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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by alostpacket, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    I couldn't stand listening to you people talk about rooting anymore. So Bugless beauty is installing now :)


    btw I found this guide to be the easiest:

    Step 1) Root http://rootyourdroid.info/guides/obtaining-root/

    Step 2) Installing the recovery software to make a nandroid backup: http://rootyourdroid.info/guides/custom-recovery-image/

    Step 3) ROMs http://alldroid.org/viewforum.php?f=309


    Optional overclocking:

    Step 4) get setCPU from the market $0.99. Alternatively you could get get a ROM with the overclocking done for your but setCPU has nice profiles that some people claim they have had as good or better battery life with by managing their CPU profiles smartly.

    step 5) Get Temp Monitor to keep an eye on your temps. Mine are running 20-35c roughly. My guess is anything over 40C is worrisome. http://alldroid.org/viewtopic.php?f=207&t=1913&start=0



    Was damn near a walk in the park.

    I decided to restore my original and go with the beast though, I wanna see the speed increases heh.


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  2. kbayer

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    Congrats! So does the speed increase make the internet load any faster, or is the web browsing speed based solely on the speed of your internet provider?
     
  3. PetiePal

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    What is the difference between Beauty and Beast?
     
  4. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    The speed difference definitely helps web pages load faster, a lot faster -- a lot of the time it takes to load is actually rendering times.


    Also, the difference between the beauty and the beast is that one is setup to allow overclocking (the beast) but you still need to download(buy for $0.99) setCPU to do the actual OC'ing.
     
  5. messenger13

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    I don't think you "need" setCPU, it just allows you profiles. Also, it's a good visual tool to let you know that you're actually over-clocked.

    And by the way ... welcome to the dark (dork?) side. :D
     
  6. alostpacket

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    Really? How would you OC otherwise? I think that Pete used to include it but I was reading in the latest versions he removed it because the dev asked him to. So now he just releases the ROMs that have a kernel ready to be OC'd. When I loaded up setCPU it still showed me running 550 mhz. I guess I could have found a ROM that OC'd for me though. Either way it's a handy tool and thanks I couldn't stand listening to all the root talk! heh.


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  7. messenger13

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    That app doesn't do the over-clocking for you, the new kernel does. I'm fairly certain that the droid will run at whatever speed the kernel tells it to. So if stock is 550/250, an over-clocked kernel would run at max/250 by default. But setCpu lets us control the max/min speed.
     
  8. alostpacket

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    Weird because it didnt seem OC'd to start just normal speed but I dunno
     
  9. 4lph4num3r1c

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    the beast version of this ROM includes over clocking and wifi tether.;)
     
  10. VeryApe

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    You inspired me to root today also!
     
  11. fam

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    So can bugless beauty do the wifi tether?
     
  12. vincentp

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    I don't think Beauty includes WiFi tethering. That's part of the Beast ROM.

    Yes, it definitely renders faster, and the browser app itself loads and switches between everything faster as well. Overall, browsing feels a lot better.
     
  13. alostpacket

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    Haha sweet, congrats :)
     
  14. SirVilhelm

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    Two questions, is the Beat rom 2.1? Is it easy to go back to stock?
     
  15. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    If you do the nandroid step it's easy to go back to stock. Beast is 2.0.1 with 2.1 apps. multitouch browser, multitouch maps, new music app, new gallery app, and smoked glass widgets. There is a bug with the Facebook widget though.

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  16. xmr405o

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    I took the plunge after Jan 22nd (total let down day) passed. No, OTA update? No problem. Now I could care less if and when 2.1 officially hits. It's custom ROM all day everyday for me now. haha. I got everything I wanted with the latest beast rom.

    Multi Touch for Pictures, Browser and Maps....check!
    Overclocking....check!
    Better Youtube quality.....check!
    Better Android experience....double chiiiiizeck!

    :D
     
  17. ericks17

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    I am really liking the Smoked Glass v3.1 ROM.
     
  18. gotwillk

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    can this be? the all in one guide for me to finally do 2.1 with ocing? i think i'll look over this stuff this weekend and try it. finally.
     
  19. alostpacket

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    That site is really good for beginners, I highly recommend it.
     
  20. gizbug

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    Smoked Glass Rom is just an addon ROM for those who rooted 2.1?
     
  21. ericks17

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    I guess I'm not sure what you mean. I am new to rooting. But I think it is still 2.0.1.
     
  22. alostpacket

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    There is a "style" of smoked glass widgets and also a ROM name Smoked Glass, so people get confused easily I think.

    Bugless Beast and Beauty ROMs have the smoked glass style, but they are different than the Smoked Glass ROM.

    that's afaik anyways
     
  23. vincentp

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    All of the popular ROMs are 2.0.1, not 2.1. They use a lot of the 2.1 and/or Milestone apps for the better functionality and multitouch, but the system itself is still 2.0.1, so no live wallpapers, and none of the hidden/system enhancements that may have been included in 2.1.

    Honestly they're better off being 2.0.1 right now. The 2.1 ROMs that were out a little while back are extremely buggy, compared to these 2.0.1 based modifications which generally are bugless or close to it, and very fast.
     
  24. ericks17

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  25. ssantan2

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    The smoked glass rom is the from the creator of the smoked glass theme. it was initially made because the whole system needs to be deodexed to use white notifications. then he just continued adding features to make it a full fledged 2.0.1/2.1 hybrid rom
     

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