rubiX Blurry vs Focused


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  1. BankZ

    BankZ Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am new to ROMs and I have played with rubiX Blurry & Focused. I like parts of each but seems like they are both missing stuff. Is there anyway to get everything I want?

    Missing from Blurry:
    - Cool battery icon that shows the %
    - Grouping of like widgets
    - reboot feature

    Missing from Focused
    - Better phone app (landscape!)
    - better contacts app, can see recent FB updates, texts and can link and unlink.
     

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  2. androy

    androy Well-Known Member

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    Try Dialer One for a better phone app.
     
  3. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    Usually what you find missing you can get in the market or on an add-on theme. For example, for a horizontal phone, I use Dialer One. It also had T9 smart dial, which the 2.3.15 does not have. 2.2.1 will, according to Fabolous.
     
  4. BankZ

    BankZ Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    good tip. When someone calls me will it take over?
     
  5. cygnusloop

    cygnusloop Well-Known Member

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    The first time you press the phone button on the dock after installing it, it will pop up a box asking you to select the standard dialer or dialer one, with a checkbox to make it the default action. The default can always be changed under settings>applications.
     
  6. BankZ

    BankZ Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It didn't prompt me. Also when I go into applications the "Clear Defaults" is grayed out.
     
  7. cygnusloop

    cygnusloop Well-Known Member

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    Had you already run the app (from the drawer or the like)? Maybe you have to do that first...
     
  8. javroch

    javroch Well-Known Member

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    Focused can do FB updates and whatnot as well. Just install the Facebook app from the market and it syncs all your FB contacts and such over just as Blur would in Blurry. If you're going with Focused though, you should check out Fission which Focused is based off of. I believe Focused is based off of an older version of Fission unless it's been updated since the most recent release of Fission.
     
  9. BankZ

    BankZ Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    After I installed I ran it and the stock phone.
     
  10. cygnusloop

    cygnusloop Well-Known Member

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    Hmm... dunno. It's always asked me at some point to make it the default.
     
  11. BankZ

    BankZ Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    odd, I even did a uninstall and reinstall.

    I have DX_Fission_2.1.Final.zip download. I will try that also.
     
  12. BankZ

    BankZ Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    when I call someone it asked. But it doesn't stay in landscape when in a call. bummer.
     
  13. bladebarrier

    bladebarrier Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to compare a little bit of 3 ROMs at once, just because two are relatively simliar, and one is very different. I'm not a dev for them, so clearly Drod could give you much more specifics than I can, but here's what I know about Focused, Blurry, and Fission.

    1. All have the majority of bloat removed (depending on what you consider bloat). You can remove most of the rest on your own, if desired. Removing more may cause problems, or may not, and it may or may not make any real difference in performance/speed.

    2. Focused offers some build tweaks, as does Blurry, but Fission does not. Each may or may not have minor voltage or overclocking changes, depending on which build it is (this part is a bit more confusing to someone new, because one build may literally be overclocked, and the next release is not). You just have to read the full info to know, or check it yourself.

    3. I can't speak for Focused with entire certainty, but as far as I know Fission (which Focused is based on) can't run the ad-hoc wireless tethering. I haven't actually tried it on Blurry, only because I really don't ever find myself tethering, but having used all three ROMs a good bit, I would assume the blur required for the ad-hoc tether remains in Blurry. Someone else could confirm that, or I could hop back to my Blurry build and test it, if needed.

    4. Fission tends to have releases more frequently than the other two, and as such each release will likely have more recent bug fixes, and then again, it may have new bugs not present in older builds.

    5. All of the ROMs are plenty fast, in my experience. I run a decent amount of widgets, without going crazy. I also have a live wallpaper, but it's semi-static (Weatherbug Elite). I've found that all of the ROMs, without overclocking, perform just fine. Yes, I suppose Focused and Fission may possibly be faster, and/or have better battery life than Blurry, but battery life has more to do with how much your third party apps are draining the system, and how much you're keeping the screen on. If you're downloading tons of files, playing games, or leaving the screen on constantly in general, you're going to run down the battery fast no matter what. Buy a second battery and toss it in the glove box, if you need. That simple trick doubles your battery life....

    6. All seem quite stable and reliable, in their recent forms. The important thing is really doing the installation correctly. Know what you're doing. SBF properly, and wipe EVERYTHING. Follow the directions exactly, and read through the posts in the release thread, before you start pressing buttons. I've been able to make all three run like crap by constantly switching between 6+ ROMs, and constantly installing new ones, before settling on one. Once I did, and I decided to commit to it, I did a complete factory restore, SBF, wipe, etc, and it (Fission 2.1) worked flawlessly* after.

    *Any ROM, even the stock one, may require an occassional re-boot, or even a battery pull every once in a long while, due to a rogue third party app (which you might consider not using after).

    /Using Fission 2.1 currently, have nandroids of all 3 of them, and think all of them are excellent. If ad-hoc tethering were my goal, or I didn't want to find third party apps to replace parts of blur, I would be back on Blurry. Focused gave me no problems in recent builds, and I'm sure I would be just as happy on that, as I am on Fission, with the exception that Fission updates more frequently.

    I hope that helps,

    -bb
     
  14. bladebarrier

    bladebarrier Well-Known Member

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    I just realized I went into it a bit more in depth than the OP really asked; though part 5 summarizes more of the original question.

    3rd party apps and theming. Simple as that.

    There's not much point in comparing the two ROMs unless you want to get into the nitty gritty, because really, if it's just those simple changes you're looking for, you could even be on a "stock" deodexed ROM and do all of that.
     
  15. BankZ

    BankZ Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Great info! So, is there a theme that could give me battery% on the notification bar?
     
  16. t0adman

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    I'm running the blurless version of RubiX and I just realized the FM Radio app is missing. I couldn't find it in the app store either. Anyone have a link? TIA
     
  17. elbandito

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    I have the odexed ones from my original backup before I started trying roms - if that'll work? PM me if you want those (I'll get you a link). If you know how to deodex apk's off a phone then I'm happy to try that.
     

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