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Tips [POLL] Which ROM are you using/should I use?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gx1400, Jul 6, 2010.

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Which rooted ROM should I try first?

Poll closed Jul 11, 2010.
  1. Fresh 0.5.3

    7 vote(s)
    46.7%
  2. DamageControl 3.5.3

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Rooted Stock with OTA 1.47.651.1

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. Something else (post your suggestions)

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  1. gx1400

    gx1400 Well-Known Member
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    I rooted my OTA updated phone last night and its running the eng rooted ROM (very downgraded). When I get home tonight I'm going to put a new ROM up.

    What do you think is the best? I'm looking for something for a beginner that has a lot of functionality (I'd like 4G, cameras, etc). Thanks for the input!
     

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  2. SirSlayer

    SirSlayer Well-Known Member
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    I have been running Fresh ROM since 0.3 and love it. It has a lot of the sprint apps removed and you can re-install them if you must have them. The battery life is much improved with Fresh 0.5 and it kicks ass. Plus there are some themes that are being built for this ROM over at XDA.
     
  3. neodorian

    neodorian Well-Known Member
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    Baltimore, MD
    I'm still running the latest official ROM. Wanted to get familiar with the phone before rooting it, then when I installed the update I couldn't root if I wanted to. Now I guess you can root again but I haven't gotten around to it. I guess I've had no real issues with the official ROM yet. It's not like when I ran WM and had to flash for all kinds of functionality or version upgrades. Having the Sprint apps doesn't bother me since I just don't run them. Whenever I get bored I will probably root but there are only a couple of apps I would ever use that require it and so far I've not really needed them.
     
  4. Berner

    Berner Well-Known Member
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    Fresh is nice, but its not based on the most recent update and it may not play well with the newer radio files (it definitely doesn't play well with the newer wimax radio). So until I see what flipz does with his next version, I'm very happy running rooted stock 1.47.651.1. My 4G is better than ever, and battery life is pretty good (not as good as under Fresh, but better than on release). I also did my own clean out of /system/app to get rid of the Sprint bloat and some unneeded HTC stuff as well.
     
  5. mrk

    mrk Well-Known Member
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    Austin, TX.
    I started out on Fresh, but basically moved to Baked Snack. It's unbelievably fast. You can see the specifics in my sig, but I get 42fps average and 11MFLOPS in Linpack. :)
     
  6. gx1400

    gx1400 Well-Known Member
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    I updated my Wimax radio and it works really well... hmm
     
  7. Berner

    Berner Well-Known Member
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    "YOU MUST HAVE ALL THE 1.47.651.1 SYSTEM FILES FOR WIMAX!"

    [Radio & WiMax] 2.05.00.06.10 update.zip (Full IMG) - xda-developers

    You must have a magic phone. ;) Seriously though, while there have been a couple reports on XDA that the wimax update works on Fresh (yours being one of 2 that I found with some quick searching), most people report that it doesn't work. Perhaps your wimax version didn't really update?
     
  8. gx1400

    gx1400 Well-Known Member
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    I found a 4g fix for Fresh on Flipz website (geekfor.me) somewhere in the bugs reporting, I tried to flash it through clockwork, but I thought it failed (i think I had to pull the battery because it wouldn't respond). I never tested if 4G worked before and just assumed the flash failed.

    I would try to find the link, but my work's computer security isn't a fan of two letter url suffixes (usually foreign sites). I'll try to find it when I get home.
     
  9. Berner

    Berner Well-Known Member
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    The 4G fix for Fresh only corrects the MAC issue. It doesn't allow you to flash the most recent wimax radio code.

    If you look through the thread that archives all the radio versions ([Radios] All EVO Radio & WiMAX Radio versions - xda-developers) you'll see that the newest wimax radio code does not work with current Fresh versions. The newest CDMA/3G radio works fine, but not wimax.

    Radio and wimax radio are not the same thing. You need the 1.47 system architecture for the newest wimax radio.
     
  10. gx1400

    gx1400 Well-Known Member
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    I'm running the newest of both. I confirmed it with wimax_mtd. Dunno how, but it works. I'm running Fresh 0.5.3 with 1.32.xxx.x software (I don't have my phone on me to check the numbers, I think its 1.32.651.6?)

    I've been using 4G in my car ride home from work, I turn off Wifi, Mobile Data, and GPS (so basically all I have availiable is voice service) then turn on 4G. It acquires and starts working, listen to Pandora on the commute home.
     
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