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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by toasty, May 17, 2011.

  1. toasty

    toasty Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Been messing around with different ROMs, trying to find one that meets all of my needs and wants. Thought I'd throw this out there and see if anyone had a favorite that they could recommend.

    Must have:
    4G
    Major Components working
    Drop down task bar toggles that includes WiFi, 4G, and Data

    Nice to Have
    Not using Sense (I use LauncherPro Plus anyway)
    Fairly neutral theming

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    I've used both VirusROM Airborne and Kings Unleashed, and I like them both, but I find that I really need those toggles in the task bar.
     



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  2. andygu3

    andygu3 Android Expert

    CM7, launcherpro works, drop-down toggles, 4G works, GPS works...... I would recommend flashing Nightly 77, everything works that I could tell;)
     
  3. youdoofus

    youdoofus Android Expert

    uhhhh, cm7. yeah!!!!

    edit: oh and use tiamat, or try it at least. its a bomb diggity kernel
     
  4. toasty

    toasty Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the responses, quick follow up question re CM7: are the things that are listed in this post things that you will definitely have to do, or just things that you may have to do? I've heard great things about CM7, but it seems like a lot of hassle as compared to other ROMS, if these are all necessary steps.
     
  5. youdoofus

    youdoofus Android Expert

    theyre only suggested. i havent had to do any of those besides gapps... which i did while in the same recovery session :)
     
  6. ardchoille

    ardchoille Android Expert

    I use FreshEvo 3.5.0.1 (fits your Must have list).

    I didn't like the battery icon theme in FreshEvo so I used the Ultimate Online Theme Kitchen to change it (possibly fits your Nice to have list). UOT Kitchen can change a lot regarding the theme of most ROMs.

    I don't use sense, I prefer LauncherPro, and I'm getting about 20 hours out of the battery with moderate use.

    There's an app in the market called Quick Settings, it displays a page of toggles for all of the wifi, bluetooth, airplane mode, 4g, etc toggles on the phone (takes care of the drop-down notification widget needs). I use one of the dockbar swipe gestures to launch Quick Settings.. fast and easy.
     
  7. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Android Expert

    I've used Myn's 2.2 with ADW, but I recently saw a flashable No-Sense zip file, which would remove sense. So that could be a possibility. It has a configurable widget bar in the notification bar, can have up to six toggles I think.
     
  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

  9. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Android Expert

    I'm going to have to download the latest CM7 version, because I liked it when I was using it too, but I'm way behind on versions (it's been months since I've used it).
     
  10. ardchoille

    ardchoille Android Expert

    I used the instructions on this page to get CM7 up and running, it was pretty easy. Don't forget the gapps package.
     
  11. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    could have called that one with braille:Dlol tiamat all the way!!
     
  12. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Android Expert

    Thanks for the link. I've got a poor internet situation, so my Roms are downloaded from public wifi spots...
     
  13. toasty

    toasty Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the intel, all. Running CM7, and I gotta say, it is very slick. I'm even starting to come around to ADW, going to try using that for a bit and see what I think.
     
  14. youdoofus

    youdoofus Android Expert

    try out launcher pro... its got some pretty sick (and slick for that matter) options for layout, custom icon choosing, etc etc tons of menus to go thru and make pretty kinda almost overly specific tweaks, but its b/a to be able to dictate all that stuff, anyways. try out tiamat for your kernel... its bomb too lol

    ocn- you know what man, how funny would this be, i just one day come in threads and recommend sprint lovers to everyone for like 2 weeks, never actually using it, then suddenly change back LoL!
     
  15. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Android Expert

    I personally enjoy moving icons and widgets around in adw with no vibrations, but I am not sure exactly how I feel about adw.ex.... I really liked that adw was an open source project, hope it doesn't get left behind feature wise.

    I'll have to try out Launcher Pro
     
  16. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    LMOA!yeah that would really confuse me and everybody else. since you would be going in that direction you should also recommend netarchy toastmod kernels like you do with the tiamat kernels.:)lol.
     
  17. youdoofus

    youdoofus Android Expert

    like a really old version of toastmod lol
     
  18. youdoofus

    youdoofus Android Expert

    i just cant think of one thing that a sense rom does better. i guess to change your prl you hafta use a sense rom (which is odd lol) i guess i just dont know what sense can do that cm7 doesnt also do and do better for that matter
     
  19. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Android Expert

    ^ HTC fortune cookie widget? Lol.
     
  20. youdoofus

    youdoofus Android Expert

    nice!!! thatd be cool!! "[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking."[/FONT]
     
  21. takirb

    takirb Android Enthusiast

    Pickup friggin' signal. At least on my phone that is. I was really liking the AOSP/GB ROM i had this weekend, even after it took me a couple days to work out all the issues that aren't fixed right outta the box (GPS, VVM, etc). I had read about senseless ROMs not showing as many bars and/or not showing 3G for signal, but like others, i felt that was more of a "true" showing of signal. Proved that theory wrong this weekend in the boonies running AOSP. Had to switch back to Myn's just to get a bar or 2 back and access data. If I wasn't in a marshy armpit of southeast SC, i'm not sure if i'd have ever known it was an issue. Now i'm on the hunt for another GB AOSP ROM to try but don't feel like jumping thru hoops to get basic functionality :(
     
  22. toasty

    toasty Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm actually a big fan of launcher pro -- been using that for a while, just decided to stick with ADW in Cyanogen to give the ROM a try the way it was designed for a bit before going back to LPP. I'm finding there are some things that LPP does better than ADW and vice-versa. I love the scrollable dock in LPP. ADW's hidden dock does the same thing, I suppose, but not near as well, IMO. The screen transitions in ADW EX are uber cool, tho...
     
  23. andygu3

    andygu3 Android Expert

    Your signal will not be any different with an AOSP rom versus a Sense rom. ;)
     
  24. andygu3

    andygu3 Android Expert

    I was the same way with ADW and CM roms, but after I went ahead and bought LauncherPro, I've never looked back. Some say ADW EX has some good features but....... I'm sticking with LP. As soon as I load up any AOSP rom, the first thing I do is uninstall the launcher and download LP:)
     
  25. takirb

    takirb Android Enthusiast

    How so, when they indeed were different? As noted by numerous others inquiring about the change from 3G to 1x in the icon, and most replies state "AOSP gives your true signal strength vs sense that always show 3G", I flat out had poor to no connectivity on AOSP where granted the signal was very weak, but on a sense ROM I was able to maintain a connection with at least 1 bar more than AOSP showed in the exact same location. That was about as "real world" of a test you can get. ;)

    We may have to just agree to disagree lol
     

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