Welcome to Our  M9  M10 Website!

Well, I posted this start and never got any further. The M9 turned out to be a disappointment to me. And I am leaving this verbiage... just because. And I am changing/revising the whole rest of this page to be covering my new HTC M10. Like my ReZound page(s), I am collecting info from all over. Plans are to get it organized eventually -but- it didn't happen with the Rez so I doubt that it will happen with my M10.
     HTC M10 - XDA Developers        10 awesome things you didn't know your phone could do  
     HTC10 Gets First Lineage OS Nightlies        Lineage OS  
Now then, I am calling this an HTC M10 because I think it sounds better than just an HTC 10. You will find, embeded in the phone itself, it is called an "HTC One M10"... by the manufacturer themselves. So, mocks nicks....
 Another Review  


  • HTC M10 (codenamed "pme" ie; Perfume) announced on April 12th, 2016
  • Phone released to the USA May 6th, 2016 / With Pre-Orders April 29th, 2016
  • Purchased mine on June 30th, 2016 at the Verizon store.
  • GSM / CDMA / HSPA / 4G LTE Capable
  • 12 MP Rear / 5 MP Front Cameras - both OIS
  • f/1.8, 26mm - f/1.8, 23mm
  • 4K video recording with Hi-Res Audio
  • 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit, quad-core processor
  • 32GB Storage Capacity and 4GB RAM
  • Expanded up to 2TB using a microSD card
  • 5.2" IPS LCD5 Touchscreen 564 pixels per inch Display
  • Full Quad-HD 1440 x 2560 Resolution
  • QHD display is protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • The 2.5D glass meets the aluminum edge smoothly.
  • HTC BoomSound with Front-Facing Speaker at the top
  • A sub-woofer is at the bottom of the smartphone
  • Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetic sensor, fingerprint sensor, Motion G-sensor
  • Connectivity: 4G, LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and USB Type C
  • A 3,000 mAh battery boasting Qualcomm Quick Charge technology. Supposed to last for 2 years.
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS with Sense 8.0

Verizon's branded phones continue to have locked bootloaders. I just moved from an HTC ReZound to this HTC M10. At first grins I'm not so sure that it was a good move. I've had the Rez for almost 5 years -and- it feels better in my hand. But we shall see. I will have to go through the UN-locking process and S-Off and rooting again.
UpDate:(July 11th, 2016) I have been using the new phone for a while and now it feels better than the old one. Like always, it just takes some time.

Refer:  North American Carriers      HTC United States   and the question;   Why to we even care??  
The article referred to is concerning the new, at this time, iPhone 7. However, all the questions in the article, I believe, applies to this and all Smartphones. It was one reason I kept my HTC ReZound for so long. Almost 5 years.

Your Warranty is now possibly Void. Depends on the person you contact cause you messed with the phone. I am NOT responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please do some research IF you have any concerns about features included, or referred to, on this WebPage. YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and IF you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.

  Case and Accessories

Well, I have had this for almost 2 months. Decided to write up something about the Accessories before I forget and they are no longer available. I'll need to check on popularity... or not... of this phone. As I have mentioned elsewhere, it doesn't appear to be all that popular. The initial reviews were good, like my ReZound, but like my Rez, I don't hear much about it now. Six months, plus or minus, is about all that my Rez got.

Shell Holster Combo for HTC M10

  • Provides the ultimate in protection for your phone plus easy portability
  • Rubberized shell guards your phone against damage; use the clip to attach your phone and go
  • Kickstand in the back folds out for handsfree viewing

IF you haven't discovered it yet, 'mouse over' the image it will show a bigger picture of the case. Well, I changed it to a click. I don't like things jumping out at me as I am perusing a Web Page and I don't believe that most viewers do either. Click on the image to see the bigger one. A mouseout will reduce it back. (yeah, just learned how to do this)

I had essentially the same case for my ReZound. I liked the look and feel -and- the 'kickstand' on the back. It also gives it a little more weight and 'heft'. I don't like those credit card feeling phones. Got this case when I got the phone. Don't use the holster but I like the shell. For carrying purposes, I am usng the same Leather Pouch that I used for my ReZ.

 TechRadar Review  

 September 2016  I have been playing with this to get some software installed and to get it Re-rooted after an OTA UpDate. Had to take it out of the case a couple of times in order to access the SD-card. This thing is to thin and slippery out of the case. Didn't realize that cause... I got the phone and case at the same time. I've read 'other' reviews and they claim that my HTC M10 is to thick!! Everyone to their own... I guess.


Get a case for every occasion! Through the Case Loyalty Program from Verizon, you can buy more and save more. Buy any standard case and receive an email offer for discounts on subsequent case purchases.

For full details, check out the Case Loyalty Program guide.

The Shell Holster Combo offers protection and convenience for your HTC 10. The shell will guard your phone against scrapes, dirt, and daily wear and tear while the holster offers easy and convenient portability. A pivoting 180-degree belt clip allows for secure attachment and comfortable positioning. Clip it to your belt, purse strap or backpack, and you're set! The rubberized texture of the case gives you an extra-secure grip.

Luxmo Brown Marble Horizontal Leather Carrying Case

Well, it was actually October 18th, 2016 that I ordered this case.
I had originally purchased one for my ReZound. I recently saw one advertised for my HTC M10 and I ordered it. Received October 22nd, 2016. It looks like the ReZound case but has different dimensions. Does NOT have the metal emblem on the front. That was a problem in a re-order for my ReZound. They show an emblem but ship an imprint.

  • Top ViewTop View
    Top View.
  • Open ViewOpen View
    Open View.
  • Back ViewBack View.
    Back View.

Now then, I kept the Verizon case but more or less dumped the "Holster". I like the kick-stand on the back -and- I think the phone without it is to slippery and thin.
Credit:  Grains of Sand   for the ThumbNail to Large display. I left the mouse over effect on these cause they weren't so big.


Yeah, I repeat myself a lot.

   

  Batteries

This thing is so easy on the battery that I just had to make a section of its own. Because I am a realatively low user my battery seems to last forever in comparison to my last phone, the HTC ReZound. It seems like I always had to have a battery charger available for it. In fact when I took it off my belt I would automatically hook it up to the charger... which I have since learned that, that was probably bad. You can "overcharge" these Li-ion batteries. And after more research ... it is a maybe and a maybe not. So, do what you want.

 January 2nd, 2017/6:19pm  I needed to charge my phone. So, I already had my USB-C cable plugged into my 'puter and decided to see what it would register. I have the avast! Battery Saver installed and I use it to both monitor my battery usage -and- the charge. Well, plugged into the 'puter, or my 'old' ReZound wall plug, -or- into the new one that came with the HTCM10... I got the same reading; 50% and 1hr to charge!! So, where is this Quick Charge??

Refer:  WikiPedia Batteries    Charging/Overcharging    Worry???    Do's and Don'ts  

   

  Initial Useage

Well now, we started seriously trying to use this new fan dangled phone. Things are different. I'm coming from KitKat up to Marshmallow in one giant leap. When I first got my Rez I was NOT a texter. I still don't consider myself to be one -but- my dog walking partners changed that. Also the service billing. In the beginning I had to pay for each text message. Now they are "free". Not really, but they are included as part of the monthly charge and NOT individually. Think it is $10.

Anywho, the reason that is the first item is... cause of Dakotah, my dog. As inferred above, I didn't start texting until I started walking with these other two dog owners and they were into texting. Which is what we do every morning and other times to get together and walk the dogs. It was a little bit of a hassel to get the text messaging working on my new phone. Mainly my fault cause I was looking for things in the wrong places. Now that I have them ironed out... it is a breeze. And I will agree with others... the capacitive buttons could have been a little higher.

 The Sun  It is NOT your friend with this phone. Well, I just checked and it was not a friend of my Rez either. They looked about the same in the same sunlight. I would venture to guess that 'most' of the other cell phones have the same problem. I'll have to compare it with one of my friends.

 July 3rd, 2016/9:29am  Well, we got our HTC Clock Widget back. Only problem is, they changed the number font. It is now skinny and I liked the thickerer numbers. It appears that they are images and not fonts, so it will be difficult to change. I'll have to put in a request.

 COMMON QUESTIONS - SETTINGS & SERVICES  

 July 12th, 2016/7:16am  Now then, I wanted to put a new notification sound on my new phone. The sound is not new, it was one that I used on my old phone. "Pixie Dust". I liked the tone(s) and used it for my Message Notification. Well... this new phone is presenting some new challenges. I couldn't just plug it in and get access to the phones files like I did on the ReZound!! So, we do our usual and search the Web.
Refer:  PC Connect  
 Later: July 27th, 2016  Well now, AFTER, 'destroying' (Not really, but it seemes like it.) all my systems bringing them Up-To-Date, which I should have done by now anyway, I found  Zedge   which is a collection of Ringtones and Wallpapers. Still don't have my HTC M10 and my latest opneSuSE Leap 42.1 conversing -but- I got my "Pixie Dust" notifications.

Six Months Later

 Six Months Later  

   

  The Camera

  How to take better pics with HTC M10    Manually Adjust Camera Setting  

 March 27th, 2017 / 2:55am    XDA SnapDragon Camera    GizDev SnapDragon Camera  
 XDA Magisk    Magisk General Support  

   

  Texting and Messaging

I did not like the texting aspect of these Cell/Smartphones in the beginning. I felt that a phone was for talking. -But-, as time goes on, you find uses for it and become acustomed to using the feature. It was on my last phone, the HTC ReZound, that I became a heavier user. And, as mentioned above, this I will have to say was largely cause of my new dog, Dakotah, and the two ladies that I met and started walking the dogs with.

Now what brings this its own section is... changes... and two message apps. I tried to use the "normal" messaging app like I did on my good ol' Rez, -but- I couldn't figure out how to initiate a message. I was feeling really stupid. These ladies were trying to show me what to do -and- I was supposed to be a computer guru!! Well, as it turned out, Verizon had put in their 'own' messaging app called Message Plus. It was setup as the default and when I tried to use Messages I got the following message:
      Do you want to use Messages instead of Message+ as your default app?
Well, I had "JUST" gotten the phone and had not had time to do anything with it. I didn't want to change anything at this time so I said 'No'. I was then presented with the Messages screen and NO WAY to initialize a message! I could read -and- reply to a message -but- could NOT start one. As it turns out... Verizon BLOCKED the message initiation by Messages UNLESS you selected it as the default. Once selected as the default message app a '+' sign in a circle appeared in the bottom right corner of the messages screen. IF you went back to the Messages+ screen you could still see their pencil in a circle at the bottom right but the first message was unreadable and unatainable UNLESS you agreed to make Messages+ the default app!! I thought that this was rather rank -but- only a minor irritation... now.

Now then, all in all, I will hve to say that I like the Verizon version better after all. It puts up the first letter of the name in a colored circle IF you have not put an image for that contact. IF the message went out to multiple contacts it will section the circle with multiple colors and letters. Kinda neat.

 December 22nd, 2016   I have been looking for an "Announcer" that will speak the names of people that call me -and- send SMS messages. All the ones that I have tried will -- IF it is only a one on one conversation.

   

  Ringtones

Well, I've had this phone for a month and I am just now setting up the special ringtone for my wife's calls. It wasn't intuitively obvious on how to perform this task so I searched the Web. I found 'one' site that said anything about it and listed the procedures. Unfortunately, they were wrong! Think they copied from an older version of something thinking they were the same. The correct way is as follows:

  1. Turn on the HTC 10.
  2. Select and tap the Phone app.
  3. In the selections across the top of the dialer, tap on 'PEOPLE'.
  4. Scroll up or down the list of contacts till you find the one you want.
  5. Tap the 'Picture Icon' NOT the 'Name'.
  6. In the new screen that appears, tap on the index card icon to the right of the name.
  7. Scroll down the next screen to 'Ringtone' and tap it.
  8. A popup window will show up with all your ringtone sounds.
  9. Browse and select the song you want to use as a ringtone.
  10. If the ringtone you made isn't listed hit "+" at the top to find it in your device storage, then select it.

   

  PC Connection

Now then, I started this as part of the 'Initial Usage' section -but- it became more involved. So, we are making it it's own section. You will probably want to read the whole thing cause this was written, like everything else, as I was learning it.

**OpenSuse 42.1**
this method will work for music and photos access only,... which is cause at this point it is only letting me look at the camera. -AND- can not copy 'to' the phone 'from' the PC. Can go 'from' the phone 'to' the PC though.
sudo zypper addrepo -f http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ packman
sudo zypper ref (type a to always accept the packman repo)
sudo zypper in mtpfs
sudo vim /lib/udev/rules.d/69-libmtp.rules and add the following line (replace vim with gedit if you want a gui editor)
# HTC M10
ATTR{idVendor}=="0bb4", ATTR{idProduct}=="0400", SYMLINK+="libmtp-%k", ENV{ID_MTP_DEVICE}="1", ENV{ID_MEDIA_PLAYER}="1"

sudo cp /lib/udev/rules.d/69-libmtp.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/.
reboot

When you plug in the phone you will see android phone icon on the desktop,
click on it to browse your files.
*note
disable any media players from trying to read the device...
Refer:  How-to Linux and MTP  
Now then, when I found the above it had "0dfc" for the idProduct and I found that was for an HTC One X+. Further inquiry at  Sunshine chat   and I was told that it is "0f87" which is for an HTC One. Then someone suggested that I plug it in and use the command "lsusb" and see what it says. I got:
    Bus 003 Device 033: ID 0bb4:0400 HTC (High Tech Computer Corp.)
So I added it to the 69-libmtp.rules file.
 Android USB vendor ID rules for Linux
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="0bb4", MODE="0666", GROUP="plugdev" #HTC
 List of USB ID's
  0dfc GeneralTouch Technology Co., Ltd
        0001 Touchscreen


 KDE Connect   for the phone then I had to install KDEConnect on my openSuSE 13.2 'puter.

After adding that '0400' idProduct to the rules file I got a cell phone icon when I plugged the USB cable in. Whooopeee...

 September 4th, 2016/1:11pm  Well, I will have to watch this AFTER I do any UpDates. I was just looking and my changes were gone. Had to redo it.

   

  Unlocking & Rooting & Flashfire & UpDates!!

It is late at night and almost midnight. Trying to Unlock and Root my new HTC M10. Like everything else... it is different. First thing you must do is enable the "Developer Options". Then you must visit them and enable "USB Debugging" -and- "OEM Unlock". Problem is... I can not find the OEM Unlock!! Just searched the Web and viewed a U-tube vid that showed the selection -but- it is NOT on my phone. However, Verizon just put out an UpDate and I am installing it now. Maybe it will have the UnLock. At present it is optimizing my apps. Says that there is 109 of them. Didn't think that I had added in that many.

Well, it finished and I still do not have the "OEM Unlock" setting. At this time there is a "Mail-In" service that will 'fix' it:  SunShine Bootloader Unlock/S-off   However, before I mail it off I am going to theVerizon store and complain. Maybe I can get it 'fixed' there. ... Nope!!

 September 4th, 2016/1:47pm  Well, I sent it off in July and got the "UnLock". Now there is an OTA UpDate which I can not get. Can't get them when you are "rooted". More 'game' playing. So, the following talks about going back to stock via an RUU(ROM Update Utility). However, this will wipe out your installed aps and data. So we need to back things up before doing this. It will be restored to the Factory State.

RUU File:   2PS6IMG.zip     2PS6IMG_PERFUME_WL_M60_SENSE80GP_VZW_VERIZON_WWE_1.19.605.9_Radio_1.0.C010031@ \ 60330.2_CNV_0.81_002_release_475304_signed_1.zip
The md5 for this file is ce38ca7543d3829eb3980a24fe2c752a 2PS6IMG_PERFUME_WL_M60_SENSE80GP_VZW_VERIZON_WWE_1.85.605.9_Radio_1.0.C010141a@ \ 60722.2_CNV_0.93_002_release_492297_signed_1.zip
The md5 for this file is 6fddd4eb843d35240f4c363aa9d2c03e
and a file size for both of 2GB.
Refer:     -and-    HTC 10 by dottat  

605 = Verizon US ; 617 = Unlocked
http://www.htcdev.com/devcenter/downloads

Method 3: How to Install Stock RUU zip File on:
    Verizon HTC M10 and International?

 Restore to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware  

Here is an alternative and easy method to install the RUU.zip file on both global and Verizon variant of the HTC M10.

Step 1: First, rename the RUU zip file to "2PS6IMG.zip", save it to the root of your external SDcard. [Put the name of the firmware. For instance, HTC M10 begins with 2PS6IMG and Verizon begins with 2PS6IMG.zip]
Step 2: Reboot the phone into bootloader mode. Refer to the method one in order to boot into bootloader.
Boot into the bootloader or Fastboot mode. To do so, turn off your device and then press and hold volume down + the power button simultaneously for a few seconds. When you see the bootloader screen, connect your device to the PC using a USB cable.(Choose Fastboot if option is available) An alternative method:
You can also issue the following command through your cmd or terminal, while connected to the PC, in order to boot into the bootloader. First setup ADB and Fastboot environment from requirements and then follow instructions till step 5. Once into the command prompt or terminal, issue the following command:
    adb reboot bootloader
Step 3: Now it will start scanning the SDcard and detect the 2PS6IMG.zip file.
Step 4: It will ask, "Do you want to start update?".
Step 5: Use your volume Up/Down key to start(yes) or cancel(no) the flash.
Step 6: Wait for the process to complete and don't turn off your phone during the flash.

 September 5th, 2016/6:43am  UpDates!! Did I ever tell you how much I hate UpDates??? Yes... I probably did, but I'm saying it again. Hate them especially when they change the way they do UpDates. And when they don't make the files available for personal installation. Which is what HTC did with this latest OTA UpDate for my HTC M10.

Well, I tried both ways 2PS6IMG with and without the .zip. Neither worked. So, I am performing a Factory Reset!! Right now it is oprimizing apps... 79 of them. And it is taking some time. Then we get Preparing Google app then we get preparing your phone. And finally a Welcome... then WiFi connection... then it wants my Gmail address...
Well, now it is finished ... or so I thought -but- it is bringing down those apps that I said I didn't want!! Need to wait for it to finish and then try the OTA UpDate. Don't think it is gona work cause TWRP is still there.

Factory Reset

A master reset restores the original factory settings and may delete your personal data on the internal storage, such as downloads, ringtones, images, apps, contacts, and Visual Voicemail. It does not delete data stored on the SIM card or SD card.

To perform a master reset, follow these steps:

  1. Back up all data on the internal memory.
  2. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Scroll to 'PERSONAL,' then tap Backup & reset.
  5. Update the following as desired:
    • Backup my data (on/off)
    • Automatic restore (on/off)
  6. Tap Factory Data Reset.
  7. If screen lock is enabled, enter screen unlock information to proceed.
  8. If desired, select Erase SD card.
  9. Tap Reset Phone.
  10. Review the 'Warning' message and select either:
    • CANCEL
    • OK
  11. If you tap OK, the phone will perform a master reset.

 Februaru 23rd, 2017/11:15pm    Just Factory Reset my phone... again... so in effect I have a new phone.

 Later:  After the Factory Reset I was able to ReBoot into the bootloader -AND- install the 2PS6IMG RUU!! Once again we are installing and optimizing the apps. This time only 44 of them. This is a Real PITA to get an UpDate. Don't think I will do this again until Nougat is available.
Well, Nougat became available March 30th, 2017 and it obsoleted the following. You need to get a new file and do it differently until everything gets straight. Steps to follow now can be found here:  Chainfire Recovery 

 Doing Root MySelf  When I sent this off to get it UnLocked I had him root and S-Off it also. After this UpDate it is still UnLocked and S-Off -but- not rooted. (this color equals computer)

  • First make sure you have Devloper Options enabled -and- have USB debugging!!
    1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > About.
    2. Tap Software information > More.
    3. Tap Build number 7 times or more until you see the message: You are now a developer.
    4. Return to the settings and you will find Developer options as one of the choices.
  • adb devices
  • adb reboot download
  • fastboot devices
  • fastboot flash recovery /windows/G/HTCM10/twrp-3.0.2-6-pme.img
    target reported max download size of 800000000 bytes
    sending 'recovery' (21992 KB)...
    OKAY [   1.862s]
    writing 'recovery'...
    (bootloader) HOSD CL#774095
    (bootloader) start@1
    (bootloader) recovery@100%
    (bootloader) Update partition OK
    (bootloader) end@Done
    OKAY [   2.692s]
    finished. total time: 4.554s
  • fastboot reboot-bootloader
    Scroll down on phone to reboot to recovery
    Back in TWRP select Advanced.
    Select adb sideload
    Don't do the wipes but swipe to start Sideload.
    Go back to the 'puter.
  • adb devices
    List of devices attached
    HT65T0101066   sideload
  • adb sideload /windows/G/HTCM10/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.76-20160630161323.zip
    Total xfer: 1.57x
  • ReBoot the Phone System.
  • You are now rooted.

Refer:  How to Root the HTC 10 and Install TWRP Recovery  

 Flashfire  Allllllrighty now... installed this and I can't use it. Why??? Cause I can't find where the OTA downloaded to. So far all the places 'suggested' on the Web have NOT produced the file. As mentioned above, I had to do a Factory Reset before I could do the RUU in order to get the phone in a state that would accept the OTA. I will try this again later. I will, like with my ReZound learn this a little at a time. They were both $600 phones and I am trying to not risk screwing it up. Don't know IF I will go the CyanogenMod route yet or not.

 December 7th, 2016 - January 1st, 2017  Info from Sunshine Support:

[23:40] <@Chucktr> Re-reading and thinking...  That means, like my HTC ReZound, I will have
         to UN-root the HTC-10 phone in order to take OTA's ... correct??
[23:45] <@beaups> well you'll need to ruu typically, which will remove root
[23:45] <@beaups> no matter how you do it, you'll need to reroot
[23:45] <@beaups> but important part is you do NOT want to relock or go s on
[00:20] <@Chucktr> Ok... just had to get that straight.  Once again thanks for the counsel.
[00:41] <@beaups> np
[07:12] <@NookieBot> ROOTCHOICES = SunShine ONLY unlocks & s-off's devices. It doesn't root them. To 
        attain root, you still need to install TWRP, & flash SuperSu. 
        For downloads use http://twrp.me and for SuperSu, type: "!info supersu"
        or "!info supersu265" without the quotes.
[09:27] <@chucktr> I was just perusing this log to learn something and see you saying
        "s-off/locked" and "s-off/unlocked" are the same.  ???
[09:28] <@chucktr> how can that be??
[09:32] <@beaups> hi chucktr
[09:32] <@beaups> on the 10, s-off locked and s-off unlocked behave the same
[09:33] <@chucktr> So really only s-off is needed??
[09:33] <@beaups> for the 10, yes
[09:33] <@chucktr> Oh so confusing for an old fart. :-)
[09:35] <@beaups> s-off is like super unlock
[09:35] <@beaups> so, for the 10, you don't need super-unlock and regular unlock
[09:36] <@beaups> if that makes sense
[09:38] <@chucktr> Sorta.  Some things need the lock and some things don't.
      Is it an easy switch and does Sunshine go both ways??
[09:45] <@jcase> its still unlocked
[09:46] <@jcase> s-off overrideas it
[09:58] <@Zanzibar> going back and forth between s-off/locked and s-on/locked doesn't require a
     data format. if you go unlocked, it will require a data format. it's also easier to return
     to complete stock by choosing locked.
[10:08] <@chucktr> That last part is what I was concerned with.  IF I have to go back to stock
     to get Nougat will I have to purchase another Sunshine??
[10:08] <@jcase> no
[10:08] <@jcase> but also, dont go s-on
[10:08] <@jcase> to go to nougat
[10:09] <@chucktr> So it is possible to re-lock and stay s-off??
[10:09] <@jcase> yes, but you dont need to relock
[10:09] <@jcase> to go to nougat either
[10:09] <@chucktr> Ok cool.!!
[19:52] <@chucktr> !list
[19:52] <@NookieBot> Public Channel commands are prefixed with !list or !msglist.
[19:52] <@NookieBot> Usage: !list  - Sends help to channel
[19:52] <@NookieBot> Usage: !msglist  - Sends help via private message
[19:52] <@NookieBot> -
[19:52] <@NookieBot> Private Message commands are prefixed with list.
[19:52] <@NookieBot> Usage: list  - Sends help via private message
[19:52] <@NookieBot> Topics:
[19:52] <@NookieBot> payment      - Methods for out-of-app payments, to use SunShine.
[19:52] <@NookieBot> redoprocess  - When you need to redo SunShine, follow this process.
[19:52] <@NookieBot> usualprocess - The usual method of doing things to use SunShine.
[21:07] -
[21:07] <@Zanzibar> !list vzwm7steps
[21:07] <@NookieBot> Follow these steps exactly, to increase your chances of a successful root.
[21:07] <@NookieBot> Steps to root your Verizon M7 or M8 running Android 5.0.x
[21:07] <@NookieBot> 1. Download the apk of Kingroot from here:
[21:07] <@NookieBot> -- http://mmgr.myapp.com/myapp/Kingroot/webapp_kingroot/image/NewKingrootV4.50_C120_B220_en_release_2015_09_02_105203.apk
[21:07] <@NookieBot> 2. install and run that app to get "temproot"
[21:07] <@NookieBot> 3. Run Sunshine, and it will eventually reboot the phone
[21:07] <@NookieBot> 4. Wait for Sunshine to open again, then press back to get out of Sunshine
[21:07] <@NookieBot> 5. Run the Kingroot app again to get temproot once more
[21:07] <@NookieBot> 6. Run Sunshine again to Unlock/S-OFF your device
[21:07] <@Zanzibar> oh, lol - that was before there was a good temproot in sunshine, i guess
[21:08] <@Zanzibar> !list main
[21:08] <@NookieBot> Public Channel commands are prefixed with !list or !msglist.
[21:08] <@NookieBot> Usage: !list  - Sends help to channel
[21:08] <@NookieBot> Usage: !msglist  - Sends help via private message
[21:08] <@NookieBot> -
[21:08] <@NookieBot> Private Message commands are prefixed with list.
[21:08] <@NookieBot> Usage: list  - Sends help via private message
[21:08] <@NookieBot> Topics:
[21:08] <@NookieBot> payment      - Methods for out-of-app payments, to use SunShine.
[21:08] <@NookieBot> redoprocess  - When you need to redo SunShine, follow this process.
[21:08] <@NookieBot> usualprocess - The usual method of doing things to use SunShine.
[21:09] <@Zanzibar> those are the basics, which you knew
[21:09] <@Zanzibar> there are TONS of !info's
[21:09] <@Zanzibar> !info hippo
[21:09] <@NookieBot> HIPPO = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UEM541IenE
[06:07] <@moment0> Hey, i have my HTC10 S0-OFF'd, but with locked bootloader,
    is it possible to unlock it without having to do the htc-dev process, via sunshine?
[06:11] <+sawdey21> moment0 why are you trying to unlock it?
[06:13] <@moment0> easier to use with custom recovery and the like
[06:13] <+sawdey21> how so?
[06:14] <+sawdey21> you dont need to unlock it
[06:14] <+sawdey21> s-off + locked is ideal
[06:15] <@moment0> alrighty, ill stick with that
[06:16] <+sawdey21> just fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
[06:16] <+sawdey21> s-off gives you more access to the device than an unlock does
[06:17] <+sawdey21> essentially nullifys the reason to unlock
[06:17] <+sawdey21> all an unlock would do for you is wipe the device completely
[06:22] <@moment0> thanks for the help (y)
[06:27] <+sawdey21> yup, if you get stuck, come back
[08:43] <@chucktr> IF we are unlocked ... should we go back to locked??
[08:43] <@Zanzibar> i would
[08:43] <@Zanzibar> in fact, i did
[08:43] <@chucktr> Can that be accomplished thru Sunshine??
[08:43] <@Zanzibar> it makes it easier to later return to complete stock
[08:44] <@chucktr> Or adb
[08:44] <+sawdey21> meh i went to bed early last night lol
[08:44] <@Zanzibar> sunshine
[08:44] <+sawdey21> ive been up for a while
[08:45] <@chucktr> Alllrighty now.  I sent my M10 to you guys to do it in July.  Must I install it??
[08:45] <@Zanzibar> not me. it's early, but i needed to get my htc 10 re-activated after return from
    repairs
[08:45] <@Zanzibar> yes
[08:45] <@Zanzibar> !info sunshinedownload
[08:45] <@NookieBot> SUNSHINEDOWNLOAD = http://theroot.ninja/apks/SunShine-latest.apk
[08:45] <@Zanzibar> yes chucktr, u must install it
[08:46] <@chucktr> Ok, probably already answered somewhere but, do I have to pay again??
      Or is Sunshine gona know that I am already a customer??
[08:46] <+sawdey21> dont pay if it asks
[08:46] <+sawdey21> wait for one of the devs
[08:46] <+sawdey21> if youve done the mail in, youve technically paid
[08:46] <@Zanzibar> is it the exact same device?
[08:46] <+sawdey21> they just did it manually
[08:47] <+sawdey21> idk if a license is generated that way Zanzibar
[08:47] == mohsen [97f3c464@gateway/web/freenode/ip.151.243.196.100] has joined #sunshine-support
[08:47]  hi
[08:47] <@chucktr> Yes it is the exact same device.
[00:43] <@Zanzibar> you know how to install ruu zip files, right?
[00:43] <@Zanzibar> fastboot oem rebootRUU
[00:44] <@Zanzibar> htc_fastboot flash zip filename.zip
[00:44] <@Zanzibar> you need htc_fastboot
[00:49]  perfect zanzibir let me see if i got it clear, first im gonna use this command
    "fastboot oem rebootRUU", and after that this other one "htc_fastboot flash zip filename.zip"
[13:50] <@Zanzibar> roger, you can set s-on, then run sunshine again, this time choose "s-off/locked"
[13:51]  Zanzibar, I thought Sunshine warns against setting S-On again?
[13:51]  Is there a published process for that?
[13:54] <@Zanzibar> Roger_, if you want your bootloader to say "LOCKED", then that is the only way to do it. You are on the HTC 10, right?
[13:54]  Yes, I can't find an S-On process listed. Can you point me to one please?
[13:54] <@Zanzibar> it will require a format of the data partition, after changing it to s-off/locked, just to be aware
[13:54] <@Zanzibar> !info s-on-command
[13:54] <@NookieBot> S-ON-COMMAND = ONLY USE THIS TO RETURN YOUR PHONE FOR WARRANTY PURPOSES!  Make sure it is the VERY LAST THING you do prior to returning it.  Boot to fastboot, and type the following command: fastboot oem writesecureflag 3
[13:54]  that's fine, thanks for checking
[13:55] == Jeanvo90 [be5c5f0d@gateway/web/freenode/ip.190.92.95.13] has joined #sunshine-support
[13:55] <@Zanzibar> that last part after the colon is the command to set s-on
[13:55] <@Zanzibar> fastboot oem writesecureflag 3
[13:55] <@Zanzibar> do that in Download mode
[13:56] <@Zanzibar> you may need to format data after issuing that command as well as after changing to s-off/locked
[13:56] <@Zanzibar> in other words, you may need to format data twice :)
[13:56]  will do, thanks.
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 Sunshine Site        Do we really need S-off  


Bootloader Unlock
For the security of your phone or as they like to put it many modern smartphone comes with locked bootloader that means the boot partition of your phone is locked and thus we can not tinker with it but as android is open source and anyone can make changes to it this would violate GNU licence and hence manufacturers often give a way to unlock your bootloader with the expense of your warranty.
When you have unlocked your bootloader you basically have unlocked the capability to overwrite the boot partition of your phone thereby letting you install custom o.s or custom roms on your phone.
Rooting
Rooting in linux means gaining access to the part of the phone that you don't have normally have access this includes access at hardware level as well as software level. A very crude translation would be comparing this to the administrator mode of an Windows PC.
Since rooting requires you to change some part of code in the boot partition you have to have an unlocked bootloader to root your phone. You have to root your phone after unlocking your phone's bootloader as unlocking doesn't root your phone but rather gives you the ability to do this. Do remember that unlocking your bootloader would wipe out your entire device.
Cellphone Unlocking
This is entirely different for the above two it means to unlock your phone's so that it can be used on different career and with a different sim. You can achieve this unlock by simply requesting sim unlock from your mobile career without rooting or unlocking your bootloader. Rooting and all would not likely to provide you this kind of unlock on modern smartphones however in past people were able to unlock their career by using some kinds of hack but now it is very difficult to achieve.
Refer:  Difference between three types of unlocking on Android smartphone?  
  -and-  Un-Locking and rooting Guide  

   

  Unlocked works on Verizon

As stated above, I sent mine off to the Sunshine Boys and got it Unlocked and S-off. I also purchased it from Verizon so the following doesn't apply. It is here for reference.

While Verizon does offer the HTC M10, many users may have one reason or another for wanting to buy the unlocked version, or unlock another carrier's HTC M10 and bring it to Verizon. Normally, there wouldn't be an issue with using a phone in such a manner, but for whatever reason, Verizon has blocked the use of unlocked HTC M10 handsets on their network.

Whether you simply obtained your HTC M10 before figuring out you wanted to move to Verizon or you wanted the Carbon Gray version, not offered in Big Red's device stable, XDA user and moderator dottat has you covered.

As with any deep-level tweak or fix, this hack is not for the faint of heart, will void the device's warranty and is capable of turning your new HTC M10 into a paperweight, if instructions are not followed carefully.

Once you have all of that done, all you have to do is boot into bootloader mode and hook it up to a computer, where you can use fastboot commands to flash the Verizon radio to your device.

It should be noted that going back to S-On status with the Verizon radio on your device could cause the radio to stop working or, more likely, HTC's security measures to declare your device unfit for operation.

Refer:  The Unlocked HTC M10 Works on Verizon with this Hack  

   

  Fast Charger Rapid Qualcomm 3.0 Quick Charge

  • Type: US Plug Wall Charger
  • Model: TC P5000-US
  • P/N: 79H00147-00M
  • Input: 100-240V(AC) 500mA 50-60Hz
  • Output: 5V= 2.5A(Normal Charge Mode)
      9V=1.7A or 12V=1.25A(Fast Charge Mode)
  • Suitable For: HTC 10
  • Color:Black
  • Ordered: Aug 8th, 2016 -- Received: Aug 19th, 2016
    Well, this and its replacement were a bust. What happens sometimes when go "economical". In this case cheap was to cheap. However, it is what we got with our phone, and that one works fine.

 January 12th, 2017/9:52am   One thing nice thing about these new cables is their grey connectors. I can now readily tell which cable type I am grabbing.

  • USB 3.0 USB-A to C cables enable super speed USB 3.0 data transfer speeds
  • Durable braided nylon coated A to C cables will endure daily wear and tear
  •  Buy on Amazon  

Specifications

  • Model Number:   CB-CMD1
  • Technology:   USB 3.0
  • Type:   USB-C to USB
  • Length:   3.3ft / 1m
  • Material:   Nylon
  •  AUKEY  

CHOETECH 30W Smart USB Type-C Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 Tech (USB-C Cable included)

Product Description
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Technology:
Charge compatible devices up to 4x faster than traditional chargers
Backwards compatible with all versions of Qualcomm Quick Charge Technology (1.0, 2.0 & 3.0)
Quick charge 2.0 enables charger speed up to 75% faster than conventional technology , while 2nd Gen quick charge 2.0 make it iOS devices compatible.

Smart Charging Technology :
Detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 2.4 amps with this Amp-adjustment Tech, for both Android and iOS devices.

Professional Performance
Sophisticated circuit design with over-heated, over-current, over-charging protection.
Built-in automatic protective fuse giving you a guarantee of security.

Popular Quick Charge 3 .0 Compatible Devices
LG G5
HTC 10 / HTC ONE A9

Popular USB Type-C Compatible Devices
Lumia 950 / Lumia 950 XL

Quick Charge 2 .0 Compatible Devices(Micro USB Cable required) :
Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge / S6 / S6 Edge / S6 Edge Plus/ Note 5 / Note 4 / Edge
Google Nexus 6
Motorola Droid Turbo, Moto X 2014
Sony Xperia Z4 / Z4 Tablet, Z3 / Z3 Compact / Z3 Tablet Compact
LG G4, LG G Flex2, LG V10
HTC One M9 / M8, HTC Desire Eye, HTC One remix
Xiaomi Mi3, Mi4, Mi Note, and more
Asus Transformer T100, Asus Zenfone 2
Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad 

Popular Compatible Apple Models(Lightning Cable Required) :
iPhone7, 7 Plus, iPhone 6S, 6s Plus,iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4
ipad mini ipad air iPad pro

   

  Apps that I installed and use

Like my ReZound, I am making a list of the apps that I installed... IF I remember and don't forget!!

   

  A.I.type Keyboard Plus - Cost and I paid $3.99.

A.I.type Keyboard is another one of those "prediction" type Keyboards for the CellSmartphone. It has had good and bad reviews -but- don't they all?? Biggest complaint is about security. In order to obtain -and- learn its predictions it uses data in the "Cloud". What?? The Cloud... the Internet. Cloud computing is the big thing now-a-days. Even my favorite Linux, SuSE, is getting into the Cloud stuff.

The worries and complaints come from paranoids getting their passwords -and/or- Credit Card numbers stolen. Well, it is stated by the developer that those fields are protected. -But- IF you send that info in a message it is not. -But- then "most" of the other entry types don't protect that info either. Now IF you are really paranoid you can get a full encryption app and then take forever to process anything. To us, it would just seem better to NOT send any "sensitive" information over the cell phone -and- IF you do have a special app for that. Otherwise, we don't believe that there is anything to worry about with this app over any other Keyboard entry app.

     Permissions  
  • Network communication:
    FULL NETWORK ACCESS
    Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
  • Hardware controls:
    CONTROL VIBRATOR
    Allows the app to control the vibrator.
How to Personalize A.I.type Keyboard

 November 19th, 2015/4:26am  Well, we started running hot -and- loosing our battery power fast. Battery Doctor to the rescue and we found that this KB app, for some reason, was consuming the power. Just so happens that there is an UpDate for this app that we have not yet applied. Will today and IF it does not fix it... we will have to find another KB app -or- just use the default. To bad, I really like this KB app.
Note: Well it should. One of the listed "fixes" is a "Battery Surge in some devices" Correction. .. -BUT- it did not correct the problem. I turned it off. Had to go through the settings in order to do that. Uninstalled it.

 November 24th, 2015/8:12am   Well the "Free" version doesn't seem to use up my battery. It is version 4.2 and the version that is a problem is the one that I paid for, version 4.5. That will be verified today.
Later: Appears to be the case.

 May 16th, 2016/9:35pm   Trying again, this time with Version 7. Still appears to be a battery consumer. Just can't figure out why/what is going on when the keyboard is NOT even being used!! I have contacted them again. Waiting for an answer.

 April 7th, 2017  Installed this ... because.

   

Refer: Play Store -- Free trial -or- $3.99 purchase

  Avast Battery Saver

Used the Avast! anti-virus program in the PC world and for the most part was happy with it. Now I want to try their battery saver and see IF it is anymore understandable than Battery Doctor. So far... the answer is YES.

 December 13th, 2015/4:10a  Happier and happier that I found this app. It has extended my battery time. Even with ai.type.keyboard and Gravity Screen installed -and- running. Don't know why... yet, but the ai.type.keyboard app is the biggest user of my battery.
That got corrected in one of their latest updates.(After May 16th, 2016)

 February 26th, 2017/5:26am  The reason for this date is cause... it is today and I finally to thought of putting the date in!! Anywho, I had, yesterday, "Factory Reset" my phone. I think that I compromised the security of my phone so I did it. Now in reloading this avast! I am installing the 'older' version cause I don't particularly like the newer version... and the older one works fine.
'Older Version' is installed via adb from the 'puter. CD into the dir with the app and execute the following:
    adb   install   com.avast.android.batterysaver.1.4.1308.apk
Of course you do have to have the phone connected to the 'puter via a USB cable.

     Permissions  
  • Device & app history:
    * retrieve running apps
  • Location:
    * approximate location (network-based)
    * precise location (GPS and network-based)
  • Phone:
    * read phone status and identity
  • Photos/Media/Files:
    * read the contents of your USB storage
    * modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
  • Storage:
    * read the contents of your USB storage
    * modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
  • Wi-Fi connection information:
    * view Wi-Fi connections
  • Device ID & call information:
    * read phone status and identity
  • Other:
    * bind to an accessibility service
    * update component usage statistics
    * control vibration
    * run at startup
    * toggle sync on and off
    * access Bluetooth settings
    * change network connectivity
    * prevent device from sleeping
    * view network connections
    * draw over other apps
    * measure app storage space
    * pair with Bluetooth devices
    * read battery statistics
    * modify system settings
    * read sync settings
    * full network access
    * connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
  • :
Refer:  Avast Battery Saver   and  Avast FAQ   and  Mobile9APKs.c  

   

  Avast Clean up

Remove leftover files and unused apps with a simple tap, for a faster, more powerful phone. Avast Cleanup optimizes your phone's performance and boosts its speed by removing unused junk from your mobile.

     Permissions  
  • Your personal information:
  • Network communication:
  • Storage:
  • Phone calls:
  • Hardware controls:
  • Services that cost you money:
  • System tools:
  • Network communication:
  • System tools:
  • Your accounts:
  • Device & app history:
  • :
Refer:  Avast Clean Up  

   

  My Device

My Device is a powerful yet simple app that lets you know all the essential details about your phone. Whether it be information regarding your System on Chip (SoC), the memory of your device or tech specs about your battery or all the relevant information about your device sensors My Device is your one-stop place for all this.

Refer:  My Device  

   

  File Expert - Manager HD

 June 25th, 2013 / 10:30am  They are working on a totally new update and will release it at the end of June. You can change default UI into three different modes: Light, Dark or Mixed. Also many other new features and enhancements will be added. Please stay tuned for more info.
File Expert is an ultimate app for managing your files on your mobile phones, tablets, personal computers and cloud storage servers.

For Android 4.0+ users please try File Expert HD.

So, we updated and will be using this heavily in our CM10.1 adventures.

Backup a single app by long pressing the app and selecting Backup from the context menu. The default save location is:
    /mnt/sdcard/backup_apps
This can be changed in the settings.

This will allow us to save the apps to our PC via the SD card and/or the USB. The apk is what is saved. To restore them, you just put them back on the SD card and then open the .apk file by tapping on it, and the rest should be automatic. Now when we are messing with our device or installing a new ROM , we will have all our apps backed up so we can reinstall them easily. Especially the "paid for" ones.

     Permissions  
  • Network communication:
    Full Internet Access
    Control Near Field Communication
    create Bluetooth connections
  • Your personal information:
    read sensitive log data
  • Storage:
    modify/delete SD card contents
  • Phone calls:
    read phone state and identity
  • Hardware controls:
    change your audio settings, record audio
  • Services that cost you money:
    directly call phone numbers
  • System tools:
    prevent phone from sleeping
    change network connectivity
    change Wi-Fi state
    Allow Wi-Fi multicast reception
    mount and unmount filesystems
    retrieve running apps
    Bluetooth administration
  • Network communication:
    view network state
    view Wi-Fi state
  • Storage:
    modify/delete internal media storage contents
  • System tools:
    kill background processes
    Force stop other apps
    set wallpaper

 December 15th, 2012  We erased, wiped our phone in order to start clean and the apps, that were previously saved with this utility, were restored using this utility. So, for the moment we are happy with it.

 June 28th, 2013 / 6:43am  -BUT-, (ooooo...that word again) we had some difficulties when we switched over to CM10.1. We also 'UpDated' to the File Expert HD. They appear to have changed how they handle the SDcard in JB 4.2.2. The "4th day UpDate" is comming up tomorrow and we will see how it goes then.

Refer:   Google Play File Expert   -or-   Geek File Expert   -and we have  The UnOfficial Manual  

 April 7th, 2017  Installed... because. Really so I can look at my system. Yeah there is probably some Nougat stuff that will work .. BUT .. I want the stuff I am familiar with.

   

  Firefox Ver 16.0

Firefox for  Android  is the free web browser that puts the power of the open web in your hands. The official Mozilla Firefox  Android  browser is fast, easy to use, & customizable, with the latest security and privacy features to help you stay safe on the internet.

FAST. Access, browse, and search the web at blazing speeds
SMART. Keep your favorite sites at your fingertips with the new swipe friendly home with smart search
SAFE. Make sure your browsing stays safe & private with extensive security settings, add-ons, and features like Do Not Track

 March 18th,2014 / 8:01am  Claims and Complaints. Firefox claims to have a Super Browser for the Internet via our Smartphones and in the reviews there are complaints. Mainly about the newest version of Firefox for Android. One thing this contains is the ability to Sync the phone Browser with your Desktop Browser. We are gona try that. Refer: Firefox Sync

 March 18th, 2014 / 9:35pm  Not happy with it at all. I was expecting it to be at least somewhat like my Desktop version. IT WAS/IS NOT. Got the same single google screen like I got with the default Browser. Then is was supposed to Sync with my Desktop version -and- IF it did, it was NOT obvious. I could not find my list of bookmarks. It was very disappointing. Just dumped it and went back to the original Browser.

     Permissions  
  • Your location:
    fine (GPS) location
  • Network communication:
    full internet access
  • Your personal information:
    read Browser's history and bookmarks
  • Your accounts:
    act as an account authenticator, manage the accounts list, use the authentication credenttials of an account
  • Storage:
    modify/delete SD card contents
  • Hardware controls:
    take pictures and videos
  • System tools:
    modify global system settings, prevent phone from sleeping, retrieve running applications
  • Network communication:
    view network state
  • Hardware controls:
    control vibrator
  • System tools:
    install shortcuts, read sync settings, read sync statistics, uninstall shortcuts
  • Your accounts:
    discover known accounts

 April 7th, 2017  Installed this... because.!!

   

  Google Text to Speech

This app was actually installed by Google or HTC cause I did not do it... but it is there.
 Google Text-to-Speech  

Settings->Language & Keyboard->Text-to-speech output->Settings Wheel Upper right-> Language
You may have to use "Install voice data" IF it is not already there.

Now then, the langusge selected will be for everything. I wanted the "Aussie" accent for my GPS Nav in the Maps. So now I have it for everything. But that is ok, there isn't a lot of talking -and- I like the accent anyway. I have a Garmin GPS that has as one of its selections an Aussie accent. I will feel right at home now... maybe.

 April 22nd, 2017 / 9:15am  A few weeks ago I started to get the popup mentioned below. It displays all the languages available. If I select English (United States) there is no download icon so I know my phone already has it. Any other language shows the download icon. I exit out of it and within a few minutes the same popup appears. It does this periodically throughout my day.
 Annoying "Google TTS Voice Data" screen keeps popping up  
I had really noticed it when/after I had installed a "Call Announcer". Thinking, I do that once in a while, that I need to remove the Call Announcer and see if the problem persists. Will get back on this...

   

  Next Launcher 3D Shell - $16.99   and   Next Switch Widget - free

 HTC M10   This was copied over from our previous phone -and- we left the comments almost as is. We liked our ReZound, and still do, -but- it just became a bit to slow and not all the things were working that well. After all the phone was almost 5 years old. And even though the CM Team does well... no great... they still lack some of the more pertinent info on the hardware that the OEMs call "proprietary".

Well, we have had this HTC ReZound for over two years and, for various and sundry reasons, have not done a lot with it. We started to, but then lost our System, the Computer System. The "Main" Hard Drive! We spent a "LOT" of time recovering. The problems?? They are all documented in our openSuSE Pages. OK.... nuff said, back to the subject at hand.

Over the course of this time, we learned to install a Custom ROM and UpGrade our ReZound to the latest  Android OS, KitKat. Yes, even though HTC quit on us, some illustrious  Android Developers have created both Jelly Bean and KitKat for our Fabulous ReZounds. At this time we are on a version of CyanogenMod 11.0(KitKat 4.4.2) specifically for our ReZound.

 Next Switch Widget   Included in this section cause... well they are used together.
Actions:
  - Functions: Wifi, Ringer, Brightness, Bluetooth, MobileNetwork, GPS, Auto-sync, Airplane mode, Vibrate,       ScreenTimeout, Lock screen, Ringer volume, Media volume
  - Upward and downward gesture:more switches
  - Tap "more" button:toggle position modification

Now then, we were not really happy with the newer versions. There didn't, no there wasn't, anything really exciting in the newer versions to really, really draw us over. The "Launchers" and the operations weren't all that impressive to us. Now some of the users of this, and the other Smartphones, will probably, no most assuredly, disagree. They use 'ALL' of the features of the phone and the  Android OS. And they claim superior performance. Well, we just didn't see it and kept going back to our 'ICS'. Now with the help of Flyhalf, Neo and _litz over on the XDA Developers Forum, we have gotten more involved... with the newer versions.

 Point #1  Now then, we wanted to dump a lot of the 'Bloatware' that was on our phone. Rather than 'Disabling' and possibly 'Deleting' apps that came on our phone -- and possibly messing something else up -- we decided that we could install one of the newer OS's and then only install the 'apps' that we desired. Whew!! Got all that??

 Point #2  OK, so now we have 'Dumped' ICS and installed KitKat... now what?? One of the 'bekoning' features was/is the "Button Lites" along the bottom of our ReZound. In our 'ICS' version, they were out when they really should have been on. With this new KitKat version they light up when you touch anywhere on the screen. Great.

 Point #3  We built it, KitKat CM11, ourselves and it has our name on it. In the  OS  info.

 Point #4  We could install this Launcher. Yeah, probably could/can on 'ICS' -but.

There are other 'Points' -but- right at this moment we can't think of them all. So, we will get back to talking about our experiences with this 'Launcher'. Which involves "How To Use It". And that is found in 'Another App' called Next Launcher 3D Manuals. OK now, since it is 'Technically' another app, we are going to create another 'Post' for it following this one. More may come here later -but- for now jump to the 'Manuals'.

 After Some Usage - Day 1  As mentioned elsewhere, at first grins it is Captivating and Desirable. However, after playing with it for a while I'm not sure that it is worth $16.99 to me. Yes, the developer(s) put in a lot of work -and- it is probably worth every penny. -But- like the newer Android OS's, it just hasn't 'grabbed' me... yet.

 Calendar!! & Clock - Day 1  I found a Calendar Widget that I like and in 'most' of the previous Launchers, I could NOT set it to a Full page. With this one I can. Similar with the Clock. Wanting to install a Widget on the Main Home Screen that resembles the HTC Clock. It is one of the reasons that I bought the phone in the first place!! Fancy Widgets -or- HD Widgets both seem to fit the bill.

 The icons - Day 2  Ah, freedom at last. You can place the icons anywhere on the screen that you desire. No more of this 4x4 or 4x5 rows and columns of icons. You can arrange them any way you like.

   

Refer: Next Launcher 3D Review

Info courtesy of: AppBrain

     Concerns  
  • Can access your contacts:
    Apps can access the list of contacts (names, phone numbers, emails)
  • Can access your accounts:
    Apps can discover your accounts and get your email address
  • May cost you money:
    Apps can use SMS services or phone calls which cost you money
  • Has access to your messages:
    Apps are capable of reading your messages (eg email, sms)
     Permissions  
  • Development tools: test access to protected storage
  • Your personal information:
    read your contacts, choose widgets, read call log
  • Services that cost you money:
    directly call phone numbers, send SMS messages
  • Your messages:
    receive text messages (SMS)
  • Network communication:
    full network access, view network connections, Google Play license check, Google Play billing service
  • Your accounts:
    find accounts on the device
  • Storage:
    modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
  • Phone calls:
    read phone status and identity
  • Hardware controls:
    control vibration, record audio
  • System tools:
    retrieve running apps, close other apps, set wallpaper, adjust your wallpaper size, modify system settings, make app always run, read Home settings and shortcuts, write Home settings and shortcuts, access USB storage filesystem, expand/collapse status bar, close other apps, install shortcuts, set preferred apps, prevent phone from sleeping
  • Extra:
    com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS, com.lge.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS, com.fede.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS, org.adw.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS, org.adwfreak.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS, org.adw.launcher_donut.permission.READ_SETTINGS, com.go.glwidget.settings.permission.READ_SETTINGS, com.go.glwidget.settings.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS, com.gtp.nextlauncher.trial.PAYMENT_BROADCAST_PERMISSION, android.permission.DEVICE_POWER

   

  Next Launcher 3D Manuals

These explain how to use the previous app. We are not going to repeat everything in the manuals, only enough to wet your appetite... and ours. We are in the "Trial" period of the Launcher App and we are trying to understand its usage to see IF we really want it. At first grins it is captivating and desirable.

 Home Screen  This, as its name implies, describes the 'Home Scree' and how to manipulatem, or edit, the screen and icons. (8 pages)

 Dock  Tells you how to operate the Dock and how to add icons to it. However, they do not tell you how to remove one. Suspect that it is a hold and drag to the trash can. Will have to test that theory. Yep. That is the way to remove.(2 pages)

 App Drawer  Once again obvious, a description of the App Drawer and how to perform various operations ont it.(5 pages)

 Folder  Describes how to create a Folder on your screen(s) or in the App Drawer.(2 pages)

 Gesture  This explains the results of finger movements on the Screen(s).(5 pages) Refer: Developers

 Widget  We have three kinds. Next, Go and System. The first two are obviously from them and the last one is from everywhere else. There are descriptions on how to add each and how to edit the first two types. The last one will, naturally, depend on the Widget installed.(3 pages)

 Visual  In here is described an Icon Editor, how to do Mode Picks and a description of Effects Settings.(4 pages)

 More  Describes items that don't fit anywhere else.(5 pages)

     Permissions  
  • None Required:

   

  Notes taking - Color

Refer: ColorNote Notepad Notes

   

  Pacer

Pedometer & Weight Loss Coach

Track All Your Fitness Activity
-Built-in pedometer tracks your steps all day long whether your phone is in your hand, in your pocket, in your jacket, on an armband or in your purse
-Records steps, calories, distance and active time whether you enjoy walking, jogging or running
-Give your exercise a boost by using GPS to track your outdoor running, walking and biking on a map
-Great companion for Quantified Self

Refer:  Google Play    My Pacer    Pacer Help Desk  

   

  Purchased Apps

You can now browse and install your previous application purchases. It shows only applications that you purchased, you don't have to dig through hundreds of free apps anymore.
- Lists your paid apps
- Sorts them by date of purchase or name
- Multiple account support
Permissions GET_ACCOUNTS & USE_CREDENTIALS are needed to log in the Play Store website.

The application scrapes the Google Play Store website, it is susceptible to break if something is changed on the site.

If you have any question or suggestion please don't hesitate to contact me via email.

     Permissions  
  • Your personal information:
  • Network communication:
  • Storage:
  • Phone calls:
  • Hardware controls:
  • Services that cost you money:
  • System tools:
  • Network communication:
  • System tools:
  • Your accounts:
  • :
Refer: Purchased Apps

 April 3rd, 2017  through this in to check my paid for apps.

   

  Retouch

   

  Root Checker 1 Ver 1.8

     Permissions  
  • Network communication:
    full internet access
  • Network communication:
    view network state
Refer: Root Checker PlayStore

 April 4th, 2017  Through this in whilst I was obtaining root for my phone.

   

  SkyDroid - Golf GPS - cost and I paid it.

Accurate and reliable, SkyDroid - Golf GPS is the perfect Golf GPS Range Finder and Scorecard for your Android phone. Our simple to use design is used world wide helping golfers get their distances and lower their golf scores.
#1 Golf GPS Range Finder app in the Sports Category!

Refer: SkyDroid - Golf GPS, Video and FAQ - $1.99

   

  Undeleter - Recover Deleted File & Photos

I gave my dog a busy bone to chew one. He decided to take it out in the back yard. Well, that usually means that he is not really all that interested and after it gets dirty from him trying to bury it, he doesn't want anything to do with it. Well I went out to 'rescue' the bone and he started picking up and throwing it around as I was coming towards him. It was his game... he was "playing" with me. So I got my wife to use my Phone camera and take some videos.

Didn't like them... just weren't the same as the first instance so... I deleted it... or so I thught. Ya know how when you bring up your picture Gallery it shows the albums with the first picture as the cover?? You are then supposed to tap on the "Album" that you desire. Well, I wasn't paying attention -AND- I deleted the WHOLE Album!! So that is what brought about obtaining this little app. IF, it works, which I think it will, I plan on paying the lad for his efforts even IF I never use this again. I learned a little more about my phone and got some pics back.

Well, it didn't work and I lost a most of pictures. That's a lie... it did work but not for all of my 'lost' pics. Possibly my fault cause of my ignorance but I didn't get them back. Will still keep this app and maybe IF it happens again I will hopefully have learned more and will be able to properly use it.

Refer:  Undelete Photos ,  Offers in app purchase for $2.99

   


  Pre-Installed Apps

Here's what comes pre-installed from HTC:

  • Boost+ (HTC)
  • Calculator (Google)
  • Calendar (Google)
  • Camera (HTC)
  • Chrome
  • Clock (HTC)
  • Google Docs
  • Downloads (Google)
  • Google Drive
  • Emergency Alerts (HTC)
  • Facebook
  • Flashlight (HTC)
  • Gmail
  • Google
  • Hangouts
  • Help (HTC)
  • Instagram
  • Google Keep
  • Mail (Google)
  • Google Maps
  • Messages (HTC)
  • Facebook Messenger
  • News Republic
  • People (HTC)
  • Phone (HTC)
  • Google Photos
  • Google Play Movies & TV
  • Google Play Music
  • Play Store
  • Settings
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • HTC Themes
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Search (Google)
  • Weather
  • YouTube
  • Zoe Video Editor

So that's all thirty-eight apps you'll find on the HTC M10 if you buy the unlocked edition directly from HTC. It's a mix between apps made by HTC and Google; however, none of them are doubles. If you prefer one or the other's apps, you can go to the Play Store and download individually. HTC said existing apps that aren't pre-installed on the HTC M10 are available on its 2016 flagship.
Refer:  TalkAndroid  

The apps that were preinstalled by Verizon and Google were/are:

  • Amazon
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Amazon Music
  • Android Pay
  • Audible
  • Caller Name ID
  • Verizon Cloud
  • IMDb
  • Messages+
  • Verizon Mobile Hotspot
  • My Verizon Mobile
  • News Republic
  • NFL Mobile
  • Slacker Radio
  • Support Protection
  • VZ Navigator

Refer:  Bloatware  

   

  Remove Bloatware

Well, it happens on every phone, someone says that there are items place on it that should not be there -and- most of the time they are right.

A small script was made by; dj_chapz on  XDA Forum   that will remove those apps instead of doing it manually via ADB Shell. Apps that the script removes:


Boost+
Google+ Sense Add-on
Instagram (placeholder app)
LinkedIn Sense Add-on
HTC Mail
Facebook (placeholder app)
Messenger (placeholder app)
News Republic
TouchPal Keyboard (SEE NOTE!)
Twitter Sense Add-on
Voice Recorder
Zoe
HTC Help
IceView Case support
HTC Speak
Transfer my stuff
Google Hangouts
Google Play Music

   

  Nougat - Updates March/April/May 2017

Well they lied!! At least for the Verizon versions. It is now March 27th, 2017 and we still do not have it. My ReZound was supposed to get ICS in the first quarter of 2012 and ddn't get it till August!! It is looking like my HTC M10 is going to meet the same fate!!

 March 30th, 2017 / 4:18am  Well, hesh my mouth!! Looks like we are gona get it before the end of the 2017 first quarter.  Verison HTC10 UpDate Tomorrow ,  well today. I am, as usual late, -but- it looks like I am the first to read this and comment on it. My phone was down to 63% battery so I plugged it in to get a full charge before UpDating. Yes, it only has to be above 50% -but- I also want to play with the new OS.
 Android Headlines    Android 7.0 Nougat Information  

 March 31, 4:12am  Getting my Nougat. Was delayed recently cause of me!! Forgot to check exact time but started at a little before 4am. At 4:19am it is still optimising the apps... 147 of them! At 4:21am it is done.
Verison Nougat 2.41.605.12 - Android Version 7.0

 Wikipedia,- Android Nougat  

HTC

Manufacturer Model Unlocked
version
AT&T Verizon
Wireless
T-Mobile Sprint
HTC HTC 10 December 2016 December 2016 December 2016
March 30th, 2017
December 2016 December 2016
  One A9 Unknown Unknown x x Unknown

 Verizon HTC 10 Nougat update  
Well, here we are at almost the end of February(the 22nd) and still no Nougat for my HTC M10. Had the same problem with my HTC ReZound, which I have probably mentioned many times already. They promised an ICS UpDate the first quater of 2012 and we didn't get it till August!! Perhaps this one will be sooner -but-, so far, it is not looking good.

My Review(s)


 Group numbers - March 31st, 2017  Don't like the layout!! Either it is the way it is with this new version -or- I need to install Next 3D. Not sure which yet.

 Nite Mode & Auto Brightness - April 3rd, 2017  Don't like either and had trouble turning Nite mode off. Had it set for sunset to sunrise. The final turn off was enabled via a notification after I had tried the settings. Think I will have to experiment with this and set it for later times. Ok, we are trying 11pm to 5am.
The auto brightness is something else. It is NOT good for us who don't see well at night. Well at least what they had it set for. I found that I was able to increase the amount of brightness and I did.

 Battery Great - April 4th, 2017  The battery time for my operations is GREAT!! I installed Nougat at around 5am on Friday, March 31st, 2017, and didn't charge it again till Monday!! And that was only a partial charge. Testing again and it is now 9am Tuesday April 4th. Got 100% to start with.
5:45pm -- At work all day and, just like my ReZound, I hardly used it at all. However, I still had 94% of my battery!! The Rez would have been less... and for that matter so would this one -- on the previous OS, Marshmallow.
10:12pm -- 87% - Been playing with it a little. And going to do more. First thing is to get re-rooted.
12:26sm -- 97% - All is lost. Whilst getting rooted I had the phone connected to the PC. During these connections the battery was re-charged!! But as of this time and date, we are rooted and have TWRP... again.
Now then, I have NOT re-installed the battery monitor/savers that I had in Marshmallow. -BUT- I am getting better battery performance. The battery seems to last forever compared to what I have been experiencing with my previous phone and the previous OS. So far this is the best part and the one I am most impressed with.

 April 6th, 2017/8:42pm  Well, yesterday we lost "Google Play". After reading of all the others, on the Web, that also lost it we tried some of their fixes. The one that seemed to work was ... remove Google Play and let it get re-installed upon a Power Off Re-Start. We have it back now.
Well, that was short lived. It is gone again. Guess we are going to have to go through the Nougat growing pains.

 April 7th, 2017/5:44am  Well, this morning after walking my Dakotah I tried again. This time I got the "Play Store" to show up on me phone!! I need to go to work but I was gona "Factory Re-Set" it first. Now I don't have to. When I woke up this morning my BP was - 151 / 106 before the dog walk. After the walk it was - 162 / 109. Been have BP problems for the last week sooooo... don't know how much of this I will get to finish. I am a heart patient that has had a sextuplet bypass. Not sure how much this HTC M10 is affecting my heart... . Anywho, I'm not gona do anything with it till after work. Only got half an hour. We will see IF the Play Store is still working after I return from work.

 The Clock - April 7th, 2017 / 10:28pm  One of the things that I liked about the HTC phones was/is the HTC Digital clock. The 4 big squares of numbers. Haven't the weather clock... yet. It's a widget. Need to figure those out for Nougat. Well, it is similar to the old. Press and hold an empty spot on the Wallpaper. Trouble is... finding a blank spot. I had to remove an icon in order to find a 'blank' spot.!! Got my flip clock and weather!! Now I must 'suffer' through with the 'Sense Launcher' to see IF I get the animated rain. Looks like it is going to be a long wait!!


Nougat Security Update April

Had troubles with this. Naturally it did NOT like my 'rooting'. Had to remove root. Then it still didn't work so I did the RUU. Still no worky. As it turns out, it didn't like the adb/fastboot sequences at all... which is what the following covers. It is a copy of my message to my developer friends.

Well guys and gals I fixed it... in the usual way. Just hacking. Tried various RUU's and they did NOT work with the adb/fastboot sequences. Then I decided to go back to Marshmallow. Was warned that it had to be a FULL RUU and I thought mine was. Put it in the 'root dir' of the SD card and did the two finger re-start. It went thru all the gyrations and came up with a boot loop!!!! Stuck on the HTC screen and the Red Circle and then a reboot/restart. Could not get it fixed. So, I said what the hell... I created another 2PS6IMG.zip of the Nougat RUU and put it on the SD card root. Did the two finger reboot/restart and it worked... like it should. Then just for the hell of it I decided to try the latest UpDate... again. It worked!! So by hook or crook and with God's help I got my phone back -and- Updated. Why am I telling you all of this??? Cause I gotta tell somebody that understands what I just went through for the past two days. In case you don't know... I have an HTC M10 purchased about a month after the initial release.

Most of the trouble was caused by a "fingerprint" mismatch!!
         Github fingerprint    Android Compatibility Definition  

fingerprint
A string that uniquely identifies this build. It SHOULD be reasonably
human-readable. It MUST follow this template:
$(BRAND)/$(PRODUCT)/
    $(DEVICE):$(VERSION.RELEASE)/$(ID)/$(VERSION.INCREMENTAL):$(TYPE)/$(TAGS)
For example:
acme/myproduct/
    mydevice:7.1/LMYXX/3359:userdebug/test-keys
The fingerprint MUST NOT include whitespace characters. If other
fields included in the template above have whitespace characters,
they MUST be replaced in the build fingerprint with another character,
such as the underscore ("_") character. The value of this field MUST
be encodable as 7-bit ASCII.

   

  Lineage OS   &   Development

Well, CyanogenMod changed to Linage OS. AND I just went to a download page at Androidsage -AND- my HTC M10 was 'NOT' in/on the list of downloads!! Orphaned again!! Even though one of the articles listed below said it was the "First" phone to get it!!

 February 16th, 2017/11:13pm  Mr. Blue Coat... Installing  LineageOS 14.1  

Refer:      HTC10 Gets First Lineage OS Nightlies        Lineage OS  

     Lineage OS Downloads  
     XDA The Install        Android Emulators  


   

  HTCM10 Specs

The columnar portion in the following was taken from:  Stackflow .  The HTC Page had it in columnar format but I could not get their code to work. Couldn't find the CSS files with the code in thm.

From:  HTC Smartphones  

  • Dimensions and Weight1

    145.9 x 71.9 x 9.0 mm - 161g
    5.70 x 2.83 x 0.35 in - 5.68 oz
  • Platform Android2

    AndroidTM 6 with HTC Sense
    Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow),
      planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Main Camera

    12MP (HTC UltraPixelTM 2 with 1.55µm pixel)
    Laser Autofocus
    BSI sensor
    Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
    ƒ/1.8 aperture and 26mm focal length
      (80deg; wide angle)
    Dual tone LED flash
    Self timer up to 10 seconds
    Face detection
    Pro mode with manual control and 12 bit
      RAW format support
    Auto-HDR
    Panorama
    Continuous shooting up to 8 fps
    Zoe capture
    Hyperlapse
    Slow motion video (720P@120 fps)
    4K video recording with Hi-Res audio
    Video Pic
  • Location

    GPS + GLONASS
  • Sound

    HTC BoomSoundTM Hi-Fi Edition
    Dolby AudioTM
    Personal Audio Profile
    Hi-Res audio certified
    Three microphones with noise cancellation
    Hi-Res audio stereo recording
  • Gesture and Others

    Motion Launch
    Support Ice View case
    Sensor Hub for activity tracking
    HTC Connect
    Quite ring on pick up
    Pocket mode
    Flip to Mute
  • Display

    5.2 inch, Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels)
    Pixel density at 564 ppi (pixel per inch)
    Super LCD 5
    Corning® Gorilla® Glass on a Curve Edge Display
    Display colour personalization
  • SIM Card Type

    Nano SIM
  • Front Camera

    5MP (1.34µm pixels)
    Autofocus
    BSI sensor
    Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
    ƒ/1.8 aperture and 23mm focal length
      (86° wide angle)
    Live make-up
    Auto selfie (smile selfie, still selfie)
    Voice selfie
    Self timer up to 10 seconds
    Auto-HDR
    Full HD 1080p video recording
  • Sensors

    Ambient light sensor
    Proximity sensor
    Motion G-sensor
    Compass sensor
    Gyro sensor
    Magnetic sensor
    Fingerprint sensor
    Sensor Hub
  • Battery and Charging Speed5

    Capacity: 3000 mAh
    Quick Charge 3.0 with cool charge
    Up to 50% charge in 30 min
  • Multimedia

    Audio supported formats:
    Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .flac
    Recording: .aac, .flac

    Video supported formats:
    Playback: .3gp, .mp4, .avi, .mkv
    Recording: .mp4, .mkv
  • CPU Speed

    Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 820 MSM8996,
    Quad Core, 64bit, up to 2.2GHz
  • Memory3

    ROM: 32GB / RAM: 4GB
    Available storage for users: about 23GB
    Extended memory: microSDTM up to 2TB
    Flex Storage supported
  • Network4

    2G/2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE
    850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    CDMA: 800/1900 with EVDO Rev A
    3G UMTS
    850/AWS/900/1900/2100 MHz
    4G LTE (up to 450Mbps)
    FDD: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 29, 30
    Support Cat 9 LTE, download up to 450 Mbps, upload up to 50 Mbps
  • Connectivity

    NFC
    BT 4.2
    Wi-Fi®: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    Display Port
    Chromecast
    DLNATM
    AirPlayTM
    MiracastTM
  • Buttons Keys and Connection Ports

    3.5 mm stereo audio jack
    USB 3.1 Gen 1, Type-C
    Capacitive keys
  1. All units of measurement may vary slightly according to manufacturing tolerance.
  2. Platform may be different after software update.
  3. Available storage is less due to phone software. Available storage is subject to change based on phone software updates and apps usage. Extended memory limited to available microSD card size.
  4. Network bands in regions may be different, depending on the mobile operator and your location. 4G LTE only available in select countries. Upload and download speeds also depend on the mobile provider.
  5. The battery claims herein may vary based on mobile network, location, signal strength, feature configurations, app and phone usage and many other factors. Actual results may vary.
Note: Specifications may be different after software update and are subject to change without prior notice.

   

  Blend & DCarter Recognition

Blend is a free, fully standards-compliant CSS template designed by Free CSS Templates. This free template is released under a Creative Commons Attributions 2.5 license, so you're pretty much free to do whatever you want with it (even use it commercially) provided you keep the links in the footer intact. Have fun with it :)

This template is also available as a WordPress theme at Free WordPress Themes.

Also need to mention dcarter. Part of the menuing came from them.