Last Updated: Aug 27,2010
This topic has strayed from what I originally wanted to know.
The modaco r8 Rom is still custom but its so close to stock. Stable and faster
Thanks, installing now.
LeeDroid 1.9a is my personal fave
Well I've spent the best part of today trying different roms and to be honest not found anything wonderful that would draw me away from stock 2.2.
Currently in the process of unrooting my phone and putting the final touches back in.
You didn't ask for wonderful. You asked for basic. There are so many things you can sdo with a rooted Rom. Unrooting is such a waste.
I'd tried a lot of roms before i came here and asked for a basic one, just really didn't see the point in the end.
I agree with you there m8, no way i would voluntarily go back to unrooted i enjoy the freedom too much.
Well with root access you can have a ROM that is faster and more stable that the stock one, allowing other people to fix bugs that google and HTC don't fix.
But of course its not all about the roms. You can back up your entire phone, like your pc and restore it exactly as it was, even if it was wiped. You can control CPU speeds to give further performance increases without wasting additional battery power or run it slower to save lots of battery.
You can control applications at start up and prevent them from doing some of the things they want to do. You can even update the radio to newer versions to get better network signal.
You can uninstall apps you don't want that are pre-installed on the ROM
Once you have this (and everything else at your fingertips) and allow the time to explore the posibilities, unrooting just doesn't make sense. You could have always got a rooted stock rom, then had the option to utilise it when you knew what it was you actually had.
This is very true & all valid points m8, i prefer the rooted roms for the same reasons.
More flexibility & the video frame rates appear improved with the hd format.
The idea of all these fancy roms was good to start with but once installed didn't seem that great.
I tried various 2.2 stock roms but all of them were changed in some way that I didn't like. Also A2SD never seemed to work, I partitioned my SD card but nothing would even install on it and actually found my phones memory full up before I had even put my own apps back on.
If someone could link to a very basic rom and a good explanation of how A2SD is mean't to work (and not just a click move to card which most guides had) it would be appreciated.
I am not using a basic rom myself but the neophyte rom, i got 34 apps installed & i still have 134mb of internal ram available
Well here is the problem. There is A2SD which is on stock. Google implemented it. This is you go into manage applications and move the app (IF the developer has written it that way) to the SD card.
Now A2SD+, which was before googles implementation (originally called Apps2SD) is much better, but only works on rooted ROMS. Many Rooted ROMS have this already installed. You do not move anything to the SD card.
All you have to do is partition teh SD card in a particular way (Create a 512MB EXT3 Partition) and when you install apps, it automaticalyl installs it on teh SD card. Not only that but also the Dalvik Cache for the app (Which A2SD does not), saving yet more space.
Yeah. plus I like not having to have sense. I'm on DeFroSt N1 port, interface is so customisable. I love my Navy blue Status Bar. Its the little things for me...
I think i'll try that leedroid 1.9. I tried a few roms with a2sd (and variants) installed but nothing would go to the sd card and left me with no room at all.
Not tried a non sense rom yet although i know they are faster than the sense ones, still there's still time for me to go that route yet.
Tempted to wait for the full modaco release as thats what the neophyte rom is based on & that is very stable & quick
Use the A2SD+ version. you can install many more apps
I'm a big fan of modaco. I love the online kitchen. Very stable roms too. Not much of a departure though, which is why I am trying this.
To be honest, I'd left sesne for launcher pro anyway. Then I started cooking Modaco roms with sense unselected. In the end, I just took the plunge and went full out black sheep.
I tried DeFrost last week, yes it is quicker than a sense rom, however sense roms are catching up with quadrant scores
The modaco R8 I was on was getting max 1350. If like me, you don't care about sense (I honestly thought I would miss it) then non-sense is a good way to go for now.
Also, with DeFroSt, the 998Mhz Kernel manages to run undervolted, so for the same speed, less battery power.
LeeDroid 1.9a is gettin 1350 maybe a bit more sometimes.
I use it with LauncherPro Plus
To be honest, I'm cheating with an overclock kernel of 1305Mhz, so I'm getting usually over 1700. 1787 max. Someone on XDA reported 1890 or something, but not sure how much I can put my faith in that.
Highest i have got with neophyte 1.7.1 is 1516, although i have seen some people post what looks overly high scores on some roms.
As a rule i normally run one test to settle the phone then take the second reading as a true measure.
Ah no, I always keep going and base it on the maximum it is capable of.
With LeeDroid 1.9a i get a fairly constant 1350.I usually run Quadrant 4 times.The first score is always low (about 1190) then the rest come out round about 1350.
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