POSTS TAGGED: HTC Droid Eris

HTC Droid Eris Receives Jelly Bean

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A few days ago, we reported on the HTC Hero receiving both Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean ROMs. As if this wasn’t enough proof that Jelly Bean can run on practically anything, the Hero’s rebranded sibling, the HTC Droid Eris has now also received the same treatment.

Though the device has only a measly 528MHz processor and 288MB RAM, yet again, the talented developers on XDA prove that there are no boundaries when it comes to ROM development on older devices.

The Droid Eris, a Verizon branded HTC Hero with minor variations, has been given a taste of Jelly Bean by XDA Senior Member MongooseHelix. The ROM is of course a work in progress, and does have a number of issues:

  • camcorder & panorama
  • blueto
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Editorial: Development of Dual-Boot Technology Unfortunately at a Standstill

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Perhaps you remember the days of the very first Android ports to Windows Mobile phones such as the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC HD2. Beside the fact that this groundbreaking development was one of the factors that ultimately led to the end of Windows Mobile development on XDA, it did bring some innovative features to the table. Dual boot for example. It was revolutionary to be able to choose between Android and Windows Mobile. After a few months, when people started to move to newer phones, and this innovation ultimately got buried under the huge mess mass of development for Android phones.

It seems there is currently only limited active development for a dualboot system for native Android phones. There have been . . . READ ON »

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Nexus One “Too Old” for ICS? Get Real! AOSP-Based Builds Arrive for Various Devices!

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Google’s Mobile Product Manager Hugo Barra recently stated that the company had no plans to update the Nexus One to Ice Cream Sandwich, citing that the handset was simply too old to run the newer operating system. Many users felt unnecessarily abandoned, believing that a former flagship device under 2 years old could hardly be considered “too old” for updates. Having used a Nexus One as my primary device for eight months, the news made my heart sink ever so slightly.

Ironically enough, the first ICS SDK-port for the Nexus One actually had already appeared four days earlier. However, as is the case with the majority of SDK-ports, the lack of hardware acceleration made things dreadfully sl. . . READ ON »

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Sense Zero Ported To More Devices – Eris, Sapphire, and Hero GSM Owners Rejoice!

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It certainly didn’t take long. If you recall yesterday, we published an article about a port of the HTC Pico’s Rom to the Hero CDMA. This port came loaded with a lighter qvga version of the brand new Sense 3.5, which is also referred to as Sense Zero. We said that we were probably going to see ports of this on all other devices that were left for dead when it came to updates. Well, a little over 24 hours later and we found threads started by XDA members Hintay and TeamSuicide who ported the whole thing to the Sapphire, the Eris, and the Hero GSM. They all share similar hardware and it was simply a matter of time before it all came to be.

Each Rom has its own set of bugs but they are really all regular bugs of fres. . . READ ON »

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