How to Unlock HTC

  • How to unlock HTC wildfire

    Most HTC phones come with their SIM cards locked with a unique code by the manufacturer. These phones have to be unlocked in order to allow them to connect and communicate with the telecom service provider of your choice. You need to find a reliable service provider online in order to unlock HTC wildfire handset.

    At times, it may not be simple to unlock an HTC phone, free of cost. Therefore, you may have to pay a sum of around $20 in order to unlock your device.

    The service provider will ask for some information like the IMEI number of your HTC wildfire mobile phone. Once they receive your IMEI number along with the payment, they will send you a code to unlock HTC wildfire phone. After turning on the phone, enter this code to unlock the device, which may or may not have a SIM card installed beforehand.

    If you have got the unlock code for your HTC wildfire, you can unlock HTC wildfire through three simple steps which are as follows-

    How to Unlock HTC Wildfire

    • Switch on your HTC wildfire device that may have a valid SIM card or may not have any SIM card

    • Type the 8 digit code that you received from the service provider for unlocking

    • The HTC wildfire will now unlock and may reboot on its own

    A word of caution for HTC wildfire users

    The above instructions work only for GSM or SIM enables HTC wildfire phones. There are some HTC mobile phones, which do not need to be unlocked. However, they usually cost more than locked. ones. Therefore, it is a good idea to purchase an HTC wildfire from the authorized dealer and then purchase an unlock code from a respectable service provider to unlock HTC Wildfire phone.

    Summary:

    The above article informs the users of the HTC wildfire model on how to unlock their already locked mobile phone. This may or may not work for all users, as some phones are not GSM phones and may not require an unlock code.

    November 17, 2011 More
  • How to Unlock HTC Thunderbolt

    How to unlock HTC ThunderboltThere are many mobile service providers in our market. It is very difficult to experience the services of each of them amidst hoards of services and freebies on offer. Therefore, what does one do in case he is not satisfied with the services of one particular company? The only option is to switch your carrier. However, the problem is most HTC phones come with a lock, which does not allow you change carriers. The problem is itself the solution.

    Most telecom operators lock HTC phones so that the phones usage remains exclusive to the provider. This means that you will have to unlock HTC Thunderbolt in order to use a different provider. Nevertheless, the question is how to unlock HTC Thunderbolt?

    For that, you need to purchase the unlock code form the current provider or an online supplier. After switching on the phone, you will have to insert this code in the HTC device to unlock it for future use.

    Why you need to unlock HTC vivid

    The operations of cell phones that do not come with a lock are different from those that do have a SIM lock. It varies from one model to another. Similarly, one may need to unlock HTC vivid in order to switch from one service provider to another. Once, they are freed they can connect to any other service operator of choice.

    How to unlock HTC thunderbolt

    A serial number or the IMEI number is required to unlock HTC thunderbolt or to unlock HTC vivid from its previous service provider. The only good news here is that you do not need any special type of software, hardware or cables. Moreover, certain online companies also sell these unlock code for a nominal fee to make the life of HTC customers a bit easier. This will unlock the device permanently for any type of usage in the future.

    Summary

    The above-mentioned feature highlights the main points that maybe required for the sole purpose of unlocking an HTC Thunderbolt or the HTC vivid to make it free for use with any service provider of your region.

    November 17, 2011 More
  • How to Unlock HTC Sensation

    How to Unlock HTC SensationAfter you buy an HTC Radar mobile unlock code, you may be able to unlock the SIM and use it with any network carrier of your preference. You do not need any software or cables to unlock your HTC radar phone remotely through its IMEI number. Once you are able to unlock it, you can use it with any telecom service provider in the region.

    Instructions

    How to unlock HTC Radar

    One must be aware that the IMEI number is a 15 to 17–digit code that is unique to every mobile phone of any brand. It can be found out by typing *#06# on the HTC radar mobile phone. Only 15 digits are important.

    Before you purchase a code, please be sure that your phone’s SIM is locked. To check that, simply switch on the device after inserting a SIM from one of your preferred carriers. The phone will ask for an unlock code of eight digits. This means that your phone will require unlocking.

    How to unlock HTC Sensation

    In order to use your HTC Sensation phone with a telecom provider of your region, you will need to unlock its SIM card. For unlocking an HTC phone, you will need to know its IMEI number. There are some methods to determine the IMEI number of your device-

    • A sticker found under the battery usually carries this number

    • Dial *#06# on the phone to get the IMEI number, which is a number comprising of 15 to 17 digits.

    • After obtaining the IMEI number of your phone, contact the telecom provider or carrier for an unlock code.

    In some cases, the service provider may not give you an unlock code. In that case, you need to buy such an unlock code from an online seller.

     Summary

    The above article helps users of both the HTC wildfire and HTC sensation mobile phones to unlock their SIM locked phones. After unlocking the phone, the users can use it with any service provider of choice.

    November 17, 2011 More
  • How to Unlock HTC Hero

    How to unlock htc heroFirst time HTC phone buyers must note that some models come with their SIM’s locked. You will need to unlock this device to use it with your preferred telecom partner.
    How to unlock HTC Hero
    After purchasing an HTC Hero phone, please check if you need to unlock its SIM to use it with other service provider. Simply, turn on the device after installing a SIM card from another operator in it. Request this unlock code from the operator. After receiving it, type it into the device to unlock the SIM. This will unlock HTC Hero permanently!
    How to unlock HTC HD7
    Look up the code to find the IMEI number of your HTC HD7 mobile. You need to send this number to a genuine code seller or your service provider in order to get a code for this device.
    Please follow the instructions in the same order in which they figure below.
    Switch on HTC HD7 handset with a valid SIM card
    Type the PIN of the SIM card when it asks
    Now, enter unlock code that you received or purchased online
    The phone is now free to connect to any telecom operator of your preference.
    How to unlock HTC Magic
    Many techniques can help you unlock HTC Magic cell phone. The cheapest and easiest method is to get a code, feed it into the device and unlock it. You do not require any cable or software for this method. Sometimes, you may have to purchase this code online. Please note that entering the wrong code might cause your phone to hang or hard lock. So, please be sure that you purchase a genuine unlock code for your HTC Magic Smartphone. This code will unlock HTC Magic permanently and enable to use the SIM of your choice.

    Summary
    The above article informs HTC phone users about the fact that some of the models need unlocking of the device for to work properly with the service provider of choice. It discusses the unlocking technique for models like HTC HD7, Magic and Hero here.

    November 17, 2011 More
  • HTC Rezound vs. Thunderbolt video comparison

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    HTC Rezound vs. Thunderbolt video comparison


    Yesterday a lucky guy (worldofjohnboy) was able to put his hands on a pre-production HTC Rezound smartphone and since then have been feeding the world of YouTube with videos. This time a 9-minutes video is showing a side by side comparison of the HTC Rezound to its predecessor HTC Thunderbolt. 

    Here are some of the highlights we’ve got from the video:

    • HTC Rezound longer, but thiner than HTC Thunderbolt
    • HTC Rezound includes Beats Audio (and according to video the sound quality on the Rezound is very much superior than the Thunderbolt).
    • No kickstand on HTC Rezound
    • HTC Rezound battery is 1620mAh vs. 1400mAh on the Thunderbolt

    Alright, enough of the text, watch the video yourself and let us know what you think. By the way the guy “forgot his tripod” so bear with the shaking video.

     


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HTC Vive: The Story So Far

Every E3 seems to have an overarching theme, be it the rise of new consoles, the arrival of new ways to play, or the way in which the announcements and reveals made reflect the current state of the videogame industry. With this year’s edition of the biggest show in videogames now just weeks away, it certainly feels as if it’s virtual reality’s (VR’s) turn to be the hot topic. This is, after all, the last E3 before true consumer head-mounted displays (HMDs) are released, with the Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus, HTC Vive and Gear VR all launching before next year’s show rolls around.

These are likely the last days of VR being an enthusiast topic; something that the brilliant-but-small group of passionate developers and players have raved about these past few years. The conversation is going to start spilling over to gamers that haven’t been following the technology thus far. Make no mistake about it; Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) is going to push as hard as possible to make sure everyone knows Project Morpheus is coming. Oculus VR will no doubt be using the full might of its owner, Facebook, to get the Oculus Rift into as many hands as possible. Valve will be taking advantage of its current status as the first to release to try and attract as many customers as possible.

With that in mind, VRFocus presents a brief history of the revival of VR, taking a look at each head-mounted display. We’ve already detailed the origins of the Oculus Rift, looked at Project Morpheus and talked of Gear VR. For our final entry we look at the most recent and surprising entry into the VR race, the HTC Vive from Valve.

Steam Dev Days and the VR Room

January 15th and 16th 2014 proved to be a rare two days for Valve. This legendary videogame developer, which is responsible for the likes of Half-Life, Portal and Left 4 Dead along with the Steam digital software platform, opened the doors to its Seattle office for 48 hours for its first ever developer conference, Steam Dev Days. The event may prove to be a one-off; it hasn’t yet returned in 2015. This was a rare chance to peek inside the studio, then, and anyone that looked behind a certain door would have found some hugely promising work in VR.

Shortly ahead of the event it was revealed that Valve had a ‘VR Room’ in which it was testing a VR HMD of its own. Any questions of a potential rivalry with Oculus VR, which at the time had just debuted its Crystal Cove prototype for the Oculus Rift, were quickly put to bed at the event itself as Michael Abrash, then of Valve, pledged to support the company rather than compete with it during his talk titled ‘What VR could, should, and almost certainly will be within 2 years’. This wasn’t news to Oculus VR; CEO Brendan Iribe would later reveal that he had tested the HMD long before the Steam Dev Days event, and described it as one of the first times he was truly capable of feeling that illusive sense of presence.

Of course, while this was the first time the public had become aware of it, the company’s work in VR had started long before Steam Dev Days. In 2012 Valve developed a system using head-mounted machine vision cameras that were pointed at markers. By January 2013, months past the Oculus Rift’s historic Kickstarter campaign, it had created a single-eye prototype display that it named ‘The Telescope’. The device was said to have a latency of 4 milliseconds. In the same month, it experimented with low-persistence displays, something that Oculus VR would later incorporate with the OLED panel for Crystal Cove and the second development kit (DK2).

The company was also paying attention to VR software, as two months later in March 2013 Valve ported one of its most popular titles, Team Fortress 2, into VR. Those in possession of the first development kit (DK1) for the Oculus Rift were able to try out this support for themselves. Another iconic Valve title, Half-Life 2, would also integrate support later on.

A month later, the company had its first low-persistence HMD with positional tracking. The company even used this early device to convince hardware and software partners to work with VR. The positional tracking was achieved using a fiducial system, essentially using markers as a point of reference. Valve was aware that not everyone would want to stick markers to walls and so work then began on the laser tracking that is now seen in the HTC Vive.

Until that system was perfected the marker-based approach was still utilised. The VR Room seen at Steam Dev Days was actually prepared by September 2013 with a demo known as ‘The Room’, which consisted of 18 virtual spaces, each providing a different VR experience. This was the demonstration that Iribe and other Oculus VR employees had enjoyed, and gave the team a new high bar to aim for. At this time Valve also developed a different HMD (seen below) that offered tracking with various dots placed on the device, which it would later show outside of the VR Room in 2014.

At the time surrounding Steam Dev Days the company also introduced its SteamVR SDK and the VR Mode for Steam itself. Following this, Valve would spend another year remaining largely silent on its work in VR, though behind the scenes its progress was escalating quickly.

The Road to the Vive

HTC is said to have spoken with Valve about the potential for a consumer VR HMD following its Steam Dev Days showing. Valve had obviously meant what it had said about collaborating with Oculus but, according to reports from the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC), found it increasingly harder to communicate with the company following its acquisition by Facebook in April 2014. That $2 billion USD purchase had somewhat ironically allowed Oculus VR to take on board some Valve staff, including Michael Abrash himself, who now acts as Chief Scientist and heads up Oculus Research. It’s not exactly clear when, but eventually Valve did begin to work with HTC on a consumer VR HMD.

In May 2015, four months after Steam Dev Days, Valve completed work on the first version of its HMD to incorporate that laser based tracking that it had begun working on in late 2013. From there, the company began to experiment with integrating new input solutions into this same laser-based system, including mocking up prototypes of its Steam controller. By November 2014 it had a new prototype HMD that it had labelled ‘V minus-1′, which was one of the first kits that the company assembled multiple units of. The odd name indicates that the kit preceded the first official prototype for its work with HTC, named V Zero.

By the end of the year the company had come up with its own prototype VR controllers for use with its HMD, which were close to the controllers that would be revealed just a few months into 2015. The final piece of the puzzle was to miniaturise the laser base tracking station, which was achieved by February 2015.

It may not read like the most exciting story in VR’s origins, but Valve simply had its head down, working on VR the entire time. And with that, the stage was set. Both the GDC 2015 and Mobile World Congress (MWC) were set to take place in the first week of March. A week before, Valve confirmed that it would be debuting new VR hardware at the former event, sending the VR community into a frenzy of anticipation. All eyes were on the first day of GDC on 2nd March 2015. As it turned out, everyone was looking in the wrong place.

The HTC Vive

HTC had its own small rumour about a VR HMD going into its MWC press conference on 1st March. Many had assumed that this would simply be another addition to the growing mobile HMD market that Samsung, LG and more were working in. Sure enough, towards the end of the show, HTC uttered the two magic letters. But no one had predicted what would happen next; the Taiwanese smartphone maker announced that it was working with Valve on the HTC Vive.

This was a lot of information to pack into one announcement. Valve was entering the market with legitimate competition to the Oculus Rift. It had the device ready to show, with a Room Scale user tracking system that was made possible with that laser based solution, now named Lighthouse. This tracking allowed players to walk around an area of up to 15 feet by 15 feet, with those movements them replicated within a given experience. This, combined with the tracked controllers, formed the hardware end of the SteamVR system.

And Valve had plenty of experiences to show; a long list of indie developers were revealed to have been working with the device, including the likes of Fireproof Games, Owlchemy Labs and Bossa Studios. Valve itself had its own tech demo to showcase, set in its popular Portal universe and tasking players with using the tracked controllers to repair a machine. All of these announcements were hugely exciting, but not nearly as much as the reveal that a consumer version of the device would be releasing this year.

The HTC Vive was given a holiday 2015 release window. What was most surprising about this was, while a lot of indie developers were aware of the kit, a whole lot more were not. Of course, Valve’s plan was to allow those working on Oculus Rift titles to easily port them to HTC Vive, as Room Scale tracking wasn’t a requirement. Developer Editions for the device have only been arriving as soon as last week, though Valve has smartly been sending them out for free to select applicants that have signed up for the kit.

It also sparked a lot of questions about the Oculus Rift, which at the time still hadn’t revealed its own release window. Many were even suggesting that Valve and HTC’s readiness to bring their device to market signalled real trouble for Oculus VR. With it now confirmed that the Oculus Rift will be launching in Q1 2016, it remains to be seen if that will really be the case.

Plenty more information trickled out over the GDC week. SteamVR may have been fully integrated into the HTC Vive, for example, but Valve confirmed that other, unrevealed HMDs would also support the system. Meanwhile, developers from all over the VR community were expressing their excitement for the HTC Vive and, more importantly, their intentions to bring their projects to it.

The Future

Since its reveal the Vive has kept a relatively low profile outside of the shipment of development kits and some other showcases including a recent development jam hosted by Owlchemy Labs. There’s still plenty more to learn about the device in the relatively short amount of time until its launch. A more specific release date hasn’t been shared and pricing is yet to be revealed.

The HTC Vive is perhaps the best example of just how quickly this new technology is growing. Just over three months ago this device wasn’t even revealed to the public and now it’s considered to be of the kits leading the charge for VR’s arrival on the market. The holiday season is now less than half a year away, and VR fans are that much close to finally getting their hands on consumer-ready virtual reality.

June 13, 2015 More