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  Reply # 823096 21-May-2013 18:56
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Your other option would be to install one of the custom stock based firmwares like the very excellent TrickDroid.

That restores the option for long pressing the back button to act as menu that was removed for release.

Or you could stay with the stock ROM and use a custom kernel that implements the HTC logo as menu.

I'm going to be doing a blog post about rooting and installing custom ROMs etc for my blog series.

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  Reply # 823142 21-May-2013 20:09
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"Is your HTC One arriving tomorrow? Are you planning to unlock the bootloader? Beware! 

If you've ever unlocked a bootloader on a device before, you'll know that it wipes the data partition. Not normally a problem as long as you're aware of it. On the HTC One however, there are a number of applications (Calculator, Flashlight, Ringtone Trimmer and Sound Recorder) that are actually not in the main system partition, but are instead installed after a factory reset from a preload directory that lives in... the data partition! 

Unfortunately, HTC haven't taken this preload directory into account in the bootloader unlock process - it gets wiped out and in turn those four system applications are gone... permanently! :blink: 

Another potentially even more serious side effect is that because the OTA files check the integrity of existing applications, future OTAs won't apply if you've completed the unlock. The only way back from this situation is going to be a RUU (when one becomes available) - which will wipe your device again. 

I've raised this issue with HTC and they're looking at it with the highest priority, but until such time as we have a resolution (or indeed just a backup of those 4 APKs?) then it's probably wise to hold off on the unlock."

has this issue been resolved? 
Can't wait to root my htc one but just wondering if it is safe to do so.
Has anyone tried it yet?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 823150 21-May-2013 20:19
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wlfkfgkwlaktka: "Is your HTC One arriving tomorrow? Are you planning to unlock the bootloader? Beware! 

If you've ever unlocked a bootloader on a device before, you'll know that it wipes the data partition. Not normally a problem as long as you're aware of it. On the HTC One however, there are a number of applications (Calculator, Flashlight, Ringtone Trimmer and Sound Recorder) that are actually not in the main system partition, but are instead installed after a factory reset from a preload directory that lives in... the data partition! 

Unfortunately, HTC haven't taken this preload directory into account in the bootloader unlock process - it gets wiped out and in turn those four system applications are gone... permanently! :blink: 

Another potentially even more serious side effect is that because the OTA files check the integrity of existing applications, future OTAs won't apply if you've completed the unlock. The only way back from this situation is going to be a RUU (when one becomes available) - which will wipe your device again. 

I've raised this issue with HTC and they're looking at it with the highest priority, but until such time as we have a resolution (or indeed just a backup of those 4 APKs?) then it's probably wise to hold off on the unlock."

has this issue been resolved? 
Can't wait to root my htc one but just wondering if it is safe to do so.
Has anyone tried it yet?


There's nothing to lose by doing this. If you're unlocking the bootloader it is either to root your phone in which you can download and then restore the deleted apks or you're going to flash a custom ROM which will have them in it.

You can actually backup the files via ADB before you unlock so you can restore if you ever wish to return to stock.

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  Reply # 823153 21-May-2013 20:25
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bradstewart:
wlfkfgkwlaktka: "Is your HTC One arriving tomorrow? Are you planning to unlock the bootloader? Beware! 

If you've ever unlocked a bootloader on a device before, you'll know that it wipes the data partition. Not normally a problem as long as you're aware of it. On the HTC One however, there are a number of applications (Calculator, Flashlight, Ringtone Trimmer and Sound Recorder) that are actually not in the main system partition, but are instead installed after a factory reset from a preload directory that lives in... the data partition! 

Unfortunately, HTC haven't taken this preload directory into account in the bootloader unlock process - it gets wiped out and in turn those four system applications are gone... permanently! :blink: 

Another potentially even more serious side effect is that because the OTA files check the integrity of existing applications, future OTAs won't apply if you've completed the unlock. The only way back from this situation is going to be a RUU (when one becomes available) - which will wipe your device again. 

I've raised this issue with HTC and they're looking at it with the highest priority, but until such time as we have a resolution (or indeed just a backup of those 4 APKs?) then it's probably wise to hold off on the unlock."

has this issue been resolved? 
Can't wait to root my htc one but just wondering if it is safe to do so.
Has anyone tried it yet?


There's nothing to lose by doing this. If you're unlocking the bootloader it is either to root your phone in which you can download and then restore the deleted apks or you're going to flash a custom ROM which will have them in it.

You can actually backup the files via ADB before you unlock so you can restore if you ever wish to return to stock.



I am just worried about not receiving OTA updates due to unlocking the bootloader.
Is it just a matter of making a back up of these four APKs mentioned above and then unlock the bootloader + rooting and then restoring the APKs? 
Will I still receive OTA updates in this way?

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  Reply # 823158 21-May-2013 20:35
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Unlocking the bootloader won't stop OTA's. But if you flash a custom recovery you will need to restore the stock one.

For an OTA to install it checks recovery, boot image and validates certain apps including those wiped out by bootloader unlocking.

You can download a flashable version of them here: http://www.modaco.com/topic/361562-restore-original-sd-card-preload-content-1284017/. They are from 1.28 firmware but should work fine.

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  Reply # 823202 21-May-2013 21:28
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I posted about this earlier but didn't get a reply.

I am using Windows LIve/Outlook.com for my calendar in order to sync the HTC One with my computer and other mobile devices.

Whenever I add or edit an appointment on the HTC One it syncs with Outlook.com and the subsequently the appointment updates onto my laptop and other devices.  However when a change is made on the laptop or other mobile device the HTC One does not update from Outlook.com until there is a change made on the HTC One.

I cannot see an option for the HTC One to do a manual or scheduled sync. Is there a way to do this?




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  Reply # 823203 21-May-2013 21:36
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Do you have your Outlook.com account setup as Exchange ActiveSync or just as an email account?

I've got mine set as below and the calendar sync works fine.



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  Reply # 823238 21-May-2013 22:11
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Ah Ha, that did it deleted the account and set it up again.  All good now thanks.  Must have been the way I set it up to start with.

There was a couple of hiccups on the new set up as it didn't work to start with. I ended up copying some of the setting from one of my other devices.




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  Reply # 823283 21-May-2013 23:46
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Stevereds: After some help here please. I am slow and unsteady on some of this so be kind....

My Galaxy S2 has a broken screen so I cannot transfer everything (hopefully including Message threads, photos, videos etc.) across to the HTC One using the HTC Transfer Tool.

I do have everything backed up on Samsung Kies on my computer. I was hoping Kies would "see" the HTC when plugged into computer but no luck.

Is there a simple way to transfer from Kies to HTC One where everything goes into it's correct position and I am left as a very happy camper?


Did you have any luck? I used the htc transfer tool for message threads which worked sweet, I am yet to transfer my photos and videos over. I might just use the computer and just drag them all into the drive or something

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  Reply # 823335 22-May-2013 07:48
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wlfkfgkwlaktka:
bradstewart:
wlfkfgkwlaktka: "Is your HTC One arriving tomorrow? Are you planning to unlock the bootloader? Beware!

There's nothing to lose by doing this. If you're unlocking the bootloader it is either to root your phone in which you can download and then restore the deleted apks or you're going to flash a custom ROM which will have them in it.
You can actually backup the files via ADB before you unlock so you can restore if you ever wish to return to stock.


I am just worried about not receiving OTA updates due to unlocking the bootloader.
Is it just a matter of making a back up of these four APKs mentioned above and then unlock the bootloader + rooting and then restoring the APKs? 
Will I still receive OTA updates in this way?


Relock and you will get the update, unless you're on a differen't rom of course. but remember if you are on another rom you can bet that almost within hours of firmware updates you will have an update for that rom. so no worries just follow the developers instructions and upgrade. The people to not let you lag behind features are the developers of differen't roms.

so HTC stock OTA, kind of not a problem.

also the ota don't always come through in a timely manner here in NZ. i have one out of the uk, i didn't receive an OTA until i hit Sydney for a week. popped into the iTunes store joined wireless and upgraded lol. getting that over Vodafone NZ; highly unlikely.



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  Reply # 823340 22-May-2013 08:12
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bradstewart:
wlfkfgkwlaktka:
heavenlywild: Has anyone found that the time it takes to go from 99% charge to 100% takes a good 15-20 minutes?


yep, it takes considerably longer time to go from 99 to 100.
Wonder why.
not too bothered with it though


It's to do with the measures Qualcomm and HTC took to ensure battery longevity since we can't easily replace it. There was a good technical explanation of it all I read a while back, will see if I can dig it up.


Here's the explanation:

http://androidforums.com/htc-thunderbolt/325273-0-99-charge-fast-99-100-slow.html#post2615773

Good to know this is deliberate and it's good for the battery.



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  Reply # 823341 22-May-2013 08:18
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jaffanz: -snip- i didn't receive an OTA until i hit Sydney for a week. popped into the iTunes store joined wireless and upgraded lol. getting that over Vodafone NZ; highly unlikely.


This made me smile. However, now you have admitted carrying out such sacrilege in an iTemple, the iPolice are on their way!

Has anyone on either the One or the S4 had a look at 'Smart IR Remote for HTC One' (or S4) in the Play Store?

When I looked the HTC One version only had 100+ downloads but all favourable comments. $US10 is maybe a little steep for a punt, but it looks promising compared to the stock (Peel) app.




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  Reply # 823344 22-May-2013 08:21
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I still have not worked out how to transfer between Kies and HTC but I am probably going to get the S2 repaired so once that is done I will be able to use the HTC transfer tool straight from the S2 to the HTC.

Anyone having issues in sunlight? I was outside in Hawkes Bay sun yesterday and the screen was virtually unreadable. Screen was on full brightness level.

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  Reply # 823455 22-May-2013 11:35
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Are we meant to be running the battery out completely for the first couple of times or just charge whenever?

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  Reply # 823456 22-May-2013 11:37
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Finch: Are we meant to be running the battery out completely for the first couple of times or just charge whenever?


Best to run it down to 1 or 2% then charge to 100%, and repeat this for the first week. Then you're sweet.

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