I'm pleased to present my MoDaCo Custom ROM for the HTC Desire! READ THIS WHOLE POST BEFORE YOU START! No, really, it contains everything you need to know.
Remember that if you use this ROM, you do so entirely at your own risk!!
About MoDaCo Custom ROMs
MoDaCo Custom ROMs are based on official ROMs - either shipping or leaked. A MCR release is designed to feel as far as possible like a stock ROM, with optimisations, tweaks and complimentary additions that enhance the user experience. The aim of a MCR is to be ultra reliable for use on an everyday device.
In order to use this ROM on your device, you must be rooted and be able to launch the custom recovery image using the supplied scripts in the root package. You can read more about how to root and launch the CRI on your device in [url="http://android.modaco.com/content/htc-desire-desire-modaco-com/307365/04-may-r4-htc-desire-rooting-guide-now-for-windows-mac-linux/""]this topic[/url].
- Based on the 2.29.x.x ROM series
- Pre-rooted with su and Superuser Permissions by ChainsDD
- Now using sub501's kernel and components
- Built, tweaked and massaged with the MCR build process which reduces the size and boosts the speed of the ROM
- Patched 'Rosie' (Sense) to allow click-drag homescreen rearrange when pinch-zoomed out
- busybox with Droid Explorer support
- MCR version displayed in 'About' screen
- terminfo and settings in boot.img to allow nano etc. use
- Updated Google Components
- Updated Facebook
- Updated Google Search Widget
- Updated emoticon set to fix low resolution 'embarrassed' emoticon
- Updated Flashlight which now becomes 'Torch' for non en-US configuration. Also added requested German translation.
- Added 'Genie' News and Weather app / widget option
- Added stock Clock application
- Added stock Gallery 3D option
- Added stock Keyboard option
- Added stock MMS app option
- Added Voice Dialer option
- Added Voice Search with Voice Actions
- Added Stock Launcher2 with Phone app fix (particularly useful if you choose to remove Rosie / Sense!)
- Added option to use stock lock screen instead of HTC version
- Added OpenVPN components (including tun.ko)
- Added option to disable 'vibrate on shutdown' in the kitchen
- Added option to disable IPv6 in the kitchen
- Added New and exclusive Sense widgets - Battery / Call Mom / Coin Flip / Dice / Fortune Cookie / Note / Quick Recorder / Sand Timer / Tip Calculator / Today In History
- Added MCR Boot Animation (stock and N1 as options)
- Added Google Car Home
- Added Stock Android email app
- Added HTC_IME mod v27 by jonasl
- Slimmed Customize dir, additional locales added
- Removed bootsound (can be restored via the online kitchen)
- Optional A2SD via the online kitchen, including A2SD+ or Link2SD
- Optional AdFree modified for Desire
- Optional Jbed Java
- Optional ROM Manager
- Optional Titanium Backup
- Optional Wavesecure via the online kitchen (installed to system partition for maximum security)
- Optional WiFi Status indicator
- Optional Trackball Wake
- Optional Gingerbread Keyboard
- Optional 32.54.00.32U_5.14.05.17 radio
- Removed 'Learn More' icon
- More stuff i've probably forgotten
Please see 2 posts below this one for the changes in each release.
To install this ROM:
- Ensure you have are able to launch the custom recovery image (see 'requirements' above)
- Download the zip file of your choice from the links below (or the online kitchen) and copy to your SD card
- Restart your device in recovery mode
- PERFORM A NANDROID BACKUP FROM THE MENU
- Select the option to apply an update zip, and select the zip file you copied to your memory card
No wipe is explicitly required in order to use this ROM, however if you do encounter issues of any kind, it is recommended that you wipe your device and reproduce the issue before raising it here.
This ROM is now available in the online kitchen - see the post below for details! In addition to the kitchen, 3 prebaked downloads are available - a version with the default set of MoDaCo additions, a version with the default set of MoDaCo additions and A2SD and a version without the MoDaCo additions.
- Fr11 (default options, with MoDaCo additions) - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: mdedd026ce2896e7e64b0a87028db3695a
- Fr11 (default options, with MoDaCo additions and old-style-A2SD) - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: md76cdb1153bbce9e0a398a743b9540733
- Fr11 (default options, without MoDaCo additions) - DOWNLOAD (Mediafire Pro) - MD5: 72bc8c6f1fba90ab37827ab32f00731c
It's impossible to mention everyone who contributes to the Android community by name, but to everyone out there who does great work and shares it with us all - you have my gratitude and respect.
Future Updates - READ THIS!
By providing this ROM I am not implying in any way that future updates will follow. Due to limits on my time and the fact that I have a large number of devices for short periods of time, it isn't possible for me to continue providing ROM updates indefinitely. Please do not donate / sign up on the assumption that future releases will be available (I don't want you to be disappointed!).
If you would like to show your appreciation for the ROM, please consider supporting MoDaCo by signing up for a MoDaCo Ad Free or MoDaCo Plus account, both of which also give you early access to Beta ROM releases and access to the the online kitchens.