Just thought I'd share... I flashed the new Skyraider Preview ROM a couple days ago and it's fantastic. MUCH MUCH Smoother than BAMF 4.9. That ROM was starting to lag extremely bad for some reason and just got on my nerves over time. Skyraider is a hybrid rom of 2.1 and 3.0 sense. You can also install the 2.1 skins successfully.
Can't wait till the full version comes out!
Some of my current screenshots...
This is just an older skin I had on at first...
SkyRaider Zeus Preview
This is the official thread for the SkyRaider Zeus Preview. This is a fresh new innovative Sense ROM for the Thunderbolt. I hope you enjoy it.
This ROM offers a lot of new enhancements and optimizations over stock Sense. I have made some new Quick Settings, enhanced parts of the ROM and even took skins to a new level.
The expanded status bar has been completely reconfigured and optimized. You will notice quite a few changes to it over stock. The approach I took was create more room by removing unnecessary items while retaining and even gaining functionality. The recent apps bar is hidden by default, but you can access it at any time by long pressing on the title bar. To switch to Quick Settings, simply tap the title bar once.
I have added seven additional Quick Settings and created four of them myself. This is really just the beginning in this arena. I already have plans underway for more customizations.
There are a few enhancements to Rosie including a remappable right button (via long press), drop to uninstall over the trash can, and an unlocked edit button to display application details.
Another unique thing about this rom is the addition I made to skins. The edge glow effect that you will find in this ROM can change colors simply by choosing another skin. Five skins are included with this ROM and each has a different edge glow color to match its theme. In addition, any other Sense 2.1 Gingerbread skin you find on the Internet will work with this ROM, however, if the edge glow graphics are missing, it will use the default images. A big thanks goes to wowthatisrandom for modifying the skins for me and helping out with testing.
Lastly, you will find the Sense 3.0 lock screen in here along with several screens to choose from. I also included the Sense 3.0 Weather application. A big thanks goes to seo for the lock screen and weather items.
Thanks to all of my testers. They really helped out a lot identifying bugs and helping make this ROM great.
The links to download are in the second post and in Rom Manager. Don't forget to press the Thanks button!
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- Please search before asking questions.
- Do not post bug reports if you flashed a theme or mod over this ROM.
- I recommend using this radio (note the baseband numbers): official OTA MR2 1.39.00.0627r, 0.01.69.0625r
- Based on Sense 2.1
- Newest HTC Kernel (thanks to Chingy)
- Sense 3.0 Lock Screen (thanks to seo)
- Photo Album (2)
- Friend Stream
- Sense 3.0 Weather (thanks to seo)
- Sense 3.0 Mms
- Task Manager
- Low Space Wizard
- On Demand Recent Apps Bar*
- Optimized Expanded Status Bar*
- Tabs Removed*
- Carrier Title Bar Removed
- Long Press Title for Recent Apps*
- Tap Title Bar for Quick Settings*
- 7 New Quick Settings
- 4 Original Quick Settings*
- Airplane Mode*
- Volume Sliders*
- 8 Total in One Setting
- Tap the Icon to Cycle Through
- Restart (4 Options in One)*
- Working Nano Editor
- Picasa Gallery Plugin
- Both Stock HTC and Android Keyboards
- Overscroll Edge Glow
- Changes Colors With Skins*
- Built-in Screenshot Capture
- Access Via Power Menu*
- Shortcut is Power + Home
- Rosie Re-Mappable Right Button*
- Change Via Long Press*
- Get Access to Shortcuts and Activities*
- Install Launcher Pro to Access More
- Custom Rosie Drag Bar*
- Drop to Uninstall Over the Trash*
- Drop on the Edit Button to Display App Details*
- Google Market, Gmail and Maps Updated
- Automatic App Restore Via Google Framework
- Gingerbread Screen On/Off Animations
*Exclusive SkyRaider features
-= Thanks Again to Everyone that Donated and Tested =-For the time being, flashing mods over this ROM (other than what you find here) is done at your own risk. I do not guarantee any will work. If you want to experiment, be my guest. Just remember to backup your data.
WARNING: I am not responsible for any damage that may happen directly or indirectly to your phone as a result of flashing this ROM. Thank you for taking a risk and flashing my ROM!
When using Titanium restore applications ONLY and no SYSTEM DATA!!
Directions for link:Directions for ROM Manager:
- Download the ROM from the link below
- Place it on your sd card
- Reboot into recovery
- Do a nandroid backup
- Perform a full wipe
- Select "install zip from sdcard"
- Select the file and you're on your way to happinessDirections for Web Connect:
- Download ROM from ROM Manager under Ihtfp69
- When it finishes, select both options (wipe and backup)
- Rom Manager will reboot and install what you have chosen
- Setup Web Connect in ROM Manager Premium
- Open ROM Manager, press Menu>Web Connect
- Once it says successful, you are ready to go
- Click the phone icon next to the link below and your phone will start downloading it
v1.0 Preview --> SkyRaider_Zeus_Preview.zip
IMPORTANT: You MUST wipe when installing this ROM.
- Coming soon ...