First off, I want to thank udK for the great rom. It has its flaws but Im sure you will fix this. Anyway, I wanted to contribute to this beautiful design so I made an image and an animation for the boot sequence that match the syrius look, the last "WM61" image is vista inspired. Hopefully udK will use the "udKsyrius.bmp" in ROMUpdateUtility in his future syrius roms, no offence. The .zip is attached at the bottom of this post.
Note: The preview is here to give an idea of the sequence and is not like the real thing which is a bit faster and better.
I do not take responsibility for anything that might go wrong during the following steps. I had no problems trying this out and neither should you.
1. Extract the all files.
2. Connect your Polaris to the PC.
3. copy files "WM61.png" and "syrAnimated.gif" to "\windows\" directory
4. Use a registry editor (like PHM registry editor) and modify the following keys:
(a) "\HKLM\Software\HTC\HTCAnimation\StartupGif\" to "\Windows\syrAnimated.gif"
(b) "\HKLM\Software\HTC\StartupAnimation\GIFFile\" to "\Windows\syrAnimated.gif"
(not sure what the difference between (a) and (b) is but when I only changed one of them, can't remember which one, the animation was not updated)
(c) "\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Splash Screen\MSBitmap\ to "\Windows\WM61.png"
(d) "\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Splash Screen\CarrierBitmap\ keep? "\Windows\welcomehead96.png"
(not sure what this last one (d) does, doesnt seem to do anything in the syrius r0 rls. I did not change this key)
5. Last but not least you open the "ROMUpdateUtility" folder and flash your Polaris with the "ROMUpdateUtility.exe".
(note: even though this is a very simple step you should not do it if you are not familiar with flashing ROMs.)
Also, I have an iContact and a S2U2 design in the same look as Touchflo2D and then an, in my opinion, visual improvement to the TF2D digital clock. All this will be given to you in the next couple of days. Dont hesitate to suggest other apps where the TF2D look can be applied. If this is a program that is popular or I could find usefull then I would be happy to make a skin.