January 2, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
Just in time for the new year, the MyTouch 4g Slide gets their first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. XDA Senior Member tbalden has ported HTC Pyramid ICS ROM framework along with an HTC Doubleshot kernel and rolled it all up into some ICS goodness.
As with most Ice Cream Sandwich builds currently out, it is an alpha release which means there’s a plethora of problems. Here’s the list of things not currently working:
- FM radio
- Keyboard light
- USB storage doesnt work
- Notification led
Thankfully, though, the big features do still work, including:
- Call voice, SMS, (havent tried MMS, please check someone)
- Keyboard, hw keyboard rotation, softkeyboard when slided back — only with the fixes flashed found in the UPDATES part, this post.
- SMP architecture (Scoring 59 FPS on nenamar2 here on stock speed)
- Mobile data
- Bluetooth (at least i’ve tested BT stereo audio and avrc)
Now, this is just a regular old AOSP build and not a CyanogenMod9 release (we can forgive you..this time), so it’s bereft of CM9 features as well and with the issues aforementioned and it may not be ready for daily driver material just yet. However, if all you need is a working keyboard, phone, SMS, data and sound then you can find the download links, a full change log and a full list of features and issues here in the original thread.
July 20, 2011 By: egzthunder1
It looks like T-Mobile’s latest addition to their line up is yet another sibbling of the HTC Sensation. The HTC Doubleshot, aka MyTouch 4G Slide is the Sensation 4G’s keyboard-equipped brother. This device keeps many of the features from the Sensation such as the 4G connectivity, an 8 MP enabled camera with the ability to record video on 1080 (FullHD), same dual core 1.2 GHz processor, 768 MB of RAM, and several other “quirks”. The best part is that we couldn’t have added it at a better time because as you may have heard from an article published yesterday, AlphaRevX has been used to successfully get hboot S-OFF on the device (read: full root). As the platform that they have seems to be similar, then the tool should work (with some tweaks and elbow grease, of course) on the Doubleshot as well.
The forums are officially open and the device should be getting on the hands of developers shortly. So, if you have one already and would like to share some of your experiences already with this beauty, please do so in the appropriate section.
You can visit the HTC Doubleshot home on XDA here.
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