Originally Posted by bfdsoft
After rooting and loading the LiquidSmooth ROM, I discovered that the widgets and features I used most are from HTC and now gone. I then discovered that the distraction of the fam arriving for Xmas caused me to miss an important step ... backing up the current ROM. Every attempt to put the phone back using original ROMs available on the inet have failed ... and I'm not sure I really want to go back anyway. So...
1. Are there good replacements, or perhaps the original widgets themselves, available for the HTC widgets? I especially liked the calendar agenda widget and the widgets that allowed me to toggle wifi, bluetooth, mobile data and GPS.
2. How do I get internet passthrough to work? I'd prefer to use however HTC did it with HTC's or HTClike apps and drivers, but if that's simply not possible I could use a link to a good alternate solution that works ... every alternate I've found on the inet has user comments that its unstable, unreliable or simply doesn't work.
There are tons of ROMs available... assuming you were on the latest OTA before doing this, your best bet would be to install this ROM:
(Bone stock, just root added)
The original widgets are tied to Sense, so unless you are using a stock or stock-based ROM that includes Sense you will not be able to use the HTC widgets. You could switch to a Sense ROM, there are several in the Developers sections, probably 5-6 or more that are based on the latest OTA, or you would try something like HD Widgets or other widget packs in the Play Store, there are tons that will give you the things you want.
Internet Passthough? Do you mean WiFi tethering? Most custom ROMs have that built in, just turn on Portable WiFi Hotspot, the one in LiquidSmooth works great.
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