I knew it was coming, nad here it si, Hack to get HTC Legend’s Sense UI on Nexus One.
Paul brien has come up with a solution to get it onto Nexus One. Apart from the UI, there’s more exciting goodies:
- 800 x 480 video recording, an upgrade from 720 x 480 ( I still have to differentiate practical benefits)
- Face recognition and touch focus for the camera
- Adobe Flash 10.1
He has claimed that some of the most of the stuff works:
– If you rebuild the boot image replacing the kernel it runs. I’m running my own custom kernel with himem and bits.
– The system.img doesn’t fit on the N1 (!), it’s nearly 200MB. I booted by moving some stuff off the system partition.
– The trackball works.
– The 4 bottom keys work.
– The proximity sensor works.
– The LED works.
– The light sensor works.
– The compass and G sensor work.
– The camera works fine and is great with face recognition and touch focus.
– The FM radio loads, but makes no sound / finds no stations it seems. Maybe we need Desire radio ROM?
– The build I have is watermarked – i’ve removed the obvious visual watermarks but no, you can’t have this release – when I get a watermark free drop, yes
– It’s FAST!
– WiFi, Bluetooth works
– 800×480 video recording, camera maxes out at 3MP (fixed in later builds)
– Mic not yet working – likely related to the voice cancellation feature (not tried to fix this yet)
You can add HTC Sense keyboard to your Nexus One. the process is not hard if you are used to it, thanks to XDA-Developers.
- Download Low resolution version (v4) or High resolution version (v3)
- Unzip and install the two .APKs (HTC_IME & Clicker) to SD card.
- Navigate to Menu, Settings, Language & Keyboard. Select Touch Input and enter Touch Input settings. You should be able to select quite a few languages.
- To change keyboard, long press on lower left key on stock keyboard
Tip: As far as installation goes, Just search the Android Market for AppsInstaller, which is a free utility and install it. AppsInstaller scans your SD card and allows you to install any applications on the card. It takes 4-5 minutes and the new keyboard is worth it. The keyboard comes with a touch calibration utility, much more like the iPhone. Definitely it’s faster than the native Android keyboard. And there’s still a dedicated key for voice-to-text input, so it’s a win all around.