Facepalm S-Off arrives for a few newer HTC devices


Do you have an HTC Droid DNA, One XL, or One S? A few developers over on XDA have been hard work on a new little trick for you that will achieve S-Off on your device. All you need is a working ADB and fastboot to work with, as well as your locked device. Droid DNA users will also need SuperCID, which could be an issue if you’ve accepted the latest OTA update, but the developers have already promised a fix in the works for those users. Like always with experimental stuff like this, bricks can happen. If you’re not comfortable doing it, you shouldn’t do it at all. With that being said, if you’re ready to get your hands dirty, hit the link below to dive in.

source: XDA

HTC announces the One smartphone, gives us more quad-core goodness in a Sense 5 package


HTC has finally taken the wraps off of its worst-kept secret— the HTC One smartphone. The smartphone comes fully decked out while featuring some pretty cool enhancements giving users a unique Android experience. For starters, the smartphone features a 4.7-inch full 1080p LCD3 display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 chip, 2 gigs of RAM and Android 4.1.2 topped off with Sense 5— all in one hell of an aluminum package. HTC also aims to give users a topnotch social network and multimedia experience by introducing some neat tools including:

  • Blinkfeed – an updated stream of news and social networks featuring 1,400 content providers including ESPN. Think full-screen wallpaper/widget with a Flipboard layout displaying all sorts of custom content
  • SenseVoice – sound enhancement feature which allows users to optimize call sound when in a noisy environment by chcking the ambient sounds in the background
  • Full IR capabilities which allows the device to control a home theater unit
  • Ultrapixel – giving 300% more light with camera
  • HTC Zoe – captures video and high resolution photos automatically, while also giving you topnotch organization by bringing your gallery together. Also allows for the ability to make a slideshow  highlight with movies as well by implementing automatic transitions between scenes and it can edit on its own. Zoe also allows users to combine multiple images into one and can even eliminate people from photos at a later time

Now for the information you all really want to know— when and where the device will be available. It will be a while before we see the device in our balmy mitts, but HTC has confirmed it will be available in 80 countries by the end of March. Additionally, the smartphone will come in 32GB and 64GB variants and land in AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile stores for those of us here in the States (no Verizon?) and will also be available for customers by the end of March as well— though there’s no word on pricing just yet.

Hit the break to see HTC’s full presser.

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HTC One press shot leaked… again



Our own Rob Nazarian is about to lay his eyes on the upcoming HTC One (aka the M7) smartphone at any moment now, but that hasn’t stopped some folks from giving the rest of us yet another idea of what we should expect to see from HTC’s next great beast of a device. French website NowhereElse has leaked a couple of images pretty much confirming what we’ve already seen before– except this time we see a Beats Audio logo on the back and some sort of shiny band at the bottom and top of the device. So ummm yeah folks— this is pretty much the HTC One that we’re all looking forward to drooling over and have already seen before. Stay tuned with us as we give you all the up-to-date info about the device.

source: NowhereElse
via: Engadget

Could HTC unveil a tablet alongside the One?


The above image is yet another teaser from HTC about tomorrow’s event. Now we fully expect to see the HTC One (M7) or whatever they call it, but this image has something interesting. It shows a bunch of devices under black clothes, but the one to the bottom left looks a little bigger. Speculation is running rampant that it could be a tablet, but it could also be some sort of accessory. We did hear rumblings last July of an HTC Vertex device that was suspected to be a tablet, and then in August, images leaked of a 10-inch tablet. Unless it’s an optical illusion, whatever is under that cloth doesn’t appear to be that big.

I guess I will be surprised if it is a tablet knowing full well that we would probably have more information about it, and not to mention that back in October HTC basically said they weren’t going to concentrate on tablets, at least for the U.S. market. We are only a little over 12 hours away from finding out so keep it locked right here for all the details as we get them.

source: twitter


HTC One (aka M7) to debut on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile on March 22?


With next Tuesday being the big day for the unveiling of the HTC One, we do expect that it will become available sometime in March. We have heard that it could debut as early as March 8 in Europe, but what about the U.S.? Right now the word is that it will land on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile on March 22. We are hearing that there will be a 32GB model and a 64GB model and contract pricing will be $199 and $299 respectively.

What about Verizon you ask? Well back in January, we got wind that it was heading to Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, and T-Mobile was yet to be confirmed. The absence of Verizon is a little disappointing, but I guess it’s not a shocker since they just released the DROID DNA. I think it’s possible that the HTC One might still end up on Verizon, but maybe at a later date as another follow up to the DROID Incredible line. I guess we will have to wait and see.

source: HTCSource

HTC One gets shown off in blurry teaser video


In less than one week the HTC One will officially be unveiled. We think we have a pretty good idea of what it will look like based on the leaked image a couple of days ago, but if you want a little more, and I mean a “little,” check out a video created by YouTube member gaurav2328. He took all the quick clips that HTC featured on their website and made a 20 second video. There are a lot of blur effects so it’s not so easy to see anything relevant. You do get a decent shot of the front silver trim along with the white back that coincides with the leak we saw the other day. Hit the break to check it out, and if you see something interesting, please point it out in the comments below.

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User Satisfaction Survey Ranks iPhone 5 Well Behind Android Devices

The phone you we I love to hate  got its butt kicked in a user satisfaction survey. In the US, the iPhone 5 came in behind the Motorola Atrix HD, Droid RAZR M, HTC Rezound 4G  and Samsung Galaxy Note II. The survey found a correlation between high satisfaction ratings and 4G service. A less than level 4G-playing field, such as the UK with only a single 4G carrier,was still not enough of an advantage for the iPhone. The HTC One X was the UK’s top phone followed by the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III Mini (not a typo) and the Galaxy S III.

The survey, clearly good news for Motorola, HTC and, to a lesser extent, Samsung was not all bad news for Apple. It was still rated the top smartphone manufacturer in terms of satisfaction, just slightly ahead of Google. This may be a result of Android manufacturers producing mid-tier and budget phones along with their flagship devices as opposed to Apple, which focuses on the release of a single handset. On Device Research surveyed 320,000 mobile and tablet users in six countries for this report.

Source: On Device Research

HTC One (aka M7) press render leaks ahead of next week’s announcement


@evleaks is at it again. They have a pretty good track record and I am assuming that will continue with their latest leak, a press render of the HTC One. We already reported last week that it will be the official name of the M7, but forget names, what does it look like? There’s a good chance that it will look just like the above image.

Now we had seen a leaked image of the said device last month, and if you remember, the buttons were switched up. Instead of having from left to right, back/home/multitasking, the previous image had from left to right, back/multitasking/home. I still can’t understand why HTC would do that, but the same theme continues with this image, but the htc logo is in place of the multitasking button, which is even more bizarre.  Other than that, there isn’t much more to say other than this image appears to be the second color option and the newer clock widget is prominent as opposed to their classic flip clock.

I’m pretty sure we will see another leak or two before next Tuesday’s big announcement, so stay tuned!!

source: @evleaks

HTC One (aka M7) test photo shows up on Flickr



HTC has been the focus of a ton of rumors lately specifically related to their next rumored flagship phone, the HTC M7. It has been recently suggested that the name M7 will not be the official name given at the launch of the device but rather is a codename as is common with manufacturers and their products. The official name has been rumored to be the HTC One following in line with the slew of devices already available including the HTC’s current flagship phone the HTC One X.

A new image has shown up on Flickr with details suggesting that it has been taken with the anticipated smartphone, and as you can see in the EXIF data, it’s called the HTC One, which supports yesterday’s rumor. Also, the image was uploaded at a maximum resolution of 1158 x 2048 which could mean several things. It could be that the image was cropped, re-sized or even evidence of the rumored “ultrapixel” technology set to debut along with the device as one of its key features. With the One, M7 or whatever it is to be called, HTC has sparked quite a buzz for themselves and this image might just showcase one more key feature to look forward to on February 19th.

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