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By seeM_ZA, Senior Member on 24th July 2010, 07:47 PM
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After flashing many many many ROMs looking for a relatively clean one, I was never truly satisfied with what was out there, so I decided to make my own ROM. I've probably spent a little too much time on this, but I'm really happy with how it turned out . This ROM, simplicity, is my take on what a Rhodium stock ROM should be. It's fast, stable and pretty. And now it's up to you to make it your own Enjoy!

This ROM is cooked for GSM devices only.
  • Windows build:
    • 21916 - Start menu on the top
    • 29017 - Start menu on the bottom
  • Sense: 2019 CFC with latest Co0kie's Home Tab mod
  • Base: Stock Rhodium 2.07/2.10 ROMs

Removed all the garbage/bloat found in stock ROMs and added some basic necessities.
Choose your version:


IMPORTANT: Make sure you have used Hard-SPL before flashing any ROM. I also recommend you to use Task 29 each time before flashing any ROM. Also note that this ROM will boot with the radio off. Turn it on via the Comm Manager.

simplicity basic

Mirrors, thanks to bigchrizzieboy
Of course, many thanks go out to all of the xda-developers forum. I used to have a list here, but there really are too many people who have helped out to fit on a list. So lets hope this community stays great.

If you'd like to reward me for my work (^^,) - US/EU
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24th July 2010, 07:48 PM |#2  
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Complete kitchen do-over!
Change SYS builds to 21916 and 29017
Youtube HQ sound fixed
DeviceLockXT added
Removed people messaging mod (SYM key bug)
WM6.5.x lockscreen position fix


Changed SYS builds to 21887 and 28244 (a few benchmarks showed this build to be really good..)
Updated Sense to 2019!
Updated CHT ROMs to CHT2!
Updated some packages.
Re-added people messaging mod with custom speech bubbles by yours truly :p.
Fixed some bugs.

SYS 231xx to 21680
SYS 21877 to 21916

TVOut + TVOut Settings
Semi custom-made Opera splashscreen.
Custom-made startup screens and loading bar.
Vista startup sound.

Arkswitch to 1.20
QuickShutdown to 1.5.2
Some HTC applications

Big memory leak in 21xxx build. (Changed gwes.exe)
Memory leak in Comm Manger. (Changed WifiWizard)
Facebook settings not working.

Optimised XDA_UC.
UPX packed lots of exe's (decreases size and sometimes speeds up load times).
Remove some apps from Taskmanager exceptions in 21xxx builds.
Optimised many .png's

Rebuilt entire kitchen
SYS updated from 23130 to 23134!
Fixed some bugs
Some graphical changes

Fixed battery %
Fixed Manila landscape
Fixed Manila left soft key
Just a bug fix release, not necessary to upgrade from 19/20 August!

Fixed some bugs.
Updated Total Commander.
Now uploading CHT and non-CHT versions.

Changed base to Euro 2.07!
Updated Sense Core to 2018!
Changed SYS from 21914 to 21887!
Changed SYS from 23127 to 23130!
Cleaned up Sense/SYS a lot!
Replaced Chinese Internet search with Google.
Tweaked XIP a bit.
LOTS of tweaks for stability.
Slightly increased RAM.
Fixed some bugs.
Reverted to Rhodium Volume Control, Leo one's a bit buggy.
Reverted to Rhodium Long Press End Key, was having problems with latest one.
ATT MMS finally fixed!!! Biggest, fattest, hugest thanks goes to Jackos for helping me on this one! :)

Updated Sense to 2017/2016 hybrid!
Updated 6.5.x SYS to 23129!
Updated 6.5 SYS to 21914!
Updated some base files.
Added WM messaging skin.
Added Arsoft MMS Composer 5_2_8_45.
Added nueSIPDefault.
Added PIMBackup.
Replaced Slide2Shutdown with QuickShutdown.
Fixed music not playing while in standby.
Fixed notification annoyances.
Fixed Opera 9.7/Sense integration.
Fixed custom words not saving.
Fixed "End Key" settings not showing under 6.5 build.
Fixed lots of other small bugs.
Decreased default font size slightly.
Improved some icons.
Updated Facebook Tab to 1.6.
Updated many packages to their latest versions (from Oboe 1.01 ROM).
Updated Volume Control to Leo Volume Control.
Updated Dialer to Leo Dialer.

Fixed: 2 bars problem.
Fixed: XDA_UC shortcut not in Start Menu/Tools.
Fixed: Facebook Album problem.
Added latest CHT Language Pack.
Added Opera 9.7.
Added Slide2Shutdown.
Added WindowsLive (to enable hotmail in Sense tab Email Setup), thanks to token2k6.
Removed ArcSoft MMS Composer.
Holding start button in 6.5.x roms now starts Windows Task Manager, thanks to Tiemen_S and b16b.
Left Soft Key in Manila Home now says "Explorer" and links to Total Commander, thanks to Tiemen_S and b16b.

SYS changed back to 23673!
OEM base updated to latest ATT ROMs
Tweaked XIP quite a bit
Fixed: Notification - lights
Fixed: Email opening attachments
Fixed: Facebook/Album integration
Added XDA_UC
Added Meltwater Facebook Tab v1.5
Removed Opera Browser 9.7

SYS changed to 23121!
Fixed: Black box behind contacts picture in Windows Mobile Contacts (not sense).
Fixed: Calling from Windows Mobile Contacts (not sense) does not work at all.
Fixed: After a call the screen hangs on the contact's picture for about 10 seconds. After this, if trying to access "Phone", the network disconnects and reconnects in about 5 seconds, after which the "Phone" application finally opens.
Fixed: Call history does not work in 25 July, and after installing Caller ID fix in 24 July.
Fixed: Accessing messaging straight from HTC People tab.
Fixed: SIM contacts showing in "Contacts"
Fixed: Google zoombar.
Added Remote Desktop Mobile.
Added Threaded Email.
Added InCall Recording.
Added ArcSoft MMS Composer.
Added ZoomBar tweaks. (Thanks to comcompt
Removed Swype.

Fixed Caller ID bug!
Added Microsoft My Phone
Added Microsoft Marketplace
Added FDC Taskmanager (allows for importing of .reg files)
Added Swype (might remove when XDA_UC is implemented)

simplicity ROM released!

A big thanks to the following people who donated:
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Anonymous #2
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Anonymous #3
Anonymous #4
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24th July 2010, 07:53 PM |#3  
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The screens look awesome, I cant wait to try it. I love clean roms that let me decide what to load. Thanks for the hard work.
24th July 2010, 07:53 PM |#4  
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thanks, downloading now, will try it later.
24th July 2010, 08:04 PM |#5  
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Such quick responses Awesome! Let me know how it goes for you
24th July 2010, 08:21 PM |#6  
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cant wait to try this out this is exactly the kinda rom I been looking for thanks
24th July 2010, 08:30 PM |#7  
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Downloading..... Installing..... Installed.......

I'm can't wait to try this one. I'm also a fan of clean ROMs.
24th July 2010, 09:18 PM |#8  
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Ok, so far this ROM is uber fast!, I don't know what you did special but most WM6.5 ROMs with sense and CHT run considerably slower than this. Also the memory at first boot was very good with 91 mb free, which again I have never seen with Sense& CHT running. The only thing that I see that needs to change ( my opinion) is the signal bars could be larger. It was great to have CHT & the editor loaded at first boot. Thanks for your work!

Running Tilt 2

24th July 2010, 09:28 PM |#9  
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my first impressions are great rom. i had one issue with in coming calls does not show a number anyone else confirm this ... also my phone microsoft would be nice if included. thanks again
24th July 2010, 09:33 PM |#10  
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Very clean rom. I agree it runs considerably faster than most roms with CHT and Sense running. My only strife is Lack of marketplace app and My Phone.

Though its not a deal breaker, Swype would be nice as well
Definitely keeping an eye on this rom.
24th July 2010, 10:09 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by justince777

my first impressions are great rom. i had one issue with in coming calls does not show a number anyone else confirm this ... also my phone microsoft would be nice if included. thanks again

Yes, I can confirm the phone number issue.

My first impressions of this ROM:
- Very fast. Very pleased with that;
- No bulky apps. Really pleased with that;
- I'm missing a battery remaining percentage, instead of a visual battery;
- The phone number issue. This is a very irritating bug, because I don't want to answer all incoming phone calls. Maybe this is a quick fix, else I have to revert to NRGz ROMs.
- I've installed Opera Mobile 10: It's a lot faster than the included version. Maybe you can cook it in the next release?

Maybe the Facebook tab is a welcome addition to this ROM or if someone has an easy way to install this (cab?)? I can understand that not everyone uses Facebook and that this ROM should be without too many apps.

I've setup the phone with the setting in my signature. I had to install PHM Regedit to add the SlideWakup value.

Keep up the good work. I really like this initial ROM.
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