I think I got it!!!!!!


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    imola20ae Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK. I have done some research and if any of the experts can chime in and offer any suggestions I thank you in advance.

    I have 2.2 and I am completely stock. I want to root using the xda-developers - View Single Post - [GUIDE] How to root Android 2.2 on the EVO 4G

    method and a couple video walkthroughs that I have watched that back up this method.

    From what I have gathered, once rooted,

    1) I will be able to run some of the various CPU apps to help conserve battery power during standby and overclock when I am using the handset.

    2) I will have SU access and the ability to flash any one of the various ROM's available, however I like the Sense UI.

    I am really more interested in the battery conservation than anything.


    The only questions that I have, is I can still run 2.2 with Sense and still have SU access and the ability to over/underclock at will, right?

    and

    If I run a different ROM, I can use the later steps in the rooting process to reflash 2.2 and go back to just a stock rooted 2.2?

    Like I said, I did a lot of reading and this is what I have gathered.


    Thanks in advance

    Imola20ae
     

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    t0ast3d Well-Known Member

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    1- yes

    2- yes

    3- yes

    4- you can always go back to stock.
     
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    imola20ae Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Toast,
    Thanks bro. As soon as I can back to the house its on.

    I also just got done reading pingpongboss's right up on under/overclocking. DAMN 64 hours!! Thats crazy!!!
     
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    t0ast3d Well-Known Member

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    Battery life?

    Damn, that's crazy.


    Mind posting a link to the thread?
     
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    imola20ae Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I can get 64hrs by not using my phone by then again what's he point of having such an awesome phone if u r not gonna use it. Most of the people getting this massive battery life they barely use the phone. Real phone usage moderate-heavy I get anywhere between 10-24hrs.
     
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    imola20ae Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    BBuser that sound a lot more realistic. What setup are you running?
     
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    exBBuser Well-Known Member

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    CM6 with his snap8.1nHavs825 which I just flashed. Before I had the same ROM with his snap7.4havs825, I always leave my phone unplugged overnight so that's about 8hrs idling then go to work,text,web browsing(lots of it),phone calls and will still make it home with 50% after being unplugged for about 11hrs.
     
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    imola20ae Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    The snapxxxxxxx is the kernel right? See that's battery conservation that I want but really like using sense (if I said that correctly) . I should be able to get similar results rooted with a CPU app, ya think?
     
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    If you like Sense the u should go with Fresh or any other Sense ROM and Netarchys or Kings Kernel,they both proven perform good while saving battery.

    Must of the tweaks to save battery life are in the Kernel, setcpu will help to as u can set different profiles as ur battery gets lower u can lower ur CPU frequency which leads to better battery life,screen of profiles and more.
     
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    t0ast3d Well-Known Member

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    My battery can handle most/all peoples use. 24+ hours.
     
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    imola20ae Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the info BB, I was originally just gonna use 2.2 rooted and start with setcpu. But I may as well try out some of the roms.
     
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    U can use ur stock 2.2 rooted and flash any of the Kernels I mentioned and then isntall setcpu and set ur profiles.
     
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    imola20ae Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I can mix and match roms and kernels. Got it. To be honest the "kernel" thing kind of intimidated me. But Im good now.
     
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    Most kernels will work with the majority of the ROMs that r out there except from CM6 that only works with snap Kernels.
     
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    imola20ae Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    That real good to know. Thanks
     
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    imola20ae Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    So essentially people use what roms for their looks and used interface. So cm6 looka one way and fresh or baked snack look another and the only graphics change the user can change ia the boot animation?
     
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    It's a complete preference thing. Some roms have features that others don't. For instance, Fresh has Sense UI and CM6 is completely Senseless, but both are based off of the 2.2 software.
     
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    IMO CM6 is more than a Senseless ROM, is a bad boy build from the ground up not just a stock modified ROM like most of the ones flying around.
     
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    imola20ae Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I just read this ht
    tp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=729367

    Does this mean that I have to reinstall wimax and all of the radio software too?
     
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    I, for one, have liked this rom (CM6) the best out of the four I've tried. From what I've read and seen, it's more of a collaboration of numerous devs...so it has a little bit of everything from everywhere, but it runs soooo smoothly. I haven't flashed the custom kernal yet, but I'm thinking that's next on my list. Need to learn a few more things before I dig that deep, but it's definitely tempting.
     
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    imola20ae Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    now I'm confused what I thought was "sense" isn't what I thought it was. What exactly is the sense UI? Forgive my confusion.
     
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    imola20ae Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    How is your battery life with cm6?
     
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    I can't really explain what "sense" is, maybe someone else can do it better. To me, it's the animated things that came with the evo (Friendstream, The clock with the weather animations, the bubblestyle dialer, most of the widgets, etc.). In my opinion, a rom without sense is more "clean cut". Less about animations, more about functionality. It's more of a straight up Android software, if that makes sense.

    My battery life with CM6 has been great. I'm not a super big phone user, but I do the typical web search, watch a few videos, talk for about two hours, and text throughout the day (50-100). My battery is at 26% remaining and has been unplugged for 17h 12m 31s. I don't consider myself a heavy user...more of a moderate.
     
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    imola20ae Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Rsw thanks for the info. That is pretty much what i thought. I would be very happy with battery times like yours. I think I'm going to start out with 2.2 rooted with a cpu app and see what that gets me first. Then work in to different kernels then on to different roms.
    Thanks again.
     

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