AndroidSPIN Release Information for ZenEXP v0.9.6.2

ZenEXP v0.9.6.2
By: zenulator
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Released: 5/20/2010
Supported Devices: - HTC Hero (CDMA)
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Here is a port of the new MyTouch 3G Slide with the newest Expresso UI.

This is based on the newest expresso/sense frameworks with built in theme switcher and customizable number of home screens (5 or 7) and landscape Rosie, Htc Music, and Weather

Just to avoid any confusion this is a ROM from the HTC Expresso / MyTouch 3G Slide. It`s not a theme over the Sprint 2.1.
They way this ROM looks is completely stock aside from removing the pink Tmobile icons and branding and changing the notification bar.



Warning: This has different frameworks than the Sprint 2.1. Do not flash any lock screen or mod made for any other ROM. 

You must already be rooted and have a custom recovery installed.

Why is this so special?

  • New Expresso launcher
  • New Dialer/Contacts
  • Expresso Themes/Modes (way better than scenes)
  • Friend Stream widget/app
  • News/RSS widget/app
  • Recent apps in notification dropdown
  • Enhanced Browser with quicklookup and text selector bars(Like the Legend)
  • Set number of home screens in rosie (5 or 7)
  • Landscape Expresso Rosie, HTC Music and Weather app
Whats working in ZenEXP
  • Sensors
  • Wifi
  • Data/3G
  • Calls
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • Sprint Visual Voice Mail
  • Audio
  • GPS
  • Keypad leds including trackball
  • All included Expresso/Sense widgets/apps
  • All Google Apps
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • Video recording
  • Market
  • Video/Audio Playback
  • Youtube
  • Browser with Flash
  • Themes
  • HTC Weather Wallpaper
  • Landscape Rosie, Htc music and Weather app

This a fork of the disclaimer taken from Cyanogenmod: It applies to all rooted roms.
#include <std_disclaimer.h>
 * Congratulations your warranty is now void.
 * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
 * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed or gmail did 
 * not sync. Please do some research if you have any concerns about features 
 * included in this ROM before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications.
As always:
Reboot into a Custom Recovery
Nandroid backup
Wipe Data/Factory Reset
Flash ROM

You must do a full wipe before flashing. Wipe Data/Factory Reset. 
If you use the A2SD you must wipe your ext partition before flashing.
If you have trouble booting this then wipe again and reflash the rom. 
If you still have trouble download the files again. I`ll post md5sums if needed.


I`d like to give a big thanks to toastcfh and zippy-man for this release. With out zippy-man we`d still be on and without toast`s kernel we`d still be running stock.

/Begin rant
You don`t need a partitioned sdcard to run this. But you do need your sdcard partitioned if you want A2SD and you need to wipe your ext partition before flashing this rom. A2SD is automatic on all 0.9.6x builds. Your dalvik-cache will stay on internal memory if you use A2SD. It`s more stable that way and honestly makes more sense. Just for the record not using internal storage does not mean that you`ll have more ram to use. Nand (which is your internal storage) and RAM (which is your memory) are two separate things. You have plenty of space on data. Using it isn`t going to slow your phone down. I can understand the need to move apps to your sdcard because you can run out of room on /data with a shit ton of apps. /End rant

I recommend using overclock widget instead of setcpu. It`s in the market. Here`s how to use it:
Download it and add the widget to your home screen. 
Tap on the widget. 
Goto advanced settings. 
Make sure "Use your frequencies" is checked. 
Tap on "Detect frequencies". Scroll down to the bottom and tap save. 
Tap on the overclock widget again and you should be able to set your frequencies.

After some testing I`ve decided to take down the build with toasts latest kernel with bfs and compcach. It was proving to be to unstable even for me to use. Even though bfs and compcache seem like cool/different things to have. The truth is we don`t need compcache on these devices since it keeps way too much in memory also I`m afraid BFS isn`t the way to go. Most devs (cyanogen included) dropped it after a week or so of using it.

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