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  1. chitchatjjj

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    I just got my Desire two days back. I thought I'd wait some time before rooting. But I ran out of internal memory pretty fast. So I've decided to root now and after taking a look at a few roms I see that gingervillain is one of the most popular. But leedroid has sense. So which one of these roms is the best, the most stable and easy to use? Also, does both of them have app2sd+ support?
     

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    Yes both have app2sd+ support....

    Bottomline for both ROM - If you need HTC sense go for Leedroid and if you can live without HTC sense go for gingervillian. And I think Leedroid will soon come out with its 2.3 version if you want both Sense and 2.3.

    Best will be try both for couple of days and choose.
     
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    I've been using Leedroid for about a week now and can report no issues or problems at all.
    If you want Sense then Leedroid is a great ROM IMHO.
     
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    okay..so what makes gingervillain special?
     
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    It's Android 2.3 and doesn't have Sense.
    LeeDroid is Android 2.2
     
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    GV is 2.3 plus various extras from the Cyanogen team (which is where it differs from Oxygen, for example).

    If you are used to Sense (and it hasn't started to annoy you yet) then the advice to try for a few days is good. LeeDroid will be very familiar to you, but it may take a little while to get used to a non-Sense ROM, and the first impression isn't necessarily the final one.
     
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    thanks! I think I'll go with leedroid for now and change to gingervillain later.
     
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    Actually, GV is Android v2.3.3. :)

    Another difference with Oxygen is that GV gets more frequent updates (almost weekly). Oxygen was not updated since February (as far as I know).
    Also, they have a different implementations of A2SD+ (DT+ext for GV versus AlphaRev Oxygen HBOOT for Oxygen).
     
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    haha

    Again:

    What A2SD does this support? Oxygen 2.0 supports "froyo style" apps2sd, it also supports A2SD with an EXT3 or EXT4 partition. By default the dalvik cache is not moved to SD for performance reasons - see here for dalvik2sd script. D2SD/D2W scripts will work - but please take this up in their respective threads if you have questions to ask.

    Also, Hboot is nothing to do with a2sd+ so rather than a different implementation of a2sd+, that would a different means to deal with space issues.

    Not to be pedantic or anything.
     
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    Oxygen got a small update so it's up to 2.0.3 but I ditched Oxygen quite a while ago because it lost the settings and trackball wake functions which I find useful, OpenDesire (AdamG's previous project) was alright but again it was slow with updates. Most Gingerbread roms I found has all sorts of different issues for different users, I end up using Froyo roms more often for stability then I can use my phone during the day without running into some weird issue. I was a huge supporter of CyanogenMod with their CM6-nightlies and CM6 releases and rarely had problems with them but I stopped using CM7 due to issues, I found GingerVillain to be much stabler than CM7 is right now.
     
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    I've seen that, but that was the "old" method (still usable if you want it).


    Here is the new method:
    And then this:

    Source: FAQ - Oxygen - Custom ROM's Wiki




    Edit: I apologize for wrong formulation of words. It is not about A2SD+ implementation, but about gaining extra space by using different methods. And these recommended methods are different between GV and Oxygen.
     
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    The oxygen hboot has a poor size cache partition too. Bad for downloading apps over 10 MB. I dont think its a good final solution IMO. At least you can take a2sd with you from rom to rom.

    Many solutions have tried to replace a2sd, and to my mind, none of them have done it successfully.
     
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    Im on gingervillian 2.3.3 and it works great too. I have one question though, does Leedroid (with Sense) similar to the default HTC sense? My view is that the default HTC sense runs alot of process in background (which eats away the batt and memory). Does App2Sd+ support (i.e Leedroid) helps to improve this aspect?
     
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    LeeDroid is pretty much HTC Sense with Apps2SD support and a few speed tweaks.
     
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    Why not try baadnewz insertcoin HD port 2.0. This rom is ported from the Desire HD so it has sense running on it. Its stable and has more customisation features than Leedroid in my experience plus it has A2SD feature too.
     
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    I agree that it is an advantage. I jumped between 4-5 ROMs recently and a2sd solution worked in all of them, even in the "odd" MIUI ROM. :)
     
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    A2SD works. DATA2SD is very much a hit and miss at the moment
     
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    I had to stop using data2sd with GV0.8 (worked on 0.6 and 0.7) but a2sd was much faster for me.

    When I was using it, the FS didnt unmount cleanly, risking data loss but apparently now that has been overcome.
     
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    In terms of memory management data2sd fares better than a2sd ?
     
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    Well yes. The entire data partition is moved to ext so your internal storage reads the size of your ext
     
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