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Will Verduzco · May 24, 2012

Bootloader Unlock for the AT&T HTC One X!

Users rocking the AT&T variant of the HTC One X may be feeling a little left out of the HTCDev party right about now, given that the device cannot be unlocked using officially endorsed methods. Luckily, however, the developers here on XDA hate being locked down just about as much as they hate stifled innovation. To that end, XDA Senior Member grankin01 has come up with an easy-to-follow guide that will take you through the steps required to obtain HTCDev unlock on...

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Former Writer · May 22, 2012

GPS Tweaks for the HTC One S

It feels as thought the quest for better GPS reception and faster GPS locks has been ongoing for a very long time. However, Android users can actually do something about it, as fixes and tweaks to improve GPS have been forthcoming on virtually every rooted Android plagued by GPS woes. While not strictly having any GPS issues to begin with, the HTC One S now joins the fray with a few tweaks to help improve GPS for users. The tweak, originally...

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Former Writer · May 18, 2012

Rosie Mods to Help Eliminate Lag on the HTC One X

For those unfamiliar with the popular Super and Ultra Smooth Rosie mods, they are modified rosie.apk files that flatten the images of HTC Sense to improve battery life and performance. For those running newer versions of HTC Sense, keep your finger on the screen as you switch screens, and do it slowly. You'll notice that HTC Widgets will kind of pop out. While it is very cool---when you notice it's there---it does contribute to that bloat that many Sense fans...

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egzthunder1 · May 16, 2012

So It Begins – Apple’s Victory Affecting HTC’s US Imports

Sometime in December of last year, the US Court and the ITC (International Trade Commission) made a monumentally bad call by granting Apple a victory---a major one at that---in the so-called "patent wars" that have been raging for the last couple of years between smartphone giants HTC and Apple. Essentially, the victory from Apple involved the ability of a browser to be able to recognize alphanumeric entries in a webpage and link them for other purposes. One of the most...

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Former Writer · May 11, 2012

Increase Volume+ Compatibility With HTC One X

While some users enjoy Beats Audio, many others enjoy having more control over their music. OEM music settings like Beats Audio and Sony XLoud have made many users happy, but others still believe that they should have more control over the equalizer. Unfortunately, on devices such as the popular HTC One X, popular equalizer apps such as Volume+ don't work as they should---until now, that is. XDA Senior Member Meltus has identified the problem as some coding issues with the One X's...

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Former Writer · May 10, 2012

AT&T HTC One X Acquires Root

All hail root! Recently, it was announced that HTC would not be supporting the AT&T version of the HTC One X (known internationally as the One XL) through the HTCDev website. The reasoning was shaky at best, as HTC mentioned having restrictions. Hopefully this doesn't signal the slow reversion back to the locked bootloader days. Thankfully, however, the device was rooted anyway. XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer kennethpenn released a root method for the AT&T One X. Using this method, which...

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Former Writer · May 9, 2012

All-in-One Toolkit for HTC One X, One S, myTouch 4G Slide, Amaze 4G, Rezound, and Vivid

Tool kits are often one of the most useful things a user will ever download. They usually let users efficiently perform a variety of tasks including acquiring root, installing a custom recovery, and flashing various development work ranging from ROMs to kernels. In other words, it lowers the entry cost for new users, and allows even the more experienced users to enjoy easy flashing. Now, thanks to XDA Recognized Developer hasoon2000, there are a variety of tool kits for many HTC...

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Will Verduzco · May 7, 2012

HTC Releases Kernel Source for the One X

Not too long ago, we announced the release of the HTC One line and the subsequent creation of a home for these devices within our forum. Then when the device hit store shelves, it was immediately met by a substantial following. Needless to say, the One X is a pretty big deal. XDA Senior Member MarcoHD now lets us know that HTC has released the version 1.26 and 1.28 kernel source code for the  HTC One X. Although the HTCDev website seems...

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Former Writer · May 6, 2012

Post-Update Root Tutorial for the HTC Sensation

With every new Android firmware release, discussion almost immediately turns to whether or not it can be rooted. Most already rooted users will simply wait for a pre-rooted update in order to not be left without root access. However, some users accidentally update and lose root. Others yet purchase a new device preloaded with the newest firmware and need to achieve root. Sometimes, the firmware update is a whole new iteration of Android, which means it needs an entirely new...

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Former Writer · Apr 22, 2012

Disaster Recovery for the HTC One X

One of the first things any device forum needs is a guide or tutorial to help get users back on track who have messed up their phone in some way. With so many ways to mess up a phone, there's no way to make a guide that can handle any situation. That said, it never hurts to cover the most common problems. It is with this in mind that XDA Forum Member Setsuna666 has written up a tutorial based on...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 19, 2012

How to Root the HTC One X – XDA TV

In today's episode of XDA TV, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer shenye teaches us how to root the HTC One X. Shen begins by unboxing his brand new HTC One X. Shen then takes us through the process of unlocking the bootloader, flashing a recovery and getting the HTC One X rooted. (more…)

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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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Former Writer · Apr 8, 2012

Aroma Installer Ported to the HTC One X via Mod Pack

The AROMA Installer has become a little underground treasure here at XDA. For those who don't know, the AROMA Installer has slowly been making it's way around. The installer itself can be loosely compared to Windows Install Wizard, wherein it allows users to choose which apps, mods and tweaks are installed. While it is intended for ROM developers, if users know what they're doing, they can use it as well. XDA Senior Member leventccc has brought one of the first...

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orb3000 · Apr 7, 2012

Perm Root and First Custom ROMs for HTC One X

It's hard to remember a time when there was such excitement over a new device as now with the newly launched HTC One X. The section is on fire, and many lucky members already have their devices in hand. Others, such as yours truly, are still waiting for the mailman to knock on our doors. For those lucky enough to already have the device in hand, we now have root, recovery, and custom ROM. According to XDA Forum Member paulobrien, there is no...

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orb3000 · Mar 16, 2012

HTC One X Completely Stock ROM and Rooting Tools Available Before Release

In preparation for the launch of the HTC One X, XDA Recognized Developer mike1986. has released a purely stock ROM based on the previously leaked RUU. The release consists of simply extracting the system image and repacking it as a recovery flashable file, which may help those lucky enough to be rocking demo devices. Since the ROM is purely stock, it is not rooted, but it comes with the possibility to root thanks to an optional secondary download, which adds superuser and busybox....

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orb3000 · Mar 13, 2012

Rooting HTC One X With Superboot

Just yesterday, we gave the HTC One X a home in our forums. While some of us are desperately waiting for the April 5th release date, we are glad to see that a Superboot root tool has been released by XDA Forum Member paulobrien. Running the root tool is as simple as executing a batch file on Windows or a script on Linux and Mac. In the words of the developer: Superboot is a boot.img that when booted, will root your device the first...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 12, 2012

Forums Added for the HTC One X, One XL, and One S

Remember the HTC One product line that we examined during our time at MWC? Now as their launch dates creep ever closer, we are giving the product family a home on our forums. All three high-end devices are poised for flagship status, fusing premium internals and top-notch build quality. The HTC One X features a 1.5 GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a 4.7″ 720p Super LCD2 display, 32 gigs of storage, and a full gig of RAM. The HTC One XL offers...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 2, 2012

HTC’s Jeff Gordon Shows Us the HTC One Line – XDA TV

You may remember HTC's Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon from our XDA TV coverage of CES. Back then, Jeff mentioned HTC's plans on narrowing down their product line to increase focus and deliver a truly flagship device. Now with the HTC One X, HTC hopes to have achieved this. Sporting a 1.5 GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a 4.7" 720p Super LCD2 display, 32 gigs of storage, and a full gig of RAM, they are certainly trying. The exterior of...

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