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How many Force closes or reboots does it take to deem a Custom ROM unstable?

  1. 1 reboot or force close per week.

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  2. 1 reboot or force close every other day.

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  3. 1 per day is too many.

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  4. I apply a zero tolerance policy.

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  1. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert
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    My definition of a custom ROM being unstable would be an app force closing or the phone has random reboots several times during a day when it has been stable on other ROM builds. When that happens, I nandroid back to a previous ROM or load a new ROM into my phone. So besides the obvious, how many reboots or FCs do you need to be convinced that a custom ROM is unstable. I also know that it some cases it is not due to the ROM itself that causes force closes or reboots such as the kernal being used or a unstable app. However, most of us who have been flashing ROMS for a while have a expectation on how a custom ROM should behave. So with that in mind, let me open up my first polling thread. YAY! :D
     

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    None at all.

    In my opinion a ROM should never, under any circumstances, reboot itself for no reason, and I think that with SetCPU it should be near-impossible for anything to FC.
     
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    So zero tolerance. I have Chevy's 2.1 ERE25 ROM running on my phone and I experienced one reboot a couple of days ago but I wouldn't say the ROM is unstable.
     
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    I think lumping these two things together is a bad idea. I would tolerate some fcs within reason but if I am getting random reboots that rom isn't lasting long.
     
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    I am not one for reboots.. Those should not really ever happen. But a force close is fine every once in a while. I mean I got them on stock lol. So I don't mind one every so often. I'm currently on SS V1.0.3 and I haven't had any FC or reboots yet. Doubt I'll get a reboot, but FC could be likely.

    All in all, one FC every so often is okay with me I guess till they fix it.. :rolleyes:
     
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    +1 on that response.
     
  7. xmr405o

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    Maybe you're right. I should have not lumped these issues together. But in my experience, fcs lead to my phone rebooting. Like with the SS ROM, I received a message that Amazon MP3 stopped responding and it going to force close. After that, my phone rebooted. It was weird but I didn't think the ROM was unstable.
     
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    a random force close here and there is ok, but if the phone starts locking up then that's no good.

    my current setup is running pretty much perfect.
     
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    No reboots. I've not had one forced or random reboot or a FC since flashing DroidMod 1.0 a couple of weeks ago. If I had reboots I'd go back to stock. Reboots, for me, would negate the benefits of rooting.



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    I wouldn't tolerate any random reboots, but I agree a few FC's are ok. They would happen on stock anyway as well. I notice the 2.1 news widget FC's occasionally (DroidMod). Not really a big deal, if I hit FC or wait it never affects the widget (dont have to reload it). Not sure what the issue is.
     
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    Depends, because I don't weigh reboots and FC's the same way. I would consider any random reboot unstable, but a force close or two does not necessarily mean the same thing, since those can still be caused by faulty applications that are no fault of the ROM or kernel.
     
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    Bingo...I can tolerate a several FCs a day...I'd say three at max. But any more than one freeze/battery pull/auto-reboot a week is a no-go for me.
    I've been running SGv5.0.1 (with the stock kernel that came with it) OC'd to 800Mhz and Launcher2 and every time I undock my phone from the docking center, Launcher2 FCs. I'm actually OK with that because it's no big deal...takes a few seconds for my screen to repopulate and then I'm generally good until the next morning when I undock my phone. But when I had it OC'd to 900+ and had a live wallpaper, it Launcher2 was FCing almost hourly and getting a freeze up requiring a battery pull or would auto-reboot several times daily. That was intolerable.
    I'm very happy with the setup now that I've discovered the kinks, but I will flash to a new ROM (the blackdroid's latest) this weekend.
     

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