GingerTouch is an Android ROM for the HTC myTouch 4G based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread code from AOSP (Android Open Source Project) as well as CyanogenMod 7 that’s been recently released by XDA-Developers forum member stoneyjonez and if you are still running FroYo or earlier on your phone, you can install it now. Details, download link and installation instructions after the jump.
Despite being based on the AOSP code, this ROM isn’t just a plain vanilla AOSP build but is rather a blend of CyanogenMod 7 and Gingerbread AOSP both. It uses the zinx kernel which is used in all CyanogenMod 7 builds out there at present, plus a few enhancements such as a black themed messaging app and a shutdown menu with recovery and reboot options.
The features working at present apart from the Gingerbread interface include phone radio, messaging, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, video calling, Gingerbread CRT screen off animation and the new Nexus S and microbes wallpapers. Wi-Fi calling, Wi-Fi and USB tethering and menu/trackpad wake aren’t functional at the moment, though pressing home immediately after pressing trackpad wake it. The camera has some issues such as upside-down FFC pictures and messed up aspect ratio in video recording.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
To be able to install this ROM, your device must be rooted and have ClockworkMod 3 or higher installed. Furthermore, you must also have ADB installed if you want to install ClockworkMod 3. Don’t worry if your device doesn’t meet these requirements as we shall be covering them in the installation instructions. You may skip to step 2 if your device meets these requirements.
- If your device isn’t rooted or doesn’t have ClockworkMod 3 recovery installed, please refer to steps 1 to 5 of this guide. Once you’re done, get back here and proceed to step 2.
- Download the ROM from the link given below and copy it to the root of your phone’s SD card.
- Flash the ROM from recovery after taking a nandroid backup and wiping all data, cache and dalvik cache. If you don’t know how to perform any of these steps, refer to our guide on how to flash a ROM to an Android device from recovery.
- [Optional] Download Google Apps from the link given below, copy the zip to the root of your SD card and flash it from recovery like you flashed the ROM. Do not wipe data though.
This ROM will be under active development so over time, several bugs will be fixed and several new features will be added. For updates, to report bugs, request features or get help, head over to this forum thread at XDA-Developers.
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