I’ve been playing with my new Orange San Francisco (aka ZTE Blade) mobile phone this weekend.

It runs Google’s Android OS, which I’ve already rooted (like jailbreaking an iPhone), upgraded to 2.2 Froyo, SIM unlocked to any network and removed the Orange branding and McAfee shite.

I’ve put iGo MyWay 2009 GPS software on it too, as well as the usual Skype, Opera, Acrobat, SSH/VNC clients, FON/Openzone clients, Astro file manager etc.

To get the all important “adb” software to work I downloaded the Android SDK and added this to /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules on my Fedora14 box:

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idProduct}=="19d2", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1350", MODE="0666" SYMLINK+="android_adb"

To go back to the default Android splash screen, just rename (or delete) /system/media/bootanimation.zip using the adb shell from the SDK (and turn on USB debugging) mounting the filesystem as read/write first:

adb remount
adb shell
# cd system/media
# mv bootanimation.zip bootanimation.bak
# reboot