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  1. adicken

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    Hi guys.

    I have searched and researched for the best 2.1 rom but wanted to know what other people considered to be the best and most stable rom available. I currently use chocolate eclair 2.0 and it seems great. I do have a couple of glitches now and again with it though, hence my request.

    Many thanks and keep up the good work devs!
     

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  2. guss606

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    Hi,

    I am new to rooting/custom ROM's but i am interested in this topic.
    I managed to root and install VillainROM12 on my Hero about a month ago, it works wonderfully so far, it's really nice, i love it...
     
  3. Jaffa

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    +1 villain12 is awesome, don't forget to calibrate your battery, it improves battery life no end!
     
  4. adicken

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    How is Villina 12 on Orange uk though? Any problems that you know of?

    I presume battery calibration is done in the recovery partition?
     
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    The recovery menu you mean? Yes, that's right.

    It's not the firmware you have to be careful with when using an Orange branded phone, it's the radio. Villain12 should work just fine :)
     
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    Best is hard to judge. One of those nice folks over at XDA has been benchmarking the various 2.1 apps to work out which is 'fastest'. Check out his results:

    [Benchmark] CPU Performance across ROMs - xda-developers

    My favourite is the unbenchmarked SenseHero b5.1. All the benchmarks are run with overclocking and SenseHero doesn't support that yet. Despite this it seems much quicker and smoother than other 2.1's I've tried. You can find SenseHero here although the website is not great... HTC Dev Scene
     
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    yup +1 for sensehero as well, tried villain12 which i dint like due to too many problems on my end, getting 4 days + out battery on sense and everything works. check out HTC Hero Roms for a nice lil run down of available roms
     
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    I rooted and installed VillainRom12 this morning, I'm with Orange UK (branded Hero) and so far I haven't had any problems, Wifi is working, texts are working and calls are working :)
     
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    villainrom 12.0.0 = camera problems. really annoying.
     
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    Just flashed with VillianRom 12.0. So far it looks excellent. No problems at all.

    Very impressed.
     
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    I've been using SenseHero for a while. Tried VillianROM12 for a week or so, but I went back to SenseHero as I prefererred it. Best thing to do is try both.

    If you get one set up the way you like, you could do a nadroid backup, then install the other one and do another nandroid backup. That way you can switch between them by restoring the one you want so you can try out both.

    EDIT: I should have added that I was also getting lower Linpack results on VillainRom12 than I was on SenseHero2.1 B5.1. Even with the overclock on VillainRom12, it was lower than on SenseHero2.1 B5.1 with JIT enabled, but no overclocking.

    At this time, I think once OC is enabled in SenseHero, it'll be the ROM I'll stick with.

    Although, I could spend more time optimising VillainRom12 to see if I can speed it up more.
     
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    I tried stock 2.1, villainrom12, kimera2.1, and found that villainrom12 and kimera2.1 are pretty similar. Basically just optimized version of stock 2.1. Definitely better. Everything works, slightly faster without using OC, battery life is just as good. Biggest difference to me is kimera boots up in a minute, while villainrom12 takes 1:20 and stock about 2:00.

    I want to try sensehero and it looks really cool but the clock is a bit hard to read.
     
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    You can download the dark flip clock from the htcdevscene site here - http://www.htcdevscene.co.uk/files/category/8-universal-optionals/

    May be easier to read, assuming it's not the one you're talking about above...

    (The site can be a bit buggy though)
     
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    There are also many clocks in the market that you might want to try ... I am going to try out a few and I will post my favs here ...
     
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    Beautiful Widgets has the most bodacious customisable clock!
     
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