Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aggie87, May 3, 2012.
What would be the recommended ICS ROM for the Note LTE (or the one with the least issues)?
You could probably get more answers in the "All Things Root" forum for the Note LTE. Good luck!
*moved to Samsung Galaxy Lite > Lite - All Things Root*
Doesn't seem to have made any difference.
Moved to wrong forum. Please fix. Galaxy Note LTE > All Things Root is the proper place.
Sorry about that. Fixed.
I've kicked around a few of them, from Dagr8's Alpha1 and 2 releases to Hybrid and currently on Objection 2 ROM.
They have all run reasonably well for me, minor quirkiness such as hanging up after playing some Zynga games (oddly) and random crashes playing some more GPU-intensive games like Asphalt 6, Let's Golf 3, and others of that sort.
Also, some apps that I really like are not available on ICS yet like Papyrus for instance, but this has nothing to do with the leaked ROMs (or even ICS for that matter); rather the apps still need to be optimized for ICS which is on the shoulders of the individual developers.
All in all, if you're looking for as stock a feel as possible with daily-driver capability, I'd recommend the ROM I'm running now (Objection 2, UCLC3).
Search development thread under Galaxy Note i717 forum on XDA.
@ryan: Perhaps you can answer a question that the snobs on XDA keep ignoring or giving me circular answers. What is the difference between an Alpha and an RC?
Yea, there's lots of good info on XDA coming from good people, but too many of them think they're the love-child of Mr.Miyagi and Yoda. lol
Here -in a nutshell- is how release versions are generally coded:
Alpha: for developer testing only; many inherent bugs that require other people who understand coding and such to assist with working on. Not ready for mass consumption, period. There can be different stages of useability here, but suffice it to say, that unless you know how to work under the hood (so to speak), don't touch an Alpha release.
Beta: Still in testing stage, but generally fit for public consumption as most major immediate flaws have been ironed out and just some system bugs remain with UI tweeks to be made as well. Like with Alpha, there are different stages of beta release as well, but they are all varying degrees of "generally useable but not entirely ready to be a daily driver".
RC: This stands for Release Candidate. Imagine a mother bird choosing which of her chicks to kick out of the nest first. The RC is the one she's chosen, so while it's still not fully baked in the sense that it isn't a completely air-tight product from both system and UI perspectives, it's definitely capable of being a daily driver for the avg person, as well as for the person with moderately sophisticated needs. Varying degrees of this step as well (RC2, RC3, etc), but typically when you're looking at a release candidate version of software/firmware, it's close enough to "fully baked" to where you can rely on it to work for you with consistency.
Please know that I am by no means one of the pseudo-Yoda's I reference above and have really learned most of the above info over the last few years of playing with these devices and bouncing ideas off others who know better than me. Saying all this to say that there are certainly others here and elsewhere who can elaborate on this, but for layman's purposes, this should do the trick.
That really helps. I actually tried to search to find out what all this meant, but if you don't know what RC stands for, it's kind of pointless. So, based on what you're saying, I don't know why they were telling people that the Alpha 2 version of DaGr8's ICS ROM was the one to get. They probably meant an RC based on the Alpha 2, but since they wouldn't explain that, I have no idea. If you go to the XDA forum, you won't find any links to that in DaGr8's thread.
You are correct.
Now a question for you off topic:
Why is A&M still called the Aggies? Is there any logic behind that or just left that way for sake of tradition?
A&M still stands for Agricultural and Mechanical, unless something's changed since I was there. So, that's where the Aggies comes from. They also still have a huge agricultural department. Besides that, A&M is VERY much into tradition (maybe not as much as I was there though....the bonfire collapse really hurt things).
Edit: Why do you think Objection 2 is the best? DaGr8's was suggested for being as close to the original as possible (but maybe that's not a good thing). They also have the newest one-click version that just came out (name's escaping me right now).
Thanks for clarifying that about A&M. A coworker who went to OK State told me different, not sure why? lol
Um, as far as the options between the leaked ICS roms, it depends on which day of the week you ask me. lol I am a ROM flashing fool, so to be honest, I've been back and forth between GB ROMS and Hybrid, Objection, ALpha 1 and Alpha 2, and most subsequent iterations of those that I can't recall what I liked better about one than the other.
At this point, my most current Nandroid backup to an ICS leak is for Objection and I do seem to remember it hanging up less and causing fewer FC's with GPU-intensive games versus Dagr8's ROM (s).