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  1. nathanotis

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    Just like the title says, I'm looking for a fast and lite rom. Is there one that is widely regarded as the best (according to these terms)?

    Let's hear those suggestions.

    Thanks.
     

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    CM7 is small and fast. Needs a little patience to get it set up correctly, but it flies.
    Mik Froyo is small and it flies plus there's a ton of kernels.
    MikG or Synergy rock, but are a little larger, and we're just starting to get new kernels for 2.3 roms.
     
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    MikG 2.42, great Rom, much like stock, but faster, smoother, with Sense 2.1 and some of 3.0. Great Rom for everyday use.
     
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    I ran CM7 but found it kind of cumbersome... Can you elaborate on how to set it up correctly?

    Trying Deck's GB... I like the idea of losing Rosie. I also loaded up an sbc Tiamat kernal for the first time. I'm excited to see how that effects things.

    Thanks
     
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    With ADW (the default launcher) there are a lot of settings that can make the phone feel slower. I usually get rid of the app drawer animation, and set all animations to fast. Things like this is what, I assume, Granite means.


    (By the way, anyone notice with ADW that if the app drawer has fonts on, the app icons look a bit off. They look like they have some 'artifacts' or something in the image... For me it's only with CM7 and ADW. ADW on sense seemed fine last time I tried it.)
     
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    I'm kind of in the same boat as the OP. I have been thinking about ditching sense for a bit, at least until we get some sbc kernels. So I starte dlooking for an AOSP rom. I've tried CM7 before, but not a fan of all the fixes it requires. I'm always afraid I didn't do something and then something won't work when I need it to.

    I tried Evo deck, and I love the rom, but I think it has given me a wake lock problem that I can't seem to fix. I've tried flashing the radios that are known to fix the wake lock issue, and also a new dialer apk, which is supposed to fix this issue. But still my cell standby time matches my uptime.

    I tried vaelpak 4 preview 0.2.2. I can't remember what was my issue with this off the top of my head. I may need to redownload and try again, because I know I had an issue, reflashed and it fixed that issue, but then a new issue popped up, reflashed, fixed that issue, but then a new issue popped up. I know one of my issues was apps not downloading from the market. Can't recall what the other 2 issues were.

    I want to get some great battery life. I'd at least like to get 10-12 hours of moderate to heavy usage if possible. I guess I can try CM7 again, I just have my worries about it. Not sure why, I know there are guides on what fixes need to be install and all that. But for some reason it scares me, lol.

    Thinking I might just go back to kinged kingdom and try some of the new kernels. I got pretty good battery life with it, and it is fast.
     
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    That's probably a rogue app that's messing it up. Decks rom is very clean. With a kernel, it's a great rom and you should get great battery life. YMMV
     
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    Its like that from the get go though, before I install anything. So I would think if the rom had a rogue app that I wouldn't be the only one with this issue.
     
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    I've been running this for a few days and while the real test will be the weekend (I'm plugged in during the week, listening to everything I own on Google Music), but so far, everything looks great. I'm loving the Deck with Tiamat.
     
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    Two questions on this AOSP ROM.

    1. I LOVE how lite and quick the stock launcher is, but I'm trying to add a couple shortcut buttons to the launcher (for a total of 5 at the bottom of the screen), but I can't find the setting.

    2. I tend to use voice to text in the stock messaging app and it's not working.

    Any help on these two items?

    Thanks.
     
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    1. What launcher is it?

    2. Never used the voice features.... sorry.
     
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    I wish I knew! I don't see ADW or Launcher Pro installed anywhere... There IS something called Launcher2. Is that it? I haven't heard of it before...
     
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    Hmm.. I haven't either. Maybe it's the straight up aosp launcher? I've never used a rom without adw or LP installed by default. Interesting.
     
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    I ditched launcher 2. I've found "zeam". Now, I have 7 icons at the bottom...

    Awesome!
     
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    Zeam is the default launcher for aosp if I'm not mistaken. At least it was for aosp GB on my old Hero.
     
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    You guys really need to check out Myn's new ROM, if you're looking for a fast daily ROM. Synergy RLS1 (WITHOUT Godmode).

    I was about to give up on Synergy ROM's, as I'd been an avid Fresh user for nearly 2 years & just recently switched to Synergy Kingdom Nightly's, before trying Myn's Synergy RC2 (w/godmode), & then I saw people everywhere saying they liked these ROM's better before godmode was included, so when he released RLS1 w/out godmode, I gave it a shot on Friday, installed the warm theme/swype & can't imagine being happier.

    Everything FLIES. My battery dominates again. It's cool getting to use my wireless/usb hotspots from sprint again & the pull lockscreen (along with everything else) actually works, instead of lagging every time you try to switch from one app to another.

    I would fully recommend trying it. It's very much good enough to run on a daily basis, at least so far. Plus, if you decide to stick with this line of ROM's for a while, b/c you partition your SD card & change your ext2 to ext 3 (to automatically move apps to ext3, on your sd card, b/c the system thinks it's internal memory), all you have to do is nand restore your data & your sd-ext from the backup you created before wiping & flashing, to save insane amounts of time & hassle setting everything up again.
     
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    @ RollBravesRoll, good info there. I was wondering if Syngery needed to be partitioned, and it is looking like I will need to buy a new SD card...
     
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    i still dont fully understand partioning.. i understand what it does but everytime i go to set it up i get kinda scared to do it because i dont know what settings to use (size/ext/swap/etc.) so i have never done it... i was also told u should use a class 6 or higher and im still using the stock sd so i wanted to get a new one before trying it..
     
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    it is super easy thing to do. i used this guide: [GUIDE][07/07/11]How to Partition your SD Card - xda-developers and i have been very happy ever since. i mean i have like 153 apps as of right now. with room to spare for music and stuff. of course i have a class 10 16g card. it is recommended that you have a class 4 or higher. but i think that it should be 6 or higher.
     
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    yeah... can you un-partition your card after if you want to? just a question for safety reasons... i dont know why i would want to i just want to know if this has to be a final decision u kno? anyway... OH and i know its off subject but thank you for suggesting koni's elite series.. really love the rom, very smooth and fast and the overall look is great... i have it paired with golden monkey 1.1 right now... but im probably going to flash one of netarchy's sbc kernels here in a minute (as per your suggestion lol) but anyways thanks again for the suggestion, great choice
     
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    well as far as unpartitioning your card, all you would have to do is re-format your card. but it will wipe everything on your card so make sure to backup before doing so.

    another great rom that i love is mikfroyo as well, if you are going the froyo route.
     
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