Sense 4.0 is definitely the latest and greatest iteration of Sense. While previous versions have been called things such as “overbearing” and “overwrought”, this latest one makes a lot of changes to streamline Sense and make it understated. HTC Sense 4.0 landed with the release of the HTC One Series of handsets. Since and before then, there have been attempts to port the Sense overlay to phones from other manufacturers, with differing levels of success.
Now, a major milestone has been achieved in getting Sense 4.0 on Samsung’s immensely popular device – the Samsung Galaxy S II. The International version of Galaxy S II has a bootable HTC Sense port now!
This ROM can be credited to the team dubbed Sense4All. They managed to get Samsung Galaxy S II to boot with Sense 4.0 in place. That’s one of the trickiest parts of the entire process; getting it to boot for the first time. Naturally, there is a lot of work that remains to be done yet. There are a lot of major things not quite working at this point in time, such as data and phone service, which makes the chances of this ROM being a daily driver very slim, for now. However, this is not to say that major progress has not been made.
Now what remains to be done is bug fixing and continuing with it until everything is working smoothly. The ROM is developer-only currently. Still, it is good news for anyone who’s been looking forward to getting Sense 4.0 working on their Samsung Galaxy S II.
As said before, the ROM is currently not fit for public distribution. However, interested developers are invited to contact the team to help polish it and make it fit for use by everyone.
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