one-v-cwm-touch-recovery-feature-image-120514

Unlocking the bootloader is not enough for you to flash custom ROMs; you also need the help of custom recovery. Custom recovery is an essential tool if you plan to make backups and safely flash custom ROMs. Senior XDA Developers member vivekkalady was able to create a ClockworkMod Touch Recovery for your HTC One V. You can use this tool to create backups, restore your backup ROM, clear your mobile data, and flash custom ROMs to your mobile phone. What’s more is that it is touch-based, so you won’t need your phone’s physical buttons to interact with this tool. Read…

one-v-unlock-bootloader-feature-image-120514

The HTC One V already carries Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a dose of HTC Sense 4.0, which is more than perfect for some users. But, if you are not satisfied with the performance of the phone’s stock ROM, or want to have a Sense-less ROM, you should try installing tweaked and optimized custom ROMs to your mobile phone. But, before we tackle how to improve the performance of the HTC One V, you will need to unlock its bootloader for you to flash custom ROMs. For the price of voiding your phone’s warranty and the risk of bricking…

htc-one-v

After the HTC One X and HTC One S, the last of the One series, HTC One V, has finally received a release window in the US. Aiming to grab a good slice of the low to mid-end range smartphone market in the US, HTC announced today that the One V will be launched this summer at “a variety of US partners.” Despite packing the least exciting set of specs, the One V bears the hallmarks of HTC’s superfine build quality, much like the other One phones. The phone’s aluminum unibody is complemented by a 3.7-inch display protected by scratch-resistant reinforced…

htc-one-v

Canadian readers, if you’re looking for a decent, elegant, and affordable entry-level Android-based smartphone and you have a tough time deciding what to buy, your problem might just be solved later this week. The HTC One V is set to hit the Canadian market the day after tomorrow, as we reported a while back, and could be made available in other markets as soon as next week. And while we suspected the handheld to target tech users on a tight budget, we now have a first confirmation of sorts about the actual pricing of the device. The guys at MobileSyrup,…

HTC One V

With the HTC One X set to become the most powerful Android-based smartphone these days (at least until the Galaxy S3 and the LG D1L will be released) and the One S providing a very good balance between decent specs and affordability, the third smartphone in HTC’s new line has been kind of ignored by many tech geeks. The One V should, however, be on a lot of shopping lists nowadays, as it promises to come with a very sleek profile, Android ICS under the hood, and a dirt-cheap price. The 3.7-incher has already been released in select European markets, alongside…

htc-one-x-battery

You don’t get to be to in the position where HTC is right now without employing some true marketing talent and engaging in extensive market research, regardless of how accurate the results of this research is for determining what customers really want in a smartphone. Speaking at an HTC event yesterday, the company’s VP of product strategy, Bjon Kilburn, said that, according to a research conducted last year, most users favor form over function. More precisely, customers consistently prefer buying thinner phones, even if the svelter profile implies a shorter battery life. Apparently, this is the reason for which HTC decided…

htc_one_series

After weeks of seemingly endless waiting for some official news from HTC regarding the One series smartphones, we have finally been put to ease. Well, at least some of us have, because the One-branded smartphone trio has an official release date next to its name, but, so far, it’s only for “some” European countries. The HTC One X, S, and V will be made available for sale starting April 2nd (that’s right, next Monday) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In other European countries, including the UK, carriers and retailers have announced that the handhelds are coming on April 5. Meanwhile,…

htc-one-s-micro-arc-oxidation-ceramic-case

People don’t often appreciate the effort that Santa puts into stuffing socks with presents on Xmas day. It’s an epic collaboration between elves, deer, and the big man himself. Similarly, you’ve seen HTC One phones in pictures and admired their speed and beauty. Aren’t you just a little bit curious about what’s behind the phones’ sleek and tough exterior, and how they came to be? We have three words for you: Micro. Arc. Oxidation. Ugh, what? According to HTC, the Micro Arc Oxidation treatment that the company is using for the exterior of HTC One S produces a material that…

htc_one_series

[Update: Corrected One S availability information, and added details about One V. Thank you, Nicolas] The new HTC One series is part of HTC’s strategy to simplify the branding (and naming convention) of all its Android smartphones. Following a very successful showcase at Mobile World Congress 2012 at the end of February, all eyes are now on HTC to announce the release date of its three new One smartphones – the HTC One X, One S, and One V. Digitimes reported that HTC plans to ship the One series in March, with an initial shipment target of 400,000 units per…

HTC-Sensation-XE-2-2-580x479

As you may know, in August 2011, HTC bought the majority ownership of Beats Electronics, the company that makes the favorite high-end headphones of Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, and a bunch of other celebrities. Beats Electronics’ business model is simple – create product, get rapper/basketball player/movie-star endorsement, sell like crazy. But when they paid $300 million for Beats, HTC probably wanted more than just a piece of the niche, albeit lucrative high-end audio equipment market. HTC wanted to take advantage of the valuable Beats brand image. Erick Renko/Flickr Fast forward to MWC 2012. In Barcelona, HTC launched its new generation…