1. thenameisnigel's Avatar
    Can anyone port a Sense rom please? I would but my Windows Server hard drives are all down ( do to a relicating virus )

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    06-16-2012 10:11 AM
  2. Sn1per 117's Avatar
    Someone on xda was porting sense, but I'm not sure what the progress is on it.

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    06-16-2012 10:30 AM
  3. thenameisnigel's Avatar
    Someone on xda was porting sense, but I'm not sure what the progress is on it.

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    It was a sense themed ROM, I want the full sense.

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    06-16-2012 10:56 AM
  4. JayWill's Avatar
    There was a guy working on a Sense port, who also ported it to the NS4G, but I haven't heard any updates on that front in quite awhile. I think he was running into kernel related technical problems with porting it to this phone, which may get resolved when the ICS kernel source is published. They have a build put together but it wouldn't boot.

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    06-17-2012 01:36 PM
  5. Dutch29's Avatar
    Hello,
    I have this question about Sense. I just bought a Samsung S2 Skyrocket (AT&T) and activated on Straight Talk. I love most everything about the s2 but I HATE the email format!
    I had an htc Evo4g for the last 2 yrs. on Sprint and loved most everything about the phone, but Sprints data network is very slow. If I root the S2, could i put a rom on it that could change the email format to work just like my Evo did? If so, which root? Which rom?
    Hope you can help.
    Thanks!
    Dutch 29
    08-05-2012 06:33 AM
  6. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Hello,
    I have this question about Sense. I just bought a Samsung S2 Skyrocket (AT&T) and activated on Straight Talk. I love most everything about the s2 but I HATE the email format!
    I had an htc Evo4g for the last 2 yrs. on Sprint and loved most everything about the phone, but Sprints data network is very slow. If I root the S2, could i put a rom on it that could change the email format to work just like my Evo did? If so, which root? Which rom?
    Hope you can help.
    Thanks!
    Dutch 29
    First thanks for bringing up a dead thread :rolleyes: Second this is not the skyrocket SGS2 section. Also have fun being cut down to 2GB of data while on At&t
    08-05-2012 06:43 AM
  7. TWC_SouthPhilly's Avatar
    First thanks for bringing up a dead thread :rolleyes: Second this is not the skyrocket SGS2 section. Also have fun being cut down to 2GB of data while on At&t
    Get em!!!!!! LoL

    He wasn't even close to the OP either....

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    08-05-2012 01:48 PM
  8. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Get em!!!!!! LoL

    He wasn't even close to the OP either....

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    Its like this guy went to the very bottom of the general section and revived a dead thread. lol.
    08-05-2012 02:07 PM
  9. chew dz's Avatar
    A guy who went by the name of Swamp Goblin ported it & it booted but everything was borked. Ever since he ran into kernel issues he disappeared. I believe he has other priorities or something.

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    08-05-2012 02:39 PM
  10. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    A guy who went by the name of Swamp Goblin ported it & it booted but everything was borked. Ever since he ran into kernel issues he disappeared. I believe he has other priorities or something.

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    He hasnt logged on to xda sense July 15. It looks like he gave up on it. thread is even locked down.
    08-05-2012 02:41 PM
  11. chew dz's Avatar
    He hasnt logged on to xda sense July 15. It looks like he gave up on it. thread is even locked down.
    Yea. This isn't the first time he bailed on the e4gt port without notice. He just came back for like 2 weeks, got it to boot, then left again.

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    08-05-2012 02:45 PM
  12. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Yea. This isn't the first time he bailed on the e4gt port without notice. He just came back for like 2 weeks, got it to boot, then left again.

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    Wow. and the community bought that ****** and ET4G as well. Horrible person. I work 60 hrs a wk and I still find time to poke my head in and say hi.
    08-05-2012 04:09 PM
  13. chew dz's Avatar
    Wow. and the community bought that ****** and ET4G as well. Horrible person. I work 60 hrs a wk and I still find time to poke my head in and say hi.
    & for that, I respect you.

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    08-05-2012 10:25 PM
  14. Jmuney's Avatar
    Yeah, bubby was is a 16 year old kid who's got some skills but isn't accountable/ is flaky. He moved to T-Mobile when his parents changed the whole family over.

    As for sense: it was magic on his part to get it on the ns4g. While all 99% of android phones are on "arm" designed chips, each chip company works the arm core into their own design. Not unlike android.

    Here's the rub: sense, tochwiz etc are closed source. Yeah, we can poke around but not enough to grab Widgets from sense and put them on vanilla, for example. Each skin is reprogrammed, at the firmware level, to work with each unique chip. So HTC takes android source, which is currently most easily ported to TI or Nvidia architecture and ports it to qualcomm's architecture and builds an optimized and closed code on top of that. This firmware port is not a one man job even at 80 hours a week. They have do do everything from board bring up to camera and USB drivers. Then they put their skin in, and it's much deeper than a launcher. Additionally, they have radio firmware and tons of other stuff. Not only is updating android with this process a total but putting sense on an enxynos architecture with different drivers, radios etc and having it run well is pretty much a pipe dream.

    That's why most roms are either ports/optimization of the skin from similar or same devices or based on aosp from google directly (or close derivative and totally open like miui). And that's why you need HTC architecture in your device for sense.

    Like all rules, the exception is nexus devices since they are the dev devices: they always have the best/most devs and often accomplish ridiculous feats like this.

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    08-05-2012 11:43 PM
  15. thenameisnigel's Avatar
    Yeah, bubby was is a 16 year old kid who's got some skills but isn't accountable/ is flaky. He moved to T-Mobile when his parents changed the whole family over.

    As for sense: it was magic on his part to get it on the ns4g. While all 99% of android phones are on "arm" designed chips, each chip company works the arm core into their own design. Not unlike android.

    Here's the rub: sense, tochwiz etc are closed source. Yeah, we can poke around but not enough to grab Widgets from sense and put them on vanilla, for example. Each skin is reprogrammed, at the firmware level, to work with each unique chip. So HTC takes android source, which is currently most easily ported to TI or Nvidia architecture and ports it to qualcomm's architecture and builds an optimized and closed code on top of that. This firmware port is not a one man job even at 80 hours a week. They have do do everything from board bring up to camera and USB drivers. Then they put their skin in, and it's much deeper than a launcher. Additionally, they have radio firmware and tons of other stuff. Not only is updating android with this process a total but putting sense on an enxynos architecture with different drivers, radios etc and having it run well is pretty much a pipe dream.

    That's why most roms are either ports/optimization of the skin from similar or same devices or based on aosp from google directly (or close derivative and totally open like miui). And that's why you need HTC architecture in your device for sense.

    Like all rules, the exception is nexus devices since they are the dev devices: they always have the best/most devs and often accomplish ridiculous feats like this.

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    Actually, when I had the LG Optimus One, we had a full working port. And I mean if you start on a port, I would like that you at least say that you've closed development. I was sitting there waiting. Plus, I know tons of devs that built without actually having a device. Chris is one of them .
    08-06-2012 12:37 PM
  16. Jmuney's Avatar
    Actually, when I had the LG Optimus One, we had a full working port. And I mean if you start on a port, I would like that you at least say that you've closed development. I was sitting there waiting. Plus, I know tons of devs that built without actually having a device. Chris is one of them .
    I just looked up that phone. It's on Qualcomm architecture, making a port much more feasible. Especially considering it's from the MSM 7xxx family and the Droid Eris is on the same chipset. Again, the firmware is already mostly there and they are doing a fairly simple port compared to an Enxynos port. I did say most ports happen on similar devices or nexus.
    08-06-2012 06:32 PM
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