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I didn't try to do it. I am quite thanks with the phone for the moment. Which is the advantage of having it? (clockworkmod)
 
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Did you manage to install clockworkmod? I have not been able to - getting China Unicom start up screen with a padlock sign (I have unlocked and rooted).

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I v got mine also unlocked and rooted, installed google play. Did you use Gmail application from google? I have problem with this because it does not synchronize, i have to manualy press to sync. I go into settings in gmail and set to synchronize 30 day and try to turn on the synchronization but it always go to accounts but there is no option to add my gmail addres to sync. Any ideas?

Second thing how to disable charging animation when phone is on and connected to charger?
 
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Hi
I v got mine also unlocked and rooted, installed google play. Did you use Gmail application from google? I have problem with this because it does not synchronize, i have to manualy press to sync. I go into settings in gmail and set to synchronize 30 day and try to turn on the synchronization but it always go to accounts but there is no option to add my gmail addres to sync. Any ideas?

I have the same problem, I also can't figure out how to keep my contacts sync'ed with google contacts. The event seems to happen in random since I can't add google account in [Accounts and Sync settings].

The HTC One SU (t528w) is a great device I'm loving it but the problems due to not finding enough resources is depressing. For example I still have to deal with chinese language in some apps like HTC Market place and Contacts location while I don't have any option to change it.

I managed to unlock, root and install CWM Recovery for it. If someone is looking for CWM Recovery image I can provide it for you, it's also available on: bbs.xda.cn/thread-11231481-1-1.html (I can't understand chinese but I managed to register, reply and download it).

If anyone can help me on how to fix Accounts and Sync, or how to install another compatible ROM which is not Chinese please let me know or point me on where to do it.
 
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I have the same problem, I also can't figure out how to keep my contacts sync'ed with google contacts. The event seems to happen in random since I can't add google account in [Accounts and Sync settings].

The HTC One SU (t528w) is a great device I'm loving it but the problems due to not finding enough resources is depressing. For example I still have to deal with chinese language in some apps like HTC Market place and Contacts location while I don't have any option to change it.

I managed to unlock, root and install CWM Recovery for it. If someone is looking for CWM Recovery image I can provide it for you, it's also available on: bbs.xda.cn/thread-11231481-1-1.html (I can't understand chinese but I managed to register, reply and download it).

If anyone can help me on how to fix Accounts and Sync, or how to install another compatible ROM which is not Chinese please let me know or point me on where to do it.

I just figured out how to fix the sync problems, here's the way:

1- First you must be sure to install full gapps including gmail, google+ and make sure they work.
2- Edit this file /data/system/sync/accounts.xml and find the line which includes: authority="gmail-ls" enabled="false" and change the enabled to "true".
3- You can change the enabled for other accounts/types as well if you want.
4- You can also change the sync timer in <periodicSync period=".." in seconds.
5- Restart the device
 
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Default Another newbie w/ HTC One SU but need Google

Hi guys,

I'm embarassed to admit that I bought this dual SIM phone (1/2 price of Glaxay dual SIM) and didn't even consider the "can't use Google Apps on Android in China b.s.". I know, smart move on my part. Now I'm in the same boat as others on here, trying to figure out how to (i) get Google Apps installed and (ii) getting the extra Chinese stuff off.

Below is some info I've found for what it's worth....

I saw this company is offering to sell the phone already configured the way I need it, but unfortunately too late for me since I already bought it: [Making the newbie remove the link to etotalk]

I did a little research to see if this phone is really a rename of another HTC phone that has other "MOD ROMs" already available out there. (QUESTION -- To be honest I don't know what needs to match: another dual SIM, or the radios, or other hardware spec (screen etc..) -- I just don't know what needs to "match" for a MOD ROM to work right.)

My first guess is the closest HTC device is HTC Desire SV [making newvbie remove link to SV specs on HTC's www website]
If so, then CyanogenMod has the “saga” for HTC Desire S [making newbie remove link] QUESTION -- Will a "non" dual SIM ROM work in a dual SIM phone (is the dual SIM a "base" Android function, or have to be in the special MOD?

There are MOD ROMs from CyanogenMod for One S ("ville) and One X ("endeavoru") -- But I know these are more "different" from the One SU than the Desire SV is.

There are MOD ROMs from Viper for One S and Desire

Appreciate any guidance.

Thanks.
 
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For me it was quite simple in installing google play. I had an Desire S (sold now) and I made a backup of all the applications and services. Then, with Backup & Restore I restored the services needed on t528w. Everything went fine. With synchronizing Gmail it was same problem, too, but I really don't know how I fixed it. Sometime I still receive an error that the process google.partner (I guess) is not able to do something.
 
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I just figured out how to fix the sync problems, here's the way:

1- First you must be sure to install full gapps including gmail, google+ and make sure they work.
2- Edit this file /data/system/sync/accounts.xml and find the line which includes: authority="gmail-ls" enabled="false" and change the enabled to "true".
3- You can change the enabled for other accounts/types as well if you want.
4- You can also change the sync timer in <periodicSync period=".." in seconds.
5- Restart the device
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This does not work for me. I have edit accounts.xml with root explorer and save changes, but after restart the file is changed to original version and state "false" in gmail-ls. Installed most of google apps, maps, gmail, g+.
 
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I was thinking almost the same approach and I also found that Desire SV is so close to it more than others but I couldn't find the right build to try it, because I'm not sure Desire S would be the same. However I might give it a try when I've time. If you did before me please let me know about the results.

In regards to Google Apps, it's easy to install them if you have rooted, as you can see in my next post.

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Hi guys,

I'm embarassed to admit that I bought this dual SIM phone (1/2 price of Glaxay dual SIM) and didn't even consider the "can't use Google Apps on Android in China b.s.". I know, smart move on my part. Now I'm in the same boat as others on here, trying to figure out how to (i) get Google Apps installed and (ii) getting the extra Chinese stuff off.

Below is some info I've found for what it's worth....

I saw this company is offering to sell the phone already configured the way I need it, but unfortunately too late for me since I already bought it: [Making the newbie remove the link to etotalk]

I did a little research to see if this phone is really a rename of another HTC phone that has other "MOD ROMs" already available out there. (QUESTION -- To be honest I don't know what needs to match: another dual SIM, or the radios, or other hardware spec (screen etc..) -- I just don't know what needs to "match" for a MOD ROM to work right.)

My first guess is the closest HTC device is HTC Desire SV [making newvbie remove link to SV specs on HTC's www website]
If so, then CyanogenMod has the “saga” for HTC Desire S [making newbie remove link] QUESTION -- Will a "non" dual SIM ROM work in a dual SIM phone (is the dual SIM a "base" Android function, or have to be in the special MOD?

There are MOD ROMs from CyanogenMod for One S ("ville) and One X ("endeavoru") -- But I know these are more "different" from the One SU than the Desire SV is.

There are MOD ROMs from Viper for One S and Desire

Appreciate any guidance.

Thanks.


---------- Post added at 04:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:55 PM ----------

As for me, this is how Installed Google Apps:

1- Unlocked (htcdev method) and root'ed (Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v17)
2- Installed CWM Recovery image (using fastboot).
3- Downloaded GAPPS Aroma version http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1869453
4- Installed it through CWM.

After that, Google Play worked and asked to add my google account and so everything else worked (esp. gmail) and without errors.
I solved the sync using the method I mentioned in my earlier post.

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For me it was quite simple in installing google play. I had an Desire S (sold now) and I made a backup of all the applications and services. Then, with Backup & Restore I restored the services needed on t528w. Everything went fine. With synchronizing Gmail it was same problem, too, but I really don't know how I fixed it. Sometime I still receive an error that the process google.partner (I guess) is not able to do something.


---------- Post added at 04:07 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:00 PM ----------

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This does not work for me. I have edit accounts.xml with root explorer and save changes, but after restart the file is changed to original version and state "false" in gmail-ls. Installed most of google apps, maps, gmail, g+.
Ok here's what I did:

1- Using ES File Explorer as root I mounted /system for writing (from Settings, Root options).
2- Using adb I pulled a copy of the accounts.xml edited it locally, then pushed it back to the same location. I also made sure the permissions are okay:

Code:
adb pull /data/system/sync/accounts.xml 
..
adb push accounts.xml /data/system/sync/accounts.xml 
adb shell
chmod 0644 /data/system/sync/accounts.xml
3- I mounted back System as readonly.

I guess you can also try to do the same on CWM Recovery, just make sure you mount /system and use adb as I did. Or I guess you can just make sure that all apps are terminated and mount system writable then do it via root explorer or similar apps.

* I also think that mounting /system as writable might not related however it's important to make sure that all apps are closed, use taskmanager to do so.
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How did you guys managed to install CWM? I received my phone rooted and unlocked and with Google apps installed (which work OK, by the way). What version did you use? I'd be grateful if you posted a link.

Also, you think there's a better custom ROM that we could install?

Thanks!
 
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How did you guys managed to install CWM? I received my phone rooted and unlocked and with Google apps installed (which work OK, by the way). What version did you use? I'd be grateful if you posted a link.

Also, you think there's a better custom ROM that we could install?

Thanks!
Is it an international version or chinese? I mean do you have any problems selecting locale settings other than English (China) and you don't see chinese words in some apps like contacts local?
If so, it may be good to get a clean copy of your ROM so we can try to flash it on our devices as well. Of course, you need CWM to make that easy.

I will send you the link to download CWM in private because I guess it's not allowed to post here, also the instructions on how to install it are below:

1- Turn off your devices and remove the battery.
2- Put the battery back and hold Power-On and Volume Up buttons at the same time until it stats the bootloader.
3- In your PC install HTC Sync Manager if not yet installed but if you already have the drivers you can bypass this step.
4- Plug your Phone USB to the PC.
5- Use fastboot to do the following:

Code:
fastboot flash recovery cwm-T528w_recovery_PA2.img
wait until it finishes successfully, then choose the recovery menu from your bootloader (use Vol-Up, Vol-Down and Power to select).

* Please note that for first time, CWM recovery may take a while or you may need to press Vol-Up to make it appear. Once the interface appeared don't press Vol-keys or it would restart.. You can start interacting with it using the touch screen.

I'm also obliged to warn you that this may brick your phone because it involves flashing, so if you device is not compatible or you didn't follow the steps carefully any thing can go wrong I honestly don't know what might go wrong!

This warning is forwarded from other posts where I got my instructions for first time, although everything worked smooth for me.

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