Root [ROM] v0.0.1 Shadow-ROM beta for Droid 1. never before seen features!! Super Fast! (CM6 Source)

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  1. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member
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    Since the rest of you are asleep at the wheel, here is another new one ;)
    **Not My ROM - credit to INSANENEIVIESIS for the ROM**
    OP

    I am going to try it for the day, or just a little. I hope it's worth it.

    Change Log:
    Synced with CM6 final source.
    highly modified CMParts app adding spare parts, overclocking support, boot animation switcher and more
    added back 5 screen, 3d Launcher2 from Insanely Clean v1.3 and ditched adw support(get it from the market)
    added a 3 way volume slider(sound on, off, vibrate)
    added silent to the volume menu when using the volume buttons
    added pl3x lwp's
    custom first boot, boot animation
    fixed bugs with dalvik from cm6
    added black bar default with the option to make the bar anycolor(credit to CyanogenMod and billygalbreath)
    added sounds from droid and droid x from Insanely Clean
    compiled from cm source for a clean build

    more to come in v0.0.1 final so stay tuned.

    themes in the works-
    Insanely Clean theme
    Smoked Glass from Adamz
    and black bar


    What is ShadowROM?
    it is a rom based off of CyanogenMod Source code. this rom combines the best parts of Insanely Clean v1.3, pl3x v3.0.0, and CM6. you will notice that this ROM has a whole different feel from Cyanogen. we simply wanted to provide the best parts of CM like the On the fly theming, init scripts, a solid base and organized Source Code mangement. we wanted to make this rom the best it can be and this is only the start. this is a small taste of what is to come. I hope everyone enjoys this ROM as much as my self and billy have enjoyed making if for you.



    ***** ROM Review *****

    Review by http://androidforums.com/members/yankeedudel.html
    Intial Setup:
    Interesting boot. First thing you'll notice is that while it's the standard Droid eye, there's the words "First Boot" on top and the statement that this boot will take longer than any subsequent reboots you will make. Overall, it took 2 mins tops.

    Everything was syncing fine and quick for about 15 mins. Then it seemed like it started getting hung up. I got a failed installation message for one app, and then had to cancel and reinstall a few apps. Then it went back to normal. After about 20 mins, I was down to one app left, but it just wouldn't take, nor would it let me cancel to reinstall it. I just ran TiBu and all was well.

    Appearance:
    As the dev and his team so poignantly point out, this is ROM has a stock theme, but there are a few diff theme options. At the time of this post, there's only a small handful, but I imagine more and more themers will be putting it on there list. Still, the options that are available are solid enough that you should find something you can make due with.

    Performance:
    Very nice folks. I stayed on the stock kernel for a full day before I realized I hadn't flashed a diff kernel. The stock kernel doesn't get you the best benchmarks, but the real world performance is def there. Virtually no lag in any aspect of phone performance, be it app function or internet, or multi-tasking. Adding a trusted kernel will only make that experience better.

    Goodies:
    This ROM is based off of the CyanogenMod source code, so you can expect a similar set of extras to be involved. And there are. It takes everything you've come to love from CM, with some added customizations. It would take too long to get to them all, but if you've used CM or Ultimate Droid in the past, you would be very familiar.

    App and System Function:
    I was very pleasantly surprised with my battery life. I've gotten better use on this ROM than any previous 2.2 ROM to date. Actually went about 20 hours of fairly moderate use before it finally went. That included changing themes and a kernel flash. Yes, this was on Slayher's kernel which has been known to drain some batteries due to the incredible performance. And everyone will be pleased to know that the battery stayed cool the whole time.

    Great up to this point, right? Well, there are some hiccups. Firstly, there's the wallpaper bug that CM6 had. That's if you try to change it, it goes to it's stock wallpaper. Restarting LauncherPro will give you your wallpaper, but you'll still have it on your lock screen. After awhile, though, my lock screen is the same as my set wallpaper.

    Then there's the FCs. Quite a few FCs, actually. Mostly LauncherPro, and perhaps that's where I read about them not supporting it. It happened pretty often. Also, I got more than a few "Android System needs to Force Close". That's pretty unsettling.

    That being said, all apps seemed to work with no issue, including known perpetrators, GPS, WiFi, and the Market.

    Overview:
    Very solid first go from a new dev. This is a rare combo that I think we were all looking for, CM goodies, UD extras, Bugless Beast speed, and pretty great battery life. But there are def some bugs that need to be addressed that will detract from the overall body of work. If they can iron out those issues without sacrificing all that make this ROM beautiful, then it's my opinion that we'll see the best ROM available. But until then...

    Rating:
    3 out of 5 stars
     

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  2. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Well-Known Member
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    I'll put this in my queue. lol
     
  3. OMJ

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    Im going to give this a shot later. Im actually surprised there are not more roms that build off CM source like this. Its a much more feature packed base than aosp is.
     
  4. triplecrown

    triplecrown Well-Known Member
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    I'm surprised as well. I used to love Jrummy's remixes of CM. They always ran really well being CM and had other's tastes added to them.
     
  5. tfleming23

    tfleming23 Well-Known Member
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    Let us know your thoughts on it. I am interested to try it. I love the CM6 settings for different LED's for different notifications. I know it is a stupid thing to become attached too, but I am in love.
     
  6. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member
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    Aww man, if I ever made a ROM I was planning on calling it Shadow! :(

    I like that 3-way volume slider feature though! 2.2 took that away from us for some reason.
     
  7. mtbhk44

    mtbhk44 Well-Known Member
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    This thing is awesome.

    Someone with skills please theme it - REVOlution in particular :)
     
  8. VIO

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    Awesome, I was very pleased with insanely clean 1.3v and equally upset when the rom was "discontinued" INSANENEIVIESIS does very good work and really should have a larger following.

    As an aside I guess that lull in Rom releases is over geeze, time to crank up the ol' review machine again...
     
  9. vincentp

    vincentp Well-Known Member
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    Can anyone confirm that this is indeed fast? I've gotten to the point where I just flat out won't try any new CM ROMs because they're always so much slower than everything else.
     
  10. VIO

    VIO Well-Known Member
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    I'm also a bit iffy on the whole cm based thing and speed. but I can say from experience that this guys previous roms are all very speedy, so good track record
     
  11. mik3_cl

    mik3_cl Active Member
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    Its pretty fast ................been running for a day now on a slayer kernel (1200) and getting 1498 on quadrant if anybody cares bout benchmarks. Butt so far its snappy and responsive. Lovin it!
     
  12. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member
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    Maybe check another kernel - I was in the low 1600s with the Sapphire P3 1200LV with this ROM.

    Yep, the lull is over - I spoke too soon last week, lol.
     
  13. burntorangefan

    burntorangefan Well-Known Member
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    I ran this ROM for a couple of days last week and it ran really well. I like that they build off CM code, and wonder why others don't do the same. The one holdback from me embracing the ROM is the lack of theme options. Hopefully some of the guys whose themes I really like will port over to Shadow, because I thought it was the best combination of speed and customization.

    To VIO's point above, I've been bouncing back and forth between CM 6 and Liquid's 1.6 in the last week and while Liquid is about as fast as any ROM out there, CM 6 isn't that far behind. I don't have any experience with other versions, but it's not as slow as some have indicated, at least not on my phone. But as I said above, with the right theme options, Shadow might be my favorite combo of them all.
     
  14. digdug1

    digdug1 Well-Known Member
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    while i havent tried this rom, i am running cm6 and loving it! this rom comes second overall in speed falling slightly behind liquid,but it runs so much cooler! also cm6 gives me the best battery life to date :)
     
  15. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member
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    UD8 is still awesome for me. SLowing down a tiny bit so I am going to try this one.
    I was on Liquid today but I am disappointed in the lack of settings, so I am going to try this today.
    Hopefully it';s nice.

    Anyone know if CM6 themes will work?
     
  16. burntorangefan

    burntorangefan Well-Known Member
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    No idea if the CM themes work, but if they do PLEASE POST because I'd probably come back...I love Liquid's theme for speed, but I completely agree about the options. It would be nice to see more customizations, but for now it looks like that's not LFY's bag.
     
  17. tfleming23

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    What I don't understand is how they based off of CM source but removed some of the CM options. For example the LED colors for different programs. Why not keep that in?
     
  18. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Well-Known Member
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    If you go to the link, there's a couple themes if you do some fishing through the comments. I'm not sure any are completed to the extent they're going to be, but all should be working.

    They mentioned that they did not support LauncherPro, which is def a turn off to me.

    I think I'm going to hold off on this until I see a finished product. It sounds pretty good for now, but I don't know how much experience the users giving their opinions have with flashing.
     
  19. Bunsen Honeydew

    Bunsen Honeydew Well-Known Member
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    LP works fine for me.:thinking:
     
  20. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Well-Known Member
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    That's encouraging. I was reading through the comments and the dev said something about not supporting it.
     
  21. NickRo

    NickRo Active Member
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    I'm using LauncherPro as well. I think what didn't support it was one of the themes. They weren't going to put out a themed version of LP but only ADW.

    BTW, they released the final version of this over the weekend, and there are currently 5 themes released for the Droid, the last time I checked. There are also others in the works. This is the thread containing all of the themes, and it is updated pretty quickly when new ones are released.

    I'm enjoying this Rom a lot, it is quick and very smooth. No complaints yet.
     
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  22. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Well-Known Member
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    Since the final release is out, perhaps the OP should be edited to reflect that. Also, I said I would review it once it did, so away we go.
     
  23. anderson620

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  24. Rons

    Rons Well-Known Member
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    This is the best rom out for me ! BUtter Smooth and Quick,,,with all the options too...Try it it better its in the top 3.
     
  25. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Well-Known Member
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    Intial Setup:
    Interesting boot. First thing you'll notice is that while it's the standard Droid eye, there's the words "First Boot" on top and the statement that this boot will take longer than any subsequent reboots you will make. Overall, it took 2 mins tops.

    Everything was syncing fine and quick for about 15 mins. Then it seemed like it started getting hung up. I got a failed installation message for one app, and then had to cancel and reinstall a few apps. Then it went back to normal. After about 20 mins, I was down to one app left, but it just wouldn't take, nor would it let me cancel to reinstall it. I just ran TiBu and all was well.

    Appearance:
    As the dev and his team so poignantly point out, this is ROM has a stock theme, but there are a few diff theme options. At the time of this post, there's only a small handful, but I imagine more and more themers will be putting it on there list. Still, the options that are available are solid enough that you should find something you can make due with.

    Performance:
    Very nice folks. I stayed on the stock kernel for a full day before I realized I hadn't flashed a diff kernel. The stock kernel doesn't get you the best benchmarks, but the real world performance is def there. Virtually no lag in any aspect of phone performance, be it app function or internet, or multi-tasking. Adding a trusted kernel will only make that experience better.

    Goodies:
    This ROM is based off of the CyanogenMod source code, so you can expect a similar set of extras to be involved. And there are. It takes everything you've come to love from CM, with some added customizations. It would take too long to get to them all, but if you've used CM or Ultimate Droid in the past, you would be very familiar.

    App and System Function:
    I was very pleasantly surprised with my battery life. I've gotten better use on this ROM than any previous 2.2 ROM to date. Actually went about 20 hours of fairly moderate use before it finally went. That included changing themes and a kernel flash. Yes, this was on Slayher's kernel which has been known to drain some batteries due to the incredible performance. And everyone will be pleased to know that the battery stayed cool the whole time.

    Great up to this point, right? Well, there are some hiccups. Firstly, there's the wallpaper bug that CM6 had. That's if you try to change it, it goes to it's stock wallpaper. Restarting LauncherPro will give you your wallpaper, but you'll still have it on your lock screen. After awhile, though, my lock screen is the same as my set wallpaper.

    Then there's the FCs. Quite a few FCs, actually. Mostly LauncherPro, and perhaps that's where I read about them not supporting it. It happened pretty often. Also, I got more than a few "Android System needs to Force Close". That's pretty unsettling.

    That being said, all apps seemed to work with no issue, including known perpetrators, GPS, WiFi, and the Market.

    Overview:
    Very solid first go from a new dev. This is a rare combo that I think we were all looking for, CM goodies, UD extras, Bugless Beast speed, and pretty great battery life. But there are def some bugs that need to be addressed that will detract from the overall body of work. If they can iron out those issues without sacrificing all that make this ROM beautiful, then it's my opinion that we'll see the best ROM available. But until then...

    Rating:
    3 out of 5 stars
     
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