05
Oct
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Most of the file systems in use today were designed in an era when rotating discs ruled the world. Well, as things have shifted more toward NAND flash-based storage in mobile devices the problems with older file systems have been more visible. Samsung has just tackled the problem by designing a new file system called F2FS that's geared toward flash storage specifically. What's better, it is open source and has been submitted to the Linux kernel.

14
Aug
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A little more than two weeks ago a revolutionary (pun intended) new unlock and root solution was released by AlphaRev and Unrevoked that provided S-Off and NAND write access to a number of HTC devices. That tool received an update today that adds a number of previously unsupported device to the mix:

  • HTC EVO 3D GSM
  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • HTC EVO 4G running Gingbebread
  • HTC myTouch 4G Slide
  • HTC Droid Incredible 2 running Gingerbread
  • 0.4pre3
    - Fixed support for HTC myTouch 4G Slide (doubleshot) 1.44.0007

  • 0.4pre2
    - Fixed support for HTC Incredible 2 (vivo_w) 0.97.0000, only works on Gingerbread now!

  • 29
    Jul
    htc-logo

    We've been waiting all day for a new project called Revolutionary from AlphaRev and Unrevoked to go live, and that moment is now upon is. This new tool allows S-Off and NAND write access to a whole slew of modern HTC phones, including some devices that have yet to receive a permanent unlock solution:

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    • HTC Desire (bravo) 0.93.0001
    • HTC Desire CDMA (bravoc) 1.06.0000
    • HTC Wildfire (buzz) 1.01.0001
    • HTC Aria (liberty) 1.02.0000
    • HTC Incredible S (vivo) 1.09.0000 and 1.13.0000
    • HTC Droid Incredible 2 (vivow) 0.97.0000
    • HTC Desire S (saga) 0.98.0000 and 0.98.0002
    • HTC View (express) 1.09.0000 and 1.13.0000
    • HTC Flyer (flyer) 1.10.0000
    • HTC Sensation (pyramid) 1.17.0006, .0008, .0011 and .0012
    • HTC Evo 3D (shooter) 1.30.0000 and 1.40.0000

    The most notable of the bunch is the EVO 3D and the Sensation -- two devices that were previously without a permanent root solution (only perma-temp).

    25
    Jun
    SimpleRoot - Fully Root Your HTC EVO 4G In One Click, Including Unlocking NAND And Flashing Recovery
    Last Updated: September 28th, 2014

    This article mentions rooting and flashing of custom ROMs. If you’re unfamiliar with either term, hit up our primers here and here for additional information

    This root does not work for Froyo. If you're reading this now, chances are very high that you already have Froyo or something higher, in which case stop and don't run steps from this method. For Froyo root, see this post instead.

    Note: If your EVO software version starts with 1.47.651, we have an updated post with an updated SimpleRoot version right here.