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Posts Tagged: HTC Vogue

Vogue

We have seen some rather good devices that just flat out refuse to drop from grace in the past, but the HTC Vogue has to be the toughest cookie out there. XDA member dzo has made the first official port of Gingerbread onto the HTC Vogue. This little device has nearly bug free ports of every Android OS that has come out to date and it seems that with a few exceptions like GPS and ability to shoot video, this device is fully functional (yes, even the camera).

The dev mentioned that this is just a simple build and that he, as usual, is just putting his efforts out in the open for other chefs to have a chance to play with this new delicious treat. Speeds have been reported to be similar to Froyo builds, so if you feel adventurous…. give it a shot.

I’ve built the Gingerbread AOSP release for Vogue and a system image is here:
It’s not perfect yet and as you know I don’t have a connected vogue any more but it should be good as a base for other roms and for testing.

The camera now works and the dialler and other activities should fit better.

Happy xmas.

You can find more information in the port thread.

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atools

There are many parts in an Android rom port package. You have to make sure that everything is properly set up or you will end up with a non booting rom. With this in mind, XDA member l1q1d has taken on the task to make a one stop application to help you prep everything in your zImage, default, and even your nbh prior to flashing. The best part is that it is written in Python, which makes it unique due to cross platform compatibility (Mac, Linux, or Windows).

If you feel the need to modify the rom to suit your needs, take the app out for a spin and make sure that you report any bugs back to the dev.

This is a preliminary release of atools. With this application you can:

  • download and edit latest nbh
  • download latest zImage and configure your default.txt
  • Install system, install updates, backup data, backup system, clean data, partition sd card (only if there is only fat32 partition on it)
  • Change keymapping for vogue/Polaris/kaiser (still on develop)

And much more

THIS IS AN ALPHA RELEASE AND I NEED HELP TO FINISH CODE AND WRITE GUIDES.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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NBH Editor Updated to Version 4.0

September 1, 2010   By:

NBH Editor2

A while back, we posted an article that talked about an application for putting your personal touch on the Android NBH files prior to flashing. This was created by XDA member loserskater and since then, he has released a few updates with the latest being 4.0. Aside from the list of updates that he has implemented over the last few months, this latest incarnation of the program was completely re-written using Python, which according to the dev, should make the app much better regardless of the system being used.

The dev mentions that he is looking for feedback, so make sure that you drop by the thread and leave some feedback.

Updates:
(8-29-10)4.0
Thanks to l1q1d for lighting the fire and doing the initial coding.
Converted everything over to python which means that it should run on all systems a LOT better.

(8-25-10)3.6.5
Kaiser users: Added ability to set ‘/sys/module/board_kaiser_battery/parameters/battery_capacity’ manually instead of calculating it from the mAh.

(8-19-10)3.6.4
Hopefully fixed Ubuntu and Mac problems.
– Need separate files because the “reading” system wasn’t working correctly.
– It will now set everything as defaults when opening any file.
– I’ll try to make this work better, but for now it at least opens.
Now made it unable to overwrite the file you’re opening. This will prevent errors on save that some people are experiencing.

(8-1-10)3.6.3
Changed Kaiser battery settings again. Still use the mAh on the battery.
Hopefully it should be reading it better now.

(7-31-10)3.6.2
Altered battery setting for Kaiser.
-Now uses (value * 1.6) instead of just the value.
-Will hopefully have better battery readings.
(Not sure if this is the correct formula so let me know. Always taking input from others experiences)

You can find more information in the program thread.

incubus

After a period of hiatus, an update for the Android port for Vogue/Kaiser/Polaris made by XDA member incubus26jc has just been released. As with every version of this port, the update brings a myriad of updates and fixes as well as the usual smoothness, stability, and speed that you can only expect in these ports. RLS13 features the boot image of the Droid eye, but with a twist… incubus26jc has rendered it green, so while it looks different than usual, it goes very well with the rest of the theme that he used for it. If you have one of the aforementioned devices and are itching to use Android, give it a go.

RLS13 Features

  • Updated To Latest Build From DZO and Kalt_kaffe (2010-08-17) Most of these changes below are from Them
  • Fixed Cell Tower Location on GSM Phones
  • Added MDPI Graphics To Some Google Apps
  • Better GSM Signal Reporting
  • Fix For Default Network Switching
  • Working SuperUser Permissions
  • Screen Rotation off By Default (Still need to turn off in Launcher Pro)
  • Updated Launcher Pro to 0.7.5.1
  • Updated All Other Market Apps
  • Parts of Darkstar Theme Removed until it Functions Properly
  • Added “cm6″ as an option in market.sh.
  • Updated Google Apps Brut
  • Updated Genie Widget and Gmail
  • Updated Voice Search (Open Tutorial in Landscape to get past it)
  • Added Battery Percentage App
  • More I Cant Think Of At The Moment

You can find more information in the port thread.

Schermata 2010-07-03 a 13.09.59

Good news for users of Vogue, Kaiser, and Polaris users who are constantly updating their Android roms. XDA member l1q1d has recently come up with a boot script generator. In case you are not familiar with this, in order to install or update a build for the Android port for these devices, you must go through a special loader which runs with HaReT (normally accessed by pressing the “Enter” button on the device). This brings up a set of commands, such as “install system”, “update system”, and “clear data”. This is necessary whether the OS is being installed via SD card or directly in NAND, and it takes a little while to get the system “ready” for the first run. By using this tool, all the aforementioned can be avoided, saving you quite a bit of time in the process.

Hi to all, i made a python program that help user to install/update the system.
With this program you can stop using the android boot menu, you can put all in the script.

I compile the latest dzo kernel with a modded initrd.

No more press d-pad or volume up
No more install procedure

cross platform and only python is needed

While this application is not complex to use, some knowledge regarding this port is highly recommended. The dev has even placed a few links to useful threads for a quick read.

You can find more information in the application thread.

Vogue

We have featured the Android port for the HTC Vogue in many occasions. While the Vogue is an old phone, with no wifi capability, and quickly dying and being replaced by newer devices, it is a fantastic device that offers very good performance and specs in a stylish and very portable package. One of the best features currently available for this device is its capability to run quasi-perfect ports of every Android build available, even Froyo.

These devices have every feature functional on most roms, including:

  • Can be flashed to NAND (wiping out WM in the process);
  • Camera;
  • BT;
  • EVDO;
  • Market;
  • GPS;
  • Great battery life;
  • etc.

One of the biggest nuances that plagues the Vogue is its lack of Wifi, which makes it incredibly complex to do basic things such as syncing contacts with your Google account, access the Market, or even access the web altogether. This is particularly true for people on certain carriers (like MetroPCS or Boost Mobile) and for those without data plans on the larger carriers.

There are ways to do everything that was stated above via PC, but the information is scattered around many different sources on the net. Having this in mind, XDA member th3lolz compiled a very comprehensive guide that deals with most common issues for Vogue owners on Android. This information can be used to get the most out of this fantastic OS, while using the Vogue. Be advised that, even though the guide is very thorough and complete, you will still need to have some basic understanding of certain things like adb commands.

Since Android is such a ‘cloud’ oriented OS, it can be quite difficult to make it useful for those without a data plan. This was formerly a non-issue, as Android devices were not available without both a data plan and wifi, but android on the Vogue changes this. There are a select few who will stick to the Vogue for the foreseeable future since it was one of the last decent smartphones to be available without a data plan (at least on Verizon). Some of these tips are pretty self-explanatory (especially the Other Tips section) I just noted them to create a complete resource, since I know the frustration of trying to find all of this information.

You can find more information in the guide thread.

Screenshot-NBH Creator

XDA member mnjm9b brings us a nice little tool that will allow us to put our own roms together for the Android port for the HTC Vogue. The tool can also be used by the HTC Kaiser and the Polaris as well since they share the same ports. The utility is for Ubuntu but the dev says that it may work for other Linux distros as well. You need to have the zImage that you want to flash onto the device. It is really a simple utility to use and can help aspiring cooks to compile their builds in a seamless manner.

NBHCreator v 0.2b

NBHCreator makes the nbh file for flashing android to nand.

This utility works for Vogue, Polaris and Kaiser.

Prerequisites:
1. you need to be running Ubuntu (other Debian distros may work, give it a try)
NBHCreator v2.0 will be cross-platform
2. you need to have wine installed ( I am using v1.1.42)

You can find more information in the application thread.

incu

You may remember a few days ago that we posted an article about Froyo having been successfully ported to the HTC Vogue. Well, thanks to the constant efforts by our devs and testers the kinks have been mostly worked out and everything in the latest build is fully functional. By everything, we do mean everything (GPS, BT, Camera, Voice Search, etc). The build, developed by XDA members dzo and incubus26jc, is really fast and rather stable as well, very much suitable for daily use. So, if you have a Vogue and want the absolute latest in Android development, be sure to check RLS 5 out.

This build used to be more customized by me but as time goes on and DZO keeps releasing better builds with more features, It has become less of anything custom by me. So I changed the thread to his name because its his and he deserves the credit for everything. I appreciate all of your guys testing throughout this process and I will keep updating the thread with his builds. Thanks DZO for this wonderful build.

You will need the latest Eclair Kernel For this build.

THIS BUILD IS NOW ODEXED AND JUST A BASE BUILD WITH OPTIONAL APPS/WIDGETS ADDONS

You can find more information in the rom thread.

incu

You may remember an article which talks about Froyo being successfully ported to the Vogue by XDA member dzo (in case you don’t, here is the link). The build was plain and without the usual amount of stuff that we are used to seeing in our devices, but it was Froyo nevertheless. Seeing this, XDA member incubus26jc, who is responsible for bringing us many other Android builds and tools for the Vogue, has released the first “loaded” release of Froyo for the device. As previously pointed out, there are several things that are still not functional (like the camera, BT, or GPS), but it seems that the device can make and receive calls among other features that may make it good enough for daily use. The dev also mentioned that RLS2 will be up soon, which will include a third party app for the camera.

This is DZO’s work. I cant really take Credit for it. I just added some goodies and modifications to make this a little better and faster.
Thanks to DZO for everything and also allowing me to use his build as a base. Without him, This version of android would not be possible.
If he adds anymore fixes to his build, I will update accordingly

You will need the latest Eclair Kernel For this build.

RLS1 Features

  • Added Google Apps
  • Added Market
  • Added Launcher Pro and ADW Launcher (much better performance. I think Launcher Pro Is Superior)
  • Added Setup Wizard
  • Added Lockscreen
  • Added Nice Keyboard
  • Added Fancy Widget
  • Added Youtube
  • Added Rogue Tools
  • Added Astro File Explorer
  • More I cant think of

You can find more information on the rom thread.

Froyo Ported to HTC Vogue

June 25, 2010   By:

htc_vogue

Although, it is only in very early stages of development, XDA member dzo is in the process of porting the latest Android OS to the Vogue. Based on the AOSP released by Google, he has managed to get a booting version for the Vogue. The build is still not complete and many features needed for everyday use are probably not functional. However, this is a huge step in the life of a device which simply refuses to die.

I’ve been having a look at Froyo and have built a very basic install image.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/and…o.tgz/download

All I did was compile the latest aosp master branch and add the ril. Audio compiles (after a few changes) but doesn’t work yet. HW3D works and the network probably works too. Calls and sms should probably work but it’s not really ready for use yet. This is a very minimal image without any google apps just to show that it works.

You will need the 320×240 eclair kernel from today to test this because it does some new things with the 2D graphics driver.

You can find more information in the port thread.

Debian Running on the Vogue

June 16, 2010   By:

Vogue

The Vogue has been a device gifted with more lives than a cat. Not only it is the bed for some of the best Android ports available for WM, but as of recently, it can also load some Linux distros. In this case, XDA member gTan64 has been successfully running Debian in his Vogue for some time and decided to share the instructions to do this. Unfortunately, this is not a simple click and run kind of procedure, and you need to make sure that you have some knowledge of Linux prior to going into this. However, the guide is very well laid out and the thread is located in a section supported by many devs who are very proficient in this area. As with any of these ports, there are bugs expected so be prepared.

I’ve been running Debian natively from my SD card for a while, so I decided I’d share the [relatively easy] instructions. First, though, here’s the status of the hardware support..

If you’re willing to wait indefinitely for those things to be fixed (or if you don’t care), all you need is a Debian chroot on an EXT2-formatted SD card and my special NBH. The NAND should also work*, but Debian probably wouldn’t fit on it. These instructions should also work for Ubuntu, Gentoo, FSO/OpenMoko, Angstrom, ARMedSlack, Fedora, or what have you – the only requirements are ARMv6 or lower and a semi-standard root filesystem layout (i.e. /sbin/init).

You can find more information and the full guide on the original thread.

NBH Editor

Customization has always been the name of the game when it comes to rom development. In this case, XDA member loserskater brings is his tool called “Loser’s NBH Editor v3.0″, which as its name states, allows anyone to edit certain aspects of the Android NBH file. This allows for customization of settings and programs, so that a user is up and running with their favorite settings right after flashing. This app is designed to work for the Android NBH files for the Vogue.

The Important Stuff:
You need to use DZO’s NBHs from
HIS SITE.
Just download any one for your phone and open up the Editor.
In the future you’ll hopefully only see one NBH for each device, and maybe just one for all devices when we get to that point.

This hasn’t been tested thoroughly so there might still be some issues. I haven’t had any problems using it, but that doesn’t mean it’s bug free.
You can find more information in the application thread.

HomeScreen1

As the new Android device owners are eagerly awaiting the official release of Froyo, us with ported versions of Android on WM devices can only hope for improvements over existing ports (for now). XDA member myn, who is the creator of the Myn’s Warm Donut series of roms for the HTC Vogue, Kaiser, and Polaris has just released the second beta of his latest creation, which he called Myn’s Warm Eclair. As with most of his releases, the rom is still in development stage but is packed with tons of features, stability, and speed. Moreover, thanks to the NAND method, you can completely wipe out WM to have a “true” Android device. Although, it still gives you the ability to run from the SD card.

The Cream Filling:

  • Some of the features in Beta 2 (06-02-2010) include:

    • A ton of new performance enhancements and tweaks.
    • Faster application load times
    • Fixed force/close bug when clicking on contact picture
    • Added Facebook sync support (Thanks Aqtrans)
    • Removed NavLauncher as it is now obsolete
    • Fixed in call dialer not rendering correctly in 240×320 (Thanks Alexander-Vogt1)
    • Updated Astro File Manager
    • Updated LauncherPro
    • Quick uninstall feature, Just drag app icon over the launcher icon and hold it until you see the uninstall message.
    • Increased the speed of the animation when opening the app drawer
    • Data roaming disabled by default now
    • Some minor framework theme tweaks


You can find more information in the rom thread.

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