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Root New "Bugless" 2.01+2.1 apps ROM...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Redflea, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member
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    Posted at alldroid in the droid forum...

    A new 2.01+2.1 apps "bugless ROM" (obviously an optimistic dev) in nandroid backup form.

    Interesting part is that he's moved a bunch of pre-installed apps to /data and they can be uninstalled via Settings>Applications>Manage Apps.

    Includes the usual 2.1 apps, but leaves out several of the more cutting edge hacks/additions (hence his "bugless" title).

    Sort of reminds me of the Birdman v4 ROM that I'm running w/a couple of nice additions (2.1 keyboard w/voice input, transparent notification bar)...

    I haven't tried it yet - submitter is a newbie to the forum and I'd like to see more results before I give it a go...my paranoid side showing through... ;)
     

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  2. GrandMasterB

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    I saw this too and told a few people about it. Should make for a nice fast set up but not necessarily my forte'. I want all the extra bugs on top of my dessert :D
     
  3. lilivo1

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    do i have to revert back to 2.01 if i want to install this? or can i do it on 2.1?
     
  4. Redflea

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    It's a nandroid, so I think you should be able to just do a restore of it over 2.1 and it will replace your boot, data, and system directories...but I've never installed 2.1 (just 2.01+2.1 apps ROMs) so maybe there is some issue here I'm not aware of? Hopefully someone else w/experience w/2.01 over 2.1 will reply. You could probably as the question in the thread at alldroid as well...

    In either case, do a nandroid backup of your current setup before making any changes, so you can revert if you want to.
     
  5. lilivo1

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    Thanks. I tried it out and it worked fine. And it does seem snappier to me than 2.1
     
  6. Redflea

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    Good to hear...yeah, a lot (all?) of the 2.1 ROMs have issues for many people, me included.

    Did you do a nandroid backup of your data directory w/2.1 and then restore it after putting this ROM on, to get your previous apps/settings/accounts back, or did you reinstall/setup all accounts manually?

    Also - don't know if you saw it but he has a .2 version w/a couple fixes, one of which is important....
     
  7. Fabolous

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    Sounds interesting...

    However, I've removed most of the 'features' of the Sholes.info 1.1 ROM, and it's been working fine for me.

    Seems to me this is the same thing, albeit missing the 600MHz overclock and Wifi tethering, so I'll pass on this.

    Still, I wanna hear some feedback on how it runs. Being faster than 2.1 is no tall order. How about faster than Birdman v4?
     
  8. messenger13

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    I installed ALL of the features except for Launcher (Sweeter Home fan here), and it seems to be quite smooth so far.
     
  9. PerCompLLC

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    I'm in the same boat (minus Sweeter Home). I just reinstalled Sholes 1.1 doing a full data/cache wipe and the ROM seems to be smoking fast... No lagging at all! The only thing I'm not running is launcher2 as it appears to be a memory hog...
     
  10. atlbuc

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    I'm running this ROM with Larva Labs Intelligent Home Screen and it is very fast. I like it better than the Shoals.Info ROM which was a little to buggy and laggy for me.
     
  11. lilivo1

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    I did a nandroid back up. But I didn't know I could restore my settingshow do I do that?is it as simple as substituting some folders from my original nandroid back up to the new rom folder?
     
  12. Redflea

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    You can boot into sprecovery and start an advanced nandroid backup, choose the nandroid backup you want to use, and then select what you want to restore from the backup (in this case, just /data).

    That will restore all your apps/email account setups, data, etc., but it will overwrite the existing data so you'll lose any apps placed there by the provider of the bugfree ROM...he moved a bunch of the Droid standard apps into that folder...
     
  13. Fabolous

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    Well, I couldn't resist. I flashed this ROM and it's been very stable so far. IMO, it's a toss up between this and the Sholes.info ROM.

    In Sholes, I'd have to kill tasks more often to keep it running smooth, but it made up for it in terms of features (OC + Wifi tether).

    This one stays responsive and seems to manage memory better.

    So it depends on your needs, I guess. I don't really mind using PDAnet to do a wired tether (which is faster than Wifi tether anyways), so I'm planning to stay with this ROM.
     
  14. GrandMasterB

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    Wow , I've got to admit I am kinda surprised. This is one of the few roms I hadnt planned on trying.... good to see people are enjoying it :D
     
  15. messenger13

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    I cannot believe that I am downloading this ROM. What am I ... CRAZY?! :thinking:
     
  16. Fabolous

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    Heh, you'll like it I think. But don't get too attached...


     
  17. Vaporizer

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    Im enjoying this release. Seems very stable.


    Loving it so far.


    *Installing Version 0.4 right now. I'll report back soon.
     
  18. messenger13

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    He must've uploaded 0.4 just minutes after I installed 0.3. :( Downloading!..... :D
     
  19. CRPercodani

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    I have to say that I hated all the sholes.info ROM's and never got to try birdman's, but this one is very good. I have been running it since yesterday morning (upgraded to 0.3 a bit later) and it is perfect. I had been content with HC's 2.1 but I finally got the itch to flash something new and since I wasn't impressed with the sholes.info stuff I decided to try this. I really like how you can uninstall any apk you want, the tether stuff doesn't matter to me because I have a MiFi from work so I use that for my Mac Air or HP Envy whenever I am traveling. It has been very speedy and has no lag issues so far, I am also using the Espresso/Sense 2.1 Launcher W/ built in Phone and Browser softkeys (I HIGHLY recommend it, it is in the Theme section for the Droid at alldroid) along with a mash up of xeu's xHero and krazykrivda's Dark/Blue theme's (gotta love metamorph) and it is pure sex.
     
  20. GrandMasterB

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    Lol, post 16 by Fabolous^. So what do you think so far JOE?
     
  21. messenger13

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    Way too early to fully assess. It seems snappy enough ... but we'll see how it runs on Sweeter Home with my theme. That will be the true test.
     
  22. PerCompLLC

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    I'm going to try this later today... But for the record, the Sholes ROM has been working extremely well for me with no lagging at all - I've been running it for about 72 hours now. I'm going to make a nandroid of my current, then install .4, and compare the two. Fun stuff!
     
  23. lilivo1

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    can someone quickly explain to me how to keep my settings from my previous version (v3)? I dont want to have to go through all the set up again. i know i have to restore my data folder but i dont know exactly how. please be gentle..lol
     
  24. messenger13

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    Though I haven't done it myself ... there are two ways to approach this.

    1 - You could install v4 without having it restore the data. In other words, when it gives you the restore options, make sure there isn't an asterisk next to "data".

    2 - You could also just do a backup of your current data using the nandroid backup/restore console. Then after installing v4, restore your data from v3.

    Either way, first create a complete nandroid backup of v3 with everything. That way you can revert back if something doesn't work quite right.
     
  25. messenger13

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    So far, .4 is proving to be the smoothest, fastest ROM I've tested yet. Sweeter Home hasn't given me one single issue. Everything seems crisp, smooth, and responsive. I'm liking it. :)
     

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