Although the eager hackers from XDA developers have already launched a Jelly Bean port for the Google / HTC Nexus One, the people behind CyanogenMod have recently announced that the first Nexus smartphone ever will not be officially compatible with Cyanogen versions beyond 7.x (Gingerbread).
Unfortunately, there are also a bunch of other smartphones that won’t be getting official support for Cyanogen Mod 9+, namely almost all smartphones that are based on the first generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processors (this translates into “all smartphones using a QSD8x50, MSM7x25, MSM7x27 or MSM7x27T SoC”). Some of the most popular smartphones based on the Snapdragon S1 are the [...]
The HTC Desire might have been around for a while already, but development for it is still going strong. A new MIUI port has been released for this Android device, based on the CyanogenMod 9 source powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
This release, the MIUI NMR4 custom ROM, has been ported from MIUI AU v4. Unfortunately, many of MIUI AU 4’s bugs were also carried onto this port, but the developers have added a number of tweaks, additional apps, scripts and settings as well.
The developer, XDA Developers member noonamer, has also included NMR Settings, an APK developed by noonamer in Java and containing improvements such as CPU control and interface [...]
If you love flashing ROM after ROM on your Android devices, your Volume rockers and your Power button can finally take a break because a touch-enabled version of ClockworkMod Recovery has finally arrived on the HTC Desire.
Thanks to XDA Developers member Yorzua, HTC Desire users can now enjoy navigating through Recovery Mode with the help of their fingertips and touchscreens.
Unfortunately, this release is only compatible with HTC Desire devices. If your device is not an HTC Desire, we highly discourage attempting to apply this update as it may result in bricking your device.
This guide shows you how to flash ClockworkMod Touch Recovery for the HTC [...]
For those of you that own the HTC Desire Z, HTC ChaCha, HTC Aria, Droid Incredible, HTC Status, or the T-Mobile G2, it’s time to head over to HTC’s Developer website and unlock the bootloader on these phones. Yesterday afternoon HTC added those seven devices to their bootloader unlock tool and to the HTCDev website.
If you own any of these devices and want to get the bootloader unlocked, hit up the source link below and get the process started. It’s actually pretty easy as long as you follow the directions HTC gives you on their Developer Portal. If you want to find out if your bootloader is locked or not you can simply power down your device then press the [...]
We’ve already seen Miui v4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) ported over to the Google Nexus One, so it’s no surprise that it has not made it’s way over to it’s brother device the HTC Desire. The Google Nexus One and HTC Desire are identical in specs, and the Nexus One is a HTC device.
Miui v4 is a fully working ROM, but it is still in beta so remember there may be some bugs, feel free to report them to Miui and not Android Authority since we are not the developers of this ROM.
Disclaimer: Android Authority is not responsible for any damage to your device while flashing this ROM.
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Thanks to the hard work of the Android developer and enthusiast community, users of the HTC Desire can now enjoy an Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM. The development of this custom ROM has yielded fast and successful results, especially with ICS’s popularity and the public availability of its source code.
Though some users are waiting for stable ICS builds, other devices are already enjoying ICS. It was about time that the HTC Desire got its preview of Ice Cream Sandwich. The ROM developed by XDA member Sandvold may still have a few kinks that need to be ironed out, but it is definitely functional enough to be used daily.
Though currently you cannot use your [...]
Could this be the end of HTC’s exclusive use of Qualcomm chips? In a recent interview of HTC’s VP of Marketing with GSMArena, he said there’s actually “no exclusive deal” between HTC and Qualcomm, and when asked what other chips they could use, he said “Nvidia or TI-powered smartphones and tablets are possible in the future.”
Qualcomm have done very well for themselves with the rise of touchscreen smartphones. They managed to grab TI’s longstanding leadership position, which happened with the rise of Android and the fall of Nokia and RIM (who mainly used TI chips).
But perhaps the biggest reason Qualcomm got this position is [...]