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[ROM] Defiance 2.1 - Eris 2.1 Based ROM [09/03/10 08:08GMT]

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7th March 2010, 12:20 PM   |  #1  
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A fix for the phone not sleeping with GPS on has been found by dolby71, thanks!
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Looks like I figured out the Battery draining problem. We now know that having the GPS on while rebooting makes it work, but is keeping the phone from idling, meaning the awake time is the same as uptime. Now, if we turn GPS off while rebooting, the wake time is smaller than the uptime, but you can't get GPS signal. I now downgraded my radio to 63.18.55.06IU_6.35.08.22 version, and after rebooting with GPS on, the phone will go to sleep just fine!

Defiance ROM

This ROM is a product of a few days work, and I've waited to release it until I could confirm that it was stable by using it a few days myself.



The battery life should now be great - comparable to the 1.5 ROMs.
It's based on BeHero 1.2.3 but with my own tweaks added in.

There's a full changelog in the 2nd post. I'll hopefully have a Wiki and Bug Tracking feature setup shortly.
I want this ROM to be community supported that is if you have absolutely any requests or suggestions then I would be VERY glad to hear them.

Here's a list of features you can expect:
  • MMS Working (use MMSZap)
  • No more battery drain
  • Auto A2SD
  • Working Root Permissions
  • Working Titanium backup - with sqlite support
  • Init.d folder support
  • Auto Ad-blocking in browser
  • Massive APN list
  • MultiTouch maps
  • Navigation
  • Reduced clutter
  • Default Desire wallpaper and lockscreen
Applications included in system:
  1. Titanium Backup
  2. Wireless Tether
  3. AutoKiller 1.1
  4. MMSZap
Applications included in data
  1. All HTC Widgets
  2. Astro
  3. aTrackDog
  4. Backup for Root
  5. Genie Widget (News and Weather)
  6. Facebook
Todo
- Custom bootscreen
- Remove excess bookmarks
- Confirm VPN/PPTP
- Fix for SIM contacts

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Notes:
1 - No task killer tweak is included. I didn't like having the settings decided for me as it would sometimes kill apps I like to leave running like Talk. I have included AutoKiller 1.1 (new version of MinFreeManager) which you can configure easily and it does the same job as the Task Killer Tweak.

2 - I have tested Wireless Tether and it seems to work for me. If anyone has issues I can replace it with aNetShare

3 - The Ad-Block file may cause Dolphin Browser to give an error saying "Unable to load URL" when it blocks an ad. The default browser is pretty fast in this ROM. If the Dolphin popup becomes annoying I can tell you how to disable adblocking.

4 - I've tried to remove most of the default bookmarks, there's about 4 left. I'll try to get them all removed by the next update.

5 - There should be working VPN and PPTP but it needs testing. Any results will be appreciated.


Credits:
Behnaam - for the base ROM
dsxida - making a kitchen which got me started with ROMs
Last edited by TheAshMan; 9th March 2010 at 09:08 AM.
7th March 2010, 12:21 PM   |  #2  
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INCLUDED APPS (installed in system)
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Added - Titanium Backup
Added - Superuser Permissions
Added - Wireless Tether
Added - Auto Killer 1.1
Added - Google Maps [BRUT]
Added - MMSZap

INCLUDED APPS (Data folder)
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Added - HTC Widgets
Added - MetaMorph (now removed)
Added - Astro
Added - aTrackDog
Added - Backup for Root
Added - Genie Widget
Added - Facebook

VERSION 2.1 [09/03/10-08:08GMT]
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dolby71's GPS fix included in first post. Have a look!

VERSION 2.1 [07/03/10-21:31GMT]
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Added - MMSZap (MMS Fix)
Added - Facebook App (as requested)
Included - Working Google Sync
Update - aTrackDog
Update - Dice Widget
Update - Titanium Backup
Removed - Metamorph
[Download]

VERSION 2.0.4 [07/03/10-11:36GMT]
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Set default Bluetooth name to 'HTC Hero'
[Download][Download SyncFix]

VERSION 2.0.3 [Unreleased to public]
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Based on BeHero 1.2.3
Includes MultiTouch maps
Removed Task Killer Tweak - can be done with AutoKiller
Disabled dmagent service (should improve battery life)
Added PPTP tweak (needs testing)
Removed WaveSecure - can add on request
Removed SpareParts - can add on request
No Visual Voice Mail

VERSION 2.0.2 [Unreleased to public]
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Fixed root
Removed Amazon MP3 app
Removed Stock

VERSION 2.0.1 [Unreleased to public]
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Added default Desire wallpaper and lockscreen
Removed Flac Player (wasn't working)
Reverted to older a2sd (no dalvik cache modifications)

VERSION 2.0 [Unreleased to public]
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Based on BeHero 1.2
A2SD Working
Includes init.d support
Includes Task Killer Tweak
Added adblocking
Added massive APN list
Added sqlite3
Removed all default bookmarks except Google
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One more Sense-enabed rom
It would be great to see clean AOSP rom based on Eris leak.

Also, torrent-based distribution would be very appreciated.
7th March 2010, 01:04 PM   |  #5  
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Looks good this one! Before I'm going to flash, one question: is the light sensor (auto brightness) working? This doesn't work in all other 2.1 Eris dump ROMs and makes quite a difference on the battery life, as well as usability.

Thanks for this!
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One more Sense-enabed rom
It would be great to see clean AOSP rom based on Eris leak.

Also, torrent-based distribution would be very appreciated.

Honestly, I really doubt i have the capability to do that right now, maybe once I'm more experienced with all this.
My upload speed is horrendous, I thought multi-upload would be a decent option as it mirrors the file and gives you a choice of host. It makes me over an hour to upload a ROM

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Looks good this one! Before I'm going to flash, one question: is the light sensor (auto brightness) working? This doesn't work in all other 2.1 Eris dump ROMs and makes quite a difference on the battery life, as well as usability.

Thanks for this!

Thanks, sorry but the brightness fix isn't included (as there isn't one yet). As soon as its figured out I'll add it. I tried this ROM on Thursday without the battery fix, and again since Friday with the fix and it's a LOT better!
7th March 2010, 01:21 PM   |  #7  
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Hi there,

1. THX a lot !! (a Lox ?) no problem on installing this one.
2. Total wipe but no google contact sync...

read you

Once again, many thx.
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Quote:
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Honestly, I really doubt i have the capability to do that right now, maybe once I'm more experienced with all this.

I believe in you
7th March 2010, 01:34 PM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by TheAshMan

Thanks, sorry but the brightness fix isn't included (as there isn't one yet). As soon as its figured out I'll add it. I tried this ROM on Thursday without the battery fix, and again since Friday with the fix and it's a LOT better!

All right, I give you the benefit of the doubt and going to flash this one I simply can't accept any ROM that cannot even last a day on one charge...
Out of curiosity, what exactly is your fix for the battery drain?
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One more thing: is it multilanguage? I need Dutch of course

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