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14th April 2012, 05:59 PM   |  #264  
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Froyo 2.2.2
INSTRUCTIONS ARE DEPRECATED [A GINGERBREAD UPDATE WILL BE RELEASED SOON PLEASE AVOID]

An update package is included (its designed for Windows but if your familiar with fastboot just follow what the bat files do after getting fastboot for your platform.) If your device doesn't boot for some reason restore the back up you made your data should be restored. By flashing the update.zip in this package you are formatting your data partition (so you will have to reinstall applications if the update is successful). You can get the update package at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/71594697/Update%20Package.zip its about 125 mb. Please use instructions from the forum the instructions in the zip are older. Make sure you also read the notes below before installing.

Backing up
1) Power off your device (do not plug in to the USB port on your computer)
2) Hold Q and the Power button (if anything appears on your screen back to step 1)
3) Plug your device into your USB port
4) Run InstallBackupRecovery.bat in the install package.
5) Unplug your device (remove the battery, hold power and re-insert the battery)
6) Hold the volume down and power (it should boot into recovery). If it doesn't
the power off device and try again.
7) Once in recovery use left button on keypad to move selections and power to select an entry.
If you get select the wrong menu remove battery and enter recovery again.
8) Select Backup and restore
9) Select backup (allow it to complete)
10) Select power off from the menu to shut down. After a couple of seconds remove
the battery, hold power and re-insert the battery to avoid booting into recovery.


Restoring (incase something goes wrong)
1) Power off your device (do not plug in to the USB port on your computer)
2) Hold Q and the Power button (if anything appears on your screen back to step 1)
3) Plug your device into your USB port
4) Run InstallBackupRecovery.bat in the install package.
5) Unplug your device (and remove the battery, hold power and re-insert the battery)
6) Hold the volume down and power (it should boot into recovery). If it doesn't
the power off device and try again.
7) Once in recovery use left button on keypad to move selections and power to select an entry.
If you get select the wrong menu remove battery and enter recovery again.
8) Select Backup and restore
9) Select restore
10) Pick the back up you had made earlier based on the date.
11) Select power off from the menu to shut down.After a couple of seconds remove
the battery, hold power and re-insert the battery to avoid booting into recovery.


Upgrading to Froyo
1) Make sure you have made a back up (its easy and it only takes a minute or two)
2) Copy update.zip on to your sdcard (do not extract)
3) Power off your device (do not plug in to the USB port on your computer)
4) Hold Q and the Power button (if anything appears on your screen back to step 2)
5) Run InstallUpdateRecovery.bat in the install package.
6) Unplug your device (remove the battery, hold power and re-insert the battery)
7) Hold the volume down and power (it should boot into recovery). If it doesn't
the power off device and try again.
8) Once in recovery use left button on keypad to move selections and power to select an entry.
If you get select the wrong menu remove battery and enter recovery again.
9) Select Apply update.zip from the menu
10) Select power off from the menu to shut down. After a couple of seconds remove
the battery, hold power and re-insert the battery to avoid booting into recovery.
10a) Install latest update from: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=279
11) Power on and welcome to Froyo
12) Wait for touchscreen calibration to come up. Follow instructions. Once finished menu to exit.
If your touches do not register at ANY point then see CalibrationPoints.png in package and touch approximately on your screen based on these points.
If you run into this please tell me (I can tweak the TSCalibration app to be smarter with a bit of work.)
13) Touch the android icon and skip creating an account (there is a bug in the wizard so your just avoiding it)
14) Setup everything at this point if necessary re-calibrated your screen via TS Calibration in the menu
15) Install your favorites launcher (Zeam runs great) and keyboard since no keyboard is installed.


Notes
- No keyboard is included so use the hardware keyboard and install your favorite via the market.
- The kernel has been updated based off nobodyAtall's work to help port froyo / gingerbread specific features. Other things are specific to this device (Kernel source: https://github.com/Idontknow186/Alcatel-OT980-Kernel)
- Busybox is pre-installed to make things easier if you need to adb on to the device
- All hardware should work if something is broken please tell me. For tethering install your favourite solution from the market (tunnelling support should be compiled in if it isn't yell at me :P).
- The default launcher sucks so please replace it for the best experience.
- The ROM is rooted for your already.
- Battery life seems to be better then typically what you get on stock.
- Calibration data can be cleared by deleting /data/data/touchscreen*/files/* [path might be wrong will check later] or formatting the data partition (if you need a update.zip to clear calibration please tell me).
- Please report any bugs I'll issue delta updates to fix them (preferably with reproduction steps)
- Whats next? Probably GB or ICS :P
Last edited by Idontknow186; 25th April 2012 at 04:57 AM. Reason: kernel source link
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