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Will Verduzco · Feb 19, 2013

Live from HTC’s NYC Press Event (Unveiling of the HTC One)

We're here live at HTC's press event in the lovely (and frigid) Manhattan, where we anticipate many important flagship products will be launched. Much speculation has been made regarding the possible official appearance of a certain highly anticipated device. At this point, it seems all but certain. Update: That's a wrap. The new HTC One has seen the light of day. Those interested should visit our preliminary benchmarks article. Also, those looking to watch the entire presentation themselves can do so courtesy of...

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jerdog · Feb 6, 2013

HTC Thunderbolt Receives Lackluster ICS Update

Let's face it: HTC is far from being the model of the open source development world. While they still have a large following, their recent earnings statements are an indication that their followers are no longer following them. Their deliberate snubs at the development community, and the users who depend on them, have ranged from complete lack of required GPLv2 kernel source code to locked bootloaders and then allowing a pseudo-unlock which prohibits the flashing of partitions. With a net profit of...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 5, 2013

HTC, XDA, and Everything in Between

As many of you know by now, last couple of weeks have been quite intense in terms of what is happening in this little underground world of ours. Just as a means of providing you with a brief tl;dr summary, essentially one of our own devs, who goes by the name of XDA Recognized Contributor and Developer jmztaylor was sent a take down request by HTC of North America. The issue/explanation for this request was two-fold. Part A involved the fact...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 16, 2012

Temperature in Hell Has Dropped–Apple and HTC Settle!

Apple is the forbidden fruit in the mouths of virtually everyone in the mobile device world. We have seen the company's tireless crusade against Android manufacturers due to mainly Android's ever increasing user base and Apple's infinite claims that others steal their ideas. One of the longest battles in this saga has been against HTC, which has lasted almost 3 years---pretty much ever since Android was introduced into the world of mobile devices. Apple bombarded HTC with various patent claims,...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 23, 2012

The Weekly Apple FAIL Update

OK. This isn't exactly a weekly update, but the battle that seemed to be over just a little over a month and change ago is still seeing some remnants of action. 10/11/12 was a fantastic day for Android enthusiasts as well as Samsung and Google since the patent-based ruling over the Global Search feature on Android was overturned by an Appeals Court in the US. When this happened, we all saw a faint ray of light coming in through the...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 3, 2012

Truth About Mobile Device Screens – Explanations, Comparisons, Misconceptions – XDA Developer TV

On today’s XDA Developer TV, Mad Scientist Erica presents us another short documentary video. Today’s topic is screen display technologies, or more specifically mobile device display technologies. With a bevy of devices sporting differing screen display technologies, Erica delves into this topic showing the strengths and weaknesses of each product. In this video Erica talks about what LCD and AMOLED screens are, how they are made, and the science behind them. Then, she talks about some common misconceptions of display...

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Former Writer · Sep 11, 2012

Root any HTC Device with HTC Quick Root

A little while back, we brought you news of a universal method that could root almost any ICS device. It was a great guide, and many users still use it, but that doesn't mean it's the only universal root method out there right now. Very recently another multi-device root method was released, but this time for any HTC device. The tool was created by XDA Recognized Developer lyriquidperfection, and does more than just rooting. It gives options based on whether your...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 2, 2012

Bypass HTC Server Problems When Unlocking Bootloader

As most of us already know, HTC started offering bootloader unlocking support on its HTCDev website mid last year. However, many users have been experiencing problems when trying to unlock their bootloaders using the HTCDev website. The issues include the site appearing to be down much of the time, seemingly due to server overload, or crashing in the middle of the unlocking process. XDA Senior Member nicholaschum has posted a method that can potentially help with these issues, allowing you to easily...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 27, 2012

Flash on Nexus 7, More CyanogenMod 10 Alphas, HTC Abandons Desire HD – XDA Developer TV

Jordan is back today to talk about some exciting and important news from the XDA Portal. A while back, there was an announcement that Adobe Flash would not be supported on Jelly Bean. Jordan covers news on how the Nexus 7 and other Jelly Bean devices can get flash. Jordan talks about the petition to get Ice Cream Sandwich on the HTC Desire HD, after HTC announced this device would not be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich. Jordan mentions XDA Elite Recognized...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 23, 2012

Jelly Bean on Desire HD, Kindle Fire, Nexus One, and Universal Root for ICS – XDA Developer TV

Jordan is back today to talk more about Jelly Bean news from the XDA Portal. Jordan covers CyanogenMod 10 for the Kindle Fire and Original Galaxy Tab. The HTC HD2 also gets an unofficial CM10 alpha release. Jordan talks about universal root for Ice Cream Sandwich phones. In Jelly Bean news, Jordan mentions the Jelly Bean OTA for the Nexus S. Also mentioned are Jelly Bean ports for the Galaxy S II i9100, HTC Evo 4G, Nexus One, MyTouch 4G Slide,...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 13, 2012

Jelly Bean AOSP Code, Compiling Jelly Bean, SGS2, EVO 3d, and A500 Get Jelly Bean! – XDA Developer TV

Today on XDA Developer TV, our good buddy Jordan, talks about Jelly Bean. Jordan covers news on Android version 4.1. Also covered is news from the XDA Portal regarding Google's latest operating system. There is so much Jelly Bean news this week that it feels like a candy shop. More specifically, Jordan covers the Jelly Bean Source Code release to the Android Open Source Project, AOSP, and Android 4.1.1 rolling out to the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus. The article...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 6, 2012

Google Now on ICS, Nexus 7 Tablet UI, HTC Beats Apple! – XDA Developer TV

There have been many exciting stories appearing on the XDA Portal recently. Our good friend Jordan talks about the articles on the XDA Portal that you may have missed. One of the stories mentioned by Jordan is HTC winning against Apple in London in the patent wars. Jordan reminds you to check out XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's latest video on rooting and warranties. Jordan then spends some more time talking about the latest news from Google. Jordan mentions that...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 5, 2012

Now THAT’s Justice–HTC Wins Patent Wars in London!

In these modern times, wars seemingly rage on a different scale and on different media. If you are into technology, gadgets, and all the wonderful things that we do, and unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you are likely aware that Apple has positioned themselves as an unofficial "enemy" of Android and really anything that is not branded "Apple". The battlefields (legal ones) are scattered throughout the world, and the results of...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 15, 2012

This Week in Development: Random Recap – XDA TV

For today’s episode of This Week in Development, Jordan talks about a varied assortment of news from the XDA-Developers Portal. Jordan begins by talking about the range of items you can use with the Samsung Galaxy S III. Jordan then talks about a very cool Nook Touch to Desktop conversion and the Interview with CyanogenMod Developer Ricardo Cerqueira. Jordan finishes up by talking about the developments on the HTC One X and XDA's relationship with the GPL.  Lastly, Jordan reminds...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 11, 2012

This Week in Development – Quick Take: HTC Failure, Samsung Fix – XDA TV

Returning for another Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan gives a run down on several stories of interest from the XDA Portal. Jordan talks about Samsung working towards their hard brick fix. And in some unfortunate news, Jordan talks about the HTC One X hardware issues. In other news Jordan talks about AntiSpy Mobile, and how floating apps should be easier to create because StandOut released their libraries to developers. Jordan also mentions our most recent Pro Tip video on XDA TV. (more…)

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Former Writer · Jun 6, 2012

HTCLinkify: What It Is and Why Devs Aren’t Removing It

Unless you've been living under a rock recently, you've undoubtedly heard about Apple's influence over HTC EVO 4G LTE and One X availability in the US. What most people didn't hear about, though, is how HTC got around it. For those who are unfamiliar with the case, HTC broke a patent owned by Apple and thus Apple was able to file an exclusion, preventing the HTC devices from being sold Stateside. XDA Member Advocate Admin egzthunder1 explained it the best: One...

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Jimmy McGee · May 18, 2012

This Week in Development: Apple, HTC, Google, Oracle, Motorola and Samsung – XDA TV

This week on the XDA Portal, we saw many important stories. To give a run down of these stories, XDA TV Producer Jordan returns with another episode of This Week in Development. Jordan mentions the Apple versus HTC patent wars and court battles. In more big, rich companies versus other rich companies news, Jordan updates us on the Oracle versus Google trial. In more Google news, the limit on device deauthorization on Google Music is discussed. The lamentable actions by Motorola and...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 27, 2012

This Week in Development: HTC S-Off and the “Perfect” Phone – XDA TV

In This Week in Development, our friend Jordan is back to give you a quick run down of all the stories you need to know from this week's XDA Portal articles. Jordan covers many different device freedom stories from, most HTC devices getting S-Off, as well as most HTC bootloaders being unlockable. HTC is not the only OEM being freed for development; Jordan talks about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus getting a permanent SIM unlock. Also covered are the Phone Mods Section...

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Former Writer · Apr 22, 2012

Unlock Virtually Any HTC Bootloader Without Voiding Warranty

A few days ago, we brought you news of an unlock method that unlocked the HTC Wildfire S bootloader without voiding the warranty. The reason why that's so cool is because when users use HTCDev to unlock their bootloaders, it actually voids your warranty. As it turns out, the Wildfire S unlock method may be compatible with any HTC device. Now other users have had success testing XDA Senior Member simonsimons34's warranty-intact root method on their own HTC devices. The process is...

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Former Writer · Mar 25, 2012

Tutorial for Mac Users Looking to Unlock with HTCdev

Most of the development that occurs on the forums requires users to run either Windows or Linux. As such, most guides are for those operating systems as well. Thus Mac users are in a state of limbo, as most users have to wait for someone with a Mac to develop or write tutorials specifically for Macs, including the latest troubleshooting. However, if you have a Mac and you're looking to unlock the bootloader for your HTC device, you now have...

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