HTC Drops ICS Kernel Source For Sensation, Sensation XE, Vivid
Just under a week after starting the Sensation’s Ice Cream Sandwich Rollout, HTC has dropped the ICS kernel source for the Sensation, Sensation XE, and Vivid, much to the delight of their respective development communities. This news follows hot on the heels of Samsung’s Galaxy SIIkernel source drop, and seems to suggest a promising pattern among the two manufacturers of maintaining punctuality in releasing source.
For the many developers who have been prodding HTC to release the source since the devices’ ICS updates started rolling out, this is great news, and should give a jolt to Sensation and Vivid development.
To get started tweaking, developing, or just ogling the Sensation/Vivid’s official ICS kernel source, head over Continue reading
Install/Flash Stock Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware 3.32.401.5 on HTC Sensation [Guide]
The HTC Sensation gets yet another leak of Ice Cream Sandwich firmware, version number, 3.32.401.5. It’s not much different from the previous leak, 3.32.401.3, but is an update nevertheless. So those interested to get a nice preview of how ICS — with Sense 3.6, that is — will look like on their Sensation’s awesome qHD display, can give it a try.
This Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware is available as a CWM flashable rom, which makes it an easy installation process. It has been reeleased by XDA developer mike1986. It’s a pure stock ROM from HTC, and is not rooted.But before you flash this ROM, you gotta update to the latest official stock firmware. Use this guide to update your Sensation to the appropriate base firmware, and after doing that, read on to find out how you can flash the new leaked firmware on your Sensation.
This ROM and the guide below are compatible only and only with the HTC Sensation. It’s not compatible with any other device. Check your device model in Settings » About phone. Continue reading
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Rom for Wildfire in Development
We know there are many HTC Wildfire users who are looking up to internet in the hope of one cool Android 4.0 custom rom port for them, too. Wildfire packs in only 600MHz of processing power, btw, and even Google has expressed its inability to bring the Ice Cream Sandwich love to its 1GHz processor powered Nexus One, so it would be nothing less than a work of genius if somebody does port it over to Wildfire, or any phone powered by less than 1Ghz processor.
Anyway, kaassaus at XDA took the Droid Eris’ Android 4.0 ROM and replaced its boot.img with the Wildfire’s CM7’s boot.img while also editing the build.prop as required, to get the Android 4.0 booting on Wildfire. Well, it’s good to hear that an ICS Rom has booted, but that’s that — the touchscreen needs a fix (it currently shows a mouse pointer) and everything else needs to be done.
No doubt, it’s gonna take huge time, if this dream ever becomes a reality. Continue reading