egzthunder1 · Sep 17, 2012 at 07:00 am

Blue Angel’s Ultimate Victory: High Capacity SD Cards Working at Last!

As seen in the not too distant past, the legendary HTC Blue Angel is still alive and kicking despite the demise of a few of its relatives. The most recent developments on the device include the port of 2.3.7 GB, thanks to the efforts of XDA Recognized Developer d-two. Since then, the port has undergone a massive number of improvements and fixes, which make it almost usable as a daily driver. Such fixes include WiFi, phone and SMS, sound, a more responsive UI, working keyboard (no backlight though), and much more. While most fixes are being rolled into more general releases as opposed to nighties, the few owners of Blue Angels left eagerly await the release of the updated ports. To keep the excitement going, d-two has provided teaser screenshots and videos of a working CWM recovery on the BA!

Having said that, none of the above actually matches his latest achievement. One of the device’s major limitations and ultimately a problem that made lots of people leave the device high and dry was the fact that SDHC cards have never, ever worked on the Blue Angel due to what was believed to be a matter of hardware being incompatible. Just a few days ago, the dev surprised the few of us left by releasing a screenshot of his port, showing the available storage memory as 13 GB on the SD card, which could only mean that he somehow managed to get the device to read the cards. He then proceeded to explain that the issue seemed to be not on the hardware side of the device but on the bootloader. Those who own or have owned this device at one point should be jumping in awe right now.

As stated, this is a work-in-progress. As such, many of the aforementioned improvements are unreleased, but well documented via video and screenshots. Please take a quick look at the progress and take the current port for a spin if you want to see how far it has gotten, and to salivate on the thought of how much further it can go.

Not working
-Camera (at the moment no driver available)
-Suspend/Resume (problem with wakeup)

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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