This is definitely a patch for Stagefright and not 5.1. The ROM version was updated to 4.17.605.9 from 4.17.605.5. If it were 5.1, the version would be something like 5.xx.605.y and the OTA would be much, much larger in size.
I'll mirror the OTA for people who can't download it (if they're not connected to Verizon's network) as soon as it's done. The RUU (for users who can't apply the OTA; for example, modifying the contents of the /system partition) should be available in a few days through HTC Sync Manager.
Edit: Further evidence it's the Stagefright patch (tweet posted on 2015/08/20): https://twitter.com/moversi/status/634475299674066944
>@JmsRyan Hi James, for Stagefright, we're entering the lab now so our target is in a few days to get the approval. Thanks.
Edit 2: If you plan to S-OFF your device with SunShine, do it before installing the OTA. The SunShine devs suspect that the temproot method used to S-OFF the M8 may have been patched.
Edit 3: mirror to OTA (sha1: 9f4da8e1e555d8d5edf47fe52884a1a7ad94b3f6) - download to device, reboot into recovery mode, search for the OTA, and apply.
Pushbullet. Instantly sending files and links between my phone and computer has changed how I use both.
It gives you a share target, where any time you can share to another android app, you can send whatever you're sharing to your computer or other phone/tablet instead. And it works the other way too, with browser plugins and a desktop app that send files to your phone instantly. Unlike other sharing options, it's instant and it just gives you the file/link/picture whatever, no hassle.
26h 44m, of course there is a overnight sleep in there with no use but i only left it unplugged to see how long it would go. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1SZmw2QA1IJQkZ2MGRYTEZWSU0/edit?usp=sharing
Thanks man ! That was a great solution, didn't even cross my mind. Here is a link that worked for every future person :
It's just a micro USB cable... ? HTC sells OEM micro USB cables on their website but you could get a much cheaper one on Amazon. I tend to buy from Anker cause I like their nylon cables like this one, but you literally have hundreds of options to choose from. Just read the reviews first.
iFixit gave the HTC One a 1/10 in repairability and said it is nearly impossible to open up the phone without breaking important parts. If you still want to try it, here is the tutorial.
There's an Xposed module called Sense 6 lock screen mods which has this option.
Needs root and Xposed framework installed
M7, M8 and M9 support .flac format. If you are an audiophile (if you are using .flac I'm going to lean towards you are), I would recommend getting PowerAmp as your daily driver. It does also play .flac and has oodles more customisation than stock with all of the integration (i.e. GoogleNow, notification tray and Android Wear support) of stock.
There is a free trial and the unlocked version isn't too expensive.
Sounds like something in the Background might be using the CPU making it slow and uses up the battery. Try System Monitor and see if there's a process that's using a high percentage of your CPU.
If all else fails you could always try a factory reset, though.
I think there is no official way to go back. You might have to unlock and void your warranty etc.
Are you rooted? If so, you should install Wakelock Detector. If you're on Lollipop, I've heard of some people experiencing battery drain issues.
Contacts are usually synced with your Google account. If not, turn on contact sync along with most of the other options in Settings > accounts.
To backup your files, I think the easiest way is to connect it to a PC and copy everything. If you are comfortable using the adb interface, then that's the best way. Here is a guide for backing pretty much everything up through adb: http://www.howtogeek.com/125375/how-to-create-a-full-android-phone-or-tablet-backup-without-rooting-or-unlocking-your-device/
If you did not want to use adb to backup your phone, then you should use an app like Titanium Backup. I think the pro version costs about 3 dollars but it is totally worth it in my opinion. It's simply the best tool to backup your phone's apps and data. There are also plenty of tutorials available if you find yourself lost!
Nova is a lifesaver! I'm still rocking my M8 since I got it a month after its release and things are just fine after years of tweaking and a recent switch to Lineage + MicroG.
Despite all the advancement in phones since 2014, it still does just fine for nearly everything I throw at it.
What are you talking about, the suggestion (ad) in the background lock screen? it was added a few months, it is content from your Blinkfeed.
Not really sure how else to share this so I put it on youtube.
Basically I used Kustom to do almost everything. Feel free to ask any specific questions. :)
Left - Aeon
Middle - Devo
Right - Lines Free - Icon Pack
Download Fx File manager
Browse to /system/customize/resource
The file name is HTC_Sense5_Boot.mp3
Copy it to your internal storage or SD Card
photos, music can be copied directly off the phone if you connect via usb cable to your pc. contacts can be synced to your google account. there are also this app that can backup texts and contacts: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.idea.backup.smscontacts
for apps and app data, without root you can try helium. you need to install the app and the program on your pc. there are instructions on the website linked in the play store description. without root it will save on the phone. then you need to copy it off the phone via usb cable. that about covers it.
if you are rooted try this, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aboutmycode.NotificationsOff&hl=en
in the app scroll down till you see the one called power, that will get rid of the notification
It's a bug that supposedly htc will fix on the next update (whenever that is). I just used a workaround get it working just the other day myself. It requires root and a kernel that can be set to SELinux permissive mode. First set your kernel to selinux permissive mode (I used the SELinuxModeChanger apk from this xda thread). Then I used the Capacitive Buttons app on the play store to turn the buttons back on and set the brightness to medium.
All Cast Premium is worth every penny as far as I'm concerned. Super useful for any streaming/video apps that don't support chromecast, or for websites etc. that do the same. AllCast also streams to a bunch of other stuff, and there is also a free version. The free version does include addsand limits video lengths as far as I remember.
If you want to stop gallery from finding those pictures you'd be best off making a .nomedia file in the folders:
click on one of the spammed photos and then use the three dot menu to see the details.
write down the path of the picture and then in a file manager copy a .nomedia file into the folder with all the pictures you want to hide.
(I had to do something similar to hide emojis that were from facebook messenger).
This app may help, it provides a graphical interface to hide them
Stock 5.0.1 GPE recovery img.
-Extract zip, place in directory with ADB. -With USB debugging enabled, open up ADB and type "adb reboot bootloader" -Select fastboot if necessary -Run "fastboot flash recovery yourrecovery.img"
CWS__001 CID implies that it's an AT&T M8. I tried looking for the latest OTA (the one including the Stagefright patch) but nobody seems to have mirrored it. The next best option is to use this signed firmware.zip file which was extracted from the 5.0.2 OTAPkg.zip for the AT&T M8.
download the firmware package to the same folder as
re-lock your bootloader with
fastboot oem lock
reboot into RUU mode with
fastboot oem rebootRUU
flash the firmware with
fastboot flash zip firmware_4.28.502.1.zip
repeat the last step if you receive a "flush immediately" error
This should upgrade your HBOOT to 3.19, and you should be able to install custom ROMs like CM12.1 after re-unlocking the bootloader with your unlock token from HTCdev to install a custom recovery. (Warning: re-unlocking will wipe the contents of the device, so backup everything before doing anything.)
Alternatively, if you want to return to stock and upgrade firmware at the same time, re-lock the bootloader, download this, rename it to 0P6BIMG.zip, put it in the root directory of your SDcard, and reboot into the bootloader. That will put you on Android 5.0.2 with the same firmware that I linked above. This method is theoretically "safer" but slower than flashing the firmware.zip file by itself since it has a lower chance of errors occuring (based on personal experience).
One thing to keep in mind, if you are converting you must have a GSM variant phone.
The operating system itself (so you can make a copy of your stock or custom ROM and return to it if desired)
See here for more detail on Nandroid.
Sunshine requires root to function. It worked on my 4.4.4 stock HTC One M8. But, I have seen people saying it does not work on Verizon's 4.4.4.
I suggest Googling your questions too.
Hmm, and you're not using it throughout the school day right?
1. shitty signal. Known to be a big battery drain even if you're not using your phone.
2. a rogue app. use wakelock detector to see if it is. You'll have to run it a full day while you're at school so it gets a reading.
3. And if it is a rogue app (and even if not, you should check this out anyways) use greenify to hibernate apps when not in use.
Like you I've seen a lot of mixed things about it. I ended up just giving it a try and I didn't see an improvement so I deleted it. Mind you, I used this when I first got my M7 back when the phone first came out and I haven't checked on updates of the app since. A lot could have changed which had made it better or there was no change at all.
I say give it a try yourself just because of all the mixed feelings about it. If it doesn't work out for you, just delete it. If you don't have any luck with Snapdragon, I would recommend Greenify.
You should try the Xposed module App Settings. It lets you set different DPIs for different apps.
Edit: I didn't see the last paragraph. Sorry!
from recovery/fastboot, flash a custom recovery and then flash a custom rom. that'll get your phone running and from there, you can revert back to stock.
and see xda for more info / downloads: http://forum.xda-developers.com/htc-one-m8
It's rootable, but it's more involved than just a one-click activation.
Here's a decent guide. The only thing truly out of date there is the version of TWRP they recommend (220.127.116.11). You'll want to use the newest, which is currently 18.104.22.168. Search for the TWRP download for your specific variant (GSM, Dual SIM, Sprint, or Verizon) here.
You're very welcome! Your storage is formatted into a few partitions. Wiping doesn't necessarily format that particular partition. Here's an article on the different partitions.
It's an application which runs as a chrome extension. It installs the Vysor app automatically on your phone when you plug it in. Then you can see your phone screen in the Chrome app and control your phone with it.
The phone feels awesome without one, but it is way way too slipery for me to have it without one. I have this case http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IJ0R02Y/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and I would highly recommend it. Not too big, great texture, and super snug fit.
it doesn't come with HTC Gallery? i use es file manager though so i just end up using it's image viewer. does everything i need it to.
Can your phone still receive text messages? If so, have someone text you a link to Sense Home in the Google Play Store and uninstall and reinstall the updates to it.
Edit: Or if you don't have any friends with HTC devices, have them text you the link to another launcher (like Nova Launcher) and you should be able to navigate to the Play Store on your own from there.
And if there's any chance you can open links from a reddit app notification, here is the link to Sense Home.
I found this app that might help. It seems to disable car mode for HTCs, there may be some other method of disabling car mode (might be hiding as a system app) but I can't really help with that.
I had the same issue with headphones once. I installed SoundAbout https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.woodslink.android.wiredheadphoneroutingfix and that was all it took. For some reason the after installing the app my phone started detecting my headphones again. YMMV but it's worth giving it a shot.
Sorry I can't offer any help with the other issues.
You could turn off BoomSound if the notification annoys you too much.
You could install Material Status Bar Lollipop from the Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.treydev.msb&hl=en, more of a workaround than a solution.
Not sure if a different launcher other than sense would help.
The only other real alternative is to root and install xposed.
Curious, didn't this bother you previously? When BS was on the other side of the notification area.
You can install 3rd party launchers from Play Store, so your home screen will look entirely different. You've probably seen HTC Sense launcher in action, but you can install Nova for example, it looks similar to stock android, but is much more customizable.
~~IIRC there is also a non root version that i recalled seeing on /r/Android last week. I'll see if i can find it and link it when I'm off mobile.~~
My mistake, the OP had a misleading title. I lied sorry :(
They all require root, which is logical considering what it's doing. There are two out there that I've somewhat read up on, one and two
If you aren't using blinkfeed you could try and use nova launcher. Which has more customization than stock launcher and is faster
Same on all wifi networks? Any chance you have auto photo upload on, maybe set it to wifi only? When i had dsl my upload was pretty bad and made the entire network lag when my phone uploaded pics/video.
Edit: try https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antispycell.connmonitor
Its an app that wraps the mobile browser version of Facebook in something slightly easier to use. Its not always running in the background, can't check your location constantly so its great for people who are careful about their privacy (hence Tinfoil - hat).
Its just much less intensive on my CPU and battery so I've enjoyed it.
Weird, does the play store, gmail, youtube e.t.c work? Did you flash the 5.1 ROM (shouldn't be a problem, but it'll help me find the cause). Check the date and time is correct, and whether you can update the services from the play store
Edit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.gms is the link for the google services
Double tap on the headset button calls the last dialed number. IIRC there's a plugin on the Xposed repository which fixes this. It works by inserting an empty entry to the top of the last-dialled list.
I think there's also an app you can use to re-define what the headset button does. An app like this should be what you need if Xposed isn't for you.
>Do i need to unlock the bootloader to root?
>Will I need s-off for that?
>Do i need to wipe my entire device when I root it?
Unlocking the bootloader through HTCdev will wipe the entire device. Try using Helium since Titanium Backup requires root. The problem is that Helium isn't very reliable.
>Will I be able to update my phone?
It depends on what you do. If you boot a custom recovery with
fastboot boot name_of_recovery.img, flash SuperSU, and don't tamper with the contents of the
/system partition, you're fine. If you instead flash and overwrite the stock recovery using
fastboot flash recovery name_of_recovery.img, you'll need to restore the stock HTC recovery before being able to accept an OTA.
>Or do I need to unroot the phone first to receive the update?
>If I don't have to unroot the phone, will installing the OTA update remove root?
OTAs always break root. They don't remove the binaries required but instead mess up the permissions for it to work properly. It's trivial to regain it by booting a custom recovery and flashing SuperSU again after an update.
Mediaserver destroying your battery is a ridiculous bug and almost as old as Android itself.
It's not easy to pinpoint the source of it, but it is usually something related to some messed up file on your phone. In my case, every time Dropbox camera backup was activated, my phone would trigger the mediaserver bug. Never found the file it was getting stuck, but once I disabled the auto camera upload, mediaserver is always down low on my battery usage list. Only triggered by alarms, phone calls and some occasional games and YouTube videos.
I hope you can find the culprit before resorting to drastic measures, like formatting the internal sdcard or even a full factory reset.
Until there, you can use this app to bring the phone's battery to a useful state: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rrr.android.mediaserverkiller. You may need to whitelist music and alarm apps, otherwise mediaserver killer will shut up your phone, just when you need it.
it's possible that the music player you are using has no scrubbing feature. If you're gonna look for a 3rd party one I would suggest this one.
I couldn't find the exact one I have installed on my phone, but I think this is pretty much the same thing.
Edit: This is the correct one. I just didn't realize the name change.
This one called The Off Button does just that - it cycles through over 300 codes to turn most TV's off.
You can also use Anymote Smart IR Remote which after you set it all up for your devices, will let you program a Macro to do different things. One of them is a mass command to power your devices down with one push. You can then link that macro to a Widget on your screen. If I am not mistaken, you can also give it a voice command so it will execute the macro at your whim.
That should link to the google play services app. If it has an update button click update.
If it does not then reboot your phone and check for app updates.
I had almost exactly the same issue. Download this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vinny.intsdfixer
Open it, press fix me, of it doesn't work, then press download, then fix me again. It worked for me
I got this case and it works really really well. It does add bulk and covers most of the phone but it makes the phone feel much better in the hands. You no longer feel like you're going to scratch the phone by placing it on things. The case also makes the power button MUCH easier to use.
I've been using this since i've had my HTC One and I love it. I was missing the kickstand of my HTC Evo.
I actually ended up upgrading to a One today, impulsively. Thanks for the link!
Also, for anyone else wanting to buy a One in the immediate future, it's $99 from Best Buy right now with new 2-year or renewal of existing 2-year contract.
Of course, I got that e-mail about 6 hours too late. Fuck me.
Ah! Thanks! Here's a link for anyone else: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ZAGG---InvisibleSHIELD-HD-for-HTC-One-Mobile-Phones---Clear/8642046.p;tab=reviews?id=1218882636019&skuId=8642046#tab=overview
I have this one and I'm pretty satisfied with it
This headline and terminology is totally confusing- as seen with the s4 announcement from Google I/O, most of the industry uses the term "Stock" to refer to the Android product that Google produces, which then gets altered by some manufacturers.
This author is using the term "Stock" to mean pretty much the opposite- the customized version of the OS by the manufacturer specifically as opposed to replacing it with something closer to the android version directly released by google unskinned by HTC.
There's a guy that makes them up in Portland. I got one for my old M7 and it was pretty nice...didn't see the M8 on his site, but I bet he could do it if you asked.
web.archive.org has it here: https://web.archive.org/web/20141027201551/http://firewater-soff.com/instructions/
The download seems legit:
[email protected] ~ % file Downloads/firewater Downloads/firewater: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, ARM, EABI5 version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped [email protected] ~ % md5sum Downloads/firewater f63ac6f73bf369cfcc5b1c046221fabf Downloads/firewater
Searching for that MD5 sum brings up two people saying their firewater binary has the same MD5sum. While I didn't use the Wayback Machine to get the
firewater binary I used back then, it worked for me on the first go with my M8 that was running 4.4.2 back then. Good luck!
here is a pic of what it looks like, like i said the marks were in midde too but when i rubbed it with eyeglass cleaner and a microfible cloth the center cleared up but no the rest? dont know what it is https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1SZmw2QA1IJMlVJMUlqbE5ZQ1k/edit?usp=sharing
M7, sounds like a similar situation to your M8:
Between purple camera / LCD replacements, I've personally had my hands on 3 M7s. My first had the purple camera, but the body was perfectly flush and worked flawlessly. The first replacement had a sub-par LCD screen (very yellow whites, colors were not as sharp as the original) which lead me to an XDA thread discussing how 4 different, not equal LCD panels are used in the M7. On top of that, the white trim on top completely protruded past the metal edges and was an absolute eyesore. I couldn't deal with both of those, so I called in for a second replacement. This device had a much better LCD panel than the first replacement (although still different than my original) but there was still a small area on the right side of the phone where the white trim and metal are not flush. Less than a mm, but still kind of irks me.
Hopefully, as HTC recovers, they invest more in their QA to avoid these issues in the future. I also think its bogus that they used 4 different LCD panels considering how much variation there is between them. I know this is a common practice, but the difference between the worse and best of the 4 is crazy.
I'm not near an AT&T DSC, so I just called customer service and they overnighted a replacement phone with a label for return. A pleasant experience overall, but I had to have a second replacement sent as the lcd panel used in the first replacement was subpar. There are 4 different lcd panels used in m7s and they are not all equal. My second replacement's screen wasn't the same as my original device, but was definitely an improvement over the first replacement.
They were easy to deal with even though the first replacement's screen wasn't necessarily defective. They even called me on the evening the replacements were set to arrive to see if everything was okay with them.
If you receive a replacement from any carrier, make sure to compare it to your previous.
If you're feeling adventurous and have a good enough heat source you could pop off the speaker cover and probably poke the sand out with a sewing needle or something.
I have an M7 and noticed last weekend that my battery was lasting well so I screencapped it.
It was on wifi the whole time, and not used much other than checking notifications that came up on my computer's chrome browser so it's not the usual daily recharge.
But, yes, these phones can last in 'stand by' for a long time if you're watching what's running in the background. Greenify is great for that.
Here's the review of MiClick, an alternative and much cheaper.
Here's where you can purchase it:
Can't remember where I found it as I have had this style for about 5 months, but after a quick search this is it. Not sure about the trustworthiness of the site though.
Xposed Module that adds that functionality and has been tested on M7 and other devices: Notification Mod - Xposed Module Repoistory
Article explaining the Module on a Nexus 7: How to Access Notifications & Quick Settings from a Secured Lock Screen...
After rooting (you may need a custom recovery twrp, philz or clockworkMod), "check" unknown sources in settings-,-> security and then go here. Install then open and install the module. Reboot and then you're set to install any apps in the repository.
There may be some other hoops to jump through since you're on lollipop so investigate that prior to installing it
Here is that xposed module everyone's talking about. I like the quick access to flashlight and camera, but I wish we could add any shortcut we want.
And this guy made a flappy bird clone for the dot case (found here post #6), but it's not actually a dot case app. I wish it could be integrated into that module :/
Yup, it's probably the NFC sound. You can tun off NFC under Settings>More>NFC; and if you use it often, you can add an NFC toggle to your quick settings.
Also, if you're rooted and have xposed you can try this: http://repo.xposed.info/module/pk.qwerty12.nfclockscreenoffenabler
If you've heard of flashing ROMs, the Xposed framework basically let's you pick what individual things you want to customize on your phone through modules, rather than having a ROM choose what to change and how to change it. Greenify is an Xposed module in its root version. Developers are constantly making new modules, but you have to make sure it's compatible with your phone.
There are modules that let you choose what apps start on boot, remove ads, remove YouTube ads, change status bar and icon colors, remove status bar icons, change what app your M8 launches to with motion gestures. The list is endless.
Research research research before doing anything like this. It can kill your phone if you do it wrong (although, it's not difficult to do). XDA is a great resource for this type of stuff.
And if it wasn't obvious, Xposed requires root. http://repo.xposed.info/module/de.robv.android.xposed.installer
Hmm I read on the GravityBox page:
>- DOES NOT support devices running ROMs vastly modified by device manufacturers (HTC Sense, Samsung Touchwiz, MIUI, LeWa, Xperia, ...)
Have you had any issues?
I was looking at the GMD app because it seemed like less overkill than installing xposed/gravity box when it was unclear if it would even work.
Previous to my purchasing of the HTC One I always flashed roms... PA is a good one ... second most popular after Cyanogenmod I think.
(also did you see PA's new website? It's a thing of beauty: http://paranoidandroid.co/).
Unfortunately I have no experience with flashing the One.... I was mostly happy with stock. I'll see what I do when 5.0 rolls out.
Just one thing.... Unless you flash a modification of sense you will usually lose the WiFi Calling feature. If that doesn't bother you then I say go for it.
Sounds like you aren't in the correct directory. Redownload TWRP, place it in your fastboot folder and rename it to "recovery.img" without the quotes. Then hold shift and right click, choose open command prompt here.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
Then follow these instructions from the website
>Note many devices will replace your custom recovery automatically during first boot. To prevent this, use Google to find the proper key combo to enter recovery. After typing fastboot reboot, hold the key combo and boot to TWRP. Once TWRP is booted, TWRP will patch the stock ROM to prevent the stock ROM from replacing TWRP. If you don't follow this step, you will have to repeat the install.
Recovery key combo is Power + Volume Down for the M8
Hey! I managed to make this happen with help from /u/DonkeyScience. Here it is what I've done.
1 . DonkeyScience said that I should be able to do step "Fastboot Install Method (No Root Required)" from this site https://twrp.me/devices/htconem8gsm.html. I haven't managed to do that so I unlocked bootloader and root(totally unnecessary)
2 . Download from http://www.graffixnyc.com/m8.php this file Rooted Flashable Stock Rom Build: 5.1. After download you should have a file named HTC_One_M8_Lollipop_5.1LMY47O.zip.
3 . Create a .txt file and put this in : 063006c70395cf401af0d1b27b4473e8 *HTC_One_M8_Lollipop_5.1LMY47O.zip.md5 After that name it : HTC_One_M8_Lollipop_5.1LMY47O.zip.md5 and put it in the same folder with zip file. This file is used to check that the downloaded zip is not corrupt.
4 . Go in TWRP and flash the zip
5 . I had to wipe cache again because of an error
Everything seems to work fine now.
Well I am not sure if this is the correct way to do it, but this is what I managed to do (twice so far).
Few months ago I converted my sense device to a GPE device, then a few weeks later went to CM. I kinda got fed up that I couldn't use the stock camera app so I wanted to go back to stock.
I originally downloaded the RUU exe file (latest) - M7 and M8 Latest Dev/Unlocked RUU Exe Files
I ran into an issue where the utility was stuck on 'Sending'. So I used Process Monitor to extract the zip.
I moved the zip to my sd card and renamed the zip file from 'rom' to '0P6BIMG'. I booted into the bootloader and was given the option to update. I think it was 'Volume Up' to proceed. The phone will tell you what to do anyway. Took around 10 minutes for the phone to boot up after updating.
Could someone let me know if this process will allow me to get OTA updates?
As a precaution I cleared the cache and factory reset the device using the stock recovery.
Also Note, that I tried flashing the zip using the cmd command 'fastboot oem rebootRUU' and 'fastboot flash zip rom.zip' however that never worked.
EDIT: Fixed some grammatical errors.
I play clips with an extension in my browser. YouTube Center - dev version There's a stable but it's way out dated . Gets rid of ads too but I can't get playlists to auto play for some reason.
I use firefox. Run YouTube in desktop view. There is a way to change the browser's user agent so you don't have to check the box every time you close the browser. I don't know it.
Cerberus recently added that as a feature (but it's not free):
>"Block status bar" option, to prevent a thief from pulling down the quick settings in the lock screen
If you're rooted and have the Xposed Framework alpha for Android 5.0 installed, Sense 6 Toolbox recently added that feature as well:
>[New][5.0] Disable EQS on secure lock screen
If you are rooted, you can have Cerberus embed itself into the system files in the event that the phone should be wiped. It is a little bit of work making it happen, but it is possible.
Mobile device security is very important anymore. A lot of us carry corporate email on our phones as part of our job attached to their work email. Others will carry important spreadsheets containing financial data on a tablet to work on in a taxi, subway or even while catching a meal at a diner. Given enough time, one is liable to forget the device while leaving in haste to attend to a problem or perhaps they were distracted.
All it takes is someone to come by and pick up your now left aside device and snoop around. It can be innocent at first, they look for the owner info so they can return it, but then they see your files. Or maybe, they are there to flip the phone to sell it on the black market. A simple erase and they can no longer track the phone.
Setting a pattern lock, or simple pin or password lock is not enough if a person were to hook up the device to the computer and read the contents from the drive. If you have data or ahem photos that you want to keep private and never want to fall into the wrong hands, it is vital to encrypt your device with a good password.
Adding security apps like Cerberus or Lockout Security help to further bolster the security in the event that your device is lost or stolen.
Before I got my XB1 I used to watch "TV" in bed from across the room on my PC, and used this app to control VLC player from bed. I've also used it to control spotify from the garden in the summer while having a BBQ, so we didn't have to get up and change the music.
The shut down feature is great also. If I've left my PC on and need to go out, I don't need to run up stairs to turn it off, I can just turn it off from my phone before I leave the house.
I've never done it myself, but I believe you can even do Wake on LAN commands. So here's the best part, you could have an NFC chip near you're front door, that activates the WOL command of this app, so when you get home you can boot your PC up ready.
Granted, you can do this with basic NFC chips and if you have a SSD this isn't an issue as you have fast boot times anyway, but it's something cool to consider.
isyncr is the app I use. The big advantage over other options I have tried is that WiFi Sync really works & it supports iTunes Smart Playlists.
That sounds like that might be it. Do you know how I can change from connecting over the Internet to connecting via the LAN mode? Might this be the answer?
As far as I have come to understand this is an issue with the Sense Dialer app that comes on stock HTC phones. I found threads going back to Sense version 2 with people having this issue. Clearly it has not been addressed by HTC since then. I understand the majority of cellphone users probably live in areas that require full number dialing. But I happen to live in the last place in Ontario that still has 7 digit dialing where almost all of Canada is using 10 digit dialing.
So far, I have come up with three solutions to this problem.
1) Start dialing by contact name instead [example: 52843 for Katie]. Or at least start dialing with the area/country code first.
2) Add the appropriate alternative short number to each of your contacts. Have +18073505555 and 3505555 both under the contact.
3) Change dialers, every one I tried supported the 7 digit matching of my 10 digit contacts. My favorite has been EX Dailer, it has a easy to use and understand interface with the ability to theme it easily. I believe it's technically a trial app but after the trial period, if you do not purchase the pro version, it just nags you once in a blue moon to upgrade. I have the pro version because I used it often enough to support the developer so I can't recall how often it nagged. I also can't see how much the paid version is but I believe I paid a buck or two.
IFTTT is great for the little things like this, no idea if you use it or not but that would be a way for you to upload photos directly to your Drive.
I got this case on Amazon. All ports covered, cutouts for camera, fingerprint scanner, speaker are spot on. The power button is textured just like the one on the phone. For less than twenty bucks, I'm quite impressed.
HTC 10 Case, SUPCASE Full-body Rugged Holster Case with Built-in Screen Protector for HTC 10 (2016 Release), Unicorn Beetle PRO Series (Black/Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EB97YRW/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_Cvivxb426JJEB
I've heard good things about Monoprice, but shipping charges are over $40 as I'm in India! I found these but it doesn't look like they're actually monoprice, and it's only 3ft.
3ft USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 5pin Male 28/24AWG Cable w/ Ferrite Core (Gold Plated) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B004C4WEVI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_IUXRybPG5CFDR
I replaced a few of those m7 usb ports for my phone and friend's. You can buy the entire module for ~$5 so no soldering required. You already did the difficult part of getting the phone apart so it's all smooth sailing from here. Really you only have to take out 3-4 screws to wiggle that usb port ribbon module out. Good luck.
link to one - amazon
video that explains the process - youtube
I think the quick charge that comes with the phone is too quick and the phone gets pretty warm if left going for a while. I'm using my M8 charger and it's still plenty quick and the phone stays cool. I got a pack of these and I like the braided cord.
Devilcase makes a good metal bumper for the M8/9. I've been using the gray version for the M8 for nearly two years now since it was released. The case feels like its part of the phone itself and makes it way easier to grip. I have not dropped it once since I had it.
Looks like there's only 3 colors left on the amazon webpage I linked, but you can grab the other colors off their website as well.
No problem, I've been using metal cases since the iPhone 4. I can never go back to plastic cheap cases anymore and the availability of it for a particular phone actually plays a role in what new phones I purchase now. That said I'll probably continue to hold to my GPE M8 until the rumored HTC Nexus comes out.
Just add a good glass screen protector to your m9 and you are good to go. Also dbrand makes nice skins that compliment the case as well. Amazon actually has the other m9 colors, it was just a different listing here.
I know exactly what you mean, I e looked for a set for a while now. There is one kind I've tried that kind of works but not very secure. Instead of a clip it mounts via a magnet, you can stick on a metal ring around the camera and the lens attaches to it.
I have also seen some that look truly universal but have not tried myself, please note these URLs are just examples they were the quickest ones to find.
I can't seem to find the second link now but it's not much different from the first and I've only seen in in metal and bronze color.
Nano, and you can cut it, but if you don't have a nano to use a template, use a SIM card cutting tool from Amazon.
Keep in mind you'll only get one chance to cut this, so be careful! :)
With an adapter like this. Your local Best Buy (or other local big-box retailer) should sell them. Pop out the SDcard, insert it into the reader, plug it into a computer, copy the RUU to the SDcard, and put it back into the phone.
The parts are around $50.
But they are rather difficult to get back in there correctly, hence the bad reviews.
Got this case. Solid as hell. Been dropped on concrete and hard floors many times and no damage to the phone, some to the case.
Purchased a NiteIze Steelie from Amazon. Attach the circular magnet to the back of my phone case, attached the steel ball to my dash and haven't had a problem. It's minimal yet strong. Added bonus, the magnet allows me to set my phone on metal surfaces which had been helpful when I'm working on my car and need instructions.
Thanks for the reply.
IF i find the exact RUU file will that work without having to flash it?
My phone is unlocked and i am in the UK, i bought it from amazon at this link about 6 months ago : http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00J7RQDDK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00
model number on the back of the phone says:0P6B100 FCC ID: NM80P6B100 M8n
Cool! And can you give me the price for the case if I post that link again? Interesting that the bot would trigger on the last link in the post.
... It's a One. It has built-in speakers.
Grab one of these.