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[ROM][WWE][WM 6.5][Jun 21]Geranium 1.0[CE OS 21815][Build 21815.5.0.50][NEW]

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By johnpatcher, Senior Member on 21st June 2009, 11:55 PM
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Geranium 1.0

  • Geranium 1.0 released, released on Jun 21

The idea of this roms is to provide a very small and leightweight ROM running Windows Mobile 6.5 with maximum stability and performance. The device has great hardware, but the built-in software doesn't use this hardware properly at all, so its up to you to install the right applications from other software houses.

The ROM is not protected, you are invited to take it as a base for your own roms/experiments. However I had to use the "new" kitchen of ervius, which deletes any dsm files, so re-packaging is not possible. Therefore I provide the whole kitchen. You'll find it at the downloads.

General
  • Instructions how to flash a ROM can be found here, there or in the wiki
  • ROM is user customizable (more information)
  • ROM is compressed using 7-Zip
  • I'm not responsible for any harm
  • This ROM is not protected in any way. You are invited to use it as a base for own ROMs (or experiments)

Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional, CE OS 5.2.21815, Build 21815.5.0.50
  • Based on Blackstone official release 1.59.709.0
  • ~370 MB of free storage memory
  • ~150 MB of free program memory
  • dynamic pagepool
The idea of this ROM is to provide a very small and leightweight ROM running Windows Mobile 6.5 with maximum stability and performance. Therefore most OEM applications are removed, whereas libraries still remain in order to make the device running properly.

The following has been removed
  • AdobePDF
  • Album
  • AudioBooster
  • AudioManager
  • AutoVolumeControl
  • AutoUpdate (doesn't work anyway)
  • WorldCard Mobile
  • Catalog
  • CommManager
  • ConnectionSetup (including DB)
  • CyberonVoiceSpeedDial
  • EnlargeStartMenu
  • FullScreenPlayer
  • GoogleMap
  • HTCAnimation
  • HTCMessage
  • IME (including ezInput)
  • IPSECVPN
  • JbedJava
  • JetCetPrint
  • LargeTitleBar
  • MODEMLINK
  • LiveSearch
  • Managed Programs
  • Manila
  • MP3Trimmer
  • NewMailAccount
  • OneNote
  • Opera
  • RemoteDesktopMobile
  • RSSHub
  • SampleMusic
  • SamplePictures
  • SocialNetworkEngine
  • SQM (replaced through dummy)
  • StreamingMedia
  • StreamingSrcFilter
  • SkyBox
  • SkyMarket
  • TaskManager (the HTC one)
  • Teeter
  • Transcriber
  • USBToPCPopUp
  • VoiceRecorder
  • VolumeControl
  • VoiceCommand
  • WelcomeCenter
  • WindowsLive
  • WMWeatherWidget
  • WMMoneyWidget
  • WMLiveSearchWidget
  • YouTube
  • Zip
  • Some unneeded files
  • Themes

Changes made
  • Updated .NET Compact Framework to version 3.5
  • Updated SqlCeMobile to version 3.5
  • Registry and file system has been cleaned up, removing any not needed HTC keys/values
  • replaced theme because of color issues (see here)
  • User customizable (see here)
  • Added NeoS2007 graphic pack (see here)
  • Performance tweaks (mainly enabling/increasing all kinds of caches)
  • Increased wireless speed (see here)
  • SD TuneUp (see here)
  • Screen rotation from screen menue enabled
  • Security warning (for non-certified software) disabled
  • Native Windows Mobile Incall Recording enabled
  • SIM contacts aren't shown by default

Following tweaks & fixes have been included
  • Patched payload
  • Updated some graphic drivers
  • Native WM 6.5 nk.exe

Known bugs/issues
  • none

Donation
Creating and supporting this ROM is kind of time-intensive. If you appreciate my work consider a donation
  • Thanks!

Thanks to all of those who give me something back and motivate me for the further development!
Download
  • Version 1.0: HTTP, 58565583 bytes, MD5: 99f6f3bbadce63ae011b8c455d6efccd
  • Version 1.0 - Kitchen: HTTP, 45232663 bytes, MD5: 65abdb6f959431301896610ddb1c986f

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Thanks to all the people making rom cooking in this way possible!
21st June 2009, 11:56 PM |#2  
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Changelog

Version 1.0
  • First release
21st June 2009, 11:57 PM |#3  
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Removed application you may want to install
Here is a list of removed applications you may want to install. Just download the cab and install it as usually. The cabs were created from the OEM packages, so should be just the same.
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Benchmark results

SPB Benchmark
  • Write 1 MB file: 570.900000
  • Read 1 MB file: 42.900000
  • Copy 1 MB file: 649.000000
  • Write 10 KB x 100 files: 4145.800000
  • Read 10 KB x 100 files: 299.000000
  • Copy 10 KB x 100 files: 3791.800000
  • Directory list of 2000 files: 1339.900000
  • Internal database read: 816.200000
  • Graphics test: DDB BitBlt: 13.085000
  • Graphics test: DIB BitBlt: 35.720000
  • Graphics test: GAPI BitBlt: 6.110000
  • Compress 1 MB file using ZIP: 3017.800000
  • Decompress 1024x768 JPEG file: 420.000000
  • Arkaball frames per second: 8.822500
  • CPU test: Whetstone MFLOPS: 3445.100000
  • CPU test: Whetstone MOPS: 1000.600000
  • CPU test: Whetstone MWIPS: 7101.000000
  • Copy 1 MB using memcpy: 8.446000

Test OpenGL
  • alpha texture: 19958 kPixels/s
  • torus one light: 5211 kPixels/s
  • color blending: 20326 kPixels/s
  • sub texture: 9396 kPixels/s

Here you can read more about it.
21st June 2009, 11:58 PM |#5  
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Last reservation #4 ...
22nd June 2009, 12:02 AM |#6  
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Please consider that the first version is kind of a beta, as it is my first Windows Mobile 6.5 ROM. I've tested most of it, but can't ensure that there aren't any bugs, mainly as WM 6.5 isn't official yet anyway.
22nd June 2009, 09:11 AM |#7  
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Cool all those removed
having removed all that list of apps, it's good that you left nk.exe and some DLLs in the rom!!!!!?????

please post some pix of ur rom like good cooks do
22nd June 2009, 12:37 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drhassan

having removed all that list of apps, it's good that you left nk.exe and some DLLs in the rom!!!!!?????

I don't force anyone to use it, so if you don't like the idea or concept, its OK. Personally I hate all this crap applications Microsoft & HTC are including, but thats my personal taste. Looking at the benchmark results of my barebone ROM this improves the performance very much, compared to all the other ROMs flying around in the forums here.

This Geranium ROM isn't that good in terms of performance, but I guess its Windows Mobile 6.5, as it is still a beta at all.

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Originally Posted by drhassan

please post some pix of ur rom like good cooks do

Personally I don't think this is useful at all, as it looks just "normal" and I'm not keen on updating the screenshots every time I release a new version . Furthermore any advanced user knows the applications anyway .

However I've attached some screenshots, don't know if this fulfils your desires.
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22nd June 2009, 02:38 PM |#9  
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wow ... soon my impressions :)
tnx
22nd June 2009, 04:41 PM |#10  
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why remove all useful apps? then this become a empty shell.
22nd June 2009, 05:32 PM |#11  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by citrix80

why remove all useful apps? then this become a empty shell.

Because usefull apps are not the same for everybody !! You've got the OS then you install only what you really need !


The real question is : Why other cookers add useless and non-uninstallable apps to their roms ?
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