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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MusicJunkie, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Okay, firstly you guys should've never gave me the ability to post threads because I feel like I will abuse them, lol.

    Back to the question at hand, what (in your personal experience) would be the best ROM and Kernel combination for a person who 1) likes to keep the WIFI running while at home, 2) background data and auto sync on to sync contacts and Gmail (and possible Twitter for Android) on WIFI and 3G when not at home, 3) texts and tweets a LOT, 4) uses the browser for mobile Facebook and YouTube (and Google searches) 5) doesn't look 'ugly' 6) doesn't have to be the quickest rom out there but lagging is a no-go?

    Too specific? Lol, I liked CM7 + Tiamat but sometimes the lock screen would freeze up but that wasn't a problem because I found a work around.

    Just your thoughts! Thanks.

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    abuse away. as long as you are not bricking your phone go ahead and make threads to your hearts content as long as you are following the http://androidforums.com/introductions/704-site-rules-guidelines.html#post3504.

    and roms/kernel combo will always very from phone to phone so it is really hard to say what will be good for you. like for me cm7/tiamat was by far the best rom/kernel combo ever for me. i could get easily 18-30 hrs with moderate to heavy usage. no other rom/kernel combo came close to that for me.
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  3. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    Well, first off you really don't have to worry about posting around here. The only stupid question is an unasked one! :)

    Roms are really about personal choice. Check out the roms that are out there, then try one that catches your eye. I'll suggest MikG as a first flsh, because it's super stable and it's pretty close to stock, so you can get a grip on custom roms. You can get roms here:

    The thing about kernels is they are phone specific, so what works for me may be really crappy on your piece. The best advice I can give is to try out a kernel for a few days and see if it works on your phone. If not move on to the next. You'll find one that gives you that warm and fuzzy, because everythign works nice and thebattery last longer. ;)

    I suggest you read this thread:

    Just make sure you do a nandroid backup before you change anythign on your phone. ;)

    If you have any more questions, please let us know!!

    Crap, Ocn Ninja'd me again!! :D
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  4. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Okay, thank you both! I currently am using MikG 2.59+GoldenMonkey (it's all in my signature, lol) and it's doing pretty good for a sense ROM. It's fast and not that bad on the battery. I wanted to try ASOP again but CM7 has a looot of features to tweak to my personal liking. I heard Deck 1.3 is CM7 just stripped of a lot of the stuff CyanogenMod put in their 7 build. I might try that one. What are you guys daily drivers?
  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i really like the xplod rom by team nocturnal. it is an aosp rom with a cm7 base, but it has the sony xperia launcher. pretty cool. it has all of the cm7 features. i have not tried the latest version, but they do now have some ics elements cooked.

    it is funny as my unactivated evo has the xplod rom and for my evo 3d i just flashed the same rom. though the evo 3d rom is a sense based rom :(. there is not that many aosp roms out right now for the 3vo:(

    i have not tried decks so i cant speak of it, but i do here great things about it. make a nandroid backup and give it a try. and let us know what you think of it.
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  6. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    About to flash now!
  7. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Not gonna lie, Deck 1.3 ROM + Tiamat 3.7.7 (I only chose this one because EVERYBODY says its the best version, lol) is really nice! Deck is soooooooooooooooo fast
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  8. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Android Expert

    +1 to deck and tiamat.

    For sense I always go with mikg and freedom and chop suey seem about the same for battery
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  9. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I turn that off on every ROM I install lol
  10. gamblor01

    gamblor01 Well-Known Member

    I <3 MikG as well, even though I swap out the Sense Launcher for GO Launcher EX. I'm with MizzouBrent though -- I never noticed much of a difference between ChopSuey or Freedom (be it battery life or anything else). I haven't decided which one to flash back. Since I installed MikG 2.61 I have just been running the stock kernel. I'll probably try agressive freedom because I ran with ChopSuey more than that, so maybe I should give it a little more time.

    I actually made a post discussing my thoughts on CM7 and MikG if you're interested:


    Since posting that I think I could resolve the lockscreen issue by using GO Locker or Magic Locker. They have a ton of different lockscreens you can download and use instead of the stock one.

    Also, if you're looking for better battery life, see the following post I made on themikmik forums:

    What in the world are you guys doing (or not doing) with your battery? - Page 3
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  11. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Android Expert

    Did you know there is a miui lockscreen app?
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  12. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    For me, its tommy's classic EVO and Aggressive Freedom

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  13. teamevo88

    teamevo88 Well-Known Member

    I was just t on that Tom....now on decks 1.3. I've been on this from a full charge serving the internet for about 10 mins and I'm at 84%. Time to get tiamat...rom is pretty fast
  14. JustSomeDude

    JustSomeDude Android Enthusiast

    +1 on tommy's Evo Classic (I've been jumping back and forth between it and MIUI this week). Tommy's is just so fast and stable, everything works, and it just feels right. My battery below is on the stock kernel, with moderate use. And I don't know how, but I swear my 3G is faster on the Classic. (seriously, check the thread over at xda, others say the same).

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  15. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    I'm fond of xplod and tiamat3.3.7
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  16. bupolo

    bupolo Android Enthusiast

    Are you serious? I get maybe 4 hours with moderate to heavy use with CM7 and Tiamat 3.3.7. :( :thinking:
  17. MusicJunkie

    MusicJunkie Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Do you guys like the Golden Monkey kernel? I find it to work waaay better than Freedom Aggressive and ChopSeuy when I use MikG's roms. ALSO what are the major differences between MikG's 2.59 and the recent I believe 2.61 builds?
  18. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :)

    Yeah, I really liked golden monkey and Mik3d beta. Now 3d is final, I think I tried it for a while, got into 3.0 now. the stock kernel works just fine for me.
  19. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Android Expert

    Wow really? on a stock battery, I can get about 2.5 hours of screen time and probably another couple hours of 3g music streaming. I use my phone a lot, so I'm usually lucky to get 12 hours on a full charge. It's all about the amount of time the phone is actually in use.
  20. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Android Expert

    What version are u using of the rom??
  21. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    0.0.5 beta 3 I believe?

    Whatever his latest nightly is
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  22. mikem0269

    mikem0269 Android Expert

    I downloaded 004 and its 203 mb
    After seeing that u are on 005 B3 I downloaded it and its only 73.7 mb
    Does that sound right??

    EDIT: ok i downloaded from roms and kernel sticky 73.7 mb
    Then downloaded from the XDA for tommy and its 209mb
    I think there is a wrong link in roms or I got a bad download.
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  23. psousa781

    psousa781 Well-Known Member

    Nope, you'll want to download again. Pretty sure 005 B3 is still just over 200mb.
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