InsertCoin ROM is one of the best custom ROMs for HTC Desire that I’ve seen. It’s very good for other ROMs too, but HTC Desire is a little bit hardware limited right now, so we’ll not going to receive other updates from Android and HTC Sense, so mix between Sense 2.1 and Sense 3 with Android 2.3 seems to be just perfect. It’s very stable, you get lot of free space after installing it and it’s fast.
- Rooted phone (do this using Unrevoked or Revolutionary)
- A2SD CM7 HBOOT + 1GB EXT2/3/4 partition (I suggest this one)
- A2SD+ STOCK HBOOT + 1GB EXT2/3/4 partition
How to install it:
First of all, make sure you meet the requirements.. Download the custom HBOOT, partition the SD Card, and optionally have downloaded the zip for aligning the SD Card for better performance (you don’t need the flash all these zips yet, because if you’re trying a clean install is better to flash them before installing the ROM. Just have the SD Card partitioned)
For HTC Desire, go here and download the zip accordingly with the custom HBOOT Installed. Following my suggestion, it would be the CM7 version.
For HTC Sensation, download the zip from here
If you have HTC Desire and you’ve never update your Radio before, you can download the Radio zip from here too
Now that you’ve finished downloading what you need, reboot into recovery, and wipe data/factory reset, go to advanced and Wipe Dalvik Cache, go to back, enter mounts and storage and mount everything from there and then format sdcard, system and sd-ext. This way you’re sure that you’re installing the ROM on a “clean” phone
From Recovery mode, mount and storage menu, mount USB Storage and wait until you see the SD Card in your operating system. Copy all the previously downloaded zips to the SD Card. After you’ve finished copying, click Unmount from the Recovery menu, and hit the Back button until you see the option Install zip from sdcard. Click it, enter "choose zip from sdcard” and install the zips in the following order
1. Radio zip if you’ve downloaded it
2. Custom HBOOT
3. SD Card align zip if you’ve just downloaded it and you didn’t flash it after partitioning the SD Card
4. The zip containing the ROM
5. All the add-ons you’ve downloaded
After you’ve installed all the zips, hit the Back button until you’ll see the reboot system now option and click it. You’ll have to wait (with your fingers crossed) ~ 10 minutes to see you’re system loaded (just the first time), so don’t get scared only if it takes more than 30 minutes.
End of tutorial Please leave a feedback if it worked, because I may forgot something, or tell me what’s wrong in order to help you and update the tutorial. Thanks
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