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Android Honeycomb for the HTC Flyer Tablet

Posted by techhackz-admin Saturday, September 10, 2011

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The HTC Flyer is an interesting tablet from HTC: 7 inches touchscreen which fits nicely in your pocket, HTC Scribe technology to allow you to take notes easily using a stylus. But let’s face it, it is plagued by the fact it runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) out of the box, an OS which has never been optimized for tablets. Thankfully, we recently saw a Honeycomb leak come up and there are now a few custom Honeycomb ROMs available for the HTC Flyer.

Disclaimer: Please note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting or customizing your device can be risky, if you follow the instructions you should be fine!

One of the main Honeycomb custom ROM for the HTC Flyer is called FlyHoney from nickiberli @ XDA. A very nice banner was created for it:

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FlyHoney brings some very nice enhancements to the out of the box HTC Flyer experience:

FlyHoney ROM - Features

  • ROM base: HTC_WWE_3.10.405.156 (BETA) --> Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • deodexed
  • nano
  • sysro/sysrw
  • rooted
  • busybox
  • The Partitions are being formatted with alignment (Like the zipalign for apks)
  • Enabled phone function
  • SD card speedfix
  • Bluetooth headset profile enabled
  • Enabled hardware rendering
  • longer wifi scan interval -> better for battery if wifi is on but not connected
  • unsecured boot image (for root commands via adb shell)
  • big VM Heapsize
  • Battery with percentage
  • Smoother UI
  • all apk's zipaligned
  • sqlite3
  • init.d scripts support
  • zipalign all apk's you installed on boot
  • no annyoing bootsound
  • Ad-Free
  • ES File Explorer
  • Titanium Backup
  • Other hacks and mods..

Removed:
  • HTC Feedback
  • Google Feedback
  • KidMode

You can download FlyHoney and find the instructions on how to install it @ First HC custom ROM for the HTC Flyer.

Paul O’Brien from MoDaCo also released a custom Honeycomb 3.2 ROM for the HTC Flyer which you can find @ MoDaCo Custom ROM for the HTC Flyer (Honeycomb 3.2). This custom ROM also brings some nice improvements:

Features Included (many optional via the Online Kitchen)

  • Based on the 3.10.405.1
  • Packaged for ClockworkMod
  • Rebuilt using the MoDaCo MCR optimisation scripts
  • Full up to date Google experience + additional
  • Google Music for 3.2
  • Stock Honeycomb launcher (alongside Sense)
  • 'OdexMe' application to odex on demand
  • su / Superuser.apk root
  • Busybox

You can find more custom ROMs for the HTC Flyer on XDA @ Flyer Android Development.

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