Anybody actually still running a 2.1 ROM?

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  1. vincentp

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    Just curious. With Sholes and Beast seeming to be the two most popular/stable/useful ROMs right now, is there anyone around here who's still running 2.1 on their Droid? I don't know why exactly I'd want to at this point, just would like to know.
     

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  2. gonzoguy24

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    I do not see the point in 2.1 wit these ROMS! I hate the new app drawer with 2.1 and I really prefer the slide out 2.0.1 version :). Plus the speed increase from OC is significant :). I am still worried about the temp of my cpu from the OC so i went back to bugless beauty...but I am already considering going back to the beast
     
  3. vincentp

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    I'm not too concerned with it. The phone itself doesn't feel like it's getting any warmer than it should be. Have you noticed heat issues?
     
  4. holmgren

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    I was actually have problems with the overclocking of bugless beast. swiping of the home screens were extremely choppy..so for s**ts and giggles I got SetCPU and set it back to 550 and the choppiness was gone. It could be do to the fact of running sweeterhome2 but who knows. I think I am gonna stay with 550.
     
  5. Kirch21

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    ive had 2.1, and i now have beast. With bugless beast i could care less when 2.1 comes out haha it is so fast and Pete is always adding new goodies.

    The ONE thing i want and dont have is live wallpapers, but by no means is that worth running a 2.1 rom and having my phone reboot every hour on its own.
     
  6. gonzoguy24

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    Odd. The beast was m/uch smoother...but yeah the back of the phone above the batt was gettin warm...I dunno I may go back to beast lol
     
  7. gonzoguy24

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    Do you really think it is okay to run the cpu at these speeds???
     
  8. Kirch21

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    Well i actually have no clue. I haven't heard of anyone having problems with it, YET. Yet being the key word, but i am willing to take the gamble. This is also why i have setCPU so i can turn it down if i want to.

    I have followed my temperature pretty close and haven't seen any problems there, although i have also heard the temp of the CPU is non detectable?

    As for now, im hooked and wouldn't leave Bugless Beast for anything, but if i heard of one fried CPU, im gone for sure just hope mines not the first to go if it is actually going to cause problems in the future.
     
  9. gonzoguy24

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    Kirch I'm in the same boat... when I go back to 550 I do not see as big of a difference in temp from neither battery monitor apps nor the temp sensor app
     
  10. xmr405o

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    I haven't had any OC issues with the beast. So you're not going to overclock just a little bit. ;)
     
  11. holmgren

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    lol I miiight but that issue I was having was pissing me off. May be a placebo effect, so I may have to go back to try it out ha.
     
  12. Kirch21

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    haha hmm i have the exact opposite effect haha everything is smooth as can be
     
  13. Fabolous

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    The 2.1 ROM to look out for will be the Alldroid 'Community ROM' being worked on by ReverendYo.

    It looks pretty promising, but right now the fatal flaw is that the camera isn't working.

    Rev says that a beta should be released tomorrow though. Might give it a whirl just to see what's up.
     
  14. Airforcemario

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    I've been having issues installing Bugless Beast. I place the update.zip on the root of my SD and then follow his steps. I had version 0.7.1 on before so I'm pretty confident I'm doing the steps correctly. Now whats happening is that I install it, it goes through its normal unpacking and says installed. When I reboot I get to the eye and it just shuts off. I have to do a battery pull and restore to standard 2.1 for it to work. I'm running the most current nandroid. Any ideas?
     
  15. Fabolous

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    Yeah, that's because you can't use the update.zip to install over 2.1...

    So if you want to use BB, jot down all the apps you got, and use the nandroid restore to install.
     
  16. radikal

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    I am running a 2.1, its smooth, no probs, no over heating, no real complaints! a tad slow at times but no worse than what i got with 2.0.1 so yeah. i like it. from what i can tell there are no heat probs even though i am clocked at 800 mhz! its nice. i forget which one i have but its in the tips and hacks section
     
  17. Airforcemario

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    @ Fabolous: So do I restore to a 2.0.1 version then install the update.zip? Or do i just put the update in my nandroid folder and install from there? if so do I unzip it? Sorry for all the questions, i've been trying to get BB to work again for me for a few days now. I even posted on Alldroid but I got no answer.
     
  18. Fabolous

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    Just don't use the update.zip. Use the nandroid backup he provides. Unzip it into a folder, drop that into your sdcard/nandroid folder. Go into recovery, select advanced restore, select the backup w/ BB on it, restore, presto.
     
  19. Airforcemario

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    If this works i'm going to owe you big.

    Edit: I officially love you.
     
  20. Thoraldus

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    Worked for me last night. I switched from Sholes to Beast. Wow! what an improvement. And to think it can only get better from here. I'm stoked! Thank you Pete!

    p.s. Been watching the temp. Nothing to report, seems normal. Have cpu set to `125/950 My Linpack score is 8.12
     
  21. Kirch21

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    Overclocking is available on 2.1 ROMS now? i wasnt aware!
     
  22. holmgren

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    Is there any advantage of doing the nandroid vs update.zip? I tried it but like my post above says I got an error and can not figure out what the heck I am doing wrong. I got frustrated and installed the .7.2 update.zip instead of the nandroid backup.
     
  23. Fabolous

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    Nah, no advantage. There's two methods for two situations.

    update.zip only modifies the /system partition, so it is great for preserving your data (apps and settings), but will only work if you're running a 2.0.1 base.

    Now, if you've gone as far as running a 2.1 ROM, then you'll need to sacrifice your data to go back to a 2.0.1 base. The easiest way to accomplish that would be to use the nandroid.

    Also, the majority of nandroid errors stem from people extracting the zip/rar file into a folder, not realizing that the actual backup is in a folder WITHIN the folder they just extracted into. Therefore, when they get into SPRecovery, it spews an error because it can't find the files, and they're left scratching their heads.
     
  24. holmgren

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    when you extract you get 4 files.

    nandroid.md5
    data
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    system

    I took those files (after extracting) and threw them into a folder I called "Bugless Beast 0.7.2" I copied that folder and threw it into the nandroid folder. Then did the whole boot up into recovery/wiped phone/cleared cache/nandroid/restore/Bugless Beast 0.7.2

    Pretty sure I am doing it right. See anything that is wrong? Maybe the ROM is in the Data or System?


    Edit: I am only running 2.0.1. I guess there is no reason to use nandroid then.

    Though when I go to SetCPU the highest option is 550MHz and not 950MHz. Is there something I should be looking for or a setting to make it go higher?

    Edit 2: I had the option to go to 800MHz in .7.1
     
  25. Bxrider11

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    I've found that if I do a few updates I like to do a nandroid update and clear all the data and cache from the previous updates. I think my phone responds better but that is just me. I also hate having to. Reload apps and photo art for some of my songs so updates are the way to go.
     

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