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orb3000 · Oct 31, 2011

Fix Headphones Cutting Out On HTC Sensation

According to some Sensation owners, there is an issue with music playback cutting out, or songs skipping back and forth and pausing randomly while on headphones. XDA member zmfl worked out a simple solution to correct the aforementioned problem, which occurs once headphones come in contact with the metal, you may not be aware until some months of use when the isolating paint starts to come out. The method is as simple as placing a small piece of isolating tape...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 27, 2011

Security Vulnerability #2 On HTC Devices (PoC #2) – WiMax Leaks

I know that it has been a few weeks already, but we finally have green light to keep on going with our exclusive series of security holes on HTC's latest devices. In case you just tuned in on the whole issue, we will be talking about vulnerabilities found on HTC handsets across the globe, particularly on the EVO family of devices as well as some of the newer ones like the HTC Sensation and Kingdom. XDA Recognized Developer TrevE has been doing...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 24, 2011

Fix Found For Touchscreen Blues For Sensation Owners

It seems that Sensation owners have had a few issues since purchasing this brand new offering by HTC. According to several reports across the web, the device in question seems to have problems with the touchscreen which start manifesting within a week or so after use. Certain areas of the screen become unresponsive with no apparent reason behind it. After a lot of testing and trial and error, the faulty screen was attributed to the ground to the device's body...

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orb3000 · Sep 20, 2011

Turn your HTC Sensation Into a HTC Sensation XE

So, you just bought a Sensation and just when you get it on your hands, HTC announces an update. Well, don´t worry because XDA Recognized Developer mike1986. just cooked a new ROM based on the Sensation XE with Beats Audio technology, and moreover it comes overclocked to 1.5 GHz with real dual core support. Other nice stuff included is the improved Andreno200 configuration, it has enabled GPU UI rendering, SD Card speed tweak, battery auto-calibration, a data partition special speed...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 15, 2011

Sense Haters…. CM7 Arrives For The Sensation

If there is one thing that is real about Android is that there is enough variation to please most people out there. Some people just flat out refuse to use Sense in their devices and prefer lighter roms such as AOSP. As many of you know, the most famous one in this category is CyanogenMod, which works with a wide variety of devices. Thanks to the efforts of XDA Recognized Developer persiansown, the HTC Sensation has been added to this ever...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 13, 2011

HTC Responds Once Again…

A couple of weeks ago, you may remember that we posted an official response stemming directly from HTC regarding privacy and security of data (link to previous article). Not being entirely happy with the response, XDA Recognized Developer TrevE decided to take it upon himself to dig out some more stuff regarding the apps and pieces of code that were actually doing all the collection. He came up with a rather nice list of apps, most of which he has been working...

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Ben Elliott · Sep 7, 2011

Fix Developed for Jaggy Sensation Navbar

It's hard to deny that the HTC Sensation is a good looking device: HTC's instantly recognisable taste in hardware styling combined with a revamped Sense interface running on a qHD resolution, 4.3" screen really make for a treat to the eyes. Yet, in some places the device doesn't seem as aesthetically polished as you might expect. XDA member and Sensation owner binarybulge was disappointed to find that the navigation bar running along the bottom of the Sense homescreen just wasn't up to...

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orb3000 · Aug 27, 2011

First HTC Sensation ROM With Enabled Full Dual-Core Support

Do you know how dual core processors work? They contain two central processing units integrated into one circuit, just think of it as a four-lane highway as opposed to a two-lane one. Dual-core processors can handle twice as much data without making the processors themselves any faster. XDA Recognized Developer mike1986. presented today the first HTC Sensation ROM capable of full dual-core support. Basically, this means that you will take full advantage of the new processor giving you more smoothness...

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Sam Caplat · Aug 8, 2011

[BREAKING] HTC OpenSense SDK and Kernel Source Code Released!

It's been too long, really. We all wanted this to be released a long time ago, but with HTC being HTC, it wasn't. If you follow developments from HTC, you'll know that they recently announced that they'll be unlocking the bootloaders on the Sensation and EVO 3D, about months later than potentially helpful. They also recently released the kernel source code for the Incredible 2, but it would have helped for it to actually, you know, work. At 11 AM...

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orb3000 · Aug 5, 2011

Finally HTC offering web Bootloader unlock

XDA member kaintfm let us know some great news for all HTC lovers with newer devices out there. According to HTC´s Facebook page, the Bootloader Unlock tool will be web-based, require a valid email address, a device-specific token, and it will require your consent to void parts of the warranty. After all is said and done, you will be given a code which will unlock the phone's bootloader permanently. The first unlocker will be for the global HTC Sensation, followed...

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orb3000 · Aug 1, 2011

AlphaRevX & Unrevoked S-Off Tool Released for HTC Specific Devices

A few days ago, XDA member MohamedYousri told us about the latest achievement by the alliance between AlphaRevX & Unrevoked. This tool, called Revolutionary, is the first major collaboration between two development groups. The term revolutionary was due because of some of the mechanisms by which we gain S-OFF. This new tool allows S-Off and NAND write access to a whole slew of modern HTC phones: Revolutionary currently supports the following Android phones and HBOOT versions: HTC Desire (bravo) 0.93.0001...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 19, 2011

S-OFF For Pyramid Coming Soon!

It looks as if the mighty has fallen yet once again. This is something that has been expected for a while but it seems that we may be just days away from a full S-OFF on the Sensation's hboot. Yes, you read correctly, the once deemed uncrackable security measure imposed by HTC on the new device line up has been cracked, and just a few days after temp root was achieved. This means that not only will you be able...

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orb3000 · Jul 11, 2011

HTC Will Roll Out Unlocked Bootloaders for Sensation and EVO 3D

Sunday is no longer a relaxing day in the mobile world. Just a few hours ago -at the time we were writing this article- and thanks to XDA member kurtis.austin2, we learned via HTC social channels that Senstation and EVO 3D owners will be able to unlock their bootloaders! According to the source, We announce today that software updates to support bootloader unlocking will begin rolling out in August for the global HTC Sensation, followed by the HTC Sensation 4G on...

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orb3000 · Jun 18, 2011

Collection – CWM Recovery [WIP], Unsecure BOOT, ENG H-BOOT, And S-OFF for HTC Sensation

With the arrival of the HTC Sensation, members and developers who want the device started gathering all the tools required for cooking and modifying. XDA member Bin4ry placed a great thread where he collected many goodies for you to play with. You will find Unsecured Boot.img (gives you a root adb shell), ENG Hboot (enables more HBoot commands), and recovery files. All these tools should be used only on S-OFF devices. The recovery for the Sensation will be able to...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 10, 2011

Sense 3.0 May Become Available in Pre-Sensation Devices

It is amazing how HTC has been able to turn the page on what it could have meant an absolute PR disaster as well as a sharp drop in sales. Listening to customer complains, HTC decided that it would no longer lock the bootloaders for the upcoming devices HTC Sensation, Kingdom, and so on. However, it seems that HTC's involvement with the community and the people who buy their stuff is far from over. Apparently, they quite enjoyed the overwhelming...

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orb3000 · Jun 8, 2011

HTC Sensation Bootloader Will Be Unlocked

As you may remember a few weeks ago, HTC announced that its bootloaders won´t be unlocked. Now, thanks to XDA member mushweed, we learned some amazing news directly for HTC's headquarters. According to a chat through the official HTC live chat, it seems that the HTC Sensation bootloader will be unlocked! HTC said to stay tuned to their official channels for ongoing updates on how they will be implementing this policy. As of the time that this article was written,...

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egzthunder1 · May 2, 2011

Update: m10 File Tools Finally Released!!!

Well, it really didn't take the devs much time. Just this morning, we published an article describing a new set of tools that will be crucial for devs working on Sense 3.0 ports to be able to reduce the image sizes and get them to "fit" the screen. XDA members Flemmard and DiamondBack2010 have finally released their set of tools to work with these new files. The tool set will allow you to decompile, edit, and re-compile the .m10 files, thus allowing...

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egzthunder1 · May 2, 2011

.m10 Decompiler Available Soon

You may recall a while back, almost right after the HTC Sensation port became available, that there was an article about instructions provided by XDA member r2DoesInc on how to help with porting the new Sense 3.0 base along with all of its 3D-licious widgets. In this article, the developer also mentions that one of the biggest hurdles in porting this was a set of files with extension .m10 that were all throughout the rom, which were basically files that...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 20, 2011

Working On The Sense 3.0 Port? Here’s Something Useful…

XDA-developers has been dancing to this particular beat for a very long time. Many of you who have joined after 2008 will probably have no clue about this, but when the original Manila 3D (precursor to Sense) came about, HTC claimed that it would be impossible for older hardware to run it (even the HTC Tilt, which was their top of the line device before the Diamond and TP hit the market). Devs got functional ports of the UI and...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 16, 2011

Send In the Droids… HD2 Gets a Taste of Sensation

It seems like it was just yesterday when the dump for the HTC Sensation was posted in our boards (in fact, it was 2 days ago, but who keeps track of these things?) Just yesterday, the first booting port appeared in the Desire HD section. Devs all around XDA are scrambling to get functional ports in each respective section. The next successful port of this Rom is has been accomplished in the HD2 section. XDA member imilka has a working...

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