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Old September 23rd, 2012, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had my Shift rooted for several months now, and since then I've tried out several different ROMs. I've given up on trying to get an ICS ROM, and I can't use the 7.2 version of CyanogenMod because of issues with the bluetooth support (I rely on having my phone connected to my car's bluetooth system). No matter what ROM I choose, however, I tend to get frustrated after a few weeks, because they all seem to either lag or greatly drain the battery. I've gotten to the point where I'm only installing a handful of apps.

Does anyone have any suggestions for very basic ROMs that eat up the fewest amount of phone resources? I may try the Just Works mod that's featured here, but I'm not a huge fan of Sense, either. It's still a few months before I can shop around for a new phone, but I'd like to get through that time with the least amount of frustration.

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I have MikRunny on my wife's Shift. It's solid but still some lag. I may also try Just Works. The Shift's memory is so limited so it's real hard to find anything that doesn't lag, IMHO. I'm not well versed in the Shift ROMs but I keep reading about memory issue and lag.

I just tell my wife to clear cache and use the "fast reboot" app to keep it from lagging as much as possible
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I have MikRunny on my wife's Shift. It's solid but still some lag. I may also try Just Works. The Shift's memory is so limited so it's real hard to find anything that doesn't lag, IMHO. I'm not well versed in the Shift ROMs but I keep reading about memory issue and lag.

I just tell my wife to clear cache and use the "fast reboot" app to keep it from lagging as much as possible
What's your take on Fast Reboot? Does it help?
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After testing out several suggestions, I've decided that Kushdeck's Gingerbread Shift ROM is by far my favorite. While several of the Sense-based ROMs were nice, my problem is with HTC Sense itself, not the ROMs. I guess I've just never cared for it, even when I first got the phone and knew nothing of rooting.

By flashing Kushdeck's ROM and having Fast Reboot and App Cache Cleaner run on regular schedules, my phone is working more smoothly than it ever has.

I would love to have an ICS-based ROM, but until the issue preventing a bluetooth connection with my car is resolved, I will happily stay with my current ROM.

Thank you to everyone for your input and suggestions--they were very helpful and greatly appreciated.
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What's your take on Fast Reboot? Does it help?
It helps but it's temporary. It is supposed to simulate rebooting the phone. Not a permanent solution but it does help when my wife's phone gets laggy.
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After testing out several suggestions, I've decided that Kushdeck's Gingerbread Shift ROM is by far my favorite. While several of the Sense-based ROMs were nice, my problem is with HTC Sense itself, not the ROMs. I guess I've just never cared for it, even when I first got the phone and knew nothing of rooting.

By flashing Kushdeck's ROM and having Fast Reboot and App Cache Cleaner run on regular schedules, my phone is working more smoothly than it ever has.

I would love to have an ICS-based ROM, but until the issue preventing a bluetooth connection with my car is resolved, I will happily stay with my current ROM.

Thank you to everyone for your input and suggestions--they were very helpful and greatly appreciated.

I may flash Deck's Shift ROM. He is a great dev and I've used his ROM on my EVO 4G for a long time. His ROMs are light and fast. I may be busy late tonight!
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Just works with dodge 1.6 kernel or uke with 1.6. Or decks.
All 3 about the same.
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did anyone else have trouble with calls when using Kushdeck's Shift ROM? I am really frustrated. I rooted successfully but can't seem to find a ROM that works. I don't really want Sense or anything that takes up extra space. Thanks, if anyone even still checks this forum...
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did anyone else have trouble with calls when using Kushdeck's Shift ROM? I am really frustrated. I rooted successfully but can't seem to find a ROM that works. I don't really want Sense or anything that takes up extra space. Thanks, if anyone even still checks this forum...

Use JellyBelly Omega. Best ROM on the Shift, by far.
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