Frequently Asked Questions HTC One (M8)-Sprint(m8_whl)
This a short list of frequently asked questions in this device forum and the answers often given as a response. It should serve as a starting point for gathering knowledge and finding solutions to many common problems. Please only post in this thread with feedback on how to improve this document. Do not post "Thank you" type responses. If you have additional questions or require more help, try to find an existing thread or create your own. Do not use this as a general help thread.
Q1: What's the difference between "Development" and "Original Development"?
Here are the rough guidelines as to what should be placed in "Original Development":
*Official release of highly original and upstream custom ROMs (built from the ground up with significant original development within them).
*Official releases/development of such original ROMs, perhaps posted by the maintainer or their nominated person.
*A significant "first" in development for a device. This is something which took considerable time/effort and is generally accepted by developers to be non-trivial.
*Kernels which are built with beneficial changes that are not simply pulled from other kernels already available.
*Tools and utilities with a clear purpose, and which are well-made, and useful to users. They should have an element of originality, either in purpose or through significant improvement in the means of operation.
*Significant port of a ROM from one device to another, giving enhanced features or functionality to the users of the target device.
All other development work goes into "Android Development".
Q2: I'm new to all this rooting and modding stuff where should I start?
Q3: How can I suggest more topics for this thread?
You can PM me your suggestions. Please keep in mind, this is a FAQ and not to be confused with a Q&A
The only conversation in this thread should be suggestions for additional information to be added.
Anything else, please ask/discuss in the appropriate section.
Q4: I'm having troubles submitting my Unlock token at HTC Dev what can I do?
[Guide][How to] Submit HTC Unlock Token Thanks BD619
I know what you are thinking...EVERYONE knows how to do this, Not true I can't tell you how many times I have gotten a PM asking for help that is why I created this thread.
Q7: How can I enter bootloader mode & recovery mode?
To enter bootloader mode make sure your phone is turned off. Turn it back on while holding the 'volume down' button and you will successfully enter bootloader mode.
*NOTE* Before you enter bootloader mode your bootloader must be unlocked. Unlock your bootloader by following the first part of this thread.
To enter recovery mode, you will need to enter the bootloader (as detailed above) then use the 'volume down' button to navigate to 'RECOVERY'. Press the power button to confirm your choice. You'll now be booted into your custom recovery..
**NOTE USE AT YOUR OWN RISK THESE COULD POTENTIALLY BRICK YOUR DEVICE**
Q11: I have a custom recovery installed but I can't boot into it.
Use the command - fastboot erase cache.
You should now be able to boot into recovery.
Q12: I don't like Blinkfeed. Can I get rid of it?
You can use a third party launcher such as Apex,Nova,ect.
Or long press any screen and choose Add apps and widgets,then drag the blinkfeed screen to the top to remove.
One thing you can do, however, is to change Blinkfeed to a different screen so that it's out of the way and you won't have to see it as soon as you hit the Home button.
Q25: Any way to turn on and off wifi calling with wifi?
This breaks ALL notifications from wifi calling but it doesn't break the functionality of calling itself. So when you're on wifi you just gotta trust that wifi calling is connected (or go into settings to see if it's on). Also it DOES break address confirmation but since this should only be a one time deal for most people you can just reenable the service when you need to confirm your address if you're adding a new network or simply want to re-confirm it. You also wont be able to turn the service on and off in settings, but since it's not a radio itself turning of wifi will kill any battery usage by wifi calling:
1. Get ROMtoolbox (I have the pro version so idk if it works on the free version)
2. Go into app manager
3. Find and open wifi calling (make sure its NOT the one from htc)(also don't just select it, make sure you go into the menu)
4. Go right to the advanced section
5. Select advanced freeze
6. Find the service "vowifiservice"
7. Click on it to disable it and agree to the prompt
8. *optional* Reboot the phone or refresh the setting to clear any notifications currently showing
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