Samsung Galaxy S II and EVO 3D, Meet Jelly Bean

jelly bean sgs2

The march of Jelly Bean across XDA has reached a fevered pitch since it was first announced at Google I/O 2012. With a number of devices receiving a port of the new version of Android on the rise and more expected in the future now that Jelly Bean source was released, Jelly Bean has certainly hit with a splash. For Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 and HTC EVO 3D users, there isn’t an AOSP version of Jelly Bean yet. However, there is a SDK port users can check out to preview JB.

The Galaxy S II port is a little rough as expected for an alpha release but it does have a number of things working. The list includes:

device boot
LED-flash
SD card (internal-only)
MTP (can’t copy files)
ADB
Vibration
SuperUser
SM (courtesy of bpear96)
Network Data (courtesy of stormtroopercs)
logcat (courtesy of edint3000 & bpear96, again)

While the list of things that still need fixed include:

WiFi
Bluetooth
Camera
Google Now/Google Search
Audio
anything else.

XDA Senior Member LastStandingDroid is spearheading the effort, but there are a lot of XDA members and developers working on the project. With the hardest part—getting it to boot—out of the way, it’s all a matter of fixing the individual problems until the ROM is stable. It is not ready for daily driver use yet, but a few fixes here and there and it will be.

For the EVO 3D, XDA Senior Member ognimnella is heading up the project which already has a number of contributors, developers, and testers helping out. There are a lot of problems with the ROM. For instance, it doesn’t boot yet. On the initial release, developers could get to a frozen boot animation but not far enough to get a logcat. The logcat problem has been fixed so far, and has allowed the developers to truly begin the process of making everything work. It should be noted that this ROM is for developers only at this point. Users should not flash unless they are looking to help in some way with the development. Nevertheless, Jelly Bean being ported is always good news.

For Galaxy S II owners, you can get a taste of Jelly Bean from the SGS2 JB thread. EVO 3D owners can head to the EVO 3D development thread.

Edit 7/15/2012
Good news for EVO 3D users. The development team responsible for the EVO 3D Jelly Bean port have released a couple of updates bringing into the world of the living. The new list of things working are:

3G
SMS
Bluetooth (turns on)
Light sensor

There’s still quite a few things that don’t work, but it is now stable enough to be considered an alpha release and not a developer-only release!


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