After six months, I have finally decided it’s time to get rid of the Orange ‘OEM’ ROM. Although I have now had any major issues with it, I’m looking forward to moving to a faster tweaked ROM.
Of course my first port of call was XDA Developers, as countless ROM Chef’s hang out around the boards. Several forum threads later I have finally decided to go with Duttys 5.2.20718.104.22.168 I have used Dutty’s ROM’s on every windows mobile phone I have owned to date. So I know it’s a safe bet.
As with all ROM flashes, the first thing I downloaded was HARDSPL, again from XDA Developers you can download HardSPL_OliNex138_Signed.zip with a valid XDA Developers account.
Whilst that downloaded I started the download of the ROM, unfortunately it’s hosted on RapidShare.. Which is always painfully slow. No doubt it gets faster if you subscribe! But why would I want to do that???
Anywho, back to the flash…. I installed HardSPL with no problems at all (as expected) so on with the flash I went.. After downloading the ROM from RapidShare I was greeted by a password prompt so back to the post I went and found it: “V4 3.02 Produced by Dutty”. The file then extracted, no questions asked and I launched the CustomRUU file.. Off it went to do it’s thing, however the phone had other ideas…. The flash stayed at 0% and made no attempt to move, after a quick hunt around the forums I found the HardSPL version required.
So let’s try again. It’s finally kicked in and the ROM is installing…
Next on the menu is a new radio version I decided to go with Radio v1.00.25.05 after reading quite a few good reviews from other Orange customers.
Now thanks to Dutty in his Chef’s hat, my phone is running shed loads quicker and is also sporting lots of toys:
HTC Album 2_5_1820_1831
HTC Audio Booster_2_0_1814_3227
HTC Endkey_1_1_34582_1 [Mapped to End key]
HTC FM Radio_1_6_1819_1820
HTC G-Sensor Calibration_1_1819_2126
HTC Labrynth Teeter_1_4_1819_2028
HTC LargeTitleBar Settings
HTC MP3 Trimmer_1_1_1816_2327
HTC Quick GPS_1_0_1820_2228
HTC Random Access_4_1_1820_1320
HTC RSS Hub_2_1_1077
HTC Sim Manager_6.57
HTC Volume Control_1817_4025
HTC YouTube Application_1_0_1819_2130
JBlendJava_V3.3.5, XXXXXX[Available by cab]
Microsoft NetCf 3.5 RTM
Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Sqlcemobile 3.5
Microsoft voice Command
Microsoft Windows Live 10.6.46.800
Opera Mobile Browser Build 15316
ADD ONS INCLUDED
Toms Soft Reset
File Explorer Extension [Thanks to tnyynt]
PHM Regedit + Task Manager _V3.01
Now all I have to do is retrieve all of my SPB Software Serials and install all my software again!
I will test and ‘benchmark’ the ROM over the next few days and then post a review.
Thanks for reading..
Please note: flashing ROM’s on your mobile is dangerous and an incorrect flash could rendor your device useless, I suggest you only do this is you are confident you know what you are doing!