G-Lite is a departure from other Virtuous ROMs in that it is effectively AOSP and designed to be lightweight, yet functional. If you find yourself discarding most of the features of Sense in favor of specific apps of your preference, this ROM is for you. Don't expect anything too fancy.


  • Supported on the G2 and DesireZ only.
  • Minimalistic, lightweight ROM with +200MB of memory free at startup.
  • Extremely battery efficient (best of any G2/DZ ROM I have used to date).
  • Based on Vision_Gingerbread_S_TMOUS_2.13.531.8, which is effectively AOSP.
  • All device hardware fully functional, including wifi, bluetooth, camera, camcorder, etc.
  • Kernel Vision Gingerbread kernel. Do NOT use AOSP kernels with this ROM (i.e. Pershoot, Cyanogen).
  • Market-sourced applications (Gmail, Maps, Voice, etc) automatically installed on first boot into /data/app for easy removal.
  • Basic visual enhancements to notification bar, icons and pulldown menus to eliminate green indicators in favor of white.
  • Replaced stock Gingerbread launcher with LauncherPro.
  • Wifi calling and Swype conditionally installed for T-Mobile USA users. If your carrier licenses Swype for your DZ, let me know and I will adjust the installer.
  • Bloatware and unnecessary applications removed.
  • Additional notifications and ringtones added from Sense.
  • Massive APNS list.
  • Rooted, deodexed and zipaligned (should be assumed with all ROMs but people ask so I mention it anyway).

Additional Notes

Using the Stock Launcher and/or Theme (Notification Icons)

Beginning with G-Lite version 1.0.1, users can override the use of Launcher Pro in favor of the stock launcher and/or use the the default theme over Virtuous' whited-out version. These preferences will persist between upgrades and re-flashes of the ROM.

To apply these preferences, create the following files (contents do not matter) on your sdcard in the /virtuous_glite directory (create it if it does not exist).
  • use_stock_launcher - Uses the default Gingerbread launcher from Google.
  • use_stock_theme - Install the stock Gingerbread theme, including green icons and notification pulldown.

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