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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 21, 2014

T-Mobile HTC One M8 Gets Selfie-Friendly Android 4.4.4 OTA

The T-Mobie variant of HTC One (M8) just now received an over-the-air update bumping the Android version to 4.4.4, the final revision of KitKat. While this version of Android is overall considered a rather small update, the Taiwanese OEM added the HTC EYE Experience, which is a huge step in pleasing all selfie lovers. From now on, taking a self-shot photo is extremely easy. You can take a perfect snap by holding the phone still for two seconds or saying, “Say Cheese.”...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 14, 2014

Motorola Nexus 6, HTC Nexus 9, and Android L to be Unveiled Tomorrow?

We know that rumors can grow tiresome after a while, and there have certainly been quite a few surrounding the upcoming Motorola Nexus 6 and HTC Nexus 9 releases. Now, there's a new set of rumors that place both of these releases, as well as the official release of Android L, tomorrow. The plot thickens after Forbes magazine announced that Google will release at least one of its devices tomorrow or Thursday (October 16), which means that we may likely...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 6, 2014

Moto X Available in the UK, Repartitioning The Moto Defy and HTC Pico, and Making Sony Small Apps – XDA TV

The Moto X (2014) is now available in the UK! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of the Motorola Defy gaining new life with a system repartition and be sure the check out the article showing you how to make your own small apps! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 3, 2014

Dynamic Partition Reallocation for the HTC Pico

Some older devices have a hard time keeping up with the latest Android releases. Despite processing power capable of running even the newest revisions of Android, the limited storage on many devices ends up preventing many legacy devices from enjoying the latest versions. A few days ago, we talked about a Motorola Defy repartition script that enlarges the /system partition, allowing users to load bigger ROMs. A similar modification was made for the late-2011 HTC Pico by XDA Senior Member...

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Tomek Kondrat · Oct 1, 2014

MultiROM Makes its Way Over to the HTC One (M8)

While browsing our forum, you will undoubtedly find more than a few enticing ROMs available to download. Original or not, it would take eternity and a day to test them all. Luckily there are some solutions to make the process seamless. One of them, MultiROM, gives users a chance to try a few ROMs at the same time--all without flashing and wiping with each installation. This project has been ported to several devices including the LG G2 and Sony Xperia...

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Tomek Kondrat · Sep 25, 2014

Party Time–The HTC Dream G1 is Six Years Old!

A few interesting events took place six years ago. In the USA, the biggest chart-topping song was “Whatever You Like” by T.I., while in the UK people were enjoying Kings of Leon's “Sex On Fire”. The weather was nice as well in September, but probably the most exciting event took place in the city of New York where HTC announced their first smartphone running Android OS. The HTC Dream on T-Mobile was officially presented to public. Today, the G1 is...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 15, 2014

HTC Desire 816 Gets Custom ROM, TWRP, and Kernel, Google Adds Android Apps to Chrome OS – XDA Developer TV

The Moto G on Boost Mobile receives its Android KitKat 4.4.4 release, finally! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of the HTC Desire gets a custom ROM, recovery and kernel and be sure the check out the article talking about Google adding Android apps to Chrome OS! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the...

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Tomek Kondrat · Sep 13, 2014

HTC Desire 816 Gets Developer Treatment with Custom ROM, Recovery, and Kernel

In the last few days, we've talked about some fairly high end devices receiving official ports of popular ROMs or updates via OTA. Users of mid-range devices usually must be more patient when it comes to waiting for their devices getting developer support. Patience, however, is certainly a virtue. The HTC Desire 816 was announced at MWC in Barcelona in February of this year and eventually released in April. This 5.5” phablet brought a number of high-end specs into mid-range world. Now, Desire 816...

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Samantha · Sep 7, 2014

Customize Your HTC One Max with Xtended Settings

The HTC One Max is HTC’s answer to the incredibly successful Note series by Samsung. With top notch specs, a beautiful screen, and running Sense 6 (as of a couple of months ago), the One Max is a great device to have in your hand if phablets are your thing. If you happen to be an owner of the One Max and are looking to further customize its interface, in a big way or small way, you may want to...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 4, 2014

[OTA Captured] Verizon HTC One M7 Gets 4.4.3, RUU Created

Although well into its product cycle and surpassed by the newer M8, the Verizon HTC One is one of the American carrier's former flagship devices. This shows in everything from the device's fantastic HTC build materials to the frequency with which Verizon sends out OTA firmware updates. Today, the Verizon variant of this venerable device has started receiving an OTA firmware update to Android 4.4.3, and not only has it been mirrored for your OTA sideloading pleasure, but it has also been converted to RUU...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 4, 2014

HTC Roadmap for Android L and 4.4.4 Updates Leaked! SuperSU Updated to Support Android L Preview – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.4 roadmap from HTC for their device updates has been leaked! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of SuperSU being updated to root Android L developer preview. Also be sure the check out the story talking about what the Android L developer preview really is and what it all means! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 29, 2014

Leaked HTC Update Roadmap Shows Android 4.4.4 Rollout Starting in July, Android L Under Evaluation

While quite a few of us here on XDA have long since forgotten about OEM firmwares and updates in favor of aftermarket development efforts, many still prefer the additional value-added features found in stock-based ROMs. And for those who remain on stock or stock-derived firmware, it's always nice to have an idea about upcoming Android releases. Thanks to famed leaker and XDA Recognized Contributor llabtoofer, we now have a better idea of HTC's upcoming update roadmap for several devices including the HTC One M8...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 25, 2014

HTC Commits to Delivering Android “L” to M8 and M7 within 90 Days of Release

We still don't know what the "L" in Android L stands for, but we're already salivating at what this update will bring to consumer devices. Promising improved performance, a refreshed UI, better battery life, and much more; L is a legitimately significant release, and possibly the most important version since Ice Cream Sandwich. With all of the new features introduced in L, it's no wonder that many users are now wondering when they'll get to experience this latest version on...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 4, 2014

HTC Releases One M8 Kernel Source, Sony Xperia Z2 Rooted, Sprint LG G2 Gets KitKat – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Sprint LG G2 is rolling out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the how HTC made kernel source available for the One M8 and how Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana and Action Center! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan also talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 24, 2014

Leaked HTC Sense 6 Update Schedule for Current Gen Devices

Just one week ago, we took a look at a leaked video that gave viewers a quick walk-through of what was purported to be HTC's yet to be released Sense 6. While the veracity of the leaked video is still unknown, we do know that Sense 6 is on the horizon. It's only a matter of time before it reaches consumer devices---well, if the company doesn't go under before then due to poor sales and perplexing legal practices. So naturally, the...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 24, 2014

And Today’s Bully Act is Brought to You by HTC

Ok, the image chosen for this article might be a tad misleading, but it does try to convey a rather important point. HTC is a company that has always worked closely with the underground/hacker/modder/developer community---or at the very least, they have not done a whole lot to prevent us from doing what we like. It has been this way ever since the days of Windows Mobile. They have pretty much kept their distance and have tried to tip toe around...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 26, 2014

Mobile World Congress 2014 Announcements – Sony Xperia Z2, Samsung Galaxy S5 & More! – XDA Developer TV

Mobile World Congress is happening right now. Chances are your FaceGramTwitterBook Plus feeds are being spammed with all the exciting announcements---everything from Sony's new devices to Samsung and HTC, and that's not all! There's a good chance you missed something or have Kelly Bundyed it. That's when you hear too much stuff and you loose the older information as it falls right out of your brain. There is no need to fear because XDA Developer TV Producer Extraordinaire Jordan has scoured...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 17, 2014

HTC’s Reddit AMA, Huawei Ascend P6 KitKat Beta, Streaming Local Content to ChromeCast with LocalCast – XDA Developer TV

HTC America participated in a Reddit AMA and spoke about their future plans! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the Huawei Ascend P6 is getting an Android KitKat beta and their is now a way to stream your local content on your Chromecast with LocalCast! Jordan talks about how Google acquired a sound-based login company. Be sure to check...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 14, 2014

HTC America Hosts Reddit AMA, Talks about Future Updates on the One and One X, Removable Batteries, Product Design, and More!

There are many more power users running Android than other, more brand-loyal "Sheeple" platforms. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that the Android community is quite familiar with the awesomeness that is Reddit. A while ago, we talked a bit about a Reddit AMA session held by the awesome folks behind the popular Paranoid Android ROM. Now, there's another Reddit AMA that may be of interest to you, and it's with the HTC Product Team. During the...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 31, 2014

Android 4.4.2 for AT&T Galaxy S4 and Note 3 Leaked, HTC One KitKat US Release Delayed – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2,for the AT&T Galaxy S4 and Note 3 has been leaked! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the Sony Xperia Z1 received a maintenance release and the HTC One KitKat release for the US carrier versions has been delayed! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on...

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