December 21, 2011 By: Joseph Hindy
Most of the new development on XDA is in the genre of kernels and ROMs but every now and then a gem like this falls into our lap. Everyone meet Fruit Cake Maker. XDA user samcripp has released a tool that will, as he puts it:
allow the user to create a picture perfect .img from your boot and system partition. It will then create an update.zip from it…a self contain ROM, already ready for installation, already inside an update.zip.
What that tells me is that this beast of a tool will take what’s currently on your Motorola Triumph and turn it into a fully functional, fully flashable ROM. That is pure win. If you have a Motorola Triumph, are feeling bold and understand that XDA and samcripp are not responsible for anything bad that happens, then check out the thread for additional details and download links.
For those who aren’t familiar with Fruit Cake Maker, it’s actually a pretty widespread project supporting several other devices. You can check it out here for more details!
If you’ve tried this on other phones or have tried it on the Moto Triumph, take a sec and leave a comment to share your experience.
December 2, 2011 By: orb3000
If you are impressed with the HTC HD2 in terms of the developments that have been possible here at XDA, here’s another case of great development happening on legacy hardware. For those of you too young to remember HTC Universal-in 2005–was the first 3G device ever released with a VGA 3.5″ pivoting screen. It came originally with Windows Mobile 5.0.
Now thanks to the terrific efforts of XDA member notime2d8, and some other members involved, Android arrives with the CyanogenMod 7 for Universals with 128Mb (shame for those with 64Mb). According to Dev, everything is working except for the WiFi and the modem/phone functions.
Originally posted by notime2d8
New Test Build…
I just uploaded a new test image for the 128mb users. It’s the latest cm7 and only needs for the the files to be placed on the root of your memory card. It works ok after it settles and i usually have 51mb of ram free with ~9 to 12mb being used by settings so maybe 63mb free at idle with nothing running.
Everythings working except for the wifi and the modem/phone functions.
The file “sdboot.zip” contains all of the files that need to be placed on the root of your memory card and the folder “sdcard” has each of the individual files.
Continue to ROM post, please read all before proceeding.
It seems the unstoppable HTC HD2 aka Leo keep giving us surprises, and now it takes a giant leap ahead of other devices with hardware acceleration fix. XDA member Ankuch on Android SD and XDA member michie on NAND ROM variant presents this version based on Nexus One’s AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich, and promises that the ROM is even faster than Gingerbread.
By now almost everything is working except for USB Mass Storage and camera but sure following updates will include fixes for that. It is important for developers to know about your feedback, this way all bugs you find can be corrected so please participate.
Originally posted by michie
I compiled a mix between ankuch’s SD build and Tytung’s NAND build, all credits go to them!
I only created this thread because Tytungs thread became messy and my post with the rom will get lost after many replies.
I will update this rom till HW Acc is in his final stage and tytung will release an update inclusing the HW Acc an his new kernel as he he is working on a new kernel with loads of improvements.
Also the nexys build seems to have fixed usb mass storage, you can prob expect this in tytungs new update too.
for Mag and CLK
- Rom is VERY fast, even faster than most gingerbread roms here.
September 23, 2011 By: orb3000
HTC HD2 is still being the device with most operating systems running on it. Even with all the dual core processor devices popping up, the Leo is still a strong contender. This time, XDA member boxmax shows a freshly created ROM based on a Runnymede Build booting on HD2 -SD Version- with modding MixTheme by XDA member MccMjoon76.
Even more, the themes that come along on the original thread are well suited for giving this great UI its final touches.
This build is based on HTC Bliss WWE 1.10.401.0 and has some bugs around but with your feedback, future versions will be improved.
Originally posted by boxmax
1- build : HTC Bliss WWE 1.10.401.0 ( android 2.3.4 SENSE 3.5) .
2- kernel: JW 2.1
3- Working ( Making call,WiFi,Data3g,GPS,USB, Album ,Music player,Leds,SD Card,Gallery New, Camera, youtube , play 720p, camcorder, Add miui Camera ).
4- Not Working ( BT , ,HTC Wall, Skin preview, FM Radio )
5- Deodex ( App & Framework ) + Zipalign ( All .apk ) .
6- Available languages : WWE . Fix Full Arabic very thanks to madmack
7- incloded 1GB DATA.
8- Rooted & Superuser
9- In call volume is Loud
Continue on to the original thread to find more information.
September 14, 2011 By: orb3000
It seems HTC is very active this month as we have seen the announcements regarding several new Android devices such as the Bliss, the Sensation XE (Europe only for now), and Runnymede. Talking about the latter, we have interesting news.
Based on XDA Recognized Developer capychimp´s work, XDA member proxuser presents the first Runnymede Sense 3.5 Android 2.3.5 ROM for the HTC Desire S. This version of Sense 3.5 is different from what we have seen on ROMs based on the Bliss leak, which it was like a transition step into this new Sense.
This version is based on the WWE RUU 0.82.401.1 and just like with any first version, some bugs are expected. Sure we will see more devices with Runnymede ROM´s pop out on the following days.
Originally posted by proxuser
This rom is based on Runnymede WWE ruu
0.82.401.1 android 2.3.5
* Secure sms and block list, trashcan, enable in sms settings
* Keyboard slide in animation
* Crt added
* Added advance power menu
* User apps auto install written by rmk40 readded, known from kingdom
* 3D homescreen option added
* Initial release
Desire HD users have erader fc but we don’t have it. Looking bugfree for now. need testing..
creator of rom: capychimp
Continue on to the Desire S thread.
Continue on to the Desire HD / Inspire 4G ROM thread
A bricked phone. No JTAG. Modify hardware, upload a bootloader, and the phone lives. Pure development.
That’s what I think of the work of AdamOutler and Rebellos to breathe life into dead devices. A couple days ago, WillVerduzco wrote an article on Rebellos’ method of unbricking Hummingbird devices by uploading your very own custom bootloader to your device. A couple weeks ago, AdamOutler asked for help getting the official Samsung bootloader for Galaxy devices. Since then, the two teamed up to put Rebellos’ Resurrection Bootloader on devices modified according to AdamOutler’s UnBrickable Mod.
Now they’re finding the fun doesn’t stop at unbricking phones. They’re flashing bootloaders built for other operating systems. ”I used UnBrickable mod to install Bada OS bootloaders on my Captivate,” AdamOutler says. ”Totally bricked it. Messed up partition tables and everything. It assimilated my Captivate. I used UnBrickable mod to load up a secondary bootloader while holding the key combination, then flashed it.” He goes on, “I was worried for a bit because it would not download, but eventually we got it! It works!”
This means the months of hard work put into this project finally paid off. AdamOutler working on hardware, Rebellos working on software. Once the hardware side of development finished, Rebellos stepped in. ”You see,” AdamOutler says, “Rebellos is a developer working on a port of Android for Bada OS. He’s 18 years old, from Poland, just got his driver’s license, and he’s a badass behind the assembly language console.”
Samsung Galaxy devices normally boot using a primary bootloader to load a secondary bootloader that, in turn, loads the Linux kernel. Rebellos replaced the primary bootloader. That means they should be able to load non-Linux systems, like Windows Phone 7 or iOS. Rebellos says that will take, “tons of work in pure assembler, as they aren’t opensource.” He adds, “I’d say for SGS family you can count on Bada and any opensource OS, like Ubuntu.”
To put it clearly, the work these developers put into this project means the beginning of HD2-like development on any device with a CORTEX-A8 processor in it, including the iPhone 4 and Nexus S. And that’s exactly what AdamOutler and Rebellos plan to do. ”We basically created a whole new system for developers to use for developing and noobs to use for unbricking after playing with the big kids.” Pure development.
The developers are currently looking for bricked and broken CORTEX-A8 phone donations, such as these:
Samsung I9000 SGS
Samsung S8500 Wave
Samsung S8530 Wave II
Samsung SGH-i997 Infuse 4G
Samsung T959 Vibrant
Samsung SGH-T849 Galaxy Tab 7.0 inch
Samsung GT-P1000 Galaxy Tab
Samsung GT-i9010 Girogio Armani Galaxy
Samsung GT-i8350 Omnia 7
Google Nexus S
If you would like to help out with this historical work, please see the development thread.
A few days ago, we learned, thanks to XDA member mmian, that Windows Phone 7 Mango RTM 7720 was available for MS employees. One day later, XDA Retired Moderator itje re-posted the Mango RTM by LongShot442 for everyone who wanted it. This version is now updated with Chevron and more languages including Norwegian. Just be sure that your device is unlocked and supported before proceeding.
The developer mentions that you can’t update to 7720 when coming from DFT 7713 or 7714
Originally posted by itje
Here is the RTM 7720 Mango for your wp7, download link at bottom of this post
Please read post #2 to see how I keep chevron unlock and add my native language to RTM 7720
1. THIS IS NOT A GUIDE ON HOW TO KEEP CHEVRON UNLOCK, THAT IS NOW COVERED (ON A HD7) IN POST #2 IN THIS THREAD. THIS GUIDE IN POST#1 IS JUST A TRANSLATED/EDITED INSTRUCTION FROM THE GERMAN ONE IN THE RAR FILE.
2. THIS UPDATE IS NOT DESIGNED TO BE DEVICE SPESIFIC, SO BUGS BECAUSE OF OUTDATED DRIVERS ETC CAN BE PRESENT. AND YOU MIGHT NOT GET DEVICE SPESIFIC SOFTWARE TO RUN PROPERLY ETC ETC.
3. ITS FINAL MANGO FROM MICROSOFT, BUT CARRIERS/OEM’S NEED TO ADD THEIR “MAGIC” FOR IT TO BE AT IT’S PRIME
4. IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE BASIC OF HOW TO FLASH, THEN YOU NEED TO RETHINK WHAT YOUR DOING, AND READ UP IN THE DEV SECTION OF WP7
I’m quite sure that DFT will soon release a unlocked and ready to flash for all, so there is also the possibility to wait for their release :-p
I just reuploaded and repost here, the file comes from longshot442. Original thread here
I take no responsibility for whatever happens to your device.
August 13, 2011 By: orb3000
Many great news are coming for Windows Phone 7, and we start with a great one coming from XDA member mwang, who is well known for previous multi device Windows Mobile ROM´s.
Mango 7713 Custom ROM for HTC WP7 First Generation devices is the second big step towards customization brought by DarkForces Team. The ROM is already unlocked so you can enjoy installing any applications available for Mango builds, and it´s presented in 22 languages. Supported devices to date are:
- Gold (HTC Pro 7,T7575)
- Mozart (HD3,T8697,T8698,T8699)
- Mondrian (Surround,T8788)
- Spark (Trophy,T8686)
- Schubert (HD7, T9292,T9295,T9296)
The developer warns that this ROM will not update new versions via Zune but they are working on a solution.
Try it out and make sure that you leave some feedback.
Originally posted by mwang
proudly presents Frist Mango 7713 Build Custom ROM for HTC WP7 First Generation
This is 2nd big step to customization ROM for HTC WP7 First Generation devices from DarkForcesTeam.
This is First Custom ROM for all HTC operator devices which support by RSPL/HSPL operator,you can flash any time after you install our RSPL/HSPL.
This release [DFT Freedom ROM] supports 22 languages which is
Continue on to the ROM thread to learn more.
XDA forum member Cyanogen‘s custom ROM CyanogenMod has been a force to be reckoned with since its first appearance on XDA, back in 2009. Since then, Cyanogen’s offerings have evolved not only in version number, but also in the scope of included features. Jump past the break for more. READ ON »
November 9, 2010 By: Captainkrtek
For those with the above mentioned devices and that are fans of HTC’s Sense UI, we will have something to look forward to very soon. The GalaxySense Dev Team comprised of 15 developers have been working for the past few days to bring you Sense on your Galaxy S device. We have just been able to get Sense booting on the Captivate and Vibrant devices and have been working hard at the Epic and Fascinate.
There are still plenty of bugs to work out but we will keep you posted. Development has been going quick, in the past few days we went from black screen to bootloops and finally to a semi-functioning build. Expect to see a beta release in the coming weeks.
To keep in touch with the team go to #TeamGalaxySense on the freenode network or checkout some of the threads for your device.
We look forward to completing this soon!
While the Desire HD ROM port was well received and is now available for many devices, XDA developer m-deejay presents us a port from the Desire Z ROM to the HTC HD2, hot from the oven.
Although many features are the same, the developer states that the ROM is much faster than the Desire HD ROM. Unlike the Desire HD ROM, this ROM also contains a working compass and call menu. One disadvantage of this version is that the camera isn’t working yet. Remember that this is version 1.0, so we expect even better versions coming soon.
Originally posted by m-deejay
Based on Official final ROM Desire Z (Vision) 1.22.405.1
News in 1.0:
First Release / Build
VERY FAST & STABLE! (faster than Desire HD ROM)
Lastest libs from gauner1986
Want to try it out? Continue on to the ROM thread.