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Root VillainROM 5.5 (With OTA Updates & Stock Rosie)

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  1. bluenova

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    VillainROM 5.5 has just been released! It's available via OTA.

    The official thread is here:
    VillainROM Forums • View topic - [ROM] VillainROM 5.5 (With OTA Updates & Stock Rosie)




    The 2 biggest issues people were having with 5.4 were:
    • Custom (blue) theme. 5.5 will use a zip-aligned version of stock Rosie (HTC Sense) with the ability to add custom themes via OTA.
    • Network location fix not working unless GPS was on during boot. This is now supposedly fixed.

    Other points of interest:
    • Multi-Language (Keyboard Only)
    • Gallery 3D 100% working

    The following issues still exist:
    • MMS Issue, (fix is available within the Villain forum)
    • Split messages (Hotfix coming soon)
    • No Voicemail indication
     

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  2. tojjer

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    Another one ??????
    Can't keep up with all this !!!

    Think I'll stick with SenseHero 2.2 for now, seems ok so far
     
  3. stoney73

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    think until the voicemail and mms issues are fixed, im gonna stick with sense hero 2.2. stickmans 2.2 version seems to have really helped with battery issues, althought i have also change it to GSM auto (PRL)' works with 3G/HSDPA, which is a real improvement.
     
  4. andy d

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    I don't see any point in updating when their are still ongoing problems with 5.4.

    GPS Still does not work without having to mess about with a reboot.
    Bar code scanner has never worked.
    wifi does not stay awake no matter what settings you try.
     
  5. bluenova

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    As said the GPS thing is fixed in 5.5. As for the barcode scanner and WiFi issues, it's the first I've heard of those and neither of them are effecting me on 5.4.
     
  6. Jaffa

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    Can some one confirm the GPS fix works please?
     
  7. tojjer

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    What does the Gallery3D fix do?
    Sorry if that's a dumb question, but is it to do with the photo gallery or something else?
     
  8. bluenova

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    There is a new 'Gallery' that displays your pictures in a fancy way. It had some issues before which are now fixed. So you've got 2 choices now, the old 'Albums' which is now called 'Photos' or the new 'Gallery'.
     
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  9. stoney73

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    tempted?
     
  10. Xyro

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    May as well give it a try with my 5.3 nandroid backup :)
     
  11. Jaffa

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    Yep, if it was OTA updater it would be flashed now, it doesn't seem to be on the server though:(
     
  12. phillevy

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    Flashed this over 5.3 - all is working well, but I did have to clear the HTC sense data and reboot a couple of times to get my widgets back. I much prefer this ROM as it totally resembles the stock ROM.
     
  13. Jaffa

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    Just clear HTC sense data and reboot?
     
  14. Jaffa

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    Nope not working
     
  15. tojjer

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    Oh dear :-(
     
  16. skimminstones

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    Same here, until someone fixes the voicemail and split sms issues ill stick with sensehero now ive got it running and set up the way i want.
     
  17. phillevy

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    Are these both fixed with sensehero?
     
  18. bluenova

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    You have to manually install the new version of OTA I think.

    I've decided to roll back to 5.4 for now. I got a lot of FC's while opening various apps. I think it might have been to do with having Dalvic-cache on SD but that works fine in 5.4.

    I also found it was caining my battery quite heavily. I suggest any wanting to try 5.5 do a Nandroid first so you can roll back if needed.
     
  19. midge37

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    Don't think I'm going to bother with 5.5 for the time being judging by this and other forums feedback far.
     
  20. rice

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    I've just installed the 5.5 but having problems with the mobile network. I can call, wifi works, everything seems to be ok, but the mobile network. Having tele2comviq swedish provider.

    Any tips?
     
  21. phillevy

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    For me 5.5 is the best 2.1 ROM yet - even the live wallpapers are working smoothly without patching.
     
  22. Jaffa

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    I have been using it since last night, no obvious force closes, Im happy using the MMS fix, and all data streams seem happy.

    Going to compare my GPS results from my journey home last night later, there is no Lag to speak of.

    I loike it!!
     
  23. midge37

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    Arghhh, and there was me not going to bother as not heard too many good things about 5.5. Is there a big diffeence between .4 which I'm on at the moment?
     
  24. Jaffa

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    Yes a massive one, it has the standard theme (Rosie), rather than that horrid excuse for a theme!!

    And hopefully more stable GPS, will report back on GPS soon...
     
  25. Jaffa

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    And lets face it, no wipe is required, so do a nandroid and flash it over, its 10 mins to find out, and 10 mins to re flash if you dont like it..
     
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