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16th April 2012, 11:07 PM   |  #1  
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HTC One X tips and tricks

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As the title says you folks can share HTC One X tips and tricks here. I'm sure lot of the users will find them helpful. I'm new to HTC so I would also use some tips and tricks.

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Take Screenshot without third party app

Power Button + Vol down



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Stimulate Battery Removal

Press and Hold Power Button for 10 seconds




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To disable a System app

Go to settings> apps > all tab > Select the app you want and click on Disable. Just like Titanium back.



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To Disable Automatic Shortcut After installing an App

Go to Play Store > Click on Menu and click on Settings > Uncheck "Auto-add Widgets"



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Create Folder Automatically in Launcher

Drag an icon and try to drop it to an existing icon on Launcher menu it automatically creates a folder.



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Proper Reboot

In settings, power, Fast boot - when checked you are only doing a hot boot when you select Restart in power menu, uncheck it and you have the normal reboot(preferred). (Rycon33)



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Move Cursor

To move the cursor left or right while typing, you can press the volume up / down to move it. ( keeenif )



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HTC swype keyboard

Go to settings, keyboard. Then HTC input and enable the trace feature. It's replaced swype for me now (hetalmp)


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Fix Laggy sense 4.0

  • settings
  • development section
  • Don't keep activities
  • It is unticked by default. Tick it (I went on recent apps to make sure it would be saved, then back) and untick it again. Seems to be a fault in the indication of the settings (131313) More Info

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Limit your data or set a data limit warning


Settings > (Wireless & Network) More > Usage



(puffingbear, 420kushking)



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HTC keyboard Tip


In HTC keyboard, swipe left to change to number/symbol layout, swipe right to change to different language keyboard. (stm2008)



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Phonebook scroll



scroll in phonebook with two fingers will move the list alphabetially. (stm2008)



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Remove black tab with 3 dots (Only on Latest firmware)


Settings > Display & Gesture (For root users on 1.29 or below use this MOD)



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Browser history/bookmark screen


In stock browser, long press the back button can bring up the browser history/bookmark screen (stm2008)

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Scroll through music quickly


To scroll through your music quickly you can use 2 finger scroll. Does it in contacts too (technostein)

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Bluetooth Pictures


when bt handset is connected open camera and press button on handset and camera will take an picture. like remote for camera ( carlowise)



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Stock browser Fullscreen

In the stock browser, get rid of the annoying bar that appears at the bottom of the page every time you scroll down by enabling quick controls.

Got to: Settings --> Labs --> Quick Controls.(apwb)

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Improve your gaming performance withhamdir guide How to easily Maximize Gaming performance on Tegra 3 One X - root


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Improve overall scrolling experience by using SuperCharger script by zeppelinrox the guide specific for One X created by hamdir


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Battery performance will only improve after 2 or 3 battery cycles. i.e. After flashing the ROM or Kernel wait for 2 or 3 days to comment on battery performance. BTW clearing batterystat.bin does nothing
according to engineers at Google.



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After flashing a new Kernel remember to wipe the cache not sure exactly why but it was told by kernel developers


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Access the Secret Power Saver settings by the tip knightrocker in this thread




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To make the developers life easier when you reporting an error, bug on the ROM be sure to include the logcat (for ROM related), kmsg (Kernel related)



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HTC One X Speaker Output

Remove limiter for louder sound and less compressed sound. Also disable Trubass effect which boosts 400hz for a cleaner sound with less mids:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1750369




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17th April 2012, 04:57 AM   |  #3  
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Just got my One X. These are very useful tips!

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17th April 2012, 04:58 AM   |  #4  
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Screen shot is power button and home button, not vol down button.

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Originally Posted by C_S_R

Screen shot is power button and home button, not vol down button.

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You are right on that one. The correct sequence is to hold the power button, then press the home button.

Some other tricks that made my user experience better were:

Limit your data or set a data limit warning. Great feature. It only monitors data over the mobile network, however you can show the wifi data as well if you wish. Some ROMS have had this in the past, however it was sometimes unreliable.This is a built in sense 4.0 feature and works great.

Disable "Auto Review" in camera settings>continuous shooting mode. This will give you the best burst shooting experience and you will be able to easily switch to different camera modes, without the annoying best shot feature popping up. Also disable Limit to 20 frames to get up to 99 continuous photos.

Go to settings>more>nfc Enable nfc and scan your smart credit cards or any nfc tag, or nfc enabled phone.

If you use face unlock, go to settings>security>screen lock>face unlock>improve face matching. It drastically improves the time it takes for your phone to recognize your face.

Try out the friendstream lockscreen. Its pretty cool, some people may hate it, others may love it.

Hope this helps
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In settings, power, Fast boot - when checked you are only doing a hot boot when you select Restart in power menu, uncheck it and you have the normal reboot(preferred).

And btw, both methods mentioned above posts on screenshot works.

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Screen shot is power button and home button, not vol down button.

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Power Button and Volume down works as well it a ICS Tweak works on most of the ICS Models. Just tested it. Hold your power button + Volume down for around 3 seconds it will take a screenshot
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Hi,

I came from a HTC desire which had a track pad so I am not sure if this is a new thing.

But to move the cursor left or right while typing, you can press the volume up / down to move it. Found it pretty helpful.
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For the HTC swype keyboard which is swype on a much bigger keyboard.

Go to settings, keyboard. Then HTC input and enable the trace feature. It's replaced swype for me now.

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Originally Posted by keeenif

Hi,

I came from a HTC desire which had a track pad so I am not sure if this is a new thing.

But to move the cursor left or right while typing, you can press the volume up / down to move it. Found it pretty helpful.

Hmm. this is new! But doesnt seem to work for me. still goes into volume control. Did I miss out something?

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