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By klinux, Senior Member on 2nd March 2010, 09:48 PM
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As noone tried to fix android 2.1 codename Espresso, I tried and it works !!

working: (sorry Babijoe, I'm too lazy to write the whole list so I copy/paste it )

* Touchscreen:

* Vibration:

* Capacitive Buttons and Navigation wheel

* Radio


* Microphone works

* Charging

* Market

* Sound

* Gsensor:

* ramzswap

* Android system wide Mic support. Eg: Voice dialer works. Note: You must make a phone call first or play sound before it works for programs. (phhusson)

* Wifi

* did I forget something ? Flashplayer 10.1 of course !! it works but not smooth enough to watch movies !

* Bluetooth : turn ON/OFF pairs and A2DP works! but blac touchpad is desactivated and sound have echo of helicopter ! ALL CREDITS TO PHHUSSON

Not Working:

* Camera/videorecord



Glemsom zImage kernel autobuild:


zImage modules dirty (a.k.a. without debugging) it seems much faster:

Base package:

contains startup without overclock cmdline, conf, additionnal apps, initrd, rootfs_3g_pb

startup config :

contains startups with overclock cmdline

chech 1st post attachment

UPDATE rootfs autobuilds has wifi fix for rhod thx to [ACL] and phhusson

Rippped package 14/03/2010

Rosie package UPDATE 23/04/2010

EDIT: cab install for rhod users thx to Reefermattness

If you like my work please donate


iceman198 did a great step by step with screenshots on howto install this build u can check it here

First boot takes about 10 min to boot so be patient
the OS will be smooth after that


thx to all developers that did the whole work and give us the chance to use android as a main OS on non supported HTC devices especialy phhusson, enatefox, nprussell, dzo, zenulator, Paul, [ACL], Chamonix, Stinebd, Makkonen, MrPippy, cr2, Markinus, Babijoe and anyone else who contribute to get this so far

thx to chkms, davidebeatrice, elroy944, kstephens98, Reefermattness, DracoLX for helping me correcting bugs.

thx to iceman198 for hosting my releases

This is from XDA and for XDA so fell free to mod it, or ask for help.

As I'm not a developer I did what I could to have a daily usable OS, so be indulgent




Rosie package UPDATE 19/04/2010

UPDATE 13/04/2010

UPDATE 07/04/2010 fix of market and boot issues

UPDATE 05/04/2010 fix of 3G connexion

UPDATE 04/04/2010 fix of settings force close

UPDATE 30/03/2010 REV B fix of htc apps

UPDATE 30/03/2010

rosie package 29/03/2010 HTC SENSE SIZED

rosie package 28/03/2010

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screenshots and youtube video running htc sense
I know you guys you prefer see with your own eyes !

here we go :

thx to whitefalcon for the screenshots

video of this ROM running on WVGA device:

thx to tomanlam for the video

video of this ROM running on VGA device:

thx to fastrat350 for the video
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05.03.10 changelog:

- as many of you was confused to what file to use under which folder,
I packed all the neccessary files on one archive see link above
- WIFI supported now
- boot sound removed (I reboot so much so it get me realy ignoyed )
- some mod on system files to support BT in the future
- disable HW3D as the new zImages causes problem booting the system on blackstone

08.03.10 changelog:

-added package with rosie (HTC Sense)
-moded the boot animation
-updated rootfs this should correct other devices keymaps
-added files to support bluetooth on future releases

09.03.10 changelog:

-moded the boot animation it's centered now
-added files to enable bluetooth

-rosie package will be updated later

15.03.10 changelog:

- phhusson corrected the bug with rhod it was a conflict with wifi I added two rootfs one is latest git (rootfs.img) and the second is rootfs with calibration.

- system is more ripped.

- rosie package from htc eris thx to ACL for the link it seems faster than mine, I test it apart some rosie reboots and market everything is fine I will decide which one I will use by default after your feedback

- I added a new file named custom.tar.gz; this file contains the first boot optimization of time so if u can compare how many time it take with and without it will be cool (if u use it with existant data.img it will erase your customizations so be aware )

- don't use custom.tar.gz with rosie package the system will not boot !

-added some apps from xandroid package thx to babijoee

16.03.10 changelog:

- added sms fix from rootfs git all credits to phhusson

- added some mods to fix wifi problem on rootfs git (diam/raph/blac/topaz) rhod owners should wait

I uploded two rootfs: rootfs3Denabled and rootfs3Ddiasbled

- use 3Denabled on diam/raph

- use 3Ddisabled on blackstone

- on tapaz/rhod u can try both and give feedback, cause I don't know if 3D is supported or no

19.03.10 changelog:

- merged rootfs with all fixes

- add auto 3D enable/disable by device

- 3G should be fine for all providers

20.03.10 changelog:

- rootfs for all devices rootfs.img 3D desactivated roll back to the newer ril=phone driver

- rootfs_3G_pbs for those who have problem with their provider (VODAPHONE) with old ril

21.03.10 changelog:

- 1st try to fix britghness

28.03.10 changelog:

- fix for britghness

- new system.sqsh from HERO thread it's more stable and as responsive as on my HERO, I test it during 7h no force close at all !! thx to nprussell for this jewel !!

- market fixed

- google sync fixed

- 2G / 3G switch works thx to phh it force close the phone but works after

- teeter works partialy give it a try it's slugish but as responsive as winmo's one

- 3D gallery works partially but slow

- hexagon home tabs works by tape power button on the main home tab but undersized

29.03.10 changelog:

- 1st htc sense package with sized htc apps thx to [ACL] for the hint to use htc desire apk and thx to paul for the htc desire rom

- it's an alpha version so your feedback will help to fix it

30.03.10 changelog:

- fix for setting

30.03.10 changelog:

- fix of all htc apps FC
- settings could not accessed now

04.04.10 changelog:

- fix of settings Force close

05.04.10 changelog:

- fix of 3G connexion

07.04.10 changelog:

- fix of 3G connexion

- fix of market issue

- fix of loop on boot screen

-wifi still don't work for me test please and post feedback

13.04.10 changelog:

- use eris drivers to make the system smoother and more responsive

- my blac heat way less than before please confirm from youe side

19.04.10 changelog:


- update rootfs to enable wifi on rhodium thx to [ACL] for his work please test and post feedback


- use eclair drivers to make the system smoother and more responsive

- update bootanimation thx to La3bna and enable boot sound

- add WifiTether to test please my blac's wifi is screwed

23.04.10 changelog:

- use nearly all desire framework this correct a little graphic bug on unlock pattern

- use aderno200 drivers (desire 3d drivers) the only improvement untill now is visible on teeter 1st load
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3rd March 2010, 12:28 AM |#4  
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hey k_linux this is unholy from htc-linux, just wanted to let everyone know that this image is fast, i dont know if it will be as fast for you, i have my android at 700mhz, anyways if you want expreso 2.1 look no further.

btw: as you can see iv got a raph so it might work for other devices tooo
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any ideas this goes well on diamond
3rd March 2010, 09:39 AM |#6  
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Looks great!
Any idea if you can get wifi working?

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Originally Posted by sraaj

any ideas this goes well on diamond

it's so slow on diamond, but you can always try
3rd March 2010, 09:55 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by brodos123

Looks great!
Any idea if you can get wifi working?


it worked well when I first try it,
so I think it will be possible in near future
3rd March 2010, 07:16 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by klinux

I know you guys you prefer see with your own eyes !

here we go :

Hi! thank you!

could you make a systemsqsh from the hero file system please?
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I downloaded the 3 files.

As I understand I use a haret.exe and startup.txt file from another build?
But what modules/zimage do I use?

the conf file, is it suppose to be directly in root of sd card or in a conf folder?
Also do I use only one fat32 partition?
can I use swap and ext2?

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