Looking for new a ROM. Suggestions?


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  1. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just cleaned up my droid. Wanted to start on a clean slate with a new ROM. What are some new cool roms out as of now? I see lots of them around here and dont know which one to choose?
    a little help?

    Thank in advance!:)

    EDIT: Any great Bugless Beast alternatives?
    I want a change of scenery while i wait for bb v0.5.
     

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  2. Trapper31

    Trapper31 Well-Known Member

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    Try Ultimate Droid 8.0, it is my first go with UD and it is pretty amazing. I think it is the first rom I've used that just works without any annoyances or drawbacks. Nice and quick too.
     
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  3. drudometkin

    drudometkin Well-Known Member

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    Cyanogen 6 has been working great for me.
     
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  4. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

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    As a Bugless Beast fanatic, I have to recommend Ultimate Droid 8. It's more up-to-date than the "old" Bugless Beast 0.4, and is infinitely customizable... right down to the fonts. Super stable and fluid. Everything I've tested works.
     
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    I'm sticking with the plain and simple deodexed FRG22d. I've been using it for a while and I am really happy with it. I do get curious about what other ROMs are like from time to time, so now I'm backing everything up and gonna try out UD 8.
     
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  7. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

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    Backups are VERY important. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the new ROM.
     
  8. muab

    muab Well-Known Member

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    Chief, I keep hearing you talking about how much you are liking UD 8 and I have to admit you are selling me on it.
    Since you were one of the voices that sold me on BB 0.4 and I have had such a positive experience with it, I am thinking about ud 8 now.

    You may recall thought that battery life is pretty much my big beef. I am running the kernel that comes with BB 0.4 and I have seen a modest improvement in battery life over stock 2.2 and I am happy. If I switch ROM's and it gets worse I will be less happy.

    I also MUST be able to conduct wifi tether without headaches as I currently do, and low bug issues would be nice.

    What do you think?


    Cheers


    :)
     
  9. nathan312

    nathan312 Well-Known Member

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    I am running UD 8.0 right now and ....to be honest, I REALLY REALLY like it! I'm not switching till BB 0.5(or whatever number) comes out, IF it comes out lol.

    @Muab- My battery life has been FANTASTIC on UD 8. And I run wifi tether w/o headaches every Tuesday and Thursday in my bio class because there is no wifi in that building. And so far, there have been ZERO bugs for me...

    My 2 cents
     
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  10. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Well-Known Member

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    I've recently reviewed the newest builds of LFY, CM, and UD and I think you're not gonna go wrong with a single one. If you like simplicity and having a lot of theme options, LFY1.6 is the way to go. I think it's very comparable to BB.4, as it's quick and responsive, but doesn't have much in the way of goodies.

    Both CM6 and UD8 are pretty comparable to one another. They're the two most customizable ROMs, and are loaded with tons of extras. I was very pleased to report with both ROMs that they were as fast as the other ROMs out there that tout speed as their strong suit, and are actually faster in some cases.

    If I had to choose one based soley on ROM performance, I'd go with UD8. It's the most customizable, slightly more so than CM (even though CM has a couple features that UD doesn't). Also, I experienced better battery life with UD8. You can go to the threads on each ROM and you can find full reviews for each in the original post to help you decide further.

    Also, keep in mind there's other ROMs like Simply Stunning, LithiumMod, and Sapphire out there worth consideration.
     
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  11. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks you guys!:)

    I guess my Droid doesn't like UD8, because it was slow an choppy even after everything settled. Tried reloading it and everything and it was still laggy. Then I tried CM6... ok, but i just didn't like it. Then I tried Liquid Froyo... <HPV>AWESOME!!!!<HPV> Its smooth as ever! Applied the galaxy s theme and now its perfect. (i have a thing for the galaxy s themes, had it on bbv0.4 too!:))
    I think this will hold me over until bbv0.5 rears it's bugless face.

    Thanks again you guys!:):D
     
  12. bombdog1

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    Simply stunning for me. I have tried LFY and CM6 but keep coming back to Chevy's rom.
     
  13. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I tried simply stunning and that was awesome! i never went back because that's when i was still in the honeymoon stage with BB0.4 and any ROM I went to i always came back.
    But yea, Simply Stunning is... uh... i guess... uh.... eh... SIMPLY STUNNING!:)
     
  14. nathan312

    nathan312 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I was in LOVE with the gala s themes! But now I went with a simplistic text based theme...love it (On UD 8 of course)

    Anyhow, glad you found one you like! It's all personal preference!
     
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    bsems1000 Well-Known Member

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    Good thread here. My first rom was LFY 1.4, then days later 1.5 came out.. Its sweet..although i dont have any other ROM to compare it wit. oc'd to 1.2 slays and watermark'd... temp gets hot occaasionally and phone resets (but not enough to become an issue)

    like what ive heard about UD on this thread. If i perform a backup.. then wipe everything.. and instlal UD.. can I just refresh my backup and ill be right back to LFY 1.6 w/ watermark?
     
  16. YankeeDudeL

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    Yeah, diff Droids like diff ROMs and kernels. Glad you found one that fits you. That's the beauty of the Droid. We can truly make it our own, as we see fit.
     
  17. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

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    I can confirm that Wifi Tether DOES work on UD8. Haven't had luck with BT Voice Dial yet, it's the only thing missing from being what I consider a PERFECT ROM.
     
  18. cyberclaus

    cyberclaus Well-Known Member

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    Ok I just switched to UD8 for the heck of it. OK The_Chief wore me down. ;-P I have to say It IS amazing. It's like they added too much customization because I am like a kid in a candy store. I'm sure this ROM will cause me to get divorced. So much stuff!!!!
    OK my set up. UD8, ChevyNo1 1.1 GHz LV, LauncherPro, and 928 Black glass theme.
    My quadrant scores are consistently lower than with BBV0.4. BB was averaging 1370, and this one is averaging 1290, but seems much snappier, so as with many, I have my doubts about the quadrant scores.
    The customizations I have found that you can make will keep me up for days. I honestly don't know where to start. I was extremely happy with BBV0.4, but the itch got to me to try something else. This change was worth it!!!
    I will run this for the next few days and barring any serious issues, like my phone melting in my hand, I will hit the donate button and throw this/these guys a few of bucks.
    My only concern now is if I am willing to switch to BBV0.5 if/when it's released.
    The only question I have is how to change the font color on the "clear" button in the notification area. It wasn't a problem until I installed blackglass theme.
     
  19. Bramsy

    Bramsy Well-Known Member

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    I have CM6. UD doesn't appeal to me. Some people don't forget.

    CM6 with ADW my phone likey. That and a gimpsta keyboard.
     
  20. MicroNix

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    Speaking of BB 0.5... So in May after getting swept up in all the hype of all the roms just pouring out, I root. I find BB 0.4 eventually and it works best from what I've seen (CM works like crap on my droid). But just after I root and get that, BB goes dark. All other roms are cranking out the latest builds of 2.2 and BB is still way way back. Does anyone have any insight on this? Maybe that's what I get for donating but geez, we're talking MONTHS here! I'm tempted to try UD 8 and see how it is. And why not, right?
     
  21. The_Chief

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    Pete is a college student and has a real life. He is also throwing a lot of his resources toward newer phones. BUT there are beta testers for BB0.5 and a release is just a matter of time. Meanwhile, BB0.4 has become a relic in Android terms... Ultimate Droid 8 MORE that fills the void while we wait for the next Bugless. I am so impressed by UD8 that I'm not really waiting for Pete anymore! When BB0.5 comes out I'll of course flash it... but UD8 will be my backup and the ROM I may just come back to.
     
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  22. dizzlefizzle75

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    I have been using Liquid Frozen Yogurt v1.5 and Slayher 1.2 ghz kernel and the Galaxy S theme. I havent had many issues with it except for the market force closes sometimes but the CPU stays cool about 87.7 Consistent bench marks between 1490 and 1546 and it is fast!!!!

    Please Thank me if this was helpful.
     
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  23. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    even though i already made up my mind and settled down with liquid froyo 1.6 (earlier posts), i'll still thank you for your suggestion.
     
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  24. thaDroidz

    thaDroidz Well-Known Member

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    LFY 1.4 was my first ROM..
    1.41 my second
    1.5 my third
    v1.6 now....
    haven't had any reason to go try anything else..:cool:
     
  25. bombdog1

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    All the talk about UD8 made me give it a try. It is a spectacular Tom with as much customization a person could want. I love simply stunning but will be on UD8 for a while, a very long while.

    UD8/928black glass theme
    Chevy's ulv1.2 kernal
    priceless
     

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