Welcome to the HyperDroidGBX (Gingerbread Xtreme Edition)
The FIRST Open-Source Custom ROM
Designed and Optimized just for the HD2!
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 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.
Drawing inspiration from the Desire AOSP based Custom ROMs, which has AdamG and his Oxygen-ROM and ihlades and his Redux Custom ROM, I decided to Open-Source the HyperDroid project with the hope of making it even better than it is now! Contribution isn't only welcomed, its highly encouraged!
This is the first Open Source ROM specifically built and optimized for the HD2! That means you can build based on this one using the source code (as long as you publish your changes as well as this is licensed under GPLv3) The source is built from the following: Base is Pure AOSP, Framework Tweaks and Settings is Redux, Cool Features & Functions from CyanogenMod.
THIS is NOT a PORT... its Completely Built FROM SOURCE, Fully Optimized and Tweaked for the HD2![/B]
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 and openly exchanging code with me to make both our builds that much better. Tricalibur: for his generosity in sharing Unlimited FTP Space 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 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. pinDemon: for creating an awesome video guide for HyperDroid! (more to come) slashas69, FrAsErTaG, MontAlbert, seadersn, fhasovic, karendar: for their time and methods of testing out the !@#$% out of these ROM's and helping make it a True Community Effort
You can find the source to build from the link below. Now you don't JUST have my KITCHEN, you have ALL the ingredients! (except the theme as the images are copyrighted by their owners, so building from this gives you a completely stock looking HyperDroid)
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 once on GBXv7 and up, unless stated other wise. However, due to the complexity of different settings, applications installed, and Android system itself this upgrading would be unsupported officialy 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.
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 HyperDroidGBX 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 GBX 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 Hyperdoid GBX 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.
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!
GBX-v12 Highlights: (HUGE props to the HyperDroid Team [doctorcete, slashas69, D4rk50ul, FrAsErTaG, Tricalibur, MontAlbert, seadersn, fhasovic, pinDemon, karendar])
Framework Tweaks by ilhades fixes https://github.com/Redux & CM7 Martin Long for Profiles
-Fixed bootloops for some users
-Fixed Call/Data connection drops for some users
-Fixed some ringtones being overridden by "other" app group in profile
Updated Market to 2.3.6
LauncherPro (Free Version) 0.8.4.1 as default
Fixed YouTube crashing on certain videos (Reverted to stock Animations)
Rom Manager support for cLK users!
New MMS.apk (CM7 based built on HyperDroid source)
New init by Tytung (small mods by Pongster)
GBX-v11 Highlights: (HUGE props to the HyperDroid Team [doctorcete, slashas69, D4rk50ul, FrAsErTaG, Tricalibur, MontAlbert, seadersn, fhasovic, pinDemon, karendar])
New kernel tytung_r8.3 (huge props to tytung)
-BT drain fix by Trilu and charansingh
-latest cLK patches
-latest kernel patches (check out source from tytung)
New init by crawlingcity (small mods by pongster)
New Mms.apk (AOSP based on HyperDroid source compiled by fhasovic)
-less features, but more stable
patched libsqlite by ownhere
-Smoother Spinner Animation... See it to believe it!
New MIUI Camera (supports more languages)
GBX-v10 Highlights: (HUGE props to the HyperDroid Team [doctorcete, slashas69, D4rk50ul, FrAsErTaG, Tricalibur, MontAlbert, seadersn, fhasovic, pinDemon])
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 BT Audio Streaming
Fixed FM Radio
Fixed WiFi Tethering using PPP (No more misplaced WiFi Tether icon when not enabled)
Used tested CM7 Mms.apk with working Delivery Notifications (Lates ones don't work due to framework changes)
Changed Default Camera to MIUI Camera as its more functional and doesn't FC when trying to capture video when composing MMS (If you want the old Camera, simply use the one in v9... replace in zip before you flash)
Added 02cache script by arif-ali to support RomManager (if using cLK)
GBX-v9.0 Highlights: (HUGE props to ihlades, btw)
Update to Full 2.3.3 Base GRI54
As a result of this update you may notice blazing speed... You've been warned!
New Advanced Sound Settings (Best to try it out as it will take a while to explain it here... I'm in a rush as I have an important client I'm closing tomorrow)
-Always on speaker.
-Headphone volume attenuation.
New Notifications Profiles (thanks to Martin Long who contributed the code to CM7 and merged by ihlades)
Description of Notification Profiles:
This adds finer-grained support for notification tones, and groups settings into profiles, which can be easily switched. API support is also added, allowing configuration, and profile switching from another program (e.g. Tasker, Locale).
A profile represents a particular set of settings, and could be for example "Silent", "Office", or "Night". Each profile contains the settings for a definable set of application groups.
An application group represents a group of applications to which the settings should apply.
For example "SMS" might contain "Messaging" and "Handcent".
The applications in an application group are globally defined. The notification settings for an application group are per-profile.
For each profile/application group you can define behaviour for lights/vibrate and sound.
Either you can suppress, override, or leave unchanged (ie system, or app default).
Add Selection of Silent mode to Lockscreen (thanks to Sven of CM7 and ihlades for the merge)
Updated Google Apps included in since v7.0
Updated Bluetooth.apk to get themed Notification Support (white text when transfer is in progress)
Working 2G/3G toggle for Notification Power Widget
Included FOTAKill.apk to prevent OTA updates notifications (just in case)
Framework-res tweaks to take advantage of the silky smooth animations we have and to give it a subtle, yet stunning "feel" that fits the Gingerbread screen-off animation. You have to see it to believe it... WOW!
Reworked framework-res to remove gradients that could "band" and look fugly... (Not all as 3rd party apps have their own widget_bg's)
Supported the official HTC extended battery due to new Experimental kernel based on tytung's R7 kernel. (Integrated source code from Arne's Extended Kernel. All credit goes to him.)
Improved the WiFi driver from the kernel. (thanks to tytung)
New Hybrid Base (2.3.1 +2.3.2 +2.3.3 AOSP code) Thanks to ihlades
In-Call Volume set correctly at boot thanks to iamgpc
No Robot voice even with audible touch tones enabled (Thanks to Letama)
Included New Google Apps from March 7, 2011
Using Original, more stable but less featured AOSP Phone.apk (If you want the old one, just use my CM7 build)
More compatible Video Encoding and Decoding shared libraries thanks to iamgpc
Performance Boost and Smoothness guaranteed
Fixed Native WiFi Tether (thanks to tytung and charansingh)
More stable WiFi (should work in EAP environment)
Included Latest CM7 LatinIME (more configurable)
Included New Camera App from CM7 (with ability to use volume buttons to focus and take pictures)
Removed Gmail, Maps, Voice Search and other Google Stuff you can install via the market
Included Pacman.apk from CM7 to install Google Apps after initializing Market (if you are in a different region, please use Market Enabler and search for the Google Apps you want)
Still as fast and stable
Should get better performance and battery life from the kernel updates
Fixed some small stuff in Settings App (thanks to ihlades)
-Choice of Amber or Green LED Notif
-Choice to Enable Notifs when screen is on (Not sure how well it works as its Kernel dependent)
-Moved some Settings in the right place
Changed Default Kernel to Tytungr5 with Notifs fix (thanks to tytung and iamgpc)
Updated Messaging App
Fixed Lockscreen Music Controls
Performance Tweaks and Battery Tweaks
some more stuff I've forgotten...
Built From Source (including latest official 2.3.2 updates)
Fixed USB Mass Storage (Thanks to tytung for brainstorming with me to finally get a fix...)
Fixed LED Notifications, LED Charging, Autobacklight (Thanks to iamgpc's lights file... while I prefer the source, I'd like to thank him for allowing me to use it)
Fixed USB Tethering (No need for 3rd party app)
Using Raf's 1.7 kernel as its currently the most updated and the lights file from iamgpc only works here. Please use the Interactive mode... much better than default Smartass governor. (although Linpack shows its not as fast as tytung's hastarin based kernel)
Tweaked Lockscreen Music Controls
Themed Settings and Power Control Widget to match Lucid (Thanks for the images david1171)
More performance and small improvements to make the ROM even SMOOTHER!
Reworked Notification Power Widget (More than 6 buttons allowed, Scrollable)
Tweaked CPU Settings
Tweaked Music App and Theme (Fixed Status Bar Text)
Tweaked DownloadProvider Statusbar Text
Tweaked SystemUI.apk (Notification Power Widget Background and more)
Added a LOT of Languages
Even Better Battery Life vis-a-vis performance
"Smoooooothhhh as Silk" Launcher and Scrolling
Titanium Batch Restore Fixed
Blinking Lights Fix (No more Auto Brightness and Amber LED when Charging for now)
Fixed CPU Speed Settings done natively (No need for SetCPU unless you want profiles) (with very effective Screen Off Setting)
Now Playing Info on Lockscreen (Cool, Unintrusive!)
Choice of Stock Battery (Circle Type) and % Battery (Lucid Type) on Statusbar
ADWLauncher by default
File Manager included
Spare Parts included
Smaller footprint (system is less than 100MB)
Primarily a bugfix release
Updated to Latest Gingerbread AOSP Source
Better Battery Life
CPU Speed Settings done natively (with very effective Screen Off Setting)
New Interface Setting
Choose between Original Gingerbread Battery (No percentage) and Themed (with percentage)
Fixed Data Toggling (Notification Power Bar)
Removed Native Android Browser and used Miren as default (Tabbed browsing the way it should be)
Themed some stuff (Gallery3d, Camera) using the Minimalistic template (credits later on when I find it)
Reworked Lockscreen Music Controls
Modded Music App from CM7
Modded Messaging App from CM7 (with SMS Templates and Gestures)
so much more you just need to explore...
USB Mass Storage doesn't work natively (works on first boot only) Use multimount
The Black Screen that greets you on the Lockscreen when you install is Normal... its waiting for you to choose your own wallpaper... :
Reboot successfully after 1st boot (uncheck "Compatibility Mode in Spare Parts too)
GBXv1.0 (Complete Rebase for Awesome Speed & Usability)
New Base (2.3.2)
New Camera Features (Saturation, Contrast, Wide Screen, etc.)
Notification Power Widget
Customizable Power Widgets
Music Controls on Lock Screen
Long Press back to kill foreground App
New, Minimal, Cool Boot Animation
Remove Facebook and Twitter (so you can save some system space and update easily)
Cooked In Spare Parts
Added Reboot to Power Off Menu
Removed Detection of USB when Attached (since USB Storage is not working yet) ***Still working on the USB Mount Fix... (some of those who have it working are not willing to share how they fixed it...) Install Multimount from the market.***
Additional Internal space with auto dalvik-cache to sd (if an sd-ext partition is detected)
Auto Zipalign for all apps in /data/app (Better RAM Usage)
Headset Icon Showing Properly
Device can be used as server and pinged for apps like XBMC Remote, WebSharing, FTP, etc...
Reverted to working (but random blinking keypads as its the best among other possible solutions I have at my disposal right now) lights.htcleo.so
Workaround if the Keypads blink is to make a "fake call"...
a lot more I'm forgetting right now...
if you need your language (it may not be cooked in) simply install morelocale from the Market
Blinking Lights Fix... (LED Keypad Lights will be on when screen is on and will be off when screen is off)
WiFi Tethering Fix (No need to enable System WIFi Tethering.. Just start the WiFi Tethering App) thanks to tytung (his idea to put the original bcm files in /system/etc/firmware)
Replace stock Messaging App with Modded One from CM7 Nightly (Lucid Themed of course)
Added PicoTts to fix FC'ing of Settings-Text To Speech (It was looking for an Engine, which I removed by default)
Updated Lucid Themed YouTube
Updated Lucid Themed Twitter
Check out the Insanely Fast, Uber Smooth, Exceptionally Stable Firmware & Kernels Built by the HyperDroid Dev Team...
"Just a post to say thanks for this very good build!
I was using Sense build from the begining of Android on HD2 as it was (for
me) the only way to use offline calendar and contact.
Since I find a way to use offline without sense I tried non-sense builds.
I tried all builds but always have issues. Then I try this one... so far so
Updates BELOW this are NOT applicable to the current release.
Updates BELOW this are NOT applicable to the current release.
UPDATES BELOW THIS LINE ARE DEPRECATED AND NO LONGER SUPPORTED
Most updates will be released as CWM Flashable updates. Its the easiest and fastest way to get updates across for everyone. It also allows you to do a Nandroid Backup so If you don't like the update, simply Restore the Last Backup you made with all your favorite stuff!
Step by Step:
Assuming you have CWM Installed, hold the Power Button while device is powering on.
Choose Boot AD SD (This will take you to the CWM Recovery)
Choose Backup & Restore
Choose Backup (This will do a Nandroid Backup of your entire system)
DO NOT REBOOT YET
Choose Install zip from sdcard
Choose zip from sdcard
Navigate to the update and select install
Enjoy the ease and speed of HyperDroid Rolling Updates!!!
================================================== ========== How do you get the Look as seen in the Screenshots?
The Screenshots include the following details:
LCD Density at 167 (My favorite, especially since the new market fixes the scrolling issues I had once before)
-Icons by UltraLinx
-Dock by UltraLinx as well
SimpTEXT Icons by UltraLinx:
Google for UltraLinx blog and go to SimpText.
Download the Demo.
Use the PSD to create custom icons.
*I cannot freely redistribute the icons here.
Minimalistic Text Widget
Lucid Theme by Sonnysekhon (comes as the stock HyperDroid Gingerbread theme)
Get the stock theme back by installing this via CWM.
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