What ROM's are people using and why?

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  1. richy555

    richy555 Active Member

    Ive tested a few ROM's myself, these are:
    Leedroid 2.2-2.3d
    Defrost 6.1a (using atm)
    Miui 1.22- 1.26 (nice rom,2nd choice)
    Cyanogen 6?

    What do you like about certain roms and why?
    Im mainly after decent battery life and am running Defrost 6.1 with se havs 1113 Mhz@875 cfs kernel

  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    I love Defrost 6.1 (not a) but I'm now loving GingerVillain (also by Richard trip).

    Its not missing much from defrost, but its missing a little.

    However I find the battery life good (others have reported problems though.)

    The greatest thing about it was I was able to flash from defrost with no wipe, so if you try it, try that first.

    Of course if you do have issues, you will have to wipe before anyone will take your issue seriously.

    Just for reference, there is a root sub forum for the desire here:
  3. EddyOS

    EddyOS Well-Known Member

    Go between MIUI and stock. Running stock at the moment as it's my own build and have kinda fallen in love with Sense again - don't remember it being as quick as it is :)
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    You should name it.

    If I ever created a rom, it would be "Dandroid". Unfortunately this is far too close to the similarly named "Leedroid" but I've already got the custom splash and boot animation :(
  5. EddyOS

    EddyOS Well-Known Member

    I've no idea what I'd call it!! Even if I did I still wouldn't change the name in 'syftware information' - I like thing to look stock ;)
  6. paulcooper

    paulcooper Well-Known Member

    Oxygen RC7 because I still have 71% battery left after nearly 20 hours.
    I have the battery usage logs to prove it!
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    It all depends on usage. You may get that on other roms too. Not that I am trying to persuade you to change or anything.
  8. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    You do like stock. You bounce between stock and root sooooo often ;)
  9. formicae

    formicae Well-Known Member

    This is maybe as good a place to ask as any, does your avatar say IDANDROID on purpose? :)

    Anyway I'm back to Leedroid 2.3d after giving Oxygen and Gingervillain a go. I might try them again (I did like how lean Oxygen was) in the next week or so, but Leedroid has done really well by me.
  10. Yathushan

    Yathushan Well-Known Member

    I prefer CM. It is pretty clean yet and has its own little boost ups like built in updater. It is fairly stable unless someone suggest something better?
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    No its an accident
  12. paulcooper

    paulcooper Well-Known Member

    Indeed it does and i've been using it.

    I have tried T-mobile rom, HTC stock Rom, cyanogenmod, leedroid and oxygen and have found oxygen latest edition with latest radio gives me the BEST performance and batterylife.

    I use Push Email to my exchange server from 7am to 10pm about 100 emails daily. I use the internet for sky news and facebook regular, 3g HSDPA is always on. about 40 texts a day and occassional satnav(which usually takes about 20% for a 60-90 mins outting.
  13. LECTER

    LECTER Well-Known Member

    I like the one I'm using but the dev is a prick.
  14. Yathushan

    Yathushan Well-Known Member

    Why is he a prick??
  15. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    Like SUroot my preference is DeFroST or GingerVillain. Technically DF is a little more refined, but GV has come far enough that it doesn't feel worth flipping back any more.

    Why? I like AOSP more than Sense, and RichardTrip's ROMs include a nice selection of little extras (CyanogenMod and others) without being cluttered. Plus stability is good - I like fiddling and tweaking, but it has to work reliably.
  16. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Completely agree
  17. vince1

    vince1 Well-Known Member

    Using Villianrom Sense 2.2
    Great on battery.
    Like ginger villian but love sense.
  18. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    Well if you feel experimental, I see references in the coutss kernel thread to an 825 mV version (though it's not linked from the first post) :eek:

    If 875 works well for you, you could try it. I've not tried this myself - this is just something I've spotted in passing, and in no way a personal recommendation...

    Edit: Alternatively, EViollet has been building some battery-optimised kernels, in 2.2 and 23 flavours. You could give one of those a spin.
  19. richy555

    richy555 Active Member

    Ive just installed Ginger Villain 0.9 very similar to Defrost. I suppose it is the same dev.
    Had a problem with mobile internet so tried re-install and that sorted it.
    Liking GV 0.9 atm but just love testing and changing roms.
    Not brave enough to change radios yet.
    Wonder what to test next???
  20. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    ive danced around them all, was settled on emiui for ages but finally got bored and went to ginger villain (would have used oxygen but i do use the video camera from time to time)
  21. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Well-Known Member

    First ROM was LeeDroid 2.2f, and updated at every release to 2.3d. I chose it because it's based on a Sense ROM and could be flashed over my old Orange 2.2 FroYo update without needing any complicated stuff (at the time) like radios.

    I really like 2.3d but I'm starting to look at Gingerbread ROM's. I like the idea behind AOSP but need to read about the pitfalls involved with changing to a non-Sense OS.

    EDIT: "Nonsense" hee hee! ;)
  22. Jammy

    Jammy Well-Known Member

    First ROM was Defrost 1.6 or 1.8(can't remember :p). I then moved back to Sense with the Sense Froyo leak(I think it was AdamG's version). After that, I jumped about a lot through Vanilla, Sense and MIUI. Gave up Sense a good while back. Defrost was my favorite ROM, but I'm now using Oxygen because Gingerbread tastes good.
  23. UKseagull

    UKseagull Well-Known Member

    My first rom was Leedroid but I was tempted to try some of the DHD roms, my favourite so far has been Baadnewz DHD, I like(d) the skin options and the (now no longer functioning for me) phone finder. I have that as my Nandroid back up, but I'm currently trying out a 0.6 Z rom (bigger fonts ...yaaaay).

    I've also tried one of the MIUI roms but it wasn't really to my liking, also just removed Gingervillain 0.9 but I found that I was making it look like a HTC Sense rom .... so I thought I may as well go back to what I seem to like the most.
  24. richy555

    richy555 Active Member

    Liking GingerVillain but its so annoying the 1-3 second where people cant hear you at the beginning of the call.
    Im definitely swapping rom til this is sorted.
  25. ianm2k4

    ianm2k4 Active Member

    Baadnewz 1.8f is by far the best Rom I have put in my desire.

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