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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ADos, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. ADos

    ADos Newbie
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    So i just got into the whole ROMming scene and i started with UD and loved it. Then i figured i should try others just to test the waters, like BB and Smoked Glass and they just seemed like watered down versions of UD. Am i not getting into them enough to realize the differences...?

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  2. Bramsy

    Bramsy Android Expert

    BB was always bland. and smoked was always basic. at first Ud was a collaboration of other peoples work, but now he does good work (with others help)

    Ud ran like doo-doo on my phone.

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  3. Rick620

    Rick620 Newbie

    if you ud ran like crap on your phone you could try flashing a different keranl which is what I did. I'm running chevyno 1.25 and now my droid just flies. Hope this helps...
  4. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    I love it for the speed, stability and ability to customize ALMOST everything. It even has a biult-in CPU governor (but I use SetCPU). Can't wait for the next update. I highly recommend it - WIPE WHEN INSTALLING! :)
  5. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Android Expert

    Simply put...Yes!
  6. monsterenergy22

    monsterenergy22 Android Enthusiast

    I flashed UD 1.0 from CM 6 a few days ago, and I haven't been happier!
  7. Eddifire

    Eddifire Newbie

    It seems that every droid is different. For mine, UD worked the smoothest and fastest, no force closes etc... LFY 1.7 is working lovely on my phone as well(with the new Liquid tweaks for customizing).
  8. Nuance

    Nuance Newbie

    Which of the two do you like best?
  9. joe3681

    joe3681 Newbie

    Looks boring to me honestly. Try the MIUI v5. AMAZING!
  10. Rick620

    Rick620 Newbie

    Your mother was boring...
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  11. Rick620

    Rick620 Newbie

    Hehe I kid of of course she was anything but. .. :)
  12. mtbhk44

    mtbhk44 Android Enthusiast

    It ran like butter on my phone for the first week or so. Then I started to notice some minor lag getting in and out of programs. A couple of days later I started missing text messages. I found myself having to reboot a couple of times each day. I cleaned all of my cache, etc etc. I dont know why the sudden lag, but I switched to LF 1.7 last night and so far it runs pretty well - no theme. The one thing I'm missing on that one is the ability to hit the menu key to get through the lock screen. Other than that it's a pretty hot ROM.

    For some reason it didn't dawn on me to try switching kernels before I nuked 1.0 - anyone think that could have been the cause for the lag even though it flew in the beginning?
  13. BmanCV60

    BmanCV60 Member

    I think it could have been the kernel; I'm running UD 8 still since I'm still happy with it after switching kernels. Was using the Chevy lv 1.0 and it was fine at first but started slowing down. Switched to the P3 lv 1.0 and overall the phone flies though Chevy's did better with video and games. Also tried Chevy's ulv 1.0 but that sent the droid to random reboots.
  14. Eddifire

    Eddifire Newbie

    That's a tough one! I'd have to say UD, but with the slayher 1.0 kernel for my droid!
  15. twistedlim

    twistedlim Android Expert

    Ud is great, so is LFY and Charity (not to slight any others). I bounce back and forth between them all. UD is solid, LFY has the whole package with themes and kernels and Charity just plain runs smooth fast and effecient. Really with all the good roms out there you can change the look of your phone all the time and never loose any quality. This is a good time to be a droid owner. I would not trade it for any other phone.
  16. omegasport20

    omegasport20 Newbie

    UD is the best I have ran. I currently am using Team D1 MIUI though because I really like the UI. But, I always go back to UD, it rocks!
  17. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    I've had just about every ROM in my phone since last December, and nothing touches UD1.0.0!
  18. publicanimal

    publicanimal Android Enthusiast

    It's good, but Miui is better. A new (and supposedly incredible) version was just released in China, has been translated to English and is in the process of being ported over to the Droid, it should be available to download within the next 24 hours.

    Miui is updated every week or two, and offers all sorts of novel features that are unseen in any other ROMs. No other ROM can claim to be updated as often or offer more groundbreaking features.
  19. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert

    of course this is all a matter of opinion and depends on your preferences. i really like ud but i prefer lfy. i dont like constant updates i find them to be bothersome. i tried miui but it was a bit to much for me. i like my android phone to feel like an android phone not an i*hone.
  20. publicanimal

    publicanimal Android Enthusiast

    I knew that was coming. I don't really understand the claims that Miui is like the iPhone, but then again, I've never had an iPhone. Is it because the icons have rounded edges? Lack of an app drawer? The functionality is 100% Android and then some, as they introduce features unseen in any other ROM.

    If any ROM embodies the "open" spirit of Android, it's Miui. It turns stock Android completely on its head.
  21. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    I guess to me, UD has a stigma attached to it because he used to be a thief. Of course I'm willing to give him a second chance and I'm seeing now that UD 1.0 is awesome. Hopefully he keeps this up. I'm more than willing to forgive him now. :)

    Of course, CM6.1 RC1 is looking really tempting.
  22. Bramsy

    Bramsy Android Expert

    Im testing UD and the battery life blows. Everything else is ok...

    RC1 Droid ready yet?
  23. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    Yep, grab it in ROM Manager.
  24. Bramsy

    Bramsy Android Expert

    RC2 baby............ didnt purchase Rom Manager, google helped me out though ;)
  25. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    UD has been some of the best ROMs I've ever put on my Droid since I rooted in Feb. On 2.1, there was no question. On 2.2, there's been a lot of great choices, but UD had been overshadowing them.

    For the better part of the month I've been using LFYv1.71 as it's simply the best ROM I've ever flashed. On my Droid (key terminology), it's the fastest and smoothest and has by far the best battery life. There's enough customizations that make it worth it.

    Now, UD isn't exactly far behind. It's almost as fast, but I did experience occasional lag. Only CM can rival UD in customizations, and I think UD is better overall than CM. Battery life does take a bit of a hit, though, with so much going on in the ROM.

    So the answer to your question is, yes, it really is that good. It may or may not be the most suitable ROM for your Droid and only trial and error will prove that to you. Most ROMs have a review in the OP so you can get a feel of real-world application, but I don't know if someone did the last UD.

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