Root Rooting killed my enthusiasm for my Desire..Need recommendation!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SolarRain, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. SolarRain

    SolarRain New Member
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    Hi all.

    Hoping that someone can recommend the best course of action for me, since I'm unhappy with my Desire after rooting.

    I'm using Cyanogen 6 RC2, and Launcher Pro. In my opinion, the disadvantages of this far outweigh the advantages compared to stock Froyo. Now, some of the pros of rooting I'd really like to keep, specifically SetCPU..and to be able to use A2SD+ to free up the internal memory (the damn memory has been full since I got the phone a couple of months ago). These 2 things are crucial for me, I only wish HTC would give us these options, then I wouldn't need to root at all, since I don't care too much about the extra customisation.

    The cons I could talk about all day, but some of the worse things are the horrible calendar alternatives to the sense Calendar, which I really miss. I'm using Jorte now and it's a fuggly, messy piece of crap compared to stock. I also miss the text/messaging app from HTC, I guess it was also sense. Also, not knowing which apps I can move to SD is a pain in the neck, often widgets lose functionality etc..argh!

    Everything was just so nice, simple and functional with Froyo.

    I guess what I'm after is quite simple. Something like 2.2 with sense, plus SetCPU and A2SD+, so that I can free up most of the internal memory.

    Is it possible? Can I make my Desire happy again?
     

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  2. tremblingwater

    tremblingwater Well-Known Member
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    I use leedroid's rom. Its got everything you've asked for and more. Its a darn good rom too. :)
     
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  3. DjLukeW

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  4. SolarRain

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    Sounds good! I'll give Leedroid a shot, thanks a lot for your suggestions :)
     
  5. Dudditz

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    Recommend the above, from what seen so far, it's a very good ROM.
     
  6. FelixofMars

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    I am using the Stock 2.2 ROM plus a few rooting tools that is available on XDA . I am sure I would find things like Cyanogen 6 good though I already use Launcher Pro instead of Sense.Advantage of using the Stock ROM is that it should be reliable (not that many of the ROMS from cookers aren't just you know everything should work as is) Disadvantage is that it maybe a little slower and/or use a little more juice.

    I can do anything 'I think' I can do on a modded ROM.
     
  7. SUroot

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    Cyanogen is a Nexus1 port so it has none of the HTC sense (or apps). There are plenty of sense based roms.

    Personally I liked MoDaCo R8.
     
  8. Burrid

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    I too am using modaco r8.
    But deleted all useless stuff I never use (and added some)
     
  9. rx93

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    Another vote for LeeDroid 2.0a
     
  10. d.knight99

    d.knight99 Well-Known Member
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    Had LeeDroid for a day, didn't like it. Seems much slower than the stock 2.2 I came from. Now I'm using a rooted stock ROM and I couldn't be happier with it!
     
  11. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member
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    Can you get A2SD going with it? I partitioned my SDcard and using teppic's stock rooted ROM and not sure if it's actually using the 512MB partition.
     
  12. SolarRain

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    Well, I'll give LeeDroid a go first, will try this tomorrow and see what it's like. Cyanogen seemed nice and fast for me, but I didn't notice a huge difference over unrooted Froyo 2.2.

    I would totally stick with unrooted 2.2, but I just can't live without SetCPU and especially A2SD+.
     
  13. mr.hachi

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    I found leedroid bloated and laggy, I never use a partition on my sd I just use installmodlocation from the market to decide what to do with apps.
     
  14. d.knight99

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    I'm going to have a go at enabling A2SD+ on the stock ROM, I'm in the same boat as you at the moment sookster, my SD card is partitioned but I have no idea whether the ROM is using it. If it isn't I'm going to try and figure how I can make it use it!

    Then I might do a few UI tweaks and stuff but I'm very keen to keep it as close to stock as possible but just try and streamline the nipples off it by removing all the crap I don't want or need. (App sharing, flashlight, FM radio, footprints, friend stream, googlemail, stock news/weather, peep, quick office, stocks & voice recorder.)

    I've written a few programs in C++ before but they've all been VST plug ins for DAWs so this will be a learning curve for me! If I do come up with something decent I'll put it into a guide or just upload the ROM, might be a long process though!
     
  15. zoidy84

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    MoDaCo R8 is a great little ROM with only the slightly wierest thing going on (if you restart the phone any Google app loses its picture if you have created a shortcut, until you run it once and then it comes back)
     
  16. Tunga

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  17. DjLukeW

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    LeeDroid is defo not slow for me. 1360 quadrant.

    Delete any apps you dont want before you flash (using winrar). My phones never been this quick before on a sense rom.

    Obviously no sense roms are quicker
     
  18. sookster54

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    But with a cost of problems, every custom rom I've been reading up on has weird bugs and issues, the stock ones are just that, stock (but usually pre-rooted) and left alone. I think it's because HTC hasn't released the kernel source, the kernel is why most of the custom roms are having some issues- trackball dying, random reboots, wifi sleeping, app FC loop, etc.
     
  19. SUroot

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    Modaco roms are built from official released and leaked stock roms so they have teh kernel. Since you can actually download the roms, I would have thought any developer could extract it.

    That said, the custom kernel I use is much better than the HTC one IMO
     
  20. sookster54

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  21. sookster54

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    Been toying with Darktremor's A2SD on teppic's stock rooted Froyo, a2sd install went through but when booting up the boot animation keeps looping until I adb shell'd in and did a2sd remove, hrm.

    Edit- definitely working, but still 'quietly brilliant" loops on bootup.

    ReEdit- nevermind, seems the boot looping is due to longer loading.
     
  22. kboya

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    (after a long hiatus from this forum--other things took precedence)

    I can heartily recommend Pinky's 1.8 Classic (a stripped down rom with some of the best sense apps included). Used it for a couple of iterations over a few weeks, and it has been sweet. He also has a 1.8 full Sense rom that gets written highly of.

    Am now on Neophyte's 7.6 AuraXTSense rom that is also top shelf stuff. I used some of his earlier roms and they have always been worth it.

    Both are fast, stable and worthwhile, and available on XDA: Desire Android Development - xda-developers
     
  23. anoniemouse

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    Been looking at the AuraTXSense rom myself, got to admit i have been tempted to switch.
    Have used his earlier nextsense roms & am currently using his neophyte 1.7.1 rom at present.
     
  24. kboya

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    yup, all the roms I used by Neophyte have been groovy, this one is no exception...

    However, Pinky's was my fave for some weeks!
     
  25. anoniemouse

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    Only thing i find a pain with changing roms is installing all your apps back, used titanium back up but found you often get things installed you don't want.
    Tend to install all my apps manually when i change roms now.
     
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