I’m not one to pay too much for a phone and I was able to get this for “free” with ne2 four months ago. Almost got the Palm Plus but the rep highly suggested the i920 for the obvious reasons. Even though I’m not a power user I survive my day with emails, contacts, calendar, weather and navigation. I thought about this big long biography of how I came to what my phone consists of now, well, I’ll just let my phone speak for itself. Let’s just say I’ve tried a lot of ROMs, UIs, launchers, plugins (probably a good 4-6 hours a day...yes it became an obsession) but most of all did a lot of soft-resets. My wife asked me what I was doing spending so much time on my phone and I replied…..”tricking it out”. Four months later I can finally say, ”Humph, I really like this phone”.
I’ve tried all of ninja4hire’s and amdZero’s ROMS and one of steelreign’s and yardi’s ROMs but amdZero’s lite rom is what I went with (almost went with OP7 just for its phone dialer, NICE). Had it stacked with my cabs then he comes out with ultralite and I’m hooked. Btw, I’ve had the username “ultralight23” for a while now and the similarities are only coincidence. But amdZero’s ultralite is a stripped down, Ally McBeal in a Mississippi deluge, ultra-light rom that was able to let me build my phone up the way I like it and still have plenty of storage and speed. His preparation for an improved, well maybe I should say efficient, Sence ROM opened up a huge window of possibilities (and even after he went to android land).
Do you wanna see some pics?
I’m using Point UI’s interface…. “whew” is all I can say. That place has been dormant of more than a year and took me awhile to dig through their applets and themes to find what I liked and needed and would work seamlessly with my O2 but perserverance paid off. I do have the Pro version which gives you a few more button options. My theme is Oranganodized (dickenz), and the applets are Uberview by holg, MapUI by jo_keks, Calendar2 by zenkinz, Device Manager by capt_harlock77, Weather Imale by imale and myPhone by alf (this is my main page).
This is the main page. The phone and music volumes are pressable for different levels and also hold for vibrate, as well as the lock button; press and hold for lock screen and single press takes me to a drop down menu with (F1 buttons) alarms, calculator, O2Flash (Rapid81) MMAppLauncher (Maximus.Mobile). I like MMAppLauncher because it has Today icon in settings unlike other start menu replacements. It was a bit laggy and sticky (?) on some roms but none with ultralite. The four icons are; missed calls, programs, contacts and messages. And like I said above the icons have long press applications as well. The settings button goes to system setting folders like in wm but in Point Ui’s theme.
Was able to customize the screen with Custom CS Generator by ABCDEFGabcdefg for functionality; the time and date at the top does short press for running programs (a task manager) and long press for Point Ui’s customization menu. In the bottom right the settings button used to be contacts but that seemed redundant so i coustomized it for a settings shortcut instead. Does landscape and slides to each applet (somewhat demonstrated in the pics). Map UI is a GPS mapping and searching applet. Lancez’s Google server GPS tweak makes locking almost instant. I even have AEB Software’s Button Plus so I can do soft-resets and not have other soft-reset programs which creates a little more wait time. No orientation detection, i use the reg tweak for screen rotation and have it set to a hardware button.
A couple more pics of different applets and menus….
My WM Dialer Black Skin by Noonski
and lock screen with SmartLock (biosxjj).
This is not wm's pin lock, i found a lock.exe file that leads straight to the lock screen plus another fix for backlite on lock screen.
But best of all, this is what it all comes down too after an average work day with plenty of usage…
I have exactly 60 programs installed and window stock programs makes up 10 of them maybe 15mb. My initial boot is 94mb of RAM and absolutely no lag time when jumping to different programs.
Keyboard is FingerTouch by Teksoft. Plenty of options and single tap symbols…nice.
Anyways, sorry for being long-winded but just wanted to show off my Omnia II. This is a great phone made even greater by some great chefs. (que Slash solo). These guys put a lot of work into these and I’ve tried my best to contribute when I could for their skills and perseverance, we need to thank them when we can. As I said above I’m not promoting or working for any mentioned above just wanted to say thanks your hard work and I love my phone. Almost glad I still have a year and a half.
Sorry if i forgot to mention any names, i've been searching for four months and can't remember them all. If anyone has any questions let me know and i'll try yo answer them.
Thanks again guys!
Edited by ultralight23, 15 January 2011 - 05:50 PM.