Comviq/Tele2 now sells Blades with 2.2. These blades loads their kernel to 0x02600000 just as the other official 2.2 phones. Also the repair center i Sweden have started upgrading phones when they repair them. Likely they are using the "TPT" method. New or officially upgraded 2.2 blades most likely all will use these new baseadress. Also the ril libs and liboemcamera.so are not compatible.
This means the new or upgraded phones can NOT use current Clockwork/RA recoverys and they can NOT use current custom ROMs. ...
I foresee that this will happen in other contries aswell.
So unless we can get hold if a TPT installation for this new "platform", we will need to create separate versions of custom ROMs for these phones. In the event that we can get hold of the "TPT" files for official 2.2 then I suppose we eventually switch ROM development over to the new "platform"?
I think we have the V880, the 003z, the X880 and the Swedish 2.2 Blade that are in this "second generation" (G2) memory arrangement style.
There's a Bulgarian 2.2 and in India, Dell are now advertising 2.2 under the exact same model designation as the previous 2.1 model. My expectation is that these will also be in the G2 arrangement.
This is a recipe for confusion.
Since current G1 custom firmware will not work with (and could even brick) G2 devices, there appears to be an urgent need for a quick-and-dirty app that can be run to show the owner whether he is holding a G1 or a G2 phone -- and thus what he can safely install.
This becomes a greater need as phones get passed on to second owners.
My guess is that a test app would have to run as root - or is there a simpler means for an app or script to detect whether a phone is G1 or G2?
Would a kindly Dev care to act NOW and knock something together?
And then rom-developers would be able to link to this tool when describing their custom offerings ...
-- ADDED --
kk has now created a little app that will tell you whether your Blade is G1 or G2 style.
On behalf of Blade users, especially those that don't yet understand why this is so important, thanks!
Edited by oh!dougal, 21 March 2011 - 11:09 AM.