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teradog 05-02-2011 03:15 PM

Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
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This thread is version 2 of: Dream Phone mini guide, and probably my final & best setup on the TP2.
Hard to believe we're still mod'ing the TP2!

What's new in this thread? 150 MB RAM, what I feel is the final major mod(s) I'll ever make, non Titanium/Sense/Cookie/SPB, 100% WM 6.5.x transparency (thanks to mwalt2 & links below), etc..
First, some of this is an extension of a conversation & many PM requests from a ROM forum, but didn't want to clutter that thread.... much of this was meant to continue discussion with them.

If you're a very casual user, that loves pretty backgrounds, animation, lots of clocks, 20 ways to display the same icon and different ways to add a shading or mirroring effect... then please stop reading here, don't post & just move on, this thread isn't for you. If on the other hand you've got the GPS, 4 open Opera tabs, total commander, and a couple other windows open just like on your PC, and appreciates a great looking background not at the expense of functionality... then please read on...

If you too have witnessed the amazing progress of the impossible voice/video & data all together over the same wire, and then just a few years later wireless, and then at broadband speeds in the last couple years, we have something in common. When Sense first came out it was amazing. Many people still are on old ROMs and are happy. Great! Stay there if you are. Others, like me, were simply amazed at burning the latest & greatest, and sat with shear amazement while clouds moved across the screen & lightning and rain streaked... even windshield wipers..!

Problem: All that cute animation costs RAM & processing power/speed, when the thrill is over... TURN IT ALL OFF! That was at the time websites were evolving from mobile usage to full PC website use by PPC's (even java & some flash). Probably everyone reading this has run out of memory at sometime or another on their TP2, usually during browsing. (and especially while posting PPCGeeks) This addresses some of those issues.
I. (imho)
BLOATWARE: Current ROM (my) & more memory.
#1. Windows startmenu (Windows Hardkey), DUMP IT (30 ish of RAM) (Alternatives: QuickMenu, NRG's Panel in his ROM, etc..) If not using an Energy ROM, you must use the startmenu remover.
Arto Startmenu Remover wm6.5.x StartX.cab
Arto Startmenu Remover wm6.5 StartX.cab

#2. Cookie/CHT Menu add on: Nice, fun, use to use it, good... DUMP IT (if you don't know what it is, don't ask.
#3. HTC Sense Menu: Dump it (30 ish MB RAM more if combined with Cookie)
#4. Windows Key/Startup: Much of the stuff in the \windows\startup dir: Dump it
#5. Page Pool (pp) http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/1910662-post22806.html

You'll see page pool is roughly 1 to 1. Use the page pool utility to set it prior to burning your ROM. Page pool as low as 8 is fine for great multi-tasking. If you go much lower, you'll start to see slowdowns as you navigate around menus & switch apps. If you have 100 MB of RAM with 20 pp, you'll have roughly 110MB with pp of 10.
II.
150 MB.. how? .. My ROM: From #31604 (screen shot) All the above... and I cheated a little :>)):
Set page pool (pp) = 1, Burn a titanium ROM, uncheck Titanium, replace Windows startmenu, rename \Windows\startup directory, reboot.

Just for fun, I'd like to see someone post one with more! (and a few other tiny tricks, post if you want them)
*edit* Look at this post... #12 (& you can beat 150MB!

-This was a test only & not my daily ROM which sits about 125MB RAM! (subtract roughly 25 MB from 150 as pp 0 (zero) uses that much more, but the OS fly's)

Want a GREAT day to day ROM with 140MB? Reflash ROM with page pool of 8, then simply add a Today/Home menu: [IPT (has live icons/widgets), or easy menu] & a Windows/startmenu: [quickmenu or "Panel" in NRG ROMs]. DO NOT USE Page pool of 1 on a day to day bases, it's WAY too slow, not enough RAM for OS.

My current ROM? PP=0 (zero, roughly as if a 28MB pp), Titanium, uncheck it, install IPT, using NRG startmenu replacement Panel (startmenu remover + quickmenu works also), use mwalt2's complete transparency hex edit/reg edit/background rename..

Home/Today/Sense Replacement menu: install IPT or Easy (MmLauncher works also, but doesn't return to menu after app exit)

Why choose a titanium ROM? It should be called: Windows stock bloat free ROM
From the #1 chef on the site:
  • This is a minimal ROM version without Sense in it. It's used primarily for people that like to customize the default 6.5 homescreen (Titanium)
  • You can use it to install alternate homescreen interfaces like SPB Mobile Shell, etc
  • Very low memory footprint and good battery life, but very simple and lacks a lot of features that you would otherwise have available in Sense...
He should have added speed.

The cab files I install with a new ROM flash:
-however, will often rename the startup directory so nothing runs
Main Memory cabs: 1PercentBattery, BattClock.3.0.6, iPhoneToday-1.5.4, MSVC 1.6.23568, PocketInformant, Stock Volume sounds (Energy ROM only), Wi-Fi on in Standby, WiMoSpeed V1.06, WkTaskL_1202
SD installed cabs: GPSWeather Radar, Sprint TV
-I install no battery saving cabs anymore, even Maxx, who made some good ones, said he wasn't even using his own last I read in the VIN ROM forum.

III.
100% Today/Home screen transparency: (without using Cookie or Sense or Titanium... save mega RAM not using the first 2!)
  • This mod is for the basic homescreen/today screen. (not titanium, sense, cookie, spb, etc)
  • -Titanium does this already, but I hate the titanium menu, uncheck asap from settings/home.
  • -Cookie does this already, but dumping it & Sense (which you can find mods to do this to also) saves a TON of RAM!
  • -There are Windows 5 & 6.1 mods & files that do this, but most won't work with 6.5.x.
Complements to mwalt2, hit HIS thanks button if you use this!

1. Back up your existing \windows\aygshell.dll & shell32.exe files first!
2. DL (HOT FILE DOWN LOADS click filenames (working great as of 6/9/2011) aygshell.dll and shell32.exe hex modded files to TP2 /windows. After a soft rest, both the taskbar and softkeybar are transparent. (only if you are running a 29007-29020 SYS)!!! Else, make your own below. You won't be able to delete the files in ROM, just overwrite them. If you don't receive a, "warning overwrite files?" message, something is wrong. The attached files are already hex edited & recmoded & I've used with many 290xx ROMs even though your suppose to have the exact same sys.

3. Set your Background image: Settings, home, classic blue (stwater_###_###.jpg)
Change the wallpaper by renaming your choosen .jpg (picture/background/theme/wallpaper) you want to use to:
  • stwater_480_800.jpg for portrait
  • stwater_800_480.jpg for landscape (soft reset needed to have them show)
Use the same source file for both 480x800 & 800x480 if you make your own.

I've attached 2 renamed cool desert jpg's below, simply right click them below, save as, & put in your TP2 \windows directory to test.

4. Delete these reg entries: Using Total Commander, Resco, etc.., click on regkey & backspace out all words (path/filename.png) (they overwrite anything in the task & softkey bars, typically black that is there now) If you don't delete the registry entries, they'll be transparent...but covered up by a png.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Today\SoftKey Bar]
"SoftKeyBarThemeImage"="\\Windows\\XXXXXXXX.pn g"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Today\TaskBar]
"TaskBarThemeImage"="\\Windows\\XXXXXXXX.png"

(You can't change home screens (themes .tsk's) in settings after this, unless you redelete those 2 regedits in step 2 each time (they are re-written each time you choose a different theme in settings)
Use the rename method above instead!!

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To make your own aygshell.dll and shell32.exe hex modded files:
  • You must DL the same SYS as the ROM you're using to your PC 1st!
  • The easiest way would to be follow what is in this thread.
  • It's a simple hex edit and you just need to download the SYS in the ROM you are using from this thread and use recmod to turn the modules into files after you edit them, then copy into your TP2 windows dir.
  • If you don't have a hex editor, use HxD hex editor on your PC, It's free and easy.
  • You can get recmod here. Just drag the module over the top of the recmod.exe.
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That will give you truly transparent taskbar and softkeybar in both portrait and landscape. Any wallpaper will be fullscreen.

Again, thanks to mwalt2 for the help getting task & softkey bars transparent. I had some issues overwriting the 2 files in \windows. If it doesn't work for you, make sure to check the date on those 2 files to ensure they got overwritten! I had a bunch of issues, it helped to copy the files off my SD into main memory 1st for me?? You may want to try the certs cab that's floating around somewhere as well if issues.

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IPT SETTINGS OF MINE:
tap & hold anywhere, options

Screen: Icon width 70, Icons per row 5
Add vspace 24 (all else 0 except offset T = 10)
(now Select screen type: pull down, BOTTOM BAR)
Icon width 58 (nothing else except T of 10 again)
Text settings: weight 900, shadow 1
Background: only center, fit width & fit height are checked)

Wallpaper: Transparent (ckd)
Movement: 14, 4, 20, 140, 20, vertical scrolling ck, Free Style ck (all default I think)
** except "Free Style" that's the cool one that lets you grab & move the entire icon pack around, even push it up off your screen & it'll stay there! (when combined with vertical scrolling)

General: nothing checked
On Launch: default i think, 40, pressed\Rounded
Animation: None is fastest
Transparency all unchecked
Out of screen all unchecked
Bubbles, nothing
Special icons setup up the way you want, in "Type" pull down box
none of the last 3 tabs... (once i put a golf swing in sound on launch)

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I believe it was Wideawake that stated once, about stripping down a ROM too much like stripping a car, the gist I got was taking all the fun out of it....
My opinion is there is a line with extremes on both ends,
no menu, barebones, stripped, ugly, speed, RAM ------------------------ animation, great graphics, bloatware, no RAM, slow, unusable for any period of time. My opinion, what's outlined above is the best of both, leaning somewhat to the performance side. The TP2 cannot handle Sense & it shouldn't have been added, let alone dumping Cookie & a ton of cabs on top that!

Pic 1 & 2 are files to DL: R click & copy into your Windows dir, select settings/home/classic blue
Pic 3 is a screen shot of my TP2 with everything unchecked in settings/home/<<Items
***notice transparent top (taskbar) & bottom (softkey bar), can also easily get rid of big softkeys buttons also, if interest I can update this post.
Pic 4 my day to day ROM, RAM is over 120 with 2 MB shake & save & other programs, not taken on a fresh boot, otherwise around 126 MB. This is kind of cluttered right now, & I change the backgrounds around with the rename method above.. Notice the notifications on the icons (live widgets :>)) i.e. # of emails, calls, etc.. You can change the size of icons, number in the bottom bar & size independent, sweep right 3 screens total, sweep up & they all disappear leaving your nice background & the bottom row only, etc.. Opera NEVER runs out of RAM, its faster than anything & then OC with wimospeed on top of that... (see above for more re. NRGZ28 statements about his "Titanium" ROM, which is the wrong name for it... :>))

dtrush 05-03-2011 12:40 AM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Is it possible to download the rom from the phone with all of the customizations already made into an .nbh for an easy flash?
It looks like all of these mods might take an hour or so to do just going step by step:)

Cool stuff for sure. Will be a weekend project for sure.

Thanks for the hard work!

teradog 05-03-2011 08:44 AM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
If so, I don't know how.. :>)) I can copy the 2 xml files that contain my IPT settings... the 1st post is WAY too wordy, but had a bunch of bases to cover... here's the short version: Given that I keep the sys & exe files, along with the backgrounds in \StorageCard\1backup\copytowindowsdir\ folder. \desert, \ocean, \sailboat, \desert2... each dir already contain the 2 renamed files stwater###.jpg. I also use oldsap to create clickable people to dial icons. It takes way less time than setting up cookie imho.

Short version of above:
1a. set pp & flash ROM
(any ROM will work fine, even sense/cookie ROMs, I flash titanium so I have more main memory program storage)
b. if NRG ROM, UC autoruns, installing your cabs (including predownloaded IPT or Easy menu or whatever menu you choose)), IF not NRG: either run UC, Sashimi, or manually install your cabs.

2. set the Home/today menu: settings/home/<<items, uncheck titanium, check IPT, exit... copy 2 IPT (Iphone Today) backedup xml files from SD (menu is setup already installed via UC after flash)
3. If NRG ROM replace start menu (windowskey): settings, startmenu layout switch, choose panel. If not NRG ROM: run startmenu remover & quickmenu.
4. Copy SD dir above with 4 files into Windows dir (2 stwaters, exe & dll)
5. Rename \windows\startup (so it doesn't run anything)
6. Restore your backup (contacts, email, etc)

DONE: Now that's easy!

noobs & lukers feel free to ask questions, I'll try to help everyone..
(but please avoid my one trigger... keyboard cabs.. lol :>))

masetas 05-04-2011 06:30 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
keep up the great work will try it later today let you know what i thought

Jbradthomas 05-06-2011 02:47 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
This a very interesting thread. Will have to keep a eye on it. I have moved up to a EVO, but still play with cooking for my TP. I'm going to try some of this on my TP.

TheCourrier 05-08-2011 12:51 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
teradog

Can you advise me on backing up my contacts between flashing ROMs? My presumption was to back-up with activesync, but that gave me the impression it would use outlook, which I don't use. Also, I'm a bit confused on how to move .cabs from ROM to ROM. I hope I'm not asking a lot, but I'm still somewhat new to this. Thank you.

killerkhatiby009 05-09-2011 02:05 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
This is great but every time I enable a start menu replacement on Energy ROM the device freezes if i press the start button on the screen (not the hardware button)

teradog 05-09-2011 10:52 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheCourrier (Post 2098967)
teradog
Can you advise me on backing up my contacts between flashing ROMs? My presumption was to back-up with activesync, but that gave me the impression it would use outlook, which I don't use. Also, I'm a bit confused on how to move .cabs from ROM to ROM. I hope I'm not asking a lot, but I'm still somewhat new to this. Thank you.

No worries... sorry slight delays in response.. baseball season
Contacts backup: many many ways, lots of people will have lots of opinions.. to each, right & best...
Here are some contact backups:
1. Activesync (as you stated),
2. PIM backup (which I'm currently using), Energy Rom's have it built in... but it's free, go DL.
3. sync to a google mail account.. if you don't have one, go make one & use just for that... you'll need it on the Android side
4. SPB, popular but I think there's some fee...
5. copy your mail file over, been a while since I messed with that, think cemail.vol may have it in (in root)

how to move .cabs from ROM to ROM

Some things are just too easy... you don't. Put all cabs on your SD card, I have an 8 gig for primary use, 16 GB are common, 32 around.. etc.. I've got 500 cabs all the way from my mogul days on it! :>)) different directories \mogul, \tp, \tp2, tp2\hot, tp2\startmenus, etc..
Run the cabs & then it'll let you choose where to install the program. I put some on main & others on SD..

I allowed my sig to show, please read "how to" link, it's long & a little old (the cabs I install at the bottom), but it'll put the whole thing into perspective for you.
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Originally Posted by killerkhatiby009 (Post 2099292)
This is great but every time I enable a start menu replacement on Energy ROM the device freezes if i press the start button on the screen (not the hardware button)

Energy ROM Wiki in my sig... under "S"
Also, in the Welcome message in bold, I've requested you always state which ROM you are on, date, build, etc.. Why? There was an issue with the mortscripts last month that messed up the startmenu layout switch in settings... I post an extra large red font for a fix in the Energy ROM forum..

Which are you trying to select? You are running the smls (startmenu layout switch) in settings correct?

click on my name top left, find all posts by, should be in the first page.. better yet, burn the latest ROM, I think it was fixed...

:>)) love your sig!

Also, if you do some reading & try a few things, feel free to ask as many followup questions as you wish, I'll be happy to help, but do no reading & try to skate by.. it's easy to tell :>))

killerkhatiby009 05-10-2011 12:14 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Yes I am running the SMLS and I am on the latest Energy Titanium ROM 29020. I can switch layouts fine (as in I restart and everything is running etc), the problem is once I do the on screen start button no longer works (I've tried all the layouts except sense which wouldn't load for me). It simply freezes if I press it. The hardware start button will bring up the correct start menu I have switched to but the software button stopped working. I fixed it already though by going into utask settings and changing the start button to open quick menu.

Thanks for the help though, the tweaks are working great and I love IPT

teradog 05-11-2011 08:25 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by killerkhatiby009 (Post 2099638)
Yes I am running the SMLS and I am on the latest Energy Titanium ROM 29020. I can switch layouts fine (as in I restart and everything is running etc), the problem is once I do the on screen start button no longer works (I've tried all the layouts except sense which wouldn't load for me). It simply freezes if I press it. The hardware start button will bring up the correct start menu I have switched to but the software button stopped working. I fixed it already though by going into utask settings and changing the start button to open quick menu.

Thanks for the help though, the tweaks are working great and I love IPT

You get the transparent working?

Anyone?

killerkhatiby009 05-12-2011 02:40 AM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by teradog (Post 2100339)
You get the transparent working?

Anyone?

Didn't really try the transparency edit, don't feel like its that necessary. Thanks again for the help!

ModmyPPC 05-13-2011 04:18 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
I dont remember where I saw it but how do you delete the dialer I remember it was a hog on memory too

akeaw3000 05-14-2011 12:57 AM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Hey, I do wanna know how to get rid of the softkeys. Please update the post when you have time...

chuggy 05-14-2011 08:40 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
I want to try the transparency settings, but the hotfile downloads for aygshell.dll and shell32.exe say that they are expired. Could anyone send me the files, or upload them.

chuggy 05-14-2011 11:43 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
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Originally Posted by akeaw3000 (Post 2101281)
Hey, I do wanna know how to get rid of the softkeys. Please update the post when you have time...

I tried by using NueNobBar 2.0, and Dwizzy HD Mini Softkeys Cabs, but am still having some issues. See picture.

Everytime i return to Iphone Today Screen i have to hit Done in order to get rid of the bar.

I also tried to do the transparency settings, but i didnt have any files to overwrite in the windows folder.

akeaw3000 05-15-2011 01:24 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
I'm using NoBar 2.0 which got rid of the softkeys (no "Done" button). I figured I'd try the above transparency trick to get rid of the actual bottom bar, like in teradog's pic. I couldn't backup the two files, so was going to use htcrie to switch them out and reflash. Anyone know where to download the patched files?

chuggy 05-15-2011 05:48 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by akeaw3000 (Post 2101619)
I'm using NoBar 2.0 which got rid of the softkeys (no "Done" button). I figured I'd try the above transparency trick to get rid of the actual bottom bar, like in teradog's pic. I couldn't backup the two files, so was going to use htcrie to switch them out and reflash. Anyone know where to download the patched files?

Hmmm. I've tried NueNoBar2.0 on 2 different flashes and had the same result. Are you on the 29020 rom, and Iphone Today?

akeaw3000 05-16-2011 10:05 AM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
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Originally Posted by chuggy (Post 2101668)
Hmmm. I've tried NueNoBar2.0 on 2 different flashes and had the same result. Are you on the 29020 rom, and Iphone Today?

I'm on the 21916 Titanium April 29th ROM + IPhoneToday. I also tried on the 29017 Standard April 15th ROM; same result.

I finally got it to work like above after modding my own files, but I want to completely remove the softkeys, so I added NueNoBar2.0, which KINDA worked. I say kinda because after boot there's a black/multi-colored space with a white speck where the bar used to be, but I can remove it by right clicking the screen & hitting "cancel". Maybe teradog can help me figure this last piece out...

*Screenshots:
The first is what I got following teradog's method above
The second is what I got when I added NueNoBar 2.0
The third is what I want.

mikey1234 05-18-2011 07:51 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
i'm surprised this thread hasn't gotten more attention.

i'm running april 26 or 24th cookie. i just turned off sense and turn on iphonetoday. it def saved me some ram. i like it and hoping it can hold me over until evo 3d is released. my battery seems to die really quickly still. obviously i've made no other changes so i shouldnt expect it to last much longer

teradog 05-20-2011 12:59 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ModmyPPC (Post 2101138)
I dont remember where I saw it but how do you delete the dialer I remember it was a hog on memory too

thanked... agreed! Now someone has to try it & post over 150MB RAM... forgot that one.. lol should have done it!
Quote:

Originally Posted by akeaw3000 (Post 2101863)
I'm on the 21916 Titanium April 29th ROM + IPhoneToday. I also tried on the 29017 Standard April 15th ROM; same result.

I finally got it to work like above after modding my own files, but I want to completely remove the softkeys, so I added NueNoBar2.0, which KINDA worked. I say kinda because after boot there's a black/multi-colored space with a white speck where the bar used to be, but I can remove it by right clicking the screen & hitting "cancel". Maybe teradog can help me figure this last piece out...

*Screenshots:
The first is what I got following teradog's method above
The second is what I got when I added NueNoBar 2.0
The third is what I want.

Yep, #3 that would be nice! Look, mwalts method is the only thing I've found... You don't "back up" your original files.. simply copy them to a dir on your SD card.. (thus creating a backup, leaving the originals in place)

COOL!! you got it!
Note to others... you MUST have those 2 files from the same sys!!! Yes, I was able to jump between a few versions of 290xx, but certainly, you wouldn't be able to use 29xxx mod'd files on a 21xxx sys.

Also, looking at your post, I now realize... "getting rid of softkey bar" is not an accurate statement.. I meant transparency... the buttons would remain the same, however... you can look for the softkeys reg & change those.. I even messed around & changed the font color.

Re. NoBar 2.0, wow, it actually expands into that space allowing more usable screen? I have to try this... I'll go DL..
Re. I can remove it by right clicking the screen & hitting "cancel". wow, I think I may be satisfied with the right click cancel..! I'll take a look

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikey1234 (Post 2103121)
i'm surprised this thread hasn't gotten more attention.

i'm running april 26 or 24th cookie. i just turned off sense and turn on iphonetoday. it def saved me some ram. i like it and hoping it can hold me over until evo 3d is released. my battery seems to die really quickly still. obviously i've made no other changes so i shouldnt expect it to last much longer

On your battery... Did you flash a titanium ROM & change startmenues with the cab I linked? Are you on an Energy ROM? You have to keep it simple.. the simpler, the better battery... no album cover updates & checking 10 different emails every 30 seconds, etc.. My experience with cookie is that so much is always running in the background. I have mail set to a few hours, one account 1 hour & simply created a link to sendreceive all (I think I found in the \windows directory) when I want to ensure the newest refresh..

Hope that helps...

I may have missed a bunch, sorry, post again with questions/suggestions please if I did, or misunderstood your questions

mikey1234 05-20-2011 05:03 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by teradog (Post 2104208)

On your battery... Did you flash a titanium ROM & change startmenues with the cab I linked? Are you on an Energy ROM? You have to keep it simple.. the simpler, the better battery... no album cover updates & checking 10 different emails every 30 seconds, etc.. My experience with cookie is that so much is always running in the background. I have mail set to a few hours, one account 1 hour & simply created a link to sendreceive all (I think I found in the \windows directory) when I want to ensure the newest refresh..

Hope that helps...

yes i'm on energy. i didnt have time during the week to switch to titanium only rom. will try that this weekend.

teradog 05-27-2011 05:49 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Well mickey1234 did you flash titanium?

blunij 06-01-2011 01:18 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
I am considering going the Dream Phone II route. I have read many positives...are there any negatives?
Thanks teradog for all the hard work!

teradog 06-02-2011 03:53 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
I can't answer that... I'm bias! :>)) Good battery, fast, phone actually works... hmmm So, here's the 123 easy guide:
Do it right now with your current ROM, simply DL IPT, install it, uncheck sense in home (settings), your 1/3 of the way... Want another 25-30MB RAM? then take the next step & run the startmenu remover... etc.. do it a step at a time, each step takes less time than flashing a ROM by far...

Good luck

blunij 06-04-2011 04:34 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
I did as you suggested and love the RAM usage, lack of "lags" and "stops" as well as simplicity. I am currently on a CHT 2.0 version of NRG. Is anything from CHT running when I uncheck Sense? As soon as NRG updates titanium I am going to go all the way!!!

chuggy 06-05-2011 10:06 AM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blunij (Post 2109572)
I am considering going the Dream Phone II route. I have read many positives...are there any negatives?
Thanks teradog for all the hard work!

I was using the Dream Phone set up for about 2 weeks, and for whatever reason decided to flash back to a Cookie 2.0 rom. What a huge mistake. The change in speed an functionality is pretty incredible. The only negatives are some of the bells and whistles go away. Personally the only thing that i miss from Sense is the weather tab. Needless to say; i'll be flashing back to a baseline rom, and following the "Dream phone" steps again. This time my guess is that i will not need to flash again on this phone.....I'm amazed that i still have a TP2, i usually tire out on a phone pretty quick and need something later and greater.

blunij 06-05-2011 01:43 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
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Originally Posted by chuggy (Post 2111511)
Personally the only thing that i miss from Sense is the weather tab.

There is always this: [MortScript] IPTWeather_20110511 AccuWeather, My Location/Latitude, iPhoneToday/S2U2 - xda-developers

speedyd718 06-05-2011 10:03 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
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Originally Posted by teradog (Post 2110253)
I can't answer that... I'm bias! :>)) Good battery, fast, phone actually works... hmmm So, here's the 123 easy guide:
Do it right now with your current ROM, simply DL IPT, install it, uncheck sense in home (settings), your 1/3 of the way... Want another 25-30MB RAM? then take the next step & run the startmenu remover... etc.. do it a step at a time, each step takes less time than flashing a ROM by far...

Good luck

giving this a try here, and the ram savings is crazy, i was running an energy cookie 2.0 rom trying pp=0. i think i'm gonna like this dream phone. i think i'm gonna switch to the titanium rom.

chuggy 06-05-2011 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by blunij (Post 2111600)

Agreed. I need to play with that. I'm just about to reflash to a titanium rom and return to prominance with IPT. I've managed about 1 week on CHT2.0, and I will not be going back.

blunij 06-05-2011 10:53 PM

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NRG updated all his ROMS except Titanium this round.:scratch:

chuggy 06-05-2011 11:58 PM

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Anyone know why the Album program wont let you access any other folders except camera shots? for whatever reason it will not allow me to change to other folders. I'm on energy May18th titanium rom.

speedyd718 06-06-2011 11:34 AM

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teradog - i can't seem to replace those two shell files in the /windows folder. i downloaded them and placed them on my sd card. when i try to copy and paste either file using file explorer, i get an error message saying i can't copy over the file.

teradog 06-06-2011 01:41 PM

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Hey gang..

Yea, the only thing I miss is the weather! But, my main top row icon is weatherbug, setup with only one location... mine. 1 click, done. if u haven't tried it yet,.. free & awesome.

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Originally Posted by speedyd718 (Post 2111935)
teradog - i can't seem to replace those two shell files in the /windows folder. i downloaded them and placed them on my sd card. when i try to copy and paste either file using file explorer, i get an error message saying i can't copy over the file.

1st, someone said they can't even DL anymore.. if you did, great.. easy to make ur own also.

2nd, did you read what I did to make it work? Copy from SD to main memory (example \ root of main memory, and reboot & then copied to \windows. I went round & round with mwalt on this.. I wish I had an absolute for you... tried the SD certs cabs, etc.. but what I just said was what worked for me...

good point... ** note: you have to check the dates to ensure they copied after a reboot!

COUPLE OTHER POINTS
re. There is always this: [MortScript] IPTWeather_20110511 AccuWeather, My Location/Latitude, iPhoneToday/S2U2 - xda-developers

lol... yea was on that for a bit, I just wanted one number.. the temp, started to remind me of cookie..! bulk 20 icons filling the screen, etc.. just too much for me.. simple, simple, 1 click to everything, no sliding bars & crap...

Chuggy don't use album, only total commander for all file & registry work myself. I set it up with: show, view, virtualy 2 window mode. > always keep on SD & < always on internal root \

ALSO (speedyd178) PAGE POOL
re. page pool, don't forget read 1st post & original DP thread... pp of 0 (zero) actually uses TONS more RAM, but the system fly's! if you set a pp of 8, 10 or 12 you should be fine... 10 will use about 10 mB & zero will use almost 30! Setting to zero is not zero, it turns on dynamic allocation & use determined by the system (suppose to give back extra). I use it but each time swear I'm going to flash 10 the next :>))

(because I think Windows still eventually robs you of RAM & doesn't give it back like it should... I've written before about historical issues with Windows & RAM)

blunij 06-06-2011 05:46 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by teradog (Post 2111993)
Hey gang..

Yea, the only thing I miss is the weather! But, my main top row icon is weatherbug, setup with only one location... mine. 1 click, done. if u haven't tried it yet,.. free & awesome.

Which exact Weatherbug app did you use? There seems to be Weatherbug Direct, Weatherbug Plugin and Weatherbug Elite. Putting new Titanium on my TP2 in a few minutes. Going to try PP 0 as well.

speedyd718 06-06-2011 07:47 PM

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thanks for the reply teradog for answering. this setup (which i'm assuming is more stable than cht2.0) may be able to hold me off the darkside longer. i'm a really light user by most standards so i'll keep the 0 pp for now and see how it goes. the os as a whole is a lot snappier. the glitz and glam is nice but the tp2 just doesn't have the hardware to back it. thanks again.

chuggy 06-07-2011 12:15 AM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by teradog (Post 2111993)
Chuggy don't use album, only total commander for all file & registry work myself. I set it up with: show, view, virtualy 2 window mode. > always keep on SD & < always on internal root \

Not sure if we're on the same page. I use album a lot to view pictures and send them via email. I dont know that i can do that with total commander. On most other roms i can go to album, and change the folders. On energy titanium it seems i can only access my camera shots folder.

teradog 06-07-2011 11:58 AM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blunij (Post 2112158)
Which exact Weatherbug app did you use? There seems to be Weatherbug Direct, Weatherbug Plugin and Weatherbug Elite. Putting new Titanium on my TP2 in a few minutes. Going to try PP 0 as well.

Weather for Windows Mobile Smartphones - WeatherBug
I never paid for it, it's free... should still be in market place, although I don't think i dl'd from there though, but try it. In the app, help about gives me Version: 2.1.0.48. "WeatherBug, a brand of AWS Convergence Tech..."

Quote:

Originally Posted by speedyd718 (Post 2112207)
thanks for the reply teradog for answering. this setup (which i'm assuming is more stable than cht2.0) may be able to hold me off the darkside longer. i'm a really light user by most standards so i'll keep the 0 pp for now and see how it goes. the os as a whole is a lot snappier. the glitz and glam is nice but the tp2 just doesn't have the hardware to back it. thanks again.

I won't go Droid, I figured it'll cost me over $1000 a year more than what I have right now & only would be getting around 1.5 MB / sec more with 4 G... (I've got it down so I can get around 2.8 with 3G.. (use field trial, to locate best -db where you live) I've done a bunch of writing on this... read here for more:
Sprint TP2, 3G new fees, forced new plans, no grandfather, no upgrade path

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Originally Posted by chuggy (Post 2112335)
Not sure if we're on the same page. I use album a lot to view pictures and send them via email. I dont know that i can do that with total commander. On most other roms i can go to album, and change the folders. On energy titanium it seems i can only access my camera shots folder.

sorry, i blew through this.. dunno.. Here's how I do it. Go into camera which I have on my main screen, hit the bottom right box with the left arrow on the left side of it, hit the far right icon (bunch of pics together icon), brings up all pics "Camera Shots"..

I never do much more than that... however it does have a "Albums" bottom left softkey you can hit... And in Menu (bottom right softkey) you can "Set Album as Favorite"..

OK GOT IT NOW... I never use it because I've got a thousand pics & it's too slow.. yes, I need to off load them :>)) I just figured it was my overloaded SD

I see what you mean... we need to go into the Energy ROM wiki & write it on his website. the wiki is in red on my sig... I'll do it you do it also, the more the better... post in bugs, you don't need an account to post

blunij 06-08-2011 07:52 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
When flashing a new ROM, what do I need to backup to save icon placement and settings in IPT? I read in IPhone Today on XDA to backup icons.xml. Does that save placement and settings?

teradog 06-09-2011 01:09 PM

Re: Dream Phone II, 100% Transparent, Final ROM, How to get 150 MB of RAM
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blunij (Post 2113417)
When flashing a new ROM, what do I need to backup to save icon placement and settings in IPT? I read in IPhone Today on XDA to backup icons.xml. Does that save placement and settings?

That's the amazing thing.. only the 2 xml's in the program dir!! WAY too easy. Everything else I use PIM backup. done (edit) do use some sashimi to auto install stuff.. re-look at the pics i post in #1, look how small I made them, just like cookie.. plus I can push them around like android..

PPCFreak 06-09-2011 08:19 PM

Wirelessly posted (VZW TP2: Opera/9.7 (WindowsMobile; PPC; Opera Mobi/35267; U; en; Presto/2.1.1))

i am currently on nrgz 29020 cht 185 rom.
Tried this out before flashing to titanium and having issues with the weather.
Cant get it to change to standard units (the metric = 0 doesnt seem to work).
Then can not get the weather to update at all.

Any thoughts? using Ankeny (which pulls up zip 50015 which is not right at all; should be 50023 or 50021).


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