The Dell Streak is one of the slickest Android cell phone available on the market today, with its huge 5 inches screen the Streak is closer to a tablet than a phone. Its biggest issue is that it ships with Android 1.6 which is really old, hackers found a way to run Android 2.1 on it and now Froyo aka Android 2.2 can also be installed on the Dell Streak.
Stephen Hyde @ Modaco released a custom ROM for the Dell Streak that you can find @ http://android.modaco.com/content/dell-streak-streak-modaco-com/319728/dell-streak-froyo-build-beta/.
Everything is said to be working in this Android 2.2 custom ROM [from Modaco thread]:
Everything that i know of
mobile data is turned off by default it can be easily enabled in settings
no apns are included as standard these need adding manually.
Streak will sometimes randomly reboot
after you switch off wifi, the 3G data will not come back on - reboot should fix
In order to install this ROM you will need a Dell Streak running Android 2.1 you will find all the instructions on how to update your Dell Streak to Android 2.1 @ Modaco:
- 19/Aug - Streak 2.1 downloads / how-tos (ROM / Superboot / Recovery)
To install Android 2.2 follow the instructions created by Stephen @ Modaco:
- DELL STREAK Froyo Build Beta., Official Announcement Thread
You can take a look at Android 2.2 (Froyo) on the Dell Streak in the following YouTube video:
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