[CustomROM]Reality ROM for Lumia 710[Live tiles fix]

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nithin1992

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Reality ROM for the Lumia 710

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 WPHTweaks
-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 FileManager
-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:
HTML:
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

HOW DO I INSTALL AND SET UP EVERYTHING?

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
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2010135
2:To get an unlocked bootloader, use this method.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMgshxLOp9k
3:To flash the rom to your device
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ1bWRUIQlo
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.
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-in/how-to/wp7/apps/delete-apps-and-games

Reality ROM Download Feel free to hit the thanks button if your downloading the rom, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks to all the people who made this rom possible.So if you are downloading this rom, just make some time free to hit their thanks button and support, they really deserve it.If I'm using some off your stuff I've added in my rom and I did not mention you, don't hesitate to contact me, so I can give you the credits you deserve.

In alphabetic order:
-=Barin=-, for [WP7 KITCHEN] OS Builder, thanks for your incredible hard work.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1330850

dewe, for lumiadownloader, thanks for giving us a simple way to flash our Lumia 710.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1665821

djtonka for helping me testing, thanks buddy.
http://www.windowsmania.pl/forum.php

HD2Owner for his DONOR_SLDR, thanks.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2021181

Heatcliff74, for his wp Root Tools
http://www.wp7roottools.com/

lucifer3006, for making use of his packages I needed, and thanks for your RainbowMod roms
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1654415

pdaimatejam, for all the background and themes, and thanks for being a friend.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1356833

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.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=34819887

If you have any tips or updates just contact me by pm or post it in this thread.

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
 
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nithin1992

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May 18, 2012
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CAB UPDATES

Cab updates are fully supported in this ROM. Any cab updates which are signed by ultrashot,xbmod,Rataplan,MSFT and myself are all supported. I'll try and post any cab's I create and links to some others here so that you can customize it to your needs

First and foremost, a lot of cab's once applied cannot be removed from your device unless you reflash the ROM, so make sure you want the cab update on your phone before doing it. However some of them will be removable, and feel free to test them out on your ROM.

CAB'S LIST:

To update to the latest version, install cab's 1 and 2 posted below one after the other to fix the live tile issues.

1:WP 7.8 OS UPDATE (7.10.8858.136 - 7.10.8860.142)
2:WP 7.8 OS UPDATE (7.10.8860.142 - 7.10.8862.144)
3:THEMES.CAB[Adds custom backgrounds to your phone, however the number of accent colors on your phone reduces. Its the same as the backgrounds present on Rataplan's ROM v4. THIS CAB CANNOT BE REMOVED]
....more to be added

YOU CAN FIND A LOT OF INFO ABOUT HOW TO APPLY THE CAB UPDATES AND PLENTY OF CABS FROM HERE: All credits for these goes to the respective authors.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1248799
 
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Links are working fine for me, please try again. And yes, you need to download both the files. You'll get one file after you unzip it though, which you can flash using the methods described above :)

However since you have some problem getting it work, I'll be updating the first post with a new mirror as well, stay tuned :)
 
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Links are working fine for me, please try again. And yes, you need to download both the files. You'll get one file after you unzip it though, which you can flash using the methods described above :)

However since you have some problem getting it work, I'll be updating the first post with a new mirror as well, stay tuned :)

First mediafire link is give me error, can you check it please...

Thanks for this ROM, it looks pretty good and I will install it as soon as you fix those links. Thanks.
 

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First mediafire link is give me error, can you check it please...

Thanks for this ROM, it looks pretty good and I will install it as soon as you fix those links. Thanks.
Please try again, idk why its not working, because its working fine for me here. However I'm uploading it on devhost atm. ~50mins left to for the upload to finish[slow internet :x]. Shall update with the new link soon, stay tuned. :)

after loading the sites now its working ;D thanks, will install soon :))
Ah that's good. Lemme know how its working and if you face any issues feel free to post them here
 
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if your internet is too slow, i could upload if you give me the right to do that...

so far: everything is working :) tested some of the tweaks and apps and really good :) maybe you could include more accent colors? :D i dont like the nokia blue that much that i dont change it after 1 year :D
 

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Sure, that would help alot. Can you upload it on dev-host? The unzipped file.
Also I've added 20 accent colors, which is default by WP7.8, didn't really want to make alot of changes as it would only make it more unreliable. However you can always use cab updates to add them yourself, there are plenty available. Lot of them are signed using xbmod, and you can apply those cabs without any problem at all giving you ultimate customization without having to reflash the rom
 
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I wish I had it, that way I could help you to upload. Saddly I dont have it yet. My internet connection is 20MB so maybe it could help. Anyway, I will stay waitting for this ROM.
 

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I wish I had it, that way I could help you to upload. Saddly I dont have it yet. My internet connection is 20MB so maybe it could help. Anyway, I will stay waitting for this ROM.
New Link:
http://d-h.st/M5Y

Here it is the rom
part one : http://www.4shared.com/zip/9jLsFjlN/RealityROM.html?
part two : http://www.4shared.com/file/jrcM86F-/RealityROM.html?

I just dont know how to flash 2 files with downloader.exe
Any explanation ?
Like i told you, open the file RealityROM.zip and extract to desktop and you'll get the os-new.nb file which you can then flash using the lumia downloaded.
And thank you for uploading, just finished mine too. Uploaded the single os-new.nb file itself
http://d-h.st/M5Y

Sorry for the bad links everyone, link updated in first post, thank you
 
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    Reality ROM for the Lumia 710

    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 WPHTweaks
    -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 FileManager
    -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:
    HTML:
    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

    HOW DO I INSTALL AND SET UP EVERYTHING?

    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
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2010135
    2:To get an unlocked bootloader, use this method.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMgshxLOp9k
    3:To flash the rom to your device
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ1bWRUIQlo
    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.
    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-in/how-to/wp7/apps/delete-apps-and-games

    Reality ROM Download Feel free to hit the thanks button if your downloading the rom, would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks to all the people who made this rom possible.So if you are downloading this rom, just make some time free to hit their thanks button and support, they really deserve it.If I'm using some off your stuff I've added in my rom and I did not mention you, don't hesitate to contact me, so I can give you the credits you deserve.

    In alphabetic order:
    -=Barin=-, for [WP7 KITCHEN] OS Builder, thanks for your incredible hard work.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1330850

    dewe, for lumiadownloader, thanks for giving us a simple way to flash our Lumia 710.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1665821

    djtonka for helping me testing, thanks buddy.
    http://www.windowsmania.pl/forum.php

    HD2Owner for his DONOR_SLDR, thanks.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2021181

    Heatcliff74, for his wp Root Tools
    http://www.wp7roottools.com/

    lucifer3006, for making use of his packages I needed, and thanks for your RainbowMod roms
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1654415

    pdaimatejam, for all the background and themes, and thanks for being a friend.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1356833

    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.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=34819887

    If you have any tips or updates just contact me by pm or post it in this thread.

    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
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    RE: [CustomROM]Reality ROM for Lumia 710]

    Alot of the credit goes to you! Thanks a lot mate

    Glad you like it, have fun
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    Yes, I just figured it out. there's a problem with mediafire links. Like I said my internet connection is being really slow. I am uploading it on dev host at the moment
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    CAB UPDATES

    Cab updates are fully supported in this ROM. Any cab updates which are signed by ultrashot,xbmod,Rataplan,MSFT and myself are all supported. I'll try and post any cab's I create and links to some others here so that you can customize it to your needs

    First and foremost, a lot of cab's once applied cannot be removed from your device unless you reflash the ROM, so make sure you want the cab update on your phone before doing it. However some of them will be removable, and feel free to test them out on your ROM.

    CAB'S LIST:

    To update to the latest version, install cab's 1 and 2 posted below one after the other to fix the live tile issues.

    1:WP 7.8 OS UPDATE (7.10.8858.136 - 7.10.8860.142)
    2:WP 7.8 OS UPDATE (7.10.8860.142 - 7.10.8862.144)
    3:THEMES.CAB[Adds custom backgrounds to your phone, however the number of accent colors on your phone reduces. Its the same as the backgrounds present on Rataplan's ROM v4. THIS CAB CANNOT BE REMOVED]
    ....more to be added

    YOU CAN FIND A LOT OF INFO ABOUT HOW TO APPLY THE CAB UPDATES AND PLENTY OF CABS FROM HERE: All credits for these goes to the respective authors.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1248799
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    The live tiles issue has been fixed. Update your phone using zune or the cab files posted in the second post. Have fun