[F.A.Q.] Android for HTC HD Mini
Android port for HTC HD Mini (PHOTON) Frequently Asked Questions
Photon Developers Team
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MANY THANKS TO:
Cotulla for the first android port
...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!
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?
Q:Where can I download latest release?
Q:Where can I get instructions on how to install?
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
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
Q: Where can I report bugs?
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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