Team Win Recovery project support for HTC A9 and Galaxy Grand devices

Team Win Recovery project is undeniably one of the most popular custom recovery tools for Android and it offers the best support to most devices running on the OS. This is what you need in order to be able to flash a custom ROM or completely backup your device before tinkering. TWRP just finished working on two more devices: HTC One A9 and Galaxy Trend from Samsung.       HTC One A9 is one of the most overpriced devices around and it bears the stigma of being considered to look too much like an iPhone. On the other side, Galaxy Trend is one of the cheapest Samsung offerings on the market and it dates back two years with a 4” screen (480 x800p) and 512MB of RAM. The HTC device needs a custom ROM if you want to get rid of the UI changes and the Samsung smartphone could use an overhaul because it is old, sad and lonely.   If you have one of these devices and want to change some of their software, you can grab TWRP for each from the source link below. Happy flashing!   Source: TWRP Galaxy Trend, HTC one A9  

HTC One M10 possibly leaked in new photo

HTC will not announce their new year flagship during MWC with LG and Samsung, but they are expected to do so in the coming weeks. Way before the official announcement, Evan Blass (@evleaks) managed to snatch a photo of the alleged device and you can see it below.     M10 seems to look a whole lot like the A9, especially in regards to the button style and the layout. Under the screen you can see a fingerprint scanner that may double as a home button (the button itself is rounder than the one on HTC A9, which makes it seem even more similar to an iPhone device). On the front you get a large camera module, but there are no HTC logos on the front of the device in the picture and the Boomsound speakers are also missing.   Blass previously mentioned that HTC M10 will be powered by a Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, and it will have a 5.1-inch 1440×2560 QHD AMOLED screen. We will find out more about the device soon. In the meantime, do you think the device in the picture is indeed HTC’s newest flagship device?   Source: @evleaks via AndroidPolice  

HTC One A9 from Sprint gets Android 6.0.1 OTA

HTC One A9 will get an update to Android 6.0.1 very very soon. This is the luckiest single Android device on the market at the moment because it is getting an update that only Nexus devices are enjoying at the moment. This smartphone is hooked up to Google somehow because it is getting updates sooner than most other OEM devices and it is receiving the monthly security patches well ahead of other flagships.     HTC One A9 unlocked was the first to get Android 6.0.1 at the end of 2015, and now the Sprint carrier version is getting the same treatment. This brings A9 to version 1.57.651.1, which brings about the new Android 6.0.1 emojis with some improvements and the following enhancements: Marshmallow 6.0.1 update Battery life improvements addition of Wi-Fi Calling functionality camera feature improvements system enhancements.   The OTA should already be on route to HTC One A9 devices. Just in case you’re not seeing the notification on your device yet, you should be patient because the release could be somewhat slow. Of course, you can grab the 1.86GB RUU file and flash it manually. If you do this you will lose your data forever, so be cautious. Or you can just wait for the update to reach you.   Source: HTC Support via AndroidPolice  

HTC One A9 and M9 get update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow!

HTC is doing some updates and, by now – if you have one of the targeted devices – you should have already received the update to Android Marshmallow. The devices in question are HTC One A9 and HTC One M9. The devices are getting an ota to 6.0.1 and 6.0 respectively, which makes Mo Versi’s promise made earlier this month true.       HTC’s Mo Versi announced the update on Twitter yesterday. This brings HTC’s 2015 flagship to Marshmallow Android OS capacity and A9 to max Android speed. This also includes the new Android emojis for A9. Yay!     One M9 gets Doze, better control over app permissions, Google Now on Tap and other goodies.   Source: Twitter  

HTC One A9 unit leaked in photos!

HTC One A9 photos leak courtesy of @OnLeaks today. The device is said to be launching on October 20 in New York, but considering HTC’s recent financial troubles, every move is being monitored. These leaked photos show a dummy device with no working parts on the inside, but the look and design of the device should be exactly the same at launch.       HTC One A9 has been leaked before, and it is already target to many many jokes and comparisons with Apple products. Now we can see the device in better detail: rounded edges, a fingerprint reader on the front similar to Samsung’s devices and the centered back camera adorned with lines on the top and bottom rear side. The left side shows a microSD card slot and a SIM tray while the right side shows the power button and a volume rocker.       The device is said to launch in November, but nothing is sure yet. HTC One A9 will come to the US, but there is no news regarding which carriers will take and sell it yet. The unit shown in the leaks is branded as an AT&T device, which pretty much confirms that the device will be sold via this carrier. More news to come.   Source: @OnLeaks

HTC A9 Hero leaks in China! See what HTC’s last hope looks like!

HTC A9 Hero was leaked yesterday and it resembles an iPhone through and through. HTC is on a downward spiral at the moment, mainly because of the miscalculated release of its M9, which did not live up to expectation. But things could change.       HTC’s CEO promised investors that stocks will go back up and some pretty last minute plans were put in motion. A late 2015 hero device is supposed to help the company make a comeback, as suggested on the Chinese media platform Weibo, where the Hero device was leaked.   This HTC A9 Hero seems to be the real deal, as it does resemble the M9 quite a bit. Some things were changed, for example the flattened shape of the new device in relation to this spring’s (failed) flagship. This kind of makes it look like an iPhone, if you squint your eyes real hard. The front glass of the device seems curved downward towards the edges and the back of the device has a golden hue.   HTC A9 Hero specs rumor   There is no official information regarding what HTC”s hero device will pack, but rumors put it at a MediaTek Helio X20,4GB of RAM a 3500 mAh battery and a 5.2” QHD screen.   Some say that because the device looks very iPhone-y, a launch in the US would be tricky, and, as a result, it would be an Asia exclusive. We will have to wait for some official news to know more. Until then, stay tuned! […]