Verizon HTC Rhyme Getting OTA Update… No, Not THAT Update

Looks like the HTC Rhyme on Verizon is about to start receiving an OTA update to version 2.20.605.3. Unfortunately, it’s not Ice Cream Sandwich. Nope, this update is just a boring old bug fix and tidying up release. Not too exciting. The documentation about this update lists the following changes:

Device Features

  • “ Ringtones” has been replaced with “Edit Home” when the Menu key is pressed on the home screen.
  • Updated signal strength meter to 5 bar Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI).
  • Mobile networks no longer disabled when using Power Saver.
  • Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.

Device Dock Features

  • Default applications in Dock Mode have been changed to “Phone” and “Calendar”.
  • In-call volume control has been added to Dock Mode.
  • “All Apps” option has been added to Dock Mode.
  • Resolved issue of dock volume changing to 20%.

Applications & Widgets

  • Device displays available music on the device and provides an option to purchase ringtones from the MOD application when a user is attempting to set a new ringtone through a prepopulated list.
  • Mail shortcut now shows unread mail count.

This 67.8MB update should be pushing out in a matter of days.

ADVENA v1.0.0

Current Version: 1.0.0
Requires Android: 2.1 and up
Category: Arcade & Action
V1.0.0 update:

Overview:
ADVENA: Legend of Raiders
Breathtaking Party Play Action RPG!

ADVENA: Legend of Raiders

Breathtaking Party Play Action RPG!

Two kingdoms lived peacefully in the land of Peradin: the magic users of the Nabe Alliance, and the common folk of Tems. But one day a Sacred Tree lying between their borders was found mysteriously desecrated. The two sides blamed each other, eventually leading to all out war.

Nabe struck first, but Tems was quick to answer. The forces of Nabe soon collapsed under the might of Tems, driving the Nabe King to seek the prophesized savior. And as foretold, a stranger from another world appeared in Nabe territory, with great powers and mystifying origins…

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Features

SIMULTANEOUSLY PLAYABLE PARTY MEMBERS
Choose between 5 unique heroes at any time, any situation!

MULTIPLE CLASSES WITH SPECIALIZED ABILITIES
Coordinate your team strategy amongst a mix of melee, ranged, casters and healers

INTELLIGENT AI ENGINE
Direct your AI partners to heal, defend or teamstrike with customizable AI controls.

BRILLIANT VISUALS MATCHED TO AN EXTENSIVE WORLD MAP
See every strike with stellar clarity in over 200 different stages!

MULTIPLAYER MODES WITH FIGHT CLUB AND MERCENARY SYSTEM
Fight other users in PvP or work with them to form powerful Raid Teams.

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OTHER GAMEVIL GAMES

Air Penguin
AREL WARS
ZENONIA ® 4
ZENONIA® 3
ZENONIA® 2
ZENONIA®
Cartoon Wars: Gunner+
Colosseum Heroes
DESTINIA
Baseball Superstars® II
Baseball Superstars® 2011
ILLUSIA
KAMI RETRO
Soccer Superstars(TM)
TouchMix
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NEWS & EVENTS
Website http://www.gamevil.com
Facebook http://facebook.com/gamevil
Twitter http://twitter.com/gamevil
YouTube http://youtube.com/gamevil

Undelete for Root Users v2.1.3.1

Current Version: 2.1.3.1
Requires Android: 2.1 and up
Category: Tools

V2.1.3.1 update:
2.1.3.1
Reworked UI
Fixed button layout
Removed superfluous elements from action bar
Improved search algorithm
Improved storage detection

Overview:
Undelete for Android is an application for root users that allows you to recover any type of deleted file from your SD card or internal storage.
With support for over 1000 file types, Undelete can come in handy if you accidentally delete photos or want some old tunes to listen to on the go.

Undelete can also securely wipe and shred files so that they will be impossible for others to recover.

Features:

★ Restore any file that has not been written over
★ Securely wipe/shred files
★ Works with documents, images, video, music, archives and binaries
★ Thumbnail preview generation
★ Batch operations
★ Custom restore folder
★ Preview media files

Without the unlock Key, this application will only restore image files. Please buy the Key to unlock full functionality.

Currently, only FAT is supported. On most devices this means that only the external SD is supported.

Some files that are discovered after a scan may fail to recover as the data can be corrupted beyond repair, just like desktop based solutions.

ROOT PERMISSIONS require that you modify the operating system on your device, look here http://goo.gl/bs8Zx if you dont know what that means.

INTERNET and READ DATA permissions are needed for the logging system. Logs are only sent manually with your permission through the “Write to us” dialog.

Cymera v1.0.3

Current Version: 1.0.3
Requires Android: 2.2 and up
Category: Photography

V1.0.3 update:

Overview:
The best camera application for portraits, ‘Cymera’

‘Cymera’ is a free application that helps anyone to take a photo like a professional photographer
by using 7 kinds of great lenses and 4 kinds of shooting modes and also provides various
decorating effects and filters through face recognition so you can make your own unique photo.

You can easily share your photos with various SNS such as Cyworld, Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, and
Mixsh. Now, easily and quickly make precious memories from your ordinary days with ‘Cymera’.
[Main Features]

★ Powerful camera features
– 7 Camera lenses like D-SLR camera
– Amazing ‘out focusing’ mode for your girlfriend
– Various shooting mode such as ‘timer, image stabilization (for stable photo taking), touch shot
(touch screen) and etc.’ for any situation
– Additional features such as ‘grid on shooting, save the original photo and self-shot mode’

★ Various photo filters that adds sensitivity on the photo
– Effects based on analogue-emotion such as ‘Film filters, Light effects, and border’ 20 + for each
– ‘Auto-correction’ to correct photos very quickly (portrait, landscape, food, text)

★ Beauty effects and fun decoration features by using face recognition
– Automatic face recognition feature
– Various beauty effects such as ‘Big Eyes, Slim, Brightening, Mosaic’ through Face Recognition
– You can easily decorate picture by using sticker, comic mask, and fancy frames

★ Easy photo sharing on SNS and My Photo Album
– You can easily manage photos taken with Cymera by the date
– You can share your photo on various global SNS such as Cyworld, Facebook, Twitter, Weibo and
Mixsh
[User’s Information]

★ Currently, Cymera App works for Android OS2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread) version. Some of the feature might not work on other Android versions or Smartphone. Please let us know if you
are experiencing any difficulties, then we will do our best to fix the problem immediately.

★ The front-facing camera only works for Smartphone that has Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread).

avast! Mobile Security v1.0.2129

Current Version: 1.0.2129
Requires Android: 2.1 and up
Category: Tools

V1.0.2129 update:
Multiple bug fixes.
Added Japanese and Dutch language packs.
Scan of the SD card(s) now starts immediately.
Added an option to keep the CPU running while scanning significantly increasing the speed of the automatic scan.
Added an option to offer blocking of messages from numbers not in contact list upon their arrival.
Enhanced usability of the password dialog.

Overview:
Full-featured Antivirus and Anti-Theft security for your Android phone.

Protect personal data with automatic virus scans and infected-URL alerts. Stop hackers by adding a firewall (rooted phones). Control anti-theft features with remote SMS commands for: history wipe, phone lock, siren activation, GPS tracking, audio monitoring, and many other useful tools. Your ‘invisible’ app hides itself, making it extremely hard for thieves to find and disable. A standalone yet tightly integrated component of avast! Mobile Security, avast! Anti-Theft is the slyest component on the market. Formerly known as Theft Aware, the Anti-Theft portion of avast! Mobile Security has been recommended by leading industry experts that include T-Mobile, N-TV, AndroidPIT, and Android Police.

avast! Mobile Security

Antivirus

Performs on-demand scans of all installed apps and memory card content, as well as on-access scans of apps upon first execution. Options for scheduling scans, virus definition updates, uninstalling apps, deleting files, or reporting a false-positive to our virus lab.

Privacy Report

Scans and displays (grid) access rights and intents of installed apps, identifying potential privacy risks, so you know how much info you are really providing to each app.

SMS/Call Filtering

Filter calls and/or messages from contact list using set parameters based on day(s) of the week, start time, and end time. Blocked calls redirect to voicemail, while blocked messages are stored via filter log. Also possible to block outgoing calls.

App Manager

Similar to Windows Task Manager, it shows a list of running apps and their size (MB), CPU load, used memory, and number of threads and services – with an option to stop or uninstall.

Web Shield

Part of the avast! WebRep cloud, the avast! Web Shield for Android scans each URL that loads and warns you if the browser loads a malware-infected URL.

Firewall

Add a firewall to stop hackers. Disable an app’s internet access when on WiFi and 3G and roaming mobile networks. (Works only on rooted phones.)

avast! Anti-Theft

App Disguiser

After downloading avast! Anti-Theft, user can choose a custom name that disguises the app (e.g. call it “Pinocchio game”) so that it is even harder for thieves to find and remove.

Stealth Mode

Once anti-theft is enabled, the app icon is hidden in the app tray, leaving no audio or other trace on the target phone – the app is ‘invisible’, making it difficult for thieves to detect or remove.

Self-Protection

Extremely difficult for thieves to remove (especially on rooted phones), Anti-Theft protects itself from uninstall by disguising its components with various self-preservation techniques. On rooted phones it is able to survive hard-resets and can even disable the phone’s USB port.

Battery Save

Anti-Theft only launches itself and runs when it needs to perform tasks. This preserves battery life and makes it very difficult for thieves to shut it down.

SIM-Card-Change Notification

If stolen and a different (unauthorized) SIM card inserted, the phone can lock, activate siren, and send you notification (to remote device) of the phone’s new number and geo-location.

Trusted SIM Cards List

Establish a ‘white list’ of approved SIM cards that can be used in the phone without triggering a theft alert. You can also easily clear the trusted SIM cards list, to leave the one present in the phone as the only trusted one.

Remote Settings Change

A setup wizard guides the user through the installation process on rooted phones. No command-line knowledge is necessary to install Anti-Theft rooted. Also supports upgrading.

Remote Features

SMS commands provide you the following REMOTE options for your ‘lost’ (or stolen) phone:
Siren, Lock, custom Display properties, Locate, Memory Wipe, covert Calling, Forwarding, “Lost” Notification, SMS Sending, History, Restart, and more.

Link2SD v2.0.3

Current Version: 2.0.3
Requires Android: 1.6 and up
Category: Tools

V2.0.3 update:
2.0.3
fixed force close at startup on some devices
2.0.2
fixed bug in obtaining root access on some devices
2.0.1
added the ability to convert system apps into user apps
added the ability to convert user apps into system apps
added “Updated” mark to show if the app has been install as an update to a system (built-in) app
added “Updated” filter option
added the ability to integrate “Updated” system app into system
fixed unfreeze bug on some ICS devices
speed improvements

Overview:
Link2SD is an application that makes it easy for Android 1.6+ users with root privileges on their phone to move applications to the SD card.

The idea behind is same with apps2sd scripts, linking applications to SD card’s second partition but differs in two ways.

One, instead of linking /data/app folder (that means moving all applications), you can select applications that you want to move.
Two, it’s an application which means has a user interface. You can manage your applications with few clicks.

It also provides native apps2sd features on Android 2.2 and higher. It can move any non-protected user apps to SD card (force move), with batch moving capability.
That feature uses Android’s standard SD-card installation feature and does not require a second partition. It can break some apps if they are not meant to be moved to the SD card (Such as Widgets).

Features:
– Create and remove link for apk, dex and lib files of the applications you select
– Automatically link newly installed apps (optional)
– Move any user apps to SD even though the app does not support moving to SD (a.k.a. “force move”, for Android 2.2 and higher)
– Shows the apps that support moving to SD with native apps2sd (for Android 2.2 and higher)
– Set the default install location of the apps; auto, internal, or external (for Android 2.2 and higher)
– Batch link, unlink, reinstall, uninstall, “move to SD”, “move to phone” functions (multi-select mode)
– Uninstall system applications
– Freeze and un-freeze system and users applications
– Convert system apps into user apps
– Convert user apps into system apps
– Integrate “Updated” system apps into system (ROM)
– Clear data and cache of the application
– Clear all apps cache at once (1-tap cache cleaner without being root)
– List applications, show detailed size information and link status
– Sort and filter applications
– Search applications by name
– Display available space information of internal storage, SD card and SD card 2nd partition

What you need:
– root permission.
– a second partition on your SD card.

You should have two partitions on SD card and both should be primary.
The first FAT partition is your standard SD card storage. The second partition is used for application files and can be ext2, ext3, ext4 or FAT32.
Some phones lack the ext2, ext3 or ext4 file system support and you may get mount errors like “no such device”, “invalid argument”. These phones need ext2.ko or ext3.ko modules and even some additional modules to be able to mount. Using FAT32 on the second partition will eleminate such problems, because FAT32 is supported on all phones.

Link2SD does not create the second partition, you need to create it yourself. You can use any partition manager such as Minitool, Paragon, Easeus etc. for this.

How it works:
Link2SD mounts the second partition of your SD card and makes OS mounts it at boot time.

When you press “Create Link” button Link2SD moves apk file, dalvik-cache (.dex) file and lib files (.so) to SD card’s 2nd partition and creates symbolic links in original directories.

Note: On Android 1.6 and 2.1, shortcut and the widget of the app should be re-added to homescreen if you move the apk file.

You can remove the links and put application files back to phone. Just click on “Remove Link” button.

Some points
– System applications should not be linked to SD card. Link2SD does not allow these applications to be linked.
– When you connect your phone to PC as mass storage, Android unmounts the first FAT partition but the second partition remains mounted. Therefore linked applications are not affected and can be run without problems.
– Link2SD does not move application’s private data files; it moves apk, dex (dalvik-cache) and lib files.

DISCLAIMER: It is made available for use at your own risk with no warranty of any kind.

Smart Taskbar v1.2.7

Current Version: 1.2.7
Requires Android: 1.5 and up
Category: Productivity
V1.2.7 update:
V1.2.7
(1) Fixed a problem about text input when use Home button in ST.
V1.2.6
(1) Fixed cannot auto start on Boot with ICS
(2) Added function to remove duplicate app icons with refresh button
(3) Updated Japanese translation
V1.2.5
(1) Fixed FC when launching widget from home plug-in.
(2) Fixed app won’t launch after using widget with home plug-in.
(3) Added Japanese locale
V1.2.4
(1) Fixed a bug which prevents user from moving label to desired order.

Overview:
One click access to any app. Perfect multitasking experience.

Launch any application instantly. Swipe your finger or click icon anytime in any App to bring up a mini sidebar for super fast app launching also works as app organizer, folder organizer, multi tasker, task killer, and shortcut manager.

If you want to use your phone one handed with complete touch experience, you find Android system takes too many steps to complete one simple job, or you need a faster way to get things organized, get Smart Taskbar to make your life easier.

Smart Taskbar is the first and origin of all similar app in this class. It is the most customizable and more complete in features. In addition, compare to others, Smart Taskbar requires way less steps, finger touch, to do what you want to do.

Language available in: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese

Feature
*Build custom action (Need Pro)
Smart Taskbar doesn’t just launch your installed APP, but also builds any combination of action such as direct phone call to someone or go to your bookmark for super fast without leaving your current window.

*Super fast launcher
Smart Taskbar is exceptionally designed to use your phone’s CPU efficiently. The result is a super smooth and fast switching experience.

*5 quick launch spots (10 Spots in Pro Version)
Store your favorite apps or shortcut in any of the five spots for 2 steps instant access.

*Multi Tasker (multitasking)
Navigate to TASK label to see recent/running app in no time.

*Task killer (need pro)
Smart Taskbar also does task killer function to a more direct and intuitive level. Just click on any of the running app and it will be stopped instantly.

*App organizer
Your phone is packed with hundred of APPS? Use Smart Taskbar to create label to group them by function/usage/location.. whatever you like.

*Widget
Smart Taskbar takes widget support differently. Instead of showing your widget to Home screen, you use widget in Smart Taskbar just like launching a regular App. It is very convenient if you have too many widgets to show or you want higer security by not letting people easily see your social widgets at Home screen.

*Quick uninstaller
Quickly uninstall any installed app with just one finger click. No more walk through native Android settign trees for just a simple app uninstall action.

*Quick App setting management
One click to go to App info page for, super fast clear cache, clear data, force stop, and uninstall.

*Changeable Theme
Smart Taskbar now supports custom theme. Currently there are two built in themes to choose from (Default and Honeycomb style)