For some reason the ROM Images for the Android Dev Phone 1 have the links missing from the main ADP-1 download site. When you go to http://developer.htc.com/adp.html You’re greeted with a table of ROM images and file names but the links have been removed:
(You can click on the image to see the full-size version of the table.)
After some digging around I found that someone on the Android Developer List has found that the files are still on the website, only the links to them have been removed from the ADP-1 page. Creating the URL links are simple enough. You just start them with
http://member.america.htc.com/download/RomCode/ADP and send with the file you want (i.e.
ota-radio-2_22_19_26I.zip) The challenge here is that you cannot access those files directly, you have to be re-directed from
http://developer.htc.com. If you’re a Linux or Mac user, this is solved with a simple shell script and the
wget command. Modify the script for the ROM images that you want to download and you’re in business.
wget "--referer=$IDIOTS1" "$IDIOTS2/ota-radio-2_22_19_26I.zip"
wget "--referer=$IDIOTS1" "$IDIOTS2/signed-dream_devphone_userdebug-img-14721.zip"
wget "--referer=$IDIOTS1" "$IDIOTS2/signed-dream_devphone_userdebug-ota-14721.zip"
If you’re a Windows user, you can accomplish the same thing if you have Cygwin installed: http://www.cygwin.com/
The script source for fetching the ROMs came from this discussion at The Android Developer mailing list. Thanks to Noah Tilton.
If you use and Android device like the T-Mobile G1 and you haven’t heard of Bloo yet, you will. This is probably the slickest application for Facebook on *any* platform. Excellent photo album and photo upload support, a slick user interface a small memory footprint, and it’s obviously clean, tight code judging from how fast it is. Configuring it does need a few simple steps that are all documented on his website. Use Facebook? Got the T-Mobile G1? Get this app. It’s a steal at the $1.49US price tag.
Useful Links for Getting Started with Bloo:
In my last post I mentioned the
android:minSdkVersion attribute to
<uses-sdk> tag. As of SDK 1.5 the attribute values used correspond to the following API releases:
You can read more about all of this at http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-1.5.html
Google has not found anything about what the app does to counter those claims.
I did some playing with this app. It’s definitely one to avoid unless you like sending your application usage data to people you don’t know for their own gains.
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(Via Android Community.)