1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root Finally!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by icrazy2u, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. icrazy2u

    icrazy2u Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    189
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010

    Aug 1, 2010
    189
    13
    38
    I was going to wait until the stable version of UnRevoked came out but I got tired of waiting and now i'm a successful rooter! Time to get a ROM, what are some good ones?
     

    Advertisement

  2. DizkoDan

    DizkoDan Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    385
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010

    Jul 15, 2010
    385
    86
    73
    Systems Engineer
    NoVa
    In no particular order, these are the hottest right now.

    Adrynalyne's 4th wave & Frankenrom
    SkyRaider 3
    CyanogenMod
    Virtuous
    Redemption ROM

    Personally I've been using Virtuous for a couple of weeks, with a short stint on Redemption in between releases. Both of these have been fantastic.
     
  3. sabrewings

    sabrewings Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    895
    Joined:
    May 26, 2010

    May 26, 2010
    895
    104
    93
    Avionics
    +1 for SkyRaider.
     
  4. jbdan

    jbdan Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    513
    Posts:
    7,121
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010

    Jan 31, 2010
    7,121
    3,187
    513
    atl ga usa
    I love Virtuous excellent stable ROM. I've recently flashed skyraiders vanilla'esque 3.0 and it is very well done. SO many choices. You want pure speed with bumps? Go ruby, CM, or shadow. Want stability and everything to just work + speed!? Go Virtuous and Skyraider. That's my take anyways :D

    One more thing Uncommon Sense has great potential it is already very very good. You might want to give it a whirl as well when .7 comes up....soon.
     
  5. icrazy2u

    icrazy2u Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    189
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010

    Aug 1, 2010
    189
    13
    38
    Thanks guys. I think i'm going to use the SkyRaider Vanilla ROM.

    Of course when I want to get that ROM, it says "Error occurred while processing the ROM list!". I know I go under Ihtfp69. Don't wanna have to download ROM to sd. Virtuous is looking good right now.
     
  6. chilangoblanco

    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    46
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010

    Apr 21, 2010
    46
    1
    16
    If you like Vanilla, give Ruby a try. It has been way stable for me. I've been running it with Launcher Pro because I hate Launcher 2, which comes with Ruby I believe. The combination of the two have been way smooth.
     
  7. jamor

    jamor Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    3,688
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010

    Apr 13, 2010
    3,688
    761
    213
    Planet Earth
    Is BF#4 hands down the kernel to get if you are interested in increased battery life?
     
  8. DizkoDan

    DizkoDan Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    385
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010

    Jul 15, 2010
    385
    86
    73
    Systems Engineer
    NoVa
    It depends if you want to overclock. I'm personally seeing better battery life from Adrynalyne's Custom Kernel than I was from any of the King kernels. Not to say that they were bad by any means, as they were still better than stock.
     
    jamor likes this.
  9. jamor

    jamor Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    3,688
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010

    Apr 13, 2010
    3,688
    761
    213
    Planet Earth

    Which custom kernel is that? The Virtuous custom kernel that (I think?) he created?
     
  10. DizkoDan

    DizkoDan Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    385
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010

    Jul 15, 2010
    385
    86
    73
    Systems Engineer
    NoVa
    jamor likes this.
  11. jamor

    jamor Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    3,688
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010

    Apr 13, 2010
    3,688
    761
    213
    Planet Earth
    Awesome - and flashing a Kernel doesn't change delete any settings/apps or require a cache clear correct? Just load it onto my SD card and run hboot like a p13img and watch it do everything automatically?

    I just don't see the need in a ROM if I can use a Kernel to enhance battery life/control clocking as I like Sense UI the way it is after I removed all unwanted apps/widgets and have updated Adobe Flash Player.

    edit:

    I'm going to use directions on your site (which is nice btw)

    What will I lose when wiping the Cache??
     
  12. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    265
    Joined:
    May 1, 2010

    May 1, 2010
    265
    12
    38
    I haven't done it yet, but is it easier to just install Virtuous vs removing the bloatware app by app/feature by feature?
     
  13. DizkoDan

    DizkoDan Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    385
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010

    Jul 15, 2010
    385
    86
    73
    Systems Engineer
    NoVa
    Install via recovery, not hboot. No data/cache wipe, though it helps to wipe dalvik-cache. Just remember to make a nandroid before installing a kernel.
     
  14. DizkoDan

    DizkoDan Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    385
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010

    Jul 15, 2010
    385
    86
    73
    Systems Engineer
    NoVa
    That depends on your goal. If all you want to do is remove a handful of apps, it's easy enough to do so via adb. Personally I like the additional stuff rmk has done with virtuous, and he's made some cool scripts to make it really easy to add/remove a lot of stuff.
     
  15. xkingofgodzx

    xkingofgodzx Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    342
    Joined:
    May 15, 2010

    May 15, 2010
    342
    23
    38
    New York
    Frankenrom all the way. I have been using his custom drinc roms since he's been putting them out and they haven't dissapointed me yet! I strongly recommend it.
     
  16. jamor

    jamor Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    3,688
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010

    Apr 13, 2010
    3,688
    761
    213
    Planet Earth
    It depends how good and comfortable you are at flashing ROMs.

    There is a thread with all of the apps/widgets to remove and you just type the commands CMD (in JonAmericas guide) which only took me about 10 minutes including reboot and wiping Sense Cache.

    Or you can buy Titanium and use "Chuck Norris mode" which is what some people did and is really fast.
     
  17. jamor

    jamor Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    3,688
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010

    Apr 13, 2010
    3,688
    761
    213
    Planet Earth
    What will I lose on a dalvik-cache wipe?
     
  18. icrazy2u

    icrazy2u Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    189
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010

    Aug 1, 2010
    189
    13
    38
    How do I get back to regular rooted Froyo? Might try Virtuous now, I want my HTC clock widget and youtube widget.
     
  19. DizkoDan

    DizkoDan Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    385
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010

    Jul 15, 2010
    385
    86
    73
    Systems Engineer
    NoVa
    Nothing you need. Cache is just cache (data stored in memory/disk for faster access). It's just the cache for the Java VM. You'll notice when you clear it that your boot takes longer than usual, this is because it's rebuilding the cache with fresh data.
     
    jamor likes this.
  20. DizkoDan

    DizkoDan Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    385
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010

    Jul 15, 2010
    385
    86
    73
    Systems Engineer
    NoVa
    Restore your nandroid of your "regular rooted froyo".
     

Share This Page

Loading...