T-Mobile G2 Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM Leaks

Last month, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM with Sense UI for the HTC Desire Z leaked.

Today, the folks over at XDA forums have managed to get their hands on the leaked Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM for the T-Mobile G2.

The T-Mobile G2 and the HTC Desire Z are exactly the same phones, except that the former runs on stock Android while the latter has Sense UI on top of it.

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Users who have flashed this ROM on their handset, report that the performance and stability of this ROM is top-notch. Sadly, the ROM does not feature the screen-off animation, which Android 2.3 Gingerbread brings.

The leaked ROM works perfectly, which suggests that the T-Mobile G2 Gingerbread update is around the corner. Another HTC Vision’ developer rmk40 has already uploaded a de-odexed and rooted version of the ROM.

Interested T-Mobile G2 owners can head over to this thread to download and install the leaked ROM on their handset. The ROM will also work flawlessly on the HTC Desire Z.

HTC ‘Doubleshot’ ROM With Sense 3.0 UI Ported To HTC Desire Z/T-Mobile G2

A week ago, we had reported that the HTC Desire Z has got a taste of the Sense 3.0 UI, thanks to the leaked HTC Sensation ROM. However, the Sensation ROM port had many issues due to the difference in resolution (WVGA vs. qHD).

A few days ago, rumors were flowing on the Internet that HTC is already working on the HTC Desire Z successor, with the codename Doubleshot’.

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Now, one popular developer over at the HTC Desire Z modding scene rmk40 has managed to get his hands on a leaked HTC Doubleshot ROM. He has even ported the ROM to the HTC Desire Z. Since, the Doubleshot’ will sport a WVGA screen, the ROM works without any graphical glitches on the Desire Z.

Early users report that most of the hardware is working on this ROM. However, some bloat ware apps are continuously force closing, which should be rectified pretty soon. The ROM will also work on the T-Mobile G2.

From the screenshots above, readers can easily understand why developers want to port Sense UI 3.0 to the HTC ‘Vision’. The Sense UI in its latest version looks gorgeous!

T-Mobile G2 and HTC Desire Z owners should head over to this thread over at XDA forums for more information about the ROM.

HTC Desire Z Official Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM Leaks!

HTC Desire Z owners can get a taste of Android 2.3 Gingerbread on their handsets, thanks to a RUU leak of the Gingerbread test ROM from HTC.

The leaked RUU is based on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with HTC’s Sense UI running on top of it. The leaked RUU also brings with it a new radio which improves signal reception and 4G’ download speeds, but at the expense of higher battery consumption.

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One of the developers rmk40 has already gone ahead and released a custom ROM based on this leaked RUU with root access and busybox installed.

Sadly, unlike the Nexus S which uses the ETX4 file system, the Desire Z Gingerbread ROM uses the EXT3 file system. Users who flashed this ROM also reported ultra-quick boot-up times and improved battery life.

T-Mobile G2 owners can also flash this leaked RUU on their phone, since the handset is similar to the Desire Z. HTC Desire Z or T-Mobile G2 owners can download and install the leaked Android 2.3 Gingerbread RUU on their phone from here.

T-Mobile G2 Gets Permanent Root

Finally! It was more than a month ago we had reported that the modding community had managed to get temporary’ root access on the T-Mobile G2. However, thanks to the eFuse’ technology as reported by many blogs or due to a software bug, it took the modding community quite a lot of time to get permanent root access on the G2.

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The good news is that the same rooting method works on the Desire Z and the Desire HD. Hopefully, getting permanent root means we will see more modding action over at the G2 forums on XDA. G2 owners can find the steps to root their handset here. The steps to root the G2 are pretty complex and lengthy though.

Hopefully, a simpler and more newbie-friendly version of this root will be out soon.

T-Mobile G2 ‘Temporary’ Root Now Available

It has only been a few days since the T-Mobile G2 started shipping and the handset has already been rooted. The G2 comes with stock version of Android 2.2 i.e. without the popular Sense UI. Rooting an Android phone brings with it a lot of advantage. It allows you to overclock or underclock your phone’s CPU for better performance or better battery life and enable Mobile tethering etcetera.

Users who are interested in rooting their G2 should get adb on their PC and install Terminal Emulator on their handset. The steps to root the G2 can be found here. The only downside of this root is that its temporary in nature. It means that as soon as a user restarts his phone the root will vanish and he will have to re-do the rooting process again.

However, I am pretty sure the folks at XDA-Developers forum will find a workaround for this soon enough.

T-Mobile G2 Officially Announced

Today, the HTC G2 has been finally been announced by T-Mobile. The G2 will be the first phone from T-Mobile to feature HSPA+, which is more commonly known as 4G. The T-Mobile G2 will sport a 3.7-inch screen with a resolution of 800×400 along with a slide-out four row QWERTY keyboard. T-Mobile G2 The slide-out QWERTY keyboard will also have shortcut keys for quick access to various Google services. The phone packs in 512MB of RAM along with 4GB of internal memory. An 8GB microSD card will also be present in the retail box of the device.

The phone also sports a 5MP camera with LED flash and auto-focus. The handset will be powered by a Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm running at 800 MHz. Early benchmarks indicate that the G2 is no slow-couch and offers graphical performance similar to the Motorola Droid X/Droid 2. The G2 will also be running on stock Android 2.2-YES!-Stock Android 2.2. No operator customizations, no HTC Sense on top of the Android UI nothing!

The G2 will also be the first phone to feature a handy Google Voice widget which we saw earlier.  Existing T-Mobile customers will get the opportunity to pre-order the device first. The device will be up for pre-order sometime later this month. Sadly, T-Mobile did not mention anything about the pricing of the device.

T-Mobile G2 Official Pictures Leak

The T-Mobile G2 has been gaining a lot of hype for the last week. The T-Mobile G2 from HTC is expected to be based on the new MSM7230 platform from Qualcomm. The device is expected to be launched on the T-Mobile T-Mobile G2 network on September 29. The HTC made G2 will be the first mobile under the T-Mobile network to feature HSPA+.

Now the folks over at CellPhonesDigital have managed to get their hands on the official leaked pictures of the T-Mobile G2. According to them, the device will be available only in one color Silver. The handset was initially reported to be running on stock Android 2.2 but the site reports that it might run the HTC Sense UI on top of the Android OS. The site has also posted the specifications of the G2 but I would take them with a pinch of salt.

I expect T-Mobile to officially announce the HTC G2 within a couple of weeks.

T-Mobile G2 To Launch on September 29?

The HTC or the T-Mobile G2 has been all over the Internet for the past few days. There were a lot of speculations whether the G2 will be using the same old Snapdragon CPU or the new MSM7230 CPU. A leaked ROM ofT-Mobile G2 the G2 confirmed that the device will be using the newer and faster MSM7230 CPU from Qualcomm. The MSM7230 CPU is based on the 45nm fabrication and integrates an Adreno 205GPU, along with the Scorpion CPU. The T-Mobile G2 will be the first device to support HSPA+.

Now, the folks over at Tmonews have managed to get their hands dirty with some leaked screenshots which shows that the T-Mobile G2 will be launched on September 29th. The leaked image also suggests that the HTC Vision and the HTC Vanguard is the same device, popularly known as the T-Mobile G2. Rumors also suggest that the device will be up for pre-order from August 31/September 1.

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T-Mobile G2: First Look

It seems like just yesterday when we told you about the new T-Mobile G2… oh wait, it was.

Anyway, the guys at Engadget have revealed shots of the T-Mobile G2; and it confirms our earlier suspicions — the T-Mobile G2 is the same as the HTC Vision or the HTC Desire Z, maybe with some changes.

You know what you can expect in the T-Mobile G2; it will have a 3.7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, a 1 GHz Snapdragon, 576 MB RAM and a slider QWERTY keyboard.

It will ship with Android 2.1 Eclair but will get the Android 2.2 upgrade. Other usual suspects like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS can also be expected.

The T-Mobile G2 will support HSPA+ connectivity and will be T-Mobile’s first 4G handset.

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T-Mobile Announces G2, Will Be Its First 4G Handset

T-Mobile at their website announced a new Android powered handset, G2. The “big” thing in this handset is that it will support HSPA+ connectivity and will become T-Mobile’s first 4G capable handset.T-Mobile G2

According to Engadget, it will be manufactured by HTC and will be released in the month of September. The rumors suggest that HTC myTouch HD is the mobile which T-Mobile will present. We don’t have much information of the device at his moment but more details will be out soon.

Stay tuned for more updates on this device.

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