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[GINGERBREAD] Android 2.3 port from SDK for hero.

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By tenfar, Retired Recognized Developer on 7th December 2010, 09:04 AM
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HI all,

just do a quick can run android 2.3 GINGERBREAD on your Hero now.
but with many many not working hardware.

you can use this as a demo to exprence the UI improvement on android 2.3

the screenshot is in Chinese but the ROM is full language.

not working:
almost all...what a pitty...
but i will do my best to make it work.

hope your guys like it.

Originally Posted by shaverdoff
some people of friendly site try to flash this rom and have error.. question to author of topic - how you flash it on you device? via m-recovery 162?
I am too lazy to sign the zip file. please sign it before you flash other way you can use ClockWorkMod recovery to flash this pacakge .ClockworkMod Recovery will not verify the signature.

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7th December 2010, 09:19 AM |#2  
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Thanks Tenfar but my Chinese isn't good enough to sign up and it seems a bit too much effort to learn for a incomplete taster. Looks interesting though.
7th December 2010, 09:35 AM |#3  
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hi there!
Gingerbread with flykernel
I recon that if vanila roms had all hardware operational, perhaps with gingerbread it will be the same.
With regards
7th December 2010, 09:54 AM |#4  
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flash or not to flash... that is the question! haha
7th December 2010, 09:58 AM |#5  
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Awesome! Too bad it's in chinese. But I'll consider flashing it to have a look.
7th December 2010, 09:59 AM |#6  
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Ill definitely flash just not now. At college with 10% battery left :P why do all the good things happen when I'm stuck here :P

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7th December 2010, 10:00 AM |#7  
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I can try and get the English one posted up, but it's not gonna be supported or likely ever updated. More something to look at, gaze at, and uninstall
7th December 2010, 11:34 AM |#8  
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google translate will help
7th December 2010, 11:47 AM |#9  
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To be honest, as nice as it is to see gingerbread running as a proof of concept, I am not sure anyone will bother completing the port.

Don't take this as an attack on the devs, who have done a miraculous job of keeping the Hero relevant in a world of 3.7"+ screens and 1GHz processors. The Hero is just getting too long in the tooth now, and the hardware was very quickly outdated. Most of the people who bought one when it came out will be nearing the end of their contracts (mine is up next March) and I can't see it surviving as long as the G1 did simply because the hardware didn't rely on locked down proprietary drivers like the Hero does.

It was quickly ignored by HTC and superseded by devices of the Nexus spec, and I can't see it being able to cope much longer. It would be a really nice swan song for it to get 2.3 though, nice way to draw a line under it development. I hope someone proves me wrong and there are still talented devs with Hero's as daily devices, but as far as I can tell most of them (if not all) have moved on to bigger and better devices, and who can blame them?

EDIT: I will look at using the framework-res to create a theme for our hero's so we can at least pretend we have Gingerbread
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7th December 2010, 12:05 PM |#10  
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im pretty damn positive someone WILL make a decent port of Gingerbread.

Only a mater of time... lol
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