Delight custom firmware arrives for the Nokia 808

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Don't expect me to install this one, since updates are still incoming from Nokia for the 808 PureView, but I'm happy to report on the arrival of the popular 'Delight' custom firmware for the 808, with full details and all the links you need listed below. Any adventurous souls out there? Or maybe you were thinking of rebuilding your PureView anyway?(!)

Delight promo image

You can find the developer's FAQ, Backup and Restore documentation, plus the Delight Resolver documentation in an archive file HERE

Delight 1.0 for the Nokia 808 PureView is based on Belle FP2 113.010.1508, product code 059M7Q4, not that it matters too much, since once you've gone down the custom firmware route then you're off the reservation in terms of new over the air updates from Nokia. You should always be able to reinstall the 808's original firmware via Nokia Suite, mind you, so it's not a totally one way process.

Here's a summarised and sanitised version of the 'changelog', i.e. what's different compared to stock Belle FP2 from Nokia:

  • Much more system disk space - the C:drive after flashing is a minimum of 600MB
  • Free RAM after booting is around 290MB
  • Various mods and patches, including ROMPatcher 3.1
  • An ID3 editor is built-in
  • The splitscreen keyboard is now fully black
  • The predictive dictionary is now on E:\
  • Various suppression of system pop-up messages
  • A SIP client is included
  • Nokia Internet radio is built-in
  • Voice Recorder can go up to a maximum of 5 hours at 256kbps
  • Transbelle Lighthouse theme included
  • Added 3*4 menu and 4*5 menus to Resolver
  • Enabled Dolby by default
  • The app menu is a-z by default
  • There's 'infinite' browser cache, now on disk E:\
  • Various apps deleted from the firmware: Nokia Music, QuickOffice, F-Secure, Adobe Reader, Youtube, JoikuSpot light, World Traveler, Vlingo, Social, Bounce Boing Battle, Microsoft Communicator, Shazam, ColorizIt, Nokia Recommends (+ widget), CNN, Public Transport, default Backgounds, NFC tutorial, MS Office samples,  Video Pro, Silent Film Director
  • Added extra screen savers: Animation, Music Player, SlideShow
  • Integrated homescreen widgets (over and above the current 808 loadout): Anna Notifications (incl. Belle Icons), Anna Notifications 2*2, Calendar small, Clocks: analogue – small, profile, small digital, text small, Contacts: mini, comms, Small: DLNA server, WIFI, FM-Transmitter, Internet Radio, Mail One Line and Two Line, Music player, compact, Search and Search Mini in ROFS, Vertu Apps Launcher, calendar small (exclusive calendar + calendar small in one CFW)

Note that the following recent Belle FP2 updates (all previously reported here on AAS) are all also integrated:

•   3G network compatibility fix
•   Application compatibility fix
•   Email and Calendar update
•   Fix for Messaging
•   Gallery and Camera update
•   Image share to Twitter
•   New homescreenwidgets
•   Nokia Big screen
•   Nokia Store
•   SMS Update
•   Telephony update
•   Wifi update 
•   Youtube update to Gallery
•   Facebook ShareUI fix

Note that, after flashing, the 808 will reboot and you should leave it to complete a number of file installation tasks. It'll let you know when it's safe to carry on.

You can get the Delight CFW and extra translations here at the Delight blog. And, again, here's the FAQ.

Let us know how you got on, if you're feeling like a change for your Nokia 808. Note that any remaining warranty will be voided.

Source / Credit: N8 Delight blog