POSTS TAGGED: HTC Sense

Sense 5 Toolbox Brings Tons of Tweaking via Xposed

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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 that works for you, you can backup the tile order so that your next ROM flash doesn’t clear the order. There are also a handful of other modifications such as tweaks to your physical buttons, an a. . . READ ON »

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Sense 5 Appears on HD2, Device Still Alive and Kicking

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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 being ported at lightning pace. The latest addition? None other than HTC’s latest and greatest iteration of their Sense overlay.

The porting work comes courtesy of XDA Senior Members aazzam16661gilbert32, dungphp, and a . . . READ ON »

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Display Your HTC Pride with These Forum Sigs

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Do you consider yourself a die hard HTC fan? If so, we can’t blame you. Their latest flagship, the HTC One, has been a great success, combining great build quality, snappy internals, and a remarkable screen.

If you’re a fan, we wouldn’t be surprised if you already have something in your forum signature displaying your patronage to Taiwan’s most prominent smartphone manufacturer. However, having more options is never a bad thing.

XDA Forum Member Sgt-Obst created and shared a collection of HTC-loving banners. Stylish and sleek, these 500 x 100 images are perfectly sized for use in your forum signature. Images for the HTC One, HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC One Mini, and HTC Sensation XE . . . READ ON »

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MyHUB Distribution Network for all Sense ROM Developers

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As a developer, making sure that your users are running the latest version of your creation is always a challenge. This is then compounded when you’re dealing with modifications such as kernels, ROMs, and skins rather than applications that can be set to automatically update through Google Play. In order to help alleviate this, XDA Senior Member mikrosmile created myHUB to serve as a hub for all Sense-based ROM developers.

The project originally began as an addition to the DarkSense ROM on the HTC Sensation, as a way to seamlessly provide updates and compatible downloads. However, now the application has been rebuilt with additional features such as an OTA engine and more.

 So what can you . . . READ ON »

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HTC First Receives Sense 4 Port

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Whether you love it or loathe it, the HTC First and its Facebook-centric user interface happened. It was only a matter of time, however, before people became tired of being constantly bombarded with vague, asinine status updates and pictures of other people pets/children doing things that pets/children do. While you can always use it as a (close to) stock Android device, some actually favor Sense UI. And since it’s made by HTC, I suppose the obvious choice would be to use Sense on the First. Now you can, thanks to XDA Forum Moderator jmz.

It’s not often that HTC releases a device without their trademark Sense interface. We’ve seen quite a few nonsense devices from them in the past, but a non-se. . . READ ON »

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First Sense 4.1 ROM for HTC Sensation XL

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Even though the HTC Sensation XL has been available since May 2011, there is still a dedicated community trying to keep the phone as up-to-date as possible. XDA Senior Member S.a.M.e.R_d released a ROM that allows XL users to enjoy the full benefits of Sense 4.1.

Currently, the ROM is on its seventh build, and the change log shows that there has been some rapid development since it first went live in December of last year. Common problems with early ROMs such as front and back facing camera issues seem to be fixed in the latest build, as well as apps that you will only find in an HTC Sense device.

S.a.M.e.R_d has also created a host of modifications that are ready to be installed on builds 6 and 7 of the ROM. Batter. . . READ ON »

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5 Myths of Custom OEM Android Skins – AOSP, Sense, TouchWiz – XDA Developer TV

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Android version 4.2.2 of Jelly Bean has arrived on the Nexus line up’s door step. That can mean only one thing: It is time to cue the onslaught of mainstream technology journalist statements about the “fragmentation” of Android. They proclaim this fragmentation hurts Android, that non standardized hardware and different OEM customized versions of Android will be the downfall of Google’s mobile operating system. These people have perhaps drank a bit too much iKool-Aid.

The different options of Android handsets are what make Android a success. If I want a 5.5 inch phone screen, there is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. If I want a water and dust proof phone, there is the Sony Xperia Z. If I want a phone that I ca. . . READ ON »

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Wash Your Widget Woes Away with Sense Widget Scanner

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HTC Sense is undoubtedly one of the most popular proprietary OEM Android skins. This is partly because of the rather slick looking widgets that are available to use on your device’s home screens. Unfortunately though, as with any other kind of custom UI, you might often find yourself having to manually replace all your widgets and or shortcuts. While some third party launchers are capable of backing up widget placement, this doesn’t really help HTC Sense users. Cue XDA Recognized Developer and creator of ROM Cleaner Patrics83 and his latest creation, Widget Scanner.

Widget Scanner will trigger a rescan of the widget database  to save you the trouble of having to clear the launchers da. . . READ ON »

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Development Galore on the HTC Explorer

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The HTC Explorer was never one of the most popular smartphones to grace the pages of XDA. The Explorer is a low end device that was released in late 2011. With only a 600 MHz processor and 512 MB RAM, it was never  going to grab any headlines. This is what makes the recent high level of development activity on the device all the more impressive.

First up, XDA Senior Member oblikas brings us TWRP. The popular touchscreen driven recovery system allows you to do much more than flash a ROM. While it does work as intended, at version 2.2.2.0, it’s not updated to the latest version at the time of writing.

Next up, XDA Senior Member derefas has managed to port HTC Sense 4.0 to the Explorer. Given that the de. . . READ ON »

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