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Samsung Custom ROM Mass Effect Edition
This ROM package is not supported by Samsung
Failure to complete the update process could result to bricking your phone
Downloading this ROM package from a different site may result in a fake or tampered firmware
Update at your own risk! I will not be held liable for any damage resulting in the use of this custom-ROM


This is a customized ROM for the Samsung Omnia. I've recently changed shells thereby making some more Samsung applications unnecessary thus I've decided to update this custom ROM. Certain applications were removed to free up space, other packages were replaced with a newer version potentially improving performance.

This ROM package requires Windows XP to update your Omnia.


Current Version: ech02-b01 with User Customization 2.0
Base ROM Version: DXID1


  • Adobe Flash Lite 2.1
  • Arcsoft Mobile Video Editor
  • Arcsoft Streaming Player
  • Google Launcher
  • Google Maps
  • Install Games
  • Microsoft Welcome Center
  • Microsoft Windows Update
  • Microsoft Windows Live
  • Opera 9.5 b15828
  • Samsung Core Applications: Clock, Call Log, Contacts (including PlusSecContact) (1)
  • Samsung Connected Home
  • Samsung Digital Frame
  • Samsung Favorite Settings
  • Samsung Menu Launcher
  • Samsung PodCasts
  • Samsung RSSReader
  • Samsung Task Switcher
  • Samsung Today 1 Plugin
  • Samsung Today 2 Plugin
  • Samsung Today Online Widgets Plugin
  • Samsung Touch Player
  • SharePix
  • TecAce PhotoSlides
  • Transcriber Input Method
  • Tegic XT9 Samsung Input Method - This covers the Samsung Keyboard, Keypad & Phonepad.
  • Certain MP3's & images


  • Used an earlier version of the Enchaned GPS program allowing updates via WIFI.
  • Update for Windows Mobile for PC (KB949168) integrated

  • Microsoft .NETCF 2.0 replaced with .NETCF 3.5 (2)
  • Microsoft SQLCE 3.0 replaced with SQLCE 3.5 (2)

  • The task switcher was replaced with the core task manager in the shortcut buttons.
  • The main menu button and related soft key now opens the programs folder similar to pressing the Start > Programs.
  • The photoslides was replaced with the media album in the shortcut buttons.
  • Mass Effect Power on/off animation/sound and background images

  • Hid Customer Feedback & Error Reporting in the Control Panel
  •'s User Customization 2.0 included
    Security policy (101a) has been altered to allow for UC to install the other applications. To learn more about UC, click here.
If you're looking for the xxxHOLIC edition, you can still get it by clicking here.

Screen Shots:

Screen Shot 1
Version, Memory & About panels
Screen Shot 2
Default Today screen and replaced Enhanced GPS panel

Known Issues And Other Notes:

(1) Removing some of the Samsung core applications means that the Samsung dialer would produce an error accessing the call log and contacts from the dialer.

(2) Certain programs may require specific versions of Microsoft SQLCE/.NETCF and thus may not work with this release. If your program is not working, please post in the discussion thread the name and the version to determine whether to revert to the original version that came with the firmware.


  1. If you're unfamiliar with the update process I'm discouraging you to use any customized ROM. Visit the SAMSUNG site to familiarize yourself with the update process.
  2. Please fully charge your phone before attempting to update.
  3. Please backup your phone contacts, emails, messages and other important user information.
  4. Download and install the Samsung modem drivers for Windows XP.
  5. Download the file and scan for viruses. STOP if a virus is found. If the file is clean then run the self-extracting package. The updater will automatically run. Should an error occur while extracting the files, it's likely your download is corrupted.

    To increase the success of updating your ROM and prevent possible corruption of ROM files while updating: disconnect your computer from the network, turn off any firewall, antivirus and other unnecessary programs before running the updater.

  6. Enjoy your Samsung Omnia Phone: Mass Effect Edition (=

ROM Download:

Name Size MD5
MassEffect-DXID1-ech02-b01.sfx.exe 71,488,845 bytes 0404A5A20832D1E9BBAF981B405FF240

Some of the removed programs can be found in the Applications section. Be sure to visit this section with your Mass Effect edition omnia web browser (Pocket IE or Opera downloaded from the applications section) or the list will be limited.

Please do not mirror these files

Please link to this page and not directly to the files

Should you enjoy this mod and would like to help contribute in further development, please consider donating!

For any ROM related problems, please visit the discussion thread and describe the issue in detail.


Secany@Modaco for the stock ROM. Pako777, OldCast, Weisun and the people at for the ROM Kitchen. for UC. The person who packaged the MS SQLCE 3.5. GSMArena for one of the angled view of the Omnia.
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