Reality ROM is based on Nokia firmware 7.10.8858.136[All the OEM apps are intact]
WHY THIS ROM?
I'm sure this question arises to everyone's mind when they see yet another custom rom. Well, I cannot answer that question, simply because each of your requirements from a ROM would be different from mine. I've been using Dynamics ROM so far, the reasons why I chose to build a rom were:
1:The project was closed, which meant no more cab updates to minor changes, tweaks or to add any other custom packages to increase functionality. It really put me off, since if i had to install anything in the future i would have to reinstall a different rom anyway, thought I might as well do it now, before i have alot of personal data accumulated.
2:I loved the Clock Hub at the start, it looked good and I thought it was of great use. However after a few days, I never really used it, i personally felt returning to the start screen from an app just to look at the time/battery level wasn't very feasible considering no fast app switching. And hence resulting in some unneeded battery drain due to frequent tile update.
3:Cache clearer never really seemed to work for me
4:I messed up my Bluetooth drivers installing DFT drivers and my Bluetooth share stopped working lol, tried everything to fix it, at the end, only solution i found was to reflash.
5:So when i thought about reflashing, reinstalling all the apps[especially the homebrew apps] all over again seemed very annoying. [I'll put up a guide, how to quickly get your rom up and running with all apps next]
So to counter all this, I made this ROM for myself, thought i'd share it with people who wanna use it as well.
Features of Reality ROM
It's based on the original firmware with a minimal of changes, added some applications[homebrew] to maximize, functionality without having to compromise on performance. Connectable with Zune without any issues
-Full Unlock v4 by ultrashot
-Cab Updateable [Cab updates are fully supported in this ROM. Any cab updates which are signed by ultrashot,xbmod,Rataplan,MSFT and myself are all supported. So you no longer have to depend only on the ROM creator for cab updates but you can update the rom using any of the other developer's[mentioned above] cab's]
-Added ProgramManager in Settings[Remove any of the apps, pack to xap etc]
-Added XAP Deployer[Deploy XAP's to device]
-Added Search Key Remapping[Added to Settings menu]
-Added WMDC[Access Filesystem, Use WPBackup etc]
-Added WP7 Root Tools[Latest version 1.0]
-Added ScreenCapturer[Take screenshots]
-Added Bazaar[Homebrew Market]
-Added Digital Power[View battery percentage next to the battery icon, swipe from top[works even inside most apps]. Configure in the app and restart phone
-Added Folders[Group apps and pin live tile to start screen for quick access to multiple apps]
-Added MPATool[Used to add Artist pictures, beautifies the lock screen when a song is played]
-Added Touch Wake[Use hardware buttons to unlock]
-Added Ringtone maker
-Added Bluetooth Share[Works perfectly, please DO NOT install any other custom BT drivers, it'll only mess up all the existing drivers]
-Added more Emergency Call numbers[Indian region and others]
-Added new emoticons in the messaging[smlies]
-BatteryBackup seems to have improved compared to Rainbowmod but I really can't assure you anything
Languages in rom:
Chinese_(People's_Republic_of_China)_0804 Chinese_(Taiwan)_0404 Czech_0405 Danish_0406 Dutch_(Netherlands)_0413 English_(United_Kingdom)_0809 English_(United_States)_0409 Finnish_040B French_040C German_(Germany)_0407 Greek_0408 Hungarian_040E Indonesian_0421 Italian_(Italy)_0410 Japanese_0411 Korean_0412 Malay_(Malaysia)_043E Norwegian_(Bokmål)_0414 Polish_0415 Portuguese_(Brazil)_0416 Portuguese_(Portugal)_0816 Russian_0419 Spanish_(Modern Sort)_0C0A Swedish_041D
1:Backup your application data using WPBackup
-Just backup your App Data only[distributive is unnecessary, preferably backup only your data of games]. Install the rom, install those applications/games and then restore your backup
2:To get an unlocked bootloader, use this method.
3:To flash the rom to your device
Follow the videos and you should be fine, All the links for downloading the tools required should be provided in the description of the video
4:To reinstall all the apps you installed from marketplace, goto "To reinstall applications from the web" part in that page. The easiest way is to do it from a desktop or a laptop, just follow these instructions and all of those apps you had before would be installed in a matter of a minute.
Reality ROM Download Feel free to hit the thanks button if your downloading the rom, would be greatly appreciated.
In alphabetic order:
-=Barin=-, for [WP7 KITCHEN] OS Builder, thanks for your incredible hard work.
dewe, for lumiadownloader, thanks for giving us a simple way to flash our Lumia 710.
djtonka for helping me testing, thanks buddy.
HD2Owner for his DONOR_SLDR, thanks.
Heatcliff74, for his wp Root Tools
lucifer3006, for making use of his packages I needed, and thanks for your RainbowMod roms
pdaimatejam, for all the background and themes, and thanks for being a friend.
Rataplan, an amazing friend, helped me out alot, please do support him!
ultrashot, for all the great work he made for the WP7 community, you're amazing buddy.
I'm not making your guinea pigs lol, I've been using this rom for a while and everything is working perfectly. But remember you are using this rom at your own risk. Any questions or problems you run into, please ask, I shall try and help you out