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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tjamscad, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. tjamscad

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    With Android 2.2.2 are there any custom ROMS? My wife complains about the speed and runs low on memory and cant update market apps.
     

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    Velocity 1.1 is based on 2.2.1 but has the same fixes that 2.2.2 provides. This would be my suggestion to use.
     
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    And that is the down grade procdure here I see you are 1.2 does that mean I should wait. And is 1.2 2.2.2 based?
     
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    2.2.1 or 2.2.2 - there isn't much difference and it isn't work fretting over. Hell, they even have the same antenna.
     
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    Velocity 1.1 has been running stable and pretty fast for me for the past few months. It's a HUGE upgrade over stock, and makes the Ally a respectable Android device.

    But keep in mind that the Ally is a pretty low-end Android phone from a hardware perspective - especially RAM. So don't expect to be able to install dozens and dozens of apps, and play all the latest CPU- and graphics-intensive games on it. Even running Velocity, I notice a performance hit even when using some of the live wallpapers, so I simply choose not to use them in order to squeeze all the responsiveness I can out of the device. Keeping my free internal memory above 50-60M also seems to help.
     
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    You can easily install over 120 apps on the Ally (trust me I've done it) as long as you partition your SD card and use Link2SD. Couple that with Startup Manager and remove anything you don't need from startup and you've got yourself an Ally with more stuff on it than a lot of high end phones can have :)
     
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    Yes, use that guide.

    PS: There is no set release for the final 1.2, and 1.1 is still a great rom. Also if you flash 1.1 you can easily upgrade to 1.2 when/if it is released.
     
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    Like the degree to which different Ally devices can be successfully overclocked (some aren't stable much above 700MHz, others can go above 800MHz), I think this is a YMMV sort of thing. Even with all the tricks, mine can get laggy pretty easily.

    And I might actually be able to get 120 apps (depending on their size) installed to my SD card, but I'm increasingly taking the position that, for me at least, more isn't necessarily better. When I first got the phone last summer I did install a lot of apps to show off to others, or "just because I can". Now I've paired it back to a smaller set of apps that I actually use on a regular basis. Less clutter. Less to reinstall if I have to re-flash a ROM.

    It's another reason why I'm not in any hurry for a newer and better ROM. Things are pretty much working fine now with Velocity 1.1. - I'm finding it "good enough".
     
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    I also take a minimal approach to applications. I am sure we have all been through the "new to android" phase where we install everything under the sun. But as of late I have been using about 5 applications, heck. Most apps I see on the market are useless and you can do the same things from the browser or the terminal.

    Velocity 1.1 is solid and quick. 1.2 will have not many performance boosts ( I think we have already implemented all we can ) most of the changes will be cosmetic and with the framework. We do not have a release date in mind.

    The downside to having a cheap/free smartphone is it is slow, plain and simple. No matter what we do phones like the Incredible will ALWAYS run circles around our little Ally. There is after all, only so much you can do with software.
     
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    Yes but you've gotta love the little bugger! It's got some heart! It just took the right devs to get the most out of it. :)

    And in case it hasn't been said recently, THANK YOU DEVS !!!
     
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    True Dat Netizen. Can't wait for 1.2, but with my current situation http://androidforums.com/ally-all-things-root/377249-lg-ally-touch-screen-not-working-help.html[/URL] I only hope I can get my Ally in gear when it hits.
     
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    I just gotta say thanks to the whole velocity team. 1.1 runs great on my ally overclocked to almost 900 MHz. I also have a droid x2, but still play with my ally all the time (I have to have a second line for work). My wife also has an ally on velocity 1.1, and the allys are faster and more stable than a lot of the D2/D2Gs I've played with (I manage a gowireless store selling Verizon products).

    Thanks to Trident, Savoxis, and the rest of the Velocity team!
     
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    I have to agree, my Ally stays stable at 800+ MHz with Velocity and it runs a lot more apps and games than you would think. I must admit I didn't spend much time with it stock even though it is my first Android phone (was stock for about 8 hours while I was at work lol), but Velocity makes it a decently fun phone and has even made a couple of my friends with higher-end Android phones jealous of how it is setup. ;)
     
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