While the HTC Tattoo – also known as HTC Click – might not be a powerful device, it still is a functional Android phone suitable for the casual user and quite handy to use because of its relatively compact size. It is quite popular amongst those who want to use different personalized casing for their phones. If you own one, now you can change more than just its casing – you can install the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread custom ROM on your phone right away.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
This ROM is called nFinityGB v0.1 and has been developed by XDA-Developers forum member arco68. It is an early build meant for testing out at your own risk, and has several features missing at the moment. Apart from the Gingerbread interface, the features that work at present include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, data, USB mass storage, vibration, lights and sounds, while camera, GPS, FM radio, g-sensor and compass are not functional. Due to the device’s low resolution, the developer has had to struggle a lot to port Gingerbread graphics to it but there is still work to be done in some apps including the music player.
Installing Google apps might put your phone into a boot loop if the version you are trying to flash is not meant for Gingerbread. The developer has mentioned that removing the apk file for network location from the Google Apps zip file before flashing it should fix that problem and boot your phone after the Google apps installation. Additionally, we are providing the link a version of Google Apps that is known to work with Gingerbread on other devices and should work for this one too.
To install this ROM, download it from the link given below, copy it to the root of your SD card and flash it to your device from recovery after wiping data and cache. If you are unfamiliar with the process, you can refer to our comprehensive guide on flashing a ROM from recovery. Once installed, the first boot may take a while so be patient and let things settle. You’ll finally have Gingerbread up and running on your HTC Tattoo/Click.
For bug reports, feature requests or updates on the ROM’s development, head over to this XDA-Developers forum thread.
UPDATE: The ROM has progressed since this post was written and the latest version is now 1.14. The download link has been updated, along with the link to Google Apps to include the latest package.