Is D3 development pretty much behind us?

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  1. crackface

    crackface Well-Known Member

    I don't see much in the way of D3 develoment these days. The kexec build from hascode has no working camera which is a feature I use a bit. Are people using that and just getting away with 3rd party app? New Steel Droid? I'm using Eclipse 3.0, and have a few minor issues with it including some GPS issues I gotta see if exist on another rom. Would love to go ICS or JB but not have a slew of issues. Is this near possible now, or expected in the near future?

    I have an upgrade coming in March and might be able to switch if there's not much else for this phone.

    Thx in advance for any advice....

  2. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    I know that Hashcode is still working on kexec ROMs, particularly for the higher-level Moto OMAP phones (Razrs, Bionic, D4), and I trust that he will include the D3 with that as well. I don't know this to be true, and it may take until the time I am upgraded to a new device (sometime this summer for me), but I know that Hashcode is still at it and it doesn't appear that he is giving up.

    In the meantime, my favorite custom ROM for the Droid 3 is relatively new and continues to be developed - Minimoto. It's a light, stock Gingerbread-based ROM that strips out a lot of the Blur junk but still leaves all critical functionality, with the added benefit (in my experience) of better battery life.

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  3. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    Oh, one more ROM. Very much like Gingerbread stock, but this is an Android 2.3.6 stock for the Milestone 3 (the non-US Droid 3) that has none of the Verizon bloatware and some minor differences, including a cooler lockscreen:

    There are versions for Clockwork Mod Recovery, Safestrap, and a deodexed (themable) Safestrap ready version in the first post.

    Yeah, it's not much, but it's nice to be debloated, anyway...

    Also, it works fine as a Verizon phone.
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  4. spottedcatfish

    spottedcatfish Well-Known Member

    I don't think development is done, but I wouldn't expect anything too ground-breaking. This phone is 18 months old and it wasn't on the scene all that long before the Droid 4 eclipsed it. The 512MB of RAM also really hurts.

    That said, I'll also put in a good word for Minimoto and keeping an eye on the work hashcode is doing. Every time I get over to XDA, he has improved Safestrap, and the ability to have multiple ROM slots and a safe system is amazing compared to where we were just a year ago.

    I was on Liberty until development on that died (although it is still a very stable ROM), and I was never really satisfied with any of the flavors of SteelDroid and Maverick. Minimoto is smooth, great battery life, and gives you a nice clean slate to start from.
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  5. crackface

    crackface Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the feedback! I've been using Minimoto for about a week and a half, and I love it. The battery life is significantly better than the previous ROM I was using! I also noticed that so far some GPS issues I was having with old ROM no longer exist. The only thing I haven't figured out yet is wifi tethering, as the wifi tether app from playstore doesn't work on this ROM (I get Verizon page when browsing web on laptop).
  6. themib

    themib Well-Known Member

    there was a
    TBH Tether Patch / Unpatch
    but links seem not to be working,
    you could try posting in that thread, and see if someone will reupload

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