HTC Desire 820

HTC Blinkfeed app is undoubtedly one of the best apps that come pre-installed with any HTC device. Because of its super smooth UI, it has been the apple of eye for HTC users.

However, HTC left millions of hearts broken when they announced the introduction of ads in Blinkfeed. A new Blinkfeed update that rolled out recently added the ability to show ads in between the feeds.

In the blog post HTC mentioned that the advertisements will be limited in number and will blend in between the feeds. For now, the advertisements will be shown in a few markets only and will expand to other markets in the future.

Ads in BlinkFeed will be clearly marked with a Sponsored label or a Buy Now button and will look something like this.

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Just like us, are you also annoyed with this step of HTC? Well, worry not. Today we are here with a way by which you can turn off Blinkfeed ads on your HTC and live tension free.

How To Disable BlinkFeed ads

To Turn off BlinkFeed ads you just need to follow the below mentioned steps.

  1. Swipe to the left from Home screen to access BlinkFeed.
  2. Tap on the hamburger menu present in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Now a new side panel will launch. Press the three dots here to display the menu.
  4. Now Select Settings > Manage Adsturn off blinkfeed ads
  5. Select “Turn off internet-based ads” option.

Though introducing ads in BlinkFeed is not a good idea at all, yet by providing an option to turn off the ads, HTC has tried to play safe.

Do you agree with this decision of HTC? We would love to hear your views on this. Let us know in the comments section below.

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root htc desire 820

HTC Desire 820 is undoubtedly one of the best Android phone in its price segment. By providing an awesome configuration, HTC has tried to give the best experience to the users. Like any other Android phone, rooting Desire 820 opens up lots of new possibilities for the device.

A question that arises in every user’s mind is How to easily root HTC Desire 820. So, today I am here with an easy to follow guide that will help you root your Desire 820 in just a few steps. In fact by following our guide, rooting your Desire 820 will become a piece of cake. If you would like to know How To Root Android Without PC, you can go through the tutorial.

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Many users ask for a guide to root Desire 820 without PC, but those methods aren’t full proof and can brick your device. So, it is always suggested to use your PC for rooting procedure.

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What are the benefits of rooting Desire 820?

For those who are unaware of How the rooting could prove to be beneficial for HTC Desire 820, here are a few points you might be interested in.

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  • You can easily uninstall preinstalled bloatware from your HTC Desire 820 once you root it.
  • By rooting your Desire 820, you can get more free storage space.
  • Custom ROM can be installed only when your Desire 820 is rooted. So, if you would like to have custom ROM on Desire 820, rooting is a must. Checkout lollipop custom ROM for Desire 820.

Easiest Guide on How to Root HTC Desire 820 Easily

Now that you know the benefits of rooting your Desire 820, here are a few things that need to be done before we jump into the rooting process.

Things required for the rooting process:-

  1. A Laptop/PC with Windows installed on it.
  2. HTC Desire 820 Drivers installed on the PC.
  3. Unlock-Root-Tool
  4. SuperSu and TWRP recovery

Download TWRP Recovery and SuperSu

Before proceeding further I would advice you to take a complete backup of your device. Also make sure that the phone’s battery is charged over 85%

All Set? Ok. Let’s Start.

Step 1: Unlock Desire 820 Bootloader:

First of all you need to unlock your device’s bootloader. For that visit htcdev.com and register your account. Once you have successfully registered and logged in, visit HTC Dev Bootloader. Here in the Supported Device section, select All Other Supported Models. 

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Now agree with the terms and conditions and follow the instructions mentioned on the screen. You can reach me if you face any difficulty while unlocking the bootloader of Desire 820.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging:

Once you have unlocked the bootloader, you need to enable USB Debugging in HTC Desire 820. But for that, you first need to enable Developer Options on your device.

  1. Go to Settings app and select About Phone.
  2. Tap on the Build Number for 6-7 times to enable Developer options.

Now, to enable USB Debugging, follow these steps.

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  1. Go to Settings -> Developer Options
  2. Tap on the USB Debugging option to turn it on.

Step 3: Transfer the downloaded SuperSU file

Now its time to copy the downloaded SuperSU.zip file to the root of your device’s memory. If you haven’t downloaded the file yet, Download SuperSu rite now, copy it to your device and move to the next step. 

Also extract the Recovery.rar file(TWRP Recovery) on your PC, which will be used later in the process.

Step 4: Reboot Desire 820 in Fastboot mode:

For the rooting process, the device needs to be rebooted in Fastboot mode. Press the Volume Down and Power Key together for about 10 seconds, then leave the power key but keep holding the volume down button and the device will reboot in fastboot mode.

Step 5: Installation

Now connect your Desire 820 to PC using USB cable. Open the folder where the Recovery.rar file has been extracted and click on the flash-recovery.bat file. It will start installing TWRP on your Desire 820 and the whole process will finish within a few seconds.

Once the TWRP installation is done, disconnect the phone from PC. Now select recovery option(use the volume keys) When the device reboots in recovery install SuperSu.zip file by selecting Install zip option and selecting Supersu.zip

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Once the flashing gets completed, the system will reboot and you will have root access.

Congratulations!! Now you have rooted your HTC Desire 820 successfully. Enjoy!!

If you face any issues while rooting your HTC Desire 820, don’t hesitate to contact me. Write down the problem you are facing in the comments section below and I will try to find a solution for it.

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Upgrade HTC Desire 820 to Android 5.0 Lollipop

One thing that has been bothering the HTC Desire 820 users since the device launched, is whether their device will get the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update or not. User’s patience took another low when lollipop update was rolled out for HTC Desire 816.

Upgrade HTC Desire 820 to Android 5.0 Lollipop

The main issue was that there wasn’t any official confirmation from HTC about the lollipop update for this device. In the past some leaked images did reveal that Desire 820 was on the update list, but today we have a good news for you guys.

In a reply to a HTC Desire 820 user, HTC UK has kind of confirmed that the device will be getting the lollipop update. HTC UK in reply to a tweet from David O said that it shouldn’t take long as lollipop updates have started rolling out for desire series.

Here is exactly what they said:

Though they didn’t confirmed any dates, yet the promised to keep us posted about the update schedule. In the past a lot of users had tried contacting HTC India regarding this, but they had remained unavailable for reply. So, this could be considered as an official confirmation that HTC Desire 820 will get lollipop update, though it is unclear when the update will roll out. We are planning to launch a campaign on Gadget SuperSite’s Facebook page to draw attention of HTC regarding this issue.

So, do like Our Facebook Fan page given above to get updates regarding the campaign. If you are really eager to install lollipop on Desire 820, you can follow our guide to update your Desire 820. The process requires a device with root access. If you haven’t rooted your device yet, go ahead and follow the Easiest Guide to root Desire 820.

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HTC has always been known for their good looking yet powerful devices. And in recent years, HTC has made a good image even in the software field, with good looking software that actually works. The HTC Sense UI that HTC installs on its Android devices has always been liked a lot by the users because of its Uncluttered and lag free UI.

Anyone who has ever used an HTC Android smartphone, definitely knows about the Blinkfeed app that comes pre-installed with the smartphone as a replacement for the default Android home screen app. It provides a unique experience by pulling out your social feeds from various social networks right at one screen.

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Moving in the same direction, HTC has provided a new app called the HTC Sense Home, which replaces the Blinkfeed app. However the new app can also be considered an update for the Blinkfeed app. The HTC Sense Home app takes the HTC experience to a whole new level. It comes with several new features which the users have been requesting for a while.

One such feature is the inclusion of Themes section in the Sense Home app. Now, the users can choose how they want their homescreen to look like. Their is a very wide range of themes that are available to be downloaded. The themes include wallpapers, icons within them, so when a user applies any theme he gets a totally different looking home screen.

HTC Sense Home

Also, the users can choose wallpapers from the tons of wallpapers available in the Wallpapers section. The best part is, it’s all for free. So, unlike companies like Apple, HTC believes in providing good experience to the user without shelling anything extra out of the user’s pocket.

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Also, the HTC Sense Home comes with a new and improved HTC Sense Home widget which keeps you updated with the latest weather details by automatically detecting your location(it is very accurate) and also lets you know the current time. It also suggests you apps by smartly analyzing your daily usage.

So, overall it’s a great update to the Blinkfeed app. You should definitely update to the latest version of HTC Sense Home app to get a more personalized experience.

Also See: HTC launches new apps to the Google Play Store, Check now!

HTC, is known for its quality products. Be it their smaprtphones hardware or the Sense UI that they provide with the smartphones, they have always focused on providing a great quality experience for their users.

Along with the Sense UI, HTC bundles also bundles some apps with their smartphone. These apps include, HTC Clock, HTC Camera, HTC Dot View, HTC Connect, HTC Lock Screen, HTC Zoe and a few more. HTC users have always liked the unique interface and ease of access of these apps. The Taiwanese company has also enlisted these apps on the Google Play Store, making the installation or removal of the apps easier and thus puts the user in control of the apps they want to use.

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Working in the same direction, HTC has recently uneviled a few new apps which have made their way into Play Store. These new apps include HTC Tasks, HTC Speak and HTC Calendar.

HTC Calendar

As the name suggests, HTC Calendar is the Calendar app from our beloved company. It comes with a good user interface and tons of options for users. It also comes with an option of syncing your calendar events with your PC using the HTC Sync Manager.

HTC Calendar

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 HTC Tasks

It is yet another app from HTC which has been added recently to the Play Store. It is a simple productivity app which allows the user to add tasks to their To-Do list. Users can also add details such as locations using map in the Task details.

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HTC Speak

This one is the most interesting of all the recently launched apps. HTC Speak is a voice commands similar to Google Now. With Speak, HTC is trying to provide an alternate of the Google Now for HTC users. The users can tap the microphone icon in the dialer app and say someone’s name or their phone number to initiate the call.

HTC Speak
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HTC, with these utility apps is trying to provide a unique experience to HTC smartphone users. However HTC, still lags behind other companies in providing latest Android updates to their users. So, this is one aspect where HTC must look into.

Check: How-to Upgrade HTC Desire 820 to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Did you like the new apps? Which one is your favorite and why? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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Upgrade HTC Desire 820 to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Update: HTC just rolled out official lollipop update and has promised to give Marshmallow or Android M update for HTC Desire 820.

HTC Desire 820, the powerful beast from HTC, sports a very powerful Octacore Snapdragon processor. It has received a very warm response from user all around the world. The device is expected to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and has been confirmed by HTC.

Upgrade HTC Desire 820 to Android 5.0 Lollipop

So, today we are here with a method to get Android 5.0 Lollipop on your HTC Desire 820 right now. This method is basically for the users who are very eager to get their hands on Android lollipop and aren’t willing to wait for the official update. Such users can upgrade their Desire 820 to lollipop instantly by flashing their device with lollipop custom ROM.

Upgrade HTC Desire 820 to Android 5.0 LollipopThough, the method is not officially supported, it is generally pretty safe to flash the device with the latest ROM. However, we are not responsible if something doesn’t work. So, try at your own risk.

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For this process, you Desire 820 must be rooted. Rooting Desire 820 has a number of benefits such as the ability to install custom ROMs, more free Internal storage space etc. Rooting is an easy process but needs to be done correctly. And that’s why I have compiled a guide that will make rooting your Desire 820 a piece of cake.

Upgrade HTC Desire 820 to Android 5.0 Lollipop

How-To Root HTC Desire 820 -The Easiest Guide!!

Upgrade HTC Desire 820 to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Before initiating the process, here are a few things that you must know

  •  You must backup all the data on your device.
  • The phone should be more than 80 percent charged.
  • USB Debugging should be enabled on your device.
  •  During the installation, if the device gets stuck on booting, you can perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik before rebooting the device.

To upgrade your HTC Desire 820 to Android 5.0 lollipop follow the below mentioned steps.

1. First of all, Download Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM for HTC Desire 820 from link below . Since the ROM File size is big, it has been split into 3 parts :

Now, to combine 3 parts of ROM, put all three of them into the same folder and double click on ROM-Part1.rar. All the other parts will unpack and combine automatically.

2. Now, install ROM Manager app on your HTC Desire 820 . Then  download and install the clockwork mod recovery.

ClockworkMod-Recovery

3. After installing the above mentioned apps, connect your HTC Desire 820 to your PC via the USB cable. Now, copy the “ROM.zip” file(the combined file) to SD card’s root directory.

4. Now, restart your device in the recovery mode using ROM Manager. In the recovery mode, go to ROM Manager and select backup/restore to back-up your information.

5. Now, from the Recovery Menu, you are required to do a total data erase (including Delvik Cache). When the process of data erasing completes, go back to Recovery Menu and here select Flash ROM from SD Card option.

6. Now, navigate to the location where the ”ROM.zip” file has been saved on the SD card and select the zip file. Now the installation will begin. Just follow the instructions mentioned on the screen.

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Once the installation is over, reboot your Desire 820. If everything goes fine, your device will boot to the new installation of lollipop. Congratulations, you just upgraded you HTC Desire 820 to Android 5.0 lollipop.

Enjoy!!

If you have any issues, comment below. We will try to get a solution as soon as possible.

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The latest beast from HTC, the Desire 820 packs in a very solid processor, awesome front and rear camera and sports a breathtaking design. The device feels a lot premium and turns a lot of heads while using outside.

During our review, we found that the device performed exceptionally well. Thanks to the Octa core processor, it managed to perform all the tasks thrown at it without any lag. However during the review, we also noticed the problem of over heating of device.

Does the Desire 820 really gets heated up?

The device used to get heated up near the rear camera after a few hours of usage. The heating was more prominent while browsing the web using a 2g or 3g data connection. Also while playing games like Asphalt, the device used to get heat up immediately.

HTC Desire Heating issue

 

However the temperature of the device does not reach extreme levels and even when it is heated, it is still manageable to hold.

There are several ways to check the exact temperature of any Android device. However, checking the temperature of HTC Desire 820 is really easy as compared to other devices. Go ahead, Check the Temperature of Desire 820 to find out whether its heating or not.

If your Desire 820 is heating excessively, here we are with a solution for it. Just follow the following steps and you will surely notice an improvement in the heating issue of the HTC Desire 820.

1. Open the Setting app on your device and choose Power Settings.
2. Now select the Power Saver option.
3. In the Power saver menu, uncheck all the options except the CPU power(Conserve CPU usage).
4. Then go to Quick setting and toggle the Saver. (Don’t toggle the EXT Saver, they both are different things)

Turning this option On will have some effect on the gaming performance, however the heating issue will reduce to a good extent. Also the heating issues are expected to be solved by HTC, when the Desire 820 gets its much awaited Lollipop update.

Are you also facing the heating issue on your HTC Desire 820? What steps have you taken to minimse the heating? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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Latest Update: HTC has confirmed lollipop update for HTC Desire 820.

Update: You can now update your HTC Desire 820 to Android 5.0 Lollipop by following this Guide, Just click here

Will HTC Desire 820 get the official Lollipop update? This is the question that comes into the mind of every Desire 820 owner, every time they see other devices which are cheaper than 820 getting lollipop update.

If we ask ourselves, Should HTC Desire 820 lollipop update be given? the answer is a definite yes. And we have reasons to back this too. The device sports a 64 bit processor currently running a 32 bit software. Lollipop is the very first version of android which supports 64 bit processors. So, why would HTC provide a 64 bit processor if they didn’t intend to provide the software which supports the processor?

Also a few days back, a document has been leaked online which reveals the update schedule of HTC devices. The list contains many devices including our beloved Desire 820.

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According to the leaked image, the HTC Desire 820 is expected to get the lollipop update in the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2015 which means Yes, the HTC Desire 820 lollipop update will be delivered.

However,since the credibility of the leaked image cannot be verified, it could be a hoax too. We will update our readers as soon as we get any updates.

If you are facing Heating issues with your HTC Desire 820, you can check out our exclusive guide to solve the issue.

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htc-desire-820-review

After the huge success of HTC Desire 816, the Taiwanese company has came up with another beast in the market, the Desire 820 which packs in a more powerful processor, a better front camera, Gorilla Glass 3 and a variety of new enhancements. So, is it good enough to become the successor of the much loved Desire 816? We check it out.

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So, let’s start the HTC Desire 820 review.

Build& Design

HTC Desire 820 follows the same design language that HTC has adopted for its desire series. With unibody plastic shell and rounded corners, its appearance resembles the Desire 816 to a great extent.

Despite the fact that the whole body is made up of plastic, it still manages to feel premium while holding. It sports a huge display of 5.5 inch which is otherwise very nice but at times makes holding the device a bit tough.

Desire 820 sports dual-tone colours unlike the Desire 816 and it makes the device look a lot premium.

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The device has volume rockers and power key on the right, while the SIM and SD card slots are placed on the left. Placement of the power key is very good and thus makes locking and unlocking device easier.

On the rear side, the 13MP camera with LED flash is situated along with the company’s logo. It has a glossy finish and easily gets smudged.

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