POSTS TAGGED: HTC Thunderbolt

One Stop Shop for HTC Thunderbolt Modification

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Every now and then, it’s necessary for a developer to consolidate all of his or her mods into a single thread. It makes it easier for users to find all their stuff and help showcase their work in a more effective and efficient manner. It also gives that dev a place to put future work without having to make another thread and clog the forums up. XDA Senior Member orkillakilla has opened a thread to showcase a number of mods and theme elements for users of the HTC Thunderbolt using Gingerbread with HTC Sense 2.1.

The mods are easy to install, as they’re all flashable via custom recovery, so they’re friendly for even the novice user. The available modifications range from changing the overscroll glow . . . READ ON »

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HTC Details its Ice Cream Sandwich Update Plan

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The billion dollar question right now in the Android world is whether or not your device will receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As they so humorously put it:

Few innovations have improved upon ice cream as much putting it between two cookies and making a sandwich. Which is why we all want Ice Cream Sandwich! Ok, that’s not the real reason, but we’re all excited about Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, coming to HTC.

While there is constant speculation as to which devices will be added to the ICS list, not very many firm answers are to be found. Luckily, HTC has just released a public statement as to which devices are slated to receive Google’s latest tasty treat.

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Hack to Your Heart’s Content With Android Flasher

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As we’ve stated in the past, one of the highlights of the Android OS is how it allows you to customize almost every aspect to your every whim. Often times, however, you wish to change more than the superficial by delving into the world of radio, bootloader, recovery, and splash screen modification. Assuming you have already achieved S-Off status on your device, XDA forum member danward brings us the perfect tool for your hacking needs.

Assuming you have USB debugging enabled and have the appropriate hboot drivers installed, Android Flasher allows you to flash these previously difficult-to-flash areas in just a couple of clicks. The Windows-based app currently works on the following HTC phones: D. . . READ ON »

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It is Illegal for Verizon to Lock Some Bootloaders (Updated)

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Verizon Wireless breaks the law if the bootloaders are locked on some phones.  By the end of this article, you’ll know why.

As I was recording my show for XDA TV this week, I had a moment.  You can see it for yourself.  I was recapping my article about Motorola and Verizon not unlocking the bootloader for the Droid RAZR.  The line I delivered was, “The international version of the Droid RAZR will be shipping with an unlocked bootloader.  Now, this could be that Motorola wants to compete with the Galaxy Nexus…”  That’s when I had my moment, and added, “which is funny because that’s also going on Verizon.”

In that moment, I realized that Motorola must be lying.  Why can some devices and man. . . READ ON »

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Update: m10 File Tools Finally Released!!!

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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 s. . . READ ON »

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How To Compile Your Own Kernel From Source

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Seen all the threads at XDA about kernels? Waiting for a new release? Well, if you fancy having a go at compiling your own, take a look at the comprehensive guide that XDA forum member adrynalyne has helpfully put together.

If you don’t feel up to the challenge just yet, the guide is also a good read for those interested in what goes into compiling a kernel.

You’ll need Linux, dsixda’s kitchen (to easily split and repack kernels), a source, and a cross compiler toolchain.

The XDA member gives an introduction from installing Ubuntu to getting the source code, grabbing the toolchain, grabbing and setting up the kitchen and finally compiling and packing the kernel.

For the detailed guide includi. . . READ ON »

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CM7 Knocks on the HTC Thunderbolt’s Door

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The Thunderbolt is one of HTC’s latest and greatest devices, and the first one to sport 4G LTE (Evo’s WiMax counterpart if you are keeping tabs). Many people were puzzled and disappointed at the fact that the device came with Froyo as a stock, considering that it is so late in the Froyo game and that there are other manufacturers already releasing devices preloaded with Gingerbread as the OS. As most of our community simply denies to be satisfied with whatever the carrier or the manufacturer puts out, it was decided that the Thunderbolt needed more Gingerbread in its 4.3 inch 4G LTE capable glory. XDA member slayher along with other devs are going hard at porting the infamous CM7, which is a 2.3.3 rel. . . READ ON »

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Working On The Sense 3.0 Port? Here’s Something Useful…

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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 . . . READ ON »

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Remove Sense LockScreen On Your Thunderbolt

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If you’re not a big fan of the HTC Sense LockScreen that comes default on your new Thunderbolt, XDA forum member Master™ has posted a simple script to remove it from your Android device.

It’s a simple script for ClockWorkRecovery that removes the HTC Sense LockScreen files, so that you can use the stock AOSP LockScreen. Note that this is not a theme, although it should be simple enough for anyone to make this into a theme. Root access is required.

Also note that removing the htclockscreen.apk will also remove any controls that were tied into the lockscreen originally such as the lockscreen music controls.

To compare the two lockscreens and to download the script, head on over to the forum thread.. . . READ ON »

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