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Posts Tagged: HTC Wildfire

Bootloader Customizer

Not too long ago, we brought you news that allowed HTC EVO 4G LTE users to customize their bootloaders. The process was pretty cool, allowing users to make their bootloader look however they want—including making it look unhacked. After the initial project was released, users clamored for this to be made available to more devices. The requests were heard and responded to. Now, the plugin has been made available to make the bootloader customizer for a number of HTC devices.

The process for a developer to port this is not hard. XDA Recognized Contributor regaw_leinad, who developed the application and plugin, takes a time out from the stags (yes, that’s really him) to explain how:

it’s basically all written, they just need to fill in the values for their hboot, and embed the hboot.img into the exe. I already have a placeholder for the hboot.img and android-info.txt so a drag and drop over them should keep it embedded.

Regaw_leinad is also creating the application for the supported devices, but wanted to release the plugin first so users had a chance to get it sooner. The current list of supported HTC devices include:

  • HTC EVO 4G LTE
  • HTC EVO 3D
  • HTC EVO 4G
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Wildfire S
  • HTC Incredible S
  • Droid Incredible 2
  • HTC Amaze 4G
  • HTC One X
  • HTC One S
  • HTC One V
  • HTC One XL
  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC Inspire 4G
  • HTC EVO Shift 4G
  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC Tattoo
  • Droid Eris
  • HTC Desire
  • HTC Incredible
  • HTC Wildfire
  • HTC Aria
  • HTC Desire Z
  • HTC EVO 4G+
  • HTC Vivid 4G
  • HTC EVO Design 4G
  • HTC Sensation XE
  • HTC Rezound
  • HTC Desire C

While the list is quite large, one must keep in mind that not all of these devices have S-Off, and users must have S-Off in order to actually use this application. To get started, visit the original thread.

HTC-Wildfire

Wildfire owners how have unlocked their boot-loaders using alpharev x running stock 2.2.1 with HTC Sense may be interested to hear of the fix that XDA forum member rickwyatt has posted in the forums.

The fix is for 2.2.1 HTC Sense where HTC wallpapers and the HTC settings wizard were not working properly, and default widgets were missing after a hard reset. The fix should work with all 2.2.1 ROMs including custom ROMs.

You’ll need to copy the file uploaded by the XDA member to your SD card, install a 2.2.1 ROM or use you backup, flash recovery recovery-clockwork-3.0.0.6-buzz or higher, flash sense-fix, hard reset and finally, reboot.

For more information and download links, head on over to the forum thread.

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Are you an HTC Wildfire user dying for some tasty S-Off action?  Luckily AlphaRev X, which is intended on achieving exactly that, has just entered public beta.

Starting with an issue he faced himself, XDA forum member dannyjmcguinness has created a support thread regarding the public beta. Obtaining S-Off is a rather large milestone, as it allows custom kernels and ROMs to be flashed without any issue. Additionally, files in the /system partition can be modified while the device is powered on, enabling programs like MetaMorph to work as expected. Essentially, achieving S-Off makes the device truly yours.

If this tickles your fancy, please continue on to the support thread and grab a copy of the public beta yourself. Be warned, however, as this is quite the risky procedure.

[Thanks to scanja500 for pointing this out!]

Wildfire Gingersense

About a month ago, XDA member danne_jo had began working on something for the HTC Wildfire. The little device was now being fitted to run Gingerbread, and not AOSP. The port to this was what it is commonly known as a Ginger-Sense build (Gingerbread and Sense if you haven’t figured it out just yet). Now, you may be thinking that is is relatively old news and that you have seen Ginger-Sense ports for many other devices. Well, the thing is that the ports have been for far more powerful devices, and this is why the Wildfire gets an honorary mention in the Hall of Fame for being able to run this. Other devs have jumped into the project and so far there seems to be good progress. XDA member evilisto has been hard at play as well and has been able to get Wifi connectivity to work with it (as well as  a few other things according to the video that he posted). Please remember before trying… it is very early in the project and thus, the releases so far are alpha quality. Many things still don’t work, so don’t expect this to be a daily driver just yet. Having said that, if your ORD is itching, you can always take it for a spin.

Please share your feedback with the devs if you end up trying this out.

I’m working on but no major progress.. pretty much the same as Sebastian’s original rom.

but wifi is fixed just a few minutes ago lol 

some more screenshots and video.. weather app(with sound effects)

You can find more information in the port thread.

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Thanks melvinchng for the tip!

Swype_Logo

Swype has been one of the most revolutionary keyboards for mobile devices since the introduction of Android. The Swype project has grown considerably over the past couple of years and it has become one of Android’s must have apps. The downfall was that due to limitations in the coding and licensing, only certain devices were allowed to have the keyboard installed. One big hurdle that is usually a factor when porting apps was the screen resolution, and because of this, QVGA devices did not have the chance to sport this keyboard. According to a thread started by XDA member NickHu, Swype seems to be pro-actively developing backwards as well in an attempt to include the few remaining devices with smaller screen resolutions. In this new beta update, QVGA devices are finally being supported by the keyboard. According to several members, the app works wonderfully well and has a UK English dictionary as an added bonus.

Please keep in mind that the app is in beta, and you will probably need to register in the Swype beta program in order to use it. Any feedback about performance will be greatly appreciated.

Attention Wildfire users! Swype has been updated to use QVGA resolutions, and therefore supports the Wildfire! … And it looks pretty! Sign up for the beta at now!

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Thanks NickHu for the tip!

widlfire honey

Not too long ago (in fact, just a  few hours ago) we told you how some of the older devices should be kept for a reason, since they pack more punch than our beloved carriers and manufacturers make us believe. Same goes for lower end devices like the HTC Wildfire, which thanks to XDA member ben1066, it just got its first taste of Android 3.0. Due to the little development on this device, the port took a little bit longer than the rest. However, it still made its way through and right now has the same functionality as many higher end devices. Needless to say, tons of things are non-functional, so do not expect to use this as your daily driver. Yet, just like with any sports car, taking it for a test drive should be fun.

If you think that you can contribute to this project, please swing by and leave some feedback for the dev.

Yes, at last it’s here. This is a basic port from the honeycomb full SDK and more doesn’t work than does work, unfortunately.

What Works:
Touchscreen,
All buttons but home,
Network,
Root,

You can find more information in the port thread.

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cyanogen-logo

For all you CyanogenMod fans out there this will make you happy, CyanogenMod released version 6.1.0 of their ROM for the following devices:

Many users have reported issues with the marketplace, but those issues are being fixed. As for the features of this new release here are some of the big ones:

  • Updated to Android 2.2.1
  • Camcorder touch-to-focus
  • Continuous Autofocus
  • Quick Pin Unlock
  • FM Radio Support N1/Bravo/Supersonic
  • EMMC Support
  • Kill Foreground apps by long-pressing back.

And many more which your can read about here. To find the release for your device visit the devices forum and check for any release threads, or go to the CyanogenMod Site.

HTC Buzz- Wildfire

In the most recent innovations for most Android devices, there is an app that has taken ‘root’ among Android users. This is called “1-Click Root”, and it is available for many devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S series, the EVO, and many more. Now, it is the time for the HTC Buzz-Wildfire to get a shot at freedom. XDA member MartinEve has created a program to allow for a software root solution, which basically will grant some SuperUser permissions, but it is not the complete root. However, the dev says that he is in the process of trying to make the process into a true 1-Click root in order to be able to install goodies such as the beloved Cyanogenmod. Drop in the thread and help the dev if you know something about rooting.

Hi all,

As posted the other day, I have managed to get a temporary software-only root solution that will allow you to run some applications that require su. I am currently in discussion with some of the unrEVOked team to take this a step further and get the NAND protection defeated, clockworkmod etc. For now, though, I present an extremely simple, low risk, software root. Yes, it’s not quite 1-click (it’s 1-click once you’ve done the initial steps), but it’s pretty easy.

You can find more information in the application thread.

HTC Wildfire Section Added

June 14, 2010   By:

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The Wildfire – the Desire’s baby brother – was unveiled earlier in the year by HTC. It sports a 3.2″ QVGA capacitive touchscreen, 384MB RAM and a 528MHz processor among the expected specifications of a cute, pocket-friendly Android device that fits a low budget. HTC’s Wildfire (orignally codenamed ‘Buzz’) will run Eclair 2.1 with Sense and should be available to you soon.

In anticipation of its release and the development-related interest behind the device, we’ve gone ahead and given the Wildfire its own space on the site. The Android Development board and other traditional topics will be added once the public has got a hold of the phone, but you can visit the new section here.

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