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CM10.1 Test Builds for the HTC G2 / Desire Z

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With Jelly Bean 4.1 development finally winding down after an exciting summer, Jelly Bean 4.2 seems to be picking up. The CM10.1 ports began a couple week ago, and they probably won’t stop for quite some time. Now, the HTC Desire Z and G2 have a port of CM10.1.

XDA Senior Member Flinny released a port on behalf of the Andromadus team. If you’re unfamiliar with the team, they’re a group of devs who work on devices with hardware that isn’t really supported anymore: things such as hardware keyboards and trackpads. The port is surprisingly stable for an initial release. As Flinny explains:

All of the stuff learnt from the AOSP builds has been incorporated so basically all hardware should w

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Desire HD, G2, Desire Z, and MyTouch 4G Froyo Downgrade

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The trend over the last month or so on XDA has been getting a number of devices downgraded so they can get to a bootloader that can still be unlocked with S-Off. Those devices are, of course, almost all HTC devices ever since the release of HTCDev, which unlocks the bootloader while maintaining S-On. In the march of obtaining S-Off, a few devices have already had a contingency plan in place to get users down to a software version that can be properly hacked.

XDA Forum Member Setherio has been maintaining and updating a thread for nearly a year now that allows the HTC G2 and Desire Z, the HTC MyTouch 4G and the HTC Desire HD to be downgraded to Froyo in order to then update to a rooted Gingerbread ROM. The process is quite . . . READ ON »

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Custom HTC G2 Key Mapping Improves Hardware Keyboard

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The HTC G2 (otherwise known as the Desire Z) has one of the best feeling keyboards of any phone ever released. Despite a questionable z-hinge style slide that most users have found a way to look past, the device itself has lived a good life in terms of development—and the development hasn’t stopped yet. There are still ROMs coming out to make the phone run faster and, as it turns out, there are even mods coming out to make the keyboard better.

XDA Forum Member teferi released a modification that falls into the latter category of modifying the keyboard to give users more options when it comes to the key mappings on their hardware keyboard. The modifications are easy enough to install. Users will need . . . READ ON »

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