HTC Posts on XDA

HTC is a Taiwanese technology manufacturer. They were a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance, and they manufactured the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream). The company has released many Android devices since 2008. Visit the HTC forums.

[Update: Possible July Launch] HTC is still making phones and will launch a 5G smartphone this year

Do you remember HTC? Yes, it was the world's largest Android smartphone vendor at one time. HTC has many firsts to its name, the most significant being that it was the first to launch an Android phone in the form of the Dream/T-Mobile G1. In recent years, however, it became a sorry spectacle. Its revenue...

HTC is joining the TWS earbuds club with the HTC U Ear

Truly wireless (TWS) earbuds have seen a significant uptick in popularity over the last year or so. Thanks to the trend kickstarted by Apple's AirPods, several manufacturers have released their take on the hot new accessory. While a number of big-name OEMs, like Samsung and Huawei, have been offering TWS earbuds for a while now,...

OEMs have been getting better at rolling out Android Security Patches

Back in 2018, researchers from Security Research Labs (SRLabs) published a paper highlighting how several Android OEMs were declaring Android Security Patch levels but weren't actually incorporating all the necessary patches on their devices. The paper caused quite a stir in the Android community and Google subsequently launched an investigation into each device with a...

LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 is now officially available

If you call yourself a custom ROM veteran, you definitely have heard about LineageOS. LineageOS traces its roots back to CyanogenMod, the custom ROM that became popular on the HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1, the first Android smartphone available for purchase. CyanogenMod, in turn, went on to become one of the most popular custom ROMs available across...

HTC Wildfire R70 announced with triple cameras and ancient microUSB port

HTC still makes phones. While it remains much more focused on the VR market, the company has woken up from its long slumber and announced a new phone for the Indian and Thailand markets: the HTC Wildfire X. If you want to read HTC's recent history, read this article. After months of inactivity in the...

HTC shuts down Elevate community program

These days, several smartphone manufacturers engage with their community to seek feedback and improve their products to better suit the community's needs. Manufacturers like OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Realme have a massive fan following and the companies take their fans seriously. OnePlus, for instance, has its Open Ears Forum to directly interact with its users and...

Download an Android 10 custom ROM for the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2, Nokia 6.1/6.1 Plus, Nokia 7 Plus, Moto G5 Plus, and HTC One M9

Back in September, Google released the Android 10 source code and that kickstarted the custom ROM development here on XDA. Since then, we've seen several devices receive Android 10 based custom ROMs, including the Xiaomi Redmi 2, Moto G2015, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, HTC 10, HTC One M8, etc. Most recently, the OnePlus 3/3T, Xiaomi...

[Update 2: Exodus 1s Specs] HTC wants us to know it’s not dead, plans to release its 5G Hub and a second-gen “blockchain phone”

HTC may have been the first company to craft the first commercial Android smartphone, but more than a decade later, it has been reduced to a shell of its former self. While the Taiwanese company did manage to release a few smartphones—the HTC U12 series and the "Exodus 1" blockchain-focused smartphone—in 2018, poor sales testify...

Xiaomi Redmi 2, Moto G 2015, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, HTC 10, and HTC One M8 receive Android 10 custom ROMs

Ever since it first started rolling out on September 3, Android 10 has made its way to a number of devices. Phones from the Pixel series, the Essential Phone PH-1, the Redmi K20 Pro and the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro have already received their official updates. And thanks to the active Android development...

Lava launches HTC Wildfire X in India with MediaTek Helio P22 for ₹9,999 ($140)

HTC had been looking to reboot its long-dead Wildfire series with new releases this year. We recently reported about the HTC Wildfire X making an appearance in the Google Play Console Device Catalog and the Android Enterprise Recommended website, complete with its MediaTek Helio P22 MT6762 SoC and HD+ display. HTC has now officially launched...

LineageOS 16 adds support for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One M8

Many of us have been sporting LineageOS 16 on our devices for most of the year but that isn't the case for everyone. Throughout the year we've seen the list of supported LOS 16 devices grow. This month, in particular, has been great for Samsung devices with official support reaching the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017...

HTC stops selling phones in the UK due to patent dispute

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC isn't dead, although it may as well be in the UK. Due to a patent dispute with Munich-based research and development company Ipcom, the company has pulled its smartphones from the UK market. The patent specifically pertains to car phones, which HTC agreed in 2012 to sell their phones in the...