First off I would say how much I enjoy this forum. Kudos to all the chefs and members. There are an incredible amount of talented people who are on this forum and I have learned a great deal and have been a confirmed flash-aholic for some time.
I wanted to share with you my personal observation.
After flashing custom WM6.5 and 6.5.x ROMs I came to the realization that I would never find the "PERFECT" set-up for my Omnia 2. I've spent a lot of time playing, tweaking, flashing and overall just messing with my phone and I realized I'll never be completely happy unless I cook my own ROMs (which I may tackle at a later date) or design my own phone (I'm not an engineer). With that being said I decided to flash to the most current stock Verizon 6.5 DG21 ROM and just add the programs and registry edits I need and use. I no longer have any problems with anything I use my phone for. No dropped calls, no problems with SMS or MMS, no sleep of death, internet tethering works, Wi-Fi works, GPS works, long battery life, it's fast and most importantly, EVERYTHING JUST PLAIN WORKS!!!
I will probably never be completely happy with my phone but I am satisfied enough to now leave it alone and actually USE IT instead of play with it. You wouldn’t believe how much extra time I now have on my hands. So with that being said here is a list of the registry edits and cabs I used to get my stock Verizon i920 as useful as I needed it and get my life back.
First, back up your contacts, calendar, pics, music, ect. then flash the stock Verizon 6.5 DG21 Rom. Reset your phone then install your cabs and enter your registry edits. Install any other software you use on a regular basis and enjoy your phone.
I am not the original author or developer for any of these tweaks/cabs so all credit goes to them. I just wanted to consolidate this into one post for the group. Also, please feel free to add any registry tweaks or cabs you use so the rest of use can take advantage of them.
Saumsung Official DG21 18.104.22.168 ROM Release (Thanks to Snow02)
i920 Samsung PDA .nbo
Usefull Programs - ALL FREEWARE: (Almost all can be installed to "My Storage")
Bing (confirmed working for i920)
File Explorer Extensions
Google aGPS Settings (Use Google Servers for Omnia 2) FF_Google_aGPS_Settings_Generic.cab 1.63KB 74 downloads
GoogleMaps 4.1 (with voice)
HTC Task Manager htc_task_2.1.cab 704.2KB 59 downloads
jInbox jInbox__Omnia_2_i920.cab 1.36MB 84 downloads
O2 Compass & O2 Flashlight
Open GLES V1
Opera Mobile 10
Pandora Internet Radio
SamsungToday samsungntoday.cab 1.98MB 76 downloads
S2U2 Slide to Unlock
TCPMP Media Player
Waze turn-by-turn GPS Navigation
MyMobiler (Install to PC): http://www.mymobiler.com/
SPB Mobile Shell
Add email to jinbox:
Enable Samsung skinned Email application: In more recent ROMs the Samsung messaging application has only included the SMS folders unlike older Samsung ROMs which allowed you to setup and navigate through email accounts within the Samsung messaging app. If you would like to re-enable this feature you can edit this registry setting: HKLM\Software\Samsung\JINBOX - change the ShowEmailAccounts entry from 0 to 1. Restart the Samsung messaging app and now you will have access to the email folders as well as SMS.
For Omnia Titanium Lovers:
If you want to use Omnia skinned contacts instead of WM Default just change this registry:
HKLM/software/microsoft/shell/rai/:MSCONTACTS replace: :MSPOUTLOOK contacts with: "\windows\SECContact.exe"
-Cclock plugin. I used that instead of some other fancy plugin mainly because you can make it link to samsung clock when you press it and still get the alarm icon when you set the alarm. Also memory usage is low.
In order to make it link to samsung alarm (or any alarmapp) when you press it, you need to change this in registry:
HKLM/software/microsoft/shell/rai/msclock. Replace the clock.exe with "\windows\tclock.exe" on string 1
-Calendar plugin. You can make it link to sumsung calendar instead of windows. SAme way as clock. Change this HKLM/software/microsoft/shell/rai/MSCALENDAR
You need to replace: :MSPOUTLOOK calendar with: "\windows\tcalendar.exe" /next
P.S. With "\windows\tcalendar.exe" /next it takes you to the current day.
With "\windows\tcalendar.exe" /all it takes you to your next appointment.
With "\windows\tcalendar.exe" /new it takes you to the appointment creation screen
Add any other cabs or programs you use on a regular basis. I now consider myself a reformed flashaholic and just wanted to post this for the rest of the group. If you want your life back try this and see if it works for you.
Below are some screen shots: (Samsung Today, gchris Titanium, Samsung WidgetPlus, Windows Default (Titanium) and SBP Mobile Shell with DROID PRO+ 3.0 by DOC3000 & MSKIP)
Edited by dgyahn, 28 July 2011 - 12:07 AM.