Feb 12 AT 10:13 AM Nick Gray 38 Comments

Updated: Leaked HTC Endeavor RUU confirms device name and specs

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With the expected unveiling of the HTC Endeavor (formerly known as Edge) only two weeks away, we’re not surprised to see the first leaked RUU (ROM update utility) for the phone. The kind people over at XDA-Developers have already extracted the build.prop file from the RUU, confirming the Endeavor name and a lot of the specs which have only been rumors until now.

The build.prop file doesn’t give us all the details, but it confirms DropBox integration, HTC Sense 4.0, Skydrive (isn’t that Microsoft’s cloud storage solution?), 900,1800,1900,850 MHz bands (compatible with European and AT&T 3G networks), a Tegra chip, WiFi a/b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 4.7-inch 720p display, 8 MP main camera and a 1.3 MP front camera. While we expect the HTC Endeavor to make its way around the globe, the build.prop on this test RUU clearly states that this handset is an HTC Europe device. The Endeavor will most likely take on another name for the US market.

Fortunately, leaked RUU files are good for a lot more than just confirming things we already knew. The devs are already tearing the RUU apart in an effort to port the Android 4.0 build with Sense 4.0 to older HTC devices. Since the Endeavor is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip and also features a 720p resolution, developers are going to have their work cut out for them in order for get things running properly on Qualcomm powered devices with lower resolution displays. We’re not sure how long it will take, but we could see the first ports up and running even before HTC officially pulls back the curtain on February 26 to unveil the HTC Endeavor to the world.

Are any of you looking forward to running Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0 on your current HTC device?

UPDATE: The HTC Endeavor system image has been dumped, revealing all the device applications, widgets, wallpapers and screenshots from some of the HTC Sense 4.0 skins pre-loaded on the device. We’ve uploaded all the images at full resolution just in case any of you wanted to grab a wallpaper or two to use on your phone. Enjoy!

HTC Endeavor/HTC Sense 4.0 Wallpapers

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HTC Endeavor/HTC Sense 4.0 Scenes

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Source: XDA-Developers

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Dragonithe

    Is there also a conformation that this phone uses soft-hardware keys?

    • JayB95

      I think it will. The leaked pics show them.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    I was hoping for T-mobile :/

    • inviolable

      Isn’t the Ville rumored for Tmobile? What are the specs on that one?

      • AnthonyRyan

        The ville specs are 4.3′ qHD display dual core tegra 3 that’s all I remember from it

        • benben

          A little correction; HTC Ville is expected to feature a Snapdragon S4 dual core chipset made by Qualcomm :)

          • AnthonyRyan

            my mistake you are correct it is Snapdragon well since the HTC Endeavor isn’t going to T-Mobile i’ll stick to my first choice the HTC Ville (:

          • AnthonyRyan

            HTC VILLE Specs

            8 Millimeters thick
            4.3″ qHD Super AMOLED display
            1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
            1,650 mAh Battery
            Beats Audio
            8MP Rear with 1080p HD Video
            Front facing camera im thinking a VGA or 1.3MP

  • fulaman

    Interesting, would be nice if there are no capacitive buttons

  • xray49er

    I have an incredible I have had since launch. I am starting to get disappointed in my favorite manufacturer,htc. I haven’t ran sense on my phone in over six months. I was holding out before I upgrade for mwc but now I think I’ll just get a galaxy nexus. I can’t be stuck with a phone that won’t be updated fast enough because the skin. I feel etc has lost its way. Just make a stock kick ass phone as well and my money is yours. Don’t force me into the arms of Samsung

    • Richard Yarrell

      Don’t FOOL YOURSELF nobody rolled harder with HTC than me. I had the legendary Evo 4g then the Evo 3d and trust me those devices were BOSS during those times. I applaud HTC they have done well to our platfrom of android hats off to HTC. Today the best smartphone on the market is the Galaxy Nexus this is a wonderful stock experience and a device that you will be able to grow with as well as learn from. Stock android offers a beautiful overall experience that just never existed before ICS. I experimented with the Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket on At&t from Nov 22nd to Dec 12th. That prepared me to know exactly what samsung devices were all about i knew then that YES the Galaxy Nexus would do me well. Give stock android and the Galaxy Nexus a shot you won’t regret it…

      • squiddy20

        You just HAVE to make it all about you, you, you, don’t you? Little ignorant, hypocritical, full-of-himself you. Guess what Dick, no one was disputing the fact that nobody “rolled harder with HTC” than you. The fact that you think anyone would want to dispute that only proves how self-centered and stupid you are. With the way you spoke about HTC, it was almost as if you worshiped them like they were God, and nothing they ever did was wrong. For the 2 years that you owned the Evo 4G and then the 3D, you couldn’t make a comment without somehow saying how “legendary”, “bitch/pimp slapping”, or “awesome” they were. Even if the article had absolutely nothing to do with HTC, Sprint, or the Evo name, you still snuck your ridiculous comments in there. You went on and on about “Sumsuck” without ever really giving their products a chance. Simply put, you were HTC’s bitch. What’s sad is that you talked smack about the “Thunderdud” (an HTC phone) simply because it was released on Verizon, the “devil’s network” as you once described it, and now you’re on the very wireless provider you hated so much. Talk about mixed signals. Could you be any more screwed up in the head?

        • Richard Yarrell

          Same old USELESS JARGON….You poor lonely soul I guess that dark basement you live in must be closing in on you and that crappy samsung moment. Your the BIGGEST TROLL on androidandme and the BIGGEST IDIOT I have ever known after all these years. At least I have brought and experienced many android devices and today have the BEST ANDROID DEVICES EVER…..What can you say???? definately NOT MUCH. Take your rooted 2plus year old Moment and sholve it where the sun don’t shine you monkey…..

          • Fisher223

            Both of you really need to get over yourselves. how is this conversation relevant tot he topic at hand? I love how grown men who have respectable jobs turn into little girls as soon as they get online. No one wants to hear it.

          • squiddy20

            1. Do you even know what the word “jargon” means? You clearly don’t since you used it when it doesn’t apply to any of the words I used. The words I used are quite common in the English language, with the exception of those words or phrases that I put in quote marks, because you were the one who initially said them. Go look up what you stupidly spit out before you say it. You’ll make yourself look like less of a fool.
            2. Again with the “dark basement” insult? How creative. You’ve been using that “insult”, if you could even call it that, for literally the past 2 years. I guess your puny little excuse for a brain can’t come up with anything new to insult me with. Good try though.
            3. “At least I have brought and experienced many android devices” Oooooo! You’ve owned sooooo many devices! Yeah, cause 4 or so Android phones over the course 2 years is “a lot”. Haha what a joke. I know people that go through a phone a month. You think you’ve got money just because you can afford a smartphone a year? Come back to me when you can buy a real laptop or desktop with which to surf the Internet or root your phone, which you said you would do “in the coming weeks” with your Evo 3D and Galaxy Nexus, but so far never have. Also, “best Android devices ever”? Really? THE best? If the Evo 3D was “the best” and as “legendary” as you say it was, then riddle me this Dick: Why did Sprint drop the price of the phone to $99, comparable to the previous Evo, Epic, and few other mid range phones, when it isn’t even a year old? Give me a straight answer to that one, and I’ll be impressed.

  • Kim

    Why have a bigger screen… and then waste that entire bottom row of space… just for 3-4 tiny buttons.

    Ugh.

    Keep the buttons OFF the screen.

    • spazby

      You got that right

    • RedmondHell

      The android phones are getting and bigger every year!

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      What else would you put below the screen. Look at the Galaxy Nexus, It has the same or more dead space below the screen than the HTC Endeavor does. Once final measurements come out, this phone will probably be the same exact size as the G Nexus even though the screen is slightly large (with capacitive buttons).

      • Nexus

        I’m sorry Nick… I know you love hTC, but didn’t google want manufactures to forget about the menu key? And I would LIKE to have bazzle on the bottom instead of those keys because when you turn your phone side ways I like to be able to grab my phone without worry about hitting the back or home key.

        • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

          To each their own I guess. The image we were showing off before was an old render. HTC Endeavor will probably only have three buttons like the HTC Ville images and videos that we’ve seen recently.

          Personally, I believe a screen should be used to display content, not buttons.

          • KjB

            Hopefully buttons with circles around them.

  • PapaLos

    I’m hoping tmo as well.

    My contract is up this year so I turned on my radar and am keeping an eye and ear out for new phone news. This sounds up my ally and can only hope for even more choices when I go to renew.

  • honourbound68

    I love XDA :)

  • hopscotchjunkie

    Looking good, I’m quite excited for this phone (but I’ve got a year to run on this contract and no spare cash for extra handsets at the minute, so I’m hoping next year’s crop will be even hotter)

  • masterpfa

    Looking forward to see what the developers can glean from this.
    Who knows maybe a port to Desire HD (wishful thinking)

  • inviolable

    I haven’t been keeping up with Bluetooth upgrades. I didn’t even know many devices had 3.0, and here we are at 4.0.

    • ghost5

      I think the Iphone 4s was the first phone to be BT 4 certified. The main advantage was a low power mode. Not much use at the moment but when other gadgets (headphones, thermometers) start using it we should see some benefits

      • inviolable

        A Bluetooth thermometer? Well that’s a nice way to directly inject some radiation in ya.

  • Nathan D.

    I wouldn’t mind rocking that thing for another two years if it had a tegra 3 chip and it does so if it comes to T-Mobile I would bet it and once the warranty expires I’m rooting the thing =)

  • rashad360

    4.7 inches!? Pockets are only so big

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      It’s only a fraction larger that the Galaxy Nexus and a half in smaller than the Galaxy Note. It’s large, but Samsung claims their research shows that most people want a huge-ass phone. I just wish HTC would give this thing a kickstand.

  • Hall Lo

    Sounds pretty nice :)

  • Shawn Clark

    Since its a 4.7in screen, i personally would’ve thought that the extra screen space would be for the on screen compatible buttons. But regardless i think its gonna be a great device and cant to see the presentation for the device.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    Port to MT4G :D

  • IHATEHIPSTERS

    This or GS3?

  • aranea

    I like what I see so far but why skydrive while Google is about to announce their unified cloud storage?

    • Fisher223

      Because Google has not yet announced its unified cloud storage. Manufacturers can’t just wait around for Google in hopes that they will announce a service that might be ready in 6-12 months. DropBox and Skydrive are already available and work well. Might as well use them now and add an update later on that enabled Google Drive or whatever it will be called.