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  1. gale65

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    I'm still using an old version of DU but I need to wipe my phone and reflash..something. What's the popular rom these days?
     

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  2. Brian706

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    Also using an old version of DU. Been wanting to get on the latest, but haven't found the will to wipe everything and start over.
     
  3. gale65

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    I know what you mean. I back everything up and then I get lazy. Then I wait so long that I have to back it up again. It's pretty bad when I'm too lazy to do something on my phone. I don't even have to get up to do it. ugh.
     
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    Its sad when all we have to do is run twrp and can take it back but we are to lazy to do so lol :p

    I have the latest weekly of DU but as everyone else just haven't felt like the work lol

    My excuse is that I'm old :eek:
     
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    I'm running the latest DU as well. With Titanium Backup, it really takes almost no time to rebuild my phone. I usually clean flash official releases and simply wipe system and cache (but not data) for everything else.

    I'm old too. BTW, ;)
     
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    Yeah we're still here.... I've been quiet because I haven't had any major problems with my Nexus for some time now.

    Been running CyanogenMod nightlies.... Phone couldn't be any happier.
     
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    Oops-I wasn't receiving notifications for this thread for some reason. Good to know it's still working-I may just go with the latest stable version and see how that works for me.
     
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    I'm running Euphoria and I'm enjoying it. Very smooth minimal rom :)
     
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    Running Euphoria here . Love my Nexus 5.
     
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    I just flashed the latest stable Cyanogenmod release, working great so far.

    https://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=hammerhead
    direct link for stable ROM released 9/1/2015 https://download.cyanogenmod.org/ge...1-20150901-SNAPSHOT-YOG4PAO237-hammerhead.zip

    Gapps to use: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Google_Apps (or any number of other gapps packages).

    Just as an FYI, I recommend a complete wipe if you install this, especially if you've been using the CM nightlies. I tried installing it over the nightlies and got a boot loop.

    Use Titanium Backup to backup your apps and data, then just restore what you need. Good way to do a bit of housekeeping too :)
     
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    DU 9.7. I think it's the latest. Runs good, no complaints.:p
     
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    Running Stock Marshmallow (rooted of course) until Euphoria puts out a Marshmallow update.
     
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    I just joined the Nexus 5 owner community and I am running Liquidsmooth 4.4.4 can't seem to get anymore zips from their site. Keep getting a connection refused error when looking for downloads. I love the phone, it is the best I have ever had: Optimus L9, Optimus F6, Optimus L70, Lg Leon. I would love to flash a 5.1.1 Liquidsmooth rom but can't seem to get a connection on their website. I was able to access it before. I would also love a workable Carbon rom and Pac rom.
     
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    Welcome Rondeau7!

    I am driving Nexus 5 6.0.1 with Cataclysm ROM 12/8/2015 for last two weeks. Decided to put Moto G3 away for awhile. Running smooth, no hiccups so far.
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    Update CM11 with Elemental X kernel, Xposed with Gravity Box. I love this setup it isn't candy like has great battery and rapid charge features. Oh the refresh rate is awesome. Pandora radio works flawlessly with this setup. On Liquidsmooth KK rom volume didn't work.
     
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    I'm all out of ideas. I tried the newest DU and gapps and it installed but my titanium backup refused to restore. So I tried cm and their matching gapps and it flashed cm okay but failed on the gapps. Now I'm not sure what to try. I'm traveling at the end of next week and my phone is seriously having issues right now. Any ideas?
     
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    Just keep flashing away. Wipe, flash. Another problem some peeps run into is flashing incorrect gapps with lollipop. Make sure if you flash 5.0 ROM, use gapps for 5.0

    Lollipop 5.1 requires updated 5.1 gapps, don't confuse them or you're gonna have Google services massive force close and a busted play store. Same goes for CM12 and 12.1

    Nexus can be very finicky when flashing different ROMs, you may, in worst case have to wipe everything out and start with 4.4.x again
     
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    I finally got it working-there's a whole other thread I started. I finally used wug's toolkit to flash the latest factory image and then rerooted. It took a few tries and a lot of cussing but it's done and now it seems to be working pretty good ****KNOCK ON WOOD****

    I may try flashing DU in the future but for now I'm sticking with what's working. I leave in 3 days and need my entire phone to work while I'm gone.
     
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    Meh I use the latest hammercaf blisspop build with bluemoon caf kernel, I'm overclock CPU and GPU happy and the best part is my battery doesn't die fast unless I'm playing some hardcore game like brave frontier, usually tho I use the alucard gov with with CPU freq 300-2457mhz and GPU freq 300-600mhz. Is nice with USB fat charge and Westwood TCP, io scheduler is whateve, last about 2-3 days without charge for me and battery usually chargers within an 90 mins, can b crazy if u use weird setting tho
     
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    KitKat DU was probably the best I've used, very customizable and everything worked good enough for even me. One pixel off or a single force close and I leave for something else. Running DU got kinda wonky after a while, but I think it was more of a problem with the Nexus 5 hardware itself. I'll definitely vouch for DU as a good daily.
     
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    I'm using the stock rom 6.0.1 with a custom kernel ElementalX
     
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    I've been thinking about using a custom kernel with stock Android to see if it improves my Nexus 5 experience.

    Was it easy installing the custom kernel to a stock phone?
     
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    Yeah it's a graphical installer though just keep everything on default or not
     
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    Mine is overclocked by 10 megahertz
     
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    My phone has never been rooted.

    Can you flash a custom kernel without rooting?
     
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