Can someone explain the "nightly" Froyo ROM?


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    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I am deeply considering switching over the a Froyo ROM, and I have heard of these "nightly" Froyo ROMs that are supposed to be very good.

    First of all: IS THE NIGHTLY THE BEST FROYO ROM? If not, what Froyo ROM that is known to be the most stable?

    Second, how does the nightly updating thing work? Do you just flash each updated on top of the previous, and you can keep all personal customizations and apps you had before?

    If I want to get the nightly ROM right now, what is the first step?

    Thanks
     

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    stay_clean Well-Known Member

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    Nightlies are just CM6 builds that get compiled/built, well, every night. If you want a "stable" CM6 rom, there's the RC1, but the last few nightlies have been better I feel, especially the new one. You can flash a nightly over another one, but it's recommended to boot to recovery and wipe just cache and davlik before flashing. There should be a thread a few threads down on this page with the link to them.
     
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    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes I have the link to the download page, but it just has the downloads... no explanations.

    What exactly does CM6 mean? And if I want this ROM starting now, can I just boot to recovery and flash the latest ROM?

    Also, does this ROM have a kernel that supports overclocking?
     
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    CM6 is CyanogenMod, the Froyo/2.2 based ROM you are asking about. Yes, boot to recovery, backup anything from your phone/sd card that you want, wipe data/cache/dalvik/sd-ext or whatever, and flash.

    There is a kernel that supports OC'ing, the stock one is just set @ 690 due to some people having problems booting it up when it's default was 710. Just go on XDA and the CyanogenMod forum, and read read read before doing anything.
     
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    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I just flashed the latest nightly ROM... and it looks like a very modded version of Froyo. This may be normal for all CyanogenMod ROMs - I dont know because I've never had one before.

    But is there any other Froyo ROM that looks more stock? Like as close to the Official Froyo ROM as possible, and still very stable?
     
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    It's a distribution built around Froyo. I'd say ditch ADW Launcher (I know some people like it, but it's just laggy to me), install Launcherpro, and change the dock appearance to "Froyo wide". Looks enough like vanilla/Froyo to me..

    There is a vanilla/stock themed Froyo ROM, but it's based off the CM6 source, and not updated as often, so it's kind of pointless, ha.
     
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    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I tried that, I could not even find the Android Market on that ROM. I looked in the App drawer, no Android Market.
     
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    You have to flash the Google Apps (known as Gapps or "Google Shits") zip from recovery, due to copywrites and whatnot, AOSP roms cannot include them.
     
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    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Where can I download that? EDIT: Nvm, found it.

    Now, whenever a new nightly update comes out, I can just flash that over my existing ROM without losing any contacts, apps, customizations, etc?
     
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    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I apologize, but I am still quite a root noob. I had nfinite's stock deodexed ROM running, but wanted to try out Froyo after hearing good things about it.

    What is the best kernel to flash with the nightly CM6 Froyo ROMs to allow overclocking via SetCPU?

    I tried reading about it in the forums, but all the Kernel threads get quite confusing... thanks in advance
     
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    This is basically the kernel thread to go to if youre running CM6:

    [Kernel] UncappedKernel for CM6 {GPL} - xda-developers

    The Stable Kernel releases are definitely what you want, especially for a self-proclaimed root noob, ha (at least you weren't afraid to do so, as it seems some people on the internet are for some reason?). Stable #8 is obviously the newest one, and runs great for me, but few have reported GPS issues with it, so if that happens to you, try #7, as that definitely doesn't have any of said issues (though it seems like they are cleared up by actually allowing GPS to get a lock on the signal, but I have yet to experience any problems).
     
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    Cm6 is overclocked to 691mhz by default so there is no need to run setcpu.
     
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    Unless you want to push it to 710 or higher, and setup the different profiles. Personally, after starting to use CM6, I just run the battery tweak, use the default 690 setting, and enjoy (plus with battery tweak, you can set the max higher, but it only runs at the speed when plugged in I believe, when on battery it goes back to 690).
     
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    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Correct, in case I want to up the cpu speed higher.

    Also I have noticed some things I was wondering about...
    1) Is the music app not the Stock Android music app? It seems sort of... modded in some way. If so, how could I get the stock Android music app?
    2) Is there a way to get music controls on the lockscreen?
     
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    1) Pretty sure it's either the stock 2.2 music app, or is basically a port of the Better Music Mod (or simply Music Mod, having a brainfart, heh), which is essentially a modded stock 2.2 player. Dunno if you could push the 2.1 player, but I never tried or looked into it.

    2) Go to Settings, Cyanogen Settings, Input Settings, and check Lockscreen music control
     
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    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you so much for walking me through the CM6 Froyo ROM, I truly appreciate it. Unfortunately I think I will be going back to SenseUI...

    I really like the CM6 Froyo's fast speed and good performance, but there are some key features missing that I just cant go without.

    The most important of which is lockscreen SMS preview. Whenever I get an SMS, I need something on the lockscreen that tells me who sent it, and a preview of what the message is, that will not go away until I unlock the phone. This is available in SenseUI (underneath the lockscreen arc) and on the iPhone via a popup bubble. I have tried apps like SMSPopup, and the feature in Handcent and ChompSMS, but all of those show the popup behind the lockscreen, and go away after the initial popup, even if I never unlock the phone.
     
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    Handcent should have the pop up in front of the lockscreen, no issues here using Handcent
     
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    Yeah, that's odd, Handcent popup definitely comes up in front of the lockscreen, have never seen it do that before.
     
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    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Its weird. I have the option on Handcent checked for showing popup over the lockscreen. However, whenever I recieve an SMS, this is what happens in order:

    Screen turns on, lockscreen unlocks, goes to my homescreen, shows popup, I tap something on the popup, returns to lockscreen and makes me slide to unlock.
     
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    i've been downloading the nightly's and they seem to be improving, but to be honest, i have no clue what the changes are. is there a link to see the updates from each nightly?
     
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    No changelog with the nightlies
     
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    toomuchgame441 Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna see if I can stay on a current nightly for a few days
     

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