HTC EVO 4G LTE Gets Unlocked Bootloader

While the HTC One X has been a hit with consumers and tech enthusiasts alike there has been one thorn in the paw of this lion of a phone. That’s the fact that AT&T has the device’s bootloader locked. This potential slap in the face to HTC’s unlocked bootloader policy has caused an uproar and enough of one that HTC made an official statement the other day. Some of the worry has transferred over to the HTC EVO 4G LTE offered by Sprint. Well folks you have little to worry about as it appears that HTC’s bootloader unlock tool supports the unlocking of this device. This is a potentially good sign for those who want to root their device.

While HTC does allow the unlocking of the EVO 4G LTE, it does not in fact grant S-Off. This means that you can’t flash a ROM, kernel, etc. in recovery but have to use a PC work around to do such things. Sorry folks. You will still have to wait to do those things, but it’s good news as its a step closer into that direction. So while you may not be able to flash one of the CM 9 nightlies easily just yet, chances are sometime soon you will be able to. If you’re interested in reading more on this device you can check out our initial hands on review right here. Enjoy!


source: HTCDev
via: Phandroid

Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE now $150 at Amazon Wireless

Amazon Wireless is now offering the country’s latest and greatest smartphone, Sprint’s HTC Evo 4G LTE for only $150 on contract! What’s even more awesome about this deal is that current upgrade eligible Sprint customers can take advantage of this amazing offer as well, as long as they are cool with autographing a new 2 year contract. To have all the greatness of the HTC One X, along with super cool additions like the kick stand and micro SD card support, all for the low price of just $150 is just too fantastic to pass up. Hit the source link below to jump on this incredible deal, and remember, Friday is just around the corner!

source: AmazonWireless

CEO of HTC Pete Chou will carry the torch in the 2012 Olympics

As the heading says, Peter Chou, CEO of HTC has been given the honor along with 8,000 other to be named a torchbearer during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Chou was chosen for this opportunity because of his outstanding contribution to the worldwide mobile industry. HTC Corp has presented to it’s consumers great mobile devices over the years, and had put the Taiwanese smartphone company on the map as a top global leader in mobile technology.

This event will be during a 70-day tour of the United Kingdom, which will begin May 19th. Chou’s particular run will be on July 6th before the opening ceremony of the London Olympics on July 27th. Hit the source for more on this story.

source: taiwannews


Test your Visual Skills in the HTC One Photo Challenge

HTC is very proud of the shooter on their latest phones the HTC One S and HTC One X. And they should be. There’s been a lot of buzz around the quality of this camera. HTC has taken the opportunity to set up a challenge, should you choose to accept it.  All that is required is for you to head over to the HTC Blog and start the challenge. You’ll be choosing which photo was taken with the HTC One X and which was taken with a professional digital camera. Personally I did not do all that well. I won’t reveal my score, but I could probably think of a few decent excuses why my score was bad. All joking aside, give it a shot yourself and let us know how you did.

source: htcblog

Who wants to Root their HTC One X and One XL?

I have to give a big thanks to the guys at XDA, as they have done it again. Kennethpenn has posted a very simple way to root your HTC One X and the HTC One XL. With a few easy steps you will be on your way to enjoying the sweet rewards that come with rooting your device. Custom ROMs, no bloatware,  and improved battery life just  to name a few. With that being said, I must remind you, rooting your phone voids your warranty, and all the blame is solely on you should something go wrong.

If you’re still reading this and want to know more, click on the source link below for all the instructions. I would also like to thank sparkym3 for the exploit and crisis187 for being a brave tester. We want to know in the comments below, how many of you plan to try this?

Source: XDA


Hands on with the HTC One V at CTIA [Video]

The HTC One V is the more mid-level device of the One Series. It has a 3.7-inch (800 x 480) display, a 1.0 GHZ processor,  1GB of RAM, and a 5MP rear camera. It still packs all the same great camera features like its older siblings, the One X and One S, and of course Sense 4.0 and Ice Cream Sandwich. It should be available in the Summer on Cricket and possibly another carrier. No pricing yet.

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Hands on with the DROID Incredible 4G LTE by HTC

Verizon and HTC kicked CTIA off with the official announcement of the DROID Incredible 4G LTE, the 3rd Incredible since its original launch in 2010. It’s similar to the HTC One S, but unfortunately it doesn’t come with the ImageSense chip that you will find on the AT&T One X, T-Mobile HTC One S, and Sprint EVO 4G LTE. There are some pluses however, they’ve included a removable battery (1700 mAh) and a micro SD slot for up to an additional 32GB of storage. However, with that comes a little extra bulk.

HTC is going all the way with their booth this year as they’re really pushing the One line. In the video (after the hands on) you can see a mini-show they have going on at the booth.

Hit the break for the quick hands on.

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Virgin Mobile Announces HTC Evo V 4G For May 31st At $299.99


Before you run off thinking this is a re-branded HTC One X or HTC Evo 4G LTE, hold your horses, it’s not.  The device is more of an Evo 3D with some slight modifications to accommodate Virgin’s network.  This will be marked as Virgin Mobile’s first “4G” device to hit the carrier.  The company is offering a $35 plan with unlimited data and 300 minutes of talk time.  The hardware offers a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, a 3D camera on the backside, a 1.3 mp front facing camera, a 5 meg camera on the backside as a point-and-shoot, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.  So what’s going to make this device stand out from the rest? Consider the fact that the device will launch with ICS 4.0 on-board and that just might be enough for some people.  However, note that it will not house the latest version of Sense UI, 4.0 as seen on the One family of devices but rather 3.6.  If you’re on Virgin’s network and have been wanting a “big boy” phone for some time, this might be as close as you’re going to get to one for now.  The device is slated for a May 31st launch and will go for $299.99 on contract. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.

source: Virgin Mobile


HTC Airs New Car and Media-Link HD Demo Videos for One Series Phones

If you are anything like us, you already think the HTC One X is one of the best smartphones on the market. With its awesome screen, powerful processor, and amazing features, the One X could easily outperform any device on the market right now. Some of the One X’s features aren’t just limited to the One X and carry over to the other HTC One series phones. Features such as HTC Media-Link HD and HTC Car, give this series of devices an advantage that other manufacturers have yet to perfect.

Today, HTC unveiled a couple videos showing the two features in action. Both require an add-on dongle but once equipped, give the One series phones some uber cool media capabilities. Media-Link HD allows users the ability to wirelessly transfer media to their TV with just a 3-finger swipe and HTC Car can wirelessly stream audio to any auxiliary input, and can also tune in to over 60,000 radio stations across the globe. Pretty cool stuff. You really should jump past the break to see them in action. 
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HTC Announces its Plan to Release the One V on Various U.S. Carriers Later this Summer

Any of you stateside folks jealous that that we don’t have the HTC One V offered through any U.S. carriers? Worry not my friends, as HTC  just announced that the device will meander its way over to the states and should be available on various U.S. carriers later this summer. No word on which carriers will stock the device, but HTC plans to showcase the device at this week’s CTIA conference and our very own Robert Nazarian will be on scene to scoop up all the juicy details. Stay tuned as we will fill you in as soon as we learn more.

source: Engadget