Android 2.2 Froyo on Acer Liquid

Filed under News by Kenneth Pennington on June 6, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Well, yesterday we saw the wildly popular Android 2.2 Froyo on Motorola Droid, and today we have a more obscure device getting the Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade: the Acer Liquid. Phhusson from MoDaCo forums has released an Android 2.2 upgrade for the Liquid for everyone to try out. Unfortunately, it’s not fully functional. Check out the information below and get some Android 2.2 Froyo on Acer Liquid! Here’s what “phhusson” had to say:

Known Bugs:

  • Wiping data delete the gsm radio. The /system is too little to have everything, so the ril is in /data.
  • Android won’t detect SD card if there is an ext2 on it. It tries to mount it as vfat instead of mounting the correct one.
  • Black/white lines appearing somehow randomly.
  • This is supported only for donut ROMs. (It starts on eclair ones, but no 3G and no usb.). It has been only tested on 2.0xxx, but I believe it should work on all builds.
  • No tethering works currently.
  • This is unsigned, since I haven’t found out how to sign it yet.
  • Headset detection works, but isn’t shown in notification panel.
  • No AGPS, so getting a GPS fix can be slow.

What’s Working Just Fine:

  • JIT java compiler, makes java code way faster
  • V8, makes internet even faster (yes I know, without wifi it’s quite pointless)
  • Official App2SD. Please note that only few apps support it ATM. (you can try neocore for instance)
  • Update launcher2 with a more useful “dock”
  • Flash, of course!
  • And many other little changes.

“Also, there is my own multitouch code that makes it a bit less buggy (but when you’ll try it, you’ll see that this fix isn’t of any actual use)”

Download & Bug Reporting:

Please use http://code.google.com/p/acer-liquid-froyo/issues/list to report bugs
This thing doesn’t really have a name, but if you want one, it will be FRFRR (or Phhroyo if you know that “ph” in french is quite the same as “f”)

Download url: http://code.google.com/p/acer-liquid-froyo…?name=Froyo.zip

Head on over to MoDaCo to thank phhusson with a donation for this wonderful bit of Froyo on Acer Liquid. And check out the video below!

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