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Posts Tagged: HTC Sensation

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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 flash ROMs on s-off devices very soon.
Remember that this tools should be used carefully. If you did use them, please leave your feedback.

Originally posted by Bin4ry
[COLLECTION] CWM Recovery [WIP], unsecure BOOT, ENG H-BOOT for S-OFF users

Hi,

this is a development & collection Thread. The PG58IMG.ZIP files can be flashed through SD-CARD in HBoot Mode. This works only for S-OFF users. If you don’t have S-OFF you cannot use the files. There is no way to get S-OFF on a normal S-ON phone now.

Unsecured Boot.img (give you a root adb shell):
http://81.89.105.12/~bin4ry/boot/PG58IMG.zip Europe
http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta…1&d=1307966840 Asia (thanks to jerryzyl)

ENG Hboot (enables more HBoot commands, not necessary for most users):
[thanks Rahan95 for dumping ]
http://81.89.105.12/~bin4ry/hboot/PG58IMG.zip

I’m trying to get the CWM Recovery working. It would be helpful if S-OFF users flash it and report what’s working and what’s not. ATM we have a screen issue that i’m trying to fix. So it would be nice if you make photos and attach them to your post. Also please attach the 2 files:
/tmp/recovery.log
/tmp/log_bin4ry.txt

Continue to the original thread to find more.

sense3

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 positive response to consumer requests and they have decided to start listening a bit more. XDA member GODZSON was participating in a Facebook conversation between a few people and HTC, and someone requested, or rather asked, if there was a possibility of getting the newest version of Sense (3.0) in older devices like the Desire S (if you can call this device “old”). Well, here is HTC’s official statement on this matter:

“There are aspects of the latest HTC Sense that won’t work on some of our previous devices. We are working to incorporate other aspects that will”

I guess HTC should look into our beloved little site a bit more often. They are right in the sense that certain aspects of the UI will not work on many models. Most of these are related to hardware differences between them. For instance, when the Kingdom port was opened up and the Sense 3.0 framework and widgets were analyzed, it was found that many of these had 3D elements, which of course would not be compatible with a device running a non-3D screen or carrying a 3D camera. Also, graphic drivers are a problem (in fact, the biggest problem according to some of our devs). But other than that, Sense 3.0 has been ported to multiple devices including the EVO 4G, Desire HD, and a couple of others. And truth be told, they are working amazingly well, minus a few glitches of course. Everything else has already been tackled for them. All widgets have been re-sized to fit snugly and well in a WVGA device screen (keep in mind that these were designed for a qHD screen, which has a higher resolution), so that part is done. The infamous weather app is almost completely ported in the Kingdom ports as well as others. Personally, I am running a GB rom (Synergy by XDA members XxXViRuSXxXmyn, and a few others) on my EVO which is running a Sense 2.1 base rom with about 80% of the elements from Sense 3.0, and weather works better in my EVO than it does on the HTC Flyer, which actually is running Sense 2.1 for tablets, which happens to be almost identical to Sense 3.0. Did I mention that this rom is in pre-beta? Maybe, HTC should look in here if they need help.

So, is this the sign of a new beginning for HTC? Does this mean that they will start supporting their devices for longer than 6 months before scraping it for newer models? How far back do you think their support will go to? Please share your thoughts with us.

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Thanks GODZSON for the tip!

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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, no more information has come up on how or when HTC will be implementing this but sooner or later we will have it unlocked!

We will keep monitoring this topic and as soon as there is something new, we will update you.

Originally posted by mushweed
HTC – New Information about unlocking

New information giving by HTC for the HTC Sensation

“We are currently developing new bootloader unlocked software for your phone. HTC is still committed to allowing our customers to unlock the bootloaders if they wish, however we are still implementing the policy and many updates were already finalized prior to our change in policy. We apologize for the inconvenience, but be assured that we are working on a solution for our customers and our commitment has not changed.”

So they wanna do it like Sony Ericsson…

Continue to the discussion thread.

m10

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 you to manipulate all the graphics in this new UI.

The devs have clearly stated that they tools are still in beta stage. However, they have provided some screenshots that will pretty much speak for themselves (all widgets fitting perfectly on the screen). Again, as stated before, if you don’t know how to do any of this, you may want to read up a bit on how to modify such files, else you may end up using a lot of time for no reason. If you are ready to get down and dirty, download the tool and help out with the development!

DiamondBack2010 and me are proud to release new tools for modding Sense !
Since Sense 3.0, people wondered about these m10 files, and there you go !
m10Tools allows you to decompile/edit/recompile these m10 files.
The use of the M10 Editor is recommended !

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Thanks Flemmard and DiamondBack2010 for the tip!

Sense 3.0 logo

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 included several parameters and pieces of code needed for the port as well as all the needed tools to resize the images for lower resolution devices, but that were all encoded in non readable format and that they contained values and parameters of unknown purpose.

In order to solve this problem, XDA members Flemmard and Diamondback2010 have created a compiler / decompiler to use with these .m10 files. Being able to see and edit what is in these files should be extremely helpful in the process of porting into older devices. So, even though this was posted in the Desire HD section, it should be an invaluable tool or any devs working on the port, regardless of the device being worked on.

The tools are currently in alpha stage and will be released shortly. If you find anything interesting, make sure that you share your findings with the rest of your respective community.

We now have an m10 decoder. This should make us able to resize things at will. All credits to Flemmard and Diamondback

The devs have not made an official thread for their official release yet and have kindly asked that whatever versions are floating around to not be used. Please be advised that these versions floating around in other threads are not supported.

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Sense 3.0 logo

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 roms for virtually every device on XDA. However, the journey to get this going was not an easy one. Most images and animations were compiled in lua and were made exclusively for VGA devices (keep in mind that the grand majority of devices back then were QVGA). Only a handful of developers were able to get some progress going on these ports. Some of them were successful, some others were not. Right now, history seems to be repeating itself with the leak for the HTC Sensation. Most devs in the high end device fora are trying to iron out the kinks to get the 3D UI going for the “old devices” like the EVO, Thunderbolt, Desire HD, and Inspire 4G. XDA member r2DoesInc made a very interesting post in the port thread for the Thunderbolt where he states that the biggest problems with everything being out of resolution is not a matter of screen density, or some values hidden in some xml files. The issue lies within some files with extension .m10, which according to the dev are not files in readable format and that contain some values that are for some unknown function or process (needless to say, I am paraphrasing this).

In an attempt to help others get into the development of this new UI, the dev has put together a very comprehensive tutorial on the tools needed to try and crack this one open. Keep in mind that this is only for experienced devs. The devs working in the project will not be helping others with basic set up questions. If you are able to contribute to the project somehow, please leave your feedback and findings.

So I’m sure all of you realize that the biggest issue with this rom is the screen not fitting. Theres a huge group of developers working on this over on the DesireHD, and they have come a huge way so far.

The issue isn’t the image size, isn’t in some xmls, no, not that simple. The issue are these .m10 files. These are files that tie in with the new libmode10 and fusion graphics engine. basically, it means we have a non-human readable file with a buch of crap in there, and some relevant values that we aren’t quite positive of.

This is going to get complicated, so if your not tech savvy, you should just leave this to someone else, because I’m not going to get into setup details etc. You need to have some idea of what your doing beforehand. All the tools needed for this can be found at the bottom of the post.

You can find more information in the original post.

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Thanks Captainkrtek for the tip and enemia for the art work!

HD2 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 Rom for this great device. Needless to say, there are many non-functional features such as the fact that the camera is broken (go figure). However, unlike the Desire HD, this one seems to have a lot more going for it, like the fact that all radios seem to be functional and EGL graphics, while a bit buggy, are working.
If you have an HD2 and would like to take this for a spin, make sure that you leave some feedback.

  • It boots 
  • Touchscreen
  • EGL acceleration (however, still buggy)
  • Radio ( Calls, SMS )
  • Mobile data
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Tethering (should)
  • GPS (should)
  • Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth A2DP music playback & calls
  • Sound

You can find more information in the port thread.

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Thanks htcfreak for the tip!

pyr2

And just a day after the dump was discovered floating around in 911sniper, it seems that the race to get the first “working” (maybe I should say booting at this point) port of the newest HTC Sensation has finally come to an end. The lucky winner was the Desire HD thanks to XDA member capychimp. The rom called RCMixHD is in alpha stages at this point, which means, in essence, that about 60-70 percent of the rom is either buggy or non-functional, but considering this is the first custom rom ever to be sporting the new UI, we honestly don’t care too much at this point. As with every port, things will slowly be developed to get everything functional sooner or later… did I mention that the rom has working Sense 3.0?

This is fantastic news for all Desire HD owners out there (and obviously for owners of similar hardware like the EVO, Thunderbolt, and Inspire). If you have tried this rom and have played with Sense 3.0, please leave some feedback.

Known bugs:

  • Camera
  • Camcorder
  • Friendstream widget
  • Images needs resizing
  • Sound effects (srs) on music
  • more i dont know

You can find more information in the port thread.

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HTC Sense 3.0 in Older Devices?

April 15, 2011   By:

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For those of us loving the new HTC Sense 3.0 UI that we can see on the new Evo 3D or the Sensation, the first question that comes to mind is if it will be possible to port it into older devices. XDA member cjward23 told us about an article which mentions that only Evo 3D, Sensation, and Flyer will be capable of running the new HTC Sense 3.0. What do you think?
We leave this article open for discussion to know what members and developers think. Some of us think the great minds on XDA will find a way to port this sooner or later!
Please leave your opinion.

Originally posted by cjward23
Challenge set by htc: HTC Sense 3.0

Just read this over at engadget http://m.engadget.com/default

I’m sure the devs here will get it working on our current handsets.

The challenge is on.

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HTC Sensation Forum Added

April 13, 2011   By:

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It has been an interesting week for HTC, as they have unveiled their new flagship devices: the HTC Sensation (also known as the HTC Pyramid). According to HTC’s official website, this phone is a multimedia super-phone, and judging from the specs… they are not kidding. The new phone was shown at the HTC UK Event this past Monday and the official specs, finally revealed. It sports a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, which is bound to give your phone plenty of room to breathe with processor hungry applications, a crisp 4.3 inch qHD screen, front and rear cameras (with the latter being an 8 MP camera), the latest version of Sense, and much more. The device is comparable in power with the anticipated HTC EVO 3D, and in fact it is very similar with the difference that the 3D has… well, 3D capability.

Now that the intros are formalized, you will probably be happy to know that we have added a section for this device. It may be a tad early but the device will hit the shelves soon. Plus, as it is traditional, leaked dumps tend to show up without much anticipation, so we wanted to get ready for it this time. If you have any information about this new device, please share it with the rest of the community.

You can visit the HTC Sensation’s home on XDA.

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