interest. Our current lineup is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the Google Nexus 4—but we want to add more. So we have decided to hold a poll and let the users choose which device(s) to add to our current lineup.
Below you will find some of the top devices at XDA. Please choose one from the list that you would like to see offered, and we will pick from the top 3 devices. The voting ends on February 15, so make sure you place your vote for the devices you love!
EDIT: The results are in, and displayed below. We’ll keep you updated as to the final options when they become available.
January 2, 2013 By: Joseph Hindy
Over the last few months, we have been bringing news about the ongoing battle between users and gaming on the HTC One X. In short, the HTC One X seems to have issues with lackluster performance on games that should be a breeze for such a powerful device. One such solution, as linked above, was a CPU booster app. Now, there is a mod that will change the games themselves to work better on the One X.
XDA Recognized Contributor thunder07 released the mod, which is entitled APK Game Modder. It isn’t as its name may imply. There isn’t any game hacking to unlock infinite credits or special items early in the game. This mod is more for performance purposes only. As thunder07 explains:
This App Will Read A Mod Configuration File & Patch Your Game’s APK to increase/decrease graphics Quality to make the game more playable.
In other words, instead of increasing the power of the One X to handle games as they are, this mod will lower the quality of graphics in games so the device can handle them more easily. Many may just go with making the One X more powerful through overclocking the processor, but some may not want to make their already limited battery life even worse. So for some, this may be the way to enjoy games without ruining battery life.
For more details and download links, head over to the original thread.
December 28, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
In most cases, users are just happy to get an AOSP-based ROM on their devices. Which flavor of AOSP is usually inconsequential, as just having a vanilla experience is more important than which specific vanilla experience. After all, most people consider true Android to be far better than any OEM skin. The HTC One X+ now has not only Android 4.2 AOSP, but also CyanogenMod 10.1, and Android 4.2-based AOKP.
XDA Recognized Contributor and Developer Lloir has released the CM10.1 and pure AOSP ROMs for the One X+. Presumably because much of the same source and proprietary binaries are shared between these releases, the number of things wrong with both ROMs is pretty much the same. As Lloir states:
Data seem’s a bit “funny” so im working on this
camera is buggered to high hell
While the CM10.1 ROM has only the camera as an issue, data problems can be unpredictable and vary from person to person. So it could very well be an issue on both ROMs as well. As the camera is a frequently used feature, many won’t find these ready for daily use quite yet, but work is being done to fix everything.
XDA Senior Member maxwen has been working on the AOKP offering for the One X+. While the number of serious issues seems to be zero, as even the camera is reported working by some, users have had a myriad of other, smaller problems with the ROM. This includes no video recording, paid apps not working properly, and some other minor things. As per the norm, experiences will vary.
December 15, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
While the momentum on Android 4.1 has slowed and focus has shifted to Android 4.2, it hasn’t stopped developers from bringing it to devices that didn’t have it before. Even if the device already has ICS or Jelly Bean, many users prefer the vanilla flavor of Android. If it doesn’t, then it’s a welcome update they’d probably never get otherwise. Two new devices have gotten AOSP Android 4.1 recently: the T-Mobile LG G2x and the HTC One X+.
XDA Forum Member adampk provided the release for the G2x. It’s based on CM10 and It’s pretty stable. Most of the major issues have been solved such as camera, hardware acceleration, and WiFi. However, there are still some issues being worked on, including RIL and battery indicator. It’s had several updates, and users haven’t reported much else wrong other than what’s listed. However, the big news is that adampk won’t be releasing any more CM10-based updates. Starting with the next update, the ROM will be based on CM10.1. This is great news for G2x users who don’t want to be left behind. It may bring some new issues, but at least it’ll be fully up to date.
XDA Recognized Contributor and Developer Lloir has released a pure AOSP ROM for the HTC One X+. This is actually a very simple ROM because it doesn’t have any influences of other AOSP-based ROMs. How basic does Lloir make this ROM? It doesn’t have any add-ons whatsoever. This even includes Superuser. If you want root, or any other mod, you have to add it before you flash it. Currently, the only thing not working is Bluetooth with headsets, so this is actually a pretty stable release for One X+ owners.
It’s always helpful when an all-in-one toolkit gets released. Not only do they make a number of tasks much easier, but they enable those who aren’t so technologically savvy to have some fun with their devices. For HTC devices, there has been a a series of toolkits. Now, there is one for the HTC One X+.
XDA Recognized Developer hasoon2000, who created many of the other HTC toolkits, released this new toolkit to help HTC One X+ users get through rooting and a few other tasks. Some of the features include:
- Unlock Bootloader (Must place Unlock_code.bin in the folder)
- Install Recoveries
User Provided Recovery
-Flash Kernels provided
User Provided Kernel
- Link to this thread
- Link to PM me if you need a phone unlocked
- Link to the One X+ Development thread
- Boot Into Recovery
- Boot into Bootloader
- Relock Bootloader (must be in fastboot)
- APK Batch Installer (Credits to hamsteyr)
- Install HTC Drivers
Most users who have used it have had only good things to say. However, there are some early issues. If you’re running Windows 8, the toolkit won’t be able to install the device drivers. Additionally, this will not work for the AT&T One X+ due to some issues with the bundled recovery. So if you have the AT&T version, stay off this toolkit for right now.
For additional info, check out the toolkit thread.
The toolkit has been updated to work with AT&T and Telus devices now.
The HTC One X is an amazing device. Beautifully designed, and sporting a 1.5 GHz, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, it is the embodiment of mobile computing power for many users. Sadly, it lacked LTE, so a dual-core Snapdragon S4 version was created for US variants. Thankfully, HTC released the HTC One X+. This model sports a faster 1.7 GHz Tegra 3, a better front facing camera, LTE, and of course all the elegance of the original.
A few days ago, the One X+ was rooted. Now thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor Football, the first custom ROM for the One X+ is ready to go. Not much is currently modified, but featuring Aroma installer and bloatware removal, this custom ROM has much to offer a variety of users.
What are you waiting for? If you’ve got a One X+, head on over to the original thread.
November 6, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
Update: This method is causing many bricked devices. We strongly encourage holding off for the time being. As such, the link has been removed from this article.
HTC’s newest flagship phone, the HTC One X+ is a beast. It has a 4.7″ HD screen, and it packs a 1.7GHz quad-core processor. Word is that it cooks bacon too. There is a lot to like about it, and there is a lot to dislike about it, like the non-removable battery. However, one thing no one can say is that it doesn’t have root and bootloader unlock tutorials.
XDA Recognized Contributor shubhamchamaria (good luck pronouncing that one, Jordan!) has released a tutorial that helps users get their One X+ rooted and bootloader unlocked. Unfortunately, it’s the HTCDev unlock method and not S-Off, but it’s still better than locked.
The HTCDev unlock method is the usual method—using the official website, getting the unlock token, and using it to unlock the bootloader. For root, there is a script that applies the proper root files and SuperSU for all your root needs.
Unfortunately, there is no custom recovery yet. That’s likely the next step on the development to-do list. Then, it’ll be time for ROM flashing and more modding fun.
For those who just want some root access for now, check out the root thread.
October 22, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
A little while back we brought you news about the HTC One X receiving a Jelly Bean leak. Unfortunately, the leak was declared developer-only, and flashing it was a rough and potentially dangerous process. However, official Jelly Bean just couldn’t keep HTC One X users away, and now there is a safe way to flash the leak.
XDA Senior Member stuart0001 has released a script that will, among other things, get the Jelly Bean leak installed for you. Using this method, stuart0001 says that users will be able to return to stock or install RUU’s without any hassles. Some of the other features of the tool include:
Display your CID
Update JB FW, inc HBoot 1.28
Flash custom CWM recovery
For the time being, the tool is only compatible with certain CIDs. They include:
So if you don’t have these, you’re still out of luck on installing the Jelly Bean leak for right now. However, if you do have those and want to give the new leak a try, then this is something worth checking out. For more details and instructions, check out the original thread.
We’ve been keeping you up to date on all of the leaks for the various versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Many may be wondering where the HTC love is. Recently the HTC One X received its own Jelly Bean leak.
The Jelly Bean leak was shared by XDA Recognized Developer baadnewz. Unfortunately, it isn’t for your average flasher. Due to an issue with updating HBoot with S-On, the ROM has been released for developers only. So far, a number of members and developers have tested it out and have concluded that a lot of things aren’t working properly. This includes, in many cases, data and cell signal. Work is being done to find a way to flash the leak without losing the old, unlocked bootloader.
XDA Senior Member shadehh has taken this opportunity to write up a short FAQ on the arduous task of installing it if you really, really want to. Included in the FAQ is information about compatible CIDs and a short pros and cons list on whether updating to the leak is a good idea.
As with any leak, it is only a matter of time before developers sort out the nonsense and custom ROMs start appearing. So if you’re a little iffy on the leak now, you just have to wait until developers can get something more stable released. For more info, check out either the Dev Only thread or the FAQ thread.
The original One X was HTC’s flagship phone for the first half of 2012. Featuring an impressive display, powerful processor (Tegra 3 or Snapdragon S4, depending on region), ample memory and storage, and great industrial design design, the phone was on many people’s wish lists.
Six months later, HTC announced its successor: the One X+. Packing the same great 4.7″ Super LCD2 panel that made the One X stand out, the One X+ improves on the original by bumping the clocks on the Tegra 3 processor to 1.7 GHz. And for those worried about the US variants, LTE is now added without sacrificing the quad-core processor. It also comes with either 32 or 64 GB of on-board storage. Most importantly, the device comes preloaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, sprinkled with a touch of Sense 4+ on top.
Looking forward to the device? Head over to the newly created forum to get in on the discussion!
ROM developers create their works in a variety of ways. Some apply their mods to a given base and leave it until the next firmware update, updating only when there’s a bug found. Others update their ROMs mercilessly until every little issue is fixed and everything is perfect. In the latter case, fans of the ROM generally have to download the entire package whenever there may be a minor updates. However, there may be an easier way.
An application by the name of OTA Creator was released by XDA Senior Member thunder07. While we don’t usually promote zip wizardry unless its for learning purposes, this little application can actually be helpful to a number of ROM devs. Essentially, what it does is compare a new ROM with an older version of the same ROM and compare the changes. When the changes have been determined, it creates an update.zip, which can then be flashed in recovery.
As mentioned, this could be useful for devs who frequently update ROMs. Instead of releasing a new ROM every week, devs now have the opportunity to release an incremental update that is much smaller of a package to download and doesn’t require flashing the entire /system partition. While this app was originally posted in the HTC One X section, it should work for all devices.
To learn more, check out the original thread.