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Android port for HTC HD Mini (PHOTON) Frequently Asked Questions
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Credits
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Photon Developers Team
-r0bin-, schlund, munjeni-cardsharing, derefas

MANY THANKS TO:
Cotulla for the first android port
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...Thanks to codiak, tzacapaca and all other members who work and helping the Photon community
note:Android port for Photon is still under development and NOT READY FOR DAILY USE!

General


Q:Is it a ROM? will it remove Winndows Mobile (WM) completely?
A:No this is not a ROM .. so WM won't be affected by it .. and whenever you want to switch back to WM just restart the device. Currently Android is installed by using a clean SD Card, and booted from there.It is booted by running a special application called 'Haret.exe' residing on your SD Card which will terminate the Windows kernel and boot into Android.

Q:Means when I come back to WM I will not notice a difference?
A:In fact, there are two reported issue:
1.After running android, the gps in WM may not work. Solution is : launch Andriod again, go to Settings -> Location, and enable checkbox Use GPS satellites
2.If you lower ringtone volume in Android you will also have lower ringtone in WM(even if it's on maximum)


Q:What version of Android, release is using?
A:Android 2.2

Q:Where can I download latest release?
A:http://code.google.com/p/photon-android/downloads/list

Q:Where can I get instructions on how to install?
A:http://code.google.com/p/photon-andr...ation_Tutorial
or http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1002178

Q:When will we have a full working Android? when will be ready for daily use ?
A:Hard to say ..PLEASE Do not ask such things, because nobody knows, but the project is in progress ...Will be published ...

Q:Is there an porting Android on HTC HD Mini roadmap?
A:NO! Developers working in their spare time, please show some respect! and not bothering them with questions such as: When will be the X sensor designed ... or X bug fixed

Q:What kind of questions can I ask here?
A:Please look around to see if your question has already been asked (and maybe even answered!) before you ask. You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face.

Q:How do I know what has already been asked and answered?
A:How to Search on XDA-Developers? - search using the XDA-Developers Forum built-in Search function, find the search bar and type in your search text, and press Enter.

Q:I'm not a programmer but I want to help .. How can I?
A:Check the developers requests


Installing Android


Q:Haret wont finish loading android ? & My SD Card doesn't seem to work!
A:Most SD Cards are working, but if not, you should try one of these fixes

Fix 1: a)Format your card with this tool http://www.sdcard.org/consumers/formatter/(perform full erase,or full owerwrite)
b)go on "My Computer",right click on card and format it again FAT32

Fix 2: Tell your wife / girlfriend that you are about to make some modifications to her phone... change the ringtone and steal her SD Card to use with Android. She will never discover what you have done.

Fix 3:Buy a new card


Using Android


Q: Where can I report bugs?
A: http://code.google.com/p/photon-android/issues/list

Q:Any other known bugs ?
A:eek:ther known bugs here:http://code.google.com/p/photon-andr...tilest=1073817

Q:I can't wake up my device?
A: Press Volume + and power together. If you can't wake it up just remove the battery

Q:Application "xy" is not responding: Should I click "Force Close" or "Wait" ?
A:Click wait, it COULD be related to the slow speed of the SD Card (for Android's liking) This seems to happen more after bootup or wakeup when the device is busy doing stuff in the background.

Q:I got an error: process com android settings has stopped unexpectedly
A: See Tutorial

Q: How do I overclock?
A: Tutorial click here

Q:How do I migrate my contacts from Windows Mobile?
A: See How to sync WinMo with Google or you can also use SPB Migration Tool

Q:How do I prevent clock drift?
A:To alleviate this, download ClockSync from the Andriod Market. An hourly synchronization setting is recommended.

Q:What is ADB / How-To ADB
A: ADB = Android Debugging Bridge. Official Google ADB Page It also kinda works like USB Mass Storage using a Windows app called Droid Explorer.

Q:How to expand the size of data.ext2
A:There are two procedures described :
1.Click here if you doing a new "installation"
2.Click here if you want to keep your user data
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How to change GPS zone for faster GPS: Tutorial
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Customizing/Modding
Overclock / Dual Boot / Bootanimation
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LONG PRESSING HOME BUTTON opens a TAB that show all Apps are open, so you can switch between them
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How to increase battery life
Turn off wireless functions such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and data connection when you’re not using them
Use only GSM networks.
Do not use GPS satellites to determine your GPS location.
Lower the screen brightness.
Switch off screen animations.
(Batteries gradually lose storage capacity over time. Consider replacing your battery after 1 year, or if you notice that the battery life is decreasing)

Checking the power usage of applications
Press HOME > MENU, and then tap Settings.
Scroll down the screen, and then tap About phone > Battery > Battery use.

Great tips to read [Howto]Tips n tricks for better battery life
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Glossar
Froyo (frozen yogurt) Google's name for Android 2.2
Cyanogenmod customized firmware release based on Android - it offers extra features
HARET(Handhelds Reverse Engineering Tool)application that serves as a Android boot loader
Initrd.gz initial RAM disk
data.ext2 Second partition with format ext2 (file system for the Linux kernel) includes all user data
zImage kernel image (the z means it is compressed). It contains most of the drivers.Some drivers go external via Linux kernel modules (.ko files)
kernel The kernel is the central component of operating system it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel's responsibilities include managing the system's resources - the communication between hardware and software components
spl Secondary Program Loader. same as bios on a PC. (it sets where your system boots from, intialises sub system process etc)
sspl soft spl - allows you to flash another spl
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ok then i wont post the faq ive already written then, i was just awaiting mods response as i said in my thread, lol, thanks
 
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why should not it perhaps better than this, if so I'll ask a mod. to erase this thread
no mine was almost exactly the same, lol
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Ok guys! Now we have the Faq thread for our Android Mini and thats really cool but i think people still ask their questions on the other threads.... xD

What's wrong with these people ???
Phones & Tablets:

HTC HD mini - Photonic CM 7.2 by schlund

HTC Desire - PARANOIDANDROID by WoH

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Ok guys! Now we have the Faq thread for our Android Mini and thats really cool but i think people still ask their questions on the other threads.... xD

What's wrong with these people ???
Thats why i asked mod for a q&a sub-forum but i haven't got a reply yet, do you think i should pm admin to ask?
 
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I have not seen the last few days, someone asks something that is written in the FAQ, and if I see someone, then I will tell him maybe in the replication or through PM and ask him nicely in a friendly way, to read the FAQ. That's my plan!

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ok then i will tell people to see the faq thread first before asking something...we may win! :P
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HTC Desire - PARANOIDANDROID by WoH

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Ok guys! Now we have the Faq thread for our Android Mini and thats really cool but i think people still ask their questions on the other threads.... xD

What's wrong with these people ???
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