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[Update: EVO 3D Too] Tip: Android 2.3.4 Update For HTC Sensations In Europe Enables Screenshot Shortcut

Earlier this week, the OTA update to Android 2.3.4 finally began rolling out to HTC Sensations around Europe. Our unit received the update yesterday, and quite by accident we discovered that - besides being able to make voice/video calls in GTalk - we also had a new ability to take screenshots untethered from a computer.

Those of you familiar with the standard method of taking screenshots through the Android SDK know how convoluted the process can be: hunting for drivers, enabling debugging, living down those notification-bar icons ...

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DROID Incredible Gingerbread Update Needs More Testing, Delayed Until Further Notice

The DROID Incredible has remained without Gingerbread while its successor, the Incredible 2, has had it for well over a month. A Verizon support rep is now claiming that the Incredible's long awaited Ginger-bump has been put on hold pending final approval from Verizon's product team - which basically translates to: we're not happy with it yet.


It could be a single bug, or wider user experience problems. This means the delay may last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks - or more.

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HTC Droid Incredible Getting Gingerbread After All, And It's Coming Soon

Last week, an HTC support representative told a customer that the Droid Incredible would not be updated to Gingerbread. Of course, we questioned this claim's validity, as we were absolutely certain that there was a test build on Verizon's servers at the time the statement was issued.

Turns out we were right, as the official update page is now live on Big Red's website. This is pretty good news for Incredible owners -- but the better news is that it's probably coming sooner than you think; possibly as early as this week.

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HTC Bootloader Unlock Portal Open - European Sensation Now Unlockable

It seems HTC has made good on its commitment to begin unlocking the bootloaders of its recently released handsets, starting with the European version of the HTC Sensation. You can find the instructions at HTC's developer portal, here. (You may need to log in). Also, here are the scary things you'll have to disclaim before beginning:

warr terms

So, as long as you realize that your warranty will/might be voided all or in part, get cracking.

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Revolutionary 0.4 Released, Adds Support For More Devices - Including The HTC EVO 4G And Incredible 2 With Gingerbread

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 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!

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    HTC Confirms Partnership With Beats By Dr. Dre - Expect Devices With Beats Technology Starting Fall 2011 [Video]

    Earlier today, HTC sent a jolt of electricity through our tired bodies when their PR agency told us an exciting tale of important announcements scheduled to be delivered by Peter Chou himself (that's HTC's CEO) tomorrow morning.

    Bootloader unlocking, exciting new phones and tablets, hoverboards - all of these thoughts started rapidly running through our minds, but like kids who couldn't wait until Christmas to unwrap their presents, the company first spilled the beans to AllThingsD, then followed up mere hours later with full details.

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    HTC Rep: We Are Only Bringing Gingerbread To Certain Phones - And The Droid Incredible Isn't One Of Them

    Droid Incredible owners, brace yourselves for some potentially bad news -- ready? After months of waiting, it looks like HTC may have scrapped its plans to bring Gingerbread to the Droid Incredible, according to a support rep. 


    Thank you for taking the time to contact HTC in regards to Operating System upgrades to your Droid Incredible, XXXX.

    Our goal is to give every customer the best possible experience on every phone.

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    Gingerbread OTA Rolling Out For The HTC Inspire 4G

    Earlier today, HTC and AT&T began pushing out the official Gingerbread OTA to Inspire 4G handsets across the nation. This update brings all of the added features of Gingerbread, along with some enhancements to Sense, and bug fixes:

    • Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
    • New HTC Sense™ features
      • Updated Application Tray features
      • Updated FriendStream™ features
      • Added Quick Settings in the Notifications window
    • Improved Power Management function
    • Improved media experience
    • Various minor bug fixes

    To manually check for the update, head into the Settings menu > AT&T Software Update > HTC Wi-Fi Software Update > Check now.

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    HTC Officially Opens Doors At With The OpenSense Framework - Stereoscopic 3D And Pen SDKs Now Serving

    The HTC dev site,, announced in early June, opened its doors a few minutes ago to welcome developers from all over the globe into the wonderful world of what HTC is calling OpenSense. OpenSense is a collection of APIs, which currently includes Stereoscopic 3D, Pen, and Common Controls. Developers can download the OpenSense SDK, and view sample code together with handy API docs.

    In addition to the OpenSense framework, is also a new home for all HTC kernel source and ROM update downloads, various FAQs, and, probably the most interesting bit - the Bootloader Unlock tool (coming soon).

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    Waiting On An Official OTA Gingerbread Update For The HTC Desire? Don't - It's Not Coming

    The official Gingerbread build for the HTC Desire was released a few days ago, but it was pushed out as an RUU, not in typical OTA (over-the-air) fashion like we've all become accustomed to. I think there has been some confusion about HTC's plans for the Desire, as we've received several emails asking when an OTA may become available.

    I pinged HTC on Twitter to get an answer to that question and, to put it simply, there isn't going to be one.

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