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Unofficial CM12 for the HTC Sensation

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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 12 port was built by XDA Recognized Contributor shantur. The ROM is still in the testing phase, but the list of working items is quite impressive. According to developer most things, if not everything, is working. There are some reports regarding the Wi-Fi c. . . READ ON »

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Sense 5 ROM Appears on the HTC Sensation

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When the  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 of newer flagships from the Taiwanese company.

As expected, the first-party OEM love gradually faded away once the One X and One entered the picture. Accordingly, official upgrade support for the device topped out at Andro. . . READ ON »

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HTC Sensation Gets Unofficial Alpha CM10.1

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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 do we have to look forward to?

Well, as you may be aware, Google has released an incremental update under the same code name, which takes the OS to version 4.2, and very recently a minor bug fix release, which takes it to 4.2.1. Good folks in our forums, like XDA Recognized Developer bruce2728 have decid. . . READ ON »

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Android 4.2 Mod Pack for the HTC Sensation

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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 Senior Member Plancton.fr has released a mod pack full of Android 4.2 applications to tide users over until the real deal gets released. Included in the mod pack are a number of apps, including:

-Android 4.2 keyboard, completely fixed with no force closes.
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Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.3

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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 includes:

Rebased onto AOSP Jelly Bean source code
Rewrote backup, restore, wipe, and mount code in C++ classes for easier maintenance going forward
NOTE: backups from prior versions of TWRP are still compatible with 2.3
ADB sideload functionality from AOSP is included in 2.3, see this link for more info
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USB OTG for the HTC Sensation on ICS Sense ROMs

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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, XDA Senior Member SebastianFM decided this wasn’t good enough and has enabled this feature in his custom kernel.

The kernel itself is based upon the latest sources from HTC, and is compatible with Android 4.0 Sense based ROMs. It includes a wealth of extra features . . . READ ON »

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Undervolt Any Sensation Kernel

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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 uses the popular AROMA Installer to allow users to choose the degree of undervolting used. To change it, users simply need to re-flash the mod and choose a new setting.

To use the mod, it is suggested that users start at -. . . READ ON »

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Bootloader Customization Now Open to More S-Off HTC Devices

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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.

The process for a developer to port this is not hard. XDA Recognized Contributor regaw_leinad, who developed the application and plugin, takes a time out from the stags (yes, that’s really him) to explain how:

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Jelly Bean Alpha for the Sensation and Amaze 4G

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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 AOSP to the Sensation. HTC Amaze users get the goods thanks to XDA Recognized Developer sportsstar89, who actually brought AOSP in the form of CyanogenMod 10. Both ROMs are alpha releases, which means there’s a pretty decent list of things working a. . . READ ON »

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