I had built a Perk farm about two years ago. I bought this phone in a lot with two others, all cracked screens. This was my first HTC device. I loved how HTC allows users to unlock their bootloader for their phone, that is if it is not Verizon. I unlocked it and installed ViPER4Android. I had done the glass replacement and cleaned the headphone jack. When I read GSMArena review of the audio output, I knew it was worth repairing. The ten millimetre thickness allowed me to use without a case. The front facing camera did not work for some reason. This phone projected a large and wide stereo image with headphones. When I had JVC on ears and XHR DirectBass convolver, the phone could output 25hz. This was before I focused on audio clarity.
With bootloader unlock and root, along with disabling or removing Google apps, you can overcome the measly storage limit. External storage is a must.
Their was a limited development scene for this phone, but TWRP is available. You can get custom ROMs like RaptorSense and a CyanogenMod 11 without Wi-Fi. The new version of AINUR is compatible with Kitkat, so if you root you will have professional audio quality.
These are cheap on eBay because of the limited storage and touch screen issues, but if you get a cheap screen protector it is calibrated. A decent backup phone or disposable music player.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2018yes, the camera is definitely not the best and i have to take multiple shot of the same thing ... moreim finding not enough room for video,s and photo,s got a micro sim card in my samsung where could i put this in my HTC
I got the HTC Desire 510 on eBay in a Auction and the phone work great and I won it for
$.99 + shipping I got the phone to use as a dash camera I not into cell phones but it is good way to setup a dash camera for you car there are Dash Cam Apps that work just like a the d-cam they sell. I put a 16gb micro SD card and I set up the App to record in 10 min. videos and set it to storage to use 8gb on the card and will erase the oldies video so I was just looking for a older phone with a 1080p HD camera and this one works great as a dash
I had this phone for 3 years and I loved it. I had it 2014 - 2017 November. At the time I had 2 phones on me(Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the HTC Desire 510) and loved both of them. I broke the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 by dropping it in water. 8 months ago(November 2017) I got the Huawei P10 Lite.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2017I dont know do you guys have that problem but my phone is lagging...I cant even type something... moreHahahahahahaahahahah yeah i know what you mean, it does this to me very time, but finally i bought samsung galaxy s8
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2018I am running out of space and the camera is not the best but it is a reliable phoneyes, the camera is definitely not the best and i have to take multiple shot of the same thing in order to get one good shot.. I purchased a micro sd card from Amazon and got more space that way.
Why is the htc 510 unable to use gsm cuban networks??? I got one ...and can't use it ...only if i go to Wi-Fi hotspot to conect to the ' net...any tips???
I am running out of space and the camera is not the best but it is a reliable phone
Anonymous, 17 May 2017Everything sucks. Keyboard glitches, blurry camera (won't focus), can't receive photo on messa... moreYour model is most likely defective as the keyboard works perfectly fine also don't expect the camera to focus on close items as it's a fixed focus camera.
If your phone can't recieve photo messages, it will be an issue with your carrier and the 8gb of storage is perfectly fine on my model I had 6gb free when I got it.
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2017it's ok for a phone at this low of a price, and it's pretty sturdy. however, it's only 8gb, wh... moreThe 8gb of storage is fine, I have multiple memory intensive applications and still have a few gigabytes left.
I like this phone I've had it a long time and it has not let me down.the only problem I've had with it is the headphone jack has stopped working.if your looking for a reliable phone I'd highly reccomend it.
it's ok for a phone at this low of a price, and it's pretty sturdy. however, it's only 8gb, which makes app installations very limited.
Anonymous, 20 May 2017This phone is good but I have a serious problem with it right now. I can't install any apps. I... more
Yes most likely 8GB internal memory its for apps only,while SD cards takes JPGs ,MP4s and rest of files,,,happen to me on S G Fame 3-4 years ago so try to delete cache,cookies,browsing history from whats app,Chrome,Youtoube not anymore needed downloads,files,possibly some apps at liest for time been...good luck
Anonymous, 09 Mar 2016So bad, it isn't funny. Don't bother looking at the specs, cause the screen is so bad you can'... moreFortunately there's an easy fix for that! Just put a plastic cover on the screen or a protective glass. It works a lot better this way
I found a fix for the possessed touchscreen, just use a plastic cover on the screen, and while it is by no means perfect, it is still a MAJOR improvement over the "naked" screen.
I have this phone only since yesterday and so far so good, disregarding the touchscreen.
lilyyy0, 09 Apr 2016Yo my phone doesn't even have the option of switching to front camera. what kind of bullshit ... moreThis phone is good but I have a serious problem with it right now. I can't install any apps. It says there's not enough storage. What's funny is that I've got plenty of storage. Can anyone help me?
Everything sucks. Keyboard glitches, blurry camera (won't focus), can't receive photo on messages, 8gb memory (this is the worse, since the default system took about 5-6 gb) ... The only good thing being that I've dropped this phone like a million times and there are only minor scratches on the edge and a little crack on the screen (You can't even see it unless you pay attention)
I have a htc desire 510 and I love it.I did have some problems but I drop it a lot and it dosen't break.thats why I love it.
noemi, 24 Feb 2017sorry that phone i have the same problem :/ you can't delete ANYTHING and even though you stor... moreif u used HTC Desire 510's Android OS version is Kikat version,you can't not delete or edit (files,folders) from external micro sd card by using other file manager but you can delete or edit (files,folders) from external micro sd card by using htc's original file manager.
Please ugrade your phone's android version to Lolipop verion.so, you can edit or delete (friles,folders) from external micro sd card by using any u like file manager.
Duanejsmith, 18 Feb 2017Is there any way to get more storage or delete unneeded programs. I installed a 16 Gb SD but t... moresorry that phone i have the same problem :/ you can't delete ANYTHING and even though you store on the SD card eventually the phone will stay delete for more internal storage. and get ready because some home i lost my data.. so i can only go thru WIFI after a few years i had it.. i'm changing phones two thumbs down :(