egzthunder1 · Apr 11, 2011 at 12:00 am

The Weekly Q&A: Week 32

Ok, it´s time for our weekly Questions and Answers article. We have selected five Q&A found on XDA. Even though some of these might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read.

Q: Would we consider adding a forum for the Transformer? Seems like a lot of potential with that tablet…

A: XDA Admins usually will add the devices based on potential development possibilities as well as popular demand (although not a great contributing factor in the decisions). We are currently in the final steps of determining suitability, but it looks like this will be added soon.

Originally posted in About XDA Developers.

Q: Hi, I new in this so let see.
I have a new T-mobile HD7, and I just updated to NoDo(telstra).
but What I really wanna know is if I can change the Radio to get 3G with orange in Dominican Republic on the 900 band, right now I only get EDGE.

A: Software changes won’t pick up what your phone cannot see. If the phone’s hardware radio cannot see that 3g band, then you won’t be able to use it.

Originally posted in Windows Phone 7 Q&A.

Q: I am sure you have encountered this question several times but I just need to understand if I can install Android system on my HTC Trophy 7, I am hating how microsoft is hounding their users in such stupid way. Please advise.

A: Not possible….yet. But, team from XDA.CN are working on Android ROM currently for HTC HD7. I think that if they make it for HD7, it could be done for all wp7s out there…
Here’s the video about their progress.

Originally posted in Windows Phone 7 Q&A.

Q: Hey all!

Got a quick question for everyone, and I have to apologize for my inexperience-
How does one replace the module files in a Windows Phone 7 ROM? In my current situation, I have an extracted ROM (emulator build) dump, and a modified DLL file through ResHacker. In theory, by replacing this file, I should be able to hack around with some of the images and styles in the OS. If this works on my emulator build, then I’ll feel a little more comfortable about moving on to a real device. (more details on this later)
That aside, with even an unmodified file, I can’t seem to figure out how to replace a module. Using XIPPORT, I can delete modules or “add” modules, but any attempt to do so simply crashes the program and corrupts the ROM.

So, in what ways does one replace a module in a WP7 rom? Any resources would be greatly appreciated  Thanks.

A: you can’t for the time being.

OndraSter and plax are working on a reloc tool (it is almost ready for SIS) but they need to find a way to get it working on XIP .

Originally posted in Windows Phone 7 Chef Central.

Q: Since I have my HTC Desire, I wanted to build a custom ROM, and read a lot about it.

Everything is pretty clear to me, except that I’m not sure about the drivers. I read the wiki of CyanogenMod, which tells you to use a script called ‘extract-files.sh’ to extract appropriate files from your CyanogenMod ROM on your HTC Desire.

Does this script take care of the driver integration? And if not, how can I integrate the drivers to make the hardware work?

A: The ‘extract-files.sh’ and ‘unzip-files.sh’ scripts just copy any needed proprietary files (not necessarily just drivers) from a connected phone or existing ROM to their correct locations before you compile the new ROM. Someone (you?) have to figure out which files are needed and adjust the scripts accordingly. Each device has a different ‘extract-files.sh’ and ‘unzip-files.sh’.

If there is an existing vendor tree for your device or a similar device, I would start there.

Originally posted in Android Chef Central.

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egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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