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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kofuukali, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. kofuukali

    kofuukali Newbie
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    As a relative newbie to Android I have been following assiduously these threads trying to get a good general understand so as to get the best out of my galaxy.
    I would say that the most frustrating for me is general responsivity, having to reload practicaly every web page if I have moved away from the browser (and sometimes just away from the page, although I rarely have more than just the browser, gmail, battery widget, alarm clock and task killer running), and battery life to mention only the important things.
    As for the important positive aspect, I would say that I am more than satisfied with stability, I rarely if ever see anything crashing or behaving awkardly (save 3D games of course, and a specific problem with my dialpad not working when I call my answering service...but I am diverging from my subject... :D

    Anyway keeping these important aspects in mind, I am very curious to try out one of the alternate roms that you all mention so often, mainly:

    But I can't seem to figure out what mainly is it that is so amazing about them, what improvement I can expect from them, and what main inconvenience I can expect.
    Could someone (or a collective mind :) ) please give me a comparative study of these three roms keeping in mind my main points of interest (responsivity, usability, battery life and stability)? Basic pros and cons?

    For the moment all I seem to understand is that you get ram swapping, and that alone changes everything. Is that all though and how does it affect the other parameters?
    Also upon installing, do we loose all memory (i.e. the 8GB), or just the standard factory reset memory, or not anything at all (doesn't sound likely)?
    Thanks a bunch

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  2. MichaelW

    MichaelW Android Enthusiast

    Well there is a video of the GalaxHero ROM on SAMSUNG Galaxy ROMS: GALAXO & GALAXHERO V1 - FINAL VERSION - HDblog - Forum

    The Cyanogen ROM is only for HTC phones I believe. There is another one for the Galaxy though, Modaco, but I've not used it. I'm using the GalaxHero ROM and am liking it so far. Seems a bit more snappy than the stock ROM and I like having 5 screens to play with!
  3. MichaelW

    MichaelW Android Enthusiast

    Oh and I'm currently on 71% battery usage after about 40 hours! I've not used the phone much other than a few texts and facebook app usage though.
  4. Andronix

    Andronix Android Enthusiast

    to make it short, wait for next release of GalaxHero or use it now if you don't use alarm clock :) it's only issue i found that's not present on stock rom, but it has much more features than stock rom...
  5. bitxboi

    bitxboi Android Enthusiast

    hmmmm, I would suggest you not to use battery widget, as it drains battery a lot, ironically.I am also interested on different custom ROMs
  6. Andronix

    Andronix Android Enthusiast

    regarding battery monitor, "SysTray Monitor" by Creafire AG doesn't drain battery, at least while asleep. You can see that it takes about few seconds to update battery state from the previous state after waking device.
  7. MichaelW

    MichaelW Android Enthusiast

    As does TasKiller. Or so it seemed for me anyway, looking at app percentage usage TasKiller was right up there. I'm using Advanced Task Manager now, yes it's not free, but better than TasKiller IMO.
  8. kam187

    kam187 Android Expert

    The Modoco rom is the same as the cutom one but with a swap support, and a wifi tethering. It also has a Java VM so you can load jar files.

    Aside from that it is rooted and has busybox which gives you lots of shell commands.

    The Galaxo rom has a new scheduler, lots of tweaks, a modified browser, a new task scheduler, compache (compressed RAM caching) and swap support.

    The GalaxoHero is same as the Galaxo but has the Hero Skin on top.

    The Galaxo one is alot faster, but its a first attempt. Not all values are perfectly tuned yet, and after a few days it might slow down back to normal and need a reboot.

    Overall the Galaxo rom is the best alternative, and you'll find it alot faster than the stock ROM. We're working on a new one with loads of extra ram tho (working with drakaz). Stay tuned!
  9. pegasus21

    pegasus21 Android Enthusiast

    Nice. With you working with him, I guess you're pushing more for a no frills and more tweaks. :)
  10. kam187

    kam187 Android Expert

    We're trying to reclaim some of the 192 - 96 = 96mb allocated to the baseband and other stuff.
  11. sameerj10

    sameerj10 Lurker


    I'm from Canada and I just got the bell Samsung Galaxy. Can I load the Galaxo rom and not have any problems? I really want the speedup and whatnot but I'm really worried about screwing up my device forever.

    thanks for the help!
  12. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    please take a look at the sticky regarding canadian galaxy's
  13. Kouske

    Kouske Well-Known Member

    @kam - Do you mean a new 1.5 galaxo or a new 2.x galaxo? :)
  14. mrqs

    mrqs Android Expert

    1. what tweaks?

    2. browser is modified how?

    3. umm... scheduler? :thinking:
  15. tisti

    tisti Well-Known Member

    This is a zombie thread, look at the dates. ;)
  16. mrqs

    mrqs Android Expert

    question 3 remains still - i've no idea what kam referred to as the "scheduler" in that post
  17. tisti

    tisti Well-Known Member

  18. davyu

    davyu Member

    I do like the name.
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