egzthunder1 · Jan 21, 2014 at 02:00 pm

The Story of Snow White and the 6 Paperweights

Without hacking and love for mobile devices, XDA-Developers would probably be just a bunch of old forum and database data in some HDD in a server room in The Netherlands, waiting for someone to simply wipe it and end its suffering. Because of its community members, their discoveries, contributions, and endless hours of suffering, agonizing pain, sweaty palms, and dozens of dead devices, we are still the largest online community of its kind on the web. Out of all the stories, from time to time, we spot one that truly is entertaining, fun, and leaves you with a message or two on how to do things correctly (or incorrectly depending on your point of view).

The following is the story of one of the few remaining devs for the infamous HTC EVO 3D. The dev in question is none other than XDA Senior Member HJ200, who has brought us several goodies in the past that allow EVO 3D owners to use the device’s 3D capabilities the way it should have been out of the box. The story itself shows what perseverance, money, love, and some more money can give you when you are truly devoted to the device you currently work with. A small synopsis of this can be easily guessed from the title of this very article… or can it? This, ladies and gentlemen, is hardware hacking at its absolute finest—where one may not succeed at first, but could easily tame the beast known as defeat if one reads and knows enough while learning from mistakes as one goes.

The story is full of everything you will find in any of New York Time’s best seller’s: love, hate, passion. You name it, the story has it all—and yes even nudity (explicit pictures of phone’s internals are shown)! So, grab a cup of [insert favorite caffeinated drink here], sit back, and enjoy.

It was a sunny Sunday. I was in a good mood, but I was also in a hurry as usual. I left my apartment and glanced at the latest social media posts while walking down the stairs. When I got outside…

You can find the full story in the original thread.

[Thanks to HJ200 for the tip!]


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