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Old September 13th, 2010, 10:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi

Out of curiosity, I would like to install a custom ROM.

I don't really care whether it is 1.6, 2.1 or 2.2.
I just want it to be stable and fast.

What do you recommend?

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Old September 13th, 2010, 10:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm partial to the latest villain release - FroydVillain 1.5.

It's a custom 2.2 rom which is blazing fast and completely stable.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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VillainROM 12 is probably more stable the Froyd 1.5, but 1.5 is faster and more up to date.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 10:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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VillainROM 12 is probably more stable the Froyd 1.5, but 1.5 is faster and more up to date.
You're probably right - I should say I never tried VR12 personally.

No problems for me yet with Froyd 1.5!
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this is just my personal opinion , i have only used villain12 and am now trying froyd 1.5,

i used vr12 and didnt have one problem

and since installing froyd , i have had it about a week now , probably had about 500 force closes , about 100 random reboots you name it , its happened , i've tried uninstalling etc and start again but it will not work properly for me .... however it may work perfect for you and i came round to it altho i did miss sense from vr12 i would say get froyd 1.5 and hopefully you wont have any problems like im having
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Old September 13th, 2010, 02:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I should add that adz63 has the worst luck imaginable when it comes to rooting/custom ROMs :P
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Old September 13th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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this is just my personal opinion , i have only used villain12 and am now trying froyd 1.5,

i used vr12 and didnt have one problem

and since installing froyd , i have had it about a week now , probably had about 500 force closes , about 100 random reboots you name it , its happened , i've tried uninstalling etc and start again but it will not work properly for me .... however it may work perfect for you and i came round to it altho i did miss sense from vr12 i would say get froyd 1.5 and hopefully you wont have any problems like im having

Wow sorry to hear - that's horrible luck! Not to get off topic but did you do a full wipe first?

As I said, I haven't tried VR12, but I've used each Froyd release so far, and I've found 1.5 to be the most reliable for me. I've ye tot have a force close or any problems, and I personally like it better without all the HTC Sense branding.

To the OP, really, my best advice is start trying a few. You'll quickly see the differences and will then be able which matches your preferences for themes/speed/etc...
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yes gnome i done a full wipe , you cant imagine how hard it was 2 put a custom ROM on, me xyro and slug tried for about 2 weeks day in day out and it would just not happen ,

i finally got vr12 installed and had not 1 problem i dont think , tried it for a few weeks and thought i'll have a see what 2.2 ROM is all about , everything is set up correct thanks to the help of xyro and slug again , within the 1st few days force close after force close adding music would wipe widgets completely off the phone , i changed the kernal to a lower mhz , and thought i will sit it out for a few days to see if it gets better and it just hasn't lol im sure if you saw my post about problems installing a cust ROM that im defo no quitter , and im not quitting on this either as i have grown to like it more that vr12 even tho i still have loads of probs with it , only the weak get defeated and its not going to defeat me
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