Who could have possibly anticipated this? While many, more popular devices still don’t have an AOSP-based ROM, development seems to be moving right along for the HTC ChaCha. The device, which wasn’t scheduled to get ICS in any form, has received an update to Google’s latest and greatest courtesy of an unofficial CyanogenMod 9 port.
XDA Recognized Contributor Alex C. has posted a thread on behalf of XDA Recognized Developer adlx.xda for the alpha releases of the build that are, admittedly, pretty rough. However, a booting AOSP ICS build is better than no AOSP ICS build at all. Given the Alpha nature, the problems are quite plentiful:
1. Camera is not working (front/back)
2. Volume panel switching causes a crash in Trebuchet
3. Locker options do not fit in properly – minor cosmetic issue
4. Key X is not working
5. Wi-Fi Scan button does nothing
6. Performance issues. Phone seems sluggish
7. Movie Studio is not working
8. GPS might not work -> POSTPONED: Issue appears as fixed. Tested with Sygic, fix in 10 seconds.
9. Gallery crashes when started
10. Network drops when proximity sensors are activated
11. Wifi cannot lock on hidden hotspots
12. Physical keyboard and soft menu keys backlight doesn’t work unless you have specific brightness settings
13. Android terminal emulator cannot open /dev/tty (permissions)
14. Sometimes mobile data seems to get off
While many of these issues would discourage many potential flashers, several of the issues have work-arounds. As you may have guessed, though, there’s a lot of work to be done.
For additional information, hit up the original thread.
January 17, 2012 By: liwen
HTC has taken to Twitter again to announce that several new models are now supported by the company’s official bootloader unlocking solution. The devices that were added are the HTC Desire Z, ChaCha, Aria, DROID Incredible, Status and T-Mobile G2.
As we said earlier, HTC is making pretty good progress in getting as many device bootloaders unlocked as possible, which we can only applaud.
You own of the aforementioned devices? What are you waiting for, head over to HTCdev to get your bootloaders unlocked!
February 18, 2011 By: egzthunder1
Looks like HTC opened up the flood gates this past week at MWC (Mobile World Congress). They have introduced their upcoming line up, which explains why their performance was not as strong at CES. In any case, since we haven’t really had a whole lot coming from HTC lately (aside from the Inspire and the Thunderbolt), we felt that it was in the best interest of our community to try and get us moving with the current. All of these devices are running Android, but the biggest surprise from this line up is HTC’s entrance into the Tablet wars. Although, to be fair the HTC was here first with other “large devices” such as the HTC Shift, which even though was considered an UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC), still was close to and resembled the Tablet concept.
If you have any information, dumps, or anything that may help speed up development for any of these, please do not hesitate to share with the rest of the community.
You can visit Wildfire’s Home forum here.
You can visit Desire S’s Home forum here.
You can visit Incredible S’s Home forum here.
You can visit Flyer’s Home forum here.
You can visit ChaCha’s Home forum here.
You can visit Salsa’s Home forum here.