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HTC enjoyed a meteoric rise with Android and manufactured some of the best smartphones of recent years. Its fall from grace has been spectacular. We examine what went wrong and take a look at how HTC might stage a comeback.

cyanogenmod nexus one

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 suppo...

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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 t...

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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.

Unfortun...

bootloader

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...

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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...

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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 e...

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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 themsel...