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Old June 30th, 2012, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Are there any good 4.0.4 Roms out there?

With my extreme dislike of the official ICS rom for the T-mobile T989 Samsung galaxy s2, I have started moving much more to the developer side of the phone use. I have been looking around to find a good rom for our device using the latest and greatest of ICS - as far as I know the latest version of ICS released by google is 4.0.4 which makes numerous improvements on 4.0.3. Most notably battery and speed improvements. Most roms I find are either variation of Gingerbread or 4.0.3 ICS.


Are there any good roms that you have found to work with 4.0.4 and do not have very significant drawbacks?

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Old June 30th, 2012, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope. Haven't seen anything 4.0.4 except a MIUI rom and it still looks kind of buggy. I saw someone got Jelly Bean to boot but its still being developed and they haven't gotten far yet.
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Now I really see the power of the nexus line where they are not as powerful as the t989 or the galaxy s3 but always have the newest and best software from Google. I may sell my phone to get the galaxy Nexus!
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I may sell my phone to get the galaxy Nexus!
I considered it. They have a really good price on it now. If you do you should do it soon before Apple's injunction against Samsung goes into effect.
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Well I will try to sell my phone to one of my friends and if that fails I will keep it for now or just offer someone to trade it for the Galaxy Nexus. Maybe than I can get google wallet with the NFC thing to work. But that is in the future.

The question still stands though if anyone knows of any rom that uses 4.0.4 and that is not in like really early alpha I wanna try it so please suggest it!!!
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I have to say my brother bought the galaxy nexus today from Verizon and the phone runs 4.0.4 like butter. It is absolutely a shame that a phone as popular as the t989 does not have a 4.0.4 goodness. Real shame, I have one more year contract and I will never buy a carrier device. Seems to me that by that time the new Google phone should be coming out.
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Seems to me that by that time the new Google phone should be coming out.
Yeah, I think I go google from now on.
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Well seems like there might be light at the end of the tunnel or at the beginning - depends what model you want to use I guess!!!

4.0.4 got released by Samsung today for the Galaxy S2 international version it think it was like i900 or something like that. Hopefully in like 2 months we will have 4.0.4 to enjoy too.
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I reccomend going to AOKP's main site (Android Open Kang Project). These guys have amazing Roms in general. The one Im currently running is so smooth. Its also nice to know that you can even upgrade yourself straight to Jelly Bean very soon. There are two downsides though. First is that you have to make a backup of your entire phone to get all the apps and everything back (That is if you have Clockwork Mod and are fully rooted). The onther downside of these Roms is that you have to download the google apps file and flash that so you can have the Play Store to redownload the apps you backed up. After maybe a few minutes of customizing, it'll prolly be better than most phones running 4.0.4 right now.
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Thanks for the advice. I see that Milestone 6 just came out.
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I personally do a lot backups both nandroid off of clockworkmod and titanium backup. Also this speaks to the fact that I am rooted. I cannot stand my device being locked so yes rooted. Next I am currently try dark side rom and it is working pretty good. No studers no lags and 2 day battery life on 4.0.3 I think I will wait on AOKP to get to 4.1 and I will try them out. I was just very surprised there is no 4.0.4 for our device as this update to ICS has been out for a while. Apparently the official one is in the works soo it ought to be interesting especially with jellybean coming out and being integrated into the custom roms.
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Download the dark side 4.0.4 on my ROM list!!!!


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I saw this one but it seems to still have quite a lot of bugs running around and it is not very ideal as a daily driver. I think I will keep to the dark side 4.0.3 evolution until the 4.0.4 gets the bugs ironed out. It looks very promising and thanks a lot for the heads up!
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I saw this one but it seems to still have quite a lot of bugs running around and it is not very ideal as a daily driver. I think I will keep to the dark side 4.0.3 evolution until the 4.0.4 gets the bugs ironed out. It looks very promising and thanks a lot for the heads up!
I use the 4.0.4 Darkside ROM as a daily ROM! The best part about this ROM is the battery improvements! I get 20% more battery life on this ROM then any other 4.0.3 ROM! I am currently developing a SpaceROM that is on the latest 4.0.4! Check it out if you want (It is on the ROM List link i just gave you). It is AOSP themed
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