A BIG special thanks to XDA member dschlaefer for donating his Fuze so I can continue cooking for the Raphael!!
I know what you're thinking. Does this forum really need another ROM thread? I agree; I don't think it does either. But, here I am, opening one anyway.
So, here's the skinny:
These ROMs are based on builds 23554, 23541, 21898, and 21893, and are customized for the AT&T HTC Fuze and Touch Pro. One series includes Sense 2.5 VGA, and the other includes Sense 2.1 VGA. For those who want lower CPU usage, go with the Sense 2.1 version.
The 218XX version will generally be the most stable, so if that's what you're looking for, that's the one I'd go with .
I use the 4-row Start Menu (thanks to showaco), because I like it .
What's included in my ROMs (common to both versions):
Cooked in -
Opera_Browser (9.5 for Sense 2.1, 9.7 for Sense 2.5)
EzInput 2.1 (thanks to rsw686)
HTC Framework/Shared Resources (thanks to programatix)
HTC LockScreen (thanks to conflipper & indagroove)
HTC Connection Setup
Album (Sense 2.5 version includes Social Networking Support - VGA version thanks to programatix)
Office Mobile 2010
Windows Live (10.7) - Messenger NOT Included
Leo Comm Manager
YouTube (Rhodium version w/Landscape support)
AT&T Phone Canvas from Tilt 2 (w/Video Share support - thanks to pyrorob & amarullz)/Rhodium Phone Canvas w/Video Call support
Enhanced Power Off Warning
Notification Enhancement (COM5 builds use 3.5, COM2 builds use 2.0 - thanks to Digicast Solutions for the snooze options CAB)
Long Press End Key (accessed through a tab in "Buttons" applet under "Settings")
G Sensor Calibrator
RandomAccess (Letter Picker in Contacts)
Installed by CAB (uninstallable via "Remove Programs" applet in "Settings") -
Mortscript - thanks to mort
Notepad Mobile (thanks to shamasis)
psShutXP Power Key (skin thanks to dharvey4651)
AMeBa 0.8 RC (thanks to xtep)
AutoA2DP (thanks to xiaojin1985 & supware for the CAB)
DINIK's HD2 Icon Set
6Fg8's Top Bar icons (thanks to bilbobrian)
Adobe FlashLite Distributable Player
Flip_IT (Topaz) - thanks to bepe, WildBerry Team, & tom_codon (COM5 Builds only)
BsB G-Config (COM2 Builds only)
Google Maps 4.0
Microsoft My Phone
This ROM uses RunCC for customization, and supports User Customization (UC).
MP3 Trimmer - For creating ringtone files PimBackup - For backing up Contacts, etc. NOTE: This may cause issues with Sense SIPChange - For setting the Default keyboard on first boot TFDetacher - For 'detaching' the Sense interface and allowing both Titanium (CHome) and Sense to be run simultaneously. Total Commander - Enhanced file explorer with Registry viewer, etc. Voice Recorder - HTC's application for recording voice notes. WorldCard Mobile - Business Card Reader - take a picture of a business card and save the information directly to your Contacts. HTC EzInput 1.5 - For those that don't like the EzInput 2.1 cooked into the ROM, this cab will install the stock Raphael EzInput with all of the EzInput options working. Restore aGPS Control Panel Settings - This will restore the AGPS Settings applet to the 'System' Settings, for easily enabling/disabling of aGPS. FInix Percentage Battery Icon (White) - For those that don't like the new top bar in the ROMs, they can uninstall it and install this CAB to get back my original percentage battery icons. .NET Compact Framework 3.7 - For people having issues installing certain programs that throw a .NET Framework error message.
ATT Phone Canvas Fix - For 15-JAN-2010 23518 Sense 2.1 Fuze Build only - removes scrollbar from in-call screen. Disable XT9 - For people that want to permanently disable XT9 (this may cause issues with the hardware keyboard). XT9 can also be toggled using the hardware keyboard (FN+SPACE on TP, FN+Right Arrow on Fuze) Facebook Online Album Fix - For the Sense 2.5 ROMs, this fixes the picture preview for the Facebook Online Albums. Set EzInput as Default IM - For pre 14-JAN-2010 builds, where new MS SIP was set as default. Will set HTC EzInput as default keyboard. Disable Push Internet - For Sense 2.1 builds, this cab will completely disable Push Internet. This may help to reduce excessive battery drain. Raphael 6.5 Bluetooth Driver - This 'fix' will allow Bluetooth AVRCP to work for players OTHER than Windows Media & HTC Music Player. However, it will prevent AVRCP from working with the HTC Music Player at all (AVRCP will still work with Windows Media Player). Sense 2.5 ONLY - Remove Background for all Tabs Mod - This is for people that prefer the default Manila behavior of the custom background appearing on only the Home tab, with the other tabs displaying the default background.
If there are other stock ROM applications that you are interested in having add-on CABs for, please let me know, and I will consider adding them to this list
April 1, 2010
Builds updated to 23554 from 23541 (COM5) and 21898 from 21893 (COM2)
My Phone updated to 1.6 version
Windows Live from 21898 build added to 23554 (10.7) - this can be upgraded on Marketplace to add Messenger
PagePool upped to 20MB (This seems to make Sense run more smoothly)
Titanium Weather/myLocation updated for Accuweather fix from Sleuth255
Opera 9.7 updated to build 35964 (thanks to indagroove @ MobileUnderground)
amarullz PeopleMessageClassic mod removed in favor of Manila Messaging built into Sense (thanks to TMartin03 for the package)
Advanced Network package updated from HD Mini to match 6.5.x theme (swipe to change tabs)
Documents tab removed from Sense (memory hog, & not ported) - a CAB install for this is available
Windows Live gets stuck when trying to connect to sign in. Workaround: sign in to My Phone or Marketplace first. After a soft reset, your Windows Live ID details should already be entered into Live, and it should then sign in normally (it may take up to 30 seconds after pressing "Next" for the next screen to show up, so even if the device seems to freeze, don't panic - be patient)
Lockscreen shows Calendar icon even when there is no Active Appointment - This is a CPR change I haven't had time to make yet. See here for the fix.
Manila Locker/Background for All tabs not included - Both installable by CAB (I didn't include the Locker is because I've found it to be buggy, as it was not really designed for this version of Sense - though it does work without many graphical glitches).
Facebook tab not included (installable via CAB) - use THIS Tab Control file to correctly enable the tab
February 23, 2010
Wake up issue fixed
Album 3.2 updated to full ported Topaz S2 version by programatix
HTC Contact Picker updated to programatix's partially ported version (letter picker still WVGA, but now able to select last two contacts in list)
BOGYSOFT's Windows Media Player theme/skin added (removable via "Remove Programs")
Full Screen view for Photos, Music, & Documents tabs disabled (until they are fully ported)
Flip_IT removed from ROM (COM2 218XX versions ONLY) - BsB's G-Config is now included in "Applications" folder (this will decrease rotation sensitivity)
February 18, 2010
Sense 2.5 Builds updated to 23534 (6.5.5 COM5) & 21892 (6.5 COM2)
Mail tab menu fixed
3G toggle in Comm Manager fixed
CHome Customizations added (ATFavePeople, Titanium Weather w/GPS Weather Radar, & Sleuth's myLocation built in, Titanium Notifications & showaco's Opera panel)
YouTube sound fixed
eReader tab removed completely (doesn't work right since unported)
Most Recent VGA port by amarullz included
Opera 9.7 build updated to 35810
Windows Live added back in (since it causes an error trying to add a Hotmail account without it)
position fix in AMeBa disabled (not needed with newest Sense build)
HTC Messaging Client removed in favor of amarullz PeopleMessaging Mod
Some of Sense still unported (full screen Landscape views, Footprints & Documents tabs)
February 13, 2010
eReader tab included, but hidden by default
Swype from Leo removed from ROM (not compatible with Raphael device )
February 12, 2010
Sense 2.5 version updated to 20121225
Packages updated from Topaz S2, Rhodium S2, & Leo 1.5
eReader, Documents, & Footprints tabs from Leo included (not ported to VGA . . . yet)
Footprints tab actually works!! ("Set as Footprints" item in Album now works correctly with GPS photos)
RunCC package updated - IMPORTANT: RunCC now runs in silent mode so that CABs requiring user intervention can now be included in UC (after screen alignment, you will just see the htc logo - this is normal). You may have to exit out of Google Maps at the end of customization (this is the last CAB of my customization), and will receive a warning when the device is about to reset.
Patched Album 3.2 by programatix included (picture preview now takes up entire screen)
Included ported VGA-addons for supporting packages from aamikam
HTC Flashlight from Leo included (under "Tools" folder)
Swype included from Leo (though I don't think it actually works)
Fake landscape mod for Photos & Videos tab included (thanks to TMartin & kimi_sae_ireba)
Comm Manager updated
TP ROMs will include default Sense 2.5 wallpaper
Google Maps updated to version 4.0 (with Buzz)
3G toggle in Comm Manager not working (still trying to figure out why)
Sound in YouTube app not working (still trying to figure this out too)
eReader, Documents, & Footprints tabs not ported to VGA, landscape view misaligned
Bottom of Fullscreen Photos & Videos view cut off on right side (portion missing)
February 6, 2010
Sense 2.5 ROM updated with newly ported (unfinished) Sense 2.5 packages (with Landscape support)
HTC Messaging Client included (until no-messaging mod is created)
No Manila Locker for this build (yet)
New customization message at startup (thanks to my wife)
Updated video drivers & a host of other packages from new Topaz ROM w/Sense 2.5
Added new top bar icons & folder/app icon sets (thanks to dinik, bilbobrian, gfreek, & 6Fg8)
January 15, 2010
Slideshow Options in Album fixed
Sense 2.5 Fuze Edition - Scrollbar in Dialer (in-call & Landscape) fixed (in-call screen still needs adjustment)
Manila Locker Fix from amarullz included
Opera updated to play YouTube videos in HTC YouTube player (if using mobile version of YouTube). YouTube videos on Desktop version play in browser
Sharepoint fixed (if you even knew it was broken)
Bubble Breaker added *back* to games
Programatix SIP Menu toggle added to "Tools" folder for EzInput (though reports are that it doesn't work so great)
(tried to) decrease Flip_IT sensitivity slightly (I'm still fiddling around with the G-Sensor "Threshold" values)
Added Remote Desktop under "Accessories"
January 14, 2010
Added kimi_sae_ireba's new ported Calendar tab from newest Sense 2.1 version
Added back AT&T default ringtones (in case someone actually likes them) for a more "stock" feel
Updated Opera so that YouTube web links now play in HTC YouTube player
Added WiFi Internet Sharing (under Tools folder) and in Comm Manager (scroll down for toggle)
January 8, 2010
A2DP in HTC Music Player is (FINALLY) fixed
"Cap's Special" branding removed from background
Streaming Media is also working now (had to roll it back to an older version)
Flash works in Opera (I don't know if it did before, but I see it's working now)
Sense 2.1 updated to final version (includes BG4ALL mod & custom Weather Wallpaper mod - these are uninstallable). I didn't include the Sense 2.5 mail tab mod, because it was breaking my Exchnage server sync
Office 2010 included (comes with build). Outlook e-mail is threaded (also part of build)
Input Settings applet restored
New MS keyboard included & set as default (HTC keyboard can be selected by pressing & holding the SIP icon & choosing "Touch Input")
HTC animation updated
December 18, 2009
Add .NET CF back into Sense 2.1 COM2 (218XX) ROM (left out by accident)
Further customize ROM (graphically speaking) - DONE
Create TP ROM - DONE
Create COM2 (218XX) Sense 2.5 ROM - DONE
Customize Folder icons (based on Leo icons) - DONE
Thanks to everyone for their generosity!!
dschlaefer (for donating his Fuze so I can keep on cookin'!)
Q: I'm using your Sense 2.1 ROM. Why doesn't my Album have uploading options?
A: The Social Networking Album is only included with the Sense 2.5 ROM. That version of Album causes conflicts with the Facebook options in the Sense 2.1 version of Manila.
Q: Does Sense 2.1/2.5 have landscape support?
A: Sense 2.1 has landscape in all tabs. Sense 2.5 has landscape views in 3 tabs: Messages, Photo, & Music. These actually do not work when the keyboard is opened, as they do in Sense 2.1.
Q: Is there a Programs tab in these versions of Manila/Sense?
A: The Sense 2.5 does not have a Programs tab; instead, there are quicklinks underneath the Clock on the Home tab. Sense 2.1 does have a Programs tab, but it is hidden by default. To enable it, follow these instructions:
The main difference, of course, between Sense 2.1 & Sense 2.5 is that 2.1 supports Landscape, while 2.5 does not (and yes, I am aware that rotatstrain has created a landscape for 2.5, but that is NOT as designed by HTC).
NOTE: Starting with the 2011 build, Sense 2.5 now supports Landscape!!
Sense 2.1 - Home tab includes World Clock w/Weather under time & Animated Weather wallpaper. Quick links to Call History & Calendar under time. Scrolling up will reveal several calendar entries.
Sense 2.5 - Home tab includes World Clock w/Weather under time & several choices of Animated wallpaper, including Weather. Quick link to Calendar under time, one Calendar entry shows. Scrolling up reveals 6 Quick Link shortcuts that can be customized to add a Program shortcut, Contact shortcut, or Bookmark.
Sense 2.1 - People tab is the same as previous versions of Manila. Features 3D shortcut to Contact card for Favorites, selectable using bladelist along side of tab. Contact numbers are listed underneath selected Contact picture, and can be dialed with a single press.
Sense 2.5 - People tab features a grid view which shows 6 contact shortcuts at a time (scrolling up reveals additional shortcuts). Each shortcut uses Contact Picture for identification, and can be customized to View Contact Card, call a selected number, send a text or email (an icon in the bottom right of the picture will indicate the selected default action). The shortcut is actually 2 buttons - the picture acts as a direct shortcut to the default action as selected previously, and the bottom portion (which displays the contact name) opens the Contact card for that person. If there is an unread notification from that person, it will show up as a green icon on the bottom right of the button.
Visually, this tab is identical in the two versions. However, when pressing the tab, in 2.1 it opens the Manila SMS interface, while in 2.5, it will open the Messaging Client interface (in the Manila SMS tab).
This tab is also very similar in both versions. Both feature a bladelist on the right that shows the unread e-mail count of any Mail accounts. The main difference is the size of the e-mail preview. In Sense 2.1, the old preview, with a 3D envelope with mail emerging from it, is used. In Sense 2.5, there is a flat, full screen preview that allows more viewable area, and an easier to read preview.
Sense 2.1 - Uses Opera 9.5, and includes shortcuts to add "Push Internet" links. These can be added from existing bookmarks, or can be input manually. The user can select a frequency for the pages to be downloaded, so that there is zero wait time when opening the shortcut.
Sense 2.5 - Uses Opera 9.7, and includes "Visual Bookmarks". These can be added from existing bookmarks, or can be input manually. A visual representation of the bookmarked page is shown on the shortcut.
Sense 2.1 - Shows Month view as default. A triangular block appears in the corner of a day where an appointment is scheduled. Pressing a day will open day view, listing all appointments for the day. The Calendar will also show the current weather for your Location, or another location specified in the world clock. Pressing on an appointment will open the appointment in the standard MS Calendar app.
Sense 2.5 - Shows Month view as default. A triangular block appears in the corner of a day where an appointment is scheduled. Pressing a day will open day view, listing all appointments for the day. The Calendar will also show the current weather for your Location, or another location specified in the world clock. There is also an option for "Agenda" view, which shows all of your current meetings/appointments for several days, and a "Year" view, whcih allows you to see the entire year right on the Manila page. There's also Week view which displays any appointments for the week, and shows all available time slots in each day. Pressing on a specific appointment in either Agenda or Day view will open an enhanced Appointment Editor which allows you to contact the meeting organizer or recipients, and review other meeting information. This feature also requires the HTC Messaging Client.
I don't personally use this tab, so I'm not entirely sure, but this appears to be just about identical in both versions.
Photos & Videos tab:
At first glance, the tabs look the same. There's a stack of pictures, and the user can flick up and down to go through them. Pressing one opens Album. The difference is that when rotating the device to Landscape. for Sense 2.1, you basically get the same interface. In 2.5, however, there's an animation, and you get a full-screen interface that allows you to scroll through the pictures. Pressing on a picture will animate it until it is fullscreen.
Sense 2.1 - Shows 3D Album art, "Shuffle" and "Repeat" indicators, scroll up & down buttons & play button on right side of interface. Rotating keeps these same elements, just moving their location.
Sense 2.5 - Shows Album art, Play/Pause button, forward, backward buttons underneath Album art. "Shuffle" & "Repeat" indicators at top right are pressable, and in top left there is the option to download Album art using Gracenote. When rotating the device, you get a fullscreen, enhanced interface that allows you to scroll through albums quickly. Pressing an album will bring up a list of all songs from that Album on the left side of the screen, and this list is scrollable. Pressing a song on this list will play the song, with a speaker next to the title indicating the selected song is playing.
This tab is very close to identical in both versions. Both feature "My Location", which uses Google Location Service to pinpoint your location using cell-phone-tower triangulation. This information links back to the World Clock in showing the Weather at your current location. The only discernable difference between 2.1 & 2.5 that I saw is that 2.5 features fullscreen Weather animations on this tab based on current conditions (not just on the Home tab).
Sense 2.5 also features 2 tabs that Sense 2.1 doesn't: Twitter, and Footprints. "HTC Peep", a.k.a. the Manila Twitter tab, shows all your current Tweets, and notifies you when you get any new ones. The Footprints tab allows you to take photos and save them with specific GPS information so that you can 'Show them on Map' (requires Google Maps), or navigate to them using GPS Software (the Leo comes with NaviPanel software & CoPilot GPS Navigator). This tab has limited functionality on our devices, since it is dependent on the Leo hardware.
This tab is probably the biggest difference between the interfaces.
Sense 2.1 - Offers options to:
Open Comm Manager
set sounds & notifications
customize tab order
open Contact Card
toggle Location Service
Sense 2.5 - Using HTC's "Settings Improvement" package, this tab integrates directly into the system, bypassing almost all MS versions of Settings. There are options to:
WOOOOW the captain's rom.....
man can't wait to flash it
waitin for thr 21885 2.1 manila version....soon i hope
It's uploading now - but it's customized for the AT&T Fuze, so you'll need to adjust the registry for the Touch Pro keyboard (ProFuze will do the trick), or the many keyboard tweak CABs floating around here. Connection Setup should take care of the network settings .
it feels wierd to say welcome to xda, but i will anyway. is this rom any different from the one posted on ed/tp? if not, this rom is amazing! the only bugs i found were the first boot error w/ progmatix interceptor and a few redrawing issuesllll
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