Root Please help me decide before I go crazy

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by labnjab, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. labnjab

    labnjab Well-Known Member
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    I have been at this for weeks now. I rooted my droid eris and love that I did, but for the life of me I cannot decide on which rom to use and stick with. I have tried nonsensikal, kaos, tazz, and celb. I just want one where I will have great battery life. I was wondering if I can get some advice on which ones you all think are the best. I know kaos is the most popular or so it seems. I keep going back and forth on this as I type I am flashing nonsensikal 9.0 and probably will switch again later unless I get advice.

    Thank you for any help.
     

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  2. thetingster

    thetingster Well-Known Member
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    LOL, you sound like me. I have finally settled down. I may flash new ROM's just to check them out, but I have settled on xtrROM 4.6
     
  3. erisuser1

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    If battery life is your #1 issue, then pick a ROM with a zanfur kernel (instead of either CFS5 or BFS), and use setCPU with aggressive downclocking (e.g. 19 Mhz min, 160 Mhz max) when the display is off, and a cascade of profiles that reduces the max clock rate as the battery reserve drops. The CFS kernels have exhibited occasional strangeness when using setCPU, and (iirc), I think the same is true of the BFS kernels, so you can not employ the same strategy for preserving battery life with ROMs using those kernels.

    There might be a (Koush "any kernel") flashable .zip with the zanfur kernel lying around somewhere - that would enable you to choose whatever ROM you like first, and then install the zanfur kernel after.

    eu1
     
  4. NPH-

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    i have xtrsense and I absolutely love it!

    great rom, nice stock feel, all around great rom


    try it out if you haven't (try it for at least 2 days)
     
  5. labnjab

    labnjab Well-Known Member
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    ive been debating on trying a 2.1 rom again. I think I may flash one on my phone just to try it.
     
  6. cmotion

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    I would like to throw my two cents in here and also whole-heartedly recommend xtrROM4.6 or xtrSENSE4.6 if you enjoy the Sense launcher. I've been playing with Froyo roms for a while and after going back to xtrROM my phone has never run better. :) Definitely give 2.1 a chance, I feel like with this rom you will be very happy!
     
  7. dansjeep

    dansjeep Active Member
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    I too have been struggling with this.
    Currently playing with XtrSense new 4.6 It's a sweet ROM with lots of features and very configurable.
    Also looking at a nonsensikal 9.0. It's Froyo ROM, so JIT is native.
    I ran some benchmark tests and nonsensikal wins them all, even when I enable JIT on the XtraSense.
    I do need more time to see what fits my lifestyle, so I'm going to set up nonsensikal on my Eris and see how it does for a couple of days, and then do the same for the XtraSense.
    I think these 2 ROMs are the best (certainly the newest without stupid bugs like to LED notification) out there in Eclair and Froyo.
     
  8. doogald

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    That's the smartest thing, really. Just remember that benchmarks only test some things. It's how the phone really works for you that counts.
     

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