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Touch Pro Gets the Gingerbread Treatment.
While not really a part of the XDANDROID project, it is good to see that Android ports for the TP and the Diamond have not stopped. XDA member e334 points us to a thread by Neopeek, who apparently has managed to get a working port of Gingerbread for the Diamond. Needless to say that the title of the thread is pretty self explanatory and the rom is in alpha stage, so it is expected to have plenty of bugs. However, the dev states that many of the necessary functions (like wifi, voice calls, and more) are functional, so it mae only be a matter of ironing the bugs a bit here and there.
If you do decide to have a piece of this OS in your device, make sure that you leave some feedback behind.
Before continuing be aware of: This is an Alpha release and now it seems usable (on my HTC Diamond it is!)! So before you do anything I suggest you to make a backup of your data / files! So read everything careful now :
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