HTC U11 Posts on XDA

New Edge Sense Beta Update Adds More Customization Options to the U11

When rumors started to stir about a squeeze feature for an HTC smartphone, many people instantly said it would be nothing more than a gimmick. Some though, wondered how it would be implemented and if it would be convenient enough to use during everyday use. Then the company released the HTC U11 and Edge Sense...

One Click Tool to Change the Splash Screen on the HTC U11

The splash screen is one of the first things that every user sees after booting up a device. It generally shows the company logo before going into the device's boot animation. Developers on our HTC U11 forums have managed to create a tool to replace this splash screen for the device. The Universal Splash Screen Flasher...

SunShine Now Supports S-OFF for the HTC U11

HTC devices have a security system which is either S-ON or S-OFF. The S stands for security, so it's effectively Security-ON vs Security-OFF. Bootloader unlock is separate to S-ON/S-OFF. With S-ON, any system modifications you make to your device in certain protected areas are reset after a reboot.  When unlocking officially via HTC, only three...

HTC Announces Android Oreo Update for HTC U11, HTC U Ultra and HTC 10

Android Oreo has now been pushed to AOSP, so now it's up for each OEM to announce timelines. And as usual, HTC is among the first big players to announce an official update confirmation for their flagship lineup. Last night, their USA team took to Twitter to announce which devices will receive an Oreo update...

HTC U11 Camera Mod Disables Forced Max Brightness

There are a number of camera applications in the Play Store with a feature that cranks up the brightness of the display when you go to take a photo. This can be useful if you generally have your device set to a low brightness, but these apps almost always have a toggle to turn it...

HTC U11 Receives MaximusHD 2.0.0 Custom ROM Update with Bluetooth 5 Activation

XDA Recognized Contributor LlabTooFeR is well known within the HTC community. Some may know about them from the software and hardware leaks for a number of HTC devices. Others know about their development efforts with a lot of focus going into the MaximusHD custom ROM. This is a ROM that's been made available for a number of...

Edge Sense Plus for HTC U11 Quick Look: Get More Out of Every Squeeze

Manufacturers of Android devices have been adding features to phones as long as they have been able. Some of these features are useful, like the OnePlus Alert Slider, or Moto’s Active Display. Others fall into the camp of the not-so-helpful like LG’s “Friends”, the secondary camera on the HTC M8, and Samsung’s Bixby button. For us...

Limited by Your HTC U11’s Edge Sense? Try Edge Sense Plus For More Shortcuts and Features!

Launchers in general are what make Android (and really any OS outside of iOS) as special as they are, at least when you look at it from a non-coder, end user perspective. Every device manufacturer in this day and age has their very own flavor to separate themselves from the competition. However, if it wasn't for the...

FCC Filing Indicates HTC Could Enable Bluetooth 5.0 on the U11 Via a Software Update

A new FCC filing from HTC shows that the company is planning to roll out a firmware update that will  enable support for Bluetooth 5.0 on the HTC U11. The U11, which was launched back in May this year, comes with Bluetooth 4.2. However, if this new FCC filing is anything to go by, owners of...

Expect OEMs to Keep Omitting the Headphone Jack as Their Newest Phones are Selling Better and Better

A little over a year ago I wrote about the killing of the 3.5mm headphone jack. At the time, the Moto Z was newly announced, making it the first mainstream and major manufacturer to forgo the decades old and widely adopted technology. Fast forward to today and we are now looking at the very real possibility...

HTC U11 Custom Kernel Brings Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS)

There's been a lot of talk about Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS) lately and now a new custom kernel brings this to the latest HTC flagship smartphone as well. This HTC U11 custom kernel is available thanks to XDA Senior Member Freak07 and can be flashed via TWRP. The developer does make note about having to move so far away...

Firewater Devs Show the HTC U11 S-OFF has been Achieved

HTC devices have a unique security layer built into their phones that is labeled either S-ON or S-OFF. When an HTC device is flagged as S-ON, various properties are protected from being permanently modified. This is why many enthusiasts opt for S-OFF, so they can get rid of all restrictions and modify protected partitions with...