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Oxygen RC6 has a video bug / Zeam development discontinued.

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As noted in XDA developers, Oxygen RC6 has a video bug that AdamG cannot resolve until the Google Android team release an update to the core Nexus code. Something to check back on in a few weeks then.

Also it looks like the Zeam launcher dev, cloakt, has ceased developing Zeam. Wonder what that means for the future launcher to be included in Oxygen? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=10491215&postcount=1135


Written by tangram11

14 January 2011 at 10:32 am

Oxygen MOD

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Have been using OpenDesire MOD for a couple of weeks and generally like it, but time to upgrade to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). To do that, I have chosen Oxygen by AdamG who also did OpenDesire.  It is pretty lean and uses the Zeam launcher instead of ADW … I’ll see if that’s more stable than ADW.

Loading Oxygen was pretty straitforward, so the first step is to figure out how to get Oxygen to use my Ext3 partition properly.  It does not seem to be aware of it and is trying load all apps to the limited phone memory … oops down to 6MB free – that is very unhealthy.

Okay, looks like life is not so straitforward with Oxygen. Adam has managed to figure out how to do away with Ext3 but some more hoops are required to be jumped through. Install order  according to this post (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=882758) is:

  1. Root your phone – done that.
  2. Install a custom “recovery” module – done that, installed Clockwork.
  3. S-Off the phone – ok, this is new. Follow the S-Off steps from the Oxygen FAQ link (above) and then look at this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=805811 PLUS read the comments which have some extra tips that might make it easier for Windows users.
  4. Setup Fastboot and ADB – Instructions from the FAQ are a little out of order and it looks like installation of the SDK will be required.
  5. Now load the Oxygen HBoot – wtf … have no idea what this is and looks like it is making a serious commitment to Oxygen, but the page at http://alpharev.nl/ has other HBoot files that look like you can use if all does not go well with Oxygen.
  6. Do a full backup of the SD card, then reformat it to FAT32. Keep reading FAQ instructions.
  7. Check to see if you need new Radio code
  8. Now you finally get to Download and Install Oxygen.

Ok, that’s looking more complicated than Download ROM … Flash Rom … Restore applications.

Time to boot back into recovery and do a nandroid restore.


Written by tangram11

14 January 2011 at 8:56 am

HTC Desire – Battery Recalibration

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Whether you have bought a new HTC Desire, or have just done an upgrade to Froyo (Android 2.2), your phone battery may need recalibrating to ensure you get good use out of it.

After following these instructions, I was able to get at least 3 hours extra time out of my battery, with average use.

The steps below appear convoluted, but follow them slowly – it is really quite simple and will take you about 15 mins or less if your phone is close to a full charge.

1. Connect phone to the charger with the phone powered on and let the phone to charge until the notification LED is green.

2. Disconnect the phone from the charger, and power it off.

3. Reconnect the phone to the charger with the phone powered off, and allow the phone to charge until the notification LED is green.

4. Disconnect the phone from the charger and power it on. Once the phone is powered completely on, power it off again and reconnect it to the charger until the notification LED is green.

5. Disconnect the phone, power it on, and use it.

(via Level X who got it from XDA Developers)

That’s it! Hope this worked for you.



Written by tangram11

5 November 2010 at 1:07 pm

Telstra HTC Desire – Upgrade to Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system

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Upgrading your phone operating system = better performance and improvements

Have you upgraded your HTC Desire operating system yet? If not, you will most likely be using version 2.1 of Android (Eclair) and there is a newer version 2.2 now available (Frozen Yoghurt aka Froyo).

If you want to upgrade, and you should, follow these instructions. Note that the whole process takes about 20 mins and will not destroy your data or applications.

  1. Make sure your phone is fully charged.
  2. Make sure you are disconnected from Telstra 3G access, and connected to a wireless connection. If you do not understand what this means, either discuss with your friendly techy friend or follow the alternate instructions below and visit a Telstra Shop.
  3. Click the Menu button on the front of the phone.
  4. Then select Settings, then scroll all the way down and click on About Phone.
  5. Then click on System Software Updates, then click Check Now button.
  6. Follow this instructions from there.

If you can get through all that, well done. If you can’t, you could go to a Telstra shop and ask them to do it for you, but confirm with them that they WILL NOT use your data allowance to do this. The process sucks down about 100 meg of data and could incur high charges if you are using Telstra data and near your limit.

Good Luck,

Written by tangram11

5 November 2010 at 12:53 pm

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