This thread is intended to be used to provide a single starting point for status updates on the ROM for the S7.
Last refreshed for February 27
Huawei Ideos S7 General Information
Huawei Ideos S7 Variants
Variant tracking is here: http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/...l-numbers.html
Screen can be capacitive or resistive
Internal microSD or external microSD slot with internal NAND
single or dual cameras
Teardown: Taking the S7 apart
More software and hardware information: S7 Detailed System Configuration / Hardware info.
Android Version Details - Official from Huawei
Current Version - Eclair 2.1. There are multiple builds for locale, but all are 2.1
Next Official Version - Froyo 2.2. Confirmed by Huawei Norway Feb/Mar timeframe. Details at: http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/...html#post38655
The recommend firmware to use (for the American variant of the S7 - dual camera, resistive) is http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/...01c61b011.html
This enables 4 way rotation in applications, in addition to clocking up to 998MHz for some devices.
Current Development Efforts
Kernel Build, AOSP - Thread is located here: Kernel Development Discussion Thread
Stalled for the most part, as Huawei's promised shipping date for Froyo nears.
Deodex Eclair firmware: Deodexing system and framework
A buildable kernel based on Huawei's released sources is here, along with a preliminary vendor tree:
We currently have no publicized method to rebuild wifi modules, and Huawei has not provided the associated GPL source code yet. There has been requests for Huawei to release the remaining source code beyond the kernel source alone.
We have some minor issues, but recovery works fine now.
Download for S7-104:
Discuss development here:
[RECOVERY] Working recovery with UI glitches
Status - efforts here appear to be temporarily on-hold, and needs attention.
Process defined and explained here: [PRJ] apps2sd discussion
Alternative link2sd is more flexible and detailed here: http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/...d-link2sd.html
Status - need to have a volunteer that is willing to create a YouTube Video of the process to share. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer
CIFS and TUN: http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/...el-module.html
Prelinkmaps need to be modified as referred to in this thread:
AOSP Note: Prelink Map Differences in Huawei Ideos S7 Builds? Similar to Acer Liquid?
However, not all files match that of the Acer Liquid. A new prelinkmap needs to be generated for the Huwaei S7 to build libraries.
We have full knowledge of boot.img packing.
This guide can be followed: http://android-dls.com/wiki/index.ph...ck_Boot_Images
With the exception of including the base address for the Nexus One, and possibly matching kernel cmdline parameters (cat /proc/cmdline).
Fastboot is entered by holding both volume buttons down from power off, then pressing the power button