Posts Categorised: Android

5android logoHow to Root the HTC Desire HD & install a custom ROM

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

0HTC Desire Android LogoAlternative ROM for HTC Desire

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.

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7HTC Desire Android LogoFixed: HTC Desire charging slowly from car charger

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

0HTC Desire Android LogoFixing poor quality images from HTC Desire camera

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