One of the newest AOSP kangs making its way around the forums has become pretty popular. Known as PACman, it’s already been released for a number of devices. As it is a combination of a number of already available AOSP ROMs, users can expect its spread to continue. It is now available for the MyTouch 4G Slide.
As with the others released in the series, users can expect the best of CyanogenMod, AOKP, and ParanoidAndroid in this ROM. XDA Senior Member mattlowry released the ROM, and it’s pretty complete. There are no outstanding issues reported thus far, and users agree that it’s a pretty stable and solid ROM. Of course, that doesn’t mean that there are no issues—just that there are no big ones.
In addition, mattlowry has also added a number of useful tips and a FAQ for users new to the PACman experience. This includes which ROM settings control which things, and how to use ParanoidAndroid settings to change things like Global and SystemUI Density. Lastly, included are tutorials on how to grab dmesg, logcat, and how to find wake locks. So along with a full ROM experience, are full instructions on how to use it and how to report bugs.
For more information, go to the original thread.
June 7, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
Not too long ago, we brought you news of an all in one tool kit for a variety of devices that delivered permanent root, unlocked the bootloader, installed a custom recovery, and batched installed apk files. There was, however, one thing missing—S-Off. At the time of its release, S-Off was still a dream for many of these devices, but it has since become a reality. HTC Amaze 4G, Vivid, Rezound and MyTouch 4G Slide owners can now enjoy S-Off easily thanks to a new tool kit.
XDA Recognized Developer hasoon2000 has released another decent sized batch of tool kits for HTC devices with the sole purpose of obtaining S-Off easily on the aforementioned HTC devices. Of course, from there you can use the all-in-one tool kits for just about anything else. The tool kits are easy to use. Users simply open up the interface, and are given all the tools needed to make a successful hack. The features include:
- Links to a video and instructions to prepare you to S-Off your device
- HTC Drivers
- Command to flash an HBOOT of your choosing (Be sure you know what you are doing!)
- Command to flash a Recovery of your choosing
Of course, this is all based on the brilliance that is Juopunutbear, and all proper credit is given. Head over to the appropriate thread to get started:
February 9, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
Getting what is on your Android device screen onto your HD television is one of the more underrated features out there. The capacity to watch videos, play games, etc on a screen bigger than your device is truly unique and cool but for some devices, it’s harder, if not impossible, to do.
The process, as noted, is very simple:
1. Download the flashable, install from your Recovery.
2. Install Terminal Emulator
3. Plug in your Jack-AVC composite cable to your TV properly. Then plug in your cable to the phone’s jack.
4. Start Terminal Emulator,
5. and according to your tv standards type in one of the appropiate command:
It will ask for Root permissions. Grant it!
Will start soon. Enjoy!
The TV types supported are PAL, NTSC, PAL-N and PAL-M and you simply need to type in the corresponding command. Once entered, you’re all done and your MyTouch 4g Slide will be streaming directly to the TV.
For anyone who wants to try it, you can find the download links, TV type commands, screen shots and additional information, you can find all that and more in the original thread.
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.
I made a mistake. A few days ago I reported that, with a slew of new kernel source codes posted on HTCdev, HTC is now GPL compliant. That wasn’t true. I found out after saying it again on XDA TV. On Twitter, @gu1dry said,
That was true. Somehow, I overlooked the HTC Kingdom (HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Hero S) when making my list of HTC’s non-GPL-compliant devices.
I don’t like being wrong. And it looks like HTC doesn’t like it when I’m wrong, either. Things get messy, or something. So HTC fast-tracked the release of the Kingdom kernel source code. It’s available on the HTCdev website. So now, HTC is mostly GPL-compliant.
I was also reminded of the fact that GPL compliance means making an Android kernel source code available as soon as the Android device releases. HTC has yet to do that. Once they get a system in place to make that happen, they’ll be GPL-compliant. I’m sure that with all the recent successes at HTCDev, we’ll see this soon. Looking forward to it. For now, being up to date with all the Android devices on shelves is definitely a victory for everyone.