egzthunder1 · May 10, 2011 at 09:00 am

Honeycomb Ported to Hero CDMA

It seems that HTC made some pretty decent devices over the last couple of years. Most notably, there was one that was heavily awarded because of its very powerful (back then) specs. We are talking about the HTC Hero and the reason we bring it up is because this old champ refuses to throw the towel apparently. XDA member dastin1015 had taken a look at the various Honeycomb ports available throughout the site and decided to try and make one for the Hero. After working hard on it and taking bits and pieces of code from various places, including a CM nightly build (#62 for those of you curious enough), the dev managed to get  a working build on the Hero. Now, when your friend comes touting  about his/her Xoom and how wonderful Honeycomb is, you can pull your Hero out of your pocket and reply “yes, I know and the best part is that it fits in my pocket.”

Now that you are aware of the possible awesomeness of that scenario with the people you love, we have to give you the disclaimer. This was, like all other HC ports, taken from the SDK emulator image. This means that the base of the rom itself is not complete and that it is buggy. According to the dev, this is by no means a daily driver because there are simply way too many things not working on this. At this point, and until the source code for 3.0 is released, the port is nothing but a proof of concept and eye candy (to a certain extent). So, if you do decide to flash this onto your device, be advised that there will be bugs, most of which are listed. If you happen to find a new one while messing around with this rom, please leave some feedback.

This is a little port I made that came from this thread on the HTC Desire: Here
Most of the work goes to coolexe for the Desire ROM I ported this from and bypass23 for the original Honeycomb ROM on the Nexus One. Also credit goes to s0be for his AP4 kernel I am using with this ROM and arodey for his Honeycomb Boot Animation. In this port I also KANGED modules and various other files for our little Hero from CM Nightly #62 by Cyanogen and the CyanogenMod team. I’ve taken this as far as I could for personally I have no dev skills as well as that the Honeycomb source code has yet to be released. Once it is, much more will be able to be completed.

You can find more information in the port thread.

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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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