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pstevep · Apr 14, 2012

Learn to Make a Skin for Sense 3.0

There are many mixed feelings regarding HTC Sense. Some people really love it, and some people absolutely hate it. There are even those who think it's just mediocre. Wherever your preferences may fall, you still probably enjoy making your Sense look unique. Because let's be honest, who wants their phone to look like everyone else's? That is why we are here on XDA---to make these devices look and behave amazingly. As anyone running Sense knows, you can download a skin...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 9, 2012

Forum Added for the HTC One V

With all the excitement surrounding the launch of HTC's flagship One X, One XL, and One S phones, it's easy to forget that there are other phones in the HTC One lineup. Never fear, however, as we haven't forgotten about HTC's new chin-laden device. While the 1.0 GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 may not pack the same punch as what's found in its dual- and quad-core siblings and its 3.7" WVGA screen doesn't pack in a ridiculous number of pixels,...

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Former Writer · Mar 28, 2012

Step-by-Step Guide to Lock Ring Theming For Sense 3.0 and 3.5

Despite how many consider HTC Sense 3.0 and 3.5 as being very bloated, there is at least one place where HTC hit a home run--the lock screen. The customizable Sense lock ring is, far and wide, one of the most popular and functional lock screens. Of course, for rooted users it only gets better, as they can actually modify the lock ring to make it look how they want. XDA Senior Member mohit1234 has written up a tutorial on how...

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David Watt · Mar 13, 2012

Virtuous Team Brings HTC One S Port to the HTC Sensation and HTC Evo 3D

The HTC Sensation and HTC Evo 3D were recently treated to an eagerly anticipated Sense 4.0 port by Virtuous development team. These ports were based on the leaked HTC Endeavor RUU, meaning a lot of widgets and apps had to be resized, due to the difference in screen resolution between the two devices and the HTC Endeavor (now known as the HTC One X). Today, on behalf of the Virtuous development team, Recognized Developer mdeejay brings us the first custom ROM for these two...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 8, 2012

Extremely Rough Sense 4 Port Appears on Galaxy Nexus

Just a few days ago, we brought you news of an HTC Sense 4.0 port for the Samsung Nexus S based on the leaked HTC Endeavor RUU. At the time, no such porting efforts had been made on Google's latest flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Luckily the wait wasn't too long, as XDA Forum Member nello92 has now released a work-in-progress port of his own. Rather than basing his port on the Endeavor RUU as we saw previously on the Nexus S,...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 6, 2012

Sense 4.0 Port (HTC Endeavor Based) for the Nexus S

It seems that the leaked Endeavor RUU that appeared a few weeks ago gave birth to several ports and projects across various devices. HTC announced that the new version of Sense was rather slimmed down from previous iterations of the UI and on top of that, it is fully ICS compatible. It is only logical that people who are fans or curious about this to try and pour some efforts in getting this running in other devices. For instance,  XDA member swamp...

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Former Writer · Mar 5, 2012

Desire HD Receives Sense-Laced Ice Cream Sandwich

Vanilla Android, in the form of AOSP and AOSP-derived builds, is generally the first most devices see of a new Android version. While there are some fun ICS leaks for phones like the Samsung Galaxy S II with their manufacturer skin pre-installed, most devices still have to flash a CyanogenMod 9 or some other AOSP-derived build to get ICS. For owners of the HTC Desire HD, there is now an additional option. In a collaborative effort from the teams that...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 25, 2012

EVO 3D CDMA Welcomes the First ICS Sense 4.0 ROM (in Pre-Alpha)

It looks like it has been a week filled with updates for everyone. Some official and some, well, not so official. HTC seems to be dead last in terms of updating devices officially to ICS, and we believe that the main culprit of all this is none other than Sense 4.0---the newest iteration of HTC's unique UI. Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen news regarding leaks for several RUU's, the most notable one being the one for...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 25, 2012

Virtuous S4X Brings Custom Sense 4 ROM to the HTC Sensation and EVO 3D GSM

The HTC Sensation and EVO 3D have seen many Ice Cream Sandwich builds come and go in their respective development sections. However, the ICS development work to date for the devices have either been based on Sense 3 or derived from the Android Open Source Project. On behalf of the Virtuous development team, XDA Recognized Developer m-deejay brings us the first custom Sense 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM for these similar devices. The custom ROM is based on the leaked HTC Endeavour RUU 0.96.401.2,...

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Former Writer · Feb 5, 2012

HTC Desire Gets New D2EXT Method; Says Goodbye to Symlinks

Developers are always looking for ways to squeeze every ounce of speed, performance and reliability out of any given device. They write scripts, tweak ROMs, compile kernels and all sorts of other modifications that, in the end, increase user satisfaction substantially. Well, in the HTC Desire forums, there's a different kind of development going down. XDA Senior Member Proz0r has released a modified D2EXT method that eliminates symlinks and increases the speed of the HTC Desire. As Proz0r explains: INT2SD...

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orb3000 · Feb 3, 2012

First ICS ROM For HTC Flyer

XDA member AidenM shows the first ever ROM for HTC Flyer loaded with the newest operating system from Android: Ice cream sandwich. The work is based on Sensation RCMix 3D Leak w/ Dexter_nlb's fixes for hardware and since it´s a beta version some bugs are present. So far the Developer has a green light on: - Wifi - Market access - AOSP lockscreen - Rotation - Touch - ADB access - External SD It's not perfect, here's what's not working:...

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Former Writer · Jan 23, 2012

HTC Rezound Gets Pure AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich Port

The HTC Rezound has a number of Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs. Most of them also include HTC Sense or are based on HTC Sense framework (often called "senseless"). However, there isn't a whole lot of AOSP love going on in the HTC Rezound forums. At least, there wasn't a few days ago. XDA Senior Member dmeadows013 has been working, released, and is now actively updating an Ice Cream Sandwich AOSP port for the Verizon's beastly HTC phone. Based on the...

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Jase Glenn · Dec 23, 2011

M10Tools Going Open Source: Dev(s) Needed

M10Tools is going open source! Need I say more? Okay, for those of you who don't know about M10Tools, I'll explain. In a nutshell, it's a program that allows you to edit HTC Sense. Normally Sense is very challenging to edit directly, but with M10Tools a world of opportunity opens up to people with coding skills. Over the past few months things have really taken off, and now the developer wants to take it open source! There's a snag in...

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orb3000 · Nov 23, 2011

BR CameraMOD For HTC Sensation

If you happen to have the HTC Sensation, you may be aware of the work done by XDA member |ErosizeD|. For those of you who are not BR CameraMod promises to increase your camera powers: video quality can be enjoyed at 1080p @40mbps as well and the mods are presented with the following improvements: CyanogenMod ROM´s Better image quality ( compression set to 0% ). Higher bitrate values 8mbps up to 20mbps only HD working. ( 1080 not working due kernel...

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orb3000 · Oct 7, 2011

HTC Sensation XL is Being Presented Now In London!

Good news for all of us loyal HTC fans. It seems that after the huge success of the first Sensation, an even bigger brother in white boasting a huge 4.7 inch screen on a 480x800 Super LCD. This behemoth has been unveiled today under the name of Sensation XL and with good reason. It was being shown in London HTC´s event and we can see it´s official specifications  being as follows: - Sense 3.5 - 1.5GHz single-core Snapdragon -wonder why...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 4, 2011

Sense Zero Ported To More Devices – Eris, Sapphire, and Hero GSM Owners Rejoice!

It certainly didn't take long. If you recall yesterday, we published an article about a port of the HTC Pico's Rom to the Hero CDMA. This port came loaded with a lighter qvga version of the brand new Sense 3.5, which is also referred to as Sense Zero. We said that we were probably going to see ports of this on all other devices that were left for dead when it came to updates. Well, a little over 24 hours...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 2, 2011

Sense 3.5 Ported For The HTC Hero!

Well, things seem to be coming down nicely for Sense 3.5, which we have already seen in a myriad of devices such as the HD2, the EVO 4G, Desire Z, Desire HD, and a few others. Well, it seems that XDA member flashinglights came across the dump of a new upcoming device called the HTC Pico, which as its name suggests, is a minimally designed Android device with low budget in mind. The interesting thing about the Pico is the fact that...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 30, 2011

Official OTA Update For Desire S… With Sense 3.0!!

Remember how Google announced during the I/O conference that devices would have a support life (meaning updates) up to 18 months of their release date? Well, it seems that HTC is being true to Google's words. There was a statement a while back that said that the Desire S would not have support for Sense 3.0. Well, guess what just rolled into XDA member andy1120's phone as an OTA update? It seems that the lucky owners are in Orange in the...

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orb3000 · Sep 23, 2011

Runnymede+Rhyme Android 2.3.5 Sense 3.5 ROM For HD2

HTC HD2 is still being the device with most operating systems running on it. Even with all the dual core processor devices popping up, the Leo is still a strong contender. This time, XDA member boxmax shows a freshly created ROM based on a Runnymede Build booting on HD2 -SD Version- with modding MixTheme by XDA member MccMjoon76. Even more, the themes that come along on the original thread are well suited for giving this great UI its final touches....

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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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