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  1. ejchis

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    My phone had been running really well on Bugless Beast .3--not perfect, but I had no major complaints. Then the update came out the other day, and, of course, I needed to screw with something that wasn't broken. I hadn't done step 2 of rooting yet, so I spent a couple of hours getting that all done right, and I flashed to DamageControl 3.2.2. It was nothing but issues for me there, and I was pissed that I hadn't just let things be. Some of the most basic things were buggy for me, I was getting FCs way too often, and I was running out of patience with trying to make it work.

    Last night I wiped and flashed to Fresh 0.5.3. I'm not kidding about this: my phone has never operated this well. Literally, I cannot find any bugs or tweaks or issues. I even went through the posts here and did some tests. Everything seems to be perfect. I'm typing this on my laptop while wirelessly tethered and looking at my phone in the 270 rotation (what a great feature for us south paws). The thing is snappy as hell now, and even a lot of the features that I had never gotten working properly at any point before, such as FB sync, are working perfectly now.

    It probably didn't need to be said, but I wanted to make sure anyone who wasn't sure about rooting and running a custom rom knew about one very greliable option. And I also wanted to express my appreciation to flipz. I'm once again so happy about this phone. Thanks, flipz.

    note: this is not meant as a rip on DamageControl. I know the developer has put in a lot of work and made a rom that a lot of people really like and appreciate. For some reason, DC just wouldn't play nicely with my phone no matter what I did.
     

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  2. tsipa

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    Fresh is awesome... I am running 0.5.3 and haven't had any issues at all. The wait for the new version built on the latest OTA update is killing me though...
     
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    Yes i design this thread.....hasn't dc yet at all..and is snappy
     
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    I have used Damaged since I first bought my HERO and always stuck to his roms. However last night I was feed up with his latest on my EVO and I flashed over to Fresh and this rom is ROCK Solid!!! My only grip is the gallery app that links directly into your picasa albums. Does anyone know if we can get that option on Fresh's rom?
     
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    The latest Fresh is a little buggy for me, so I'm shopping around. But I REALLY like the modified sense launcher. I don't know why? It was just a nice touch.
     
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    I did a complete wipe and full format on my SD loaded up Fresh and I cannot find even one glitch! Completely rock solid!!!
     
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    I've had it for a few days now and I love it!! The only thing I wish they hadn"t removed is the FM Radio as I actually used it on a everyday basis. Is there a way to reinstall it using Fresh??
     
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    All of the uninstalled apps are sequestered to a folder on the SD card. I reinstalled a couple, but the FM radio failed installation each time. Don't know why.
     
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    I actually downloaded the .apk online and it installed. But when I launch, it doesn't play anything.
     
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    Yes, there is a way to push the app to your phone through ADB. I did it and it is working just fine.

    Instructions are here: Fresh Evo: Official Change Log Geek For Me – Sprint Evo 4g & CDMA Hero

    Boot into recovery and issue the following commands:
    adb shell mount /sdcard
    adb shell mount /system
    adb shell
    cp /sdcard/fresh-removed-apks/WHATEVERAPP.apk /system/app
     
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    Thanks tsipa!!! I will give it a try.

    aleks
     
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    Love the Fresh rom. I feel like the latest update really improved my Evo. It feels snappier for some reason. :)
     
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    I prefer DC, although I haven't tried the newest Fresh. The 270 degree rotation I am interested in, as I'm also a Southpaw. I used to always rotate phones the wrong way until I got used to it. May give the new Fresh a shot later.
     
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    I tied to flash fresh but for some reason recovery said it couldn't open the file on my sd card so im running DC 3.2.2.1 with the matching Aloysius theme. I sick of wiping my data so I'm gonna stick with it for a while.
     
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    I was running unrevokedon my Evo and then did the new update and it killed my unrevoked. I am wanting to root my phone and flash Fresh 0.5.3, but will this work with me now running this new 2.1 update??
     
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    I actually remember reading about some radio app that would stream major stations to your phone. It was like a dollar or two. It would connect to the station's stream version online. I can look around if you want.
     
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    For the ones who have fresh. Is your 4g constant? if so have you upgraded your radio wixmaxs?
     
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    love my fresh! toast and flipz rock!! no problems with wifi, 3g or 4g!!
     
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    WunderRadio maybe?
     
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    iheartradio?
     
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    My only grip is the gallery app that links directly into your picasa albums. Does anyone know if we can get that option on Fresh's rom?[/QUOTE]


    No one else uses the gallery app for Picasa? I would love to find a way to get it on this rom. :(
     
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    Fresh is simply brilliant!

    Here's hoping we get some FroYo ROMs out soon now that the kernel's been released.
     
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    If you download from the ROM Manager it says Fresh 0.5.3 requires you to have Root and NAND unlocked and that the unrevoked method wont work. If you want it to work, it sounds like you'll have to unroot your phone, and reroot it using toast method.
     
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    I don't think they have root for the latest OTA update, yet.
     
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