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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by polarbehr, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. polarbehr

    polarbehr Member
    Thread Starter

    I installed Z4root on my x. Whats next. I have no use for pretty much all of the bloatware/blur on there. Coming from a rooted eris running FroShedYo(cyanogen mod) i think i may want to go custom but i am really not sure whats next.
     

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  2. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    Liberty 1.5 removes almost all of the blur, and is quite customizeable, and extremely fast
    Apex 1.4 is the newest of Fabs roms (i currently run) and it has some blur but still runs pretty smooth

    i would recommend trying both roms to get a feel for the one you want

    those are the 2 most popular roms for the dx/d2

    you can find more in our sticky on top of the page and look for roms :)
     
  3. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    First of all, before doing anything else, get the 'Droid X Bootstrapper' App...

    Droid X Recovery Bootstrap - Android app on AppBrain

    ... and make yourself an nandroid or two. Once you've done that, you can go to work cutting out what ever you wish. And while I've done that in the past, Saint make a good point, ROMs that have cut out the bloat and blur run better than just removing the bloat and blur yourself. At least that's my experience.
     
  4. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    yup should have mentioned that first lol
     
  5. icerado

    icerado Member

    I will be the first to tell you to stay away from Liberty if you were running cyanogenmod...

    it has too many bugs and you won't be happy with the speed vs reliability tradeoff

    I have been running Apex almost religiously since I got my dx and I can say I've tried all the other roms, and Apex makes all the functions of your phone usable; everyday.

    As for making a custom rom, you probably picked the worst phone for it...better off just using the tools your rom includes
     
  6. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    the only reason that its difficult for roms on the X is because of the bootloader, we have bypassed the bootloader, we just need a programmer to develop the drivers and guess what... full aosp vanilla roms, custom kernels etc. As of right now we are stuck with what we can do, but like i have seen in other posts everyone thought the X was going to get rooted, or custom roms/themes, well we have proven everyone wrong, once we are passed the bootloader issue (if we can) we will be set. just takes time and alot more skill to develop it

    not tryin to bash you bud, the X isnt a bad phone, its a powerhouse, and the devs for this phone has some tremendous skill, fab and kejar have both done amazing jobs at what they have done with these roms, but in preference i like apex more because its less buggy, TO ME!
    your phone may love liberty and run it flawlessly without a hiccup, its why you need to try these roms before you make a decision on something
     
  7. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    Nah, he should try BOTH out and see what works best for him. Apex doesn't work very well on my device. It does for many, but not for all. Liberty also works for many, but not for all.
     
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  8. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    +1
    Liberty is a great rom, but for me and my X apex is even better less bugs (for my X) i think he should try every single one of them, and i do mean all of them, even the kennedy rom that requires you to be stock before you flash it.
     
  9. polarbehr

    polarbehr Member
    Thread Starter

    so far apex is fine, got it up and running about 2 hours ago. I really miss my cyanogen mod though :( Is there anything like it for x?
     
  10. polarbehr

    polarbehr Member
    Thread Starter

    Kinda disappointed in the lack of customization. Apex runs fine though.
     
  11. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    flash liberty, check out the customization within that toolbox, its all user preference, remember try out all the roms :)
     
  12. polarbehr

    polarbehr Member
    Thread Starter

    I may have to try that. Is there any easy way to keep all my data and carry it over to liberty with ti backup? or will i just have to install all my apps again?
     
  13. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    what do you mean by "all my data", exactly?
     
  14. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    your apps should install back automatically, why didnt they before? did you have titanium backup?
     
  15. polarbehr

    polarbehr Member
    Thread Starter

    nope lost all my apps after flashing apex
     
  16. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    they should start redownloading in the market
     
  17. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    always good to have a backup, especially since the Market won't restore your Angry Birds scores!
     
  18. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    yeah i know, try getting 330 on alchemy everytime you flash a new rom, i eventually quit trying lol
     
  19. taknactn

    taknactn Member

    I haven't tried Liberty yet but I know with APEX you can always get cyanogen icons and completely customize your notification bar via Droidpirate.com and metamorph app.
     
  20. Shaggy

    Shaggy Member

    Did you uninstall market updates before flashing? I didn't and had the same problem so im thinking thats why my apps did not return.
     
  21. polarbehr

    polarbehr Member
    Thread Starter

    The apps not returning really not as big a deal as my angry bird game saves. If i could save all my angry birds data and then flash new rom i might go ahead and check out liberty
     
  22. Bugly

    Bugly Android Expert

    My $.02.. give darkslide a try, seems to me it is more stable than apex, from my (limited) experience.
     
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  23. Outlaw71

    Outlaw71 Android Expert

    I just flashed Darkslide myself. I have to say it's a pretty sweet ROM, I like the theme. I'm just having problems with GoLauncher scrolling smoothly for me anymore. :(

    It seemed to go to hell once GoLauncher EX was released. I was able to flash my GummyJAR nandroid with the original GoLauncher on it and it works good, but it only had 7 home screens. My GoLauncher EX version had grown to 11 screens. Perhaps thats just too many for the processors to handle cleanly?
     
  24. polarbehr

    polarbehr Member
    Thread Starter

    Back to stock! I haven't had any calls this week since i flashed apex so I had no idea that I had NO VOICE whatsoever. Was at Lake Seminole last night and had to go restore my backup. Good thing I had the company phone with me.
     
  25. Bugly

    Bugly Android Expert

    funny you mentioned that.... I just checked and found the same thing on mine... dammit! gotta do a restore, I guess...
     

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