Ever since HTC Leo surfaced, i’ve been lusting to get the updated HTC Sense UI onto my X1. I personally didn’t like TF3D that much, but with HTC Sense the UI was taken a lot further making it more useful and powerful and an extreme eye-candy. (can’t get enough of the weather animations)
But disappointed I was since all Leo ROMs that surfaced were either too buggy or poor in performance and thus lacked the guts to be used as a day-to-day ROM. Of course there were customizations in between where people brought in Leo with better performance by turning off the X1 panels or those who modified the original TF3D2 (the one with landscape support) to be close to what Leo’s Sense offered. I know, i’m a bit spoiled to be looking for best performance while running X1 Panels as well as HTC Sense…
And now… i can finally say that there is a ROM out there that works just as i had imagined. NRGZ28’s latest Energy ROM with HTC Sense and Windows Mobile 6.5.5 including X1 Panel Manager works like a charm! HTC Sense does full landscape, works super fast (can get a bit laggy if you have too many applications open but otherwise is a charm), and is by far the least buggiest ROM i have used in the last few weeks. (to be honest – i haven’t found any bugs yet but i wouldn’t hold my breath either… :)
Head on here for more info on the ROM. Just so you know, I’m using the 23529 build which according to NRGZ28: “The 23529 Build that's the latest in the 6.5.5 series with the Start/Close buttons at the bottom. These builds are not as stable but they reflect the latest cutting edge technology from Microsoft.”
Ok, so the reality isn’t lost on me… who would want to use Windows Mobile 6.1 these days? But c’mon! This ROM actually got me excited enough to use it for an entire two days and the “only” reason i flashed to another one was because i wanted to try out a new Leo ROM else might have stayed with this ROM for quite a while. Honestly, this beast of a ROM leaves over 380 MB free on your main storage! When have you had that much to play with?
Still, of course there is no denying that the ROM’s main appeal is for Professional and Enterprise users only – as intended by the cooker norti. But once you flash the bare ROM onto your X1, you can customize it to your heart’s desires with the X1 Panel Manager and other flashy tools as required while still keeping a fast ROM at the base. The best customization would be, which i did do, to install WAD2 and then apply some of the ultimate and cool themes that often perform slow on other ROMs.
If interested, head on here for more information on the ROM.
Hello Xperiancers… Surprised to hear from me? Me too!
The last few weeks have been extremely dull in terms of the X1. Nothing much has happened to get me excited enough to blog about. Nothing much that is until yesterday. What happened you ask? Well, found a custom Leo ROM that actually functions as if it was built only for the X1, tried out Android, and also got hands-on with an extremely fast 6.1 ROM! When i say extremely fast, i mean like SUPER DOOPER FAST!
Keep an eye out for my posts about each to hit the blog soon…