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I just wanted to pose the question: "how stripped down can you make a rom".

The reason is simple I don't need it to be a phone anymore. I like many have moved on to the droid, but windows mobile had many nice features I don't want to die. The i910 only sells for $40-50 bucks online so it's not worth selling it.

I miss the nice camera, iGO Amigo GPS, Coreplayer for video, S2P for music. I figure the battery life should be able to last a long time if it's not trying to be a phone all the time. I could even use the google voice part of the phone over wifi if I wanted to call from it.

I think if someone could make a kick ass windows wifi browser/media rom many of our Omnia's could live on indefinitely. I mean windows mobile is basically windows CE anyway right?

So is it possible? Lioryte/Waremike/RobStorm I am thinking of you :)

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I just wanted to pose the question: "how stripped down can you make a rom".

The reason is simple I don't need it to be a phone anymore. I like many have moved on to the droid, but windows mobile had many nice features I don't want to die. The i910 only sells for $40-50 bucks online so it's not worth selling it.

I miss the nice camera, iGO Amigo GPS, Coreplayer for video, S2P for music. I figure the battery life should be able to last a long time if it's not trying to be a phone all the time. I could even use the google voice part of the phone over wifi if I wanted to call from it.

I think if someone could make a kick ass windows wifi browser/media rom many of our Omnia's could live on indefinitely. I mean windows mobile is basically windows CE anyway right?

So is it possible? Lioryte/Waremike/RobStorm I am thinking of you :)

Very possible. I've seriously been thinking of making a "non phone based ROM". Removing all aspects of the phone. May give it a shot this weekend whilst drinking a few Yuenlings... ;)

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Very possible. I've seriously been thinking of making a "non phone based ROM". Removing all aspects of the phone. May give it a shot this weekend whilst drinking a few Yuenlings... :)


I sent over a beer your way via donation, I am glad to help fuel creativity. I really do miss the Omnia forums. The android boys can be a little elitist (which is something I learned in the linux forums 7 years ago).

Keep fighting the good fight.

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I sent over a beer your way via donation, I am glad to help fuel creativity. I really do miss the Omnia forums. The android boys can be a little elitist (which is something I learned in the linux forums 7 years ago).

Keep fighting the good fight.

Trying to find a way to turn Location On when there is no Phone Settings. Thanks for the beer... :)

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Very interesting proposal.

That will keep the Omnia useful after an upgrade or change of carrier.

Thanks eclsnowman for another contribution to this forums, even after jumping ship, and to Rob Storm, sure he is the right man for the job.

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Here is the first Omnia Non Phone ROM!

Please give as much feedback as you can. Version 0.90.

Non Phone 23549

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Here is the first Omnia Non Phone ROM!

Please give as much feedback as you can. Version 0.90.

Non Phone 23549


Downloading it now to my house over remote desktop. That way it will be waiting for me when I get home. I will let you know how it goes.

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Downloading it now to my house over remote desktop. That way it will be waiting for me when I get home. I will let you know how it goes.

have not upgraded yet but this is still a very interesting proposal, downloading and saving for future use. thanks storm

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Rob: Hi..
You mentioned awhile back of getting a O2.
Are you still doing that or have you gone another way???
Ninja4hire has a nice rom for O2.

Thanks
Ken :) ;)

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I'm looking for a ROM that has a music player that doesn't suck.

Edited by Levi H., 22 March 2010 - 04:35 AM.

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This is a great idea. I hope to use mine as a media remote control when it becomes end of life.

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Sorry, I got sent out of town on work 2 hours after my last post. They didn't even give me time to go home and grab my laptop so I could flash my omnia. Anyway, I look forward to trying it out tonight.

The more I thought about it, the more I realize it will probably be a real pain to keep all the phone features from getting in the way of it's operation (like how many features won't work over wifi, just cell data). But I am still hopeful.

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Sorry, I got sent out of town on work 2 hours after my last post. They didn't even give me time to go home and grab my laptop so I could flash my omnia. Anyway, I look forward to trying it out tonight.

The more I thought about it, the more I realize it will probably be a real pain to keep all the phone features from getting in the way of it's operation (like how many features won't work over wifi, just cell data). But I am still hopeful.

I removed the phone part of the ROM abd added in the PDA packages.

Edited by Rob Storm, 25 March 2010 - 01:49 PM.

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Great to hear! I'll be upgrading and I'd hate to waste this phone. It's basically a mini laptop. It won't be until January though :\

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Could anyone post some pic of the new NonPhone Rom... thanks in advance..

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Could anyone post some pic of the new NonPhone Rom... thanks in advance..



This would be a great idea, post up some screenshots. Once my omnia is retired, it's going to be a personal MP3 player! I would love to boot it up to a MP3-only interface.. with some apps.

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Bump, I like the idea, have yet to install the rom on my phone but am willing to buy someone a beer if they can make a fully functioning mp4 player out of my omnia!

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Bump, I like the idea, have yet to install the rom on my phone but am willing to buy someone a beer if they can make a fully functioning mp4 player out of my omnia!


Same here (bump)

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Same here (bump)


Yes! I've loved my omnia throughout all 2 years of my service contract and I'd love to keep it useful!

I would love for this to be a continuing project!

P.S. how would you turn it into a media remote control like MechAniX suggests? I thought it didn't have infrared... I want to learn more!

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i accidentally posted twice. I guess that means I have double enthusiasm for this project!

Dang, it would be so awesome to have a super-light version, without any of the phone stuff!

Edited by cerberez, 10 April 2010 - 07:55 PM.

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