Root [ROM][8/19/2010] xtrROM4.0.6.1 [apps2sd,jit,lwp,oc,flash10]-Vanilla that embraces HTC

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  1. KarateExplosion6

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  2. mrw5641

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    loving the rom speed, but where is the phone button??? you have to add it to your home screen taking up more space... thats my only beef with this rom, other than that its flawless so far
     
  3. Frisco

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    At the bottom, left of your device is a real phone button. No screen phone button needed. :D

    [​IMG]

    I know, some like the phone button on the screen, too. Just funnin' ya.
     
  4. mikey517

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    Frisco, have you given 4.0.6.1 a test spin yet? I know you committed to a test of another ROM, I was just wondering if the upgrade over 3.03 is worth it. My 3.03 is running so well, not overclocked or JIT, but wondering if there are any other tweaks or benefits to an upgrade?

    Regards / Mike
     
  5. mrhomiec

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    ^ i'm wondering too if it's worth updating. i'm not for one who
    would use all the new features. i don't care for Flash, apps2sd,
    cache2sd, or jit.
     
  6. Praetorian

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    If you add Launcherpro it will provde a dockbark with the app drawer, phone, messenager, contacts, and browser...Its completely customizable.
     
  7. Podivin

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    The Eris has a hardware phone button, just push the green (left hand) button on your phone and the dialer app comes up. ANY phone button on you home screen (including the big green one that the phones originally had) is just a waste of real estate.
     
  8. Frisco

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    I had to wipe the Kaos ROM out of my device and restore 3.0.3 this morning. The overall "heavy" feel of it, despite its relative menu quickness, etc was grating to me, plus several days of using v30 was plenty of time to get a feel for what it's all about.

    I guess xtrROM 3.0.3 has me spoiled.

    As soon as I fired up my xtrROM, a smile came to my face.

    As far as the later versions of xtrROM go, I've had the beta in there for a while.. it seemed ok but not a step forward for my experience.. and that's because, in my opinion, there is nothing to step forward to from the 3.0.3 ROM as it is.

    But that's just me. ;)

    Sorry to sound like a broken record, but I think the 3.0.3 is the best ROM to come about since this whole Eris rooting thing began months ago.

    2.2 ROMs have evolved and become less full of "known issues," etc, plus they're becoming more usable as far as apps out there, etc. I think that Froyo folks who are committed to leaving 2.1 behind them, should feel pretty good about what's happening with development of their chosen OS.
     
  9. mrw5641

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    update... the best rom I have had, and I have been thru quite a few. Couldnt be happier, it is smooth to the S
     
  10. emerica243

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    Not sure what happened here, any ideas?

    edit: seems it happened when i flashed the vanilla lockscreen in another thread
     

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  11. mikey517

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    Well, I took the plunge and updated to 4.0.6.1. Did the whole nine yards; Nand backup, copied SD card to Mac, wipe (both), partitioned, copied card files back, flashed 4.0.6.1, ran scripts for app2sd and cache2sd.

    Loaded all my programs back using Astro, restored my setup using Launcher Pro, and set up my email accounts.

    Now I figure everything is the same as it was in 3.0.3...except for the OS version and running the apps and cache from the SD card.

    I don't plan on adding any more apps during this test. I remember reading that it takes a bit for the ROMS to settle in, so I'm gonna give it awhile.

    I will say that on first blush, it does seem a wee bit "jerky"...but not by too much.

    Could be that my 3.0.3 was running so smooth....it was almost hard to believe....

    Anyway.....
     
  12. LuvArabians

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    It has almost doubled my battery life! I was lucky to get 7 hours and after installing the latest version of xtrRom it's been 12 hours and I still have 35% left!
     
  13. manderle

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    I swapped from 3.0.3 to 4.0.6.1 and my battery life goes almost 48 hours of non-intense use. I read, check e-mail, make a few calls, check the news via internet, etc. I went camping this weekend and started Sat morning with 99% and came home with 67%. Only turned off mobile network at night during sleeping.
     
  14. EricAtUNC

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    I actually thought 4.0.6.1 was a bit snappier than 3.0.3 for me (using Launcher Pro Plus). I'm trying out Kaos v30 now and I don't know how much longer I can use it, but will give it its fair shot.
     
  15. mikey517

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    This is a really nice ROM. Very stable and just as smooth and "snappy" running at 528/245 as 3.0.3 was. NOTE** I did learn something - unless you check "SET AT BOOT" on the setCPU home screen, this ROM runs at 710. I should have known that, but I didn't and it ran that way for one day.

    What I did: I charged the phone to full, shut down and re-started while plugged in, then disconnected at 9:30 AM yesterday (Monday). (That's when the CPU started running at 710, it's default)

    Via Settings > Applications> Running Services, I shut down GTalk & Obex. Moderate usage throughout the day; phone calls, couple of emails sent/received, internet, etc. At around 7:00 PM, I realized the SetCPU settings were wrong and set profiles to 528/245, Temp 40c, 480/245, Screen Off 245/245. Moderate use the rest of the night.

    At 7:00 AM today (Tuesday), battery was at 60%. At 12:30PM, after phone calls, texts and several emails, battery hit 26% and I needed to change it as I was expecting several calls.

    That was the best battery life I ever had.

    I am happy to have the stock keyboard back - I missed the hide keyboard key. And these old eyes seem to read the bright keys easier. I'm not sure the app2SD and cache2SD have made a difference. Sometimes I almost think there is a slight "pause" when opening an app like aCar or Twidroid, but that could just be me.......

    This wil probably stay on my phone for awhile......
     
  16. droidhiker

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    I gave 4.0.6.1 a try but went back to 3.0.3. I was getting terrible battery life out of 4 with no usage and I am not really sure why. I went through all the normal culprits but wasn't too concerned. I have 3.0.3 running perfectly with absolutely no issues so I am still sticking with that version and am happy.

    Edit: Google was stuck in a sync loop which is why the batt was draining so fast. Still sticking with 3.0.3 just because it is super fast and I have had no issues with it so far.
     
  17. taterdiditoo

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    O-H-I-O!!!
    quick question, if i already have A2SD, do i need to partition my card again? i would be going to this xtrROM from TaintedTenzo2.1.
     
  18. Hypo Luxa

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    I went with 4.0.6.1 and I gotta say it's pretty damn sick! It's really fast. I was getting a tiny bit of lag on 3.0.3, but nothing on this one. I am not using app2sd and did not turn jit on, but I am using the default 710 since it will sleep at 245, I should get ok battery life. The one thing I did add was AutoKiller just to make sure things are being closed.

    Hopefully the battery life is about the same as 3.0.3 was!
     
  19. doogald

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    No, but I have to say that I tried to install xtrROM over another ROM with data in the ext partition and it got stuck in a boot loop. I think that you should wipe ext as well as the other wipes when you install. You'll find your apps in the market when you login the first time with your google account (just do not leave the market until you reinstall all of the apps that you want, or your free ones will not reappear), or buy a copy of Titanium Backup, backup all of your user apps, and then you can restore them all (with market links) after you install xtr. (Also, in settings->more, Titanium has an option to create a flashable .zip file so you can flash install Titanium from Recovery after you get a2sd set up.)
     
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  20. thetomlin2

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    No, once your partitioned you dont need to do it again
     
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  21. doogald

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    For a long time, xtrROM was my ROM of choice, but a couple of weeks ago, I decided to try out Kaos Froyo again, just through the weekend. Well, by the end of the weekend, Zach had xtrROM4 in beta, so I decided to wait until it was final, and this morning I finally got to backing up KF, moving my Titanium Backup to my partitioned SD card, wiped my phone and installed xtrROM 4.0.6.1 from scratch.

    There are a few things that I had to do, though:

    - Zach seems to have baked in an autokiller profile that is very aggressive, to the point where my phone was acting essentially like an iPhone - once I went home from an app, it immediately went into inactive, cached status. I had to install Autokiller and set it to the "Optimum" preset to get my phone to work the way that I wanted.

    - there is a popular thread suggesting that you run your Froyo ROM with a screen off profile with a minimum set to 19.2. I've been trying that with xtrROM, and I don't think that this ROM will run well at that minimum speed. My phone will wake from a phone call on the third ring (it's on the second with Kaos Froyo), and I have noticed that it will not reconnect to my home WiFi router when I return home until the phone's screen turns on. I'm going to try 122.8 as a minimum for a while.

    Otherwise, it's going to be hard to choose between these two. I like some things in the HTC frameworks more (the dialer, the calendar, for example), I like some things vanilla more (contacts, messenger, the status bar), I like the enhanced gmail functionality in Froyo. And I really like the fact that in Froyo, when I have missed a notification that flashes the trackball, it will continue flashing. For reasons I cannot fathom, the HTC frameworks will only flash the LED or the trackball for a limited amount of time (or, at least that happens on my phone.) Also, I greatly prefer the trackball flash over the LED flash - it's far easier to see.

    So, I'm on xtrROM at least through Sunday, and, if it goes well, probably until late next week at the earliest. I do have this strange feeling that I will settle on a froyo build as a favorite, though.
     
  22. taterdiditoo

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    O-H-I-O!!!
    well, been running this ROM for 24 hours now, and it's exactly what i have been looking for. i would definitely recommend this ROM to anyone looking for a 'stock' ROM, but not necessarily with Sense. runs flawlessly...at least for me :)
     
  23. WormDoes

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    Question to anyone who's flashed this ROM. Do you have to flash a google apps zip or run a gscript to get your gmail account to sync? I flashed this and rebooted and have been running this for about 20 minutes and everytime I try to set up my gmail account it keeps saying there's not a "reliable data connection to the server". I want to stay with this ROM as It's my first time trying a ROM and it seems super fast already but If I can't sync my gmail account I can't use it. Any help or insight is greatly appreciated, thank you


    I tried to a few more times after posting this and it finally synced. Really liking this ROM so far
     
  24. manderle

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    Try a second reboot. I initially had the same issue but a simple power down and back on took care of that.
     
  25. Nick021

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    Ok for me i went back to this ROM simply because kaosfroyo was lagging so bad, i couldnt deal with it anymore. So i went back to the first one i started out in the root world with and its so much faster compared to the v30 i was running. But my question is, how do you get all of the above listed stuff? such as droid x keyboard, LWP, and what have you? and reading stuff in the gscript which one to pick to run, makes me dizzy lol, im not sure what is what, what i should run and not run. anyone care to help?
     

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