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dZenkinZ's Merlion Next Gen Leo ROM 1.80 (build 515.464)
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Probably the first Leo ROM made in Singapore.








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Thanks to folks in Xda-developers, who had in one way or another, made this custom ROM possible. Special thanks go to Bepe, Ervius, Vistang for their kitchens and tools, sparkienl, bobsbbq, kwbr for all their advices & guidances. If I've missed anybody, it's not intentional so please accept my apologies and appreciations. There's just too many folks in Xda I need to thank!

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About dZenkinZ © Merlion Next Gen Leo

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Having cooked my first ever ROM, codenamed Merlion Leo © , a couple of months ago, it has progressed by leaps and bounds since, in terms of optimization (performance & storage) and keeping up with the most recent software/drivers. It has come to a point whereby any further development will yield a very marginal small improvement. At least until the next major software version is made available from HTC. That has mooted the idea of refreshing my ROM platform using the newer branch of Windows Mobile platform (COM5, Windows Mobile 6.5.5, build 23xxx)

Among the many other branches of Windows Mobile 6.5 platform (such as COM3, COM5 and COM8), many people have predicted that COM5 will eventually be the new OS baseline for future newer windows mobile devices. COM5 branch has also proven itself well in xda-developers, with good performance and decent functionality offerings. I have thus decided to adopt COM5 branch of WM6.5, in my new Merlion Leo ROM development workstream. The new ROM, is then codenamed Merlion NG Leo ©, where NG stands for Next Generation. It is deliberately named so as to reflect the future of the overall Merlion Leo development workstream.


The philosophy behind Merlion NG Leo © remains the same as before. The primary objective of the effort is to have a customized ROM based on my personal needs, with the emphasis on striking a balance between performance/stability and eye candy. So you may find that some of the included/excluded features not something you would expect of a "public ROM", or it may look too "OEM" for some likings. Nevertheless, I have decided to continue sharing my work with you so that this provides an alternative to rest of the ROMS that are available in xda-developers.com.

Although I have a full time job in a MNC, and probably don't need additional income stream to meet my daily living expenditure, but your donation, or your post of appreciation, will definitely motivate and propel me further in continuing to share my work with the community.








 
 
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dZenkinZ Merlion NG WWE ROM Version 1.80 (build 0515.464)

Description: ROM based on WM6.5 build 23568,Leo Sense 2.5.2012.1412 and OEM drivers/xip from HTC ROM 2.11. Radio ROM 2.0X.50.XX is required and therefore is cooked into this ROM for your convenience

  • Updated OEM drivers and Leo EXT packages to v2.13 (from TMOS HD2)
  • Optimize Windows Mobile Kernel (clean up unnecessary files + registry tweak)
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dZenkinZ Merlion NG WWE ROM Archives
v1.70.0507.435 @rapidshare @4shared
v1.65.0428.415 @rapidshare @4shared
v1.61.0423.409 @rapidshare @4shared
v1.51.0419.382 @rapidshare @4shared
v1.30.0418.345 @rapidshare @4shared
v1.10.0409.312 @rapidshare @4shared
v1.00.0401.286 @rapidshare @4shared
v1.00RC.0401.272 @rapidshare












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Hotfix 2860405 - Fixes "Opera hang issue". Applicable to v1.00 only

Hotfix 3820419 - Fixes position of the phone canvas for the incoming call. Applicable to v1.51 and below

Hotfix 3820423 - Patch to hide SMS sent notification and update HTC messaging shortcut icon. Applicable to v1.51 only












Merlion NG Optional & Third Party Cab Download Section













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Tmobile Logo - Replace operator logo in the home screen (contributed by [★])

Additional Operator logos - More icons to replace the operator logo at the home screen. from Merlion first-gen thread

CoOkieMonster's Co0kie's Home Tab tweaked for Merlion NG - Tweaked to retain the operator logo feature, an unique feature of Merlion series ROM. Credits to carina77 for his tweak, and CoOkieMonster for his CHT mod. - only for v1.10 and below

Default eBooks by HTC - to be used in the eReader tab from Merlion first-gen thread

dZenkinZ Rounder Theme icons - More rounder theme icons to make your other applications use the same theme of icons. Update it together with CSMI Icon Changer found in Start > Tools. from dZenkinZ Rounder Theme workstream

Google Maps v4.0 - Google maps with matching icon.

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Base Features Section

OEM Manila Packages

Code:
 DigitalCompass_1_0_19221511_0-destination-fix
 Manila_Calendar_2_5_20111823_0
 Manila_DocumentBrowser_2_5_20121926_0
 Manila_Footprints_2_5_20111529_0
 Manila_Home_2_5_20113626_2
 Manila_Internet_2_5_20113925_0
 Manila_Mail_2_5_20121822_0
 Manila_Message_2_5_20121820_0
 Manila_People_2_5_20113030_2
 Manila_Photo_2_5_19224023_0
 Manila_Settings_2_5_20121231_0
 Manila_Stock_2_5_20111730_0
 Manila_Twitter_2_5_20112427_0
 Manila_Weather_2_5_20121525_0
 StartIconLoader_2_5_20113129_0
 TMOUS_Manila_Core_2_5_20121412_1
 TMOUS_Manila_Music_2_5_19224026_0
 BN_eReader_0_1_1_0
 EnableeBook
 eReader_Engine_1_0_20113825_00
 eReader_Library_1_0_20113827_00
 eReader_Reader_1_0_20113925_00
 Manila_eReader_2_5_20113722_0

OEM Base Packages

Code:
BCR_WWE_1_0_f090914b_02
  ConnectionSetup_3_1_19202627_00
  ConnectionSetup_WVGA
  MP3_Trimmer_1_2_19194032_0
  HTCFlashlight_1_0_1_1
  RSSHub_2_1_2_1109_01
  AdvancedNetwork_1_0_12_1
  App_Service_1_87_0_0
  Boot_Launcher_1_0_19221427_1
  Calculator_1_1_19224019_0
  Camera_6_26_20121425_00
  DataDisconnect_1_14_0_1
  Field_T_e_s_t_2_19_0_0
  FlashLiteShareDLL_1_0_19201927_0
  FM_Radio_2_5_19194027_01
  G_Sensor_Calibrator_1_1_19223329_0
  HTCAnimation_1_3_5_2
  HTCApplication_1_17_1_0
  HTCFDN_1_7_2_1
  HTCStartUp_1_7_0_0
  HTCUtil_4_12_0_3
  LEO_1_5_LockScreenAppLauncher_Default_Skin
  LockScreenAppLauncher_1_0_19221331_00
  Long_Press_End_Key_1_5_19221332_00
  Message_Enhancement_1_2_19224032_00
  Mute_1_1_2_0
  MyCPL_3_13_0_6
  Notification_Enhancement_3_5_20121421_00
  PhoneSetting_1_66_0_0
  PKG_1_1_0_0
  PowerOffWarning_2_9_0_0
  Random_Access_4_2_19183026_0
  Redial_1_3_0_0
  RunCC_1_1_b_0
  SignatureReplace_1_5_0_0
  SimLock_4_28_0_0
  STK_Service_4_94_0_1
  STK_UIPPC_4_76_0_0
  StorageLow_1_0_0_2
  Teeter_2_0_19223825_00
  USB_To_PC_Pop_Up_2_3_20111720_00
  USSD_Service_4_38_0_0
  Volume_Control_2_2_20121229_00
  Arphic_CHS_WWE_Font_1_1_20090428_01
  IME_CHS_2_1_19203826_00
  aGPS_Confirmation_1_0_19213629_00
  Audio_Booster_2_5_19194032_lo00
  Concurrence_Mgr_1_5_19221227_00
  Contact_Picker_1_0_20113132_00
  Contact_Utility_Engine_1_2_20113727_00
  DRM_Middleware_1_5_19221328_00
  Dshow_2_0_20113730_00
  Facebook_Engine_1_1_20121827_00
  GoogleLocationService_1_0_1_22
  HTCBookmark_1_0_20111623_0
  HTCFont_Link_1_0_19132133_1
  HTCFramework_1_5_19223320_00
  HTCGeoService_1_0_20112520_00
  HTCScroll_2_0_19221326_00
  HTCSettings_1_4_3_0
  Quick_GPS_2_0_19223429_05
  Settings_Improvement_1_0_20111623_2
  SharedResource_1_0_20111720_00
  Shared_Modules_1_01_20113224_00
  Social_Networks_Engine_1_1_20113927_01
  TimeZoneAutoFix_1_0_19222424_01
  VBookmarkMgr_1_0_19213624_00
  zlibce_m_1_2_30_00
  AdobePDF_2_5_1_0_404840_03
OEM Add on Packages

Code:
   AppointmentEditor_1_0_20113829_0
   BrowserSnapshot_1_0_19224019_0
   ClearStorage_2_3_1_0
   DeviceInfo_2_7_1_0
   Email_Setup_Wizard_2_3_20122125_11
   ExtNewPhoneSetting_1_0_1919_3232
   FormatSD_1_15_0_3
   GroupEditor_1_0_20111733_00
   HTCBirthday_1_2_0_0
   HTCMessage_1_00_281_0
   HTCMessaging_Client_1_5_20121931_01
   IE6Enhancement_1_0_19224019_0
   InvokeSIMMgr_1_12_0_1
   LEO_1_5_SimContactImport_WVGA
   Menu_Enhancement_1_1_20113129_00
   NewMailAccount_1_11_0_1
   New_Contact_Card_1_1_20113729_0
   OOBE_1_0_20121524_00
   Opera_Browser_9_70_35801_0
   Power_3_5_1_1
   Sensor_SDK_4_2_20113726_00
   SimContactImport_3_4_19221923_00
   SIM_Mgr_6_76_0_1
   Text_Selection_1_0_19221329_00
   Voice_Recorder_2_0_20113911_0
Communication/Dialer/Footprint Packages
Code:
CMBandSwitching_2_2_2_0
   CMCallBarring_1_3_4_0
   CMCallerID_1_5_1_0
   CMCallForwarding_1_4_B_0
   CMCallWaiting_1_3_1_0
   CMInternetSharing_1_2_2_0
   CMPhoneVMSetting_1_9_0_0
   CMPhone_1_6_E_0
   CMPin_1_5_4_0
   CommManager_2_9_V_5
   Wi-FiWizard_1_24_2_1
   WiFiSettings_1_2_5_4
   WLANSettings_2_7_10_1
   Phone_Canvas_Enhancement_2G_4_2_62120113626_0
   TaskBarIconMgr_2_13_0_0
   Footcam_1_26_19213627_00
   FootprintsThumbViewer_1_0_19212227_01
   FootPrintsVE_2_0_19221924_00
   Footprints_Engine_1_1_19224027_0
   HTCNaviMgr_1_0_19221430_00
OEM Multimedia Packages

Code:
Album_3_2_20121824_0
   Audio_Manager_Engine_2_0_20113121_h
   Full_Screen_Player_1_8_20113120_00
   Media_Tool_kit_1_2_20113121_0
   Picture_Enhancement_1_50_19221924_00
   Resource_Proxy_1_0_19221324_01
   Ringtone_Plugin_1_0_19221426_00
   YouTube_2_6_19224122_00
  mHub_VO_1_8_091216_0
   Streaming_Media_3_1_20111522_00
   Streaming_SDK_2_7_19212819_00
Third Party Packages
Code:
ArkSwitch 1.1.4
 BsB Tweaks 1.6
  CSMI_1.4b
  FdcSoft_TaskManager
  Homescreen Customization
  Lockscreen Customization
  mtoolbox_0.3.0
  NetCF35 + NetCF35-hotfix
Total_Commander_2_52_b2
  XDA_Shutdown 1.01 - WVGA
  djet-CameraSettingsPatch
  Microsoft_My_Phone_01_06_2718
  PATCH_Hotfix_Leo_08604
  TWEAKS_3GCOMM_WIFIROUTER
  Menu_Enhancement_1_1_20113129_00

* And many more Performance Tweaks*
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Change History Section

v1.70 (build 0507.435)
  • Updated Windows Mobile 6.5.5 COM5 build 23568
  • Updated Radio firmware to v2.10.50.28.2
  • Updated HTC Messaging client to v1.5.2014.2622 (better performance and supports private messages)
  • Updated Input Method Engine for Chinese Simplified to v2.2.2014.2329 (support Pinyin & Handwriting)
  • Updated Opera Browser to v9.70.35989 & tweaked Opera Browser configuration
  • Updated MMTaskmanager configuration
  • Removed OOBE (Out-of-Box-experience) Package
  • Optimize Windows Mobile Kernel (clean up unnecessary files + registry tweak)

v1.65 (build 0428.415)
  • Updated Kinetic scrolling engine
  • Fixed missing storage content bug with updated Extendir configuration
  • Fixed Garmin sluggish performance issue
v1.61 (build 0423.409)
  • Updated OEM drivers and Leo EXT packages to v2.11 (from TMOS HD2)
  • Updated Radio ROM to v2.10.50.19.02
  • Updated Opera to v9.7.35964
  • Fix phone canvas position bug
  • Fix HTC messaging client's sms sent notification bug
  • Removed Arcswitch
  • Added MMTaskmanager v1.8.100421
  • Updated Extendir configuration

v1.51 (build 0419.382)
  • Updated Windows Mobile 6.5.5 COM5 build 23563
  • Updated Radio ROM to v2.10.50.08.02
  • Updated CoOkieMonster's Co0kie's Home Tab to v.1.7.1 with further tweaks for Merlion NG (i.e. operator logo support)
  • Updated HTC Messaging Client to v1.5.20141131.01
  • Updated Shadrac Extendir FS driver v2 (beta 1.07) for file system performance improvement (SPB benchmark indicates 500-700 pts improvement)
  • Fix "cannot rearrange home tab" bug
v1.30 (build 0418.345)
  • Updated Windows Mobile 6.5.5 COM5 build 23559
  • Added XDA_UC v1.1.0 to simplify your device setup after a rom flash
  • Added CoOkieMonster's Co0kie's Home Tab v.1.7.0 with further tweaks for Merlion NG (i.e. operator logo support)
  • Updated Dark Ninja's Desire Taskbar mod v3, with further tweaks for Merlion NG (folder & start logo)
  • Updated RSS Hub notification icon to be consistent with Merlion NG theme
  • Fixed some theme inconsistency

v1.10 (build 0409.312)
  • Used Windows Mobile COM5 build 23557
  • Removed WWAN SYS package
  • Fixed "Opera hang issue"
  • Optimise XIP to release more program RAM (3MB more)
v1.00 (build 0401.286)
  • Used Windows Mobile COM5 build 23554
  • Adapted OEM, SYS and EXT packages from COM2 based dZenkinZ Merlion WWE v2.70
  • Removed SMSTrigger package
  • Removed SE Task Manager package
  • Added Arkswitch with customised skin
  • Updated Extendir settings for better performance
  • Updated fdcsoft Task Manager so that registry file can be opened from explorer
v1.00RC.0401.272
  • First RC version based on WM6.5.5 platform
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Frequently Asked Questions


Please read this section first before you post your question!


1. How do I use XDA_UC to automate the setup configuration after flashing your ROM?

Please refer to this thread for more information. Basically you can use XDA_UC to automatically install your preferred applications, restore files such as configuration, modified file, image or audio files, etc. Create a new folder "XDA_UC" in your storage card's root directory, and follow the instruction to put your CAB, files and registry in the appropiate folder.


2. Can you be so kind and let me know how to change the Operator Logo Download? i.e. Where to place the clear logo?

The logo file name is 256x64.png, stored in \Windows directory. As the name suggest, the image size of the logo should be 256 px by 64 px, with a transparent background. I've created a couple of logos for your usage, if your telco is not "Starhub" or you prefer to have no logo displayed on your home screen. Go to the download section, and download the logo zip file.


3. I just flashed to the latest ROM from Zenkinz .... but that is because I face the unvoluntary hard reset again.


The cited problem is not unique to my ROM. It affects most custom ROM, specifically when you flash a custom ROM after another. The cause, is believed to be related to the fact that the device storage is not formatted when a custom ROM is being updated to the device. The file residue inadvertently causes instability and therefore the recommended corrective step is to format your phone storage using the mtty process (not to be mistaken by hard reset, which is merely clearing your phone storage to the default ROM image)


4. Can someone please tell me how to install this ROM? I downloaded it and extracted and only see a NBH file

The downloadable package only contains NBH file, which is the image of the ROM that's to be flashed into your device. You need a ROM update utility (RUU) to flash the downloaded image. i1magic has summarised the steps to flash the rom very well, and you can reference from here


5. Can you please tell me how to add and replace a few icons for my extra programs. Where to copy your new .png on my unit?

First of all, download the extra icons from my iconpack (see the download section). You can copy all the icons, or just the selected icons to a folder in your device, such as \Application Data\Icons. Then use an icon changer such as CSMI or JWMD Icon Changer to replace the icon for your extra programs. I personally prefer CSMI for incremental change (i.e. just change the additional programs), and JWMD Icon Changer for mass change (i.e. change all the icons)


6. How do I add new ebooks to show on the eReader tab?

Use this application to automatically add your ebooks to the eReader tab


7. I flash your latest ROM, after 1st soft reset, I noticed that my storage card content disappear. Is my storage card damaged? How do I solve this problem?

The bug is introduced as the result of using the beta version of extendir. The good news is your storage card is not damaged. There's more information about the bug itself, and the steps that you need to carry out, in order to get rid of the bug permanently (until your next hard reset). Please go to this post for more information.


8. My Garmin appears to be running sluggish on this device

This due to extendir v2 b1.07. The workaround is to create a shortcut in your start menu such that it points to QuePPC.exe in \Storage Card\Garmin\App folder. Somehow, running the app from storage card is much faster than running it from the device (which Garmin installation process will copy QuePPC.exe to \Garmin\Que.exe). To create the shortcut, open your file explorer, navigate to folder \Storage Card\Garmin\App, tap and hold on QuePPC.exe, and select "Copy". Then navigate to \Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Navigation, and tap and hold within the folder, and select "Paste Shortcut".

edit: this has been fixed in v1.65 and above.


9. When my HD2 first booted up, I don't see the setup wizard that come with HTC official ROM and previous Merlion series ROM.

I've removed OOBE (out of box experience) package in v1.70, which removes the setup wizard. Please refer to this thread on why I do so, and what additional steps you may have to take now that the setup wizard doesn't run on first boot.


10. "My Location" weather doesn't seem to work. Why?

If you have this problem only in v1.70 and above, please refer to FAQ #9.
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maybe this explains why chef zenkinz has been MIA for a few days......
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lol.

not really. I was truly buried with work. I only got to breathe like an hour ago. And decided that I need to get myself recharged by doing something different
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Nice to see u back..... u had us a bit worried heheeh
2nd April 2010, 07:14 AM |#10  
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can't wait to test this new ROM
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Originally Posted by Teardrop45

Nice to see u back..... u had us a bit worried heheeh

thanks for your concern

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Originally Posted by jong17

can't wait to test this new ROM

Am uploading the newer RC version so you can try it out. so far so good.
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