Froyo on HTC Aria (aka Intruder aka Liberty)

I used the Linux version of unrEVOked to install Clockworkmod Recovery. It’s very easy. (1) Connect the phone to the linux system (I was running 32-bit Ubuntu 9.10), (2) enable USB debug on the phone [settings > applications > development > USB Debugging] and (3) sudo ./reflash. The unrEVOked app displayed some nice status messages and everything seemed quite happy.

Now, when power-cycling the phone, hold down “volume down” when you press power. The Clockworkmod Recovery menu will come up. There are options here that allow a custom software environment to be installed. There is also a “nandroid” option to back up your existing environment. You shouldn’t need me to tell you that’s important.

I downloaded two zip files: one was, and the other was the set of Google apps from here. I copied both of these to the phone’s SDCARD, rebooted into the Recovery menu, and installed the two zip files.

Then, before rebooting, I selected the “wipe data / factory reset.”

Then, I rebooted. It worked! I had contacts, etc sync’d with google so the phone got my contacts, etc back in short order.

The Android Market remembers which Apps I’ve purchased, so I can re-download them without having to pay again. Very nice!

On the whole I am quite impressed. The only thing that was missing was this high-level set of steps. Each individual piece was fairly well documented.


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