This used to be the thread of my CM build for SD... using it again so that old users can easily find it since its heavily associated with the CyanogenMod Series!
If you have used any of my previous ROM's (HyperROM for WinMo back in the day AND HyperDroid CM6.1 for Android SD), you'll know that I build these to be Clean, Fast, Minimal and as Stable as Realistically Possible. (YMMV, of course)
I originally built this for my personal use and offer no guarantees except that I personally use this ROM and it's passed my standards for daily use as well as my 4 year old son's since he plays the games I download on the device.
In the spirit of the open source community, allow me to share and give back to something I enjoy participating in--- Tweaking my Gadgets to Death... yes, to death...
I am not a developer nor do I aim to be called as such. I believe this should be reserved for the real people who do the work behind the scenes and in the trenches of kernel hacking and coding.
I am an extreme gadget enthusiast or simply a Gadget Geek... The work I do is to build from source then put together bits and pieces of what works and what looks good to create a gadget experience that is elegant, polished, minimalist and functional (E-P-M-F).
From my HyperROM WinMO ROM roots to today, I've always liked using and sharing a ROM that meets my E-P-M-F aspirations for a gadget. Today I bring you my personal twist on an Android ROM based on CyanogenMod7.
Again, THIS is NOT a PORT... its Completely Built FROM SOURCE, Then Fully Optimized and Tweaked for the HD2!
From v3.0.0 onwards, this version is being maintained by the HyperDroid Dev Crew:
Huge props to: ihlades: for allowing me to build off Redux and helping me figure stuff out (saved me a lot of time) cyanogen: for the various useful features and functions... Android is better because of you AdamG: for the tweaks on AOSP and contributions to Android... charansingh: for his work on the vendor related stuff for the HD2... tytung: for his work on the kernel, vold, gps and openly exchanging code with me to make both our builds that much better. Tricalibur and Veyka: for their generosity in sharing Unlimited Bandwidth FTP for these ROM's doctorcete: for helping me test the ROMs over and above the call of duty. breaking what I don't break myself For adding the finishing touches on certain Framework Tweaks as well, I am grateful! D4rk50ul: for helping rework the posts on the first page and being a helpful troubleshooter that has allowed me to fix a lot of small details. The go to guy re: GPS stuff for HyperDroid... trust me! pinDemon: for creating an awesome video guide for HyperDroid! (more to come) karendar, slashas69, seadersn, fhasovic, Nikola G., discohk, Yz.hd: for their time, contributions and methods of testing out the !@#$% out of these ROM's and helping make it a True Community Effort (thread support, chatzy support, etc.)
In essence, if you like what you see feel free to download it directly by clicking the appropriate link below!
Upgrading is possible and theoretically safe... unless stated other wise. However, due to the complexity of different settings, applications installed, and Android system itself this upgrading would be unsupported officially and in case a bug arises we cannot provide official support other than trying full wipe. You have been Warned.
Therefore a full wipe is always advisable to minimize errors and get proper support (everything is tested on all defaults).
Go to the Bottom of the page and Install any updates via CWM (updates will have the prefix *HyperDroid)
You want to be able to charge when off, use fastboot, reboot to recovery and Rom Manager (for future potential OTA updates)? Install cLK as shown in the F.A.Q link on page #2 and use the cLK version above.
HYPERDROID INSTALLATION GUIDE AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DISCLAIMER: WE ARE HUMAN AND CAN MAKE MISTAKES, WE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOU, YOUR DEVICE, YOUR DOG, YOUR SISTERS BFF'S BOYFRIEND'S CAR, OR ANYTHING ELSE. USE THIS GUIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
This guide is assuming you have a completely stock HTC HD2 running Windows Mobile 6.5.
You should ALWAYS turn OFF Anti-Virus and Sleep/Hibernation/Screensavers while Flashing
1. Install HSPL 2.08 onto your device by following the directions in that thread or by watching the above video.
2. Install the newest version of MAGLDR. Unzip the file into a folder on your desktop for easy access. With the phone off Power up your device by holding the volume down button and red power button at the same time. You should see a rainbow colored screen as shown in the video above. RIGHT Click the ROMUpdateUtility.exe file and "Run as Administrator". Follow the on screen instructions. When the process is finished your phone should now boot into MAGLDR with a Kernel failed to load error.
3. Download the appropriate ClockWorkMod 150MB file from HERE. Extract this file into a folder on your desktop in preparation. On the Phone select the option 5. USB Flasher using the Volume Down hardkey and press the Green Send button to confirm. Connect the phone to your PC with USB cable and wait until it says USB connected. Go to your ClockWorkMod folder and RIGHT CLICK on the DAF.exe file and "Run as Administrator". Follow the on screen instructions. **If you want the newest version of CWM before flashing the above file, CLICK HERE and follow the instructions.
4. You now have all the tools to install HyperDroid on your device. Insert your SD card into a card reader and connect to your PC. Copy the MAGLDR version zip of the ROM to the root of the card. DO NOT USE MAGLDR USB MASS STORAGE TO TRANSFER ROM FILES IT CAN CORRUPT THEM. Place the SD card back into your phone and press and HOLD the power button until the MAGLDR menu appears again. Select option 9. AD Recovery. Select the option "install zip from sdcard" with the volume up/down keys and confirm with green send button. Choose the ROM file and press the Green button. Scroll down to YES and press the Green button. Wait. You have successfully installed the awesomeness that is HyperDroid onto your Device.
5. For future use when upgrading versions. ClockWorkMod's NANDROID BACKUP IS YOUR FRIEND PLEASE USE IT BEFORE FLASHING ANYTHING NEW TO YOUR DEVICE. The "wipe data/factory reset" option in ClockWorkMod will completely reset or (Full Wipe) your device. You still need to go to the "advanced" option and "Wipe Dalvik Cache" as well. If you are trying to keep your data just choose the two options "wipe cache partition" from the main menu and "wipe dalvik cache" option from the advanced menu, then install the new version with "install zip from sd card".
What is Hyperdroid by Pongster?
It's an Android NAND rom for HD2 that puts style, speed and stability into one. It can be considered a minimalistic ROM.
When will the next version be released?
It'll be done when it's done. Until then...
Is Hyperdroid a Sense ROM?
No, therefore all the apps and widgets that require sense will not work ie. Friendstream
What CWM recovery size should i use? EU HD2 USERS THIS ONE IS IMPORTANT!
150 mb is the correct one and the most system space you will need for this or the CM7 HyperDroid!
Do NOT use the 250 mb partition or higher, the ROM may malfunction!!! You have been warned!!!
For extra space you can follow this guide to create a custom partition size and get the most out of your NAND space! dertester123's Tutorial can be found here!
I'm getting Robotic Voice, I thought this was Fixed!
Unfortunately this has not been completely fixed as of yet, and we as you are eagerly awaiting its final demise. For now go to Settings/Sounds then uncheck audible touch tones. Place a phone call and when finished reboot.
What is the PIN CODE to use in the video pinDemon made so I can haz Android working?
Why are the icons so small?
Because the density of the screen is set to 167. If u don't like it use either the terminal or any root enabled file explorer like THIS and edit the /system/build.prop file. Find and change the number in the line "ro.sf.lcd_density=167" to 240 for stock android DPI. You can also do this before flashing the ROM by using a tool such as WINRAR to edit the file in the ROM without unzipping it.
GPS is slow what can I do to fix it?
Open the /system/etc/gps.conf file with a root text editor and change the top four servers. Change the "us" to your country code such as "cn". There are other fixes available on XDA but unfortunately GPS is never going to be native like until DEVS build the proper system files needed.
Why do some applications only extend up to a smaller part of the screen?
Probably because you did not UNcheck compatibility mode in spare parts app as advised. Do it and everything will appear normally. If you are still having issues it is the APP itself and only changing the system density will solve your issue.
ZOMG Angry Birds and/or (insert game/app here) Force closes on me what do I do?
Open your settings menu and go to the Applications sub menu. Select the misbehaving application and press the "Move to Phone" button. All Apps we've tested work from the SD Card (Fat32, Old School Move Apps to SD)
Will there be a DFT flashable version or sd version?
No. Recovery Mods such as ClockWorkMod are the future due to functionality and ease of use. They feature the Nandroid backup feature and it is strongly advised to do Nandroid backups regularly. If you prefer Titanium backup it's your choice, but don't argue about it. If you choose to use Titanium or MyBackup and experience bugs, we probably won't be able to help you because the restore itself could have caused the issue.
I am afraid of flashing CWM recovery, help me?
Installing CWM recovery is as easy as flashing HSPL or MGLDR. You will still have HSPL and MGLDR installed so you can uninstall CWM at any time. CWM allows you to do nandroid backups and therefore to restore any NAND rom in a minimum amount of time.
What is free memory?
The free memory shown in the app manager is the memory left on NAND for your /data partition. (it does not include sd card or sd-ext): Free memory = Total NAND memory (512 for RU 1024 for TMOUS) - CWM recovery (system files) - Apps installed on NAND.
Why do i have only less than 10mb of free memory left?
Because you probably used the wrong CWM recovery size. Use the 150MB ClockWorkMod partition.
If you are using the proper 150mb CMW recovery image you should have about 250 mb free with EU HD2.
Why do i freeze on the ANDROID white logo after the install?
You missed a step, installed something wrong, or haven't properly prepared your SD card. Please follow the installation instructions and try again. FULL WIPE the device if all else fails.
My SD card is slow, the camera crashes, or my gallery takes forever to load up.
I highly recommend you backup then reformat your SD card with the largest block size you can. This will greatly enhance data throughput. A FAT32 main partition with 32kb Clusters is the recommended size, although on smaller cards you may only be able to do 16kb. Also try the app called QUICKPIC in the market, it loads much quicker than stock Android Gallery.
How can i install the zip on sd-card?
Either by putting your sd-card in a card reader and downloading via your computer, or by clicking the link directly with your phone. You can place the file wherever you want on the sd card FAT main partition.
Can Hyperdroid install apps on sd-ext or use a2sd+?
If you have a primary ext3 or ext 4 partition (1024 mb is enough) AFTER the FAT 32 partition, Hyperdroid will automatically install your apps there. More specifically: app, app-private and dalvik-cache are moved to the sdcard.
What does App2sd mean?
The HyperDroid rom has Apps2sdExt support. The install detects an ext partition (if available) and installs apk's
on sd-ext. It means that applications are installed into an ext partition on the SDcard.
However, lib data of installed applications are still in phone memory.
If you use Titanium and Root Explorer, you will see that the sd-ext folder are full of your installed application.
This is NOT data2sd (which can quickly corrupt your data if your not careful) so "Internal Storage" is NOT equal to your ext partition storage.
What is sd-ext?
sd-ext is the mount point for the 2nd primary ext2/3/4 partition on the sdcard.
Do i need an sd ext partition?
YOU NEED TO PARTITION YOUR SD CARD IN ORDER TO GET APPS2SD WORKING!!
If you want more space on your NAND yes, it is very useful but it is still optional. There is no windows app to format in ext3/ext4, so download Gparted Live CD from here or use a linux virtual machine. There is a guide on how to do this here on XDA, CLICK ME!
But that looks complicated! How do I make a ext partition on my SD card using ClockWorkMod?
Boot into MAGLDR (Power On and HOLD the Power Button till MAGLDR options are shown)
Boot into option 9. AD Recovery to enter CWM Recovery Mode
Once in CWM choose advanced, then choose Partition SD card, then choose the size of the partition (Maximum of 1024M recommended)
The choose 0 for the swap and partition away.
Can Hyperdroid be installed after WP7?
Yes but you must repartition and format your sdcard into either one primary FAT 32 partition, or a primary FAT 32 followed by a primary EXT3 or EXT4 partition.
Can i install Hyperdroid after another Android NAND rom?
Yes but check you have the correct CMW recovery size (for HyperDroid 150 mb), do a full wipe (sd-card fat32; and use CMW to clear data, cache and dalvik cache)
What about battery life?
Battery drain is very low (2-5 ma for me in standby). If you want to have optimal battery standby options install Superpower from the market.
Does Bluetooth buttons and stock headset buttons work?
Yes they do, if they don't it's the app your using which is in cause.
Can you change the ____ I like how it looks better.
No I can't but YOU can. This is an OPEN SOURCE project. You are welcome to change anything about it.
Live Support now Available for HyperDroid!
Users can now log into the following chatroom LIVE SUPPORT and receive real-time assistance. Live Support is offered with the understanding that the HyperDroid team does this in their spare time, and will not be available at all times. You are free to work with other users present in the chatroom to help each other out!
CyanogenMod 7.1.0 RC0 2.3.7 (For Leo NOT any other device) Issues Fixed:
-mms.apk not displaying correct time
-The issue with not being able to watch a youtube video for longer that 6 minutes
-Several "under the hood" fixes
-CyanogenMod 7.1.0 RC0 2.3.5 (For Leo NOT any other device)
-bugfixes & translations update
-Updated CMParts, Email, Browser, Phone, Settings
Default DPI now 192 from 167
juwe11's RAM tweaks
gapps-gb-20110613 version used (market should no longer autoupdate and work on all dpi's) if you want the new market, I'm sure you have an apk of it ready for installing... hope devs correctly mark their apps as compatible on all dpi's soon though.
Contacts/Dialer Transparency Removed (to allow proper alignment of dialer at 240)
Synced to CM7 sources (based on latest CM7 code merged as shown on http://review.cyanogenmod.com) as of 5:00PM April 26, 2011
-CyanogenMod 7.0.2 Final/Stable (For Leo NOT any other device)
-bugfixes & translations update
-New Framework Tweaks (animations) by doctorcete (Huge props man!!!)
-newest libhtc_ril_wrapper beta4 by cedesmith (Great work cedesmith!)
GPS.conf by D4rk50ul (Amazing work here buddy!)
HD2 Specific LED Settings in CMParts (even more than usual thanks to doctorcete)
Updated Apps: ADW, CMParts, ContactsProvider, TelephonyProvider, Email, Stagefright libs, etc.
Tablet Tweaks Enabled (Set soft buttons in CM Settings)
Newest initrd by crawling, edited by seadersn for HyperDroid
Synced to CM7 sources (based on latest CM7 code merged as shown on http://review.cyanogenmod.com) as of 5:00PM April 17, 2011
-CM7 Stable (before 7.0.1 arrives)
-bugfixes & translations update
-Settings Fixes (Removed Trackball Wake, Included LED Notifcations)
-Framework & SystemUI changes
-FileManager, Settings, Browser, Mms, CMParts, AccountsAndSyncSettings, Calendar, DSPManager
TytungR9 as default kernel
Updated Market to 2.3.6
Fixed YouTube Crashing on certain videos (Reverted to stock animations)
Newest Stagefright libs to fix Race Issue
GPS.conf with code from AngelDeath and D4rk50ul
SD Card Read ahead tweak by brainmaster
htcleo.acdb from iamgpc
Synced to CM7 sources (based on latest CM7 code merged as shown on http://review.cyanogenmod.com) as of 1:00AM Mar 27, 2011
-bugfixes & translations update
-Contacts App with default tab
-Framework & SystemUI changes (reverted one commit which broke the lockscreen for LCDDensities below 180)
-bugfixes & translations update
-Pacman, DeskClock, Mms, Phone, Settings, CMParts
New kernel tytung_r8.3
-BT drain fix by Trilu and charansingh
-latest cLK patches
-latest kernel patches (check out source from tytung)
Apps in SD now working as it was in Bearcat (Games and all sorts of apps from fat32 partition) thanks to @athulag for inspecting @edangel's logcat closely
Synced to CM7 latest updates (based on latest CM7 code merged as shown on http://review.cyanogenmod.com) (mostly bugfixes) as of March 21 11:55pm Philippine Time
Changed kernel to tytung_r7 (experimental kernels will be for the team to test and if proven stable, config changes could find their way to the main kernel) This will ensure kernel development is focused on the highly tested and stable tytung_r* series. vddlevels scripts can be used to Undervolt at the users choice.
Fixed FM Radio
Fixed WiFi Tethering using PPP (No more misplaced WiFi Tether icon when not enabled)
Themed using a mix of Lucid by sonnysekhon & Minimalist by david1171 & DarkGinger
Built at a different time than the nightlies (newer commits may be included by the time I rebase and build)
Note: Due to its Bleeding Edge Nature, Some stuff may not work as you might expect.
Please follow the Bug Reporting Process I outlined on the thread.
Just to be sure, here it is right here:
How To File a Bug Report with Logcat:
Install android sdk
Install drivers for adb on PC
connect phone to PC
type 'adb logcat' without the quotes
start the app that causes the issues
wait for the app to close or get to the error
copy logcat contents and put in pastebin
copy pastebin links here
Install "alogcat" from Market
Run it to get log until your Issue pops up
copy logcat contents and put in pastebin
copy pastebin links here
Before filing a bug report, please consider the answer to these:
1. Is the bug reproducible?
2. How do you reproduce it?
3. What is the expected behavior?
4. What actually happens?
5. Do you have a Task Killer running?
6. Are you on the default Kernel?
7. Did you restore using Titanium Backup?
1. Are you using the default kernel? Y or N
2. If using a custom kernel are you loading the correct bcm4329.ko and tun.ko? Y or N
3. Are you using wiping data before flashing? Y or N
3. Are you using the default setup of the build? Y or N
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