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ROM ShiftS3ns3 by DroidTh3ory

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xeno2011, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. xeno2011

    xeno2011 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I haven't seen much mention of this ROM on this forum, so I thought I would share my experience with ShiftS3ns3 by Th3ory (http://th3oryrom.com/forums/showthread.php?80-ROM-SHIFTS3NS3-V1.4F-(HTC-MOD-Kernel)-(9-3-2011)), Version 1.3x. I know that many speak of the heavy imprint of Sense and it's widgets, but I was looking for a ROM that would stay somewhat close to stock while adding some new twists,. I also enjoy the Sense layout and experience, and wanted to keep that feel with the ROM I chose.

    While there are a few different nuances to Sense in this version (and there should be - part of the fun of it), it does provide the user with a lot of familiarity when coming from stock and flashing a new ROM for the first time. It's also quite quick and debloated as well. You also gain the advantage of not having any more unexpected OTA upgrades. I haven't run into any problems as of yet. Battery life - I get through a day easily with my usage, but I tend to charge every night no matter what.

    There wasn't much to do after the standard preparation/install for ROM's (backup, download Radio's/ROM, clear cache/davlik cache/wipe data, install). I did need to download the some GPS items for spoken directions and the like, but that was pretty much it.

    I've read that each phone has it's own "personality" when it comes to working with ROM's, but mine has played well with this one. I'd recommend it as a nice place to start if you like Sense and are just entering into flashing ROM's as I am.


  2. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    thanks for sharing. im not a huge fan of sense,but am a huge fan of droidth3ory. his roms work well on my phone as well. :)
  3. willdogs

    willdogs Android Enthusiast

    thanks!! I was really thinking of installing this as my first rom after I just rooted the other day. i think you made up my mind :D
  4. xeno2011

    xeno2011 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    No problem. Hope you enjoy it!
  5. TCM

    TCM Member

    This rom kicks ass. I wish I would have flashed this earlier!

    Pros: better battery life (compared to stock and das bamf remix 1.8.6), sense 3.0 elements (messaging, lock screen), smooth, not glitchy, gps locks instantly.

    Con: voicemail notification doesnt seem to pop up
  6. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    Never has, and I fear it never will. (unless they formally release it) No GB sense rom has working vzw vm. It's *the* deal breaker for me.
  7. willdogs

    willdogs Android Enthusiast

    I only use Google Voice for my voice mail. I'm guessing I should be ok then right?
  8. superstretch

    superstretch Well-Known Member

    Yes, it still works flawlessly... GV is the only way to go for me.

    I've been rocking ShiftS3ns3 for a while now.. (started when it was still Cl3anTh3ory). The phone performs flawlessly and I've gotten awesome battery.. most of the time. I find that restarting the phone once a day does wonders for it. Apparently there is/will be a new update right now/very soon (have to check the xda thread)

    The ROM worked so well for me, I didn't even follow the step to wipe all data the first time flashing it (the instructions were ambiguous at the time) and I thought I'd try to get away with it. It worked! I still wiped dalvik/cache/system, but not data. I DO NOT recommend doing this.. I think I was very lucky.
  9. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    there is actually nothing really wrong with this. flshing a rom overtop of another same or very similar rom without wiping data is one way to "update" when new versions come up(assuming the rom doesnt do automatic wipes),and save yourself the install time.

    before doing it its not a bad idea to make a nandroid backup,and just keep in mind that sometimes it doesnt work. if you flash a rom and have issues(FCs,things not working,etc.) remember that you dint follow directions and try a fresh,clean install before reporting "bugs" to the developer.

    (and when i say you,i mean folks in general,not pickin on superstretch in any way,shape or form :))
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  10. superstretch

    superstretch Well-Known Member

    Oh I know to keep my mouth shut and follow directions if I do have problems (haven't had any).. and I know I don't have to wipe data going from say.. SS 1.2 -> 1.3, but from stock to a different ROM.. that's another story.
  11. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    YUP... im also a little surprised that one worked :eek: :D
  12. xeno2011

    xeno2011 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

  13. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert

    That sucks :( looks like I will be flashing liquids next release. While I love dt's work it being discontinued for a while is enough for me to go else where.
  14. dunnhole

    dunnhole Newbie

    Just thought I'd pop in and say that there won't be any new Roms for now from DT but the other two with him are still going to be updated his most recent sense and aosp roms. I wouldn't lose hope in them yet.
  15. Romikemi

    Romikemi Well-Known Member

    High colonic completed, it looks like I'll run this for a few weeks.
  16. xeno2011

    xeno2011 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Looks like 1.4 will be out tomorrow, but after that it's up to other developers to keep the updates going.
  17. TCM

    TCM Member

    1.4x was just released.

    I have not switched over this one yet, going to wait to see what people say since I am so happy with 1.3x
  18. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    i venture to say you had a bad download, or forgot to wipe something,or possibly restored system data. the FCs youre experienceing are unique to you... the rest of us flashed it and its worked perfectly fine ;)

    if you dont like it thats fine,but its not fair to blame the rom or dev for FCs or issues when something else is going on.
  19. xeno2011

    xeno2011 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, sorry, you're right. I was going off DT's original post that said 1.5, but I guess it was a typo. Changed my previous post.

    I'm also staying on 1.3x for now, at least until I can read more about what types of experiences others are having who jump in first.
  20. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Android Enthusiast

    ROM kicks but so far all good on the home front. I wiped everything like they said to do in the post and all went smooth!!!

    Going to flash more of his work in the future
  21. TCM

    TCM Member

    DroidTh3ory says he will have a new version of this rom by the end of the weekend.

    Nice user name by the way, TCM = The Cookie Monster for me.
  22. xeno2011

    xeno2011 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm still on 1.3X. I'm waiting until the new OTA comes out with the hope that we will finally see a Gingerbread build without the voicemail bug. Once that is solved then I'll upgrade to the newest thing.
  23. js0uth

    js0uth Lurker

    can someone tell me the correct steps to installing this rom. im coming off a manually mr2 update. and just rooted. im extra noob.

  24. Guesst

    Guesst Member

    I've been running 1.4 since it was released and absolutely love it... Good solid build , at least for me...only issue ive seen so far is once in a while when an incoming call is coming in the ignore button pops up instead of the answer which is a bit annoying, but it is a rare occurrence...
  25. xeno2011

    xeno2011 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Check out this thread and the third post by scotty85:

    [HOW TO] and some root terminology - Android Forums

    Read through it and let us know what questions you have. I followed his instructions and it worked great. Make a backup before deleting anything. One thing to note is that DroidTh3ory, the developer, instructs you to wipe cache, davlik cache, and data before installing. Following scotty85's walkthrough will get you there.
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