You can now download HTC Sense Apps, and install them on your Android devices with ease!
We always desire something that we don’t have, generally. The same happens when we buy an Android device. Maybe, you bought a Moto smartphone, but just a month later, you feel like, that Samsung offers better stuff, to be specific, a better list of proprietary apps, themes, etc. I personally have felt the same when I take HTC into consideration, that the OEM always has more to offer in terms of software. Its apps are more efficient and offers better quality, compared to other OEMs. I know its not just me who feels this way, there are others too, and if you are reading this, you may be one of them.
Today, we are taking the HTC Sense Apps into consideration. Their swiftness and features have attracted a lot of crowd to port, and install them on their non-HTC Android phones. It has been a long run since the apps were first ported, they were buggy, and usually didn’t work on many devices. But now, with time, the tables have turned, and someone has worked it out for all of us.
Installing HTC Sense apps from the Play Store would show unauthorized device or incompatible device warning, because non-Sense ROMs lack the HTC framework. These ported HTC Sense apps have been brought to you by fulmics development team, also known for its Android custom ROM. The team has now ported almost all the HTC Sense apps to run on non-HTC Android devices. These apps will help you enhance your phone’s user-interface, and make it more durable, just like you have an HTC device in your hands.
Below is the complete list of HTC applications:
- HTC Sense Home (Launcher) and plugins
- HTC Video Player
- HTC Gallery
- HTC Music
- HTC Sense Input (Keyboard)
- HTC Internet
- HTC Mail
- HTC Scribble
- HTC File Manager
- HTC Calendar
Here are some screenshots of the HTC Sense Apps on the Huawei Nexus 6P.
This is probably the first time that almost each and every HTC proprietary app has been ported to non-HTC Android devices. It will only run on Android 4.4 and up. Just scroll and install HTC Sense Apps on Android devices.
Download HTC Sense Apps
You can grab all the HTC Sense apks directly from here – fulmics website. All the apps could be easily installed like any other apk, or if you like, you can also ADB push the files directly to the system folder.
Note: HTC Service Pack apk must be installed for other apps to work properly.
If you have issues running the apps, or getting an error, you can try to manually push the files to the /system/app directory of your Android device, but this will require your phone to be rooted. To do so, just follow the procedure below.
- Make sure you have USB debugging enabled on your phone, and that, it is rooted. If you’re looking out to root your Android, you can try and find a guide for your device in our Rooting Section.
- Connect your Android to the PC via USB cable.
- Go to the folder where your downloaded apk was placed. Press SHIFT key and right-click on a space inside this folder, and then select Open command window here from the pop-up menu.
- Begin by entering the following commands into the command-line window.
adb push apk-filename.apk /system/app/
adb shell chmod 644 /system/app/apk-filename.apk
For in my case, it looks like:
adb push HtcSenseHome.apk /system/app/
adb shell chmod 644 /system/app/HtcSenseHome.apk
- That’s it! After the reboot the HTC Sense App may have a better chance of running.
Now, just enjoy the HTC Sense Apps on your Android smartphone. If you have an error during or after the installation of these apps, let us know via the comments.