ROM Rating System (RRS) Complete With ROM Rating Index (RRI)


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    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am pleased to announce the first Rating System for custom ROMs is now active and you will soon be seeing some changes to current and future ROM releases in this sub-forum.

    Click here to go straight to the RRI (ROM Rating Index). Or just scroll down :p

    Purpose
    The main purpose of this is quite simple. We want to provide the vast number of rooted Motorola Droid users with easy to understand information that will aid them in the selection of the next custom ROM that they will flash on their device.


    Why the need?
    The desire to have this RRS has been discussed in multiple threads and based on the feedback received, the community wants it ;). Some of us who make it a point to flash every new ROM cannot usually keep up with all of the releases. If you only logged in to this forum once a week, you would usually miss a lot of information. What are the current ROMs available? What separates them from each other? The RRS will make it easier for users to understand the current ROMs available and vital information will be presented in the front of the thread that will give them the "need to know" information.


    How this will work...
    This is a three part system:

    1) Each new release will have a private poll added that will let everyone in the community rate each release. Each poll will be exactly the same and will have the following grading scale:

    5 Star ROM Rating: Elite
    4 Star ROM Rating: Outstanding
    3 Star ROM Rating: Average
    2 Star ROM Rating: Not Ready for Primetime
    1 Star ROM Rating: Not Usable


    2) In addition to a public poll, a panel of carefully chosen community members will provide written, and objective reviews pertaining to each individual ROM Release.

    These individuals will will be referred to as ROM Review Panel Members (ROM Revs ;)). A big thank you goes out to these people who have volunteered their time and efforts to make this a successful program!

    NOTE: Release Candidates/Beta Releases will receive the same public polls and ROM Rev reviews.

    3) Old and new ROMs will be indexed below in the third post of this thread. The information provided for each current ROM release will simply be the ROM's version number and the link to the release thread here on Android Forums.

    No external links will be provided in this thread and we hope that more developers choose to post their own release information here at Android Forums so their ROMs are announced with all applicable installation notes as well as screenshots, extras, donate links ;), etc.

    Old or superseded ROM releases will be indexed with the ROM's version number, the most popular rating in the public poll and the link to the release thread.

    ROM Review Panel Members (as of 7/26/2010)

    - bp328i
    - dmodert66
    - droid_freak
    - emdmao
    - Inssane
    - johnlgalt
    - Kirch21
    - nathan312
    - ronaldramsayii
    - SoDroid
    - ssantan2
    - vincentp
    - VIO
    - wadsface
    - YankeeDudeL
    - yournamepenor

    In addition to the list of ROM Revs, Admins, Moderators, and Guides are welcome to provide their reviews as well.


    In the posts below, you will find procedural information for the ROM Revs and then the ROM indexing system.
     

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    To all current ROM Revs, please stick to to the guidelines below when flashing a new ROM for the purposes of conducting a review.

    If there is a ROM you want to review...go for it! There is no set schedule or quota but remember that we are trying to provide reviews for every ROM out there :D
    We are targeting 3-5 Reviews per ROM (please do not go overboard ;))

    General guidelines:

    - Clockwork and SPRecovery are both supported and using an app like ROM Manager is fine for downloading ROMs to the SD card however, do not install from ROM Manager.
    - You MUST format the Boot, Data, System, and Cache partitions prior to flashing. This ensures that you are starting from a "clean slate". You only need to format each partition once but if you like to format the partitions multiple times (as many of us do) that is fine.
    - Keep the stock kernel until the ROM has settled in and you have had time to evaluate the performance/stability.
    - Make sure that Market Apps and any other user apps are restored (how you would normally configure your phone).
    After the assessment is done using the stock kernel, you can flash any kernels you want to further test the ROM.
    - There is no set time limit for how long a ROM needs to run on your phone but be sure to give the ROM long enough to settle in. Normally, 1-2 days should be sufficient.
    - Reviewers must remain as objective as possible. We are not reviewing the Developer, we are reviewing the ROM itself.

    Reviewing Criteria

    Note: Not all information below needs to be address in every review and you may want to include information that is not listed below. This is to be used as a general guideline but your reviews should not be extremely long. We want to know what you think...

    - Installation (Recoveries supported, market apps syncing, how long did it take to restore apps, length of first boot, random reboots immediately after flashing and prior to first successful boot, issues encountered, etc.)
    - ROM speed and responsiveness with stock kernel
    - ROM speed and responsiveness with other kernels (user defined kernel... 1.0GHz, 1.25GHz, etc)
    - Feature set (custom scripts, full screen browser, etc.)
    - Bugs found...solutions found
    - Availability of themes
    - Theme review if applicable (not too involved...Did everything work as it should have?...fonts, apps themed correctly, any functionality get broken when theme was applied, etc).
    - General observations compared to previous releases, other ROMs, etc.

    Procedures for Posting Reviews

    - Write up your review and post it as you would any comment in that ROM's release thread.
    - PM a Guide to let them know that you have posted your review and provide a link to your post.
    - The Guides will merge these reviews with the first post in the thread (at the bottom after all of the release information).

    Note: Guides - Be sure to use a header like the following to separate the release information from the Review information.

    ***** ROM Reviews *****

    The information here is subject to change. If there are any major procedural changes, all ROM Revs will be notified via PM.

    Thank you all for your help! :D
     
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    Work In Progress...this will be continuously updated as new ROMs are added ;)

    Formatting and Scoring Information
    RRI Format is as follows
    - Developer (link to profile included if available)
    - Current ROM Releases (no scores from public polls)
    - Indexed ROM Releases - superseded or abandoned releases with average public poll score - Rating scale from 1 to 5 (1 being lowest score and 5 being highest score)

    Scoring:
    5 Star ROM Rating: Elite
    4 Star ROM Rating: Outstanding
    3 Star ROM Rating: Average
    2 Star ROM Rating: Not Ready for Primetime
    1 Star ROM Rating: Not Usable
    Note: Only Android 2.2 ROMs active as of 7/26/2010 are included. This index will not be retroactive past that date.

    Alphabetically listing (according to Developer/Team Name)


    928Droid
    Current ROMs
    - 928Droid Black Glass 2.2.FRG01b Deodexed
    Indexed ROMs
    - N/A

    actngrezy
    Current ROMs
    - Project Elite v2
    Indexed ROMs
    - Project Elite v1
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.11
    - 5 (votes - 9) = 45 points
    - 4 (votes - 4) = 16 points
    - 3 (votes - 3) = 9 points
    - 2 (votes - 2) = 4 points
    - 1 (votes - 0) = 0 points

    total points: 74
    total votes: 18

    Average score = 4.11

    billygalbreath
    Current ROMs
    - Pl3x Rom v3.0.0
    Indexed ROMs
    - N/A

    Blackdroid
    Current ROMs
    - Ultimate Droid v1.0.0
    Indexed ROMs
    - Ultimate Droid v8.0
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.40
    - 5 (votes - 79) = 395 points
    - 4 (votes - 24) = 96 points
    - 3 (votes - 7) = 21 points
    - 2 (votes - 3) = 6 points
    - 1 (votes - 6) = 6 points

    total points: 524
    total votes: 119

    Average score = 4.40
    - Ultimate Droid v7.0
    AVG ROM RATING: 3.86
    - 5 (votes - 9) = 45 points
    - 4 (votes - 8) = 32 points
    - 3 (votes - 1) = 3 points
    - 2 (votes - 1) = 2 points
    - 1 (votes - 3) = 3 points

    total points: 85
    total votes: 22

    Average score = 3.86
    - Ultimate Droid v6.0
    AVG ROM RATING: 3.65
    - 5 (votes - 6) = 30 points
    - 4 (votes - 7) = 28 points
    - 3 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 2 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 1 (votes - 4) = 4 points

    total points: 62
    total votes: 17

    Average score = 3.65

    ChevyNo1
    Current ROMs
    - Simply Stunning 4.7
    Indexed ROMs
    - Simply Stunning 4.6
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.32
    - 5 (votes - 19) = 95 points
    - 4 (votes - 6) = 24 points
    - 3 (votes - 4) = 12 points
    - 2 (votes - 1) = 2 points
    - 1 (votes - 1) = 1 points

    total points: 134
    total votes: 31

    Average score = 4.32
    - Simply Stunning 4.5
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.18
    - 5 (votes - 4) = 20 points
    - 4 (votes - 12) = 48 points
    - 3 (votes - 1) = 3 points
    - 2 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 1 (votes - 0) = 0 points

    total points 71
    total votes 17

    Average score = 4.18

    CVPCS/Crystal Clear ROMs
    Current ROMs
    - Sapphire 1.1
    Indexed ROMs
    - Sapphire 1.0
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.46
    - 5 (votes - 23) = 115 points
    - 4 (votes - 15) = 60 points
    - 3 (votes - 2) = 6 points
    - 2 (votes - 1) = 2 points
    - 1 (votes - 0) = 0 points

    total points: 183
    total votes: 41

    Average score = 4.46
    - Sapphire 0.8.4
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.36
    - 5 (votes - 5) = 25 points
    - 4 (votes - 5) = 20 points
    - 3 (votes - 1) = 3 points
    - 2 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 1 (votes - 0) = 0 points

    total points: 48
    total votes: 11

    Average score = 4.36

    CyanogenMod
    Current ROMs
    CyanogenMod 6.0.0
    Indexed ROMs
    - CyanogenMod 6.0.0-RC3
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.34
    - CyanogenMod 6.0.0-RC2
    AVG ROM RATING: 3.97
    - 5 (votes - 15) = 75 points
    - 4 (votes - 38) = 152 points
    - 3 (votes - 9) = 27 points
    - 2 (votes - 1) = 2 points
    - 1 (votes - 2) = 2 points

    total points: 258
    total votes: 65

    Average score = 3.97

    dew912
    Current ROM
    - Smoked Glass ----CHARITY----Themed Rom v10
    Indexed ROMs
    - Smoked Glass ----CHARITY----Themed Rom v9.0
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.92
    - 5 (votes - 26) = 130 points
    - 4 (votes - 2) = 8 points
    - 3 (votes - 3) = 9 points
    - 2 (votes - 2) = 4 points
    - 1 (votes - 0) = 0 points

    total points: 138
    total votes: 28

    Average score = 4.92
    - Smoked Glass ----CHARITY----Themed Rom v8.0
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.72
    - 5 (votes - 23) = 115 points
    - 4 (votes - 4) = 16 points
    - 3 (votes - 2) = 6 points
    - 2 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 1 (votes - 0) = 0 points

    total points: 137
    total votes: 29
    * 2 polls (one in Dev's ROM Section one in Droid ROMs section)

    Average score = 4.72
    - Smoked Glass ----CHARITY----Themed Rom v7.1
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.75
    - 5 (votes - 6) = 30 points
    - 4 (votes - 2) = 8 points
    - 3 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 2 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 1 (votes - 0) = 0 points

    total points: 38
    total votes: 8

    Average score = 4.75
    - Smoked Glass ----CHARITY----Themed Rom v6.0
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.41
    - 5 (votes - 10) = 50 points
    - 4 (votes - 6) = 24 points
    - 3 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 2 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 1 (votes - 1) = 1 points

    total points: 75
    total votes: 17

    Average score = 4.41
    - Smoked Glass ----CHARITY----Themed Rom v5.1
    AVG ROM RATING: 3.70
    - 5 (votes - 1) = 5 points
    - 4 (votes - 7) = 28 points
    - 3 (votes - 1) = 3 points
    - 2 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 1 (votes - 1) = 1 points

    total points: 37
    total votes: 10

    Average score = 3.70

    INSANENEIVIESIS
    Current ROMs
    - Shadow-ROM Beta v0.0.1
    - Insanely Clean v1.3
    Indexed ROMs
    - N/A

    jrummy16
    Current ROMs
    - Lithium Mod V1.0.12
    Indexed ROMs
    - Kangerade V5.0.9
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.25
    - 5 (votes - 7) = 35 points
    - 4 (votes - 16) = 64 points
    - 3 (votes - 1) = 3 points
    - 2 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 1 (votes - 0) = 0 points

    total points: 102
    total votes: 24

    Average score = 4.25

    liquid0624
    Current ROMs
    - LiQuID FroZeN YoGurT v1.6
    Indexed ROMs
    - LiQuID FroZeN YoGurT v1.5
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.29
    - 5 (votes - 48) = 240 points
    - 4 (votes - 20) = 80 points
    - 3 (votes - 3) = 9 points
    - 2 (votes - 5) = 10 points
    - 1 (votes - 4) = 4 points

    total points: 343
    total votes: 80

    Average score = 4.29
    - LiQuID FroZeN YoGurT v1.4
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.72
    - 5 (votes - 70) = 350 points
    - 4 (votes - 13) = 52 points
    - 3 (votes - 2) = 6 points
    - 2 (votes - 1) = 2 points
    - 1 (votes - 1) = 1 points

    total points: 411
    total votes: 87

    Average score = 4.72
    - LiQuID FroZeN YoGurT v1.3
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.62
    - 5 (votes - 28) = 140 points
    - 4 (votes - 6) = 24 points
    - 3 (votes - 2) = 6 points
    - 2 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 1 (votes - 1) = 1 points

    total points: 171
    total votes: 37

    Average score = 4.62
    - LiQuID FroZeN YoGurT v1.2
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.63
    - 5 (votes - 5) = 25 points
    - 4 (votes - 3) = 12 points
    - 3 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 2 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 1 (votes - 0) = 0 points

    total points: 37
    total votes: 8

    Average score = 4.63
    - LiQuID FroZeN YoGurT v1.1
    AVG ROM RATING: 3.33
    - 5 (votes - 1) = 5 points
    - 4 (votes - 3) = 12 points
    - 3 (votes - 3) = 9 points
    - 2 (votes - 2) = 4 points
    - 1 (votes - 0) = 0 points

    total points: 30
    total votes: 9

    peteralfonso
    Current ROMs
    - Bugless Beast v0.5
    - Android 2.2 FRG01B (Clean, Untouched, Virgin)
    - Android 2.2 FRG01B Deodexed
    Indexed ROMs
    - Bugless Beast v0.4
    AVG ROM RATING: 4.54
    - 5 (votes - 80) = 400 points
    - 4 (votes - 60) = 240 points
    - 3 (votes - 3) = 9 points
    - 2 (votes - 0) = 0 points
    - 1 (votes - 0) = 0 points

    total points: 649
    total votes: 143

    Average score = 4.54

    woodyman
    Current ROMs
    - Succulent Desire v7.0
    Indexed ROMs
    - N/A
     
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