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Hi All,

I have been reading that a fully functional Sense rom is not possible, and it is about kernels or such, But I am having trouble understanding the real problem. I tried digging the site for the reason, but searching HTC and Sense in a mobile developer forum hardly filters any entry, so please help me understand.

I am thinking as 3 layered structure, Linux kernel in the middle, drivers at the bottom and AOSP with sense modifications at the top.

The problem I am having is, since the kernel is GPL, how come nobody was able to glue all of them together. I am assuming the top part has some non standart calls/interfaces with the kernel, but it must be open source, so what is the part that makes patching same interfaces/calls to another kernel impossible?

If the calls require driver changes(taking in to account nearly all drivers are proprietary) that means we need same hardware of a sense device, but it possible if hardwares match, right?

The real question, is it not possible technically, too hard to implement practically or just won't worth the effort?
 
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but it possible if hardwares match, right?
There isn't a single HTC device with OMAP4 CPU to my knowledge.

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