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Will Verduzco · Mar 14, 2012

HTC Details its Ice Cream Sandwich Update Plan

The billion dollar question right now in the Android world is whether or not your device will receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As they so humorously put it: Few innovations have improved upon ice cream as much putting it between two cookies and making a sandwich. Which is why we all want Ice Cream Sandwich! Ok, that’s not the real reason, but we’re all excited about Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, coming to HTC. While there is constant speculation...

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Former Writer · Feb 13, 2012

WiFi Problem Solved; Radio Flashing Problem Explained for HTC Sensaton

Some users have been having a lot of problems with the HTC dev bootloader unlock method. Not only does it not completely unlock the bootloader, but it causes problems with flashing things such as kernels and radios. This problem is especially present on the HTC Sensation, who suffer from issues such as not being able to flash some radio files and some kernels, unless installed in a specific manner, can cause some problems such as WiFi problems. XDA Senior Member...

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liwen · Feb 3, 2012

Bug In HTC Sense May Reveal WiFi Passwords, Fixes Are Underway

A security flaw in certain HTC Android builds allows third-party applications to access WiFi passwords. The flaw was discovered last September by Chris Hessing and Bret Jordan, who contacted HTC privately before publicly disclosing details. Considering the list of affected devices – which includes the Desire HD, Glacier, Droid Incredible, Thunderbolt, Sensation, Desire S, EVO 3D and EVO 4G – it appears that the bug is related to some HTC-specific Android modifications in its custom Sense UI. The myTouch 3G...

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orb3000 · Jan 31, 2012

HTC Ville Caught on Video

Just a few days ago we were talking about how HTC has been making a lot of noise in many news lately, and now we saw a video where the HTC Ville  shows off HTC Sense 4.0. Some of the leaked details point that this metal uni body device will have a thickness of 8mm and the following specs: - Sense 4.0 - 1.5GHz Dual Core Processor - 1GB RAM - 4.3 "QHD - 8 megapixel camera - VGA front...

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orb3000 · Jan 29, 2012

More Details About HTC Sense 4.0

HTC Sense is one of the most popular customizations UI on the Android mobile interfaces, and just a month before the start of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona we have some leaked information about the upcoming Sense 4.0. According to the source the unlock screen now show us more information from our list, quick access to contacts and even the ability to open the notification bar directly. This is not exactly a customization of HTC as this feature is included...

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liwen · Jan 28, 2012

HTC To Release Fewer Models This Year, Focus On Quality Over Quantity

After the disappointing Q4 results, which saw a sharp drop in profit and revenue for HTC, the Taiwanese mobile device company is now looking to cut back on its smartphone portfolio this year, instead focusing on fewer 'hero' devices. This is exactly what we argued HTC should be doing, though leaks from December already suggested that this change was coming. In an interview with Mobile Today, HTC UK boss Phil Roberson said the following: We have to get back to...

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orb3000 · Jan 26, 2012

HTC EVO 4G and EVO View 4G Added to Sprint’s List Of Device End-Of-Life

Not much ago we informed you about Sprint sending updates For HTC EVO 4G and EVO Design 4G which will remove the infamous Carrier IQ; well now it seems that not only Carrier IQ will be removed as the company included HTC EVO 4G and EVO View 4G on the most updated list of devices coming to End-Of-Life. This means that both HTC devices are ending their days on the shelves. EVO 4G is expected to leave this week, and...

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orb3000 · Jan 25, 2012

Launch Of HTC Primo Before MWC?

It's about that time of year again, as hardware manufacturers prepare to descend upon Barcelona to unveil phones we will collectively drool about but not see for another couple of months. Today HTC started to send some invitations to HTC’s press event for February 26th, by "chance" only one day before Mobile World Congress Starts in Barcelona. According to the source, the invitation doesn't reveal any details about what HTC will be unveiling this year, but we have enough rumors...

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orb3000 · Jan 23, 2012

HTC Partners With IBM

HTC has a new partnership with IBM which they expect will help the company reach its goal of selling 100-million devices per year. The new agreement with IBM will help HTC gain a stronger presence in the enterprise world with the integration of IBM’s smart business applications on HTC devices. Details about the partnership are not clear yet, but David Jaeger, executive director Global Enterprise and Services at HTC said: It’s only been really relatively recently that HTC has broken...

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liwen · Jan 10, 2012

HTC Adds Bootloader Unlock Support For Desire HD, Plus Other Desire And Wildfire Models

HTC has updated its bootloader unlock database with a few more devices, this time the Desire HD and additional Desire and Wildfire models. Of course, HTC announced two weeks ago that all phones launched after September 2011 are unlock-able, and seems to be making pretty good progress on older models as well. The Desire, Wildfire, Wildfire S and two more devices were added just a few days ago. So, keep it up, HTC, and Motorola better follow along. Now go...

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admin · Jan 6, 2012

A Lack Of Vision: HTC’s Two-Year Growth Stops

Oh HTC, the company without which this site would not have existed. Since early 2010, HTC's sales have continually risen, but that growth has now come to an end. The Taiwanese smartphone maker reported Q4 profits of $364 million, which is 26 percent lower than the same timeframe in 2010 and a massive 41 percent lower than Q3 2011. Just to give you a graphical overview of what this means, here's a chart by Reuters: As you can see, HTC's...

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azrienoch · Jan 6, 2012

HTC Adds Bootloader Unlocking Support for Wildfire S and 4 Other Devices

Following their move to unlock all bootloaders on phones released after September 2011, HTC announced today that the HTC Wildfire S, Wildfire, Desire, Merge, and A315c (a Wildfire CDMA variant) joined the official list. It looks like all the devices they added right after Christmas are on the list as well. The dropdown menu of supported devices on HTCDev’s bootloader page changed formats as well.  Now included, at the very bottom of the list, is an All Other Supported Models option....

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Former Writer · Dec 30, 2011

Enable GSM Phone Calls on Your HTC Jetstream

As they say, the real fun doesn't start until your device gets root and s-off and that's certainly the case with the HTC Jetstream. The device got root just a couple days ago and the modders and developers have gone to work making the already great device even greater. XDA Senior Member Giblet-dono has drawn up a quick tutorial that will give your HTC Jetstream the ability to make and receive phone calls over a 3g GSM network. According to...

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azrienoch · Dec 30, 2011

HTC Kingdom Source Code Released

I made a mistake.  A few days ago I reported that, with a slew of new kernel source codes posted on HTCdev, HTC is now GPL compliant.  That wasn't true.  I found out after saying it again on XDA TV.  On Twitter, @gu1dry said, @azrienoch Just finished the new XDA TV video, issue with the end, @HTC still hasn't released source code for the Evo Design... :/ That was true.  Somehow, I overlooked the HTC Kingdom (HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Hero...

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azrienoch · Dec 28, 2011

HTC Unlocks Its Verizon and AT&T Bootloaders

Today, Peter Chou makes good on his word to no longer lock the bootloaders on HTC Android phones.  Just in time for those New Year's Resolutions. XDA Junior Member nightwings noticed, when trying out HTCDev's bootloader unlocking tool on his HTC Rezound, his bootloader was successfully unlocked.  Similar reports came in on the HTC Vivid forum, even though neither were named on HTCDev.com's list of supported devices. And it's bigger than just the HTC Rezound and Vivid.  I just tried out the...

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Jase Glenn · Dec 23, 2011

HTC Super Tool: The Latest All-in-One for Your HTC Device

Do you own a new HTC device? Is your device bootloader locked? For most of us to obtain root, using the HTC method of unlocking is tiresome. Go here, input this command, copy this, push that, and all to let HTC know that you want to void your warranty. Until now that is. Say hello to the latest creation from XDA developer: frigid. Known as HTC Super Tool v2, this bad boy roots a number of devices according to frigid,...

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Jase Glenn · Dec 22, 2011

HTC EVO 3D GSM, HBOOT Downgrade!

S-OFF. Those five characters represent the world to power users. They represent the ability to do whatever you want, whenever you want, without the OEM holding you down. For many a GSM EVO 3D user, those few characters seemed unattainable. HTC had locked the HBOOT and downgrading seemed impossible. As the months passed, hope seemed lost... Fortunately for them, a clever chap by the name of navrasis refused to give in. After much research he cracked the code, err...blocks in this...

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azrienoch · Dec 21, 2011

HTCdev Releases 8 New Source Codes

HTCdev just released kernel source codes to eight new devices and their varying regional versions, and source codes for updates.  This brings HTC up to compliance with the GPL. Here's the list: Desire S (Europe, HTC Asia India, HTC TUR, Bouygues FR, HTC Arabic) Flyer (HTC WWE Honeycomb update) Explorer (HTC Asia HK CHT, HTC Asia WWE, HTC Asia SEA WWE, Orange UK) Sensation (T-Mobile US) Incredible S (HTC WWE, HTC TUR, BrightStar SPA) Droid Incredible (Verizon WWE) Vivid 4G...

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azrienoch · Dec 20, 2011

Underwhelming ITC Ban of Some HTC Devices

The US International Trade Commission made the decision that HTC has in fact infringed on one of Apple’s patents.  This was one of four reviewed, two of which were preliminarily found to infringe back in July.  As FOSSpatents put it, “this ruling falls far short of anything [that] would force HTC out of the U.S. market in the near term.” Apple, not one to license its technology, sought to ban the import of all infringing devices.  HTC devices running Android 1.3...

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azrienoch · Dec 16, 2011

Al Franken’s Pursuit of “Carrier IQ”

December 14, the deadline Senator Al Franken gave to answer his questions about Carrier IQ, came and went.  Now the responses are public.  Franken also questioned FBI director Robert Mueller in the Senate Judiciary Committee about the FBI’s collection of information specifically obtained from Carrier IQ’s software.  Thankfully, Franken was not satisfied by the answers he received in either inquiry.  From Franken’s press release, which includes companies’ responses, “I appreciate the responses I received, but I’m still very troubled by what’s...

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