Honeycomb ROM For HTC Hero[Only Dev]

No sooner the honeycomb was released by Google, Developers have already started working on the port of honeycomb on several devices.

HTC Hero may be an old phone but the Android is not Old for it. This device was released with the Android version 2.1 but later was updated to Android 2.2 with htc sense.

Htc may have stopped support for the device but Developers and hackers have not left this device to die….

To recent note The latest Honeycomb version of android has been ported to HTC Hero and polishing work is being done to make it work for the device without any bug.

Before you jump up let warn you that This rom is not for use in daily life, simply because its not fully functional. This rom is for you if you love experimenting to your phone. it wont cause any harm if you do it correctly.

Lets see whats working:–

  • The Honeycomb UI is fully functional.
  • Touchscreen is working. However if you seem to loose it, press search button and then back.
  • USB connection.
  • LED’s are working.
  • Settings are accessible.
  • Rotation can be a bit tricky and amusing. You have to enter the Camera app in landscape mode and exit the app to enter the landscape mode. You WILL be stuck in landscape mode till you reboot the phone.

Whats not working:–

  • No audio output.
  • Wi-fi is broken.
  • Camera is broken.
  • SD-Mounting is broken.
  • No data connection.
  • No SMS or phone calls.
  • Gallery Force Closes.

Please note that these are not the only bugs, you may actually encounter more issues than the ones stated above, so read carefully if you have already decided on giving this ROM a shot.

Here is some screen shots :–

Ok then now if you have finally decided that you are going to give a try to this rom then proceed

Requirements:–

  1. Rooted htc hero.
  2. Clockwork Recovery.
  3. Rom zip Download from here.

Installing Rom:–

Most important :– Make a nandroid backup first.

  1. Boot to recovery.
  2. Select flash zip from sd card.
  3. Select the downloaded .zip file and hit install .
  4. When done reboot and enjoy…

For more update see the official post here

Install HardSPL 2.08 On HTC HD2 [How to]

HardSPL 2.08 – also known as 2.08.HSPL – is an SPL bootloader for the HTC HD2 that allows you to install custom Windows Mobile 6.5 ROMs and MAGLDR – which in turn lets you install Windows Phone 7 as well as Android ROMs – to your HD2.

If you want to switch to a custom Windows Mobile 6.5 ROM or intend on turning your HD2 into a Windows Phone 7 or Android device, installing HardSPL 2.08 is the first step in the process.

The tool that we will be using to install HardSPL 2.08 on the HD2 is called HSPL4 and it has been developed by Bepe and Cotulla of DFT (Dark Forces Team).

Requirements:

  • HTC HD2 (All versions including T-Mobile USA are supported)
  • Phone’s battery charged to 25% or more. (50% or more is recommended to be on the safe side.)
  • PC running Windows XP, Vista or 7.
  • Microsoft ActiveSync (Windows XP) or Windows Mobile Device Center (Windows Vista / 7) installed.
  • microUSB cable for connecting the HD2 to the PC.
  • HSPL4 (Download the zip file and extract the contained HSPL4.exe file to your computer.)

How to de:–

  1. Run the HSPL4.exe file on your computer (as administrator on windows 7/vista).
  2. Turn your phone off.
  3. Turn in on holding the volume down key and power button until tri-color screen like in image appears.
  4. Connect the phone to usb and computer.
  5. Click ‘Next’ in the HSPL4 window.
  6. Make sure you select 2.08.HSPL from the dropdown list and click ‘Next’.
  7. The tool will now install HardSPL 2.08 to your HD2.

8. Once the process is complete, you will get a confirmation message and the device will reboot.