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liwen · Jan 17, 2012

HTC Adds Bootloader Unlock Support For Desire Z, ChaCha, Aria, DROID Incredible, Status, T-Mobile G2

HTC has taken to Twitter again to announce that several new models are now supported by the company's official bootloader unlocking solution. The devices that were added are the HTC Desire Z, ChaCha, Aria, DROID Incredible, Status and T-Mobile G2. As we said earlier, HTC is making pretty good progress in getting as many device bootloaders unlocked as possible, which we can only applaud. You own of the aforementioned devices? What are you waiting for, head over to HTCdev to...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 8, 2011

Save Your Hardware Buttons, Lose the Heartache With 4EXT Recovery Touch

Up, up, down, down, menu, back, power. Sound familiar? If you've ever used a standard Android recovery, I'm sure it does. Why is it that accessing the recovery partition on a modern, touch-screen device feels a little like entering the Konami code? Thanks to 4EXT Recovery Touch by XDA forum member madmaxx82, this is no longer the case for the HTC Sensation, Desire S, Incredible S / 2, Desire HD / Inspire 4G, and Desire Z /G2. Making full use of...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 24, 2011

New Fully Featured Recovery For G2 – 4EXT Now Available

One of the most important tools that any Android flashing addict must have is a reliable, good, and feature rich recovery image on their devices. This wonderful creation allows you to perform things like flashing, cleaning, partitioning of your card, more flashing, connect via USB to the pc, and so much more. Having the best one is always a tough ordeal as it takes testing of features and tons patience. Well, if you are a Desire Z or G2 owner,...

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TheRomMistress · Mar 20, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 29

Xda-Developers is a great source of information. Part of the reason for this is the general attitude of the members here. Websters Dictonary defines community as "joint ownership or participation." By working as a community, the members of XDA have been able to come up with answers to some of the most difficult questions posed in the mobile world. Part of my job as a XDA News Writer is to find those answers and provide them to you in a...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 16, 2011

HTC Vision (G2) Gets Gingerbread Sense, Courtesy of Team Villain

For all of those eager G2 owners out there, you are probably happy with the Gingerbread builds available for your devices. However, you are left with a big void in your heart as Sense is missing from your daily interaction with your device. Thanks to our friends at Team Villain and XDA member HomerSp, Vision owners can now enjoy their beloved Sense back in their devices. This is a breakthrough development as the port was created from a merge of...

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orb3000 · Feb 26, 2011

Polished T-Mobile G2 Battery Cover

Some members like to go deeper when personalizing their devices, even further than just software. XDA member znanoDA took a step into personalizing the body of the device itself, making a chrome polished finish for the battery cover of the G2. All started because the plastic layer started to peel, which is a problem many will be familiar with. After noticing this, he decided to use sand paper to get rid of the plastic. The finished work looked nice and...

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TheRomMistress · Feb 24, 2011

Statusbar PulldownMod for CyanogenMod 7

With the continual development of Cyanogen Mod, occasionally you may run into outdated mods and morphs. Luckily, XDA member rori~ has continued development on his Statusbar PulldownMod morph and has provided us with an update for use with CM7 . Whether your phone is HDPI or MDPI, you can benefit from this clean and practical notification bar. According to the developer, this morph can be used with all nightlies after CM7 RL1 and has been confirmed working with the following phones: - LeoGingerBread - Nexus S - G2 - EVO - Desire...

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ElCondor · Dec 11, 2010

Forum Merge Coming Up Soon: HTC Desire Z and T-Mobile G2

After some research, developers discovered that the custom ROMs for the Desire Z were able to run on the T-Mobile G2, and vice-versa. The hardware of both devices is almost identical. XDA member steviewevie suggested svetius (the user experience admin) about this and he decided to merge the forums soon. This means that developers won't have to start different threads for both phones - making everything just a bit easier for everyone: Originally posted by steviewevie I think it's going to...

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mic_888 · Dec 10, 2010

HTC Vision (G2) Hinge Teardown/Repair

So for those of you who are a bit squeamish, look away now....because XDA forum member verkion has written up his experience on fixing his loose G2 hinge. If you don't want to use magnets in case the compass is affected, take a look at the XDA member's teardown. verkion couldn't find an online teardown showing the actual spring mechanism for the z-hinge and has helpfully provided a photo of the actual mechanism (pictured). The fix actually proved quite simple -...

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mic_888 · Dec 1, 2010

Speaker LED Fix For HTC Vision On CM6.1

If youre running CM6.1 on your HTC Vision (G2) and have been experiencing issues with the speaker LED notifications, XDA forum member pershoot now has a working fix. The dev has worked the behaviour as follows: If the device is plugged in, the light will stay solid (charging). If a notification comes in with the screen off, it will blink green. If the screen is turned on, the charging light will come on. If the notification is not acknowledged, when...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 23, 2010

ClockworkMod Recovery Available for the G2

You may remember an article from last week, when we talked about Clockworkmod adapted for the Desire Z. XDA member Koush, who happens to be the creator of this very famous recovery has just released a version of his popular recovery image for the G2. If you come from older devices like the EVO, you will probably be thankful that this is now available. In case you are not familiar, CWM will allow you to preform a wide variety of...

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mic_888 · Nov 13, 2010

Vision BaconBits 0.3 for Rooted G2

With the recent news of  the G2 being rooted, XDA developer cyanogen has come up with some addons to add some bacon to your G2! Whilst the team is working hard to get CM running on the G2, cyanogen has given G2 owners a taste of what's to come with his "bacon bits" package, offering the following features: Unified Vision/Ace kernel with overclocking and lots of goodies Notification lights fix - flash speaker LED for notifications Set ro.secure = 0...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 9, 2010

Let the Kernels Roll In for the G2

Bound to happen, although we didn't expect it this soon. Now that the G2 is a fully flashable device, one can only count the minutes until the first roms and kernels hit the fora. It didn't take long for XDA member coolbho3000 to release one with his own flavor to the wild. You may know this user from a little app called SetCPU, which allows for overclocking on many Android devices. His most recent work included an overclocking script for...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 9, 2010

G2 Permanent Root Achieved

It looks like it has been quite a day for the new Desire family owners. As you may have seen already, the Desire HD obtained perm root and apparently, roughly at around the same time, T-Mobile's G2 (Vision) got the same gift from our devs. XDA member unforgiven512 has posted a very comprehensive how to guide (based on the work of scotty2), which will take you through the step by step on permanently rooting your G2. This is a major...

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ElCondor · Oct 31, 2010

Get the HTC Typing Experience on your G2

If you hate the G2's soft keyboard, you can sit back and relax because it was found that the HTC keyboard hack for the Nexus One works correctly on the T-Mobile G2. This keyboard, which is an enhanced version of the stock HTC keyboard, has some pretty nice features built-in. It's made by XDA developer jonasl, and the features are endless - almost literally. It's amazing to see how much work has been put into this keyboard - it's been updated...

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ElCondor · Oct 22, 2010

XDA ROM Report: the Sense HD Experience on your Phone

Many reviewers have been positive about the changes HTC made to its custom Android UI, HTC Sense. Especially the htcsense.com service, which offers many features to keep track of your lost or stolen phone, is well received. However, because HTC doesn't update its older phones to have this new version of Sense - which is a bit odd in our opinion - you will have to buy either the Desire Z (Vision) or the Desire HD (Ace, we will be calling these...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 21, 2010

HTC Vision (G2) Successfully Overclocked to 1.42 GHz!

XDA member coolbho3000, who brought us the joy of SetCPU, comes bearing gifts for owners of the new T-Mobile G2 (aka HTC Vision). The device is underclocked to 800 MHz from factory (equipped with a Snapdragon processor, so it should be able to reach at least 1 GHz). However, after a lot of tweaking and playing around with several parameters, the dev finally came up with a patch for the kernel to allow overclocking of up to 1.42 GHz. Needless...

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ElCondor · Oct 18, 2010

Enable Wifi HotSpot on HTC Vision (G2)

Wanna use your G2 as a mobile hotspot? That's now possible thanks to an interesting find by XDA members sherifone and HamNCheese. Normally, enabling the Wifi Hotspot requires root acces, but sherifone found a not-so-easy way to do it - with emphasis on not-so-easy. Some advanced steps are needed to establish a stable connection, and temporary root, but once you have it, you will be more than happy with the result. In short, sherifone found a way to acces the application...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 14, 2010

Meeting Expectations? Official Specs for G2 (aka HTC Vision) Announced.

You have all probably heard the news already, but in case you haven't, on September 9th, T-Mobile made the official announcement concerning the true identity of the infamous G2 aka Vision aka Vanguard aka G1 Blaze. The cat is finally out of the bag and after months of speculation, rumors, and more rumors, the true specs of the device are out in the open. The HTC Vision will have the following hardware: MSM7230 Snapdragon Processor Clocked at 800 MHz; 4...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 26, 2010

Forums for the HTC Vision (G2) Added

Because of its imminent release/unveiling in mid September, xda-developers has done what it does best... try to stay ahead of the curve. We have added a new section to our ever growing list of sub-forums for discussion and development of the upcoming HTC Vision (aka G2, aka Blaze, aka T-Mobile Project Emerald, etc). HTC has been doing a pretty good job in keeping the details down to a minimum, as there are only speculations about the true specs for the...

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