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2.2 v 2.3: Is it really worth it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by turbohobbit, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Just going through various threads on this forum and especially in light of various issues highlighted with GingerROMS, I was just wondering what we all thought about the advantages of going over to a Gingerbread ROM such as GingerVillain or Oxygen over sticking with a 2.2 ROM such as LeeDroid or DeFrost. Putting aside the Sense v Vanilla thing for a minute - 2.2 is 2.2 and 2.3 is 2.3 - is it worth being an 2.3 "early adopter" or is it better to stick with a well supported and robust 2.2 ROM until such time as 2.3 is widely accepted as the norm?

    Just interested in people here thought...
     



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  2. barefootpilot

    barefootpilot Well-Known Member

    Still undecided myself. Went for GV as a break from Sense and figured I'd have a look at 2.3 as it was available.

    Like the dark menus (esp as I have an amoled desire, which does black better) but not really sure 2.3 has much to get excited about. Probably lots of technical 'under the bonnet' improvements that someone will be along to tell you about soon.

    I've had no issues with GV though (once I figured out how to install/restore properly), everything I want to do with it works fine.
     
  3. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    if you have no problem with either what does it matter?
    i mean ive used alsorts and tbh i get the same benefits for each and i dont see what 2.3 really has over 2.2 other than character selection overhaul, screen off animation etc.
    thing is though theres nothing i had on 2.2 that made it better than 2.3 so i might aswell have these tweeks and keep 2.3.

    after using miui which imo is still the most functional rom i have ever used, i asked myself if i need all these features and tbh im glad i sacked it all off went simple (for now)
     
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Bah. No report button.on.the app
     
  5. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    reported
     
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  6. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    I have missed something I'm sure :eek:
     
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

  8. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    Still don't see it. lol but talking of food..............
     
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    It was reported and removed
     
  10. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    So I was correct. I did miss something! :D
     
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    A pool cleaning service ;)
     
  12. shauny13

    shauny13 Android Expert

    which has what to do with rooting? :D
     
  13. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Getting back on track, think I'm going to revert back to DeFroSt 6.1 for a bit. TO be honest I do like the GingerVillain ROM, but equally I do use both CoPilot and Endomondo (which also isn't working due to a lack of GPS support) so whatever marginal gains I'm getting using GV are quickly neutralised by a lack of GPS. Also, the wife is starting to get a bit miffed with the mic lag issue ;-)

    Queastion, perhaps for Su Root: If I go back to 6.1, will the EViollet kernel still work or is this a 2.3 kernel. If not, what kernel would you recommend for decent battery life and performance (a balancing act, I know...)?
     
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  14. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    2.3 kernels handle WiFi and usb drivers differently so these wouldn't work on froyo.

    Eviollet has froyo versions too in the same thread.

    He now has 6.0c based kernels so try that. Failing that 6.0c itself
     
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  15. rowlers

    rowlers Android Enthusiast

    I'd recommend the Vorkkernal, either xmas edition or the later January one. I found the evollient ones a little laggy the Vork svs/bfs flies and battery is great.
    HTH
     
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  16. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Isn't Vork for Sense only?
     
  17. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    No I used Vork but drain was higher than 6.0c Defrost Kernel, so left it.
     
  18. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Fair enough. 6.0c, that's the kernel that comes automatically with DeFrost isn't it?

    On the Eviollet 6.0c kernels, would you recommend one over the others?
     
  19. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I never tried the eviollet ones as he was still having the 6.1SE based ones then I changed to GV.

    Defrost comes with 6.1SE as default doesnt it? Youd have to get it separately.
     
  20. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Cool, thanks SU. I Presume the kernels to look at are the 6.1 onces on the EViollet kernels thread on XDA? I can't find any of his 6.0c work...
     
  21. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    They dont say specifically 6.0c. basically they're the same base .35 instead of .37

    They are under the heading:

    "Old kernel with low battery usage ManU-Version 1.2!"

    Just get the froyo ones.
     
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  22. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH, I see. Ok. May as well try the HAVS-AXI-CFS version as that's what I'm running on GV.

    Thanks again SURoot.
     
  23. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    no worries dude.
     
  24. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    these gingerbread kernels are right battery hogs
    im getting about a day out of a charge atm. im used to 36hrs
     
  25. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Mine lasts until bed time. All my kernels have and never pushed them further to be honest.

    I think GB in general is using a lot of battery right now anyway, because Im geting better out of EV than standard GV kernels,
     

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