Finding the Android Dev Phone 1 ROM Images

For some reason the ROM Images for the Android Dev Phone 1 have the links missing from the main ADP-1 download site. When you go to http://developer.htc.com/adp.html You’re greeted with a table of ROM images and file names but the links have been removed:

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(You can click on the image to see the full-size version of the table.)

After some digging around I found that someone on the Android Developer List has found that the files are still on the website, only the links to them have been removed from the ADP-1 page. Creating the URL links are simple enough. You just start them with http://member.america.htc.com/download/RomCode/ADP and send with the file you want (i.e. ota-radio-2_22_19_26I.zip) The challenge here is that you cannot access those files directly, you have to be re-directed from http://developer.htc.com. If you’re a Linux or Mac user, this is solved with a simple shell script and the wget command. Modify the script for the ROM images that you want to download and you’re in business.

#!/bin/sh
IDIOTS1="http://developer.htc.com"
IDIOTS2="http://member.america.htc.com/download/RomCode/ADP"
wget "--referer=$IDIOTS1" "$IDIOTS2/ota-radio-2_22_19_26I.zip"
wget "--referer=$IDIOTS1" "$IDIOTS2/signed-dream_devphone_userdebug-img-14721.zip"
wget "--referer=$IDIOTS1" "$IDIOTS2/signed-dream_devphone_userdebug-ota-14721.zip"

If you’re a Windows user, you can accomplish the same thing if you have Cygwin installed: http://www.cygwin.com/


The script source for fetching the ROMs came from this discussion at The Android Developer mailing list. Thanks to Noah Tilton.

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