As previously posted, my Omnia was hosed last night, so Verizon gave me a new one. This is the process I followed today when reinstalling, hacking and re-configuring the phone.
Can I just say that Microsoft does a damn fine job of making it REALLY fucking hard to get things done? There's no way it should take a person five hours to simply get his phone functioning as it should in the first place. Bastards.
These are the steps I've taken so far:
- installed MyMobiler (control phone from PC)
- switched to Today screen (deselected crappy Samsung Widget)
- installed Paul from Modaco's .NET configuration CAB and .NET 3.5 update*
- installed CeRegEditor CeRegEditor is nice, because it automatically uses an interface from your PC (not the phone itself), but it is only for RegEdits, as opposed to Total Commander which is a RegEditor, file explorer, and editor for any type of file
- installed Total Commander
- turned of motion rotate
- assigned camera button to rotate
- RegEdit - disabled keyboard auto deploy for SMS and MMS
- RegEdit - enabled Today 2
- updated Opera cache and download folder to utilize My Storage
- switched dpad to optical mouse
- set upper side "menu" button to Task Manager
- updated and merged all my contacts on the Windows Live website then downloaded Windows Live to sync contacts (this step took an eternity)
- setup NuevaSync.com exchange server to sync Google Calendars
- installed VITO Audio Notes Touch
- installed iDialer
- installed GreenButton
- installed PocketCM contact manager (took a good, long look at iContact, but it didn't offer all the goodies of PocketCM)
- installed PocketCM themes
- installed SoftKey Manager
- mapped left key to PocketCM
- created program screen .lnk file and mapped right soft key to it
(why is it that my blood pressure shoots through the roof whenever I have to make major changes/upgrades to anything PC/Microsoft related?)
In the end, I still think the offerings of WinMo and the Omnia are superior to the Mac alternatives (iPhone), but it sure is a freaking mess trying to get to the point where you can actually function.
*In case the .NET updater thread ever disappears, here are the steps:
- Download and install both CABs (to internal memory!)
- Run .Net Configuration from your Program Menu
- Navigate to the 'Device Policy' tab and select version 3.5
- Selecting 'Apply' then 'OK'