CyanogenMod 9 for HTC Wildfire S

I’ve got a new gadget, a nice and small Android based smartphone, the HTC Wildfire S (WFS). The week before I got it alquez finished porting CyanogenMod 7 to the wfs. I’ve installed it and started to use it. After some time I was curios how to build the system. I’ve asked alquez how to set it up and I built it from source. Then I got interested in Android 4.0 and looked at CM9. After I managed to build it, it booted with the CM7 kernel and you could get a shell but that was it. So I’ve started to look into the Kernel and read CM9 code. Now after two weeks of work the device shows a UI. The questions if it will work in the end. Most of the stuff is Open Source but you rely on some binary libraries for OpenGL and maybe will not work out in the end. Android 4.0 relies on a lot of features of the 3.0 Kernel, new netfilter modules, updated graphics stuff etc.

If it will not work out in the end, at least I worked on the Kernel 😉

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5 Responses

  1. Ankur Sinha says:

    I’m eagerly waiting for CM9 for my wildfire. Hope they release it soon.

  2. DickRams says:

    This would be an amazing and brilliant option to have!
    I can’t wait.

  3. Very interesting post ! I will come back !

  4. tobias says:

    I hope so much there will be a good stable version of Cyanogenmod 9 to the HTC Wildfire/Wildfire S very soon 🙂

  5. Sam says:

    Came on to this from Google search after I saw Chrome Beta has launched for ICS Only! I too have a Wildfire S and I’ll keep checking back here to see if you succeed onto getting CM9! Good luck! 😉

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