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Is there a way to see the device's screen *live* on PC, through ADB?

I am a vlogger and after getting HTC Desire HD, found out its camera was all I ever needed. However, I usually have to see myself while recording video, to control my facial expressions, and with a ...
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3answers
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Can I install additional language support (Russian) on HTC Desire HD without rooting?

I bought HTC Desire HD and I want to change UI language to Russian. The issue is that I see in settings only English, German, Italian and French. Is it possible to add other language without rooting ...
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1answer
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How do I use stock UI on HTC Desire HD?

How do I disable HTC Sense on my HTC Desire HD without having to root my phone? I looked at a guide for the regular Desire and attempted to follow that but it didn't work (was missing the ability to ...
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2answers
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How do I disable the Market App Fast Web Install feature in my android phone settings?

I do not quite like the Fast Web Install idea of Market app. I use AppBrain for my app installs and it lets me manually select if-and-when I would like to install or update an app selected from my ...
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1answer
340 views

Pressing volume up and down at the same time on the Desire HD

Does anyone know what holding the volume button on both up an down does on the Desire HD? I occasionally do it by accident and the phone vibrates, then about 10 seconds later vibrates again. During ...
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2answers
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Is there a weather widget/app that has both very good location support and supports multiple locations?

Is there a weather widget or app that has good location support (Central Europe) and support for multiple configured locations?
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1answer
9k views

Unable to enable Mobile Network settings (options greyed out). Is there any way to restore lost mobile connectivity data?

I have a HTC Desire HD that up until recently has been running well with a custom ROM. For some reason, the phone started to "misbehave" in a number of ways after about 10 months of painless ...
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3answers
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How to reduce number of screens on HTC Sense android phones?

I was wondering, is there a way to reduce the number of screens available with HTC sense phones to say 5? Just I find that 7 screens is excessive for my needs, and I heard I can get a decent ...
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2answers
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My HTC Desire HD crashes when picking up a call. Any ideas how to resolve the problem?

This is extremely annoying. After the last update to Android 2.3.5, whenever I get a call from certain contacts, picking up crashes the whole phone application and resets the SIM. Rejecting the call ...
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3answers
770 views

Android crashes after update unless I put another memory card

I have HTC Desire HD and installed an official update of the system: Android 2.3.5, HTC Sense 3.0, system 3.12.405.1. After the update my phone runs very slowly and reboots every 2 minutes. If I ...
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3answers
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HTC Desire HD vibrating constantly

My girlfriend plugged her phone in to charge and it started vibrating, and never stopped. The only way to stop it is to power off the phone, and take the battery out. Even if the phone is off, it ...
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3answers
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Trying to get a PC to boot off a bootable SD card that is inside an USB attached Android device

First, I'd like to make myself look less a madman than I may have appeared to be. I wanted to have a bootable USB stick with me at all times, but it's less convenient because it's an extra object and ...
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3answers
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Problems with music playback - Music File corrupt?

I have an HTC Inspire 4G (Desire HD, Ace), and whenever I have headphones plugged in and am listening to music, the music player will randomly start playing new songs, pausing and starting a new one ...
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2answers
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How to change the default contact saving location for HTC Desire HD 2.2.1?

How to set HTC Desire HD Android 2.2.1 to save new contacts to Exchange? With Samsung Galaxy S 2.2.1 it's super easy: Contacts > Menu > More > Settings > Save new contacts to... But with HTC Desire ...
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2answers
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Installing the English (United States) language

I recently got my Desire HD, and it came pre-installed with Deutsch, English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, each in a (Spain) or (Portugal) flavor. Is there some way of getting an English (United ...
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3answers
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How can I prevent my Desire HDs battery from draining overnight?

I've recently got the new HTC Desire HD, which has a poor battery to start with (1230 mAh), but in the last two weeks I've had several nights waking up with a dead battery. The first few nights, I ...
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1answer
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why is my file system suddenly read only?

Some background: My HTC Desire HD has several issues. The first issue being that I can not connect to it using a USB cable. So I found that I can tell ADB to work over wifi and I was using this ...
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1answer
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hosts file keeps reverting

I run adb shell and append a line to /etc/hosts using echo IP DNSName >> hosts It works for a some time and then reverts back to having only a single entry for localhost. Any idea what ...
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1answer
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Can I override the HTC Sense “slide down to answer / slide up to decline” screen locker?

I can't be the only one who has this problem: my touchscreen reacts to the cotton of my jeans. I carry my DHD upside down in my pocket, and on an incoming call, when I drag it out of my pocket, it ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to “downgrade” (revert) an HTC Desire HD to stock Froyo from Gingerbread?

I don't have any backups or whatever. My phone isn't rooted. It updated to Gingerbread 2.3.3 OTA a couple of days ago, and I hate almost every change that it introduced. Thanks.
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2answers
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How to Uninstall HTC Applications/Widgets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove pre-installed apps like Peep and Friend Stream from my HTC phone? How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I've just treated ...
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2answers
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Clockworkmod Backup/Restore Feature

So last week, I decided to flash a custom ROM to my 2 year old Desire HD. I used the all in one, one-step, "rooting" tool called AAHK (It doesn't just root the phone, it does a whole lot like S-OFF, ...
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2answers
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How can I choose which contacts to sync from Facebook to my HTC Desire HD?

In relation to this question, I asked if there is a way to choose which contacts get synced and got a suggestion to post this as a new question. So here it is. How can I manually choose which ...
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2answers
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How to turn off red-dotted-underline spelling check when text-messaging?

I've updated my HTC Desire HD A9191 to Android 2.3.3 and now I don't know how to get rid off the spelling check (red dotted underline) when text messaging. The underlining isn't present when typing in ...
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3answers
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Knowing which applications to stop

Looking at my currently running apps screen, I see many applications by htc and android, probably running the UI, and sync and stuff like that. Is there a list or a site that explains what each app ...
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3answers
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Does it make any sense to use a firmware with HTC Sense or is better to go for plain 2.3 firmware?

I do have HTC Desire HD and I rooted it but I'm not sure how valuable is the HTC Sense package and if it makes "sense" (funny) to use a 2.2 firmware with HTC Sense or just to go for the plain Android ...
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1answer
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Email client not showing signed emails (mail is still on server)

I'm having trouble reading signed emails (in the mail app, not gmail). The email client only shows: "mail is still on server" message, not the email content.
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2answers
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How do I see my sent SMS messages?

How do I see my sent SMS messages? I can search my text messages, but it's not obvious how to simply see a list of my sent messages ordered by time.
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1answer
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Unbricking HTC Desire HD - really need some help here!

Been given a Desire HD that seems to have had a bad Radio Flash I have spent perhaps 50 hours on this problem as follows: Screen is always black whatever I do (unless /sbin/recovery - see below) ...
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1answer
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Where has the option to mount as hard drive gone …?

I have an HTC Desire HD (on Vodafone UK). I noticed this week that when I now connect it to either pc or mac the option to mount as a hard drive is no longer present. Why? What do I need to do to get ...
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3answers
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Google Play Store gives error “No Connection”

I have an HTC Desire HD. I am having trouble connecting to the Google Play Store. Every time I try to connect it just come up with an error "NO CONNECTION". I really want to download some apps (in ...
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1answer
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How do I get SMS messages to be sorted in chronological order?

I just got an HTC Desire HD, and it's sorting my SMS texts by what the sender has sent up at the top of the conversation page, and what I reply down below. It's almost like two conversations in ...
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2answers
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HTC Desire HD Crash on Photo click

Not sure if this is the right forum to ask this question. My phone crashes every time I try to take a picture with 20-30% battery. I have tried with Low and Mid quality picture (1-3 MB) but this ...
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1answer
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HTC-Desire-HD Calls go to answer phone if emails / data is updating

a customer of mine has a HTC-Desire-HD that when Data is updating be it emails, weather or any other data app the customer can not receive any voice calls as they go straight to answerphone.. Data ...
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1answer
720 views

Desire HD Official Sense 3 update: Slate skin

I just updated my DHD to the official Sense 3 update. Anyway, In Sense 2.1, I was using the sleek Slate skin. After updating, I went to "Personalize -> Skins" and chose "Get More"; Slate skin was not ...
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Battery Life on Desire HD

Why does the battery for android phones perform much better after 2 or 3 weeks of usage? Is there any logical reason?
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1answer
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HTC Desire HD with Nokia E52 IMEI

I recently bought HTC desire HD from E-Bay India. I'm in India and the guy in E-bay imported UK unlocked Desire HD, I recently check for the IMEI details and I'm shocked, when I checked, Its showing ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to schedule hibernate/shut down on an HTC Desire HD?

I'm planning to get SleepPhones, a sort of comfortable headphone which I plug into my HTC Desire HD. I would play music which puts me into sleep (hopefully) for up to 60 minutes. Is there a way ...
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2answers
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Why is the SD card mounted as read-only on PC when shared from HTC Desire HD via USB?

I just discovered that the SD card is now read-only when I use "disk drive" connection on the phone. Why do I have to do in order to be able to write on the SD card from the PC? I mention that the ...
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1answer
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Installing latest possible firmware and Android on HTC Desire HD

I have installed CyanogenMod on my HTC Desire HD a while back. Some things don't work, so I'd like to do these things: Install latest possible firmware Install latest possible standard (non-HTC) ...
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1answer
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Cannot access local storage on HTC Desire HD with Linux

If I set my new HTC Desire HD to connect to PC in disk drive mode, a Windows computer can see the internal storage as a Removable Disk. If I attempt the same with my Linux system, "HTC Android Phone" ...
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Desire HD: I apparently flashed the wrong pd98img.zip, how can I fix this?

in a attempt to downgrade my Desire HD from 2.50 to 1.32 I apparently pushed the wrong pd98img.zip into my zip card. I can start the phone, but I'm greeted by some chinese characters and can't do ...
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1answer
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“Settings” is crashing after installing gapps

I've install custom rom called JELLYTIME on my HTC Desire HD phone. Recently I tried to update it to most recent version. After the update I installed google apps from this website: ...
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0answers
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Connect Android phone to router via USB-to-Ethernet

I own an HTC Desire HD and it currently has the IceColdSandwich custom rom on it. I also own a usb OTG adapter and a D-Link USB 2.0 Fast Ethernet adapter DUB-E100. What I want to achieve is to ...
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What are my firmware options for Desire HD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? My requirements: Wifi hotspot needs to work properly since it often provides Internet access for my ...
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HTC Desire HD Wifi proxy applicaiton

Is there any working application (root does not matter) for using proxy on HTC Desire HD. ProxyDroid is not working on HTC Desire HD. SSH Tunnel is also not working on it.
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How can I change mapping application used by HTCs calendar? [closed]

When I schedule an event in the standard calendar on a HTC Desire HD, the HTC Locations app is used to show the map to the location if I provide one. I want it to use Google Maps instead. I searched ...
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0answers
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ICS on Desire HD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I'm planning to wipe my phone and in the process I also decided to try some alternative ROM. From what I ...
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0answers
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Wallpaper changing randomly [closed]

I'm using HTC desire HD with sense UI. Lately my wallpaper is being changed by the system at random (the images are some random scenery). I have checked all the recent apps I have installed, all from ...
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1answer
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How do I enable NFC for my Phone

There have been a lot hype about NFC lately, and I am eager to try it out, but unfortunately I dont think my HTC Desire HD supports NFC. Is there a way to enable NFC for HTC Desire HD ?