Viper10 released for the HTC 10


Viper10 Beta Testing started two days ago…

There is still some stuff to do before we can go public though…think I got my first grey hairs.

Yepp VenomHUB Server is down

HTC 10 review, poll and giveaway

Hi everybody!

It’s a sunny Sunday evening here, the new week is about to begin and the past week about to close. Big week for me, us at Team Venom as a whole and all those Android FanGirls/Boys. The Hashtag #PowerOf10  (HTC 10) has certainly dominated the minds of quite a few people besides the political satire going on in Germany and the melting polar caps and whatnot. So, I am finishing my day with the things that sum up my week best and share those with you:

First things first, the big “Gimme Gimme”  – go HERE to enter a giveaway for the HTC 10  The give-away is from (this is a clean link for those not wanting me getting entries). Or click HERE if you want to help me collect some entries (cheaper than donating to my HTC 10 anyway :p). There’s a really nice review video where you can have a very good look at the actual phone in that link too. (the actual reason I am sharing it besides the givcaway). It has indeed helped me get a good visual impression of a phone I am intending to buy which I wasn’t yet able to check out myself. Enjoy.

There also is a nice little poll on Androidpolice.comLG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. HTC 10 – make sure to head over and bomb that place with your HTC 10 votes 😉 little reminder: have you actually seen our little Google Doc survey on the HTC 10 and Viper? Please do fill it out. Thanks!

Last but not least, I thought I share this Camera shootout has done on the HTC 10 vs. SGS7 vs. Nexus 6P vs. LG G5 – there are two, one for daytime conditions and one for nighttime conditions. Pretty neat comparison images. Thanks for the work I’d say. I liked both very much, particularly because those show how the HTC 10 is catching up with the competition this year – a main point of criticism the past 3 years at least.

Daylight Shootout Nighttime shootout

Have a fantastic new week!


Here is another very nice piece by @Verge: Modern phone with familiar design

[POLL] What do you think about the M10?

So the #powerof10 got revealed. For the people that missed it, you can find info about the launch here:




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M10 Fundraising over 1000USD reached – How excited you are about the M10?



Thanks to a bunch of new donations we’ve reached over 1000USD a few days ago. Depending on how much the M10 will costs thats nearly to devices funded.

It’s really great to see that so many people are willing to donate. Makes us feel that we did some things right with the several thousands hours spent on the last HTC Flagships with our ViperOne Series. Really hope, that the M10 will get more attention that the M9 did. The community size on the M9 was maybe a fourth of what we had on the M8 and even less on the M7.

Currently I think that the M10 will be my last device I’ll work on…and I doubt that will change. Having family and an own home (Fuck that damn garden work!!!)  is time consuming, in a nice way of course…okay, not always 😀 – But yeah, family is what matters and in 30 or more years I want to remember the moments I had with my family not the time I “wasted” watching on phones.

What’s your opinion about the M10 based on the several leaked info and pictures the last weeks? You’ll get it and join us on ViperM10?


ViperS7 is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge



Since the last M10 leaks didn’t sound that promising we decided to leave the sinking HTC ship and jump over to Samsung.

It was really a great time with HTC, but it’s really time for a change.

At this point we also want to say thanks to all our faithful followers that supported us the last few years. Especially to all recent donators of the M10 fundraising – the money will will obviously be used for some S7 Edge devices now. Since all main developers move to the S7 Edge now, all HTC roms will gradually get discontinued.


But now the good news:

ViperS7 is far from being ready, but it can be used as daily for sure. For all that gonna move to the S7 Edge as well, visit us on our S7 Edge xda thread.

Link to xda Thread

M10 Fundraising – Thank you, 440 USD reached so far

We would like to thank you for all the donations so far. After about three weeks we reached about 440 USD coming from 25 donators.

One very generous donation of 100 USD came from Zeke Baker, a single dad of three kids. I wanted to highlight that donation, because he told me that he can’t afford an M10 himself, but donated 100USD because he appreciates our work a lot. Really a great thank you from the whole Venom Team.



The leaks of the M10 look very promising, capacitive buttons 4tw! 😀 – I hope so mucht that HTC does not mess up again..and I have a good feeling that they won’t!

We really can’t wait for the release of the M10 to put ViperOne on it.


Original M10 Fundraising Post

Happy Birthday Illya aka m0narx

Ilya birthday


My first java code after a couple of weeks? 😀

Have a good one Illya!

HTC One M10 Fundraising

Another year has passed since the last flagship with the M9 and the next flagship is already around the corner.
ViperOneM9 was a really a success.

If you check xda, we are the most popular M9 Rom…with a massive gap to the *yawn* second most popular one.
Thanks to your donations last year for the HTC One M9 Fund you made that happen, since it made it possible that nearly every Venom Dev was able to get an HTC One M9.
So we were able to push a lot of updates with a lot of new features and quick bugfixes.
In my opinion, ViperOneM9 was the best supported and most stable rom ever made by Venom.

To be able to keep that up with the HTC One M10 we need your help again.
Help us to be able to get a couple of M10 devices for our devs.

Some may not understand, why we don’t have the money ourself to get the devices.
Well that’s easy explained. In some countries, a new flagship is sometimes one complete income,maybe even more…without having payed the fixed costs yet.
In my case I can’t even pay our fixed costs with my own income anymore with buying an own flat for my family with our now 5 months old son. We basically live with the small money my wife gets during here parental leave.
Definitely not much money left for me to afford a new device.

Any donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you!