FAQ for the HTC Amaze 4G. Read Frequently Asked Questions before you post a question!
Here are many frequently asked questions that I have seen! I will keep updating this.
Q - Why did you make this thread?
A - Hoping you'd read this so we don't see the same question a million times. This thread should hopefully fix it or else you should go to this thread to see what you should do if you choose not to read this. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1426648
Q - I want to revert back to the stock ROM of the Amaze. How do I do that?
A - Stock ROMs are available here. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1335703
Q - How do I root my device / install clockworkmod recovery / install a custom ROM?
A - Follow Binary's thread and make sure you READ IT. If you don't, Binary will put you on his sh*t list! http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1426377
Q - How do I unroot my phone?
A - Just install a stock ROM. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1335703
Q - What is S-Off? S-Off means Security Off?
A - It will allow you to flash different radios, Hboots, etc.
Q - Do I need S-Off?
A - Not necessarily. If you just want to flash ROMs, then just use HTC's method to unlock the bootloader.
Q - Will unlocking the bootloader void my warranty?
A - Yes and no. They will not honor the warranty if it is a software related issue. They will honor it if the touch screen stops working, the camera doesn't work, etc. Basically hardware issues.
Q - How can I remove Sense?
A - You can't fully remove Sense but there are scripts you can flash in CWM to remove bloatware. Download it from here and flash it via CWM. http://developer.clockworkmod.com/do...ver-v1.0.0.zip
(Credit to Xboarder56)
Q - Is there a hack so I can unlock the phone to use for another carrier?
A - No. You can get the code from your carrier or buy the code online. Do not post where you can buy it or else Binary will be VERY pissed at you. This is the warning!
Q - How do I flash a kernel?
A - Use X's Kernel flasher tool. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1328141
Q - I flashed a kernel but my wifi or hotspot doesn't work. Why?
A - Reflash the kernel. According to Faux123 " Because the previous kernel included a Secured RAM Disk, so you may need to run the script twice. (Once this is done, then any subsequent flash should complete on the first time)"
Q - What is a kernel?
A - A kernel is the building block of everything. It is like the atom for life.
Q - Why would I want to flash a different kernel?
A - Custom kernels have mods in them that make them more stable, overclockable, add new tweaks and features, etc.
Q - Can I overclock my phone?
A - With a custom kernel you can, depending on the modder of the kernel. At the moment, the only custom kernel is by faux which can be downloaded here. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1359951
Q - What does overclocking the kernel do?
A - Makes the phone faster, but you result in short battery life and it lowers the life of your phone.
Q - My battery sucks. What should I do?
A - I bought me an Anker battery. It has 1930 mAh so it lasts longer. I bought it on eBay for $16. Well worth the deal! You can lower your brightness, remove widgets, disable background data, turn off bluetooth/Mobile data network/WiFi, etc.
Q - My battery takes forever to charge. Why?
A - Big battery, needs time. Make love to the wife or go to sleep.
Q - When I press the lock button, the screen goes black. I press it again and it goes back to the regular screen and not the lockscreen. Why?
A - Sounds like a software bug. I just reboot my phone to fix it.
Q - My mobile network / Wifi doesn't load up when I unlock the screen. Why?
A - Do you have JuiceDefender installed? I believe there is a bug with it. It happens to me and I just restart the phone.
Q - Why aren't there many custom ROMs?
A - The Amaze is locked to a few carriers. Not every carrier worldwide sells it. It limits the amount of modders we have.
Q - I have Carrier IQ installed. How do I remove it?
A - Install a custom ROM. The modders usually remove it or root your device and download this app. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=110
Q - I get an error message with the WiFi Calling. Why?
A - Get a new SIM card from T-Mobile. You have to have the new 4G capable SIM card.
Q - I have slow data speeds on 4G. Why?
A - 4G depends on your area, how close is the 4G tower, if you are in a populated city, etc. Also, make sure you have a 4G SIM card.