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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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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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