Android Expert
Oct 25, 2009
Things are busy around the holidays, working multiple jobs in retail, well, let's just say there's just not enough hours in the day. So yeah, I've been kinda scarce lately, and I'm very much out of the loop. I haven't flashed a new ROM in well over a month, and I've got an itch to scratch. That's why I'm enlisting your help to get that hard-to-reach place.

We've had an OTA come out, a phantom OTA in the wild, and the source code (not to mention a live unit running it) released for ICS. Which ROMs are running the best of both worlds, in a fully functional and stable state?

I don't even know which version is which anymore. And I've been spending so much time focusing on other phones (it is kinda my job), that I've been neglecting my own. So, who wants to help a brother out?

BTW, I truly hope the conversation devolves, gets off track, and becomes something else entirely after a while. I guess that's leaving the door wide open.
Read this: http://androidforums.com/bionic-all-things-root/441018-bionic-roms.html

dfib keeps it pretty well updated.

As for the ICS hack, it's in Alpha 9 (as of this post) and still does not have solid working data connections, so it's not a daily driver - yet.

Thanks JG. I now bestow upon you the title of Captain Obvious. Hey, at least you outrank me, Lieutenant Oblivious. lmao

The link john gave seems to have a bit more information.. but here is another useful one.

That's a lil more what I was looking for, thanks.

Basically, and I probably should have been more clear, I don't know what the most recent firmware is, and what elements come from which as the holiday season has kept me busy enough to keep me away from my fav hobby, screwing with my phone (lol).

I've been using the Theory ROMs, but there's so many diff names they've gone through that I don't know what's what over there. I'll read up in their forum on RootzWiki, but basically I was being lazy and was hoping someone would take pity on me and say, "I'm using <insert ROM name here> which is using this from this build and that from ICS, now get to flashing you lazy bum!"

That and I was hoping it would provoke discussion about ROMs in one central location instead of hopping all over the place. lol
The thread I linked to plus the thread at XDA by JWest have all the info and discussion you need.

I'm waiting for a more stable ICS on my BIONIC, but there is also the fact that I have updated to 5.9.901 via 5.5.893 after force reverting to 5.5.886 from 5.7.893 (whew, that is a mouthful) and I can say that ICS4BIONIC does not play well with that latest kernel / radio (probably radio actually).