How To Root Your HTC Incredible S - Android Authority
Friday 25th of November 2011
The HTC Incredible S is a beast, but it’s more like one that’s chained and caged. To really feel its power, you need to root it. Surprisingly, it’s quite easy to do so. Here’s how.First, before you can root your HTC Incredible S, you need to make your device “S-OFF” (this means SECURITY OFF). This allows you to overwrite system files, which is a requirement for rooting.Requirements:HTC Incredible SComputer (Your OS must be Linux or Windows)USB data cableTo check if your device is S-OFF or S-ON, follow these steps:First, click on Menu. Then tap on Settings > Applications > Turn off Fast Boot.Then, turn off the phone.Hold Volume Down key and Power button simultaneously for a few seconds.This will reboot the phone and show you a white screen with some text. Check the first line to see if the phone is S-OFF or S-ON.Also take note of the number next to HBoot on screen. You will need that information laterNow, let’s move on to rooting and turning your phone to S-OFF.Using, your computer, download the Windows version of Revolutionary tool from this website: revolutionar
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How to Gain S-Off on HTC One XL and One S
Tuesday 19th of February 2013
If you need to gain S-Off for your HTC One XL or One S handsets, now you can easily perform the same as thanks to those of xda-developers we have the perfect solution for you. Therefore, I will try to teach you how to prepare your device and then how to turn S-Off on your One XL, or One S, all by following an easy to understand and to apply step by step guide. Take note that this is a complex and risky operation, so read everything from this tutorial and try not to mess things up as you can end up in bricking your smartphone.The S-Off / On term is mostly applied when talking about HTC handsets. Of course as you can already tell, when you first buy a device, it will be delivered with the S turned on. So, the first conclusion to take is that we are dealing with a carrier restriction over your phone’s internal system. Therefore, with the S turned on you will not be able to access the internal files of your device, customize, or optimize the OS, installing custom apps and updating with custom ROMs firmware. As you can see it is quite important to learn how to turn S-Off and unchain you
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settings - HTC One S vibration keeps getting turned on for normal profile
Friday 12th of October 2012
I have a HTC One S with stock ROM (latest update) and stock launcher, no root or anything. Android is 4.0.4 ICS. HTC Sense 4.1. In sound settings, for the normal sound profile, I turn vibration for calls/messages/notifications off, but after some time it mysteriously comes back.I don't know what triggers it. It happens after switching profiles a couple of times, like switching to vibrate profile and later switching back to normal. I have a suspicion that it might be related to using the physical volume up/down button to switch the profile. I usually use the stock 1x1 HTC widget to switch between profiles. It kind of annoys me and I consider it a bug. Does enyone experience the same? How can I prevent it?Update: it just happened again after a system crash. I'm getting these more frequently lately, and after every crash the vibration is back. I can now list this as a confirmed trigger, but I'm not sure if it's the only one.
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4.1 jelly bean - HTC One S notification vibrate
Wednesday 13th of February 2013
I have a HTC One S and recently did a system update and am now running 4.1.1 (whatever that is called)I have a few games that have push notifications e.g. bakery story, restaurant story. As soon as I updated these, the notifications play the sound I had set, but now annoyingly they also vibrate. I have been into the settings for each app and there is no option for vibrate. I have searched through all the settings in my phone and can't find an option for notifications vibrating anywhere. I don't know how or why it turned on, but I want it off. The only option I have at the moment is to have my phone on silent all the time, or to turn the push notifications off. Which means that I will lose out in the games. I know it's not very important but I have spent a lot of time on these games and it would be a shame to get rid of them. Thank you. :-)
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HTC One S thoughts, Flashing Takju Galaxy Nexus [From the Forums]
Wednesday 25th of April 2012
With all that has been happening as of late, it's understandable if you missed out on some things. If that is indeed the case, go ahead and get yourself caught up here on the blogs and in the Android Central forums.HTC One X Forums - Why does AT&T not give us the option to turn off LTE?HTC One S Forums - So who picked up the One S today? Thoughts?HTC Rezound Forums - Pictures Gone!!Samsung Galaxy Nexus Forums - HOW-TO flash your GSM G Nex to takju with rootSamsung Galaxy S III Forums - HSPA+ version = quad-core Exynos, LTE version = dual-core S4If you're not already a member of the Android Central forums, you can register your account today.
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HTC One Battery Problems
Tuesday 16th of July 2013
Hi guys,I love my HTC One...but I'm having *major* problems with it. Before, I posted about my HTC One's super bad battery life and got help saying to maybe reset the phone and all the applications. So, I reset the phone to factory settings. But...to my disappointment, resetting the phone did not help at all. So, I am sure that this battery is a hardware issue. I want to get this battery fixed because at most, it only offers me around 3 or 4 hours if I am lucky. Also, it randomly shuts off at around 50~85% and when I turn it back on, it turns back off saying that there is no more battery left. This is how bad it was: Every time I turned on the phone, 7% of battery got drained... There is a HTC One service center around where I live (Singapore) so I want to get this fixed as soon as possible. Does HTC offer warranty for their phones? It hasn't even been two months since I got the phone. Otherwise, how will they fix it when the battery is irreplaceable? Please help...battery is a big part of my daily student life so this is a major issue for me. Thank you in advance!! P.S. If this is
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HTC One S Not turning on?
Saturday 27th of July 2013
Hey everybody. Sorry if I make any mistake, I live in a latin country so... Anyway, the other day I was using my phone (HTC One S) and there was a little battery left, and I forgot to plug the charger in. Suddenly, the phone turned off and the screen started to look like a pale white, idk how to explain how it looked. So I left the phone plugged into the charger (an old blackberry charger that was the one i had been using to charge the phone) all night long, and the other morning the phone wasnt turning on. I tried everything, plugging it into different chargers (HTC, Blackberry, Blackberry PlayBook) and it didnt work. I also tried holding the volume button up and power button simultaneously but it didnt work either, when i did that the screen did this thing that does everytime its about to turn on, but it didnt turn on. When i plugged it into the charger the orange LED light turned on, bliked twice and turned off. I dont know what to do guys :/ my mom wants to take it back to the store to see what they can do but I'm afraid i'll lose my stuff. Please help me!! Luis
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How to resume after sleep?
Saturday 07th of September 2013
So I'm a somewhat recent convert from the iPhone to the HTC One. I'm not totally new to Android (I had an Android tablet for a while), but I can't seem to solve this one issue. On the iPhone and iPad, whenever I'm doing something and either turn off the screen or it times out, when I turn it back on it goes right back to what I was doing...app or paused video or whatever. On the HTC One, when I resume after timeout or screen off, it always goes back to the home screen. WHY?!? It's so frustrating, and the one thing I wish it would do like the iPhone. I don't miss anything else from iOS, but I do miss that. So I got to thinking, as customizable as Android is, there HAS to be a way to get it to go back to what I was doing when I turn it back on. Can anyone help me figure out how to do this? FYI, I'm also using Nova Launcher...from what I've read that shouldn't have anything to do with it, but you never know. Any help would be much appreciated!
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How to turn off BlinkFeed in Sense 5.5
Wednesday 16th of October 2013
The option to turn off BlinkFeed is good to have— but you'll be missing out on a great featureOne of the more radical changes HTC brought in its Sense 5 user interface was the addition of BlinkFeed, a somewhat customizable news reader built into your home screens. In fact, it was meant to serve as your home screen, showing you the latest from your favorite news sources, Facebook and Twitter.And as you'd expect, BlinkFeed was polarizing. New features can be hard to sell, especially when it comes to forcing them onto a home screen— and doubly so when there's no way to turn them off. Sure, you could just install a new launcher —or just ignore BlinkFeed in the first place— but that wasn't really the point for many.But starting in Sense 5.5, which debuts on the new HTC One Max, you'll be able to easily turn off the BlinkFeedpane.How to turn off BlinkFeed in Sense 5.5This is quick and easy:From the home screen, pinch your fingers together. That'll open up the home screen overview.Tap the BlinkFeedOn/Off button in the top left.That's it.I
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HTC One Home and Back Buttons do NOT turn off
Monday 25th of November 2013
Contrary to the posts I've seen (buttons do not turn ON), my issue is the inverse (buttons do not turn OFF)My HTC One's Home and Back buttons are always lit, even if I turn off the device.Is this a hardware or a software problem?Could there be something I can install to fix it, i.e. like a missing driver? This is a brand new phone, and out the box, the capacitive buttons are off.When I turned it on, the lights were behaving fine and after using it for quite a few hours, I decided to reset the phone again since I wanted to set it up from scratch.This is where I think the issue started. This is how it looks like all the time, even when the phone is turned off: Appreciate any input guys.Thanks
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