Tag Archives: Sense

Apps That Improve The Stock HTC Experience

HTC’s Android overlay, Sense, catches a lot of grief for being a heavy addition to the stock experience.  I recently reviewed the HTC One X+ and in reality for this device, Sense did not ruining my experience with the device.  I like my device and the way I interact with it to look nice, and HTC’s widgets have always kind of made me slightly jealous…. Read more

Jelly Bean Update For T-Mobile One S Starts Beta Trials

HTC has been rolling out Jelly Bean to HTC One S owners around the world, but as we know, US carrier phones are always late. Luckily, the T-Mobile One S isn’t too far behind. A lucky group of customers have been selected to test the upcoming Jelly Bean update in beta form. This means that the official update isn’t too far off, and hopefully T-Mobile… Read more

First Custom Theme For Sense 4 Theme Engine Released

Since Sense 3.0 was released, HTC had its own theme engine built in, using a proprietary format. Why they used a proprietary format no one knows, but they did. Luckily, two devs by the name of Flemmard and Diamondback found a way to crack the format. With Sense 3.5, HTC changed the format (again, why is HTC so anti-modding?), but they managed to crack… Read more

HTC One S Getting Sense 4.1 Update In Europe

It has been reported that the Android 4.0.4 update is being pushed to unlocked HTC One S devices all over Europe through OTA. This comes about a week after the One X got the same update. It bumps the version of Sense to 4.1, which is a big update. This should fix some bugs, make the camera faster, and if it’s anything like the update for its bigger… Read more

HTC Desire HD Get’s Unofficial Ice Cream Sandwich With Sense 3.6, The Promised Update That Never Was

The developers at XDA Developers have delivered what HTC didn’t: An Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 ROM with the Sense 3.6 overlay. It’s basically what HTC promised but never delivered. I would like to clarify that HTC could deliver, but they didn’t for a good reason. The update required a partition resizing, meaning user data would be wiped. HTC deemed this… Read more

HTC Encodes Framework Images With Proprietary Algorithm

Sense 3.5 introduced a new problem for themers, and it has continued with newer versions of the software. Most of the framework images are not a simple JPG or PNG, like other devices. They are encoded with an unknown and proprietary algorithm, so no developers can modify them. Developers have been working for months to figure it out, but there has… Read more

How To Easily Remove HTC Linkify From Any HTC Device

First thing’s first: WARNING: This is a procedure that requires root. It could damage your phone, and no one but you is responsible for any possible damage. Do this at your own risk. But really, it’s an easy procedure, and if you don’t mess anything up, it’ll be fine. Just be careful and read the instructions. If you want to get rid of HTC Linkify,… Read more