To be clean: mostly stock look and feel of the ICS/Sense
To be mean: apply dual core and other tweaks to run the ICS base to its maximum potential
To be nice: provide cool functionality not present in the stock base
New in 2.6 (details in changelog in post 2):
Credit where credit is due:
As with any open source stuff, some of this work is my own, most of it comes from other sources. So in addition to my own work (mostly in the "mean" category), here's a quick thanks to those of you who contributed knowingly (thank you) and not-so-knowingly via open source 5 finger discount (thank you just the same: your stuff is good and that's why I used it). Sometimes it's not entirely obvious where the source started so if I missed someone, please let me know and I'll add you. Also, I'm careful to only include other work where the author does not specify any usage restrictions or has given approval. If you believe, however, that I've included something that shouldn't be in this ROM, please just PM me.
Thanks: JoelZ9614, aamikam
First, the usual disclaimers. I supply the ammo, you use it. ROMS don't kill phones, n00bs do. Use this ROM at your own risk as I won't be responsible for bricks or any other untoward happenings. I spent a lot of time ensuring that the stuff in this ROM is fast, smooth, and compatible. But... it always helps to have some familiarity with flashing ROMs to keep yourself safe.
Before you Install, prepare:
This ROM installs as the full 2.89 base except for the kernel: the default kernel is the 2.17 kernel so that it will boot for everyone
Included 2.17 kernel will work for s-on (HTC unlocked) and any hboot from 1.4 up
If you want 100% 2.89 base, the 2.89 kernel is included in the MeanROM-ICS folder on your SD card
Do not flash the 2.89 kernel unless you've upgraded your hboot to 1.58 s-off or you will get boot loops!
To upgrade to 1.58 hboot, see the OP in this thread and yes, if you're 1.4 s-off you'll stay s-off but with 1.58
If you have any trouble at all, do a super wipe and then install the above firmware and this ROM
Go to "Menu", "Settings", "Power" and UNcheck "Fast Boot". When you reboot or power off the phone, you really want it to reboot/power-off. This can save you a lot of headaches.
How to flash
If you're coming from a non 2.89 base ROM (2.17 or prior), a full wipe is recommended. A factory reset is typically enough, then just flash the ROM via your recovery.
Problems after you flash?:
PLEASE DO NOT REPORT PROBLEMS IN THIS THREAD UNTIL you've done a super-wipe and fresh install to see if that cures it. I know I should really just do like most devs and proclaim REQUIRES FULL WIPE/FRESH INSTALL on every version. That saves me a lot of headaches but I know what a PITA a fresh install can be even with MyBackup or Titanium at your disposal. So it never hurts to try just a flash without a full wipe, but if you run into any HINT of a problem... anything at all... don't report the problem in this thread until you've tried a super-wipe and fresh install first to see if that cures the problem!
Note regarding BOTH of the above options: don't flash tweaks or themes on top unless you KNOW the tweak/theme is compatible with the ICS framework (as of this writing, most are NOT compatible - ask the developer.
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Donations are greatly appreciated to keep this project going as it is taking a lot more time than expected: even a few bucks helps! So if you're struggling to make it, just take it... but if you can spare it, please share it.
ok guys i know this is in the wrong forum to start with but i tried doing the downgrade from 1.5 to 1.4 with no success yet here's what i posted in the forum for downgrading asking unknownfoce where to go with this. and any feedback from you guys would be a big help to thanks in advance!
-----ok i dont know what is going on with my phone. i followed your steps here and i relocked my 3d and ran the stock unrooted 2.17 ruu thur windows and my 3d is all back to stock again but when i copy and paste your pg86img file and go thru bootloader it dont show on screen to hit vol + to apply update. i also tried using the full unrooted 2.17 zip file in the same manner and still nothing works. i dont understand what im doing wrong or if i just dont have the right pg86img.zip file to show 'apply update' any help would be great thanks!------
Post here or PM if you want. I'll look into including it in the next rev if the consensus is people want them to match. I still think they made them different on purpose.
It seems that HTC included a new file "common_notification_new_on.png" in drawable-hdpi folder of the skins APKs (blueskies, default and burgundy). HTC also kept the original badge notification icon "common_notification_on.png". So if you like all your badge notifications to look the same replace the "common_notification_on.png" with the same icon as "common_notification_new_on.png" but make sure to name it "common_notification_on.png".
That was easy.
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Originally Posted by WatermelonSlim
Yes, please keep them different. I like to know what is what at a glance.
I think it's pretty easy to see and looks uniform. But everyone is different. I do my mods before i flash.
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