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(DEVELOPMENT SEIZED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

Its important to make a nandroid backup before attempting this update !

Stable Development of the Froyo 2.2 on the T-Mobile Pulse

-Wifi picks a better signal up with tweaking the previous fix,

-Updated Android Market,

-Cleaned CyanogenMod Settings.

-Front Cam Fixed, (Facing Cam Issue still persists an fix and update will be soon up on this post)

-File Manager,

-Faster and Smoother Performance.

-Improved UI new finish

(This is a development of some custom improvements. This is ONLY for the T-Mobile Pulse U8220. If this update fails to write to other pulse phones I am not responsible for any loss of data or that may render the pulse unstable or unusable.

Although this has been Tested as stable development feel free to make many more improvements.)

Don't let the Pulse Die !

Installation onto the Pulse.

To install this MOD you must have already Updated your Pulse to Eclair 2.1 Release from the T-Mobile. If not you can do this by following the instructions on the T-Mobile Support page. (UK Only)

February 2011: T-Mobile Pulse software update (Android 2.1 - updated)

(Or currently using a different MOD on the Pulse)

Install Clockwork Recovery

Clockwork Recovery allows you to Restore or Make backups of your Pulse. If you have not already installed Clockwork

Recovery to your Pulse. Follow this link for Instructions.

Install Nandroid Backup

Nandroid is capable of making complete snapshots of your whole phone as well as restoring from those snapshots also snapshots can the ported to a different phone (Same Model).

Firstly if you are using a different ROM on your phone you may be able to use the "ROM Manager" to install this Mod.

Otherwise to download the "ROM Managerr to your follow the instructions are below."

  • Access the Android Market by loading the Market app.
  • Search for "ROM Manager".
  • Install to your Pulse.

Nandroid Recovery

Now you have completed the above steps you can now continue to install the MOD.

(Before Instructions)Download File T-Mobile Pulse U8220 Froyo 2.2 Recovery (ZIP) (From Computer) Time issue fixed.

Once the ZIP File has download to your preferred location on you computer UNZIP the folder T-Mobile Pulse (U8220) 2.2 Froyo Recovery to your Desktop

1. With the Computer/Phone Data cable connect your Pulse to the Computer on your Pulse select Turn on USB Storage.

2. Once connected an Autoplay prompt (Windows) will pop up there select "Open folder to view files"

3. When the folder is open select to open these folders

- clockworkmod - backup Go back to the folder you have Unzipped to your Desktop, open the folder and move the file 2011-10-25.00.20.31into the backup folder. Once done, unmount your USB and open up "ROM Manager" on the Pulse

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Once your phone has restarted and botted into clockwork recovery

scroll down to nandroid

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Select Restore

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Confirm

Once Restored select Reboot System Now

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Interesting development goes on for Pulse. Great!

What's the roadmap?

Is it only me, but I don't see any links downloadable?..

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Interesting development goes on for Pulse. Great!

What's the roadmap?

Is it only me, but I don't see any links downloadable?..

Sorry I was looking everywhere for the download file I have found it now I shall link it :)

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What does 'cam fixed' mean? Did you modify the camera.apk or the driver to make it work? And is the front facing camera working?

The front facing cam issue still persists Im still trying to get my head around the problem I would appreciate any support I'm looking into the camera.apk it just may seen thats the issue there.

Although the back main cam works perfectly fixed the multi capture bug in the cam.

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Its important to make a nandroid backup before attempting this update !

Stable Development of the Froyo 2.2 on the T-Mobile Pulse

-Wifi picks a better signal up with tweaking the previous fix,

-Updated Android Market,

-Cleaned CyanogenMod Settings.

-Front Cam Fixed, (Facing Cam Issue still persists an fix and update will be soon up on this post)

-File Manager,

-Faster and Smoother Performance.

-Improved UI new finish

(This is a development of some custom improvements. This is ONLY for the T-Mobile Pulse U8220. If this update fails to write to other pulse phones I am not responsible for any loss of data or that may render the pulse unstable or unusable.

Although this has been Tested as stable development feel free to make many more improvements.)

Don't let the Pulse Die !

Installation onto the Pulse.

1. To install this MOD you must have already Updated your Pulse to Eclair 2.1 Release from the T-Mobile. If not you can do this by following the instructions on the T-Mobile Support page. (UK Only)

February 2011: T-Mobile Pulse software update (Android 2.1 - updated)

2. Secondly you must Install the Clockwork Recovery onto the Pulse. You can find the instructions on this post

3. Once you have installed Clockwork Recovery boot the Pulse into Clockwork Recovery by Pressing the Red end call key, Menu Key and The Power On button together. It should take 5 seconds to boot into Clockwork Recovery.

4. Once you have booted into Clockwork Recovery Insert your USB Data Cable in you Pulse and Computer. From here you are presented Green Menu will give you a few options to choose from scroll with your Trackball to Partitions Menu click in the Trackball In to Select. Scroll down to Mount USB Storage.

5. Once you have mounted the USB Storage a open folders prompt should be seen your you Computer Desktop. This folder is your Phones SD Card Storage which will contain the Clockwork Recovery files (Select view folders and files when prompted)

6. Select the file clockworkmod and then backup.

7. Download File T-Mobile Pulse U8220 Froyo 2.2 Recovery (ZIP)

8. Once you have Downloaded the ZIP file. Unzip the folder 2011-10-25.00.20.31 to

the backup folder.

9. Unmount the the USB Storage Device and Select the back Home key 3 times to go back to the Clockwork Recovery Main Menu.

10. On the Main Menu scroll to Advanced and select Reboot Recovery. Once Rebooted back into recovery scroll down and select Nandroid & Select Restore

there you will find the Recovery File select the file to start the boot write sequence.

This should take no more than 2 minutes to write to the Pulse.

When completed Return back the main menu and select Reboot Device.

this rom has issues with Wifi. it is always stuck at "obtaining IP address"...

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this rom has issues with Wifi. it is always stuck at "obtaining IP address"...

Hmmm that was the wifi bug in the based version but believe they had fixed it :S could you tell me what your seeing when you boot this onto your phone. My wifi is working fine but this is still in dev your help would much be appreciated.

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you need to reboot..

Reboot won't work there was an issue I have uploaded a new link on the top post clock issue is now fixed.

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Reboot won't work there was an issue I have uploaded a new link on the top post clock issue is now fixed.

I turned the clock on in CyanogenMod settings inside the settings.apk and then I rebooted. The clock issue was solved.

I have now gone back to android 2.1 but I will reflash this new update (on top of Feb T-mobile UK updata.app) again to see if WiFi is working now..

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It's seems faster but its still in development so more improvements to come soon you can check out the current one above.

JDMikey,

Please read my PM. it is important

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If you are interested in trying to fix the remaining issues with CM 6.1 then I'll be tracking your progress even if I don't test every release you try. Are you publishing your source code anywhere? The issues I am aware of with CM6.1 are

  • Wifi does not reconnect, the Blade Wifi Fix app was a workaround for this but it sounds as if you may have fixed it properly. I believe Blade Wifi Fix was switching wifi off then on hence was much slower than just doing a rescan.
  • Sometimes the wifi driver completely stops working requiring a reboot - this is also a problem in the official 2.1 ROM but Blade Wifi Fix turning it off and on seems to provoke it faster.
  • Wifi does not get the correct MAC address - not much of a problem if you only have one pulse. I believe an app exists which can force the correct address if you know what your phone's address should be.
  • Camera autofocus was very noisy because it kept hitting the end stops - I've had Camera.Focus.Fix_signed.zip installed for so long I don't really remember what the problem was
  • When using the main camera the camera driver locks up if you take multiple high res photos in succession. Camera_cm6_patched_anegin.zip contains a patch for the default camera app. Are you saying you have fixed this in the driver so other camera apps will work too.
  • The default camera app doesn't support the smaller front facing camera, it isn't clear to me if the camera is actually not working or if theer is just no way to access it
  • After using an app that turns on the GPS the GPS icon never goes away - the phone seems to have a higher likelihood of doing a random reboot after this happens so I suspect it has corrupted some internal state
  • Sometimes rotation stops working after a few days. The accelerometer itself is still working as apps that read it directly still work, it just loses its link to the orientation setting

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  • Wifi does not reconnect, the Blade Wifi Fix app was a workaround for this but it sounds as if you may have fixed it properly. I believe Blade Wifi Fix was switching wifi off then on hence was much slower than just doing a rescan.

I'm playing with CM7.1 but it has the same wifi reconnect issues. (I can manually via menu choose right access point to "help" it - that works. No need to turn wifi completely off, then on).

I also can help it reconnect via command line:

iwconfig eth0 essid MYAP
I've taken iwconfig and iwlist from Huawei Ascend rom. The scan itself works fine, as i see active access points (AP), their signal strength, encryption via user interface. Looks it only hesitates to chose the right AP to associate with. The following does not add value, as the device doing scans itself just fine:
iwlist eth0 scan

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