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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Danielson2047, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
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    I'm looking at ROMS to download, so far i've just tried plain 2.2 rooted and Smoked Glass 6.0. I've heard BB and Sapphire are both good. Any comparisons, thoughts? Battery life is my biggest thought, overclocking not so much as i'm not sure how this whole Set CPU thing works. Thanks guys!!!

  2. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    My vote's for BB simply because it's bugless, easy for beginners and novices (like me :rolleyes: ) and is overclocked stock at 800 MHz.

    Once you install an overclock kernel (update.zip without the wipe) then SetCPU scales your clock speed as demanded.

    Welcome to the ROMming world!
  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    FRG01B and FRG22 are stock ROms (except for the possiblity for rooting).

    The others are custom ROMs with their own feature set *added* to the ROM they are built off of.

    BB is a bit old now, based upon the older FRF84B release, but in and of itself is a great ROM (I used it for over a month).

    The problem with asking for recommendations is this: They are going to be everyone's opinions, and opinions are just like you-know-what- we all got one.

    The best advice for someone like you is to do the following:

    • Make sure that you know how to make backups - repeatedly - when you are playing with ROMs - it will help in the long run if something breaks.
    • Make sure you backup often - otherwise point 1 is moot.
    • Try the ROMs out yourself and see what they are like and how well they work for you.

    Also, remember that the stock Froyo builds are overclocked to 800 MHz by default - I think Pete's does 700, not sure of the others - so you'll need to make an apples to apples comparison. Saying Pete's is slower than, say, the stock is not really fair as it is already clocked slower, so you're making unequal comparisons already.

    Finally, in case you've already forgotten: BACKUP!

    Happy ROMing!!
  4. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    SetCPU does a world more than that, and can be your best friend or your worst enemy.

    When it comes to overclocking, the DROID
  5. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
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    I have the FRG22 from OMJs guide and its only set to 600mhz. what gives?
  6. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Which OMJ guide?
  7. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
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  8. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Your phone cannot boot without some sort of a kernel installed. The kernel drives the Operating System, in layman's terms.

    As fro OCing, yes, plenty of those available, and once again it is your choice - you'll need to play with them and see which ones work well on your phone and which do not. Some phones don't do well with moderate to heavy OCing whereas some don't mind it all, depending upon the kernel whereas some seem to love it.

    You really have to decide for yourself - but before you jump into doing all of this, one more piece of advice:

    Do one thing at a time and test thoroughly.

    if oyu change the ROM, add a kernel and change your SetCPU settings and the phone goes unstable, you have no idea if it is the ROM, the kernel not playing nicely with the settings you have / the ROM, or the settings you changed in SetCPU....
  9. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert

    your problem is you picked a stock rom. this is an officcial rom and they only released stock froyo with a 600mhz kernal. you could either flash one of the dev's roms that comes with an over clocked kernal or flash just a kernal such as chevy's or p3droids. i have had the best luck with these. pretty much everyone can run at one gig standard voltage. i would start there for a kernal choice.
  10. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
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    Any suggestions on which Chevy kernel to start with? I've seen 4.6 talked about alot with his. But there's so many.
  11. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    4.6 is his Simply Stunning ROM - the kernels are whichever ones support FroYo, which come in a Love Voltage and Ultra Low Voltage version.
  12. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert

    ive settled on chevys simply stunning 4.6 for now. it comes with a 1 gig kernal preinstalled. for me this rom on 1 gig is faster than bbv0.4 at 1.2:D
    i really like it
  13. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Could I possibly get a link? You just install like a rom right?
  14. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert

  15. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    ROM Manager Premium only for Chevy's stuff.
  16. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert

    yeah told him he should buy the app yesterday as it will save him a lotta time and trouble:)
  17. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Ahhh lol. Still, for any randomly reading person, they should know that it is only in ROM Manager Premium.
  18. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Looks like there's ultra low, low, and Med. And each speed has all 3 voltages available. What's the difference?
  19. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert

    ultra low low and medium is the voltage of the kernals. generally speaking the lower the voltage the better the battery llife. however some phones dont really like ultra low voltage and some do it turns out that some droids need more voltage to function properly. a good starting point is to use the low voltage 1 gig kernal. if your phone handles that well, you can go up in speed or down in voltage.
  20. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert

    i didnt think about it that way lol;)
  21. luvjones305

    luvjones305 Newbie


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