1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root Oxygen VS GingerVillan? (+ other general ROM questions)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by williamj1, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    641
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010

    Sep 11, 2010
    641
    214
    93
    UK
    So everyone on here seems to use GingerVillan 0.9 / 1. Can anyone tell me what it offers over Oxygen v2.0-RC7 which I presume would be really smooth, with no problems etc seeing as it is stock with few tweaks? I am interested in a gingerbread rom, but not really sure which is best. Everyone seems to use GingerVillan, but can anyone explain why?

    Also, does GingerVillan contain all google apps and allow a2sd?


    Thanks

    -------------------------

    Finally, while I have a thread open I wonder if I can ask some other stuff about stock ROMS.

    - Is there anyway to get the sense camera onto this ROM, I hate the stock one!
    - Is there anyway to get a power bar control thingy in the notification bar. I'm use to Miui or sense with a flashable ZIP add on. Is there anything similar for this?
    - Will these work with GV? ([THEME] Themes for CM7 & Oxygen 2.0 - xda-developers) If so and I flash one, how do I then later remove the theme should I wish to?


    Finally, is there a free solution to restoring market links on apps restored by mybackup root? Really annoying everytime I flash a new rom losing all my market links and so it doesn't recognise updates!

    I really appreciate any help!
     

    Advertisement

  2. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    972
    Joined:
    May 29, 2010

    May 29, 2010
    972
    174
    113
    United Kingdom
    I prefer GingerVillain.

    I used Oxygen from TEST3 to RC7 before switching to GV 0.9, and now 1.0.

    Oxygen is a very small, clean ROM, whereas GV has a lot of Cyanogen extras baked in...


    >Also, does GingerVillan contain all google apps and allow a2sd

    Yup.


    >Is there anyway to get the sense camera onto this ROM, I hate the stock one!

    I don't think so, but there are other cameras in the market.


    >Is there anyway to get a power bar control thingy in the notification bar. I'm use to Miui or sense with a flashable ZIP add on. Is there anything similar for this?

    Oxygen and GV both come with something similar.


    >Will these work with GV? ([THEME] Themes for CM7 & Oxygen 2.0 - xda-developers) If so and I flash one, how do I then later remove the theme should I wish to?

    Not sure, sorry :/
     
    williamj1 likes this.
  3. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    641
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010

    Sep 11, 2010
    641
    214
    93
    UK
    Thanks.

    1 - You prefer GingerVillan, but in your sig it says you use Oxygen?
    2 - Is the "something similar" for the power notification bar included in the ROM file? I don't see any add ons on the xda thread, and the pictures in the GV 1.0 OP show this... with no controls.

    [​IMG]

    Cheers
     
  4. MikeC1408

    MikeC1408 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    260
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010

    Oct 19, 2010
    260
    28
    43
    Essex
    I moved over from DeFrost so GV just seemed the logical choice as it's by the same Dev.
     
  5. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    972
    Joined:
    May 29, 2010

    May 29, 2010
    972
    174
    113
    United Kingdom
    1) I'm too lazy to update my sig :p
    2) In GV, it can be activated in Settings > CyanogenMod settings > Interface > Notification Power Widget. In Oxygen, it can be activated through Oxygen Settings or something...
     
    williamj1 likes this.
  6. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    641
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010

    Sep 11, 2010
    641
    214
    93
    UK
    I'm Sold :)

    Any advice on the market links question?
     
  7. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    972
    Joined:
    May 29, 2010

    May 29, 2010
    972
    174
    113
    United Kingdom
    Not sure - I use Titanium...
     
  8. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    641
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010

    Sep 11, 2010
    641
    214
    93
    UK
    Titanium is great, but that is only available in the paid version. Not going to buy atm, which is why I used mybackup Root. Also, the free version of Titanium Backup insists that I manually click install for each app it restores :mad:

    This is possibly the most infuriating thing I have discovered on android yet.
    Why on earth can't the market just remember my free apps like it does for paid ones.
     
  9. Staggers

    Staggers Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    197
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    197
    39
    63
    Student
    Brighton, UK
    GV 1.0 includes the Theme Chooser app built by T-Mobile and now used in CM7. To use it you simply install themes (they come as .apk's) and select them from the Theme Chooser. There's also an option to go back to your original theme, and to get rid of an installed theme you simply uninstall the apk.

    I'm not sure that the theme you linked to is Theme Chooser-compatible, but the ones here are
     
    williamj1 likes this.
  10. kolipe

    kolipe Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    53
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010

    Jul 29, 2010
    53
    2
    16
    Just clear the cache in the market app force stop and restart the app. This works for me every time.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...