Which Rom, yes I'm confused


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  1. JiN

    JiN Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys I got fed up with small internal storage for apps and decided to root and install custom rom.
    I been reading all day and browsing around forum but I couldn't quite find information about which room to use or why x rom might be better than y so I thought I'd ask u guys about it.

    I heard good things about CyanogenMod so I installed it right away, but to my dismay I don't seem to be able to add my google account and sync (I must have not installed it separately?) and I didn't like dialing UI either. Also a2sd+ needs to be separately added it turns out...

    I'm thinking about settling for sense based UI with maybe LauncherPro on top. I really like how dialing and how sense integrates facebook pics with contact, but there seems to be so many sense based rom and I really have no clue which one to go for.

    I'm wondering what people use here and why you settled on ur sense ROM.

    I'm going to bed now and hopefully when I get up I'll end up installing an great sense rom!
     

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  2. UKseagull

    UKseagull Well-Known Member

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    I've recently rooted and after much deliberation I decided on Leedroid, it has ap2sd+ and also the Sense interface which I like. I bought LauncherPro recently as I prefer the dock bar, however I ended up uninstalling it. There is s dock bar mod on xda which can be flashed over Leedroid to give a different look, I'm just waiting for the developer to add the Android green colour.
     
  3. EddyOS

    EddyOS Well-Known Member

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    I'd go for RCMixHD on XDA, a fully working Desire HD port

    Don't know why everyone goes with LeeDroid, other than it's the first one people seem to use by default. If you look on XDA you'll find ROMs that are a lot better IMO
     
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    UKseagull Well-Known Member

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    How are they better? More features, speed, appearance? I'm open to suggestion.:)
     
  5. JiN

    JiN Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm started to download LeeDroid also and just read this post. Everyone seems to use LeeDroid and when a lot of searches seems to praise LeeDroid people (inc me) tends to it can't be too crap. Please elaborate! I'm beginner and I don't really know what to look for apart from A2SD+. There seems to be no site where it really explains about difference clearly or Pros/Cons.

    EddyOS sounds familiar, I think there was post on which radio is best to use by EddyOS?
     
  6. EddyOS

    EddyOS Well-Known Member

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    There's no site to pros and cons as it's all subjective - what might be a pro to one user might be a con to another...you literally have to read the ROM thread and see if it sounds like one for you.

    Personally, I like a ROM as close to stock as possible and then I make my own changes to remove apps I don't use and add those I do. The HD port is the best Sense-based ROM IMO but others obviously like other ROMs so although you can go on reccommendations you're better off just trying ROMs for yourself and see which one works for you
     
  7. jay_kay

    jay_kay Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Leedroid from me.

    I've tried quite a few now and have always ended up back at Leedroid. Started with Teppics ROM and that is a great basic sense ROM but I wanted to customise it more. Then tried Leedroid and stuck with that for a while.

    I tried Defrost and a couple of other stock android ROMs and got on really well with Defrost. There were some things I loved and some that I missed like the lack of inbuilt FTP server on stock and also the notifications light on stock was tempremental and I could not choose the colours I wanted for each person etc.

    I did love Defrost and will no doubt be back there as it was super fast and very stable. I use the stock dialler on mine so the only thing I really miss is the stock browser which is so much better than the HTC one. Use dolphin or Miren at the moment so not too much of an issue.

    The best way is to try loads and stick with one you like.

    Might give the HD one a try soon but have read that it can mess up your camera settings when you revert back to a normal Desire ROM. Can anyone confirm they have flashed back and its been ok?
     
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    EddyOS Well-Known Member

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    How can it screw things up, and where did you read it? A ROM can't mess up the hardware as a new ROM has different drivers...
     
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    jay_kay Well-Known Member

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    I just saw it somewhere.

    Only wanted to make sure before flashing, the sensible thing to do!

    Chill :D
     
  10. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member

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    I've been using LeeDrOiD 2.2F A2SD+ and can only say good things so far.
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    camera drivers are seperate.
    not all roms flash the latest driver set for the camera. its been noted when returning back to a normal sense rom the camera has remained broken. (can be fixed via RUU)

    as for leedroid, it is the most stable sense rom ive used that offers the feature set that he does.
    Also his friend -snq is probably one of the best kernel tweakers there is currently for the desire development crew.
    if it wasnt for him the rimxHD rom would not even be complete.
    his leedrod kernel is extremely good, probably one of the best ive used in terms of power consumption and speed (for a sense rom)
     
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    -snq got the camera working for the HD port so I know who he is. It just seems everyone is sponsored to say 'use LeeDroid' - lol!!

    End of the day its personal preference - you just have to try ROMs out. I tried OpenDesire/DeFroST/Oxygen and realised I HATE stock Android. It's SO ugly

    I like Sense and it's widgets, although I only use the toggles and People widget. Hell, I only use 3 of the 7 home screens!! :D
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    yes i understand that but he doesnt just get praise for no reason right?
    there are lots of popular roms on xda that are constantly getting hammered.

    his tends to get more attention as he actively support it and tries to answer all questions.
    hes quick at keeping things up to date and adding features people require.

    If you like sense roms then tbh its "one of" the best if not the best.
    Indeed there is a lot of bloat and candy on there but so what? it doesnt use more resource and happens to have on par if not better performance than any other sense rom with richardtips kernel so thats saying something.

    Im not pro leedroid myself, I keep trying different roms as its easy to do. i keep finding myself going back to lees
     
  14. JiN

    JiN Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ty guys for all the suggestions. I tried 2 different stock android and UI was just too unpleasant to look at. Contact calling UI with no facebook image integration or just even phone calling menu looked just too horrible. I quite liked seeing how much better UI sense is and now I really appreciate the polished experience from sense!

    I have LeeDroid's room and it seems to be very much like sense I remember and a2sd+ is working so I'm really happy.

    When I feel adventurous again (in few days probably!) I'm going to try different launcher as I don't like how there's great big button on bottom, or different theme.

    EddyOS, although I get sense u wanted me to try it all the reason I was posting here was because I didn't want to try all the roms and spend the time with no phone. I just wanted people's opinion of what they thought of different roms. I have to say out of all your posts, you last one was most helpful and I came to same conclusion.
     
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    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

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    leedroid also has launcherpro pre installed
    if you clear default home (in app drawer) then press the home button you will be presented with launcher or sense
     
  16. turbohobbit

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    'Ang about... I use LeeDrOiD 2.2f and don't have anything labled "Default Home" in the App Drawer.... Or have I misunderstood you?
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Its an app. If its not in the rom, its on the market. may be called "clear default home"?
     
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    *slaps forehead and mutters "Doofus!" at himself*

    Cheers Dan.
     
  19. JohnnyBravo1000

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    I forgot all about that.

    I could have to have a play around with this over the weekend. :D
     
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    I didn't realise that, I wondered what the 'clear default' icon was for. :eek:
     
  21. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member

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    :D

    It's a way of managing all your "default actions". Eg. Certain buttons can be used for more than one function or to open a certain app. Rather than have the choice every time, you can set one of them to be the default action. :)
     
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    I'd say the best with sense would be LeeDROID - fast stable, A2SD+, drag and drop homescreens... everything you'd expect in a stock a sense rom but a couple tweaks here and there... oh and you can get the black clock which is really nice.

    the best for just a vanilla rom would definitely be DeFrost - has most all cyanogen mods, and A2SD+ which is really nice... its probably the fastest and most responsive rom i've used with a launcherpro overlay.

    best for sense HD would be RCMixHD, its not perfect, nor is the fastest rom you'll ever see, but if you really like the features then its worth a go. given that the camera works, its still a little buggy; the 720P option is not yet working from my knowledge.

    hope this helps, cheers! :D
     
  23. HTC desired

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    I would recommend RCMixHD as sense 2.0 is much better than original never tried leedroid have been waiting to see a video overview of Leedroid to see if I like it but the new htc sense is the reason I rooted :)
     
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    I've been using this rom for a couple of months and find I run with 120mb internal memory left from 148mb with 141 apps installed. Fast and very few problems.
     
  25. Papex

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    I found that Auraxtsense 8.0 worked better with LauncherPro than Leedroid did and I think in general it's just as fast. The scrolling of the LP-widgets seems more smooth with AuraxTsense on my phone so I'll stick with that so far.
     

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