egzthunder1 · May 3, 2011 at 03:00 pm

HTC Kingdom Dumped and Currently Being Ported

Not too long ago, we mentioned in here that the dump for the HTC Sensation (HTC’s newest flagship) became available in our forums. Teams of devs throughout the site have been going hard at it in an attempt to port this over to devices such as the Desire HD, Thunderbolt, and EVO 4G. Most of these ports are doing very good progress, although some succeed in areas that others fail. Well, if you thought that the Sensation port was fun, wait until you get your hands on the newest dump available, the HTC Kingdom. What in the world is the Kingdom? As it turns out, after a rather in depth analysis by XDA member XxXViRuSXxX, the rom seems to be a Sprint Sense rom with tons of 3D elements and widgets. So, if you were curious as to what the codename for the upcoming HTC EVO 3D was, your question has been answered. It would be weird for HTC to release another device for Sprint with 3D capabilities.

In either case, the dev has started a thread on this dump as a project to port it to the EVO 4G. The previous find (the HTC Sensation) had tons of 3D elements as well, so there is a good chance that both dumps share either the same base, same widgets, or other common things that will make porting this a bit easier. On top of this, Virus mentions that there are 4G and WiMax references scattered throughout the dump, pointing even further at the fact that we are indeed looking at a dump from the 3D capable phone. But more importantly, these 4G “elements” could be the key to not only getting this rom ported, but ported with 4G, which seems to be problematic more often than not.

If you feel that you can be of assistance in getting this ported, please swing by the thread and contribute. Remember that this is yet just a dump and not a flashable rom.

Analysis
After downloading the HTC Kingdom ROM and ripping it apart, there is no doubt in my mind that the Kingdom and the EVO 3D are one and the same, the Kingdom being EVO 3D’s codename.
First of all, this is clearly a Sprint device. It is evident from the name of the ROM (Kingdom_Sprint_WWE…) and the fact that inside it contains references to WiMax all over the place.
Going further, the qHD screen matches the one on the EVO 3D, and the only differences I can see are in the looks – 911′s device has “HTC” in the center with the circles around the buttons not visible, while our CTIA hands-on with the EVO 3D showed a slightly different picture. However, having differences between test and production devices is not unheard of.

You can find more information in the project thread.

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egzthunder1

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.
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