Category: HTC

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New Firewater tool will bootloader unlock and S-OFF all modern HTC devices

Such a dense title deserves a dense application, but Firewater is a fairly simple tool with a singular purpose: unlock the bootloader and provide S-OFF to owners of modern HTC devices. While HTC already provides a developer portal that unlocks the bootloader of their various devices, the process maintains the S-ON flag that prevents users

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What It Needs: HTC M8

The upcoming successor to the HTC One, tentatively titled One+, is likely going to be announced in March or April, roughly a year after the original’s debut. To say that HTC has had a tumultuous and disappointing year, despite releasing its best product to date in the HTC One, is to put it mildly. But

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The Best Smartphones of 2013

In this year’s Best Of, we’re going to focus on our favourite smartphones, tablets, wearables and accessories. In our fourth instalment, we take a look at the best smartphones. This was the year of the “good cheap” smartphone. As parts prices dropped and operating systems matured, we saw sublime offerings from many companies, most notably Motorola and Nokia.

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The anguish of updates

Here we are, another year almost gone, and I am weeping into my Cheerios. Not literally, mind, but a proverbial stream of lost opportunities cascades to the ground, one for every unconsummated Android update. Overall, this has been a relatively good year for OEMs: HTC brought Android 4.3 to the One in relatively good time;

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