This comming weekend I am attending Ogg Camp 2012 in Liverpool, I am voluntering as part of the crew so I suspect it will be a busy weekend. The unconference, hosted by Linux Outlaws and the UK Ubuntu podcast is all about open culture and hardware hacking so should be really intrested. I hope to blog my way through the event here, but of course I might be to busy so shall see.
So it will come as no surprise to most readers that I am a big Linux fan, in fact the only thing that stops my using it exclusively is a driver issue.
There is a good interview with Linus on the BBC site at the moment which is interesting to read. His remarks about the GPL working on selfish grounds is quite interesting and not a view I have considered before.
I find the slight dig at RMS and the GPL3 a little distasteful though.
So after getting very annoyed at my HTC Desire constantly running out of space due to all the unremovable apps on the phone memory I snapped last night and rooted the phone.
Firstly used unrevoked to root the HTC Desire.
While this got me root it left me with a locked boot loader. (S-ON repport by the bootloader.)
Then used revolutionary to get the boot loader unlocked.
Then installed SuperUser from the App Store to manage root use by other apps and then installed ROM Manger.
Finally used ROM Manager to install cyanogenmod.
After successfully booting into cyanogenmod the Android market was broken giving error message,
Error downloading “[App Name]“. There is insufficient space on the device.
Tried clearing all caches, and eventually found that reformatting the SD card and then running MarketFix sorted the problem.
Would like to acknowledge the assistance offer by Cyanogenmod wiki.