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[ROM][GB] SkyRaider Zeus 1.3 Bolt [2.11.605.5]

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by digdug1, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    ok guys here is the latest skyraider version. its very fast and stable. it has the bells and whistles of sense with some of the the flexibility of aosp.

    not my rom. Ifthp69 allowed me to post this here for you guys. enjoy!

    [ROM][GB] SkyRaider Zeus 1.3 Bolt [2.11.605.5]

    SkyRaider ZEUS 1.3

    This is the official thread for the SkyRaider Zeus Release version. This is a fresh new innovative Sense ROM for the Thunderbolt. I hope you enjoy it.

    Please do not publicly release versions of my work without my prior approval. If you would like to use something, PM me after 11/15/2011.


    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 buttons and custom button icons, 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.

    Something new to SkyRaider is the addition of several original LTE tools to help make your life a little easier. For starters, there is an integrated Sense style widget for your home screen. There is also a Quick Setting for toggling while you have the expanded status bar down. Then there are some more advanced options like Auto LTE. You can configure your phone to turn off LTE when the phone goes to sleep and back on when you wake it up. The options include timers for screen on/off times in case you have a habit of quickly flipping on your phone just to check messages. All of the tools use an advanced engine I wrote to allow switching from 3G to 4G faster than ever (as long as you are within range of an LTE tower).

    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.


    BIG BIG thank you 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!

    Hosting provided by BananaBit Technologies. Developers, for sponsoring information contact wifiguru.

    • Please search before asking questions.
    • Do not post bug reports if you flashed a theme or mod over this ROM.
    Change Log:

    v1.3 (Full Rom) 11/22/2011:
    • Enabled Native Call Recording
    • Added Non Sense LTE Widget (Zeus Only)
    • Added Native ICS Keyboard
    • Added Sharing with MMS for Screen Shots
    • Other Screen Shot Tweaks
    • Added Toggle for Incoming Call Screen Type
      • persist using build.prop setting
      • sys.incoming_call_screen (0 or 1)
    • Expanded Choices for Defaulting Quick Settings
    • Added Google Car Home
    • Removed HTC Car Panel
    • Fixed Screenshot Bug with the Delay Setting
    • Fixed Text on the Middle Rosie Button When Using a Custom Icon
    • Normalized Title Bars in SRSettings for Custom Skins
    • Revamped Several Screens in SR Settings for Future Upgrades
    • Revamped Popup for Choosing Custom Icons
    • Added Icons to Quick Setting Config
    • Icon for Custom Quick Setting Now Shows Using Selected Activity
    v1.2 (Unreleased):
    • Expanded Rosie Options
      • Two Finger Fast Scrolling in the Drawer
      • Change the Drawer Title
      • Change the Drawer Background Color and Transparency
      • Change the Number of Columns
      • Change the Text Size for Drawer Icons
    • Native Support for Icon Packs in Button Bar Manager
    • Rosie Options and LockScreen Settings are Hidden when Required APKs are Removed.
    • Add Widget Menu for Non Sense Launchers have Grouped Widgets
    • Fixed Rosie Crash after Removing a Linked App
    • Fixed Orientation Bug
    v1.1 (Full Rom) 11/02/2011:
    • Added Leap Mode Option
    • Added Page Scroll Option
    • Fixed Sliders in Button Bar Manager
    • Added HTC Style Theming to Backlight Settings
    • Fixed Edit Levels FC
    • Fixed Weather Widget FC
    • Added Various Optional Kernels (thanks kernel devs)
    v1.0 (Release) 10/31/2011:
    • Based on Sense 2.1 (OTA v2.11.605.5)
    • Newest OTA HTC Kernel
    • SkyRaider Settings*!!1 (lots and lots of goodies)
    • Sense LTE Widget*
    • Auto LTE*
    • Completely Customizable Quick Settings*
    • Wake on Volume
    • Wake on Notification*
    • CM7 Features
      • Change Clock Style
      • Customizable Backlight Settings
      • Accelerometer Settings
    • ROM Will Add 3.0 GB of Space to Dropbox Accounts
    • Sense 3.0 Lock Screen (thanks to seo)
      • Wallpaper
      • Clock
      • Stocks
      • Photo Album (2)
      • Friend Stream
      • Weather
    • Sense 3.0 Weather (thanks to seo)
    • Sense 2.1 Mms (themed and modded for additional features)
    • 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*
      • Dismiss Notifications One at a Time
      • Tap Title Bar for Quick Settings*
    • 11 New Quick Settings
    • 8 Original Quick Settings*
      • LTE toggle*
      • Custom on-the-fly toggle* (make it whatever you like)
      • Wireless ADB*
      • Toggle for Wireless Tether App*
      • Airplane Mode*
      • Flashlight*
      • 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
      • Base Code From CM7
      • Access Via Power Menu*
      • Shortcut is Power + Home
      • Option to Automatically Share Captures
      • Option to Change Capture Delay
    • Rosie Re-Mappable Dock Buttons*
    • Rosie Customizable Dock Button Icons* via Button Bar Manager*
      • Change Via SR Settings*
      • Six Total Buttons to Map
      • Get Access to Shortcuts and Activities*
      • Install Launcher Pro to Access More
      • Remap Drawer Anywhere*
    • 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 =-


  2. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    almost forgot to mention you have to use the kernels in the OP or kernels that use the Any Kernel flashing method.
  3. milenko

    milenko Newbie

    I tried downloading this and was only getting 40k/s from the download site. Will try again tomorrow as I don't have time to wait an hour and a half tonight.
  4. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    its worth it lol. probably a busy server. skyraider is very popular on the bamf forums.
  5. brizey

    brizey Android Enthusiast

    Testing this ROM right now. Best sense ROM i have tried yet. Using Imo's (a few versions back...rom needs anykernel). Got busy with work so i will be stuck here until the weekend.
  6. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    Why brizey? What's so good about it?
  7. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    For one, battery life is on par with aosp. That plus the level of customization, makes it my daily driver :)
  8. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    Got it d/l might give it a go tomorrow, thanks.
  9. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    just make sure that if you use a different kernel, either use one in anykernel format or one from the op. im using imo's kernel from it.
  10. brizey

    brizey Android Enthusiast

    I got about 13 hours on it today...but I was stuck in a conference room buried in an office building with marginal coverage all day...beat the crap out of the battery. Rezound battery. Also, on calibration day.

    I like it because everything works. I mean everything. No workarounds. No hiccups. I think that while the sense 3.0 stuff is cool, you definitely lose something to the porting process. This just has the lockscreen and optionally the answer screen. So it doesn't whirl and flip like a 3.0 ROM, but it is smooth and works. It cannot be customized to the degree of a liquid rom or MIUI, but it does have some customization and there a few good themes and skins. The dropdown has been reworked and is as good as CM7's (maybe better) and is almost as good as MIUI's. The auto 3G/4G thing is neato.

    In the end, I am probably going to flash back to MIUI ICS this weekend, because I like it better overall even with the issues (one big one, mms, is meaningless to me since I never use it--I prefer email for pictures so I can access them from a pc and keep them backed up).
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  11. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    I actually flashed it last night just to check it out. I'm going to need a DD sense rom for when I get my GN and hand me down this TB. I don't want to saddle some poor user with my tinkering ways and aosp problems. I can just see me trying to tell my daughter or wife to flash a sense rom, backup her current, get a gps lock and restore her rom. Yeah right.

    I'm just not a sense kinda guy. I had Vigor 1.1 running well but it was just too slow for me coming from Liquid 3.2. I would prob go with a 3.0 sense though and not the earlier version such as this one. I have bamf d/l, might give that a shot later if I feel ambitious. It's just that nothing seems as snappy as our aosp roms. Looking forward to the ICS ports they are working on. I'm using the ics launcher now and it's not too bad. Anyway, thanks for the writeup.
  12. i cant get my thunderbolt back to the old manageble version 2.11.605.5. i downloaded the 400mb zip file put it on my sd card and renamed it PG05IMG then unhooked it from computer took battery out put battery back in and pushed volume down and power to get to the boot menu or whatever it started scanning on the right side but after that nothing happened someone help me i wanna break free and have control of my own phone!!!!
  13. brizey

    brizey Android Enthusiast

    That is not how you flash a ROM. Read scotty's stickies, they go through the whole process in detail.
  14. Spaded21

    Spaded21 Member

    Is anyone else using this rom not able to answer calls sometimes? About 25% of the time I get a call I see the Incoming call screen but it's locked up and nothing works
  15. ang1dust

    ang1dust Lurker

    Can anyone link BAMF Skyraider? i cant find it and the ones on teambamf.net are broken (not there)
  16. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast

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The HTC Thunderbolt release date was March 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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