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Jimmy McGee · Jul 21, 2014

HTC One Mini Gets Sense 6, Control Tasker with Samsung Gear 2 – XDA Developer TV

HTC One Mini is receiving Sense 6! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is the comprehensive guide to help you get started with CyanogenMod Theme Development. Also, be sure the check out the article showing you how to control Tasker with your Samsung Gear 2! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other video released this weekend on XDA Developer...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 16, 2014

Regain Lost Functionality in HTC Car Mode with Xposed

If you're an HTC device owner and you frequently find yourself using your phone while on the road, you probably have become well acquainted with Car Mode. For those unaware, HTC Car Mode is a user interface mode that puts together all of the most useful functions that you may find yourself using while in the car. This includes navigation, your phone dialer, music, and voice commands. While Car Mode is  a great feature addition, HTC decided to limit its...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 9, 2014

XSense Brings Massive Customization to Sense-Based ROMs using Xposed

If you are an Xposed user and you own (or have owned) a Samsung or Nexus device, chances are that you've heard of XDA Recognized Developer wanam's fantastic Wanam Xposed modules. We first talked about wanam's module for Samsung TouchWiz ROMs back in August of last year. Not too long after, a similar module popped up for Nexus devices. For those who don't remember, these modules allow users to enjoy quite a few additional features and added customization without much effort. Now, wanam is back with...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 4, 2014

[OTA Captured] Sense 6 Update Finally Rolls Out to AT&T HTC One M7

Update: XDA Senior Member clsA was kind enough to capture and mirror the update for your early-access sideloading pleasure! Head over to this post to get started. __ This past Saturday, we talked about how the AT&T HTC One would finally catch up to the other M7 variants and receive its official update to HTC Sense 6. As a quick refresher, the update first made its way to the developer and unlocked variants of the HTC One M7 about three weeks ago. A couple days later, the T-Mobile variant...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 2, 2014

Moto E Kernel Source Released, Razr M/HD Get KitKat, Original Galaxy Gear Gets Tizen – XDA Developer TV

The original Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch gets an update to Tizen. That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews a few of the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the release of Sense 6 for the Verizon HTC One Max and the kernel source for the Moto E and KitKat source code for the Razr M/HD! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released...

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Will Verduzco · May 31, 2014

[OTA, RUU Available] Verizon HTC One Max Receives Sense 6

Over the past several weeks, we've seen several variants of HTC's former flagship M7 receive their official updates to Sense 6. This started with the Sense 6 roll out to developer and unlocked devices, and continued with updates to the T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T variants of the device. All of these M7 updates naturally lead many to wonder about the status of the M7's larger sibling, the HTC One Max. But other than a Sense 6 update for the Sprint variant released at the beginning of this...

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Will Verduzco · May 31, 2014

AT&T HTC One M7 to Join the Party and Receive Sense 6 Early Next Week

Two weeks ago, we saw the Sense 6 roll out to the developer and unlocked variants of the HTC One M7. A couple days later, the T-Mobile variant of the HTC One M7 receive its taste of Sense 6. And then earlier this week, we saw HTC Sense 6 updates roll out to the Verizon and the Sprint variants of the device. With so many M7 device variants receiving Sense 6 updates, many on America's second largest mobile carrier were quick...

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Will Verduzco · May 28, 2014

[OTA Captured, RUU Available] Sense 6 Now Rolling Out to Verizon HTC One M7

Back on Monday, HTC USA Product Manager Leigh Momii stated that the Sense 6 update for the Verizon HTC One M7 was set to roll out to consumer devices some time this week. When Sprint updated its support documents to state that the update would begin rolling out to its variant starting today, many wondered when the Verizon model would receive the update since it was announced first. Now, we've just gotten word that the rollout for the Verizon model has finally begun. Coming...

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Will Verduzco · May 28, 2014

Sense 6 Rollout to Begin Today for the Sprint HTC One M7

Just a couple days ago, we talked about how the Verizon HTC One M7 was poised to receive its update to Sense 6 some time later this week. Back then, we also speculated that the updates for the Sprint and AT&T models wouldn't be too far off since HTC listed them listed them as being undergoing certification in their software updates page. Thankfully, this speculation proved to be correct, as Sprint has now begun the process of rolling out the update to...

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Jimmy McGee · May 19, 2014

Android Silver to Kill Nexus Program? Moto E Gets TWRP and Root! Xposed 2.6 Released – XDA Developer TV

Sense 6 for the unlocked and developer edition HTC One M7 and T-Mobile variant has been released! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that Android Silver may possibly replace the Nexus program, as well as the system dump of the Moto E and how it now has TWRP and root! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos...

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Will Verduzco · May 17, 2014

[OTA Captured] T-Mobile HTC One M7 Gets Sense 6, M8 Gets Extreme Power Savings Mode

You may recall that just a few days ago, we saw a Sense 6-laden update roll out for the developer and unlocked HTC One. And a few months prior, we saw an update make its way to the Sprint HTC One M8 (2014), which brought the new Extreme Power Savings Mode. Now, two very similar updates are making their rounds to the T-Mobile HTC One M7 and T-Mobile HTC One (M8), respectively. First up, we have the last generation HTC One M7 on T-Mobile, which is now...

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Will Verduzco · May 16, 2014

[OTA Captured] Sense 6 Now Rolling Out to Unlocked and Developer HTC One M7

Just under a month ago, we talked about how HTC updated it software update page to display its progress in delivering Sense 6 to previous generation devices such as the HTC One M7. In the time since, we've seen certain variants of the the HTC One Max receive the update, and that only left us wondering when the previous One M7 would get to enjoy the Sense 6 goods as well. Luckily, the time is now, as HTC has begun rolling out a Sense...

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Will Verduzco · May 8, 2014

[OTA Captured] Sprint HTC One Max Receives Sense 6, Brings Features from the M8

Back at the tail end of last month, we talked about how HTC had updated its software update pages to display their progress in bringing Sense 6 to older devices. At the time, every available HTC One Max variant and practically all of the M7 devices were receiving carrier bloatware as part of the "integration" stage. Now less than one month later, almost all of these devices are  prepping for release in the "certification" phase. However, one stands above the rest in receiving the Sense 6 update first,...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 22, 2014

Verizon Droid DNA to Receive 4.4.2 KitKat + Sense 5.5 OTA This Thursday

The HTC Droid DNA is Verizon's close cousin to the Japanese HTC Butterfly. It launched all the way back at the tail end of 2012 with Android 4.1, which has since been officially updated to 4.2.2. Now, the device is about to skip over 4.3, and jump straight Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Droid DNA now have reason to rejoice, as HTC has received technical approval for its Android 4.4.2 + Sense 5.5 update on the DNA. As expected, this is not going to...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 21, 2014

HTC Updates Software Update Pages for Sense 6 Update on Last Gen Devices

Now that HTC's previous generation flagship devices are all enjoying their official upgrades to Android 4.4 KitKat, many have begun to wonder when these devices would receive the latest iteration of HTC's Sense UI. First seen on the HTC One M8, Sense 6 brings many key refinements to the Taiwanese OEM's signature interface such as a heavily updated launcher, improved aesthetics, and much more. You may recall that about a month ago, HTC's Sense 6 update plans were leaked out for...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 17, 2014

HTC Sense 6 Caught Running on the HTC One in Video Leak

Some time ago, we caught an early glimpse of where Samsung may be heading with its UI design. We later saw a few more hints of this upcoming UI, but unfortunately this has not made its way to consumer devices just yet. Now, a leaked video has appeared, showing what HTC is cooking in its UI design labs, and to say it looks nice would be quite the understatement. (more…)

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Samantha · Jan 4, 2014

HTC Desire HD Gets Sense 5.0 Port

The HTC Desire HD has quite the history. With a 4.3-inch screen on the outside and a single core 1GHz CPU on the inside, it became available all the way back in 2010, rocking some truly ancient software that'll challenge even the most studious of historians---namely Android 2.2 Froyo and HTC Sense 2.0. It was upgradeable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Sense 3.0, and was graciously promised by HTC an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich. Unfortunately, HTC didn't keep...

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Samantha · Dec 28, 2013

Sense 5.0 Ported to the HTC Pico (Explorer)

It's pretty much a proven, scientific fact that the HTC Pico (a.k.a. Explorer) is one heck of a trooper. Its 3.2 inch screen, 600 MHz processor, and 512 MB of RAM have seen more action than the latest and greatest devices out on the market right now. Having marched past Sense 4.0 without batting an eye, having Firefox OS for breakfast, and conquering dual booting, the Pico can now proudly boast Sense 5.0 on the trophy shelf. Accomplished by XDA Senior...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 30, 2013

Sense 5 Toolbox Brings Tons of Tweaking via Xposed

If you're an HTC Sense stalwart (not that there's anything wrong with that), and you've been longing for a bit more customization on your Sense 5 (or 5.5) ROM, there's a fantastic multi-purpose toolbox for you. XDA Senior Members langer hans and Mikanoshi created an Xposed-based toolbox that brings you a handful of customizable mods. One of the main features of the Sense 5 Toolbox is that it allows you to rearrange your quick control (EQS) tiles. And once you've found a setup...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 22, 2013

Sense 5 Appears on HD2, Device Still Alive and Kicking

To say that the HTC HD2 has survived the test of time would be a severe understatement. The device, which was first released four years ago should by all means already be in a museum. After all, judging by modern device longevity standards, our phones are obsolete often before we buy them thanks to upgraded models and healthy competition. Despite its advanced age, however, the HD2 is still thriving. There are new builds of operating systems never even intended for the device...

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