May 17, 2010
should i jump ship to villain6? what are the pros and cons? no gps on either i take it though right?
also, what app would i use to backup my apps and contacts?
Villain 6 is a little better IMO, maybe a little faster. It's nice to have the Hero version of Sense back. Plus you can overclock it (if you want to).

Titanium Backup is the way to go for apps. Not so sure about contacts; mine are all Google contacts so I don't have to worry about that. What are your contacts saved as, Phone, SIM or Google?

Oh and GPS has worked on both for me just fine. I don't use it normally but I've tested it on both ROMs it's managed to lock onto me :)
the google contact thing is messed for me, before i rooted this phone a few weeks ago all my contacts were google contacts, same as now, but they didnt come through on my email, they do now...thankfully...lol i will try titanium backup! thx!

So you are using the new villain then?
Yeah, I switched to it pretty much as soon as it came out :p

I guess the main difference (besides it being the HTC Sense you're used to), is that it runs a newer kernel (Which to non-devs like us means the drivers for the phone's hardware I believe). Not only does this new kernel allow you to set the processor to run a bit faster (at your own risk of course), but it improves the responsiveness of the touch screen somewhat.

This thread is full of people's impressions.
so i take it i only have to backup my apps and not any of the other internal system stuff if im gonna wipe the phone to put the new rom on??
Well, essentially everything not on the SD card or SIM will get wiped. So it depends what you want to save. I always just back up my apps and of course my contacts and emails are saved with google. You can save your texts too. A big benefit of titanium backup is that it backs up your apps data too, so your programs remember their settings.

I believe there are apps that will back up and restore the phone's own settings, but I've never bothered with them.
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yeah, for the time it takes to plug in the old settings again...the hell with it...ok gonna be trying villain now...lol
hopefully i can get the gps workin again then...
yeah, as soon i posted that i seen how to fix it, lol...thx alot for all the help!
phone scared me though when it first booted up and i seen that RGBY X bursting over and over, though i messed the phone, but alas, it works!