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Root Froyo ROM Comparison Guide

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by edwardmlyte, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. edwardmlyte

    edwardmlyte Well-Known Member
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    Can anyone link me up with a good comparison of the many many Froyo ROMs available for the desire? Or at least a comparison of the main players.

    This might be a good sticky if people can review what ROM they have so we can see the popular choices and why they're popular.
     

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  2. thomsonga

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    I came across one last week but it was well out-dated (had OpenDesire 3.5 as the latest release).

    The main players are (in no particular order):
    MoDaCo, LeeDroid, Pinky, Nex/AuraxTsense for official Sense-based ROMs
    Cyanogen, OpenDesire, DeFrost for AOSP-based ROMs

    There are also a handful of rooted "Stock" Sense ROMs. These should all be relatively equal as they tend to just add Root and a few other dev tools to the official ROM.

    [edit] Found it <clicky>, and it looks like someone's been trying to update it[edit]
     
  3. SUroot

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    Just to add to this:
    Nex/AuraxTsense is based on MoDaCo
    DeFroSt is based on CyanogenMod

    If that matters :)
     
  4. thomsonga

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    Yeah, I was trying to impy that without saying as much. Looks like most (if not all) AOSP ROMs are based heavily on Cyanogen's work, and the better of the Sense ROMs are (loosely) based on MoDaCo's work.
     
  5. SUroot

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    two very good starting points.
     
  6. jay_kay

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    Gonna root my phone this weekend and was thinking of using a stock sense but a rooted one. Anyone got suggestions of a good one or alternatively a stable mod rom?
     
  7. SUroot

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    MoDaCo R8 is a stable and Fast Custom rom

    Also, Teppic74 posted his rooted stock rom in a thread in this sub-forum
     
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  8. thomsonga

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    As Dan said, MoDaCo R8 is what most stable (Sense) roms seem to be founded so I guess you can't go wrong with that one. I depends what you are looking for from a custom ROM. Most will be stable and faster than stock, but they will all have their own extras that the "chef" has added due to personal preference.
     
  9. sookster54

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    I like teppic74's rooted Froyo, pretty straight forward and he added a few add-on that were requested.
     
  10. edwardmlyte

    edwardmlyte Well-Known Member
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    I'll try modaco then. Tired of the official one being unstable and crashing.
     
  11. sookster54

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    Official ones shouldn't be unstable, did you do a clean wipe (cache and data) before flashing it?
     
  12. sookster54

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    I've been reading around XDA a bit lately and I've used OpenDesire for a couple days before switching to teppic's stock rom and AdamG reminds me alot of Theo de Readt (founder of OpenBSD, look him up) which was a complete menace on the internet for years. Also OpenDesire seems to be becoming less stable at each update (every 2 days?) lately.

    I hear lots of good things about Cyanogenmod6, Modaco and LeeDroid, probably the two worth looking at. But I personally like to stick to a clean stock rom.
     
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