Out With the Old, In With the New

Well, yesterday was productive, yet ended with a sad note.  Lets get to the bad news first.

My first real development device, the HTC Doubleshot (also known as the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide) apparently received its last update earlier this month.

I got word from CyanogenMod that they have ceased taking Android Security Bulletins for CM11 (based on Android KitKat) a few days ago.  Since CM11 was my upstream source to patch the ROM I have been building for about a year and a half (CarbonROM 4.4.4), the project I have been dragging on is now end-of-life.

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HTC Doubleshot finally losing support

On the other hand, still on the CarbonROM front, I spent a great deal of yesterday and some of Friday night helping with the bring-up of the Nvidia SHIELD tablet to Android Nougat (using CarbonROM CR-5.0).  Got a booting system (after one post-install modification to the boot animation)  before CyanogenMod.   Audio still has to be worked out, and the Carbon team has much work to do with the ROM itself, but it’s a great start.

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The latest iteration of CarbonROM, running on SHIELD Tablet

At some point I will be doing a little bring-up for the ASUS ZenFone 2 – once that development team has taken a first look.

Cheers.

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Out With the Old, In With the New

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