I’ve recently been asked to root a HTC Desire HD and put a custom ROM onto it. I agreed to, despite some reluctance — hacking my own HTC Desire was quite a hassle and involved lots of research and considerable time. … Read Full Article
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For the last 9 months or so I’ve been experiementing with alternative android ROMs for my HTC Desire. Whilst there is nothing particularly wrong with the official HTC ROM, they are often slow to release new versions of Android or Sense for older phones like the Desire. I was keen to have some of the Sense 3 features, along with the sense website access to my phone.
A few things are due to arrive in the next few weeks that might be of interest…
I have an HTC Desire, which I frequently use as a Sat Nav system. I have a car charger, but this is often barely able to keep pace with the power draw of the phone. This seemed strange as the official HTC wall-wart charger that came with the phone can fully-charger the battery quite quickly. I did some research and discovered that the HTC wall charger has the USB data pins (pins 2 and 3) shorted. The phone detects this and increases the total power it draws whilst charging.… Read Full Article
I’ve been rather disappointed with the image quality from the camera in my HTC Desire. Turns out its not the camera, its the low quality plastic lens cover built into the back cover of the phone which gets easily scratched. My advice: either replace the back cover (contact HTC, its often free) or (as I did) just ditch the plastic cover, the lens is made of glass which isn’t easy to scratch, especially as its well recessed into the phone.
Thanks for this tip to HTC Desire Tricks
One of the best things about the Internet is that one can find almost anything. Sadly, there are some things that can’t be found (at the time of writing). Below is my personal list that I’m hoping to eventually find…
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