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Tomek Kondrat · Dec 13, 2014

Unofficial CM12 for the HTC Sensation

The HTC Sensation was the first device to ship with the "brand new" Sense 3.0 back in 2011. This former flagship smartphone stayed on Ice Cream Sandwich when HTC decided to abandon it and focus on the One line. Now, the Sensation is almost four years old. Despite this, many still use it as their primary device. Development for this device is still quite active, and as a result we can see a quite functional Lollipop build. The unofficial CyanogenMod...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 17, 2013

Sense 5 ROM Appears on the HTC Sensation

When the HTC Sensation was released about two and a half years ago, it was certainly quite the high-end device.  It featured a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S3 processor, a then-impressive 4.3" qHD panel featuring S-LCD technology, and three quarters of a gig of RAM---you know, for when half a gig isn't enough and a full gig is costly overkill. In all seriousness, though, the Sensation was a sensational great device, but it has since been eclipsed by a couple generations...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 6, 2012

HTC Sensation Gets Unofficial Alpha CM10.1

Jelly Bean seems to have found its way to many/most devices on XDA. Since not too many manufacturers are willing or able to provide us with the most recent updates due to a slew of reasons, we need to get somewhat creative in order to stay on top of the fast paced and never-slowing tech world of ours. The time for CM10 has come and gone, with many devices running almost perfect JB AOSP ROMs, but what's next? What else...

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Former Writer · Nov 14, 2012

Android 4.2 Mod Pack for the HTC Sensation

The Android world is abuzz in Android 4.2. We've brought you news, right up to Android 4.2's release to AOSP. However, it'll be some time before every device out there gets its own AOSP port. For those devices, developers and members alike are doing their best to give everyone the biggest possible taste of the new flavor of Jelly Bean. Now, HTC Sensation users have an Android 4.2 pack to hold them over until the 4.2 ROMs are released. XDA...

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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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Conan Troutman · Aug 14, 2012

USB OTG for the HTC Sensation on ICS Sense ROMs

USB On The Go is an incredibly useful feature that opens up a myriad of new ways to make use of your device, whether its taking advantage of external storage or USB peripherals. It's something that HTC Sensation owners have unfortunately been deprived of for some time. For a device to support USB OTG, the function must be enabled in the kernel running on that device. This was sadly not the case in HTC's stock kernels. In true XDA style,...

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Former Writer · Aug 1, 2012

Undervolt Any Sensation Kernel

Undervolting is one of the more popular changes made when trying to improve battery life. Decreasing the processor's voltage means that less power is consumed, and that translates to better battery life. Typically, users have to wait for a kernel developer to include the feature in a kernel before they can use it. However, that's not the case with the HTC Sensation, as there is now a tool that adds undervolting to any kernel. Developed by XDA Senior Member D-SHEL, the application...

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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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Former Writer · Jul 17, 2012

Jelly Bean Alpha for the Sensation and Amaze 4G

The march of Jelly Bean 2012 is in full swing. In the last week, we brought you Jelly Bean-related news on such devices as the ASUS Transformer TF300T, the Acer Iconia A100 and A500, and an XDA Developer TV roundup. The pace is truly awesome. The latest devices to the latest and greatest version of Android are a couple of T-Mobile HTC devices---the HTC Sensation and the HTC Amaze 4G. XDA Forum Member sahil_lombar with the help of others, brings Jelly Bean...

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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 · Jun 19, 2012

HTC Sensation Tweak Tutorial for RAM and Performance Enhancement

Rooting a device isn't just about flashing the snazzy ROMs with fun themes and uninstalling the dreaded bloatware. Some users root their devices to get access to the tweaks and mods that improve the overall performance. For many devices there are quite a few options including mods that increase signal strength, GPS accuracy and some tweaks that just make the phone faster and smoother. For many users, making their phone run as smooth as possible is a number one priority....

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Former Writer · Jun 11, 2012

Super Utility for the HTC Sensation 4G and XE

Tool kits and utility applications do most of the work bridging the gap between the not-so-tech savvy and Android development. While varying in functionality and polish, the tools get the job done with minimal effort, and allow the average user to easily experience all their Android phone has to offer. With an array of tool kits out there that perform almost countless tasks, the right utilities can result in all sorts of functionality you didn't know you could even get. HTC...

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Former Writer · Jun 7, 2012

Optimized Dual Core CPU Tweaks for the Sensation

Android devices have sported dual-core processor for quite some time, but developers are still finding ways to tweak the cores on various devices to give a more performance-oriented experience without adversely affecting battery life. HTC Sensation owners can now partake thanks to an elaborate script that optimizes their dual-core experience by XDA Senior Member iba21: screen ON: - dualcore with all cores TURNED ON - governor badass for all of 2 cores - min freq at 192mhz for all of 2 cores - max freq at...

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Former Writer · Jun 5, 2012

Get More Control of Your HTC Sensation With TakeControl

Getting control of the CPU core(s) in your device has been all the rage recently. And with the ability to turn cores on or off as well as over and under clocking them, users have the ability to fine tune their CPUs nicely. While most recent HTC CPU control modifications have centered around the flagship One lineup, it was only a matter of time for things to pop up for older but still popular devices such as the HTC Sensation. XDA Senior...

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Former Writer · May 31, 2012

ICS WiFi Calling for T-Mobile Sensation Running Stock and AOSP

One of the best features of many T-Mobile phones is the ability to call people via WiFi. Why would you want to do this? Well, mostly because it doesn't rely on your sometimes finicky mobile connection, instead using WiFi to place calls. Most can imagine why T-Mobile users who had it previously would be a little upset over not having it work properly on their favorite ROM. HTC Sensation users have faced this problem. Luckily, however, it has been solved for both...

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FallenWriter · May 23, 2012

HTC ICS Update Schedule Released

One of the most common questions here at XDA over the past several months has been, "When will my HTC device receive Ice Cream Sandwich?" Now, thanks to a tip from XDA Senior Member neoofoox we have our answer. Although we previously mentioned the devices confirmed to get ICS from HTC's blog back in March, it was only recently that HTC finally confirmed their timeline for this year's releases. According to HTC: What is the overall timeline of Android 4.0 updates?...

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Former Writer · May 12, 2012

HTC Unbricking Project Exits Beta, Delivers Final Release

For owners of many HTC device such as the HTC Amaze 4G, EVO 3D, MyTouch 4G Slide, Sensation, and the Vivid/Raider/Velocity, this has been a long time coming. A fully functional method to restore a device from a full brick is a pretty big deal. This then gives users more confidence when performing potentially risky tasks such as HBoot updates, ROM flashes, or turning S On. XDA Senior Member dexter93, along with a host of other developers, has finally released...

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pstevep · May 9, 2012

Updated Adreno 220 ICS GPU Driver Speeds Up 2D Rendering

With Ice Cream Sandwich quickly spreading across Android devices like wildfire right now, new drivers for the Adreno 220 GPU found in the Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 have surfaced. These drivers can potentially lead to improved 2D UI rendering performance in ICS and, of course, increased benchmark scores. XDA Senior Member gjcamp has produced recovery-flashable update.zip files that work across multiple devices with this hardware. Every phone running the Adreno 220 from the HTC Evo 3D to a couple variants of the Samsung Galaxy S2...

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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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egzthunder1 · Apr 23, 2012

Well HTC, You Put Up a Good Fight–Juopunutbear S-OFF for Most of HTC’s 2011 Lineup

HTC's locking of the bootloaders during last year was nothing short of a spectacular feat. It was really a battle of the titans, where the original line-up of Sensation-like devices came with a locked bootloader, which was later unlocked and S-OFFed, only to be updated to yet another revision of the HBOOT. But the second time around, it was locked to an almost unlockable state. Having heard many complaints from the user base (and us), HTC decided to offer the...

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