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Former Writer · Apr 13, 2012

Solve Your Sensation WiFi Problems and Learn More About HTCDev Unlock

It appears that unlocking your bootloader through HTC Dev can cause a few problems on a few devices. Nothing serious, mind you, but enough for contributors around XDA to put up tutorials and fixes to help people get it fixed. It is also very unclear to a number of users as to what unlocking via HTCDev actually does. Fortunately, for those carrying the HTC Sensation, your questions and fixes are all in one place. XDA Senior Member trkaaa has written up a very...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 10, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.1

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: touch-based recoveries are the future. Aside from giving end users easier access to device firmware modification, they add a much needed element of polish to the Android hacking experience. While some may say that these upgrade recoveries take away from the feelings of thrill and excitement, I argue that they offer a more efficient interface and enable some truly unique new features not available in the recoveries of yesteryear. In a...

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Former Writer · Mar 25, 2012

AIO Mod for Sensation Brings Tweaks and Theming to Sense 3.6

Development for the HTC Sensation has been on fire recently. With a number of exceptional modifications, ROMs, and miscellaneous developments going on recently; the Sensation has been given a second wind of development. And, of course, from initial developments comes developments from those developments such as new ROMs getting mods, tweaks, and themes. XDA Senior Member jerrytan93 has released an all-in-one mod that adds some fun tweaks and mods along with some good theming for users to enjoy. It can be used...

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Former Writer · Mar 21, 2012

An Overview of the LeeDroid Tweaks Mod Pack

Every now and again, there are is a tweak, a mod or a tool that most users can't imagine not having. Things like Theme Chooser on CyanogenMod or the Rosie re-map function for most HTC devices, some modifications are so useful that they become common place in ROM feature lists. This is the case with LeeDroid tweaks, a mod pack by XDA Recognized Developer j4n87 that has become so popular that most ROM devs have added the tweaks to their ROMs,...

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Ian Stacy · Mar 20, 2012

HTC Delivers ICS Kernel Source Code for the Sensation, Sensation XE and Vivid

HTC has always had a good relationship with its users, by industry standards.  They've made several game-changing decisions in the past year, including unlocking device bootloaders and confirming Ice Cream Sandwich support for a wide range of handsets, including some that were lower range than most competitors bothered to support. Now, continuing in an effort to improve that relationship,  HTC is challenging the idea that the company is slow to deliver source code for its devs and fans! HTC 's...

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Former Writer · Mar 20, 2012

HTC Sensation ICS Camera Mod Brings True 1080p Video Recording and More

One of the tougher things when working with future Android versions that haven't yet been released for a device is getting all the features that worked on prior Android versions working on the new ones. Things like camera, 4G data, Bluetooth, and MMS are the kinds of features that take more time to port than things like 3G data and sound. Thankfully, they usually do get ported and it's a very, very good day when they do. For those running...

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orb3000 · Mar 15, 2012

HTC Sensation Is Now Unbrickable

[Update: This modification has been temporarily pulled because many people were damaging their devices by not following instructions. The modification will be reinstated when simpler instructions are developed.] Often times, much development work centers around a few key devices. This core group of devices has historically included the legendary HTC HD2, the Desire HD, and lately the HTC Sensation, which was one of the first devices to receive a custom ROM loaded with Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 3.6. The...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 14, 2012

HTC Details its Ice Cream Sandwich Update Plan

The billion dollar question right now in the Android world is whether or not your device will receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As they so humorously put it: Few innovations have improved upon ice cream as much putting it between two cookies and making a sandwich. Which is why we all want Ice Cream Sandwich! Ok, that’s not the real reason, but we’re all excited about Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, coming to HTC. While there is constant speculation...

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David Watt · Mar 13, 2012

Virtuous Team Brings HTC One S Port to the HTC Sensation and HTC Evo 3D

The HTC Sensation and HTC Evo 3D were recently treated to an eagerly anticipated Sense 4.0 port by Virtuous development team. These ports were based on the leaked HTC Endeavor RUU, meaning a lot of widgets and apps had to be resized, due to the difference in screen resolution between the two devices and the HTC Endeavor (now known as the HTC One X). Today, on behalf of the Virtuous development team, Recognized Developer mdeejay brings us the first custom ROM for these two...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 8, 2012

HTC Sensation Receives Official ICS Update – Nordic Countries Only

It looks like the time has finally come for HTC device owners. After lots of promises, blood, sweat, and tears, we are finally seeing one of the largest handset manufacturers come out with the much anticipated ICS update for their 2011 line up of devices. The first reports started coming in this morning where a member got a notification update of an impending OTA, which was about 297 MB in size. XDA Forum Member FnH84 went a step further and caught this...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 25, 2012

Virtuous S4X Brings Custom Sense 4 ROM to the HTC Sensation and EVO 3D GSM

The HTC Sensation and EVO 3D have seen many Ice Cream Sandwich builds come and go in their respective development sections. However, the ICS development work to date for the devices have either been based on Sense 3 or derived from the Android Open Source Project. On behalf of the Virtuous development team, XDA Recognized Developer m-deejay brings us the first custom Sense 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM for these similar devices. The custom ROM is based on the leaked HTC Endeavour RUU 0.96.401.2,...

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orb3000 · Feb 24, 2012

HTC Sensation and Sensation XE ICS ROMs Leak

We already know that the HTC Sensation and Sensation XE will be the first devices to receive official Ice Cream Sandwich goodness from the Taiwanese giant, followed shortly by the Sensation XL. We also know that a test ROM was given to some people in Europe and Asia as part of a "soak build." Now we have two ICS RUU (ROM Update Utility) leaks for Sensation and Sensation XE. XDA Recognized Developer mike1986, brings us the leaks: RUU_PYRAMID_LE_ICS_35_S_HTC_Europe_3.30.401.101_Radio_11.69.3504.00U_11.22.3504.07_M_test_240583 (Sensation XE) RUU_PYRAMID_ICS_HTC_Europe_3.30.401.1_Radio_11.69.3504.00U_11.22.3504.07_M_test_240585...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 21, 2012

Liberate Your Unlocked Sensation or EVO 3D with Dumlock

UPDATE: HTC Dumlock has now been updated to work seamlessly with any aftermarket recovery. Full details can be found directly on the TeamWin website. When we first learned that HTC would be unlocking the bootloaders of its devices, enthusiasts everywhere relished the idea of complete device freedom. Later, HTC started to make true on its promise by unlocking its Verizon and AT&T bootloaders. Unfortunately, though, all was not perfect with HTC's unlock tool. Unlocking an HTC Sensation or EVO 3D using the official method results in being...

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Former Writer · Feb 13, 2012

WiFi Problem Solved; Radio Flashing Problem Explained for HTC Sensaton

Some users have been having a lot of problems with the HTC dev bootloader unlock method. Not only does it not completely unlock the bootloader, but it causes problems with flashing things such as kernels and radios. This problem is especially present on the HTC Sensation, who suffer from issues such as not being able to flash some radio files and some kernels, unless installed in a specific manner, can cause some problems such as WiFi problems. XDA Senior Member...

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orb3000 · Feb 7, 2012

HTC Dresses Sensation In White Ice To Receive ICS

We already knew to expect that the HTC Sensation was getting an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, but what we didn´t expect was that also will receive a white version as well. We have already seen Sensation XL in white and it looks quite nice. Currently, the Sensation comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a dual core MSM8260 Snapdragon at 1.GHz and S-LCD capacitive touchscreen with 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches. The white version has the same specs as the one we...

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liwen · Dec 21, 2011

First HTC Sense ICS ROM Released for Sensation

If you like HTC Sense and which you could have it with a dose of Ice Cream Sandwich, your wait is over: XDA Recognized Developer robocik has posted the first ICS ROM with Sense 3.5 for the HTC Sensation. The ROM is still a beta, but most of the core functionality works just fine, and even includes Face Unlock, among other ICS features. To download, click on to the discussion thread.

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Will Verduzco · Dec 8, 2011

Save Your Hardware Buttons, Lose the Heartache With 4EXT Recovery Touch

Up, up, down, down, menu, back, power. Sound familiar? If you've ever used a standard Android recovery, I'm sure it does. Why is it that accessing the recovery partition on a modern, touch-screen device feels a little like entering the Konami code? Thanks to 4EXT Recovery Touch by XDA forum member madmaxx82, this is no longer the case for the HTC Sensation, Desire S, Incredible S / 2, Desire HD / Inspire 4G, and Desire Z /G2. Making full use of...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 6, 2011

Hack to Your Heart’s Content With Android Flasher

As we've stated in the past, one of the highlights of the Android OS is how it allows you to customize almost every aspect to your every whim. Often times, however, you wish to change more than the superficial by delving into the world of radio, bootloader, recovery, and splash screen modification. Assuming you have already achieved S-Off status on your device, XDA forum member danward brings us the perfect tool for your hacking needs. Assuming you have USB debugging enabled and...

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Sam Caplat · Nov 28, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich Ports Progress Report

Ice Cream Sandwich ports are highly sought after, given the hype and price of the phone that runs it. However, providing there is support behind development, there is every chance you can run it on your device. This article is here to list the current ICS ports on our most popular  forums and their individual stages in progress. Should your device not be listed below, you can always visit your device's development forum on XDA and search for any ROMs...

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orb3000 · Nov 23, 2011

BR CameraMOD For HTC Sensation

If you happen to have the HTC Sensation, you may be aware of the work done by XDA member |ErosizeD|. For those of you who are not BR CameraMod promises to increase your camera powers: video quality can be enjoyed at 1080p @40mbps as well and the mods are presented with the following improvements: CyanogenMod ROM´s Better image quality ( compression set to 0% ). Higher bitrate values 8mbps up to 20mbps only HD working. ( 1080 not working due kernel...

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