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Custom (3rd Party) ROM: Revolution. Pros and Cons

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  1. Hawker

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    I thought it may be extremely useful for people who are contemplating going over to a 3rd party ROM what the good and bad points are, comparisons to official ROM etc.

    May also be useful to state which 3rd party kernel (if applicable) seems to work well with it.

    Can you start off with which version of the ROM your using with which firmware it is based on, followed by your findings.

    Revolution ROM Link

    Other 3rd Party ROMS are commented on in the threads below (please start new threads for any other ROMS that you wish to comment on):
    Villain
    Lite'ning
    Cognition S2 (thanks to steslatt)
    SicOpaT
    MoDaCo (thanks to Sydney99)


    Many thanks to all that contribute
     

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    Pros:
    Decent Battery Life.
    Fast.
    Stable.
    Lots of Support on XDA Thread.
    Kitchen app is the best I've seen with lots of options including kernels, modems, themes, tweaks, etc. All with Previews and info where applicable and restore feature.

    Cons:
    Not found any yet.
     
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    I agree with steslatt!
     
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    So revolution or villain ?
     
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    For me its Revolution, because of the Kitchen app.
     
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    Got to admit i changed from villain to revolution best thing i done.
     
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    Does revolution tell you when there.s an update available?
    And am I right in thinking to flash the rom you download the app from market place and do it all from there?
     
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    Yes

    I just downloaded from the thread and flashed via CWM but I think you can do it that way as well?
     
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    full wipe before?

    sorry, being lazy. the answer is obvious on the xda site - a NON-wipe rom. nice and easy to install then.
     
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    I must say, this one seems to be filtering up to the top of the bunch at the moment.

    Any chance you can put up some plain english instructions on how to install this, assuming we are not even on a rooted phone yet? The instructions on its download page seem a little confusing to me, as it mentions downloading a kitchen app and a core base, and it not that clear in my mind.

    Also if a full wipe is needed, can instructions on how to do this be put up too. Its better to have all the information in a single point of reference. Less chance to mess things up!!!

    Thank you all.
     
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    You must be rooted and have CWM recovery.
    There are 2 ways to install. Do one or the other not both.

    1) Download and install the kitchen app. There are 2 versions available (new and old).
    Old one here Price FREE
    New one here Price
     
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    Thanks for that again.
    You say in point 1 to run the kitchen app, and the rom should install. In point 2 you then say to download the rom.
    What actually gets installed in point 1? Is it just the kitchen app, or does it need the revolution rom downloaded before you begin point 1?

    Sorry for my confusion but I'm just being thick!
     
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    In point one all you do is install the kitchen app. When you run the app, click menu download rom, then it downloads the rom file. No need to do it separately.
     
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    I'm just a little confused sorry.
    So are you referring to the kitchen app as a ROM too? (ie. not the "firmware" rom)
    (I'm confusing this with the fact that you have to download the ROM in point 2)

    I have to say, I'm still unrooted, but this thread is giving me a huge temptation to do so and install this ROM!

    :)
     
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    1) and 2) are different ways of installing. You do one or the other, not both.

    The Kitchen is just an app. In the kitchen app it has the option to download and install the actual rom.
     
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    Ahh right, sorry steslatt.
    Finally I see the light! :) Sorry!
     
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    I should have worded it better :) will edit post...
     
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    have just downloaded the (paid for) app to take a look (not yet downloaded rom) - it indeed looks awesome - has menus to download boot animations, modems, themes, stock/samsung apps that have been removed, dialers, kernels, and custom modifications.

    looks an amazing way to easily pick and mix your rom/kernels/modifications etc. wow. am gonna install the rom now.....
     
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    What's the difference between the free and paid for app? If the rom is that good 85p isn't a problem but I'd like to know what extra I'd be getting.
     
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    The paid app has a different layout, its faster and has more features. You can get the paid app for free on the XDA thread, the market one is like a donate version.
     
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    i thought originally you needed this to get latest version of rom, but don't think that's actually the case.

    it's certainly looks better and more user friendly

    it also gives the dev some cash (a very modest amount) for his hard work - hopefully if enough do it it'll encourage him to keep up his efforts!
     
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    notification bar gone since installing. how do i get it back??
     
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    ive just bought revolution too from market and ive lost my notification bar too. and the market widget wont work anymore now aswell. BUT ive just been playing around with revolution and if you change the themes it will come back on and on other themes they will dissapear
     
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    This probably needs mentioning on the XDA thread. Cant say I've had the same problem, I downloaded the rom separately and flashed in CWM.
     
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    on the theme BLACKandroid v2.5 the notification bar was gone and market app wouldnt open saying unexpected problem and making me either force close it or send a report

    and when i wa trying a few other things i went into titanium pro key app and clicked check for update it was saying there was an unexpected problem and making me force close it again, the same with that chainfire 3d

    but ive changed the theme to GINGERLITE HORIZ BATT and everything was back to normal and working fine
     

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