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How to flash a custom ROM and Kernel on HTC One S

Find a ROM you like, the first thing you should do is make sure it is COMPATIBLE with your phone. If you find a ROM that is for AT&T and you have the International model, don't be an idiot and flash it.

S3 ROMs don't work on S4 models and vice versa.

So you found the ROM you want to try, so go ahead and download it.

Connect your USB cable to your phone. View the folders on your phone. I like to make a folder called ROMs on my phone and transfer it in there.

After you transfer it, open my toolkit and press Boot into Recovery. When you are in TWRP, MAKE A BACKUP!

After you make a backup AKA a Nandroid, click Wipe. Wipe Cache, Dalvik, Factory Reset and System. NOTHING ELSE! If you click anything else, IT WILL WIPE YOUR SD CARD AND YOU WILL HAVE MORE ISSUES ON YOUR HEAD!

So you wiped everything. Great. Your phone is ROMless, Yay!

Now go back and press install. Go to the folder where the ROM you downloaded, is located in. Select the ROM and slide the screen to flash it. After it flashes, press the back button. Press Reboot and Reboot into bootloader. Open the ROM you downloaded from your computer. You should see boot.img. Extract it to your computer. Open the Toolkit and press Flash a Kernel. Locate the boot.img and it will flash it.

After it flashes, press reboot from the phone.

Congrats! Enjoy your fully working or borked ROM!

Happy Hacking!

(HTC One S) HOW TO: Unlock Bootloader, flash a Cutom Recovery and Root

HTC One S (charged to at least 70%)
Windows XP,Vista,7 (8 is not officially supported since I don't have the drivers)
USB cable
Ability to read and follow step-by-step.

Let's begin.

Download this toolkit from here.

Extract the FOLDER to your C: drive or to your desktop.


Open One S.exe

So now you have the program open.

On your phone, go to Settings -> Developer Options and Enable USB Debugging.

From the toolkit, Click 1. Install HTC Drivers.

After the drivers install, restart your computer.

After your computer loads up, open the toolkit and connect your phone to the computer. Your phone should now be recognized.

Now, click 2. Register at HTCDev. Register with a VALID email address and LEAVE the web browser open.

Now, under the commands section of the toolkit, press Boot into Bootloader.

You should have a nice, white, shiny screen that says FASTBOOT USB.

Click 3. Get Token ID. Look at the pop up and it will tell you how to get the Token ID.

Highlight where it says < < < < Identifier Token Start > > > > all the way to < < < < < Identifier Token End > > > > > and right click and it will automatically copy it.

Now, click Submit Token ID. Your web browser should now open a new tab. Scroll down and in the empty box, paste your Token ID. Press submit. HTCDev now emailed you your unlock token.

Your phone should still be in the bootloader. Now, go to the email address you registered to HTCDev and DOWNLOAD your unlock_code.bin. Press 5. Unlock Bootloader. Locate your unlock_code.bin and it will flash it to your phone.


When you agree to it, press the volume up button and press the power button to accept it. Your phone will now restart.

When your phone loads up, go through the set up wizard. Then, on your phone, go to Settings -> Developer Options and Enable USB Debugging.

Under the Extras section, press Perm Root. It will push to your phone.

Now, it is time to flash a recovery. The custom recovery is for 2 different devices

TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is a custom recovery that will allow you to flash custom ROMs, Mods, etc.

If your phone is the S3 model, then flash the one that says TWRP (S3)

If your phone is the S4 model, then flash the one that says TWRP (S4)

If your phone is the special edition 64Gb model, then flash the one that says TWRP (Special Edition)

After it flashes, remove the USB cable and have HBOOT selected in bootloader. Press the power button and it will reload to another screen. Press the Volume Down button until you get to Recovery. Press the power button to select it.

Go to Backup and back up your boot and system partition. Always have a back up before you flash or do anything.

After that, go to Install and locate Click it and slide the screen on the bottom to flash it. After it flashes, reboot the phone.

In your app drawer (your menu with all the apps), open SuperSU. If it says the binary needs to be updated, then update it. If it doesn't, then you are fully rooted!

Happy Hacking!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

How to Fix All of Your Biggest YouTube Annoyances: Hide Comments, Turn Off Autoplay, and More

You probably use YouTube every single day, but it's not something you think about tweaking the way you do, say, Gmail. Yet YouTube is filled with annoyances, like obnoxious autoplay, intrusive ads, and mind-numbingly stupid comments (to name a few). Here's how to make YouTube more bearable.

Chrome: Tweak Every Corner of YouTube with the YouTube Options Extension

How to Fix All of Your Biggest YouTube Annoyances: Hide Comments, Turn Off Autoplay, and MoreChrome users are lucky: You have one amazing extension that fixes all of YouTube's annoyances and then some. It's called YouTube Options for Google Chrome, and it can do all of the following things with just a few checkboxes:
  • Set the size and/or quality of every video you visit. The viewing size will actually make the video take up more space on the page without going full screen, while the viewing quality will only adjust the resolution each video plays in.
  • Hide ads and annotations
  • Disable auto-play, though you can enable autoplay for playlist videos if you so desire
  • Automatically replay videos when finished (perfect for 10 hour long Nyan Cat sessions)
  • Hide the header, headline, video description, comments, video suggestions, footer, and playlist sections of the window. This is great for cleaning out the things you don't like looking at. You can also automatically expand the video description instead of hiding it, which works great in conjunction with the "hide comments" feature.
  • Darken the background of your videos
  • Download videos to your hard drive
  • Much more
And if that weren't enough, a lot of these features also work on other video sites, like Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Hulu, and lots more. We've actually mentioned it before, and it's still the simplest yet most powerful YouTube tweaker out there, and it'll single-handedly rid it of all its worst annoyances. If you're using Chrome, you need this extension.

Firefox, Chrome, and All Other Browsers: Get Rid of Annoyances with the Extensions You Already Have

If you don't have Chrome, you're unfortunately not quite as lucky. Most user scripts and Firefox extensions built for these purposes have become obsolete, and are no longer being updated. However, you can still get rid of YouTube's annoyances with some of the extensions you probably already have. Here's what you can do.
Hide Annoying Comments: If you're sick of YouTube comments, you have two choices: use something like YouTube Comment Snob to try and filter out the comments you don't like, or block the comment section altogether with AdBlock Plus. Both options work fairly well.
How to Fix All of Your Biggest YouTube Annoyances: Hide Comments, Turn Off Autoplay, and MoreStop YouTube from Autoplaying: The only reliable method I've found for stopping autoplay is to just use the Flashblock extension for your particular browser. This will keep all videos from playing until you click on them. Unfortunately, Flashblock blocks all Flash, not just YouTube—and while you can whitelist certain sites, there's no way to allow Flash on all sites exceptYouTube. So, it isn't a perfect solution, but it'll get the job done, and probably fix annoyances on other Flash-based sites too.
Block In-Video Ads: The best way to block YouTube ads is to use the previously mentionedAdBlock Video extension for Firefox. Unfortunately, it doesn't keep up very well with Firefox's rapid release schedule, so it doesn't currently work with the Aurora or Beta channels—just the stable one. If you're on Aurora (or you use a browser other than Firefox), you'll have to resort to AdBlock Plus, which doesn't work quite as well—you'll still have to sit through a blank screen for a few seconds before some videos—but it'll block the other popup ads just fine.
Automatically Play Videos in HD: Unfortunately, there isn't currently a user script or good Firefox extension to manually set the quality for your videos, but there is the YouTube High Definition extension, which will automatically play each video at the highest possible resolution. This is annoying if you'd rather play at 720p than 1080p, but it's either that or you manually set it yourself, unfortunately.
Do Them All At Once With YouTube Center: Many of you have mentioned the YouTube Center Greasemonkey script in the comments, and it's a great way to do all of the above with one quick installation. Unfortunately, since it's a user script, it doesn't let you customize which settings you use and which ones you don't, but if you know you want them all, you should use this script. If you want to pick and choose, the above options should still work just fine. Thanks to everyone that sent this in!

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How to Supercharge Your Dropbox or Google Drive with Wappwolf

Wouldn't it be awesome if you could just drop a PDF in a folder and it would automatically show up on your Kindle? Or if imported photos automatically scaled themselves down to a smaller size? Or if your PDF documents automatically signed themselves? These are just a couple of examples of what Wappwolf can do along with your Dropbox or Google Drive account. Here's how to make the magic happen.

How Wappwolf Works

Wappwolf works by connecting to your Dropbox or Google Drive account and watching folders of your choice for types of files that you specify. When it sees anything that matches the criteria you laid out, it then performs an action of your choice. For example, if a folder called "New Photos" that contains all the new photos imported into your Dropbox/Google Drive has new JPEG files added to it, Wappwolf can notice this and then scale them down, add text, and do a bunch of other things automatically. It'll then create a processed folder containing the new images, place it in your Dropbox/Google Drive, and contain all the processed JPEG images you want without any effort on your part. There are plenty of other things you can do with JPEGs and other types of files, which is what we'll be looking at in this post. First we'll get everything set up and create a sample action, then look at a few cool actions you might want to try out for yourself.

Creating Your First Action

Step One: Sign Up

How to Supercharge Your Dropbox or Google Drive with WappwolfBefore we get started, you'll need to sign up for an account—which is pretty easy to do. You just visit and sign in with your Dropbox or Google Drive account. If you're hesitant about allowing full access, you can grant Wappwolf single-folder permissions to keep it from seeing everything in your account. In the event you have any trouble signing up, just follow these instructions for Dropbox or Google Drive. Once you've got that out of the way, Wappwolf will create a sample automation for you that downsizes images and adds some text to them. Since we're going to be looking at a bunch of other options and creating automations ourselves, you can choose to delete this and then move on to the next step.

Step Two: Choose a Folder

How to Supercharge Your Dropbox or Google Drive with WappwolfWhen you have no active Wappwolf actions, signing in will take you directly to the Choose a Folder step. If you already have an action (which, presumably, you do not since you're new to this) you'll just need to click the "Create a new automation" button. This will present you with a list of all the folders in your Dropbox/Google Drive. You can select one, or click on its name to go inside of it and select one of its folders instead. Once you've selected the folder you want, click the radio button next to its name and click the "Next" button at the bottom of the page.

Step Three: Selection an Action (or Two)

After you've chosen a folder, Wappwolf will present you with a list of actions that are sorted by file type. Before you can choose an action you'll need to decide what type of file you're going to work with. Feel free to pick whatever you'd like, but if you'd like to follow along for practice let's set up a Document-based action. Let's convert any document dropped into this folder to a PDF. You can do this by clicking the radio button next to the "Convert it to PDF" option. When you do, a big list will appear of supported file formats so you know what you can and can't use. Most standard file formats from Word to Rich Text to HTML will work fine, but you won't be able to use documents created in less-widely used apps like Apple's Pages, for example. Make sure you take note of the supported formats before you start saving unsupported documents in this folder. They'll just be ignored. If this all looks good, go ahead and click the "Add Action" button underneath the supported file formats list.
If you're done, you can click the "finished?" button at the top of the screen or you can add another action. Now that this file is a PDF, perhaps you want to delete the original. You can add this option from the Advanced section at the bottom of the actions list. In the Any file section, you can choose several other useful options like encryption, uploading to another file sharing service like Box or Skydrive, adding the PDF to a Basecamp project, and much more. Feel free the play with any additional actions you want, but we're going to keep this first one pretty simple and just stick with the convert to PDF action.[associate

Step Four: Add a Document to Your Folder

How to Supercharge Your Dropbox or Google Drive with WappwolfNow that you've finished adding your action(s), Wappwolf will display the active action on your main account page. To test it out, go into the Dropbox/Google Drive folder you set up in the previous steps and add a supported file. That file will first need to sync up with Dropbox/Google Drive. Once it does, Wappwolf will see it within the next minute and start turning it into a PDF. You'll see a processed folder appear, and your original file will be moved into it. This might scare you at first because it seems like your original file was deleted, but it just moved. After the move takes place a PDF file will show up in the primary folder containing the contents of the original text file. This whole process won't happen instantly, but generally you can expect results to begin to appear after a few seconds.

My Five Favorite Wappwolf Actions

It's pretty easy to explore the many actions Wappwolf has available, but there are a couple you should definitely know about because they're especially useful. Here are my five favorites.

Convert an Audio File to a New Format

By far, my favorite automation on Wappwolf is audio conversion. While it isn't exactly difficult to convert an audio file every time you need to, it takes time to figure out the settings (or remove the old copy if you're converting within a music player like iTunes). It's much easier to just drop a file in a folder and let Wappwolf do the work for you. What's really great is that you can use any of the following formats: MP3, AIFF, FLAC, M4A, OGG, WAV, or WMA. You can let Wappwolf pick the settings for you, or you can click on an "Advanced Settings" link to set the bit rate, frequency, number of channels, and other settings. This action is really useful if you need to automatically convert a lossless file to one you can easily share online or batch convert a bunch of lossless audio files you have lying around to a lossy format for your MP3 player. Perhaps you just need to use this just one time to convert a ton of audio files to another format and you don't want to deal with it manually. With the audio conversion action, you can make this all happen automatically while you're away from the computer.

Send Files to Your Kindle

How to Supercharge Your Dropbox or Google Drive with WappwolfAlthough it's not hard to send files to your Kindle via email, and have Amazon automatically perform the conversion for you, Wappwolf makes it as simple as just dropping a file in a folder and waiting for it to show up on your device. All you have to do is enter the address you want to send the document from, the Kindle email address that will receive the file, if you want to send it over Wi-Fi only or pay the $0.15 to send it via 3G, and whether or not you want the file converted to Kindle format before it gets sent. You can send any format supported by Kindle, but if you want to send a format that Kindle doesn't support but Wappwolf does, you can use the Convert to PDF action (which we detailed earlier in this post) to ensure it will be in the proper format every time.

Upload Your Photos Everywhere

Chances are you don't use every photo sharing site on the web, but you do use more than one. For example, I post all my photos on Flickr but I like them to go to Facebook as well. With Wappwolf, you can create an automation with multiple actions that takes your photos and uploads them to services like Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa. You can even have Wappwolf downscale the images before posting and add text or a watermark. However you go about it, you can save yourself the time of uploading to multiple services by just configuring a folder to do it all for you.

Automatically Sign PDF Documents

How to Supercharge Your Dropbox or Google Drive with WappwolfAlthough it is perhaps the coolest of the actions—as you can actually just dump a PDF file in a folder and a signed copy will be returned to you in a few seconds—it's a tedious process to set up and you have to use another third-party service called Xyzmo. Getting started requires filling out a form and providing quite a bit of information to Xyzmo, so you may not want to set this up. Once you get through the long-ish setup process, however, you can have your documents signed for you. You also should note that this is an electronic signature and not a pasted handwritten signature, so that might be a deterrent as well. If you're cool with the drawbacks, however, this is definitely an action worth looking at.

Zip a File and FTP or Email It

How to Supercharge Your Dropbox or Google Drive with WappwolfSometimes you need to deliver files to the same location or person on a regular basis, and that involves zipping them up and uploading them or sending them in an email. With these actions, you can automate the whole process by just dumping those files in a folder and letting Wappwolf deliver them to a destination of your choice. Assuming you want to zip the files first, just add a zip file action, and then choose the destination you want—whether it's and FTP server, someone's email address, or one of the other many destinations Wappwolf offers. Wappwolf will take care of it for you and you won't have to do anything at all. This can save a bunch of time at work or even when you need to email photos to your parents on a regular basis.
If you get started with Wappwolf and set up any cool actions, be sure to share them in the comments!

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