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Posts Tagged: HTC MyTouch 4G (Glacier)

mytouch

The number of AOSP Jelly Bean releases has slowed considerably over the last few weeks. This is mostly because so many devices already have it, and not many left are truly capable of running it properly. However, there are still ports coming through now and then. One of the latest is for the HTC MyTouch 4G.

The unofficial port comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member elginsk8r. Like most early releases, it is a little unstable, but that shouldn’t scare you away from trying it if you want to see what Jelly Bean is all about. Quite a few things are working, including:

LCD Screen (Both variants)
Phone
Bluetooth
Data
Camera* (See below)
Wifi
Wifi-Tethering
Sensors
Voice
Much More…

Currently, the camera is not functional, and there are possibly other unknown broken features. If you do try it and find any issues, feel free to submit a logcat so the issue can get fixed faster. User response has been positive despite the issues.

The problems should be fixed in coming releases, so if you’re waiting for a more stable ROM, patience is the key. For more details, check out the original thread.

Amaze4G_SOFF

HTC’s locking of the bootloaders during last year was nothing short of a spectacular feat. It was really a battle of the titans, where the original line-up of Sensation-like devices came with a locked bootloader, which was later unlocked and S-OFFed, only to be updated to yet another revision of the HBOOT. But the second time around, it was locked to an almost unlockable state. Having heard many complaints from the user base (and us), HTC decided to offer the olive branch and simply gave up on locking the HBOOT. In fact, they themselves provided a way to unlock this and allow the flashing of custom code on the devices (of course, your warranty flew out the window if you did). Several giants came along such as Revolutionary, but now the next step in the evolution of S-OFF has arrived, and its name is Juopunutbear, and it has been delivered by XDA Forum Members Fuses and globatron.

Details on the unlock process are somewhat scarce (and quite frankly, that is indeed a good thing), but it seems to be that the devs found some sort of exploit common on most dev unlocked devices. The process seems to include what the devs have called a “wire trick”, which according to the pictures involves placing the device in download mode by touching a contact in the device’s board with one end of a wire (accessible without having to take it apart) and the other end of the wire to the device’s sd card slot metal casing. Everything else is done by the software, but your timing in doing everything must the right or else it will not work. Also, since the devices are somewhat different from each other, the devs have added a set of instructions, with video demonstrations, for each one of them.

The program has been extensively beta tested by a closed yet somewhat large group of people. However, as it is customary, the devs do state that the process is not perfect and that there is the likelihood that the devices could be bricked in the process. Having said that, proceed with extreme care and ensure that the device that you are going to S-OFF is in fact the one for which you are following instructions on.

The main unlock webpage can be found here. However, there are threads in each individual device section, such as this one for the Amaze 4G.

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Downgrade Ahead!

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 a long one, but that is to be expected when it serves as a guide for multiple devices. The process runs users through gaining temporary root, the entire downgrading procedure—including Fastboot downgrades—and then reminding users to not apply any large OTA updates to avoid being thrown back to unrooted Gingerbread and forcing them to start the process all over again.

As root methods for newer iterations of Android have been getting more and more difficult for HTC devices, any method that can bring full root should be looked at. As usual, be extremely careful when completing the steps, and make sure the steps you are following are indeed for your device.

For much more information, a plethora of download links, and even some troubleshooting help, head over to the original thread and let the downgrades continue!

MyTouch 4G Tear Down Guide

April 11, 2012   By:

MyTouch Tear Down

There are many instances where it would be preferable to fix one’s own device rather than sending it away to be fixed by the pros. One reason is that you wish to maintain your root access. Another is that perhaps you simply like your specific devices because it overclocks well. In any case, fixing a device yourself can be challenging when you don’t know what you’re doing. Thankfully, there is now a tear down guide for the HTC MyTouch 4G similar to the recently undressed HTC Titan.

XDA Senior Member repairsuniverse has produced a step by step teardown and rebuild method that will help users, tear down their phones without fear of screwing things up. Says repairsuniverse:

This guide aimed the LCD and touchscreen digitizer replacement, but other internal parts may be repaired and replaced too. This guide is a step by step format and can be followed for a quick and safe repair.

Repairsuniverse was kind enough to assemble a list of the required tools to do it in the safest possible way. Additionally, there are step by step text instructions along with pics for the more complicated steps. Using the guide, users can fix or replace virtually any part of their phone.

For additional details, the full instructions and more, check out the original thread. As usual, be extremely careful when taking apart your device as a wrong move can cause irreparable damage.

Bliss Ported To myTouch 4G

September 12, 2011   By:

2412l8g

The Bliss fever seems to be taking over HTC devices one at a time. We have already seen ports for the most popular ones out there including the EVO 4G, the HD2, and the Desire HD. Now, it is time for T-Mobile Us customers to experience this incarnation of Sense first hand. All this is possible thanks to the efforts of XDA Recognized Developer zFr3eak who has successfully ported the build over to the myTouch 4G. Much like others of its kind, the port is far from perfect and it has some major bugs in it such as non working wifi, Bluetooth, radio, and a few others. However, graphically speaking, it is rather smooth for a first version. Just remember to read the op fully before flashing as well as remembering to back up all your important information prior to flashing. From personal experience with the EVO port, you may run into low storage situations, which may force you to play with your partition sizes. Please ensure that you understand everything before attempting anything.

Please take this one for a spin and report any bugs you may find along the way. Also, don’t forget to thank the dev for his work.

Know issues:

  • Bluetooth
  • Fm Radio dont load
  • Wifi Hotspot
  • Wifi

You can find more information in the port thread.

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compile

If you are into Linux (or are thinking about it) and love the idea to be able to tinker with the internals of Android roms, then you should see what XDA member gridlock32404 has prepared for MyTouch 4G owners out there. The dev has posted a very comprehensive guide for dealing with the internals or roms in a Linux environment. The guide is very well written, with short steps, and easy to follow with clear screenshots to see exactly what you need to do in case you don’t understand a step or two.

Our recommendation however, would be to read on a few things before messing with the internals of a rom. Not doing things right has the possibility of damaging your device. Please be sure that you understand the whole guide and have some background knowledge if you want to go into this.

Any feedback and suggestions for the dev would be highly appreciated.

This guide is geared to people that are new to ubuntu but would like to start playing with the internals of their android device and maybe even make themselves a rom,

You can find more information in the guide thread.

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Thanks imabrokendownload for the tip ;)

mytouch4g-t-mobile-phone

Congrats on getting a MyTouch 4G. You probably rooted the device the minute you got it (or the minute root became available). Now, you are left with a very fast device but would like to make it better, load cool stuff, and make it look as coolas it was probably intended. The only issue you come across is the overwhelming amount of material available on xda. Guides, instructions, several videos, etc. Tons of material available, but just scattered all over the place. Worry no more because XDA member rjhay22 has taken the time to put together an amazing guide, which contains instruction sets, links to themes, apps, and much more. On top of that, the dev provided his “personal picks” as well for theming.

As the instructions are rather generic, most of this guide can likely be applied to other Android devices as well. What are you waiting for? Head over to the guide and start customizing your device now. If you have any suggestions, they are more than welcome.

I thought I’d make a list of the threads and the apps commonly used for Customizations and MY FAVORITES for future reference and hope it’ll also help some of you guys who are just starting out  I will be updating the thread as much as I can, and will be highlighting the new additions in GREEN

You can find more information in the collection thread.

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Fix for PSX4Droid Lag Identified

December 28, 2010   By:

psx4droid-setup-ecm-rom-conversion

You may or may not know XDA member zodttd. If you use PSX4Droid (an Playstation 1 emulator for Android), then you owe this dev a thank or two as he is the one that created this app. The emulator runs fantastically well on most devices but it has a problem. As time goes by, performance decreases (you may see FPS drops). After seeing this, zodttd decided to look into the problem and found the culprit coding for this. He has provided his findings as a guide for devs to cook this solution into their kernels and roms.

Please leave some feedback for the dev in case you find some other “oddity” in the code.

Hi,

I am the author of psx4droid. It’s a PSX emulator that uses a dynarec. Due to the nature of this code I can have to invalidate the instruction cache on these Android’s ARM processors. Just like Yong must do in GameBoid.

I noticed performance loss on the Evo 4G, MyTouch 4G and potentially others. As do some people running GameBoid (though this emulator lays heavy on frame limiting as it runs faster than 60 FPS so it’s not noticed as much).

You can find more information in the fix thread.

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Glacier Rooted

About a month ago, we were all overjoyed by the liberation of the Desire family, which led to the almost immediate rooting of the new MyTouch 4G (aka Glacier). The permanent root was what a lot of people were waiting for. However, this can be equated to the device being “on parole”, meaning that it is free, but only to a certain extent. Or at least this was the case until a group of devs did a full S-OFF on the Radio. XDA member grankin01 posted a very detailed guide on how to achieve this. Here is the kicker, this can truly, irreversibly, mess up your device if you are not careful. The benefits for taking the plunge?

  • SuperCID of the device, which basically allows you to flash any carrier’s rom into the device.
  • Sim Unlock the device, which will allow you to use the device on different GSM carriers.
  • Completely turn the radio S-OFF, which is the true (and most important) security flag present in most Android devices.

Feeling adventurous enough? Want to give it a shot? Make sure that you read everything before proceeding.

Ok guys, first of all Scotty2 gets all the credit for the program R&D. I used my device as a test bed and have tried a couple different kernels (Gr8Gorilla’s O/C Kernel and the stock kernel).

Now for the boring stuff …

This is a very invasive way of rooting your device but the benefit is TRUE S=Off and root privileges throughout the system. As such, you do this at your own risk and if you brick your device neither Scotty2 nor myself are responsible, YOU ARE!!! Do this at your own risk!!!

This is not for the faint of heart and if you have any reservations about doing things like this do not do it.

This process will do three things for your device. I will explain them here:

You can find more information in the guide thread.

Thank you Whosdaman for the tip ;)

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Glacier Rooted

It seems that it’s been quite a day for HTC Android devices in XDA. Not 1, 2, but 3 of HTC’s newest devices have been successfully permanently rooted. The latest addition being the MyTouch 4G. According to this guide posted by XDA member grankin01, the root method seems to be rather similar to the one for the G2 and the HD. They all use a temp root (Visionary) by XDA member paulobrien to gain partial access to the device after pushing a few things via adb, the magic gets going.

Needless to say, since this method has been out for only a few hours, expect it to be somewhat dangerous to use it. Having said this, there seems to be very good feedback so far. So, if you are one of the lucky owners of a Glacier, and feel like taking it out for a spin, this may be a good opportunity.

First of all, unforgiven512 deserves most of the credit for this tutorial as all I did was rewrite this tutorial in my own words (while looking at his in another window), edit the kernel module, and paste links to it and the hboot file with this tutorial. Also, thanks to adwinp for the instructions on hexeditting the kernel module to make it work with our devices.

This was a collaborative #g2root effort, primarily involving scotty2, tmzt, IntuitiveNipple but also many others!

Ok, so the usual disclaimers go here:

I am not responsible for your bricked phone or the ignorance that may or may not have caused it based on the fact the you CHOSE to follow these steps. Read through the forums and LEARN before you attempt to flash any device. You have been warned.

You can find more information in the guide thread.

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