AndyX ROM

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  1. Kie

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    Introducing a very stable ICS ROM, now based off the official Samsung ICS builds. Props to Twinn for first finding out about AndyX ROM! All credit for the ROM goes to adesirello.

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  2. ironass

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    Very nice review Kie. :)

    It certainly seems to have come along in leaps and bounds from the previous version.

    Would you recommend this for absolute noobs to try?

    I notice that there is no Touchwiz launcher, so what is the stock launcher like or can you add a 3rd party launcher such as Go, Launcher Pro or ADW?

    Would you also recommend a nandroid backup of someone's existing ROM before flashing AndyROM v4.1?


    I guess I'm probably one of the above. An old stick-in-the-mud! :D

    I like my creature comforts such as Siyah and NEAK kernels, JKay themes and Deluxe Settings plus I know that some of the app's I use are not yet configured for ICS.

    I can't help it... I'm old! :(

    My feeling is that I may just sit this one out for awhile until I either find a compelling reason to change or, as often happens, I get itchy feet! :D
     
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  3. Shotgun84

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    I have to agree with you there ironass. I'm tempted but I think I'm going to give all ics roms a miss until gokhanmoral releases a compatible siyah.
     
  4. Kie

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    Thanks for the feedback ironass my good mate. I've answered your queries in the new FAQ section of the first post!
     
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  5. daffyduck

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    Not sure about this ROM, IMHO, the developer takes the donation request a bit too far which is against the spirit of XDA.
     
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  6. Kie

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    Well sure you can debate the validity of adesirello's laptop decimation story (as the kind and faithful users on xda have been accomplishing extensively) or you can choose to donate verbally via posting praise and enjoy his work! I have opted for the latter :D
     
  7. ironass

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    I think I'll wait for our resident stuntman, Syd, to try it out.

    He's big on donations! :D
     
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  8. Sydney99

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    You're starting to tempt me, although I might wait and see if gadget check produces a cheeky beta to test ;)

    No doubt if I try this you'll soon hear about the fall out on here!!!

    Thanks kie for the fab review. Some good info and now strongly thinking about giving it a go.
     
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  9. daffyduck

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  10. vince1

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    I stuck this on last night and working great. Only dropped 4% over night.
    Now if I could find a kernel that supported BLN and worked with this I'd be happy.
    Its a very slick ROM
     
  11. Kie

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    Assuming you're talking about AndyX ROM then yes the battery life is something else!
     
  12. Sydney99

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    Does it have swype?
     
  13. Hawker

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    If it has not, take a Titanium backup of it, then restore it onto your new system after the full wipe. This is what I did when testing CheckROM v5
     
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    Thanks old boy. Never thought of that!
     
  15. Hawker

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    And if that fails Syd, you can download it from here
     
  16. ZR160_MAJ

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    OH MY DAYS THIS ROM MAKES ME WET fFROM EVERY ORIFICE I HAVE ON MY BODY. Loving it atm and jus have a good old liittle look at it. Not many ringtones available tho lol. Im stuck with "Over the horizon" lol

    Maj
     
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  17. Hawker

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    Good God man- you're easily pleasured!
    :D
     
  18. ZR160_MAJ

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    LMAO, Anything Android pushes all my correct buttons lol. Like in kie's review apps like the Market were hesitant to work but give it a few hours to settle in and everything is plain sailing. Charging up the beast now. I will report back on battery life.

    Maj
     
  19. Kie

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    That's right! Maybe an overnighter to settle in. I'd also suggest giving it a restart or two after the restore (which I forgot to do after updating to v4.1 :p).

    Edit: Update 1 for v4.1 is out!

    Update log:
    * GPS fix
    * Fixed Video Editor (AOSP app)
    * Added Mod Bravia Engine (in Gallery3D)
    * Added all the original sounds of ICS (so you have more options when changing sound of the phone and sms)
    * Added Swype.apk
    * Added GoogleTTS.apk (Text to Speech)
    * Added Polaris Office (now if it works)

    Oh look at that! Swype! I just updated my FAQ with the question too... Looks like the limited sounds issue is solved too. Not too sure about the Bravia Engine though...I've had a bad battery draining experience with that before.
     
  20. Logan47

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    Nice overview, thanks. I will probably give this a go in a few days as I've been having some rom infidelity lately so might as well audition one more. I really need to stick with one.... :rolleyes:
     
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  21. vince1

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    Must update when I get home.
    :D
     
  22. cozins17

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    OK, so I've installed and updated. Few things I'm having problems with...

    Facebook - repeated login authentification failing then when am in and 'Sync with existing contacts' it inputs all facebook friends into contacts and not just linking ones already there (like I had before).

    Contacts/Messaging - every other time I go into one of these to do something it crashes for quite few seconds and force closes.

    SMS Backup + also not restoring all messages and (in message menu where it shows contact and start of most recent txt, date, time, etc) the txt it shows is from random date during the whole timeline??

    Has anyone else had any of these and/or got any solutions.

    Otherwise great looking ROM, impressed so far!! :D
     
  23. ZR160_MAJ

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    I aint restarted mine since i installed the new ROM, only now its telling me to recharge. So i may as well turn it off and recharge it. Still enjoying, Much better than the samsung ICS.

    Maj
     
  24. Kie

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    Facebook: Sorry my good mate I don't sync with Facebook; makes my Contacts too cluttered. The Facebook app works just fine.

    Contacts/Messaging: Haven't had any troubles with messaging or contacts. What messaging software do you use?

    SMS Backup: Yes! I noticed the first time I went to ICS, some sms' from one convo were deleted (all from the receipient). When I full-wiped to go to 4.1 from 3.1, that issue didn't occur. I don't think SMS Backup is quite 100% compatible with ICS yet. It's a general issue not a ROM issue. Haven't had issues with dates though o_O

    Glad you're enjoying it!
     
  25. cozins17

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    UPDATE- had to do complete wipe of everything and literally start again. SMS backup now fine bout 20 mins though to restore but all OK.

    Not using any contacts or messaging apps ?? - I use whatsapp occasionally but that isn't giving any problems.

    Phone seemed fine last night, put on charge when went to bed and noticed very slow charging off mains. Took phone off charge at 7:10 and by 10 was down to 62%!!!! Battery usage shows Google services at 37% - not sure re this as far as u know shouldn't be syncing or doing anything.

    Also, not receiving phone calls. Making fine and texts appear fine.

    Not sure on signal either as struggling for 'g' where I am now which should be lot better!!

    Still force closing periodically, as I said before it looks great and love design and set up but these issues may make me re think and revert to checkRom if can't solve!.

    Any ideas and/or help most welcome!!
     

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