froyo and sense playing nice together

BAM!  this is what we've all been waiting for since we first saw Froyo and Sense 2.2 running on the HTC Desire.  Android wizard udk over at xda-developers has released the first version of a Froyo-based HTC Sense ROM.  Before Evo and Incredible users get too excited, there's the little problem of a Froyo capable radio image, so don't even think about trying to flash this.  But for all you folks using the Desire, what are you waiting for?  Just be sure to come back with tales of wonder -- and pictures.  In the meantime, work has already begun getting this ported over to the Nexus One, and I'm sure the capable Incredible and Evo developers are hard at work to satisfy the CDMA bloodlust that's sure to spring up. [xda-developers] Thanks Max!


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Froyo and HTC Sense hacked on the HTC Desire, long before Christmas


It's tempting, very tempting. I really can't say I know much about how these things work, but I quite like my warranty and I'm guessing that'd disappear if I flashed a new ROM onto the phone.

Yeah, no kidding. What a difference that'd make. I'm guessing they're very fond of their quality assurance testing, which is probably the whole reason behind the epic hold-up.

Yep. The little bugs that we (more advanced users/hackers/android geeks) will tolerate just won't fly with the handset engineers.

They like different bugs lol.

That's the same thing I asked yesterday. The development community is outstanding and best of all, FAST! These guys should be gettin PAID for all their hard work...

These companies employ developers that get paid for this work. Of course they'll tell their bosses its going to take time. Who works faster for less pay?
These aren't hobbyists.

its funny how these devs get things done soo
fast than HTC themselves talking about how
long it takes to port to different android devices
...great job devs...

And the reason these guys aren't hired by phone company's to do this is beyond me.
I believe it is a great sales pitch for a manufacturer to tell the world the can port anything Google throws at them in mere weeks.

There are still a few things not working -

Know issue:
* There are not wallpapers
* Some times the geolocalization could not work well
* It's possible that some times the device reboot for unknown reasons

And I doubt more than 2% of HTC's customers would be happy with the long procedure to update.

I guess that's some of the reasons why an official update takes longer time to prepare.