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  1. Thats

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    So, I have been running CM7 since it was released as a non-stable build. I have no been doing some research and I really would like to try out the OMG builds. But I have a few questions for my fellow Androidians who hopefully have ran both of these.

    What features from each do you prefer/enjoy more over each?

    Has one been more reliable than the other for you? I personally have not had 1 random reboot on CM7, ever.

    Is it worth making the jump from CM7 to OMG for the nightlies? Any other reasons?
     

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    If you absolutely have to flash something daily then I'd go to OMFGB. I ran it for a month or so straight and I did like it a lot, but now that CM7 is so stable I have no urge to leave. I haven't even tried any of the newer AOSP builds (Hacked, Theo816764y or mini BAMF{HATE that name more than theory lol})
     
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    Off topic I know, but that is a pretty dumb name. If I were building a ROM I'd name it AOSPectacular cause its hard to say. But it looks cool. :)
     
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    That's the thing, I've been so stable on CM7, but I'm the guy who wonders if the grass is greener on the other side...
     
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    It's not greenier, it's the same exact thing, just slightly different in some areas. If you're that curious, make a backup and give it a shot :)
     
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    Yeah just try it out, they aren't that much different. OMFGB nightly's have died recently. Nightly on 8/12 next on 8/17 and none since.

    Recently I have been having issues with OMFGB, every time I flash the rom I have issues with restoring backups with titanium (restore causing force closes). The 8/12 nightly killed my wifi. I think it may be I don't want to boot into recovery just to fix permissions but I should as when OMFGB worked for me it worked very well.
     
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    I can agree with that, it ran very smoothly for me as well. I wouldn't use it as a daily over CM7, but it's a very nice AOSP alternative
     
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    @OP I would also suggest trying out other AOSP roms as well. Both CM and OMFGB are source built by one dev. I would suggest A05P TH30RY (something like that I am not very 1337) or Liquid Thunderbread. Both are CM based and work very well. BAMF also released a rom recently that is OMFGB based that is getting good reviews but I can't speak for it.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I pretty much am just going to rock with the CM, I just can't take the time to restart everything over. I do have a lot of backups, though.
     
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    Ah you will find set up gets easier the more you do it ;)

    I am actually running SPB shell 3D and it saves your set up minus non-SPB widgets between flashes which is very nice plus I get lots of eye candy

    I had a set up before where I could do anything I wanted on my lock screen (tasker, minimalistic text, and widget locker), I even uninstalled all LP from that rom to force myself to keep with the lockscreen only set up
     
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    CM7 all the way for now.
     
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    I like cm7. If you have been running cm7 and switch to omfgb you will find some things missing, or at least i did. I like all of the options that cm7 brings to the table, and have not found anything that omfgb does better.
     
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    Hi,
    Doesn't adw in CM7 now backup settings and desktop configuration? So setup would not be lost between flashes?
    Thanks,
    Bryan
     
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    No clue I don't run ADW
     
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    Just got a Thunderbolt, can someone point in the right direction on where to get the CM7 mod, can't seem to find it on my own. Thanks in advance.
     
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