Before my EVO, in my vocabulary “Flashing” was never really defined as a GOOD thing… Usually it was used in this type of context: “Man, my girlfriend FLASHED on me last night ’cause she thought I was talkin’ about a girl when I said I love Puddin’… I just love chocolate puddin’!!” or “This old creepy dude in a trench coat was caught FLASHIN’ women in SF. That’s NASTY”
But since I started learning Android in all it’s glory and capability, and ROOTing, I have re-defined the word “FLASH” in my vocabulary (or at least added one positive definition).
Yesterday I flashed (or installed) the latest update to VirusROMs’ Airbourne ROM (or Read Only Memory, or Software the phone runs on) and it’s gorgeous! I was lucky enough to be paying attention to the chat within the Virus ROMs forum when someone asked to be a beta tester for the next version up from VirusROM Airborne RC3.1 SENSELESS. I “ACCIDENTALLY” downloaded the ROM from the link provided, and SOMEHOW, version RC3.3 ended up installed on my phone… (I’m kidding, I doubt “XxXViRusXxX” would put the link in a community chat if he didn’t want people to try it out)
I am TOTALLY in love! It’s only been a day, but the layout of everything from the custom LauncherPro dock/icons, to the animated 3D notification bar icons are the definition of aesthetically pleasing! The ROM itself is clean and FAST! Just about everything in this ROM is custom. The “Vanilla” lock screen is something I’ve had a love/hate relationship with, and Virus fixed the hate part!
Ain’t it purty? (I flashed the Sony Sketch font to add a little of my OWN sexy!)
The lockscreen slide is a TINY bit choppy, but that’s to be expected, as every ROM I’ve used that incorporated it was the same way. The Home screens flow effortlessly from one to the other (which actually suprized me, considering there was so much going on with all of the customizations)