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  1. androidtp

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    I'm pretty sure this has already been asked, but if not, which is the best ROM, or the most popular ROM that everyone is digging? I'm tired of this 2.1 crap :mad:
     

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    A lot of people love SRF, but it personally wouldn't ever run right on my phone.

    Personally, I'm using EC05 stock plus.
     
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    Links please :)
     
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    Will do when at a computer. Can't pull them from the apps :(
     
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    The phanandroid app??
     
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    Yeap (can't pull the links from XDA app either).


    Here is the one I'm on that I like. LINK
     
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    There are a few good ones out there. I cant speak for kelmars pick but im sure its great. 2 other solid picks would be urban fury by compkid123 and midnight rom 5.3 by ptfdmedic. Both of those are solid with very few complaints. Acs frozen 1.1.1 is very nice too and is solid as well. Whatever one you choose i would HIGHLY suggest to have journaling on. Alot less problems. Also being on phone i cant link but all of these are over at xda under epic development. Good luck.
     
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    Best advice to finding the best ROM to flash is to download them all and try them :)
    Everyones opion is different just as everyons actual Epic is different :)
    Some don't like overclocking, some don't like undervolting and others are the opposite.
    I've been running SRF 1.1.1 since it was released and love it. However that doesn't stop me from having 7 ROMs, atleast 3-4 Kernels and a buttload of themes and tweaks loaded onto my SD card :p
    Let us know what you try and how it goes :)
     
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    I am running the leaked Gingerbread EE03 ROM from ACS (here) with just about every available tweak. I have the EE03 Modem (also in that link). I have also flashed the Steel Blue Theme (here), if you go to the Steel Blue link you can see lots of screenshots of what that will look like (note: I have ADW Launcher so mine will look a little different, but that theme comes with 3 launchers baked in). It's not quite as snappy as ACS SRF 1.1.x but it is fully functional (GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.) and visually outstanding!

    Shout out to the whole team at ACS for EE03 and to ringold24 for the theme!
     
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    creepy thats teh theme i use on my nexus s 4g with go launcher :O of course i use the teams version...
     
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    You are correct in trying them all. Not only does everyones taste differ but so does our phones too. What works on one will not necessarily mean it will work on another. Sound advice sir:)
     
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    I tried the link but it hangs.
     
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    I'm on EXT4, do I need to do anything except flash this? Will this revert back to the rooted stock ROM?
     
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    link worked for me :D
     
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    Can i flash this if im on ext4?
     
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    could you flash what? the geniuses above me mentioned more than one ROM..were you referring to the one in the link? if so, that link had more than one ROM as well..be a lil more specific?

    even then, I'm new to the flashing on the Epic, so I wouldn't want to give you the wrong information. I'm sure Kelmar or the other guys that have the "thank you's" can answer that question for you ;)
     
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    You should be able to flash the ext4 version thats in that thread
     
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    Use clockwork mod 3.0.2.5 when you root and you can flash any ROM because it works with RFS and EXT4. The link I posted has any and everything that you need to know, from rooting, flashing, themes, and help with Odin. On the page click on "community roms" under the software section and you will find all of them. One other good ROM that is NOT on that link is the Bonsai ROM, which I am currently using. Just google Bonsai ROM and you will find their web page, create an account and download for free.

    Sent from my IPad 2
     
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    The link I provided needs installed via Odin (not CWM).
     
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    did you ever figure out why SRF didn't run correctly on your phone?
     
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    mind explaining what journaling is? and what problems may come to past not having it? i'm coming from a Hero man.. all of this is new to me lol
     
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    Read these 2 posts to give you an idea. First one is my interpretation of journaling.
    And the second is a Devs answer :p
    xda-developers - View Single Post - ROMS start force closing everything

    xda-developers - View Single Post - ROMS start force closing everything


    If you don't have it on you risk data corruption :eek:
    But I've been running non journaling ROMs since I rooted my Epic and havent had any corruption issues yet
     
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    It just didn't like my phone. :p

    Same way some people can OC to higher speeds than others when using the same model phone.
     
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    SRF hated my phone, too. I kept having to use Odin to unbrick my phone.

    I was pretty happy with Midnight, but I'm starting to have issues with it, and getting worse and worse. I'm about to wipe and reflash it. I've had to do a battery pull at least every other day. Home keys light up, but no screen. And when I'm done with my phone and go to set it down, I always push the power button to shut the screen off, then set down. Well, now, when I do this, the screen shuts off, but then it flashes one time and goes back off. Annoying. Also, every time the phone boots up, LauncherPro force closes. Just once. Before it force closes, it's stupid slow and i basically can't do anything until I force it to restart or it force closes by itself.
     

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