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Will Verduzco · Jul 23, 2013

High Resolution Device Graphics for UI Mockups

We've all seen them before. You know, those fancy UI mockups that show how an app would look on a particular device. They not only help put the finishing touches on your app's Play store listing, but they also help give your app a good first impression of being highly polished---before users even get a chance to try it out. And you know what they say about first impressions. So how would one go about creating one of these mockups?...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 22, 2013

Android Hovering Controls App, HTC One Physical Camera Mod – XDA Developer TV

You can now mod your HTC One device to have a physical camera button. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is an article about controlling your device without touching it with hovering controls and news about an exciting new launcher called Everything.me. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce released a video talking...

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Samantha · Jul 19, 2013

Physical Camera Button Mod for the HTC One

What can we do if phone manufacturers forget to include a physical camera button? "Make" one ourselves, of course! A mod we've covered did so on the Sony Xperia Z by substituting the volume buttons as a physical camera button, which allowed for quick launch of the camera as well as fast image capture. Well, now HTC One users can enjoy this function as well, as XDA Senior Member Matt has created a mod allowing for the volume buttons to act as a...

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Pulser_G2 · Jun 28, 2013

Google Editions: Lackluster or Leading Edge?

The interwebz are alight. Debate and argument is intense, following the launch of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, Google Play editions. The Google Play edition moniker, for those  (such as I) who choose to reside under a rock, refers to the fact these devices come minus the manufacturer skins and modifications users are accustomed to, and instead ship with the "stock" Google experience, most commonly seen from AOSP or Nexus devices. A fair idea, it appears, although the launch...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 28, 2013

Kernel Source for Google Edition HTC One, Guide to Android Client-Server Communication – XDA Developer TV

The Google Edition HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 had their kernel sources released! That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news are two articles about XDA Elite Recognized Developer jcase and Ubuntu Developer Evangelist Michael Hall talking at XDA:DevCon 2013 and the guide giving an introduction to Android client-server communication. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin released a video...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 27, 2013

Google Play Edition ROMs for HTC One and Galaxy S 4

Earlier today, we wrote about HTC and Samsung releasing the GPL-compliant kernel source code for their respective Google Play edition flagships. We knew that it was only a (short) matter of time, however, before the firmwares would be repackaged for use on standard devices. The first repackaged Google Play edition firmware for the HTC One has landed. It comes to us from XDA Senior Member bigxie, and is based off of a system dump captured by Jerry Hildenbrand. This version has been pre-rooted with busybox...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 27, 2013

Kernel Source Released for the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and (Possibly) the Samsung Galaxy S 4

For those keeping track, the Google Editions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 can now be purchased from Google Play (HTC One Google Edition, Galaxy S 4 Google Edition). Of course, you know what that means: It's only a matter of time before we see the stock Google Experience software ported to their more traditional sibling devices. Until the ports are available and more than likely aiding in the process of bringing the software over, we have...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 9, 2013

Remove Facebook Images from the HTC One Gallery

Social media integration in modern devices is a beautiful thing. This is especially true for those who simply cannot seem to stay away from the likes of Twitter, Google+, and Facebook. All of the aforementioned have evolved quite nicely and have taken root deep within the entrails of our UI. Granted, AOSP in its purest form is free from all this, but the same cannot be said about skins such as HTC Sense. Why do I bring up HTC in...

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Pulser_G2 · Jun 7, 2013

[BREAKING] S-OFF Available for the HTC One from Revolutionary

In light of HTC's persistent refusal to give in, and stop wasting their customers' money on their failed attempts to lock down bootloaders, it is rather pleasing to note that the Revolutionary team has made its return to the HTC One forums, to present their early-access developer preview of Revone. Posted by XDA Recognized Developer ieftm, it appears the Revolutionary team have been busy once again. The current tool is clearly labelled as an early access preview, and it is...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 5, 2013

How to Root the HTC One (M7) and Install Recovery – XDA Developer TV

It seems like every time you open the proverbial newspaper. HTC is winning an award for its flagship device, the HTC One. The HTC One comes in various carrier-skinned iterations including variants for AT&T, Sprint. and TMobile. What do we do here at XDA once we get a new device? That’s right, we customize it. Earlier, we showed you how to unlock the bootloader. In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Steve shows you how to install ClockWorkMod Recovery on the HTC...

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Jimmy McGee · May 7, 2013

How to Unlock the HTC One Bootloader – XDA Developer TV

Recently, HTC released its latest flagship device, the HTC One. The HTC One comes in variants including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. After numerous delays, the phone started shipping. And what do we do here at XDA developers once we get a new device? That’s right, we customize it. In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Steve shows you how to unlock the bootloader on the HTC One. This allows you to be about to install custom recoveries and customer ROMs....

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jerdog · May 3, 2013

You Asked for Them – You Got Them, and More!

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. (more…)

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Conan Troutman · May 3, 2013

Custom Kernel for the HTC One Brings a Touch of Normality to its Button Layout

Despite being an almost sickeningly desirable, ultra-specced, and feature laden beast of a device---so desirable in fact that this self confessed Samsung fanboy considered making it his next device---the HTC One isn't without it's little quirks. These are quirks that may just be enough to sway somebody from choosing it over a competitor. One of these is the somewhat baffling decision by HTC to offer only two capacitive buttons and opt for an on screen software menu button in the absence of the...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 30, 2013

Forums Added for the T-Mobile HTC One, AT&T and Sprint Galaxy S 4

Not too long ago, we covered the release of the HTC One and gave you a quick glimpse of its performance. Shortly after, we gave the One a home on our forums for both the international and some US carrier variants. Now, however, we have also created a forum for the T-Mobile HTC One variant. Similarly, we covered the release of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and gave the international version a forum here last month. However, now we are happy to...

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jerdog · Apr 25, 2013

Ten Winners of the HTC One Molded XDA Cases Announced

Last week we let you know about the slick, new HTC One molded XDA cases and the competition Cruzerlite was running to give away 10 of them. Well, it's time to announce the winners. (more…)

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jerdog · Apr 17, 2013

XDA Molded Case for HTC One Available Now

XDA encourages collaboration between developers and within the community, so it's only fair that we seek out opportunities to do so ourselves. Working with the fine folks at Cruzerlite is just such an example. We've done some great shirts and a good assortment of cases for the top devices out there, and the response from the community has been spectacular. Now, we are happy to announce a new case to add to the collection: the HTC One XDA Molded Case....

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egzthunder1 · Apr 16, 2013

TWRP Reaches Version 2.5.0.0 and Sees Debut on the HTC One

We have had some rather long running projects on XDA over the years. Some involve simple, yet elegant things like theming engines (UCCW, VR Theme, etc), while others focus a bit more on the functionality side of things. The case for recovery images is one such area that needs to be constantly evolving due to the evolution of the devices and their inner workings. Pushing an insecure recovery into a device is not always easy. Or rather, it is not...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 11, 2013

Kernel Source Released for Some HTC One Variants and the Droid DNA

OK. It's no big secret. The HTC One is a great and exciting device. You've heard us talk about it---everything from the launch event and preliminary benchmarks to giving the device and its carrier variants a place on our forums. Now, we have kernel source for some One variants, which is great news for those looking to start development work for HTC's latest flagship. And since the device was only recently launched, with many carrier variants still pending release, HTC has done...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 18, 2013

Android Powered RC Car Updated, HTC One Toolkit Available, Nexus 7 Winner Announced! – XDA Developer TV

XDA-Developers has added a forum for the Samsung Galaxy S 4. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an all-in-one-toolkit for the HTC One. Jordan also talks about the Android powered RC car.. Jordan then talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch gives his thoughts on the whole SIM unlocking debacle and XDA...

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Conan Troutman · Mar 15, 2013

All-in-One Toolkit for the HTC One

While the device itself may have been delayed, that hasn't stopped people preparing themselves for the day that they are finally able to get their hands on HTCs latest (perhaps make or break) offering, the HTC One. XDA Recognized Developer Hasoon2000 has already released an all in one toolkit for the device. If you aren't familiar with Hasoon's work, he has created toolkits for a multitude of different devices, such as the the HTC Desire V, Desire S, Explorer, the One...

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