Comparing SynergyROM and Hyperdrive....
So I've been running on SynergyROM since almost their first release, and it seems to work very well, with a few VERY minor exceptions:
- Bluetooth is a little flakey. Sometimes bluetooth to a speaker skips a little, though one internet streaming app doesn't seem to skip but Pandora does (it never did on stock). Nothin major, I can deal.
- Battery life seems less than desirable, but admittedly I don't have a quality benchmark to weigh this opinion against, nor do I know the best way to measure this when trying one ROM vs. another.
- No built-in option that I can find where I can snapshot screen...used to really like that in an older phone's ROM I had, and used it more than I realized.
My first glaring question, do I have to worry about accidental OTA updates with this new problem OTA that everyone says can't be rooted? I can't seem to find out if Synergy allows OTA updates, and Hyperdrive XDA page lists in one section "HyperdriveOTA- Recieve Over the Air Updates" but then later in the post shows "Removed from ROM - Samsung and Verizon OTA updates"...so not sure what that all means. Is one ROM safer than the other to ensure we don't get undesired OTAs?
I see in recent months, the Hyperdrive ROM over at XDA got 552,566 views and 6,553 posts...compared to Synergy's 133,886 views and 1,099 replies. It also looks like Hyperdrive has gone through more recent revisions. I also notice the two ROMs use 2 different kernels.
For someone like me where primary goal is battery life and wifi/bluetooh (and overall) stability, and secondary goals of granular ability to configure options, would anyone recommend one ROM over the other?
I'm really tempted to try out Hyperdrive given the attention it's gotten over at XDA, but would tremendously appreciate anyone who has an opinion on this before make a jump to a new ROM.
Thanks in advance for any feedback.