DROID finally gets visually stimulating ROM: “Smoked Glass”

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by Mike
Posted January 23rd, 2010 at 3:11 am

I can’t tell you how much time I’ve spent the last month or so literally crawling through every nook and cranny of the internet looking for a truly themed ROM for my DROID. Now don’t get me wrong, the collection of ROM’s on Alldroid, specifically the Sholes.info and bugless beauty ROMs are awesome. But they lack that visual punch I so desperately yearn for. And let’s face it, Android 2.1 is cool, but it isn’t “wow, that’s sexy cool. Know what I mean?

Furthermore, getting HTC’s Sense (a highly sought after skin/theme) ported from any currently available Android device is a pain in the ass to say the least due to the huge difference in resolutions between old and new. So what is a fellow Android lover to due in the meantime? That’s where “Smoked Glass” comes in handy. It’s a heavily themed ROM witha bit of HTC Sense flair.

“AdamZ”, “Speeddymon”, and “crotalusfreak” over at Alldroid have created what is easily the nicest looking DROID ROM to date. It also doesn’t hurt that there’s a few under the hood tweaks as well to keep everything running nice and smooth — namely that 600MHz overclock-that’s-not-really-an-overclock mod. Saweetness. My DROID is booting back up after flashing the Smoked Glass ROM so we’ll see how it goes. While we wait, the spec sheet for the ROM….

- Android 2.0.1 (completely deodexed - courtesy of Speeddymon & crotalusfreak)
- Overclocked (600Mhz/125Mhz default)
- 2.1 Launcher (thanks to xeudoxus)
- 2.0.1 Launcher w/ 5 Screens (thanks to xeudoxus)
- 2.1 Music Player (thanks to jinx10000)
- 2.1 DeskClock (thanks to jinx10000)
- 2.1 News/Weather Widget (thanks to jinx10000)
- Milestone Multi-Touch Gallery (thanks to t3hSteve)
- Milestone Photo-Editor for Gallery (thanks to Pete)
- 2.1 Gallery (thanks to Berzerker)
- 2.1 Keyboard with Voice Search (thanks to Berzerker)
- All 2.1 Ringtones and Notifications have been added
- Removed: Amazon MP3 & Visual VoiceMail
- Over 500 Modified Images (ALL Images compressed and optimzed with PNGGauntlet and compiled with MotoDev Studio)
- Modded Boot Animation
- Wi-Fi Tethering is not installed - It works fine however… I will probably post another version with Wi-Fi Tethering included tomorrow.
- Coming Soon (1/23 or 1/24) - 2.1 Launcher themed with Smoked Glass Launcher Tab w/ Usable Shortcuts (Thanks to xeuduxos)

And as an added bonus, there are a reported 500+ images included to pretty much make your eyes puke. Ya, it’s pretty heavy. Whoops, got a little excited. Those 500+ images are tweaked UI images…NOT wallpapers. Hey, give me a break. It’s 3:30 in the morning here. Don’t forget, there’s a blue version and a normal yellow/orange version. I’ve already made fully configured nandroid backups of each. No bugs and pure speed with plenty of eye candy. Does it get any better?

Get at it and let us know how it goes for you. [Smoked Glass Moto DROID theme]

…HTC Sense what….?


["Smoked Glass" on Alldroid]

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2 ResponsesLeave a comment
  • Joe
    January 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    Reply

    Very very Nice! Forget the 2.1 update that was rumored for this month

    • Mike
      January 24, 2010 at 11:23 am
      Reply

      exactly. 2.1 what…?

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