HTC Desire Z Notes

A page to store useful info about the Desire Z.


Rooting: 

Radio s-off:
$ wget http://fire-westin.isomedia.com:42424/gfree.zip
$ unzip gfree.zip
$ adb push gfree /data/local/
$ adb shell
$ su
# cd /data/local
# chmod +x ./gfree
# ./gfree

Remount system rw:
adb shell
$ su
mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system

CyanogenMod: install from ROM Manager, backup and erase first


Overclock: 
Download fastboot from here http://developer.htc.com/adp.html#s2
Install an overclockable kernel (the one that comes with Cyanogen works)
install SetCPU and CPU Temp from market
Set max to 1516, ondemand
Profiles: low batt <20% 245/768, temp >40c 245/768, screen off 368/745



Notify LED not working: rm lights.vision.so from /system/lib/hw

Better key map for qwerty keyboard: Coming Soon

Uninstall HTC crap:
Root first then the list thats safe to remove is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=581976

Adblock:
http://jamesisbored.com/droid/adblock or install AdFree Android from market. Requires root.

Modify boot splash:
Install ImageMagick
use a 480x800 png
$ gcc -o to565 to565.c
$ convert ~/kiwicon/virtadept.png -depth 8 rgb:logo.raw
$ to565 -w < logo.raw >logo.rgb565
$ fastboot-mac flash splash1 logo.rgb565

Set wifi hostname (cyanogen):
# setprop net.hostname {hostname}
Still working on getting this to run at boot...

Cool apps list:
Tasker - do anything on any event 
RockPlayer - better video player, does lots more formats
AppBrain - better interface to market
Angband - the BEST game on ANY platform!
gTasks - Sync google tasks
PowerAmp - replacement music player that uses NEON instructions for better power efficiency. visually reminds me of XMMS2
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