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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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egzthunder1 · Dec 7, 2013

Has Technology Become a Disposable Commodity?

I am, and have always been, an early adopter of a lot of things, particularly when it comes to technology. My cell phone voyage started back in the year 2000 with a Nokia 5110. Back then, only a handful of people had phones, and seeing someone on the street with one was a somewhat rare sight. Nowadays, the same cannot be said. Cell phones have become a massive commodity---one that gets a lot of attention, and certainly one that is...

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jerdog · Nov 14, 2013

Shock and Awe: OEMs Cause Android Security Issues

It should come as no surprise that here at XDA, we are always calling on the OEMs to do a better job of removing the bloat of their custom UIs (Samsung - we're looking at you and your now insane TouchWiz size) and improving the overall user experience. What may come as a shock to some, though, is that a recent study by researchers at North Carolina State University says that those same OEMs, and their incessant need to have a custom...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 19, 2013

Quick Guide to Decrypting an HTC RUU on Ubuntu

If you own or have owned an HTC device, chances are that you have come across a ROM Update Utility. RUUs are Windows-based utilities that do as their names suggest: They update your mobile device's ROM. What do you do if instead of installing the ROM directly, you would rather extract the ROM contents from the RUU? Thankfully, XDA Recognized Contributor matt95 has created a series of guides aimed at doing exactly this. Matt95's first guide shows you how to build and use...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 18, 2013

Display Your HTC Pride with These Forum Sigs

Do you consider yourself a die hard HTC fan? If so, we can't blame you. Their latest flagship, the HTC One, has been a great success, combining great build quality, snappy internals, and a remarkable screen. If you're a fan, we wouldn't be surprised if you already have something in your forum signature displaying your patronage to Taiwan's most prominent smartphone manufacturer. However, having more options is never a bad thing. XDA Forum Member Sgt-Obst created and shared a collection of HTC-loving...

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jerdog · Aug 19, 2013

XDA:DevCon 2013 – Thanks are in Order

So it's been a week  since XDA:DevCon 13 passed, and I am still blown away by the excitement, energy, and community that flowed out of the event. With top-notch speakers and sponsors giving their all, and a hotel staff that was committed to making sure everything went smoothly, there was hardly a chance for Uncle Murphy (the bad luck icon, not our amazing opening speaker Mark Murphy) to make an appearance. Going into this event I didn't know what to...

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Pulser_G2 · Jun 7, 2013

[BREAKING] S-OFF Available for the HTC One from Revolutionary

In light of HTC's persistent refusal to give in, and stop wasting their customers' money on their failed attempts to lock down bootloaders, it is rather pleasing to note that the Revolutionary team has made its return to the HTC One forums, to present their early-access developer preview of Revone. Posted by XDA Recognized Developer ieftm, it appears the Revolutionary team have been busy once again. The current tool is clearly labelled as an early access preview, and it is...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 24, 2013

Goodbye Samsung! Hello HTC! Steve’s Change in OEMs – XDA Developer TV

If you’ve seen XDA Developer TV Producer Steve’s video on switching from Windows Phone to Android, you know Steve has no problem sharing his thoughts. He has been reviewing apps on the different operating systems. He has been using Samsung Devices to represent Android and Windows Phone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Samsung ATIV S, respectively. However, his satisfaction with his Samsung devices has waned and he is switching to HTC. Steve takes the time to explain why Samsung...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 12, 2013

Firefox OS for HTC Explorer, Kernel Source for HTC One and Droid DNA – XDA Developer TV

HTC has released the source code for the HTC One and updated source for the Droid DNA. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is a discussion of the Firefox OS Port for the HTC Explorer and a bunch of forum additions. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Steve had a cross-platform Instagram App Shootout...

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Conan Troutman · Mar 27, 2013

Extract & Repack RUUs with HTC ROM Extractor

If you are an HTC user, you are more than likely be familiar with RUUs or ROM update utilities, the format in which HTC provides their stock ROMs and updates. For those unfamiliar, they are basically a ROM for a particular device, packaged inside an executable file that is to be run from a PC. While they do provide a safe and easy way for people to update their device, they are somewhat inflexible for anyone who might wish to...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 19, 2013

Preliminary Benchmarks of the New HTC One

In case you are waking up late today, HTC launched their new flagship phone this morning: the new HTC One. The device sets the bar for HTC's 2013 lineup in many ways including hardware specifications, aesthetic design, build quality, camera image quality, and of course screen. Are you curious to see how it performs in some popular benchmarks? Read on to find out! Update: Seeing is believing. I've added benchmark pictures past the break. I've also added in AnTuTu benchmark...

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