Remove All Ads from XDA

[18/06/2012][ROM]photonic CM 7.2 - 2.6.35

458 posts
Thanks Meter: 1,069
By schlund, Senior Member on 20th January 2012, 04:24 PM
Post Reply Email Thread
photonic CM 7.2

What is Photonic ?

Photonic is a unofficial port of Cyanogenmod, almost AOSP Version 2.3.7 - photonic kernel 2.6.35 Changes are minimal, sources are open. For further information visit github or official Cyanogenmod on the web!

Sources are written to support NAND Boot (a replacement of Winmobile ROM incl. bootloader & recovery system) and SD-CARD Boot (classic boot from winmobile via haret)

- Current Status -

bugged/not working:
these will be fixed in later releases

  • HQ/HD Video Playback
  • Video Recording
  • Audio via Bluetooth
  • FM Radio (Neither Headset nor Speaker)
  • Headset Stereo

what should be fixed before next release:
when list is finished next release will be uploaded
  • Battery driver (started but not finished)

18/06/12 - r10
  • Bootloader with new Partition-layout: Increases Phone Storage Size DONE!
  • Cut screen DONE! by derefas
  • update to latest official CM7 sources
  • ARM11 not going to suspend and causing battery drain DONE!
  • WIFI Stability and Tethering DONE!

  • Rewritten wifi_nvs driver to get device specific calibration data and real mac address on NAND DONE!
  • GPS driver DONE!
  • Hundrets of lines of unlisted fixes like several clock, dsp, audio, data transfer, wifi, bt and code fixes DONE!

(feel free to link to the downloads, but please DO NOT MIRROR! If you're having problems with downloading the files ASK ME!)



1. Files for SD-Card - (needed to boot into fastboot to flash lk for the first time)
2. Files for PC - (contains new bootloader&recovery, fastboot and drivers)
3. file - (is the main build file)
3. latest GAPPS - (Google Apps like Market etc.)

not updated to r10, yet

1. SD-Pack - Mirror 1 - (all in one)


1. r11 - infos see GooManager

- Credits -
cotulla - for his initial 2.6.29 kernel port
Alexander Tarasikov - for his initial lkbootloader
the whole xda-photon people for the common project

- Disclaimer -
This product is free to use at your own risk. We take no
responsibility for any conflict, fault, or damage caused by
this unlocking procedure. No warranties, implied or otherwise, are given if you agree to use this product.
No problems were found while testing this product on several different devices, your experience may vary.
The Following 103 Users Say Thank You to schlund For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift schlund Ad-Free
20th January 2012, 04:24 PM |#2  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 1,069
Donate to Me
Instructions for a clean! Installation: NAND-BOOT
This procedure will wipe all your data! So backup your content before you continue!


STEP 1: Installing LK Bootloader & Recovery
(If you have already installed a NAND version, you can skip the haret boot part, but it is very important to flash the new bootloader from lk-photonic-pc-r10.rar!! It contains important changes for wifi calibration!)

  1. Download all files for NAND (see downloads)
  2. Extract lk-photonic-pc-r10.rar to somewhere on your PC
  3. Copy, the GAPPS file and the content of lk-photonic-sd.rar archive to the root of your sdcard and run HaRET from your device
  4. The device should boot to the fastboot prompt. Connect the USB cable
  5. If your connecting your phone for the first time to your pc you may have to install drivers from the folder you have just extracted.(See also here) You can see it in your windows notification bar if you were sucessful. Be sure to have already run haret and already being in fastboot console on the device when installing drivers! If you are sill having problems to connect to the device via fastboot try installing HTC Sync (from htc website)
  6. Enter the Fastboot-folder on your pc (the one you have extracted) and run start-photonic.bat
  7. Choose Option "1" to flash Bootloader AND Recovery. The Batchfile will lead you. (Choosing CWM Recovery is recommended)
  8. If everything went fine choose Option "4" to reboot your deivce, now on HTC Bootscreen press and hold "Volume up" until you have entered the Recovery

STEP 2: Installing the build
(Once entered CWM Recovery you can control the menu with vol-up and down buttons, power button=enter)
  1. First, go to "mounts and storage"-menu and Unmount any partitions that can be unmounted (most likely, cache)
  2. Next, in "mounts and storage"-menu, format System, Data, Cache and Boot partitions
  3. Next, go to recovery main menu and select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sd card
  4. Choose the
  5. Once done do the same to install GAPPS
  6. Select reboot system now
  7. Get some coffee and wait for the device to finish the first boot
  8. Hopefully your are done now and should see the setup wizard!
  9. Feel free to remove any of the files from SD-Card now, they are not needed anymore

Instructions to UPDATE from a previous Photonic Release
This should keep your old photonic data

These Instructions are related to the previous one!

  1. DOWNLOAD, GAPPS and lk-photonic-pc-r10.rar
  2. Extract lk-photonic-pc-r10.rar to somewhere on your PC
  3. COPY the update-zip and GAPPS to your SD-CARD
  4. Boot into CWM Recovery: While in Android press and hold "Power" Button, choose "Restart", then choose "Recovery". Device will reboot in Recovery now. You can also simply boot up the device and hold "Volume up" button when HTC logo appears.
  5. Choose Option "Backup and Restore" and let it do a full Backup.
  6. Reboot the device and press "Volume down" to enter Fastboot mode
  7. Run start-photonic.bat on your PC from the folder you have it extracted to
  8. Choose Option "1" and install new Bootloader and Recovery and follow instructions
  9. When finished reboot and enter Recovery again with holding "Volume up" when HTC logo appears
  10. Format boot, cache, system and data partition im "mounts & storage"
  11. choose "backup and restore" again, but NOW you restore your previously saved backup!
  12. Next, go to recovery main menu and select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sd card
  13. Choose the
  14. Once done do the same to install GAPPS
  15. Reboot the phone and be happy with the Update!

Installation Instructions for SD-BOOT


  1. Download file for SD-Boot (see downloads)
  2. Copy the content of the archive to the root of your sd-card
  3. Run Haret from your device
  4. After several minutes(up to 10 minutes, screen looks like freezed!) CM7.2 Splashscreen should appear and some minutes later you should see the Setup Wizard!
  5. Give it some minutes then to finish installations in backround before you continue

How to go back to WinMobile NAND-BOOT


  1. Download official Stock ROM for your device from HTC Site. Take care of the language and provider brandings! It will only one work for your phone! If you have really no idea which one to take you can contact their support, they will help you!
  2. Start the Utility you have just downloaded
  3. Be sure to have enough battery power, at least 50% !!
  4. Unplug/Plug battery of your phone, press and hold! Volume down then press power button
  5. You should have entered 3-Color Screen now, plug the phone with your computer and start the tool! wait for the progress beeing done

If you are having problems with connection while flashing do it this way!

The Following 54 Users Say Thank You to schlund For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift schlund Ad-Free
20th January 2012, 04:25 PM |#3  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 1,069
Donate to Me
Version tracking and Following EXPERIMENTAL BUILDS

You may have noticed that i added some version tracking:

The "-rX" in the filenames show the growing release number (Example: -r10)
I removed ROM Manager and added GooManager instead, you can browse the files on the phone, checkout and install experimental updates etc. It will also let you know if there is an update!

In the "Photonic" Folder there are two other folders: EXPERIMENTAL and RELEASE
RELEASE is thought to be main, most stable and tested version, that most people should use. Experimental updates will only be included after heavy testing there
EXPERIMENTAL is the storage for brand new tests on kernel and the android build, i will write the changes to the changelogs for the files so you can decide if you want to test it

In most cases its "safe" to install experimental updates, feedback to them (using this forum thread) can really help me with developement.
People that did hard to install the Photonic Release itsself should not try to test them.

When having problems with the drivers

To install the Android USB driver on Windows 7 for the first time:

  1. Connect your device to your computer's USB port.
  2. Right-click on Computer from your desktop or Windows Explorer, and select Manage.
  3. Select Devices in the left pane.
  4. Locate and expand Other device in the right pane.
  5. Right-click the device name and select Update Driver Software. This will launch the Hardware Update Wizard.
  6. Select Browse my computer for driver software and click Next.
  7. Click Browse and locate the USB driver folder.
  8. Click Next to install the driver.

To install the Android USB driver on Windows XP for the first time:
  1. Connect your device to your computer's USB port. Windows will detect the device and launch the Hardware Update Wizard.
  2. Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
  3. Select Search for the best driver in these locations; un-check Search removable media; and check Include this location in the search.
  4. Click Browse and locate the USB driver folder.
  5. Click Next to install the driver.

The Following 33 Users Say Thank You to schlund For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift schlund Ad-Free
20th January 2012, 04:28 PM |#4  
old.splatterhand's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Flag Saturn III
Thanks Meter: 2,210
Donate to Me
First one!
Thanks for all your work!!!
20th January 2012, 04:47 PM |#5  
Senior Member
Flag Lisbon
Thanks Meter: 97
Looks great! Thanks mate
20th January 2012, 04:58 PM |#6  
Thanks Meter: 3
Really looking 4 a release..amazing

Sent from my Nexus One using XDA App
20th January 2012, 05:49 PM |#7  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 28
That souns very nice, hope a first download will be ready soon....

You will get it
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to kuckuckmann For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift kuckuckmann Ad-Free
20th January 2012, 08:00 PM |#8  
Thanks Meter: 34
Thx, Schlund!

Sent from my Desire HD using XDA App
21st January 2012, 07:54 AM |#9  
y0's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 7
Great the thing which is most needed is BATTERY DRAIN issue and Thanks for working on it

Good Luck
The Following User Says Thank You to y0 For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift y0 Ad-Free
21st January 2012, 05:17 PM |#10  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 5
I feel I can only put this ONE way:

The Pointer Sisters....
22nd January 2012, 12:20 AM |#11  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 9
awesome guy! schlund we love u!
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

cm 7.2, htc hd mini

Guest Quick Reply (no urls or BBcode)
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes