Like many of our Android ports, this one is no different. This new port was created by the XDAndroid team. They managed to get a nearly perfect Android port, and this comes with support for not only one but almost all HTC’s new devices.
I have been using this on my HD and Touch Pro2 for the past two days, and I have some good things to say about it. The port works very well on all my devices, it’s fast, stable and beautiful. I have used many ports, but this is just about the best looking so far. It runs on a very simple but nice theme, filled with beautiful wallpapers and more.
Originally posted by TheBrilliantMistake
Many things are still not working properly, and the developers are fully aware of 99% of them.
- SDCard – Most SDCards are working, but if you the ‘waiting for SDCard’ message, you should try one of these fixes (and please let us know if it works)
Fix 1: Format your card with this tool http://www.sdcard.org/consumers/formatter/
Fix 2: Edit your startup.txt file and add these entries to your cmdline:
set cmdline “lcd.density=240 msmts_calib=0×395.0x3c9.0×79.0×77 clock-7×00.a11=500 msmvkeyb_toggle=off pmem.extra=1 gsensor_axis=-2,-1,3
msmsdcc_1bit msmsdcc_fmax=14000000 msmsdcc_nopwrsave“
Fix 3: Tell your wife / girlfriend that you are about to make some modifications to her phone… change the ringtone and steal her old Class 2 SD Card to use with Android. She will never discover what you have done, and if she does, you’ll be able to use Android to send texts to your former girlfriends
- Camera – Not working
- GPS – Not working
- Battery Status – Highly problematic for most users (don’t trust the capacity Android tells you, it’s simply up and down a lot, and highly inaccurate)
- WiFi – Working for most people, suspected to cause slight heat, definitely drains the battery faster than WinMo. Some users have reported freezes when switching WiFi off
- Audio – Speaker working for most people, microphone can have issues
- Deep Sleep – Working for most people, but can have issues waking up (sometimes, it will not wake up)
- GPRS – Working
- 3G – Working for most
- PIN Code – Not working
- GSensor – Working (Screen only handles 0 and 270 degrees)
- Bluetooth – Experimentally working (don’t expect too much, but it’s working for a number of users)
- OpenGL ES – Not working
- USB – Supported, but will NOT operate in mass storage mode. You can charge via USB and you can debug, but forget accessing your files by it.
- Headphone Socket – Semi working (see FAQ for details on how to make it work)
- Application Errors: It’s very common to see ‘Application (xxxxxx) is not responding: Force Close or Wait’. Click wait. I do not know the precise reason for this, but from what I can gather, it COULD be related to the slow speed of the SD Card causing the app response times to JUST be a little too slow for Android’s liking, thus causing the message. This seems to happen more after bootup or wakeup when the device is busy doing stuff in the background.
- Cannot choose ringtones: This is believed to be caused by the media scanner failing (due to discovering some filenames with none English characters). The best option of all is to use a CLEAN SD Card. But, if you insist on hosting other files on the same SD Card, you MUST make sure they have English character filenames.
The thread contains the link to the CAB.
The GSM Android port on the TouchPro2 has been progressing at a fast pace, and now CDMA can join the ride. In a recent update to their port, the XDA Android team brings in support for CDMA devices, for example Sprint and Verizon Wireless TouchPro2 users.
The Port is pretty good. I have been using it on my T-mobile TouchPro2, its fast, smooth, but just a little bit boring and does not really do much if you do not have a data plan with your carrier.
Originally posted by Reefermattness
- NEW Mar 31 New Startup Utility Updates: Force CDMA checkbox enables the use of MrPippys combined CDMA & GSM Rootfs! (For .rar CDMA users add “htc_hw.force_cdma=1″ to your startup.txt!)
- NEW Mar 31 New Thanks to MrPippy’s work the CDMA and GSM rootfs have now been combined!!
- NEW Mar 31 New system.sqsh from babijoee! Adds Gallery, Calculator, and Desktop Clock. Updates to some apps as well!
- 3/25 Zimage/modules: This re-enables the so called “turbo mode”. Some benchmarking figures indicate better memory performance. (topa/rhod: Drive AXI bus @160Mhz when A11 is @528Mhz)
- 3/25 Additions to the Startup Utility! Progress bar & Rootfs.img Auto-Update should also have fixed some compatibility issues, and crashes during the update!
The thread contains more information.
Dusk is one of the best Sense 2.5 themes that’s available, but one of our members wants to one up that with some changes he made to the theme. This new theme is called Dusk EVO, it’s a very complex theme with many different things going for it.
Originally posted by mike2nl
This thread is started in cooperation with the theme designer grzegorz10. His black DUSK theme
for Evolution up to version 4.0 is done and actually supported for many windows mobile phones
with the default and some 3rd party ROM’s. Many different files are available but not all are
working for the Touch Pro 2. Because that and some new and original (HTC) roms for Sense 2.5
in the last few weeks it’s time to start a new thread specially for the Touch Pro 2..
Not all files are tested now. I am very busy with some last work on the dialer. Around 85% are
ready and it looks really amazing. There is a problem with the original EVO dialer from version 2.0
until version 4.0, because the phcanImages.dll and the new one, the phcanImages2.dll.
The second one is not supported by default from Dusk Evolution, but now i am working on it.
Before i will post all DUSK EVO tested stuff here i will finish my work. But to get hungry i will post
some screenshots. All needed cabs for the original EVO style will be posted here. For all additional
cabs for the dusk modding (WMP, Resco Radio, …) i will post the links to them in my sense 2.1
thread. For the other ones (Manila TV Player, Call History, Manila Today Page, Ageye apps,
Program icons, Taskbar, …) i will upload the cabs here. Also the Dusk main cab .
Screenshots (only for now):
1st – main screen with my clock mods, co0kies mod, lucida handwriting and the black rose animated screen
2nd – digital clock
3rd – analog clock
4th – manila tv player
5th – dialer main
6th – dialer do call
7th – dialer incoming call
The thread contains more information and the screenshots.
Windows phones are well known for being the most customizable, from the UI to the dialers. This is about a thread created by a member in our Tilt forum that goes by the name Philux-X. It contains just about all the different dialers in the Windows world, custom user skins and more.
Originally posted by Philux-X
I wanted to start a thread for dialers I have come across over time. I did not make any of them I am just simply putting them all in one convenient easy to find area. So thank you to all that have made/ported these great dialers. To get this started the first post will be 2G dialers only and the second post will be 3G dialers. They will be listed newest to oldest.
If you do not know the difference, a 2G dialer is for voice only whereas a 3G dialer is for video calling if your device supports it (Has a front facing camera.) Please note that the 2G and 3G have nothing to do with your connection, it just simply differentiate weather it has voice only (2G) or video and voice (3G).
Unless it says in the description working with WM 6.5.3 Builds 23053 and up, the dialer will only work with older builds of WM 6.1 and lower.
The list is updated on a regular basis, check out the thread to find something you like.
Although the TouchXperience User Interface, which aims to be an alternative to HTC’s Sense or SPB Mobile Shell, is still in beta, the developer schaps just released some new apps which can be used by itself.
If any of these apps sounds interesting to you, continue on to the application thread.
It has became a weekly thing for A_C to update his applications and this week it’s S2U2 turn to be updated. His software is well known in the WVGA and VGA world as one of the most popular lock screen apps.
This update brings quite a bit of new features and fixes. If you have yet to run this application on your device(which is highly unlikely) then this new version might be a great step.
Changes of v2.34
- changed option “Lock Message Preview” to “Disable Message Preview” to reflect the function meaning.
- added option “Snooze time (5, 10 or 15 min)” (S2U2 Settings > General).
- added “tap here to cancel” on the notification prompt.
- removed options “Slide to dismiss/cancel”, “Dismiss Notification once viewed”, “Mark SMS as read once viewed” and “Mark Email as read once viewed”.
- when a notification is shown, always slide to left to view; slide to right to dismiss; and tap the notification to cancel.
- when there is not enough device memory to cache a GIF, show error message on background.
- delayed the “On wake-up, unlock by Proximity Sensor” so that it always happen after “power off by Proximity Sensor”.
- fixed occasionally “slide to snooze” did not work.
- fixed occasionally hard to move the slider.
- fixed S2P playback was interrupted.
- fixed the system InCall Proximity Sensor was occasionally disabled.
- fixed occasionally “slide to view” did not work.
- fixed occasionally “slide to dismiss” would unlock as well.
- fixed occasionally graphics shown messy when volume button is pressed.
Get the updated software at the application thread.
March 30, 2010 By: admin
Usually, launching applications on your phone involves scrolling through lists, if you have many apps installed it’s usually difficult to find them unless you organize them in folders. As a solution Microsoft added a search box in the Start menu of its desktop OS since Windows Vista, but Windows Mobile, even with the much-improved honeycomb menu in version 6.5, lacks this feature. Fortunately, wojciechka developed ZLaunchy, which provides exactly this kind of functionality.
Originally posted by wojciechka
ZLaunchy was written mainly for those who like the way Windows Mobile dialer allows searching for contacts in a T9-like way – so that finding Adam means choosing 2326 in the phone application. ZLaunchy uses the same idea to run programs on your device. What it does is gives you a dialer keypad and when you type in a series of digits, it searches for all programs that match – for example to start Internet Explorer, start typing 4683 – Internet Explorer and Internet Sharing should show up in the result list.
Application performs a search using all items in the Start Menu. It also skips showing application icons, which causes it to work faster than usual application launchers. This makes ZLaunchy a perfect candidate for an application that’s bound to a hardware key (using system settings) and have it always handy when you want to find an application quickly.
Seems useful? Try it out by visiting the application thread.
Shopping is being done more and more online, but for those that still get their shopping done in the store this application can help. My Shopping List has been receiving a lot of updates recently but the latest one comes with the PC counterpart and some software updates.
New PC Companion V2.1
- Added copy paste, this is done by selecting the row (by clicking or dragging the left side of the row, NOT by the checkbox) than right-click to copy/paste (or use CTRL-C, CTRL-V).
New PC Companion V2.0
- Added Import/Export (From file menu) – same file formats as from the mobile device.
- Added send email (select a line in the Saved Lists list, and than on the right-click menu), if on the mobile the option to send only checked items is selected, it will be the same also on the PC…
- Added multi-language support (same language as chosen in the mobile device).
- Fixed that on import added missing List Types
Version 3.41 and 3.4
- QVGA issue fix
- Support for the PC Companion
- Selecting an item by pressing anywhere on the item is now an option
- Enable import & export of item text that contains commas
Continue on to the thread to read more about this app.
Trackmyshares is an equity portfolio tracker developed by xda member troyantonio. The application is optimized for the HTC HD2 but should work on most devices. It works in portrait and landscape views.
Originally posted by troyantonio
- Input an unlimited number of equities to your portfolio
- Keep up to date with the latest prices on-the-go
- Get instant portfolio valuations
- Friendly user interface and optimized screen layout
- 15 minute Delayed Prices
Possible future developments include multiple portfolios and improved search capabilities (currently searches on precise ticker codes). Trackmyshares requires an active data connection and .NET CF 3.5
To download a trial version or to contact the developer, visit the application thread.
The Toshiba TG01 has been proclaimed dead due to the lacking sales, and not unimportant, the lack of ROMs, but TGTools might be bringing some life to the device. TGTools was created by cedesmith, who put weeks of work into bringing this ROM making tool to life.
The tool was released quite a while ago, but a recent update makes the ROM building process simpler. This opportunity has been taken on by l3v5y who cooks here as well as at WMPoweruser, he has already ordered a device, made a ROM and is now working on the bugs before releasing the actual ROM.
Originally posted by cedesmith
Da Mafia has flashed a rebuild but unmodified rom and phone works.
Da Mafia has did it again and again, because of him we know we are now close of having a custom ROM so a big THANK YOU for risking your phone for us.
Novembre5 has flashed a 6.5.5 ROM that didn’t booted, he has successfully recovered the phone using pin method.
- fixed bad unk0 in WMB3
- extra checks for -chk (partition signatures, length of rom, lenght of payload)
- repack/merge now automatically checks resulting rom
- added -dci to display catalog informations
You can find the tools in the application thread.
The Android look is becoming very popular in the Windows Mobile scene, so it seems about right that you’d get your phone updated. Dark Ninja recently posted the updates he has brought to his Android theme for Windows Mobile phones. The Theme did not receive a drastic update, but it did get support for 6.1, which some of you still use.
Originally posted by Dark Ninja
- Added WM6.1 version thanks to longice
- More extra versions of the battery Thanks to dandnj71
- Added versions without the taskbar, as it was causing problems
Update V6 Android Taskbar 17/3/10
- Added Volume fixes
- Added New wait cursor (Desire one)
- Added New WM6.5 White Theme
- Added Perfected Network bars
The thread is the spot for more information.
The XDAndroid team has been very busy lately, progressing the Touch Pro2 Android port faster than any other team or forum. Thanks to Reefermattness, we stay updated on their recent updates and get the links to download. They recently released an update that adds some pretty nice features and brings some changes to the build/zimage.
I have this running on my Touch Pro2, and it is a speed demon. It loads fast, it updates fast, it feels fast. I am sure they are just a month away from having a perfect port, then ROMs might be the next step.
The thread contains all your links.
With the growing popularity of Android on Windows Mobile, this new launcher can save you some time when launching it. The launcher was created by bedoig, and he managed to get a perfect launcher going that does all the work for you.
I like having my backlight auto-adjust in WM, but for the time being we still have to turn that off before launching Haret in order to have backlight control in Android. So… here is a little app that does just that… disables the automatic backlight adjustment and then runs haret. Just install the cab and look for “Android Launcher” in your Start menu (you still need your own Android package on your storage card – including haret).
Also, I had originally intended to write another little program to run at Windows startup to re-enable auto-adjustment, but it doesn’t seem to be necessary. The setting doesn’t appear to stick after the system reboots. Maybe there isn’t enough time before haret runs for the registry to be committed. Not really sure, but I’d be curious if anyone else’s results vary.
Edit – new version configurable via the registry. Change the string value at HKLM\SOFTWARE\AndroidLauncher — HaretLocation to reflect the location of haret on your storage card.
Edit2 – added app to re-enable the auto-adjustment on Windows startup, since the results seemed to be inconsistent. This will ensure that it is back on when Windows starts. If you’ve downloaded previously, you might want to update to this version.
The thread holds the CAB