Zenulator's Hero Builds: Old Thread
Update 8-5-09 12:13am est
I've started a new thread @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=544906
this should avoid a lot of confusion since this thread contains a lot of old information about previous builds. Some of the information contained here does apply but read carefully because most of it is old information. If your coming here and your not using a vogue then your questions most likely won't get answered. Right now this works on most vogues and kaisers. I do not know if this works on any other device other than those and I am not going to be porting it over to anything else. If you want to try I suggest you ask in other forums specific to your phone. Before you download anything read the tutorial on the new thread or at http://code.google.com/p/vogue-hero/
follow the directions. If you have general questions related to android on the vogue then post them in the android help desk thread.
The new full build I've been testing the past couple days has been holding up pretty good. Sense UI, GPS, Market, partial SMS, flash, data all work fine for me. I ran it all day with 4 widgets and animations turned on and had no lag on the home screen. It is back to using vilord's regular initrd.gz and rootfs.img. I'm going to do some minor changes and release it sometime tomorrow. After that I will be done with hero for a while. I'm most likely going to take a look at some of the new donut stuff google has been cooking up. Don't expect this release to be feature complete. It's not. It works for what I do with my phone since I use email and IM and I don't rely on sms. I don't have time to test every part of the build. For example I don't use exchange or active sync. If you don't see your city in the weather app or widget then use google maps and turn on gps. Stand outside in a clear area for around 5min until it finds your location. Then switch back to the weather app and tap on my location it should pick up your location and city and give you the option of adding it. This worked for me today. I've sent sms and the person received it even though it said it failed to send. They replied back and I didn't receive the reply this is already a know problem. I've made and received several phone calls and haven't had a problem. I've used market to download apps it works. If you need sms and want a everyday android I suggest you take a look at vilord's Ion builds or mssmision's themed Ion builds or his hero-lite without sense ui. While I use my builds and they work fine for me it's really only a proof of concept and shouldn't be relied on if you need to receive important calls or messages.
Update 8-4-09 7:53am
I'm testing a new build right now. It has all the widgets and apps. The speed is like the current build posted at the site. I'm going to test it for a day or two to see if there are any major bugs. If all goes good I will put out a release. Thanks for testing and thanks to mssmision and vilord for all their help.
Update 8-4-09 3:28am
This isn't a Sense UI theme. This is the real thing. It is a minimal build with some apps and widgets removed to improve speed and stability. It won't void your warranty as nothing is flashed and nothing is permanent. It runs android from your sdcard and only uses the devices memory and doesn't touch devices main storage
other than the sdcard. When you boot back into WinMo everything is just the same as it was before. The files featured at the google code site are the latest and most stable. If you want to ask questions or have problems be specific. I'm not going to be following this thread that much as there are users out there that are already experienced enough to take care of the questions for new users. I'll put out a new build sometime in the future to merge back with vilords original initrd.gz and rootfs. It will most likely include some missing widgets and apps that people have been asking for. I hope you enjoy this build as much as I do. Thanks for testing.
Update 8-02-09 8:01pm est
I've uploaded a new Hero build. It uses the new initrd.gz with a modified rootfs.img. The original rootfs.img can be found @ http://code.google.com/p/vogue-android
. The Orange logo has been removed and it's sporting the wallpaper from my full build. No widgets loaded up on initial startup except for two toggle switches for Mobile and GPS. It's really fast. Initial startup without a data.img should take less than 5 min. The zip contains everything you need except zImage. Clear out the root of your sdcard. Download Hero-8-2-09.zip and zImage. Extract Hero-8-2-09.zip to the root of your sdcard. Rename system-8-02-09.img to system.img. Copy zImage to the root of your sdcard. Do not use an existing data.img. A new one will be created on first boot. Edit your default.txt to work with your vogue keeping the lcd density at 160 and the resolution at 320x480. If you don't know how to edit your default.txt then read the file it has examples. If your still not sure to then ask around in the vogue android threads. Execute haret and tap run. Wait a couple minutes you will see the HTC/Android boot logo and hear the chime. Wait a little bit more and the setup screen will come up. When the HTC keyboard comes up press the gear icon to the left of the space bar. Tap on Text input. Scroll down and tap on Calibration tool. The Calibration tool will walk you through the rest of the way. Push back (volume rocker up) to get back to the setup screen and continue the setup. I suggest you set up a google account to use market. After setup you are taken to a minimal home screen with two toggle widgets for GPS and Mobile. I suggest you download another messing app like chompSMS or handsentsms if you want sms because the HTC messenger is not 100% it will send sms but it will tell you it failed even though it really went through. I also changed the default home page in the browser to google.com so you don't have to sit and wait for HTC.com to load up. Hope everyone enjoys this as much as I do.
Direct Link to zip: http://vogue-hero.googlecode.com/files/Hero-8-2-09.zip
Direct Link to zImage: http://vogue-hero.googlecode.com/files/zImage
Project Home: http://code.google.com/p/vogue-hero/
Thanks to dzo vilord and mssmision for all their great work.