2014-11-11

New Rooting Tools (1.0) for the HTC One M8 (3.28.401.9)


Here it is! Newest Rooting Tools 1.0 for the HTC One M8 3.28.401.9 system software just arrived. Don't want to flash any custom ROM but looking for a root access on your HTC One M8? No problem - it's what Rooting Tools are for! What's included?

HTC Google Play applications


It is now a common practice among different phone manufactures to re-distribute some of the system applications via Google Play store. Today we created a complete list of the HTC apps you can install on your HTC device. Keep in mind that to install and use some of them you might need to have a device running HTC Sense 6 launcher.

2014-10-19

HTC devices to receive Android 5.0 "Lollipop" update


Since quite a long time HTC is doing a great job in terms of having its high-end devices up to date with the latest Android OS version. And it's not different this time! The newest Android 5.0 Lollipop will be soon available for a number of HTC devices, including:


To be honest I can't wait to see my HTC One M8 running Android five dot zero. What's more - together with the new Android OS, HTC will most likely present refreshed version of the HTC Sense interface - HTC Sense 7.0. On the other hand, after latest Android 4.4.4 update (with HTC Sense 6.0) I ask myself - can this be even better?! Oh yes, I'm sure HTC will give us something stunning again!

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New Rooting Tools (0.9) for the HTC One M8 (3.28.401.7)


Along with the latest Android 4.4.4 system dumps for the HTC One M8 we prepared an updated Rooting Tools 0.9 for the newest 3.28.401.7 system software. What's included?
  • [boot.img] disabled ro.adb.secure and ro.secure
  • [boot.img] disabled USB debugging icon on statusbar
  • [boot.img] enabled USB debugging by default
  • [boot.img] init.d scripts support (system/etc/init.d)
  • [boot.img] removed trigger command to execute install_recovery.sh to prevent stock recovery from being re-installed after each system reboot
  • latest SuperSu application (Superuser.apk) and binaries (su, daemonsu) (chainifre)
  • proper init.d script to run daemonsu binary as a daemon
  • special wp_mod.ko kernel module to disable HTC system RW protection (flar2)
  • proper init.d script to insert the wp_mod.ko module into the kernel
  • busybox
  • sysrw/sysro binaries for quick system partition re-mount
Device rooted with the above method should have no problems installing latest official OTA update because:

a) OTA update checks for files integrity, but it doesn't check if any extra files were added to the system partition.
b) OTA update doesn't check the integrity of the boot.img, so you can even flash a custom kernel if you want.

boot.img source: 3.28.401.7
target device: HTC One M8 (0P6B10000)
target device OS version: 3.28.401.7

Download:
Rooting Tools are available for download here. More details and discussion about Rooting Tools can be found on my XDA thread.

If you are a power user and a custom ROMs flasher, you can also grab the latest Android Revolution HD based on the 3.28.401.6 update with many extra goodies under the hood.

All above files can be accessed via Downloads Page on my blog.

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HTC One M8 Android 4.4.4 latest system dumps [3.28.401.7]


Few days ago HTC has officially started rolling out the newest Android 4.4.4 update for the HTC One M8. The newest system version is tagged as 3.28.401.7 and it brings a lot of improvements system wide, including:

  • improved rear camera image output, completely new edge/sharpness/noise algorithm,
  • other camera improvements, including HTC's EYE experience camera features
  • support for hardware video codec
  • bluetooth improvements
  • car drive mode improvements
  • HTC backup improvements
  • thermal system improvements
  • many audio related fixes and improvements
  • overall performance improvements
  • improved battery life
  • updated kernel
  • and many many more under the hood...
If you don't want to wait for the OTA notification you can already flash latest system dumps.  For more details please visit my XDA thread.

If you are a power user and a custom ROMs flasher, you can also grab the latest Android Revolution HD based on the 3.28.401.6 update with many extra goodies under the hood.

Finally, if you only want to root your device and keep the rest stock, feel free to visit my XDA thread with a special rooting tools.

All above files can be accessed via Downloads Page on my blog.

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2014-10-09

HTC One M8 3.28.401.6 new firmware details


While the new OTA update for the HTC One M8 is still hot & fresh (HTC One M8 received Android 4.4.4 update with HTC EYE camera experience!) we decided to take a quick look at the new firmware package included in the 3.28.401.6 update. There are few interesting changes in there!

HTC One M8 received Android 4.4.4 update with HTC EYE camera experience!


While Samsung is still in love with Android 4.4.2 (Android version from 2013), HTC recently released Android 4.4.4 update for the HTC One M8. Even if the most recent software version up to date was Android 4.4.3 (still newer than Samsung), the number of changes in the new update is quite impressive. The new OTA update elevates the software version to 3.28.401.6 and apparently brings a lot of fixes, changes and improvements. Here are some of them spotted until now:

2014-09-30

How to: Fix a random reboots on the HTC One M8


Some time ago I described a method to format the /data partition on the HTC One (M7) - How to: Fix a corrupted DATA partition on the HTC One. This method is suitable for more HTC devices (all with EXT4 support) and with the mkfs.ext4 tool you can format system and cache partitions as well. All you need to know is the proper /dev/block/mmcblk0pXY number of the partition you want to format.