Droider Archives for Tips & Guides

Tips & guides about mostly normal everyday things on your phone. Sometimes a bit bigger more comprehensive guides.

Don’t have the languages you want on your HTC One?

I can start by directly saying that some languages you will NOT find, but most LTR (left to right) using roman letters will work. RTL (right to left) and languages that uses non-roman letters are at times a bit trickier.

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How to sync music to HTC One with Windows Media Player over MTP

This is actually the easiest way to get music to your One X/X+/One/One Mini/One Max, since they all uses MTP which is a part of the media player framework.

This works on ALL Android devices that uses MTP for usb connection.

EDIT:  this of course works on the new One M8 as well.

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Disabling Blinkfeed on One X/X+ using 4.2.2/Sense 5

This will NOT work on HTC One, but just on One X/X+ or other phones that didn’t start life with Sense 5.

Go to Settings > Personalize > Home screen style, where you select the home screen style you want. Traditional or Blinkfeed, I have blinkfeed on myself since that is where I think that sense 5 shines. If you use it: you will start to love it.

MoreLocale 2 not working on 4.2.2 without SU or “pm grant” from adb on computer

MoreLocale 2? you ask. It’s an app to set locale (language and country) on a android phone that doesn’t have it in the language list. Like, there’s no Swedish on a UK phone for example.

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Screenshot in three ways on HTC One

Screenshot_2013-07-21-17-40-58This is for HTC One with 4.2.2, if you have 4.1.2: android way #2 doesn’t work

Old-school htc way
Press power and home buttons at roughly the same time, screenshot is taken with a camera sound. Saves under Screenshots.

Android way #1
Press power and vol down buttons at the SAME time, you need to press them at the VERY same moment and keep them pressed until you hear a camera sound and the screenshot is taken. Saves under Screenshot and shows itself on notifications, where you can view it and share and such.

Android way #2
Same as above but you down do it via the quick settings menu you get to via either notification (one finger) and then press the quicksetting icon to the right. Or: Drag down with two fingers on notification bar, to end up in the quicksettings at once. And simply tap Screenshot, it will take a screenshot of the screen you was on before you pulled down the notification bar. Saves and shows in the same way as android way #1.

Turn on Developer Options on HTC One running 4.2.2 or above

This is an android thing to begin with, before you start complaining how htc have changed things.

Edit: it’s visible if you just have updated your One, but haven’t done an factory restore.  Or least it was at mine, but after a factory restore it was not visible.

This way work for all htc phones having 4.2 or above, from One X to One with 4.4.2

Developer options
Under Settings are now hidden, you enable it by going to Settings > About > Software information > More.. where you touch Build number 7 times. Which will give you a count down, and then say “you’re now a developer”. And Developer Options are back!

Ok, that’s all good. But, how do I disable it again? To hide it again.
Of course I’ve covered that as well. Read more HERE