Former Writer · Jul 22, 2012 at 05:00 am

Jelly Bean for the MyTouch 4G Slide, Desire HD, and Motorola Defy

Since its release, Jelly Bean has found it’s way onto dozens of phones. This won’t stop any time soon, with even the legendary CyanogenMod offering a CM10 preview.

Among the newest devices to receive Jelly Bean include the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide, Motorola Defy, and the HTC Desire HD. These devices are all a little older than some would expect to be receiving ports. But if the HTC HD2 can get it, newer devices should be able to as well.

The MyTouch 4G Slide Jelly Bean ROM was developed by XDA Senior Member xmc wildchild22 and is built from source. XDA Senior Member Quarx is responsible for the Motorola Defy ROM, and XDA Recognized Developer randomblame (also responsible for the Iconia A500 JB ROM) brought Jelly Bean to the Desire HD.

For all three ROMs, there’s a comprehensive list of things working and not working. For the MyTouch 4G Slide, here’s what isn’t working:

Camera
Radio
Sound
Notification LED
Charging
Sdcard
Wifi
onscreen keyboard (I have to wait for the patches form CM for our hard keyboard phones)
Auto brightness

For the Desire HD, which has a much shorter list:

camera
mic – works in calls but crashes apps
audio routing – in phone calls audio comes out the rear speaker and when headset is plugged in audio comes out of both headset and speakers

There isn’t a running list of what’s not working on the Motorola Defy, but there is a list of things that are working:

 

Phone
Mobile Data
USB
Mass storage
Sensors
Camera(Photo)
GPS/AGPS
Audio (thanks to maniac103)
Video rec/play
Panorama
FM-Radio

 

For the MyTouch 4G Slide and the Motorola Defy, the list of things not working is still pretty long—so they cannot yet be considered daily drivers. They are stable enough to try out, however, to see what Jelly Bean is all about. The Desire HD ROM, on the other hand, seems to be a bit more suitable for every day usage.

For additional information, download links, and more, click the corresponding link below:

Update: Between the time of writing and publishing, the Defy port has made incredible progress, now even featuring hardware acceleration. It is now suitable to many as a daily driver.


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