Pinoy Android » Android Porting Philippines' First Android Blog and Forum Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:20:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich successfully ported to Samsung Galaxy S2 – how to, video demo/android-porting/android-ice-cream-sandwich-ported-to-samsung-galaxy-s2-how-to-video-demo/ /android-porting/android-ice-cream-sandwich-ported-to-samsung-galaxy-s2-how-to-video-demo/#comments Sat, 19 Nov 2011 02:19:26 +0000 /?p=1988 galaxy s2 ice cream sandwich Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich successfully ported to Samsung Galaxy S2   how to, video demoAs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich code goes public Android hackers all around the world are working on how to port or mod the new Android OS to various Android devices. One notable mention is the CyanogenMod 9 which currently under construction and another great developer @xplodwild was able to port the new Android 4.0 to the Samsung Galaxy S II.

The Android ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) SGS2 port by xplodwid is currently in the alpha stage and some features like radio,  wifi are not working however the OS runs pretty smooth at the Galaxy S II. Also the touch panel (home key) is still on the screen and not in its physical Home Key. This is another feature he wants to be removed because the ICS by default has no physical key.

Check this video of Samsung Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0:

If you are a risk taker follow the instruction on how to port Android 4.0 to Samsung Galaxy S2:

Step 1: Download the alpha 6 version of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2 from here. Transfer this ROM to your phone’s internal memory.

Step 2: Restart your Samsung Galaxy S2 in Recovery mode. Users can use the Quick Boot app to boot into recovery mode. Alternatively, they can simply switch off their phone, and then press the Volume up + Home + Power button simultaneously to boot into recovery mode. 

Step 3: First users need to format their phone’s /data, /cache and /system partition. To format the /data partition select the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option. Format the /cache partiton by selecting the ‘wipe /cache’ option.

Format the /system partition by going into ‘mounts and storage’, and then selecting the ‘format /system’ partition option.

Step 4: Now, install the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on your handset, by selecting the ‘install zip from SD card’ option, and then navigating and selecting the ICS zip file which you had downloaded and transferred to your handset in step 1.

Step 5: Once the flashing process is done, repeat Step 4 again. You need to flash the ROM twice for it to work properly.

Note: The above instructions is from and credited to KnoyMyDroid

Source: Technobolt

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Android Gingerbread 2.3.1 ported to Xperia X10 | Download/android-phone/sony-ericsson/android-gingerbread-2-3-1-ported-to-xperia-x10/ /android-phone/sony-ericsson/android-gingerbread-2-3-1-ported-to-xperia-x10/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2011 14:32:59 +0000 /?p=695 Are you an Xperia X10 user and bored with the old Android 1.6 or Android 2.1? XDA member TripNRaveR posted an Xperia X10 custom ROM made from Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread. The custom ROM original source is from Sony Ericsson Xperia ARC. The current ROM does not have output sound and according to the author it will be fixed in due time.
x10 gingerbread Android Gingerbread 2.3.1 ported to Xperia X10 | Download

This version will have no sound output, fixed in the next one! Version with sound gives many bugs. First bugs listing and then i will enable sound. It needs some work done even as camera it takes just some more time

Working functions:

  • Network
  • Data
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Timescape
  • GPS

If you are interested you can download the custom ROM and port it to your Xperia X10.
For newbies I strongly advice not to do this if you are not sure in what you are doing or seek help from porting experts.

- Xperia X10 – Android 1.6…

- Xperia X10 HD: Android 2.1…


“After install it gives 2 or 3 errors, they show only on first boot. When you finsihed setup then go to apps, and then dev settings and then choose bad behavior, then click on crash system_server.. it will reboot once finished network etc works.”

For further reading visit the Xperia X10 Gingerbread 2.3.1 porting official thread.

Source: XDA Dev Forum
Image credit: TripNRaveR thread

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Froyo [AOSP] for i5700/android-phone/froyo-aosp-i5700/ /android-phone/froyo-aosp-i5700/#comments Tue, 15 Feb 2011 08:30:53 +0000 /?p=591 samsung galaxy spica Froyo [AOSP] for i5700Good news to all Samsung i5700 Galaxy Spica users! We all know that Samsung no longer provide update to their Galaxy Spica and the last update is the Android 2.1 Eclair. Although Eclair is a good version the lack of flash support is the biggest downside of this Android version.

I stumbled at Samdroid.Net forum and a certain post caught my attention “Froyo [AOSP] for i5700”. According to the post the new build is now stable and all hardware are now supported.  The build comes with ADW Launcher v1.3.3,’s recovery v0.1.3.b6. and CyagonMod’s file manager.

Installation of the the mod is pretty easy,  download the SamdroidMod,  apply to SD card, enter to Recovery mode, wipe data & cache if you use Android 2.1 (SamdroidMod 1.x.x), apply the and lastly  Reboot.

Here is the step-by-step instruction:

How to install
1. Download (with Google Services): (64.73 MB)
2. Put it to SD card
3. Enter to Recovery
4. Wipe data & cache if you use Android 2.1 (SamdroidMod 1.x.x)!
5. Apply
6. Reboot
7. Play

For more detailed instruction and download links you can visit the Froyo [AOSP] for i5700 official thread and for feedbacks/ bug reports visit this thread.

Note: is not responsible if you break  your phone. Do it at your risk.

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Nokia N900 running on Android Gingerbread/android-porting/nokia-n900-running-android-gingerbread/ /android-porting/nokia-n900-running-android-gingerbread/#comments Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:37:48 +0000 /?p=355 Accoring to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Android will not work in his device but the guys from NITDroid proved him wrong. This is the latest hack to run Android on Non Android phones. The NITDroid team successfully ported the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread over to Nokia’s flag ship device the N900.

Nokia N900 running Android Nokia N900 running on Android Gingerbread

Alexy Roslyakov aka Drunkdebugger the leader of NITDroid team got Gingerbread ported over to Nokia’sN900 in no time. The first version have calling features, wifi, bluetooth and some other features. Hopefully the stable build will be available by the end of the year. The team was also the first to port Froyo on N900 after 24 hours of the source code is  being released.

So, if you want  Android on Nokia N900, the complete guide on how to install Android on N900 is freely available at NITDroid Wiki.

Note: Do it with your own risk, the information provided stay at is. PinoyDROID does not guarantee it will work on your device. Doing the hack/porting will void your warranty. Don’t forget to backup your OS.

Source: HDBlog via theAndroidGuy

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