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Root Benefits of froyo on eris?

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  1. emerica243

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    Pros and cons?
     

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    I'll go with the pros
    Improved market
    -Auto-update of apps
    -An update all button
    -Apps get automatically restored by market whenever you wipe/flash a 2.2 rom.

    Overall snappy and fast and the best battery life I've ever seen (Almost 2 days for me)

    Were this KasoFroyo a few versions ago I would have some cons for you, but on V30 it's pretty much in it's prime and well polished. (Well the 3d gallery does bug out sometimes when rotating to landscape mode, but Kaos is constantly improving on it, or you can use the 2d gallery)
     
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    Have they fixed the exchange mail on the froyo ROMs?
     
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    chrome to phone
     
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    my eris was fast as h3ll with Froyo
     
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    apps to SD is awesome! especially since we have such a small internal memory. The dialer is awesome too. This is really the way the eris should have worked out of the box.

    Cons? my battery life suffered. i get about 2 days with stock 2.1 and only got about a day with froyo.
     
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    +1

    Those are improvements over 2.1.

    Just keep in mind that we Eris owners are a population of users with a wide range of hardware and assembly quality from Eris to Eris. Some devices just don't run 2.2 well (keeping in mind that Froyo was not originally intended for our 528Mhz CPU no matter the quality ;)).

    Of all of the ROMs I've had on mine, the Froyos have been the only ones which have required overclocking to get the OS to run comparable to the better 2.1 ROMs.

    Ymmv, but so many ROMs tested on both sides have kept delivering to me the same message: at least 710Mhz is needed to run 2.2 without it seeming sluggish, "heavy" and less responsive than xtrROM or Aloysius not overclocked, for example.
     
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    the only reason im sticking with froyo is the music controls on the lockscreen. that was the only thing that i feel makes it worth it :p
     
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    I would agree on the following
    -Auto-update of apps
    -An update all button
    -Apps get automatically restored by market whenever you wipe/flash a 2.2 rom.

    That stuff is definately nice. And hte fact that froyo is the cream of the crop right now.

    But one thing i didnt like is battery life. It still got me through most of the day, i just didnt like the fact that other roms like xtrROM are 5x as better. Although it doesnt have the sleekness of froyo, ill just have to settle.

    For instance on kaosfroyo the battery would drain 1-2% if i was using it for 3-5mins of wifi browsing. And also when the phone would be sitting in standby for 3 hours, hte battery would drain about 5%, where xtrROM would just drop 1%.
     
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    Yeah, I'd forgotten to mention the battery drain on 2.2; it is not brutal if certain steps are taken, but it is noticeably deteriorated from most 2.1 ROMs.
     
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    Gmail is also better on Froyo. It has some better features, including a snapping header, making it easier to star and reply to messages; you can select and copy text in a message; you can have notifications for individual messages rather than a single notification until you enter the app or clear the notification out. (In other words, 2.1 and earlier would notify you once when the first mail message hit your inbox, and would not vibrate or sound again until you cleared it, even if you received several messages.)

    FWIW, battery life on kaos froyo is no different than any other ROM I have run. They are all pretty much the same for me.
     
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    Cons - (mostly annoyances)

    Gallery still freaks out if rotated
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    Live Wall Papers are unreliable, yet so tempting
     
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    If you're having battery drain problems on Froyo, you should try wiping your battery stats.

    I just did this the other day, and now I get almost two days off a single charge.

    Also, running Autokiller makes kaos fast as hell.
     
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    your running other peoples roms now?lol. nomore WW?

    CON:
    also battery life is worse on Froyo roms
     
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    I would like froyo more if I could change that ugly white notification bar to black.
     
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    You can with metamorph and its not that hard to do.
     
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    i changed for a little while. i felt weird not being on the bleeding edge :p

    not long after posting that message, i switched back because i just couldnt find enought positives to negate the cons
     
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    how does one wipe the battery stats?
     
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    You'll see that choice on the list when selecting "wipe" in recovery mode.


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    Frisco, i dont know how i would get by without you!
     
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    You know, it cracks me up when people gripe about battery life on a rom that's overclocked to 710 out of the box. I wonder why the battery doesn't last long????
     
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    which roms arent overclocked? i freakin love KaosFroyo, but cant tweak it to get good battery life.
     
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    I've been able to get more than a full day out of KaosFroyo v30, and all other versions. There's plenty of advice on the XDA thread to get better battery life.
     
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    Did it all, just wasnt doing it for me.
     

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