I am also minimalist and hate anything unnecessary on my cell. I needed a way to "clean" install the newest OTA and pick and choose the apps that i really need. soooo.....
I stripped pretty much everything out of it for speed and efficiency. I get 250+ mb free ram on boot.
This ROM is based off the newest 2.16 OTA update, rooted, and with all bloat removed. It is completely stock, except for the addition of launcher pro
All unnecessary apps removed, get what you want from the market
All stock ringtones removed
All notification sounds removed
All stock wallpapers and live wallpapers removed
All but smallest alarm sound removed
All TTS removed except for US english (can be easily installed in settings, voice input/output, install voice data)
Launcher2 replaced with launcher pro
Official ROM size 117mb, G2 Slim 72mb
To add your own ringtones//notifications create thier appropriate folders on the root of your SD card:
compatible audio files will show up in your settings
-mms slideshow fix (thx tun4f1sh)
-sdcard speedfix set to 4096
-added livewallpaper picker
-added ICS font
-rebuilt entire ROM: I dont like breaking and fixing stuff, get it right the first time!
-removed swypecore lib, last piece of swype, the core
-removed htc_ebdlogd, an HTC logging file
-updated market 3.4.4
-sdcard readfix added and set to 2048
-updated su binary
-slimmed down more
-cache changed to double original size
-changed bootanimation (retro G1)
-fixed multilanguage which broke in 1.3
-added battery percentage mod
-updated music app 4.1.511
-added trackpad wake (thx tun4f1sh)
-wifi scan set to 300
-cache changed to 50mb
-new bootanimation (thx jbs92)
-slimmed down again
-even better battery life
-added quick search which was removed in 1.0 to fix the search button hotkey (thx ra990)
-removed tell HTC//provide feedback
-removed silent HTC report agent, service and process (what were they reporting?)
-slimmed down more
-better battery life
-added google talk which was removed in 1.0
-updated market 3.3.11
-updated superuser 3.0.7
-updated music app 18.104.22.1689
-removed old music app
-stop the ability to recieve future OTA (thanks WTF?)
The recommended radio for this ROM is the newest Vision_Radio_22.214.171.124_26.13.04.19
which was also packed with this ROM and when used together offer the best battery life.
Link to the radio thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=970809
It is recommended that you flash SuperWipeG2+ before flashing any ROM. This will erase all of your phone's data. The files on your SD Card will not be erased.
1.Download SuperWipeG2+ext4 (Recommended) and the G2 Slim ROM below, and place both of the .zip files on the root of your SD Card.
2.Assuming Clockwork Recovery is already installed, hold the Volume Down button and press the Power button to boot up your phone. Keep the Volume Down button held down until you are greeted with a white screen with skateboarding Androids on the bottom.
3.Press Volume Down once to highlight "RECOVERY" and press Power.
4.Once in recovery, use the trackball to hover over "install zip from sdcard". Click with the trackball to select this option.
5.Select "choose zip from sdcard".
6.Select "-=SuperWipeG2+ext4=-.zip" and "Yes - Insall -=SuperWipeG2+ext4=-.zip". Let the installation run; once finished, it will automatically reboot into recovery.
7.Scroll down to "advanced" and click.
8.Select "Wipe Dalvik Cache" and "Yes - Wipe Dalvik Cache"
9.Once completed, press the back button to return to the recovery's main menu
10.Select "install zip from sd card", "choose zip from sd card", "G2slim1.x.zip", and "Yes - Install G2slim1.x.zip"
11.Once completed, press back again to return to the main menu
12.Select "reboot system now"
The download links are located on my website. Feel free to donate for my time!
G2 Slim V1.6
Thank you dk2000zx !!!!