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Former Writer · Jul 19, 2012

Bootloader Customization Now Open to More S-Off HTC Devices

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....

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mic_888 · Jul 12, 2011

Fix For HTC Sense 2.2.1 On 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...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 22, 2011

AlphaRev X Public Beta Brings Tasty S-Off Action to the HTC Wildfire

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...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 25, 2011

HTC Wildfire Joins the Big Leagues – Ginger-Sense (2.1) Rom in Development

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...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 15, 2011

Attention QVGA Device Owners – You Got Swype!

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,...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 1, 2011

HTC Wildfire Joins the Honeycomb Party

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...

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Captainkrtek · Oct 30, 2010

CyanogenMod 6.1.0 RC1 Available for Download

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: HTC Aria HTC Desire (CDMA) HTC Desire (GSM) HTC Dream & Magic HTC Evo 4G HTC Hero (CDMA) HTC Hero (GSM) HTC Slide HTC Wildfire Nexus One 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...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 18, 2010

Partial 1-Click Root for HTC 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...

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Ben Elliott · Jun 14, 2010

HTC Wildfire Section Added

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...

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