Last Updated: Sep 02,2010
The posts above are copied verbatim from zach.xtr's postings on XDA.
For more information on xtrSENSE, check out the original thread at XDA: xtrSENSE
If you like HTC Sense (HTC sync and app coordination) but don't need the launcher or widgets, take a look at zach.xtr's other project, xtrROM: xtrROM
Great ROM, I'm running it right now.
Version 188.8.131.52 was just posted. Downloading it now.
Aargh!!! I just BARELY installed 4.0.5 today!!!
Is there an easy way to update to 184.108.40.206 or do I have to wipe everything and redo it all over again?
I think the dev said that you could install without a wipe. I wiped mine because I decided to finally try apps2sd.
I did a no wipe update from 4.0.5 to 220.127.116.11 this morning and have not noticed a problem yet.
Do you need to download anything else besides the basic ROM to get the scripts for the extras like apps2sd? The directions look pretty straightforward to running the scripts--and do you need Gscript full instead of lite version?
I have just installed XtrSense4.06.0.1 - it is AWESOME.
1. For starter, I made titanium backup fro all apps,
2. made nandroid backup
3. Copied everything to PC
4. Added the EXT3 partition
5. Copied back the SDcard content
6. Copied the ROM to the SD root
7. Wiped all and Flushed the ROM
8. Setup sync
9. Setup gscript; added app2sd and cache2sd, everything else left to default
9. Restored my apps using the Ti-backup
10. --- The ONLY thing that did not re store quite well
was swype beta and google voice. I re-downloaded swype beta. Now it works.
BTW google voice does not work for me - most often it just rings and rings although if I call on a landline it gets answered...
Everything works, >>>>> fast, really fast ! <<<<<
With 10+ plus apps installed the phone's internal storage now has over 140 Mb free space.
The speed difference showed up remarkably when I ran Maps in Sat view. The loading/displaying new tiles of the map is much faster now.
Zach, congratulations, you have created a Masterpiece.
I also wantet to thank others (LED, Frisco, OTD, scary alien, KarateExplosions6) for their help and encouragement.
Hi--I just loaded xtrsense and did the apps2sd but now my phone connection is gone--just got the x--no signal at all. Any ideas?
Do cache2sd also. You probably have too many apps without doing that. It frees up a TON of extra space for apps. Try it, reboot, and see if it doesn't solve the problem.
Everyone who has rooted is right! This is GREAT!!! I like Sense and this is a great alternative--much faster on all levels (even photo gallery). Thanks to all who made his possible!! One other last question--I reloaded many of the files I had on my SD card before rooting, thinking that some stored info (such as bookmarks, Beautiful Widget skins, and other cached stuff such as swype and keyboard memory stuff) would be still accessible. But now that I'm storing cache and apps on SD--will reloaded apps know the proper path to access that previously stored material?
How do I change the keyboard? also, my www.whatismyflash.com says I have no flash installed
Well--I spoke too soon. I did a Nandroid backup after spending the whole day loving the upgrade to xtrsense then hit reboot but it stuck on three skaters. Had to do a live pull to get it out. I've tried everything now--recovering (same 3 skaters), rebooting without SD card (had apps2sd so thought that might be the issue), then re-partitioned SD card and manually reloaded xtrsense zip from computer and tried reflashling from the zip. It got past three skaters, but now it's constantly looping from htc quietly brilliant to xtrcustom screens without going further. Did I brick? Also, when you do Nandroid backup--does it go to SD card or internal?
To change your keyboard, long click in a field and choose Input method from the menu. You should be able to enable it there (assuming it's available).
Flash didn't work for me either in the previous version but works in 18.104.22.168. After going to that website, reboot and go there again. From what I understand, it can sometimes fix itself in the process of checking for it and rebooting. In case you're wondering, it should just work by default, without having to do anything special.
Well I spent awhile with XtrRom and Launcher pro but ended up back with xtrSense. I just didn't see the point in downloading or paying for a bunch of widgets that are included with Sense. Anyways I was messing around with the new default OC settings and after going back to stock CPU speed my battery life went through the roof and I really don't even notice any performance difference.
Both worked for me. Got the keyboard and Flash is working. I like how the DroidX keyboard gives me the mic option for voice to text, but adding special characters is a little different. Might stick with the basic keyboard.
Unless anyone else has some cool keyboard options?
I like the Swype keyboard and don't see how I could ever live without it.
I'm having trouble with the gscripts, when I hit add then load there is nothing there, am I missing a step?
To setup your GScripts complete the following steps:
1. After opening GScript press the menu button and select "Add script"
2. A new window will open.
3. Press the Load file button
4. Select a script from the list (each is obviously named as to its function)
5. Ensure Needs SU? is checked
6. Now select "Save" and you have added your script
7. To run just select it from the list in the main GScript screen
8. You must reboot the phone for the change to take effect.
Yeah what im saying is there is no list to select from when I hit load
Oh, sorry. In that case, no you're not missing anything.
The only thing that comes to MY mind at this point is reflashing the ROM - but of course that'll lose your current setup.
Maybe check in the ROM's thread at XDA to see if someone else has reported this and there's a fix?
Yeah that was my thinking too, also is it possible that when I partitioned I didn't put something back on that would result in the scripts missing?
If you partitioned after installing the rom then you wiped the card and removed the gscript folder from the card. So, in a word yes.
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