Overclocking smartphones processors is not surprising. Usually, processors are overclocked from 500 MHz or more to increase the operating speed of your phone. But, for example, if you try to overclock a 1.2 GHz processor to 2.0 GHz, that’s a different story.
If your phone is overclocked too much, it might become unstable and there might be higher risk of damage due to excessive overvoltage. On the other hand, if you successfully overclock your processor to 2.0 GHz, then the prize that awaits you is great. This is where the custom kernel called KangBang Kernel comes in.
The kernel allows you to overclock your HTC Vivid to 2.0 GHz for faster and better phone [...]
ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery is an essential tool for Android developers and enthusiasts. This tool allows you to flash ROMs, install updates, perform full wipes, create a backup of your current ROM, and a lot more. Usually, the Volume keys and Power button are used to navigate and interact with this tool.
A new variant of CWM has also emerged that allows you to use the tool without using the phone’s physical buttons. Recognized XDA Developers member cruzin_cruzing has developed a ClockworkMod Touch Recovery for your HTC Vivid.
Although this is not the official ClockworkMod Touch Recovery for the HTC Vivid, the tool will allow you to enjoy the features of [...]
With just about two percent of all Android devices currently running Ice Cream Sandwich, manufacturers and carriers took their sweet time pushing out the latest and greatest flavor of Android. In the US, one of the few devices to receive the ICS treatment so far is AT&T’s HTC Vivid. As it turns out, the ICS package brings more than a bunch of new features and a snazzier design. HTC Vivid owners will notice a significant performance bump when making the jump from Android 2.3 to Android 4.0, with up to 66% improved performance according to benchmarks performed by VentureBeat.
Below is a run-down of the various benchmark tests performed, and their [...]
We did our best to compile an unofficial list of all smartphones that will be getting the update to Android 4.0 in the near future. But we also appreciate when network carriers step up with an official announcement in this regard.
AT&T has announced the ten phones that will receive the ICS update over the “coming months”, with the HTC Vivid leading the pack. Although the Vivid could be manually updated since last week, AT&T announced today the rollout of the update to all its Vivid-owning subscribers. The service provider stated that the update will also include first and third-party app integration for Beats Audio (so you can enjoy Beats when [...]
If you are getting weary of waiting for that Android 4.0 ICS update on your HTC Vivid phone from AT&T, you can force the ICS update manually by typing *#*#682#*#* in your phone dialer. But you’d better get a move on, since AT&T didn’t officially acknowledge the update to the newest version of Android for the phone, and the carrier may prematurely put an end to your Android dessert binge.
Once you type in the code, a notification should appear on your HTC Vivid phone, and you will be prompted to download the 314.09MB update that leads you to the ICS door. Similar to the ICS update on the HTC Sensation and HTC Velocity a couple of days back, the Sense UI will [...]
HTC just gave word on its’ official Facebook page that the first round of Android 4.0 updates would be available before the end of March, and it looks like the HTC Thunderbolt will not be in the first round. So what phones are getting updated?HTC Sensation HTC Sensation 4G HTC Sensation XE HTC Sensation XL HTC Rezound HTC EVO 3D HTC EVO Design 4G HTC Vivid HTC Incredible S HTC Desire S HTC Desire HD
Here’s HTC’s full official statement:
HTC has been working hard to get its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades ready, and we’re excited to announce that our first round of ICS upgrades will roll out by the end of March for the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation 4G and [...]
The HTC Vivid features a massive 4.5-inch SLCD screen and dual-core processing–something that owners of the device can be much proud of. If you’re one such owner, you’ll be glad to know that you can finally get your hands dirty with rooting your HTC Vivid, as the guys from XDA Developers have managed to get through the phone’s internal system.
In this article, you will learn how to root your HTC Vivid. The method has been tested to work on both the AT&T variant as well as the Canadian variant. According to the developer, the rooting method uses the zergRush exploit and will supposedly grant permanent root access, rather than temporary root [...]
Now here’s something you don’t hear everyday: porn video producer Vivid Entertainment alleges trademark infringement by HTC on account of the latter’s latest smartphone, the HTC Vivid. The phone company has been served a cease and desist letter from Vivid Entertainment.
Available as a 4G LTE handset from AT&T, the HTC Vivid may suggest a correlation to the porn giant. Vivid – the one that brought the world sex tapes of stars such as Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton – fears consumers may think the phone comes from it. As such, the company has sent HTC a cease and desist letter, demanding that the phone company change the name of the phone by November 21, or [...]
One of HTC’s hard-hitting powerhouse phones, the HTC Vivid and HTC Amaze 4G, are the company’s frontline field marshals in the ongoing smartphone battle. With two phones likely to dominate the market, at this juncture we’ll take a closer inspection on what distinguishing and advantageous features each one has over the other.Display and Design
Announced just recently, the HTC Vivid features a much larger display than that of the HTC Amaze 4G. The Vivid sports a 4.5-inch qHD Super LCD screen while the Amaze 4G has the standard 4.3-inch S-LCD. The screens on both phones are capable of displays at 540×960 pixel resolution. The Vivid stands out strong having the [...]
AT&T recently launched two new Android smartphones for its LTE network. Consumers and Android enthusiasts got very excited about the LTE launching since this evolution promises nothing but pure high speed data transfer on AT&T.
The two flagship handsets on AT&T are the HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Both handsets bear a lot of promise, considering both companies are on the top of the Android food chain.
Let’s have a quick look at the specs and features of each phone and maybe perhaps we could give you an idea on what phone you should get, shall we?Design and Exteriors
The HTC Vivid has the same classic [...]