Pete's new rom.


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  1. blackfly

    blackfly Member This Topic's Starter

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    Has anyone installed Pete's new rom? I just put UD on this past weekend and of course right when I start really liking it Pete releases his new one. Any thoughts?
     

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  2. jxker

    jxker Well-Known Member

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    I installed it and love it, though I am prejudiced as the bbv.4 was the only rom I have been running for a long eriod of time though I have tried others they all seemed to lack in comparison
     
  3. nightelvesreasy

    nightelvesreasy Well-Known Member

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    just installed it, and so far loving it, not that I have alot to compare to, went from BB 0.4 to liquid frozen yogurt, and now on BB 0.5, but so far, loving it
     
  4. istolvampire

    istolvampire Well-Known Member

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    Running smooth for me. Thanks Pete. It was a long wait but I am glad I did so far.
     
  5. JTforPink

    JTforPink Well-Known Member

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    This will be my first ROM change. 0.4 to 0.5. Will I have to reflash kernels and fonts as well?
     
  6. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

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    Yes. You MUST WIPE data/cache when upgrading from 0.4 to 0.5, as it does different things with the built-in apps.

    Once you've flashed it and booted up, DO NOT TOUCH your Droid until it reboots itself! It is doing some internal stuff and must be left alone. It will reboot itself within a few minutes.
     
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  7. mbgrayson

    mbgrayson New Member

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    I have used several versions of Bugless Beast, and this is the best so far. My WiFi works again, after not being able to use it under .4 Also it seems faster and smoother than ever.

    Also strongly recommend following instructions on Pete's site to the letter.
     
  8. Bramsy

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    Running smooth for me!!

    Very vanilla ROM for anybody interested
     
  9. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    curious that you say this.. is it themed in anyway, or just vanilla FRG22D standard Droid look and feel but with functions added, code streamlined, code improvements, features opened up, etc.

    I am not into themes and such, but love code and engine based improvements and functions being opened up that were once hidden or not stock.

    Please advise on this anyone.
     
  10. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

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    It looks like every other iteration of Bugless Beast. The appearance hasn't changed a bit. I can say this about it though:

    I thought my battery indicator was "stuck" or something until it finally changed. I have been hard-charging this thing with phone calls, texting and constant music since 7 AM. It's now just after 2 PM and I JUST dropped to 60% battery! Either Bugless Beast or my 1.2GHz kernel is doing this... but battery life is spectacular on my Droid.

    Pete has done it again. I don't know how he'll top it but I'm sure he'll find a way :D
     
  11. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    I would not know what "every other iteration of Bugless Beast" looks like. never used it. is it stock looking or themed in some way?
     
  12. barry99705

    barry99705 Well-Known Member

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    Pete does stock images. Though there are usually a half dozen themes available for them.
     
  13. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    so.. his just straight BB looks just like stock FRG22D? No look and feel theme changes (colors, icons, notification bars, etc). Just code/software improvements?


    then.. if you want a new look, you can throw a theme on it. But if you do not do a theme, you just get his code improvements but not real look and feel changes and it "looks" like stock Droid GUI.
     
  14. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

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    I've never themed and have been ROMmed so long I don't know what stock looks like anymore :rolleyes: so I guess my input is useless on this one. Sorry
     
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    jestexman Well-Known Member

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    As far as i can tell the only thing that has changed is the batt status... as far as looks... It flys as far as performance...


    here check it out

    http://androidforums.com/droid-roms/182852-rom-stable-bugless-beast-v0-5-android-2-2-frg22d.html
     
  16. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    thanks.. yeah, that 1 (one) screen shot certainly looks "stock" look and feel other than the battery icon. It looks like you would also have to reinstall your custom kernel if you have one as his would overwrite yours. Maybe I will go post over there to get clarifications.
     
  17. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

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    Here is a screengrab of my home screen:

    CAP2010092317491.jpg

    Is that what you're looking for?
     
  18. blackfly

    blackfly Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just switched from Pete's Bugless Beast V0.4 this past weekend to Ultimate Droid. V0.4 was very stable but my battery drained very quickly. I was using Chevy's 1.1 kernel. I may have to hold off on V0.5 to keep testing out Ultimate Droid. My battery life has been much better Chevy's ultra low volt 1.1 kernel seems to be giving me much better battery life. I also like using ADW launcher previously I was running launcher pro. I like the themes you can add to ADW. Currently I am using the sense theme.
     

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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    sure. it helps. it shows me stock but for the battery icon (and I made my own one of those).

    So yeah, it seems to keep close to stock on looks except maybe these things I have not seen in screenshots...

    Theme: (credit to Pete)
    -Transparent Notification Window
    -Removed background from Launcher button
     
  20. biggdogg

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    I haven't switched from BBv.4 to BBv.5 as of yet. I'm waiting to see how the phone responds to having the apps moved around from the internal storage. There seem to be significant changes in v.5 but one feature you mention is the same , the transparent notification window, which in my opinion is great. I would never want a solid one again. I'm sure ill be switching soon but BBv.4 is great also, I've used for months without a single hiccup, I highly recommend version 4. Simple but satisfying. I'm sure version 5 is even better but ill wait to see the reviews first.
     
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    the removed background from launcher button is seen in that picture, notice the app launcher button no longer has that greyish oval thing over than and the two sidebuttons, also the transparent notification window just allows you to see your BG and such when you pull down the notification compared to that grey thing usually



    This is how mine looks with the evo theme, the notification pane is pretty similar in stock though

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  22. jimkohler3

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    Is BB5 completely equiped for wireless tether or is it necessary to switch to a netfiltered kernel like ChevyNo1. Any recommendations?
     
  23. The_Chief

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    I tested Wireless Tether with BB0.5 stock, before I changed kernels and it worked like a charm. Hope that helps.
     
  24. MicroNix

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    So compared to UD8, what are your thoughts? I ran BB 0.4 for a very long time but UD8 is pretty darn sweet.
     
  25. djembeman

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    What Kernel are you running. My phone was in a boot cycle on Slayers' 1.2 GHz and the CPU got hot really quick on Slayers' 1.1

    I just tried chevyno1 medium voltage 1GHz and it got a little overheated, but would recover with my profiles that would lower the clock speed in SetCPU.

    I guess my next step is to try a low voltage chevyno1 kernel, 1GHz.
    ---update: tried low voltage and phone gets to boot animation (red eye) and reboots. It got to the unlock screen once, but promptly rebooted.--- Maybe the stock BB V0.5 is the way to go for my phone?

    Or should I be to concerned about the heat production?
     

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