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Impressions of the new 2.3 OTA ROM

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rozner33, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. rozner33

    Thread Starter

    Whats the feedback??? Is the ROM bad ass or what? Details guys...I'm downloading odexed right now..
     


  2. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    I have not flashed it personally yet though I did download both odexed and de-odexed versions. I will likely wait til the devs have their way with it and tweak it to their standards along with new kernels.
     
  3. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Android Expert

    I'm waiting for the Dev's to do their thing....
     
  4. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    Renamed the title so that it reflects the subject matter inside.
     
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  5. rozner33

    Thread Starter

    I could always just flash over this odexed Rom when they get their tweak jobs in right?
     
  6. youdoofus

    youdoofus Android Expert

    anyone got some stock screenies of the new stock GB rom?
     
  7. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    I think they are the same as the Froyo ones......doesn't seem that much changed from 2.2 to 2.3.
     
  8. BrianJB

    BrianJB Android Enthusiast


    Yeah, my wife got the new update. And I was VERY underwhelmed. I mean it is quicker I will give it that. But I *thought* we were supposed to get the new camera app (did droid x get this a few days ago?) And I thought I read somewhere that the wifi/3g/battery indicaters were supposed to be green?

    But it is a step up, but if you arent a hardcore phone person like most of us are. Then you will not notice a difference at all.
     
  9. lesawag

    lesawag Android Enthusiast

    What a bummer...lol. I wanted to be WOW, this is great....oh well, I can get the set up I wanted flashing another Rom. If I wasn't already rooted, the disappointment of this release would've made me root. Lol
     
  10. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah no sense 3.0. not much difference here. same stock rom
     
  11. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    Poop. Epic sad face.....
     
  12. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    No Sense 3.0......yet! We will see versions with 2.1 and 3.0 soon I am sure
     
  13. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah i remember the hoopla over the ota going from 2.1 to 2.2 and everybody was so let down. especially when they added the blockbuster app and nova. lame!
     
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  14. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    Yep. I think this is generally true for all updates on all Android phones. The hype really gets people excited, and the reality underwhelms.

    Keep this in mind the next time you're in the market for a phone, and you are wondering if getting Android OS updates is an important consideration.
     
  15. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    I think the next one for me will depend on how active the dev community is for said phone instead of necessarily what the phone comes with.
     
  16. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Android Expert

    +1
     
  17. andygu3

    andygu3 Android Expert

    I see you renamed the title but where is the rom?:thinking: Are we talking about xhaus stock rom?
     
  18. surfologist87

    surfologist87 Android Expert

    Yeah, i was hoping for more of a "gingerbread experience", but it still looks the exact same with HTC sense. I flashed it and played with it for about 5 minutes. Its ok, it feels faster and smoother..but nothing that grabbed my attention. Ill wait and see what goodies come out soon on xda ;)
     
  19. Stugg

    Stugg Lurker

    I flashed the rooted stock ROM yesterday. Not much has changed in the UI, but there was a noticeable performance boost, as the phone seems more responsive.

    I also think my battery life has increased, but it's a little too soon to verify that.

    Overall, I'm happy with it so far. The only negative is that the Netflix app will not stream on this version. I've read that Netflix is aware of the issue, so hopefully they'll have a fix soon.

    EDIT: 6.5 hours since last charge, at %20 battery now. That's actually an improvement though, since I've been playing games, browsing forums, and other stuff almost the entire time. On the 2.2 ROM I was running before this, I was only getting about 4 hours from a full charge with heavy use.
     
  20. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    Finally got around to flashing this ROM. Quick observations:

    Definitely much smoother (no lag spikes) than what I remember of my old 2.2 stock setup.

    Most of the AOSP Gingerbread aesthetic and usability improvements have been completely masked by Sense:

    black status bar
    keyboard
    browser
    ...

    Not that this is a bad thing; Sense has always been more user friendly than the average overlay or AOSP. But for those people hoping to see more Gingerbread, they may not see a visual difference.

    ROM came with busybox.

    Swype is still there. sweet.

    camera has face detection and a bunch of new things i've never seen before.

    Sense doesn't allow you to scroll the screen around while pinch-to-zooming. probably conserves CPU, but I prefer to be able to recenter while zooming.

    Everything that came with the ROM appears to work.

    Probably going to nandroid this ROM up and go back to CM7.
     
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  21. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Android Expert

    Damn, I've been gone for a week and now we've got 2.3!! I'll have to check it out...
     
  22. vmrchitect

    vmrchitect Member

    Seems the same, not much different... 3.0 out yet?
     
  23. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i have my doubts that sense 3.0 will ever be officially released to our beloved evo. but there are a few roms that are out that have sense 3.0. head on over to xda to check some of them out. some of them are still in its early stages so be sure to read the op carefully for each of them. i'm on mikg v1.1 right now. it is sense 2.1 with a lot of sense 3.0. pretty nice so far.
     
  24. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    I flashed that last night and am liking it enough to possibly keep it for a while.....I love AOSP roms but some of the new sense stuff in this is really nice.
     
  25. evomattnc

    evomattnc Android Expert


    Should probably flash a true 3.0 then and check it out. Flash virus kingdom 1.3 when it drops it will be stable and sweet. Should be out in a day or two
     

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