UD Froyo eXtreme 8.0.0 (FRF22D


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  1. 5 Star ROM Rating: Elite

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  2. 4 Star ROM Rating: Outstanding

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  3. 3 Star ROM Rating: Average

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  4. 2 Star ROM Rating: Not Ready for Primetime

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  5. 1 Star ROM Rating: Not Usable

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  1. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    As of last night (if anyone cares, lol)
    BlackdroidMod -> Download Manager -> Motorola Droid -> Ultimate Droid Froyo eXtreme 8.0.0 - Motorola Droid
    Alternate Link (above didn't work for me) - https://sourceforge.net/projects/blackdroidmod/files/
    I might give it a whirl (first time with UD)
    Looks like he is giving people credit now, yay!


    Ultimate Droid Froyo eXtreme 8.0.0: (writing up full changelog now)

    - FRF22D
    - Fully Zipaligned
    - Fully Optnged
    - Zipalign - On Install (cyanogenmod)
    - Pre - Themed (Themed facebook, twitter, and pandora available from the UD Settings Menu under built-in applications)

    Modified Apps:
    WyContacts 1.2 - Wysie
    Cytown Phone AppV.30.1 - cytown
    MMS enhancements from Ruqqq, Takuo Kitame, jeagoss, temporalshadows
    Customized Deskclock w/special settings - cyanogen, Michael Webster
    Modified Browser (fullscreen browsing and "incognito" mode- Optedoblivion

    - First and only rom with Rotary Lockscreen on froyo (blackdroid)
    - Added Vibrate to silent back to the volume controls (pulled since froyo)
    - Added Vibration Mode back to the stock locksreen (pulled since froyo)
    - Music Controls on Lockscreen: Stock and Rotary - (alankila/kmobs - cyanogenmod)
    - Customizable lockscreens: (make lockscreen part invisible, remove certain elements, and add custom messages) - Wysie
    - User Interface Tweaks: (change the colors of many elements of text throught the rom to suit your personality) - Wysie
    - Long Press volume to swtich songs (when screen is dim - Jon Boekenoogen)
    - Camera Button to pause song (cvpcs)


    UD Settings Includes: NO NEED FOR SCRIPTS - Full Graphical User Interface (Ultimate Droid Settings -> Settings)
    Quick Commands: Many commands that give you more contol over your system, free up your phones memory, fix small issues on the fly, and enable and disable certain sounds, ads, and the bootanitmation (blackdroid)
    Backup/Restore: Backup and restore all of your apps in data and all of your installed ultimate droid extras (themed apps, boot animations, and fonts - blackdroid)
    Built-In Applications: Gives you the ability to remove and reinstall most apps in the system with the need of any custom scripts (also houses themed apps - blackdroid)
    Modified Apps: Give you the ability to switch out between the motified and stock versions of certain apps (blackdroid)
    Custom Launchers: UD Custom 3D Froyo Launcher 2 (7 screens, double tap for previes, fullscreen and hide icon titles), Stock 2D Froyo Launcher, ADWLauncher, and LauncherPro (blackdroid)
    UD Extras: The ability to switch out fonts, bootanimations, Live Wallpapers, and Lockscreens (WITH PICTURE MENU - blackdroid)
    Applications Settings: Allows you to set the default install location of your app and install all apps on your sdcard (cyanogenmod)
    DSP Settings: The ability to modify device audio for headset, speaker, and bluetooth (alankila/kmobs - cyanogenmod)
    Input Settings: Haptic feedback tweaks, long-press home settings, lockscreen music control settings, and lockscreen unlock settings - (Michael Webster, Jon Boekenoogen/Kmobs)
    User Interface: Tweak LED notification settings, Automatic backlight settings, set rotation settings, change color or various text (status bar, date and provide, and notifications), and screen time out settings (wysie, bcrook, jeagoss, Pedlar)
    Transistions and Animations: Change speed of transitions and animations (blackdroid)
    Mod Version: Shows version of rom (blackdroid)
    Device Info: Shows battery info and amount of memory left in system, data, cache, and your sdcard (blackdroid)
    Mod Chagelog: Shows changelog of rom (blackdroid)
    - Choice of 4 different launchers: (blackdroid)
    Customized 3D Froyo Launcher 2 (7 screens, double taps for preveiws, full screen, hide icon tiles on desktop auto rotate)
    Stock 2D Froyo Launcher
    ADWLauncher
    Launcher Pro


    Extra apps: (Downloads and installs from build-in apps -> UD Settings)
    Amazon MP3
    Chrome2Phone
    Facebook
    Astro - File Manager
    Native Instant Messaging App (Pete)
    Pandora
    Quick Office (The newest version from the Droid 2 - blackdroid)
    Sound Record (Pete)
    Twitter
    Wireless Tethering


    Tools:
    Busybox - cyanogenmod
    Bash - cvpcs
    Nano - cvpcs
    Dropbear - cyanogen
    fix permissions
    zipalign
    flash image
    erase image
    rysnc

    [​IMG]




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

    Review by inssane
    This is my first UD ROM ever - I loaded one once, looked at the perty LWP and that was it, lol. So this is the first time for more than 2 minutes.

    This review is done with a Moto Droid 1 with the P3 Sapphire 1.2LV kernel with scaling via SetCPU and LauncherPro.

    The install was relatively painless via manual CW Recovery install method. Triple wipe, installed zip - no extra theme installed. Logged me in, synced, no errors, reboots, or freak outs. Probably took about 7 minutes or so to sync everything and restore market apps.

    I then pulled the battery and rebooted for the sake of the apps catching up.
    The boot is FAST though. About 20 seconds from "M" to lock screen.

    The ROM is very snappy and once i retweaked LauncherPro, the sliding was much smoother and very fast. Much smaller redraws (a LP thing), which made me very happy. Multitasking is a breeze. No lag between taking a phone call, jumping back to music, and then sending a picture (for example)

    Battery life is TBD, but I am looking at about 11-14 hours with regular use right now as an estimate. Which is "OK" for me. I have seen better with this kernel though, in LithMod. The Chevy 1.2ULV has reaped great battery results in the past, but I think it's phone dependent at times, and this one won't take it. Jake's 1200 kernel worked well with this ROM but I have not tried Slayher as it sucked my battery last try on a different ROM.

    With the P3 Sapphire 1.2LV w/ SetCPU @ OnDemand 400-1200
    (using most updated testing app versions)
    *Average of 3*
    Linpack - 16.3 MFLOPS
    SetCPU Short - 143 ms
    " " Long - 418 ms
    Quadrant - 1640's


    Ultimate Settings = ALL IN ONE + STREAMLINED
    This is one of the cleanest custom setting UI I have ever seen. VERY impressive. Device info, including changelog is right there. Integrated settings that make Spare Parts obselete and useless. There are options to remove and add apps like Pandora and Amazon MP3 for example. These are basically one touch scripts. There are other familiar scripts like ads and camera sounds and "switch" scripts as well.

    -The UD Extras are laid out very nicely. Click Fonts, and you SEE the fonts as they will be. Same goes for boot animations and lock screens as well. I NEVER added a font on the fly because I couldn't see what it looked like without installing it. Now we can see it!

    I won't spoil all the setting goodies, but I will say that you can reassign the HOME soft key on a Long Press! So if you want to get to navigation - set it and long press the home key.
    Since exiting Car Home completely wipes it out - I reassigned Car Home to the long press Home, which is a nice feature for me :) This feature will actually help to keep me with UD unless other devs do it, or perhaps I never noticed.

    There are some pretty sweet ringtones and notifications as well. Some nice, short and sweet ones that are very professional. Different alarm tones as well.

    Bugs:
    - In the Ultimate Settings, the app installation doesn't work for me, but the remove apps works. I tried to install C2P with this script and nothing happened. First off, there was no confirmation that it "installed" so I was left wondering if it did once I initiated it. Rebooted, and it hadn't installed. Booo, but not the end of the world. No solution found.
    - My Jawbone Icon bluetooth has randomly disconnected and then connected a couple times while taking a call. No solution found.

    (Not a Bug) *The one thing it don't like is the static boot animation - it looks like the phone is stuck, because there is no animation. Tricky when trying new kernels and such*

    Themes are starting to come out, but there aren't many as of yet.

    This is faster and smoother than other recent ROMs such as Chevy 4.7, BFY 1.5, and LithMod (as a frame of reference).
    Being as objective as possible given that this is considered by some a more "controversial" ROM and that I have never tried previous UD releases, this ROM gets a 4.5

    There is still a little cleanup needed in aisle 5 in regards to the scripts, and battery could be improved some. As time progresses I hope that this ROM doesn't start slowing down as some ROMs seem to do, even with cache wipes.

    Nicely done, let's see who one ups this one!
    Nick

    Review by YankeeDudeL
    Initial Setup:
    A new boot ani, I see. Actually, not sure I can call it an animation, because that requires a moving picture, and it just says "Ultimate Droid". Would have been cooler if it went to something else after that, but seeing as you can easily change between several boot anis, I can't knock it too much.

    Boots within 2 mins, restored all but 6 apps, but for some reason it took longer than usual. Took about 45 mins where it usually happens between 15-30 mins. Other than that, business as usual.

    Appearance:
    I've always been a fan of the general theming of UD. You don't really need to theme over it, but I've grown a lil too accustomed to Watermark'd recently. Thankfully Stewart's on top of things pretty quickly.

    One thing you've gotta love is the customizable live wallpapers. You can change the picture and the color scheme. Would be even nicer if you could add a custom picture from your gallery, but considering no one else even has this feature, ya gotta appreciate it.

    Peformance:
    Very fluid ROM with virtually no lag. The stock kernel is very capable, but you know you're gonna flash your go-to kernel immediately. I went with slayher's 1.2GHz, scaled back to 1GHz. 1.2GHz was not stable on this ROM, as it usually is on others, with the only exception being that I can't run Quadrant that high. At 1.1GHz, my high score was 1604.

    Real time performance, though, is quite beautiful. Screen transition sare seemless, and all apps seem to start and run with no issue. The only thing worth mentioning is the Market for me seems pretty slow. I had the same quirk with CM6, as well, so there's a chance it's just my phone.

    Goodies:
    Sometimes I add this section with another one, but with this ROM it really needs it's own. If you've used it before, you know UD is the only ROM that rivals CM when it comes to extras, but there are places it goes that CM doesn't. In the Settings menu, you have Ultimate Droid Settings at the very top. Here you can apply quick commands, back up and restore, remove, install, or modify apps, change fonts (and you can see how they'd look), boot anis, wallpapers, and there's so much else. If you love customization, this ROM is for you.

    App and System Function:
    I haven't run into any probs with apps not working properly, but I do get a FC I've only seen a few times: Android System needs to FC. That to me seems odd. Gladly, it doesn't happen often, but it's def worth noting. Otherwise, everything else is good to go.

    Battery life seems a bit better than some of the previous ROMs I've been on recently, but it's still not exactly what I'd call great. Right now, I'm down to 60% after 9 hours with some moderate, but pretty light use. If I'm really pushing it, it'll suck down pretty fast. But like I said, it's better than others I've been reviewing lately.

    Overview:
    There's a lot to love about this ROM, especially if your a touch of a control freak and like to have things exactly how you want it. This ROM is about as close as you're gonna get to having your Droid completely the way you want it. There's very little wrong with UD, but that's not to say it's a perfect ROM. Just closer than most others.

    Rating:
    4 out of 5 stars
     

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  2. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    7.0 was very very good. I'd like to know what's changed for it to make a jump from 7.0 to 8.0 though. I'm running Cyanogen 6.0 and it's really a pretty awesome ROM. I wish there were better theming options at the moment.
     
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  4. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Right there at the bottom:
    Mod Version: Shows version of rom (blackdroid)
    Device Info: Shows battery info and amount of memory left in system, data, cache, and your sdcard (blackdroid)
    Mod Chagelog: Shows changelog of rom (blackdroid)

    Looks like the CL is built into the ROM
     
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  5. ballisticn8

    ballisticn8 Well-Known Member

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    Currently running CM6 with Bennys REVO remix theme but I always like to have two Roms to switch between. While UD7 was an awesome ROM there were a couple minor bugs that I had running it with my phone that made me drop it. Hoping my phone plays nicer with this one as the customization options it offers are once again astounding. One other thing that is probably incredibly stupid but I just really like it is the rotary lock screen. Downloading now. :D
     
  6. gndmepyon

    gndmepyon Well-Known Member

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    I know this is gonna blow up but maybe, I hope, it won't.

    I found something very interesting when I went to grab this ROM and A theme for it. Under the theme's section of the forums Redman X is gone............

    I hope this can end a lot of the bitterness that has been displayed towards BD's work. For me there isn't a ROM out that sits better on my phone.
     
  7. muab

    muab Well-Known Member

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    UD 7 was very intriguing to me. Now this is very intriguing to me.... I am still running the wheels off of BB 0.4 but I am tempted by this...

    I think I will wait until a few more experienced hands review it, then might give it a try.

    Too bad Psychokitty is banned...otherwise I could be sure of a thorough review from him on it...

    Sigh.

    Cheers
     
  8. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Well-Known Member

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    Figures, find a ROM I like and there's a couple new ones that come out. I'm probably the only rev that'll review this, so I guess I'll get on that.
     
  9. bdal1

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    This is the fastest thing my phone has seen yet and I've tried almost everything since I rooted back in January. I'm running the stock kernel.
    I'm loving all of the options.
    I just hope the battery life is as good as it was with the virgin frg01b rooted rom that I keep going back too.
     
  10. Theshape

    Theshape Well-Known Member

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    Sigh........dl'ing schnelll!!!111!!!
     
  11. sbursik

    sbursik Well-Known Member

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    Wow! This is really an impressive ROM. I have used 5-current and I have to say that this is amazing. I was trying out Chevy's 4.7 before I loaded this and I think I'll stay here on 8 for a while and see how it goes. The configuration options are mind spinning there are so many. Looks good right out of the box too. Nice work.
     
  12. publicanimal

    publicanimal Well-Known Member

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    I am LOVING this ROM. Thanks for sharing.
     
  13. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

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    Wow, this is really impressing me. I was used to the speed and smoothness of LFY 1.5, tried CM6 and within 12 hours had to restore my backup due to horrible lag with Sweeter Home. Last night I took the plunge with UD8 and OMG 800 stock kernel smokes, no lag. Restored most my apps from market and flash in market. It has so many more customizations than LFY but does not give up on preformance. Battery life is much better. DSP build into settings. I will need to stick with this for a while.
     
  14. Raazazuul

    Raazazuul Active Member

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    Had this rom for 24 hours now. Most noticeable thing is just how snappy it is. It just works and it works fast. Some nice customizations for statusbar, notifications etc to make everything look pretty. Battery life is awesome using my goto kernal, Chevy's ulv 1.1. For comparison, last rom I had SS4.7 battery life was pretty abysmal, was charging twice a day. Will probably be on this one for awhile.
     
  15. gndmepyon

    gndmepyon Well-Known Member

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    Took no time to setup. Found almost all my Market apps after first login. There are a ton of new customizing features included in this ROM. The current lack of themes is a bit disappointing but they'll get there eventually. There is a slight red theme to the ROM (barely enough to call it a theme at all). The biggest thing I've noticed with this ROM is the speed. It has blown away every other ROM I've loaded in both benchmarks and real life application. The battery life is on par with UD7, which was also pretty good. I find that this ROM is the best for my phone. I've tried a lot of the other ROMs and I just can't get the battery life out of them that I can with UD ROMs. I currently use Chevy's 1100 MedV kernel and have found that to be the most stable Kernel at that speed for my Droid. My .02 take it or leave it.
     
  16. bamaredwingsfan

    bamaredwingsfan Well-Known Member

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    I just installed UD7 about 2 days ago and im loving it! Has anyone flashed UD8 over 7 yet without wiping anything to see if it will work . I don't want to redownload all that other crap unless i have to.
     
  17. Helenoftroy08

    Helenoftroy08 Well-Known Member

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    I cannot install using SPRecovery...any suggestions?
     
  18. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is my first UD and WOW.
    Very quick. 24 hours for me now @ 1200 and it's quick. Typical LP lag and redraw, but very nice.

    My tops were Chevy 4.7, then Lith, then FY1.5, now UD (So Far).
    I am still waiting for Lith to come with a new one.

    I am impressed (although C2P, Twitt, etc are in some setting that I have to look for now. No themed Twitt or FB widgets which bugs me)
     
  19. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Either rename the zip to update.zip or just use Clockwork Recovery <-- easiest way.
     
  20. Helenoftroy08

    Helenoftroy08 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I dont use cw because I have had so many probs with it. The update.zip aborts as a bad file that cannot be opened from the sd card.
     
  21. publicanimal

    publicanimal Well-Known Member

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    I've had tons of problems with Clockwork when I try booting into recovery from ROM Manager, but if I boot manually into Clockwork into recovery mode (which this Ultimate Droid ROM gives you the ability to do by hitting the power button, no need to hold x) and install from recovery mode it works perfectly.
     
  22. shadowpunx

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    These roms are the best ones out there, they blow cm and sapphire out of the water
     
  23. BlueIce5249

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    Im using the Stock 2D launcher with this. Is there anyway to get rid of like 4 of the home screens? I only need 3.
     
  24. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    YEs, as mentioned try booting into rec manually instead of working it through RM. If you has spaces instead of underscores, it will fault out (has for me).

    Also, don't DL the ROM from your phone browser. I was getting install aborts too when I was simply DLing a file and installing it all from the phone, but when I downloaded on my PC and transferred it to the Droid THEN installed, it was gravy.
    N
     
  25. special_k86

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    Worked great and was fast after installing the base rom. Took a while to set up how i wanted it and had a few problems like mass fc's which made me reboot a few times though.

    Then i tried installing a kernal. Tried a few different previously stable kernals and all of them would cause it to reboot once i reached the lock screen.

    Ended up restoring back to bbv4 since running the base rom @ 800 is boring :(
     

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