Custom ROMs isn’t really a Windows Phone thing. There have been a few but at most they offered an updated version of the OS or some minor tweaks here and there. However that might change soon thanks to the developers at XDA. DeepShining is a custom ROM for HD7 that does more than just minor tweaks.
Some of the highlights of the ROM includes:
- Based on Shipped Mango ROM: HTC Europe 4.05.401.02 build 7.10.7720.68
- Radio 5.69.09.29a
- 1st Worldwide ROM with 9 Themes and 9 Lockscreen Custom Wallpapers plus Black Nokia Accent.
- Dev/Introp Chevron unlocked
- XBmod Certificates
- Unlock Hidden option in ease of access settings
- Some minor reg Tweaks
- OEM apps from HTC Omega like HTC Hub, Notes, Attentive phone, HTC Location and HTC Connected Media
- Available Languages:
German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Czech, Danish, Greek, Finnish, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Portuguese and World Wide English.
A change log of features with each version:
21-Sept: DeepShining Mango 7720.68 v1.0 details:
. Based on Shipped Mango ROM: HTC Europe 4.05.401.02
. Build 7.10.7720.68
. Radio 5.69.09.29a
. Chevron unlocked
. Custom Wallpapers
. Unlock Hidden option in ease of access settings
. Some other minor reg changes
. Updated OEM apps from HTC Omega like HTC Hub, Notes, Attentive phone, etc..
. HTC Location and HTC Connected Media added
Release v1.1 – Change log:
26-Sept: DeepShining Mango 7720.68 v1.1 details:
. Added 11 languages (Czech, Danish, Greek, Finnish, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish and Portuguese)
. Added Gray Theme
. Added more OEM apps from HTC Omega
. Added Tango
Latest ROM v1.2– Change log:
04-Oct: DeepShining Mango 7720.68 v1.2 details:
. 9 Themes available: Dark, White, Grey, Blue, Green, Red, Purple, Mango and Facebook. (see pics above).
. New astonish wallpapers that math every DeepShining Theme.
. Change ease of access TTY to off – to fix call issues when headphones are connected.
. Black Accents.
. XMod Certificates.
What to expect in v1.3
- Internet Sharing (Tethering)
- Add more Languages
- Custom Boot logo
- Compatible with XBmod WP7 Update Cab Sender
How to Install
1. If you have MANGO with SPL 4.xx in your device, flash a NODO Rom first to downgrade SPL otherwise you´ll brick it.
2. You must have RSPL/HSPL installed in your device , download RSPL/HSPL see this thread HERE.
3. Before doing any operations be sure you have battery level more than 50%!
4. Download and flash DeepShining ROM.
The ROM seems to be in pretty good shape as I haven’t really seen a lot of people complain but as always with custom ROMs always flash at your own risk and expect bugs and instabilities.