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2.2 Alpha 1(Froyo) ROM - Features and Workarounds

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2.2 Alpha 1 - Features/Issues/Benefits

The 2.2 Alpha 1 ROM by Stephen Hyde is very good.

It is however ALPHA and therefore has features/problems.

This thread is designed to make it easy to choose if 2.2 is right for you, and help you find a quick fix to your problem.

And also to stop people from

  • Trawling through 24 pages of posts

  • Asking the same questions over and over.



    EDIT : There is also a wiki page
    http://wiki.modaco.com/index.php/ZTE_Blade_2.2



    Here is the main Thread http://android.modaco.com/content/zte-blad...al-froyo-build/

    Features/Issues

    • Seems to Unlock the Phone for ANY network - FEATURE!
    • The default screen density (LCD density) is set to 160 this makes icons appear very small - FIXABLE
    • The Dialer app doesn't sleep properly and consumes a fair amount of Battery (seee 'settings->about phone->battery use) - FIXABLE
    • The Calender App force Closes - WORKAROUND
    • Superuser does not work from clean install - FIXABLE
    • non-standard Icons when at 240 density
    • Some users cannot download from Market - FIXABLE (Google Talk)
    • FM RADIO sound on earphone switches off after a few seconds
    • Phone goes on silent mode (when you turn it upside Down) - FEATURE and also turn off / on - able
    • Windows ADB needs hack .inf file for USB Drivers - FIXABLE
    • A-GPS is offline in this build.
    • Keyboard does not vibrate - OTHER KEYBOARDS WORK
    • Network name is showing as the host network for virtual providers (e.g. O2 for GiffGaff)
    • Tiny dialer in 160 density mode - FIXABLE
    • Only 2 Locales can be used en_US and zn_CN - FIXABLE
    • Bluetooth Start-up not working - FIXABLE
    • MP3 notifications do not play - no sound
    • Ambient light sensor is not active
    • Automatic brightness adjustment options are missing
    • Key lights do not work
    • Missing Calculator APP - MARKET CAN FIX THIS
    • Missing clock/alarm APP - MARKET CAN FIX THIS
    • No Sound in TV Catchup
    • Air Control game crashes after a few seconds
      • Much faster ROM
      • LED Notification fixed (continues to flash even when the when screen is off)
      • More stable Wifi
      • 3D performance - huge boost - Neocore 37-38.5
      • Built in Wifi hotspot tethering (infrastructure mode)
      • Move APP to SD (if app supports it Angry birds,Dropbox,Snesoid,Titanium backu, etc...)
      • 270 degree rotation
      • Phone goes on silent mode (when you turn it upside Down) - one mans bug is another mans feature


        These have mostly been gathered from the main Thread
        http://android.modaco.com/content/zte-blad...al-froyo-build/


        Default screen density (LCD density) is set to 160


        This is only a BUG if you don't like it - try it first.

        You can just change the
        build.prop
        files in
        /System
        in the ZIP
        BEFORE
        you install the ROM.

        If you have already installed you have 2 choices

        • Use ADB to Change the File

        • Install Superuser and use a Market APP

          • adb pull /system/build.prop

          • Edit the build.prop file value ro.sf.lcd_density=160 to 240

          • adb remount

          • adb push build.prop /system/build.prop

          • Use an APP to do it

              [*]
              First get
              SUPER USER
              - see below

              [*]
              Then Download LcdDensity App
              http://www.appbrain.com/app/lcddensity-for....n3o.lcddensity

              [*]
              Change the Value to 240

              The Dialer app doesn't sleep properly and consumes a fair amount of Battery

              (see 'settings->about phone->battery use) to see the problem

                [*]
                Go into Settings

                [*]
                Go into Sound

                [*]
                UNCHECK: Turn to mute

                Calender App force Closes

                Workround HACK for Calendar

                Ok you have to re-apply it each time you
                re-boot
                .

                  [*]
                  Stop the Calendar Sync in Accounts (uncheck it)

                  [*]
                  In Manage Applications, delete cache and force stop all THREE Calender Entries

                  [*]
                  Open The Calendar from your APP Drawer

                  [*]
                  The APP force closes - leave it there for about 5 seconds (you will see it load in the background) then close it

                  [*]
                  Re-open the Calendar APP - It opens fine (DONT SCROLL AT ALL)

                  [*]
                  Now RE-Enable Calendar SYNC in Accounts

                  [*]
                  WAIT - until it syncs

                  You can now Add any widgets etc.

                  Superuser does not work from clean install

                  There is an APK for this

                  Info here

                  http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=747598

                  http://blog.23corner.com/tag/universalandroot/

                  http://blog.23corner.com/2010/08/30/univer...eta-5/#more-407

                  Download

                  http://bit.ly/9wAKC5

                  OR you can do it manually with

                  adb shell chmod 04755 /system/bin/su

                  Some users cannot download from Market

                  Logging into the TALK application (google talk) fixes this.

                  Also trying it before you go on Wifi can help

                  Windows ADB needs hack .inf file for USB Drivers

                  DeviceIDs changed for ADB Windows-Drivers in this build.

                  tocixxx hacked the .inf file for this release.

                  Use adb.exe supplied in this rar

                  Hacked USB Drivers - Win7 -
                  http://netload.in/dateiSZdQwcvglR/usb_driver.rar.htm

                  64bit user may need to hack a bit more

                  1. Open 'android_winusb.inf' with notepad

                  2. Go to the first section with 'Orange San Francisco 2.2'

                  3. Delete the leading ';' on the two lines (second and third line following 'Orange San Francisco 2.2')

                  4. Go to the second section with 'Orange San Francisco 2.2'

                  5. Delete the leading ';' on the three lines (second, third, and fourth line following this 'Orange San Francisco 2.2')

                  6. Save the file

                  When prompted for ZTE driver, point to this directory and you should be good

                  Keyboard does not vibrate

                  The HTC IMI Keyboard - works with 2.2 - get it here

                  http://android.modaco.com/index.php?act=at...st&id=65212

                  Tiny dialer in 160 density mode

                  The lock screen is fine on mine, but dialer looks small. IF you like the rest then just use "Dialer one" from the app store as it scales fine.

                  For other apps that dont go full screen, get "Spare Parts" from the Market and untick compatability mode.

                  Only 2 Locales can be used en_US and zn_CN

                  Only 2 Locales can be used en_US and zn_CN.

                  They are defined in /system/etc/customize/default.xml

                  Delete this file

                  reboot

                  and you can choose any locale you want to.

                  Bluetooth Start-up not working

                  There is a problem in the setup of the Bluetooth profiles on startup, but you can fix it very easy

                  type following commands

                  adb shell

                  cd /system/etc/bluetooth

                  chmod 644 *

                  reboot

                  Phone Sound goes on MUTE when upside down

                  This can be turned off: Settings > Sounds > untick "Turn to mute".

Edited by StevenHarperUK

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Looking good.

has anyone tried the stock dialer to c if it fixes the battery drain issue?

AGPS is fixable. someone posted a fix in the other thread.

update the system\etc\gps.conf' file to read:

NTP_SERVER=xtra1.gpsonextra.net

XTRA_SERVER_1=http://xtra1.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin

XTRA_SERVER_2=http://xtra2.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin

XTRA_SERVER_3=http://xtra3.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin


# DEBUG LEVELS: 0 - none, 1 - Error, 2 - Warning, 3 - Info

#			   4 - Debug, 5 - Verbose

DEBUG_LEVEL = 1


# Intermediate position report, 1=enable, 0=disable

INTERMEDIATE_POS=1


# Accuracy threshold for intermediate positions

# less accurate positions are ignored, 0 for passing all positions

ACCURACY_THRES=2500


################################

##### AGPS server settings #####

################################


# FOR SUPL SUPPORT, set the following

# SUPL_HOST=supl.host.com or IP

# SUPL_PORT=1234

SUPL_HOST=supl.google.com

SUPL_PORT=7276


# FOR C2K PDE SUPPORT, set the following

# C2K_HOST=c2k.pde.com or IP

# C2K_PORT=1234


################################

# EXTRA SETTINGS

################################


# Wiper (wifi positioning), 1=enable, 0=disable

ENABLE_WIPER=1


#################################

##### AGPS Carrier settings #####

#################################

CURRENT_CARRIER=common

DEFAULT_AGPS_ENABLE=TRUE

DEFAULT_SSL_ENABLE=FALSE


# TRUE for "User Plane", FALSE for "Control Plane"

DEFAULT_USER_PLANE=TRU

Edited by zerosignull

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I tried that and I was permanently in Leeds - so I reverted and it fixed it.

Anyone else confirm that it does/doesn't work - Ill update if so.

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Nice post. I gave up on 2.2 after seeing a few bugs mentioned so it's nice to see a list of them all on one page with possible solutions :P This is definetly work if it's kept to to date.

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someone on the froyo thread posted an update.zip with standard icons for 240 density. works, i'm using it!

would be great if all the fixes were rolled into one update.zip

Edited by popoyaya

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This one should be integrated with lcd density, icon, a-gps, locale, superuser, busybox, deskclock and calculator fixes.

Not tested, because I don't have phone ATM.

Links:

http://rapidshare.com/files/427336836/update-froyo.zip

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PMX0CQW2

http://www.zshare.net/download/82015240e002d3ea/

Edited by MDCFan

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This one should be integrated with lcd density, icons, locales, superuser, busybox, deskclock and calculator fixes.

Not tested, because I don't have phone ATM.

Links:

http://rapidshare.com/files/427336836/update-froyo.zip

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PMX0CQW2

http://www.zshare.net/download/82015240e002d3ea/

Nice : This thread is to guide users of Alpha 1 - These MAY work - However I am reluctant to point users at Zips from upload sites as the main ROM - especially without CRC's

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Nice : This thread is to guide users of Alpha 1 - These MAY work - However I am reluctant to point users at Zips from upload sites as the main ROM - especially without CRC's

MD5 hash:

update-froyo.zip 4b68c87d8275d65ce1fe8248e5fa7531

I think somebody should test it first as I don't have phone ATM.

Edited by MDCFan

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MD5 hash:

update-froyo.zip 4b68c87d8275d65ce1fe8248e5fa7531

I think somebody should test it first as I don't have phone ATM.

agreed - someone who really knows how to make sure its not infected in any way

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Calendar fix is only temporary as it reverts back to force closes after restarting the phone

Yeh the post says that - it also labels it as WORKAROUND

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Yep i downloaded the one from above, which is what worked fine for me on 2.1 as well but now it force closes :P

Damn I Grabbed it at work today - Its working on my phone now - I must have linked to the wrong one - 1 sec

- Can you try this

http://www.hallerud.se/htc_ime_jonasl_hires_27.zip - from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=624416

Edited by StevenHarperUK

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This one should be integrated with lcd density, icon, a-gps, locale, superuser, busybox, deskclock and calculator fixes.

Not tested, because I don't have phone ATM.

Links:

http://rapidshare.com/files/427336836/update-froyo.zip

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PMX0CQW2

http://www.zshare.net/download/82015240e002d3ea/

I just tried this. It failed to install.

@ can't symlink /system/xbin/nc

Failure at line 234

symlink busybox SYSTEM:xbin/nc

installation aborted

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Damn I Grabbed it at work today - Its working on my phone now - I must have linked to the wrong one - 1 sec

- Can you try this

http://www.hallerud.se/htc_ime_jonasl_hires_27.zip - from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=624416

I've just tried this too, and the keyboard never appears when I tap on a text entry field.

I can get into the settings menu for it just fine, and it appears in the "input method" menu though...

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This one should be integrated with lcd density, icon, a-gps, locale, superuser, busybox, deskclock and calculator fixes.

Not tested, because I don't have phone ATM.

What is the fix for busybox? Tried looking in original thread and couldn't see :P

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What is the fix for busybox? Tried looking in original thread and couldn't see :P

I've just added busybox binary and symlinks from r4 ROM.

I just tried this. It failed to install.

@ can't symlink /system/xbin/nc

Failure at line 234

symlink busybox SYSTEM:xbin/nc

installation aborted

Try to open zip file and delete "nc" file from /system/xbin folder.

Edited by MDCFan

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The Neocore benchmarks are confusing me.

Running Sebs r4 (not r5) rom, I never drop below 38fps with sound on. With it off, I get about 1-2 fps more.

I would have thought 2.2 would boost the fps even more? Or is it just CPU improvements?

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