Last Updated: Sep 17,2010
FroydVillain 1.5.0 "So fast it waits for YOU to boot."
HAS ANYONE GOT IT . IS IT ANY GOOD
I'm running it, It's excellent, gps works, very fast.
YEAH, IT'S GREAT.
Although for some reason, I can't disable mobile internet with a widget any more.
I had problems with the gallery and viewing photos, they went all blurry for some reason
so then master xyro , does this froyd has sense like my vr12 , if not what does it have as i couldnt make heads nor tails about it , if not what is it , is there anywhere , where i can see a vid of the interface in action ,
and in that link do i have to download 1.5.0 + a kernal
and if i downloaded the top speed kernal is that what it will run at or do i have to have a play around with overclock widget ...
im experimenting with diff things now i actually got root and can do things to my phone thanks to u n slug
No it doesn't have HTC Sense. In stead it has Launcher Pro, which is IMO a better launcher than Sense. But in return you have to give up all the extras HTC has besides the launcher: the HTC widgets and any HTC programs, such as the dialer, the people app, HTC Peep and so on (althoguh the paid version of LP has some Sense style widgets). It's really customisable so really you need to have a play with it your self. But you can just download it from the market on V12 to do that (Although you wont be experiencing true vanillia android that way, since Sense is still installed). Here's a video
The best bit is probably the strip at the bottom. Take mine for example: click each of the icons and they will open:
SMS - Facebook - App list - Gtalk - Browser
Swipe up or down over the same icons and they open:
Gmail - Twitter - Settings - Trillian - Opera mini browser
Which I thought was pretty handy.
To get 1.5 up and running:
- Backup everything from V12, such as texts and apps.
- Download 1.5, a theme if you want one (vanilla android is a big ugly IMO) and a kernel. Pick the kernel that with the speed you want to run at. So like I picked 690 because that's the max mine can do. Unless you're really attached to it, get the one without a bootscreen thingy.
- Nand + ext backup, full wipe (factory reset, dalvik wipe and ext wipe).
- Flash the rom.zip, then the kernel and then the theme.
- Open CPU Speed and set it to:
Screen on: Interactive governor, 129-max
Screen off: Conservative governor.
- If you have trouble bringing the phone out of sleep or it looks weird then you may need to raise the minimum (my screen goes purple sometimes unless I have my minimum at 350+).
- Restore all your apps and everything.
- Enjoy the speed of 2.2
xyro . where do i get themes from ? on this site ?
FroydVillain 1.5.x Themes
ok thanks mate . i just downloaded 1.5 and a kernal . will download theme now , and install it all tomorrow and let ya know how i got on and what i think about it
thanks for ya help again
on the titanium back up is it just the apps i back up and not stuff like certifacte com.htc.provider settings
im not bothered about saving txts
Yeah that's right. Just press menu, batch and then 'backup all user apps'. Then 'missing apps with data' on the new one.
Trying to restore any system apps/data would just break the new ROM.
I'm also running VR 1.5, and I must say that I like it a lot. I replaced the default dialer (can't do T9 contact completion) with Dialer One.
Only thing I don't like is that neither contacts nor calendar app can't use local calendar, only the one tied with your google account. But I worked around that by disabling google synchronization before I imported anything after installation.
Yeah I went for dialer one too. It reminds me of the htc dialer more.
hi xyro .. i just walked throught the door from work lol and my 1st port of call was to install this
im getting good at this as i have not had 1 issue so far lol
just about to reeboot woooooooo
ok all has gone well ,, just checking would like to know how to set the cpu speed properly
current speed 352mhz
frequency driver values when screen on
enable cpu settings are ticked
adjustment method is interactive
minimun freq is 352mhz
max freq is 730mhz
freq driver values when screen off
adjustment method is conservative
is that about right
oh and i dont actually mind the standard theme , i looked at the site you gave me and didnt like any that were on there
Looks good to me
There's some debate as to whether, if your hero is one of the ones that doesn't like going below 350, you should go for a set up like yours or a 123 minimum with interactive on screen off. I'm not sure which is best.
if i get a dialer like on my older version can i use t9 i dont like the qwerty and cant find option to change
I'm not sure what the default dialler in 1.5 is like, but yeah 'dialler one' gives you a the standard phone number pad and lets you dial/type a name using t9.
do i get it off the market ?
Also, nubdial does much the same thing.
ok i got it and set as default for caller but there is no option for messages its still that horrible qwerty
Do you mean the actual keyboard?
when i downloaded and opened d1 i clicked the phone button and it said use d1 or the default one so i set d1 as default ..
but i cant change it on messages i just got horrible qwerty with no option to change
heres my views on it so far
it crashes and reboots to often , not being able to resize widgets without paying for it is stupid , i have found it not any faster than vr12 , you need to be able to add more to the dock , apps dont open and force close to often . and its pretty ugly altho standard theme is the best one i found and is ok , qwerty is horrible , lack of weather is also a bummer , erm in other words i hate it with a passion
adz63, me think's you're overclocking too far. I had crashing issues on 730 too, but mine has never crashed or rebooted on 690. No FCs either.
I went for the minimal matte, which looks very like Sense. And you should replace the keyboard with this one: http://www.hallerud.se/htc_ime_jonasl_lowres15_27.zip. It's the one included in V12. You might have to remove the old one by uninstalling it via Titanium first.
What are you trying to add to the dock?
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