Serendipity 4.3


  1. TripsYou

    TripsYou Well-Known Member

    I have been on Cognition for a little while and it was very good. Smooth and fast. I wanted to shake things up a bit so I tried Paragon RC4, holy crap. It was awful, the notification bar was so laggy when you drag it down and the theme and look of it wasn't very nice IMO. I couldn't get my phone to go into download mode either while trying to flash a diffrent ROM the right way. I decided to skip some steps and re-install Cog. It worked luckily and I was able to get to download mode to install a ROM the right way. I decided to give Serendipity a try since reinbeau keeps on stating that it is so good, so I gave it a shot. I love it. It is so smooth and I love how it has a sort of gingerbread theme to it. Everything is smooth and fast and I love it. If you are wondering what ROM to try next and you haven't tried Serendipity. GO FOR IT! You won't regret it.:cool:


    Thanks to reinbeau again!

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  2. mttfrog13

    mttfrog13 Well-Known Member

    I was originally on cognition 3 which was my first rom, thenI tried it serendipity 4.3 and my phone kept freezing up randomly requiring battery pulls so i flashed back to cognition. Even on the very first boot, the laucher froze. I switch to launcher pro and still had a problem. Also the browser lagged up and froze on sites using flash. i don't really know what was going on.
  3. pho real srsly

    pho real srsly New Member

    i dunno about you but i have the latest paragon and it's super fast and smooth for me. no lag when i pull down the notification bar :D
  4. Tristessie

    Tristessie Member

    I'm on Serendipity but I don't know...there's some things I miss from Cognition?

    - Where is voice recorder/video player?
    - What's with these different ringtones?
    - Doesn't quiet call with volume keys
    - Where's Gtalk?
    - Changed all " 's " in my calendar to "." So for ex: Name Lastname's birthday is now Name Lastname. Birthday ?
    - In the stock calendar, to see the info on a day I have to click the following day. So if I want to see Jan 28, I have go into Jan 29.

    Is all of that just me?

    It IS lightning fast though, super impressive. I love taking photos with the power button too. I think I'll switch back on Sunday, if I don't get used to the things listed above.
  5. TripsYou

    TripsYou Well-Known Member

    I actually have had a few problems today. I have some problems with the market and sometimes my phone wont work on headphones?? Wierd, I'm probably going back to Cognition. I just wish Cognition 3.04 wasn't a launcher pro theme. I like the Froyo Style
  6. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Well-Known Member

    you could try firefly, from the dev of phoenix and another that slips my mind. its based off of the canadian froyo like cognition. i tend to like his alittle more. im flashing it tonight
  7. Tristessie

    Tristessie Member

    Hmm, I'm going to try it with headphones to see if I get similar errors. My market is okay as far as I can tell.

    Serendipity also will not acknowledge GoSMS as the default messaging app. Whenever a new message comes in, it reverts to the phone default.

    I guess I'll go back. I'm going to miss the speed on this bad boy.
  8. tysj

    tysj Well-Known Member

    You can make LauncherPro look like the AOSP Froyo dock. There's even a Froyo dock background already included.
  9. boxofcookies

    boxofcookies Member

    You more then likely need to disable vodoo go back to stock then reflash.
  10. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto VIP Member

    I hope you find one that works better for you. I've had no problems other than some phone FCs, that will be fixed with version 5.
  11. TripsYou

    TripsYou Well-Known Member

    I flashed to FireFly. I like it a lot so far
  12. mnemonicj

    mnemonicj Well-Known Member

    I might have to try Firefly. I have Paragon now, but I am getting system hangs without even being overclocked.

    Do you have 2.0.5? I want 2.0.5, but I want to keep the clock in the notification bar.
  13. Endoran

    Endoran Well-Known Member

    1. Mikey has links to frequently used apps such as the recorder and video player in his OP. Just copy and paste into system/app (with the super manager app) or paste them into the .zip in system/app before you flash the rom.

    2. The ringtones are different from stock? I thought he just added new ones in. I've never used stock ringtones. I recommend Zedge!

    3. Hit the power button to quiet a call (your screen WILL go black but it will not reject the call, drag the red finger to reject the call).

    4. Post on the Serendipity thread and ask for gtalk, someone will probably have a .apk for you. **EDIT** Google talk is already in the OP with the other frequently used apps, follow step 1 to install.

    5 & 6. You got me, I don't have either one of those problems. Did it change your google calendar in the cloud as well? I'd post about this bug in the forum, I bet you could just drop in another calendar.apk and that would fix it. Or could be a new bug (at least the 's into .) the day error sounds like a singular problem.

    Serendipity's thread is full of helpful people, if Mikey doesn't personally fix a problem a user will. Or at least try. :)
  14. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto VIP Member

    To add to what Endoran said, I've had no problems with the calendar, I looked at it specifically for what Tristessie reported, and can't duplicate the issue. I also never use the stock calendar, I use Pimlical/A and Pure Calendar Widget.
  15. Tristessie

    Tristessie Member

    Thank you so much Endoran, I'll figure out exactly how to add on those apps (noob alert) as I've gotten so used to them.

    reinbeau, I can't recreate it either. I have 5 calendars, all are fine and well except for "My Calendar" which is where the 's were switched. It's also not letting me edit the entries (if I create a new one is all good) since the edit button disappears. "US Holidays" calendar also doesn't let me edit, but maybe that one has always been like that. I do like Serendipity enough where I'm considering deleting the bdays in "My Calendar" and adding them again.

    A question for anyone who might know...can one take an apk that's specific to a ROM, and install it in a different ROM? For example, I love the music app in Serendipity, could I take that apk and put it in Cognition's system/app folder?
  16. mnemonicj

    mnemonicj Well-Known Member

    I am having the same issue with the stock Calendar on Paragon, so I am thinking it is not a Serendipity issue, but an i9000 ROM issue. I don't mind it though because I don't use My Calendar. I use my Gmail calendar so it is always synced with my Gmail account and I don't lose it if I feel like flashing another ROM. For the same reason I don't store any contacts on the phone contact list.
  17. TripsYou

    TripsYou Well-Known Member

    FireFly is really really smooth. It if very dependable like Cognition. Everyone should give it a go. I'm kinda bouncing around ROM's so I know whats out there to make a good decision.:rolleyes:
  18. mnemonicj

    mnemonicj Well-Known Member

    Reading the posts on XDA forums about Firefly is giving me doubts about flashing it. Everything from the removal of the clock in the notification bar and the modification to get ti back to the inability to record 720p video. Can you record 720p video on your phone with Firefly?
  19. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Well-Known Member

    i didnt even know that was a problem but i cant record in 720, i definitely like this rom though. i dont mind the clock missing though, i kinda like it. i dont use the video recorder much but, but i may try out some others ive been wanting to try just in case one of the opportunities come when i do want to use it. i will probably be back to it though, i like it alot
  20. Shelbster

    Shelbster Guest

    I'm using firefly too. The 720p recording issue has a simple solution. Apparently the kernel that comes with firefly 2.0.5 does not support 720p. All you have to do is flash the speedmod k12s kernel and you are good to go. I tried it myself and it worked with no issues.
  21. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto VIP Member

  22. mnemonicj

    mnemonicj Well-Known Member

    Yeah, now how accurate is your GPS? Some people have been posting that they flashed Firefly 2.0.5 and then flashed the speedmod K12 kernel and now their GPS won't lock. So the recommendation is to flash a different modem. This seems like too much work, especially for a ROM that might be updated a couple times a month.
  23. Shelbster

    Shelbster Guest

    My gps locked quickly but was not accurate. I'll have to check out xda for a different kernel.
  24. TripsYou

    TripsYou Well-Known Member

    I tried to install Cezar's Rom yesterday and OMG. My phone bricked. Got stuck on the Samsung screen. Odin would find it. I tried every button method a ton of times and nothing ever worked. I ended up having to make my own JIG with a motorola usb and 3 resistors. It was a long shot and it was very complicated. I had to stip the usb to the cords and connect them to the resistors. It worked though and forced my phone into download mode. I am back to Cognition for now until I can face my fears to try other ROMs lol. I seriously almost lost my phone. I am in college and pay for it barely. I have no money for a new phone so I would have been SOL haha.
  25. TripsYou

    TripsYou Well-Known Member

    Also, if anyone would like me to make you a JIG. I would if you payed for the parts and shipping. Parts are only around 11 bucks

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