HTC One (M8) Dot View case hacked to show more notifications

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The HTC One (M8) was released with a very unique cover called Dot View which contains a bunch of tiny holes in the front allowing a user to view limited information from their device by simply double tapping on the front.

Traditionally, the information the user could view was limited to weather, missed calls, time, and any incoming messages.

However, Shen Ye has managed to open up the Dot View case to show more notifications when using the case. He posted a picture earlier today showing his HTC One (M8) protected by Dot View with a notification from Twitter.

Whilst he’s yet to share any information about how he managed to achieve this, and if it relies on root access or a hacked APK file, Shen Ye did say “Sense already hooks into social networking APIs, it shouldn’t be hard to get DotView to show those notifications.” It does therefore appear that it’s pretty easy to achieve, and consequently we’ll hopefully see something released into the wild pretty soon.

SOURCE: +Shen Ye

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  1. […] HTC presentó para el mes pasado lo que sería su equipo insignia para 2014, el One M8, un equipo esperado, deseado y con grandes mejoras no solo en hardware y desarrollo, sino también en accesorios y su uso. Junto con el HTC One M8 se ha lanzado el Dot View Cover, un accesorios que nos permitirá proteger nuestro ya resistente M8, pero la particularidad de este cover es que tiene la ventana principal cubierta por orificios (dots) que ayudan a darle una funcionalidad poco vista al conjunto de Smartphone y cover, pues permite visualizar notificaciones y cierta información sin la necesidad de desbloquear el equipo. Actualmente se ha logrado hackear este cover para poder desplegar una mayor cantidad de información y notificaciones. […]

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