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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by FLroofpro, Aug 18, 2010.

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RRS Poll - Please Rate this ROM only if you have flashed it.

  1. 5 Star ROM Rating: Elite

    32 vote(s)
    53.3%
  2. 4 Star ROM Rating: Outstanding

    21 vote(s)
    35.0%
  3. 3 Star ROM Rating: Average

    5 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. 2 Star ROM Rating: Not Ready for Primetime

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 1 Star ROM Rating: Not Usable

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. obiemd5

    obiemd5 Lurker

    I know that all phones are different, however i spent about 4 hours yesterday trying every kernel from ulv to mv and none of them would boot. I dont get what im doing wrong. I even tried to use another one and just kept restarting. Any tips/hints? using rom manager.
     


  2. ChevyNo1

    ChevyNo1 Member

    Did you wipe? If you can get any kernels to work, I'd start to suspect bad data ... try wiping if you haven't ...
     
  3. obiemd5

    obiemd5 Lurker

    wipe data is the phone or the sdcard also?
     
  4. ChevyNo1

    ChevyNo1 Member

    Just the phone ...
     
  5. obiemd5

    obiemd5 Lurker

    i did the wipe and what not with it an it still wouldnt start up.
     
  6. Zalandis

    Zalandis Newbie

    Finally got this thing running perfect and I LOVE IT!!:D
     
  7. FLroofpro

    FLroofpro Newbie
    Thread Starter

  8. ChevyNo1

    ChevyNo1 Member

    And you're able to get another ROM booted up? But no other kernels? Very weird ...
     
  9. cfoley23

    cfoley23 Member

    when i get a text a notification pops up saying "text message memory full". i wiped cache for handcent and standard messaging app. any idea how to fix it?

    edit: fixed! i tried fixing permissions and it worked.
     
  10. Trapper31

    Trapper31 Well-Known Member

    5 stars, easy. Would give 6 if I could for the excellent support from Chevy.
     
  11. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Well-Known Member

    Looks like there is a second update out but it is not being pushed OTA to the phone like the previous one . . .
     
  12. hemplacrosse4

    hemplacrosse4 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys quick question for ya. So I just downloaded SS 4.7 and I just got ADW Launcher, he said in the notes he posted up was to delete the original Launcher 2 with the Chevy tools has anyone had any problems actually deleting the original Launcher 2 because I can not delete it. I just keep getting a force close window.
     
  13. cornbreadfarts

    cornbreadfarts Android Enthusiast

    Anyone else have the music player just start playing randomly?
     
  14. Gunner

    Gunner Android Enthusiast

    I take it SS 4.8 is in the works? ;)
     
  15. Nyghtryder_9

    Nyghtryder_9 Newbie

    Love the yellow theme. And loaded slayhers 1200 1.6 kernal,quadrent 1590 1678 and 1735 running flawllessly.

    [​IMG][/IMG]
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  16. snake_fist_gung_fu

    snake_fist_gung_fu Android Enthusiast


    I did, but after a wipe it went away.
     
  17. condog

    condog Android Enthusiast

    after seeing this thread and chevy's article on droid-life i decided to try it and this is by far the best and easiest rom to use. love it. can't wait for more!
     
  18. hemplacrosse4

    hemplacrosse4 Well-Known Member

    I also have this ROM and this was the first one I ever installed and I must say thank you Chevy for making such a great ROM. It truly does feel like a whole new phone and makes me love my Droid that much better. I also would like to thank Android for making such a poor update which lead me to make this decision that I do not regret at all. For anyone who has been still debating on rooting their phone I do recommend it 100 percent. Once again thanks Chevy :)
     
  19. Hoyter

    Hoyter Lurker

    2 issues.

    1. Unable to change the exchange calendar color (known issue with froyo?)

    2. it is deleting my exchange account. I have entered it several times and it will sync. Later when looking at my calendar or email, it is blank. Looking in the accounts section shows the exchange account is no longer there.
     
  20. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    SS 4.6 and 4.7 ROM Reviews

    *Note* I decided to combine my reviews for SS 4.6 and 4.7 since they're both very similar and I directly went from one to the other. The differences are not that drastic.


    Initial Setup and Boot
    There's not much to say here. Boot and setup went as expected. No problems in my flash of either 4.6 or 4.7. I did (per Chevy's own suggestion) try installing the ROM without wiping my previous ROM, and tried it again later after a wipe. I must say that I experienced no significant difference performance or bug wise whether I wiped my previous (Lithium) ROM or not.

    Appearance and Performance
    The stock theme is pretty nice. Nothing groundbreaking, just your typical black with blue highlights and icons. Some transparency is in there and it does look purty enough that I chose not to install any third party themes. Personally I preferred the black leaning styling of 4.6 to the blue leaning styling of 4.7, but it's probably personal preference and not a big deal either way.

    Performance wise, 4.6 was amazing. Chevy's kernels have always been good to me. Stock or overclocked, it didn't matter. Everything was smooth as butter. I did have the occasional redraw of the home screen, but I have basically come to expect this with every ROM I've used. Upon upgrading to 4.7, some of the smoothness seemed to go down the tubes. I definitely would give 4.6 a higher score for fluidity and general usage performance.

    Battery life was as good or better than previous ROMs with 4.6, but once I went to 4.7 (see the trend here?) my battery life suffered as well with the same phone usage. I haven't been able to determine what the culprit is. Same apps, same usage, same kernel, but much lower battery life. I'm talking 20% after my shift at work when I was used to getting 60-70 depending on how much I used it.

    Features and Bugs
    Chevy's tools are always very useful. The inclusion of volume/camera button music controls was nice, but I found it to be too finicky for general use. Sometimes they would work, sometimes they wouldn't. Other times, with the phone in my pocket, songs would stop or change on a whim. The ability to change/remove objects such as the clock from the notification bar is of course always welcome. I didn't experience any bugs at all with 4.6, but with 4.7 I did have a weird recurring issue where the phone would just stop receiving data all together. No texts would come in, phone calls wouldn't go out, data connection wouldn't work, but it showed that my signal was fine. A restart fixed this, but it happened a few times and the only way I realized it was when I tried to make a call and it didn't work, then rebooted the phone to several old text messages.

    Conclusion
    Setup 5/5 - No problems here, and it worked like a charm without a wipe.

    Appearance 3/5 - The themes are nice, but nothing spectacular. Most people will probably prefer their favorite custom theme over the ROM.

    Performance 4/5 - The 4.5 is a combined score. On SS 4.6, performance was juicy and easily scored a 5/5 with all of the kernels and speeds I tried. With 4.7, that degraded a bit, and so did the battery life, so I would give this release a 3.5.

    Features and Bugs 4/5 - As always, Chevy's ROMs include a lot of useful and expected features. Bugs are certainly rare, but the one that I did experience a few times was fairly annoying.

    Overall (Not an average) 4.5/5 - I would have easily given SS 4.6 a 5/5 here. Since it's a combined review though, a 4.5 seems appropriate. After a lot of use, I was not entirely happy with my choice to upgrade to 4.7. Performance seemed to suffer a bit, bugs were introduced where there were none apparent before, and the theme was a little bit less pleasing to the eyes.

    I would definitely recommend giving Chevy's ROMs a try. He's a spectacular developer and releases sweet ROMs as well as sweet kernels. There's not much to dislike here, but from my experience I would stick with 4.6 for now if you are considering going to one of Chevy's newer ROMs.
     
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  21. loudrex

    loudrex Newbie

    probably a noobish question here but heres my problem. installed ss 4.7, tried every kernel. all it does is bootloop. if i clear data/wipe cache and install.... then it bootloops again how do i get back into clockworkmod to restore?
     
  22. k00ey

    k00ey Member


    How are you wiping your data and cache if you can't get back into clockwork?

    If you're phone is bootlooping, do a battery pull, hold X button down while its rebooting and it should take you into clockwork recovery. from there you can restore your previous setup.


    Out of curiosity though, you've really tried ALL kernals and none of them work? even from other developers?
     
  23. loudrex

    loudrex Newbie

    i am installing from clockwork, i havent wiped my data and cache with an install. i have tried all the kernels from chevyno1.

    i guess my question was, if i do a data/cache wipe with the install will i be able to get back into clockwork even if the phone just bootloops.

    i thought that the data/cache wipe cleared out all data and apps on the phone thus removing clockwork and making it not possible to access it if it is not re-downloaded.
     
  24. k00ey

    k00ey Member

    clockworkMod is a recovery system through your phone, by wiping your phones data and cache you should still be able to load up the recovery system to do a restore. What it WILL delete is your Rom Manager, where you can always download again from the market once your phone is up and running again.

    Hopefully that cleared up a couple things for ya lol
     
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  25. loudrex

    loudrex Newbie

    Actually that cleared up everything! Thought clockwork would uninstall with rom manager on the data wipe due to them being bundled together in the app. Thanks a ton!
     

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