What rom are you guys using and why?


What ROM are you guys using? (currently)

  1. Vanilla Droid

    14.0%
  2. Eris21official-root

    26.3%
  3. Cookies

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    0.0%
  4. Sense-able

    19.3%
  5. LegendBuild

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  6. EvilEris

    8.8%
  7. Eris_official_0.8

    8.8%
  8. Aloysius

    15.8%
  9. Kaos

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  10. Other

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  1. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Whats up guys? I know I'm a little late to the root crowd. I had originally upgraded to the leaks. Gotta work on that patience ya know :eek:. I've tried a few of the ROMs out there. Most of them are ok, but I wouldn't say I'm in love with any of them. Anyway I just wanted to check with everyone and see what ROMs you guys are using and why you use them. Stability issues? speed? Things you like about them, dislike about them.
     

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  2. raphifix

    raphifix Well-Known Member

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    Sense-able 2.0

    Pros:
    -fast
    -has no problems with Google Maps Navigation (unlike the standard 2.1 root)
    -very sleek looking icons/wallpaper/lock screen
    -relatively stable, which brings me to...

    Cons:
    -just a few glitches:
    -Sometimes fc when editing contacts
    -browser fc (rarely though)
    -can't view pictures in Gmail app (no different than the other 2.1 roms, or so I've read)
    -sometimes I can't hear incoming callers and I have to call them back (seems to be fixed with reboot, and I'm not sure if it's due to the fact that I also flashed the Dialerone patch)

    That's all I can think of at the moment. I can't wait for the future of this rom. :D

    EDIT: How could I forget!? One of the biggest pros for me is that ALL SENSE WIDGETS are still available for use!
     
  3. hattrick

    hattrick Well-Known Member

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    VanillaDroid ROM by GrdLock

    Pros:
    Fast
    Stable (one reboot in the week I've been using it, changing LWP)
    Sense removed (most of it, may be a con for some)
    DialerOne integrated
    Wireless Tethering
    LWP
    JIT dalvik executables to boost performance- some have reported minor problems with this but I haven't had any issues.

    Cons:
    Bookmarks- force close on stock browser.
    Three screens -not an issue if you use Helix or another Home
    Alarm doesn't work- Better Alarm is included with the ROM and works
    DialerOne- issues dialing ##778. Had to make a contact for it to work
     
  4. dman1049

    dman1049 Active Member

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    we should convince the 2 devs to work together to make a super rom thats a combination of both roms.
     
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  5. screennamie

    screennamie Well-Known Member

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    AMEN!

    +1,000,000,000.00 I can only imagine the colaborative brain child from these two!

    It would be like if superman and wonderwoman started bumpin uglies could you imagine the result. :D

    I'm currently using sensable. I do like sense but I could live with out it. If it wasn't for an inop alarm clock on the vanilla rom I would be using that. Where I work has no place for tardyness and I'm very punctual to say the least.

    I rely on my phone for the alarm so I flashed back to sensable the very second I had to pull my battery to turn it off. Besides the fact that it is VERY vanilla, I mean where talking minimum amount of widgets as well. I wish there had been a 2g/3g widget left on it so I could cycle my data on and off.

    The only replacements I've found in the market are just shortcuts that take me to the settings and I was like what's the point :/
     
  6. jonathanphx1

    jonathanphx1 Active Member

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    I'm with raphifix I am running sense-able 2.0 with a nandroid backup and love it. But as we all know there are some apps which cannot be backed up and that we do not have access too since verizon has not formally released 2.1 yet . For this I revert back to code red rom(courtesy of jcases ric roll) which is an android 1.5 rom also haveing a nandroid backup of this so I can have access to apps on both the android 1.5 market and the 2.1 market. I like the ability to within 5 minutes being able to go from 1.5 to 2.1 or vise versa.
     
  7. screennamie

    screennamie Well-Known Member

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    I have that code red rom but never put it on because of it being apr1 when it came out.

    Does it play some video everytime you revert or what happens??? :confused:
     
  8. jonathanphx1

    jonathanphx1 Active Member

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    ya it plays the video but what I did before I did the nandroid backup I turned the phone ringer off so that as the video plays there is no sound as the phone is booting up. This is a good system for the time being until verizon releases 2.1 and we then start seeing some of the apps that are only available on the 1.5 market
     
  9. hattrick

    hattrick Well-Known Member

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    I think code red re-released without the video (code blue?).
     
  10. jonathanphx1

    jonathanphx1 Active Member

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    that would b e nice to get a copy of that one and use it instead, anyone know if that rom was ever posted, if so where?
     
  11. hattrick

    hattrick Well-Known Member

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    page 2 on xda. Think I may try out your idea so I have a 1.5 ROM backup.
     
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  12. jonathanphx1

    jonathanphx1 Active Member

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    thanks now updated with the 1.5 root rom without ric roll thanks Hattrick. Works great thanks jcase
     
  13. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the input guys. What is JIT and how does it boost performance?
     
  14. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Well-Known Member

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    ROM: Kevlar Special ( I didnt make it, just customized the hell out of it)
    Includes: Sense-able v2 by jamezelle + JIT by GrdLock + Senseless theme by zifnab06

    Pros:
    Very fast
    Stable
    Sense removed
    Stock Dialer (dialerone doesnt allow you to have custom ringtones for diff callers)
    Great battery life
    Removed a lot of un-needed apps

    Cons:
    Sense removed (i know some people love it)
    No LWP (can always be added with a script later if wanted)
    Lock screen removed (i like it now, but took some time to get used to the N1 lock screen)
     
  15. T2noob

    T2noob Well-Known Member

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    Senseable 2.0 customized to hell
    I tried android world 2.0 but it killed my reboot time. My reboot time would be like 5-10 mins long and with senseable its like 1min..
     
  16. rvpartsguy

    rvpartsguy Well-Known Member

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    Aloysius2.0v4 ----- no battery drain and 0 cell standbye time ......
     
  17. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    You got a do link for that
     
  18. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Well-Known Member

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    Can you reboot the phone or power it off? When I tried that ROM, I couldnt do that and that is a big issue for me. Even with adb commands I couldnt do it.
     
  19. rvpartsguy

    rvpartsguy Well-Known Member

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    It still hangs on reboot, but I use "quick boot" so that does not bug me at all, there is definitley alot of upside to this ROM ....I do still have my nand back up of Sense-able though .....

    it keeps getting better with each release

    Edit: oh ya ....pictures in GMAIL work also ......
     
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  20. rvpartsguy

    rvpartsguy Well-Known Member

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  21. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Well-Known Member

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    Nice. I will be flashing to this ROM while I sit in traffic on my way home after work. Thanks. Heard this ROM is best around right now.
     
  22. rentjr

    rentjr Well-Known Member

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    I'm using aloysius too. Gmail pics work and no 50% time without signal. Live wallpapers work with sense too, if thats your thing.
     
  23. eurotrash323

    eurotrash323 Well-Known Member

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    GrdLcks Vanilladroid with Helix launcher. I like it simple and fast, and it provides just that.
     
  24. dman1049

    dman1049 Active Member

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    my only problem with aloysisus v5 is that the icon for what service im in says evdo instead of 3g. is there a way to change this?
     
  25. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the tip to aloysius. Definitely my favorite so far. The only thing I don't like is the battery meter color. I can live with it tho
     

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