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Other than CM7, any other good ROMs?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by romey2000, May 21, 2011.

  1. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
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    Other than CM7, can anyone tell me what other really good custom ROMs there are??

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  2. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    Similar to CM7 - Gingervillain, Redux, Oxygen. I like these ASOP lightweight ROMs.
    Sense ROMs - RCMix, InsertCoin, LeeDroid, etc. I hear good things about these ROMs, but Sense ROMs are too large/heavy for my taste.
    MIUI ROMs - MIUI-Au, MIUI-XJ. I've tried MIUI-AU and it was good. The XJ seems similarly popular.
  3. shauny13

    shauny13 Android Expert

    it's all personal preference really. Try them yourself and see what you like
  4. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    I'm finding that CM7 isn't so good on battery life as CM6 was, it also have a screen brightness issue, or at least I do. Time for change me thinks.
  5. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    I have CM7 for a few days, and so far the battery is not really worse than with the GV ROM. What is the problem with the screen brightness? I have it auto and it works well.
  6. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    What I think is happening is that the light sensor isn't activated until after the lock screen has been swiped to open the phone. So if I just press the track ball to get the time for instance I get a very dim screen which is unreadable in direct sunlight, and if I don't need the phone for anything else its just a bit of a pain. I just ran Redux for a few hours. Very skinny. :D
  7. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    I see. Funny, for me this is happening random. It's like every odd switch on shows a dim screen, and every even switch on shows a bright screen. :D
    Ah well, I can leave with this.
  8. carterzn

    carterzn Lurker

    this happens to me too. i'm sure they'll fix it eventually... lol. in the mean time i just hit the lock button twice and the brightness seems to adjust properly. i didn't use CM6 much so i don't recall whether or not this was an issue.

    one of my other fav AOSP roms is ultimate droid
  9. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks guys..Gingervillain it is!
  10. CdTDroiD

    CdTDroiD Android Enthusiast

    ReDux and Oxygen [Updated tonight] are both better than GV imo
  11. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    Better how?n I think each of them has their +- points.
  12. CdTDroiD

    CdTDroiD Android Enthusiast

    I guess personal preference, plus ive experienced a few bugs on GV and i never get any issues with ReDux or Oxygen... Well i used to with older versions of oxygen but the new one is very nice, running really smoothly.

    Out of the 2 i mentioned i would say ReDux... 1] Faster 2] More stable 3] Really good battery life... And i have tested the hell out of all 3 lol.

    But at the end of the day i think it comes to whatever you like... all three are good ROM's. I just dont get on well with GV ;)
  13. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    GV and CM7 have one very strong feature that Redux and Oxygen don't have: the CM Settings! :)
  14. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes indeed.

    GV is a very good rom and can easily recommend it. I had no real issues on it.
  15. CdTDroiD

    CdTDroiD Android Enthusiast

    I reckon the CM7 settings are over rated hehehe. The extras in redux are sufficient enough for me. But i think more so than anything it comes to personal taste.
  16. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I would like the GV phone.apk to work in redux as it has better settings. Can't think of anything else I miss really.
  17. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    How about a proper battery percentage on the notification bar?
  18. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Its got that.

    Actually being able to turn on / off surface dithering would be good.

    Theres no VM heap setting either but VMheap tool from teh market satisfies that need.

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