POSTS TAGGED: HTC Sensation
Posted May 6, 2012 at 02:30 pm by Former Writer
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 root method.
This is the case on the HTC Sensation, which has recently been updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. Luckily, XDA Forum Member theSnakeX has put up the method for unrooted ICS users to root their devices should they be in the awkward . . . READ ON »
Posted April 23, 2012 at 06:00 am by egzthunder1
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 olive branch and simply gave up on locking the HBOOT. In fact, they themselves provided a way to unlock this and allow the flashing of custom code on the devices (of course, your warranty flew out the window if you did). Several giants came along such as Re. . . READ ON »
Posted April 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm by Former Writer
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 nice thread that not only explains exactly what HTC Dev is designed to do, but identifies the most common problems with unlocking the bootloader this way and has listed ways to fix those issues.
The explanation and fixes are very thorough and very friendly t. . . READ ON »
Posted April 10, 2012 at 05:00 pm by Will Verduzco
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 rather large update to what is arguably the most popular touch-based recovery around, XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy presents to us Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP, for short) version 2.1. Aside from simply b. . . READ ON »
Posted March 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm by Former Writer
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 on any number of ROMs, but was built based on the framework of ROMs with Sense 3.6. The mod itself makes a lot of changes in anywhere from the framework to the Rosie even down to even modifying some s. . . READ ON »
Posted March 21, 2012 at 04:00 am by Former Writer
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, and those who haven’t have been urged by their users to do so.
The modification, available for the HTC Sensation and both the GSM and CDMA flavors of the HTC EVO 3D, gives users an application that can apply a very large number of mods from the MIUI battery bar to removi. . . READ ON »
Posted March 20, 2012 at 01:30 pm by Ian Stacy
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 relationship with the community definitely grew tighter this past weekend when the company released the Ice Cream Sandwich Kernel Source for the HTC Sensation, the HTC Sensation XE and the HTC Vivid. . . READ ON »
Posted March 20, 2012 at 03:00 am by Former Writer
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 ICS on an HTC Sensation, your cameras can now function even better than ever thanks to a modification by XDA Forum Member NODO-GT. The mod, which is flashable over ClockworkMod Recovery, allows the HTC Sensationto record uncompressed video and audio. It not only a. . . READ ON »
Posted March 15, 2012 at 09:00 am by orb3000
[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 development work continues, as XDA Forum Member dexter93 lets us know about the alpha version of the Unbrickable tool for Sensation. This tool will help writesecureflag bricked devices a. . . READ ON »