1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root UD Froyo eXtreme 8.0.0 (FRF22D

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by inssane, Sep 2, 2010.

?

Poll closed due to new release for this ROM

  1. 5 Star ROM Rating: Elite

    79 vote(s)
    66.4%
  2. 4 Star ROM Rating: Outstanding

    24 vote(s)
    20.2%
  3. 3 Star ROM Rating: Average

    7 vote(s)
    5.9%
  4. 2 Star ROM Rating: Not Ready for Primetime

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  5. 1 Star ROM Rating: Not Usable

    6 vote(s)
    5.0%
  1. TPRZX

    TPRZX Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010

    Sep 2, 2010
    2
    0
    5
    OC
    First of all thanks its a very nice ROM very smooth and very good design!
    I have installed a bunch from the first roms out there and i have to say this one is crazy good. One thing I didnt like was the RED when you highlight.
    I do have a request pls. I wanted to know if you have any Kernels for this rom? i wanted to overclock it to 1200 if possible. Thanks again.
     

    Advertisement

  2. Helenoftroy08

    Helenoftroy08 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    266
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009

    Dec 30, 2009
    266
    35
    43

    I got it! Apparently the first download corrupted the zip file altogether. Did a fresh download and voila! Thanks everyone!
     
  3. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    3,132
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009

    Dec 8, 2009
    3,132
    381
    163
    Director of IT
    Cleveland, OH
    Yes! Yes!! YES!!!

    Finally! I ROM that I simply just install, restore my apps, and it runs and looks PERFECT!!! No theme needed (IMO), and the stock 800MHz kernel is faster than the LFY1.5 running at 1.2GHz. I am ecstatic with this ROM. BRAVO!!!
     
  4. triplecrown

    triplecrown Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    88
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009

    Nov 22, 2009
    88
    4
    16
    NJ
    It is nice but I wouldn't go as far to say they "blow them out of the water".
     
  5. Dem1K

    Dem1K Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    33
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010

    Jan 9, 2010
    33
    8
    16
    been running UD7 f& Watermark'd or quite a while now and love it...looks like I'll have to load this one up soon...
     
  6. JimmyCarbone

    JimmyCarbone Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    40
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010

    Aug 11, 2010
    40
    5
    36
    Best Buy Home Theater Geek.
    Rochester, NY
    installed ud8 yesterday, and so far.. LOVE IT. i love how well it performs and still has tons of customization options. i recently tried cm6 and it just seemed to lag all over for me.. but since i flashed this rom no matter what kernel i try its nothing but QUICK.

    also this is the first rom i've tried where ulv kernels actually work for me. in the past i've tried ulv and my phone would just laaaag and then lock up. now im getting speed and amazing battery life.. best of both worlds. and back to the customization! it's cool to have a gui of the script commands, as well as the built in ability to change fonts. before this lithium1.0.12 and lfy1.4 were my goto ROMS but me and my droid have found a new love..
     
  7. inssane

    inssane Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    1,851
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009

    Dec 17, 2009
    1,851
    156
    163
    Chi-Town
    This is my first UD ROM ever - I loaded one once, looked at the perty LWP and that was it, lol. So this is the first time for more than 2 minutes.

    This review is done with a Moto Droid 1 with the P3 Sapphire 1.2LV kernel with scaling via SetCPU and LauncherPro.

    The install was relatively painless via manual CW Recovery install method. Triple wipe, installed zip - no extra theme installed. Logged me in, synced, no errors, reboots, or freak outs. Probably took about 7 minutes or so to sync everything and restore market apps.

    I then pulled the battery and rebooted for the sake of the apps catching up.
    The boot is FAST though. About 20 seconds from "M" to lock screen.

    The ROM is very snappy and once i retweaked LauncherPro, the sliding was much smoother and very fast. Much smaller redraws (a LP thing), which made me very happy. Multitasking is a breeze. No lag between taking a phone call, jumping back to music, and then sending a picture (for example)

    Battery life is TBD, but I am looking at about 11-14 hours with regular use right now as an estimate. Which is "OK" for me. I have seen better with this kernel though, in LithMod. The Chevy 1.2ULV has reaped great battery results in the past, but I think it's phone dependent at times, and this one won't take it. Jake's 1200 kernel worked well with this ROM but I have not tried Slayher as it sucked my battery last try on a different ROM.

    With the P3 Sapphire 1.2LV w/ SetCPU @ OnDemand 400-1200
    (using most updated testing app versions)
    *Average of 3*
    Linpack - 16.3 MFLOPS
    SetCPU Short - 143 ms
    " " Long - 418 ms
    Quadrant - 1640's


    Ultimate Settings = ALL IN ONE + STREAMLINED
    This is one of the cleanest custom setting UI I have ever seen. VERY impressive. Device info, including changelog is right there. Integrated settings that make Spare Parts obselete and useless. There are options to remove and add apps like Pandora and Amazon MP3 for example. These are basically one touch scripts. There are other familiar scripts like ads and camera sounds and "switch" scripts as well.

    -The UD Extras are laid out very nicely. Click Fonts, and you SEE the fonts as they will be. Same goes for boot animations and lock screens as well. I NEVER added a font on the fly because I couldn't see what it looked like without installing it. Now we can see it!

    I won't spoil all the setting goodies, but I will say that you can reassign the HOME soft key on a Long Press! So if you want to get to navigation - set it and long press the home key.
    Since exiting Car Home completely wipes it out - I reassigned Car Home to the long press Home, which is a nice feature for me :) This feature will actually help to keep me with UD unless other devs do it, or perhaps I never noticed.

    There are some pretty sweet ringtones and notifications as well. Some nice, short and sweet ones that are very professional. Different alarm tones as well.

    Bugs:
    - In the Ultimate Settings, the app installation doesn't work for me, but the remove apps works. I tried to install C2P with this script and nothing happened. First off, there was no confirmation that it "installed" so I was left wondering if it did once I initiated it. Rebooted, and it hadn't installed. Booo, but not the end of the world. No solution found.
    - My Jawbone Icon bluetooth has randomly disconnected and then connected a couple times while taking a call. No solution found.

    (Not a Bug) *The one thing it don't like is the static boot animation - it looks like the phone is stuck, because there is no animation. Tricky when trying new kernels and such*

    Themes are starting to come out, but there aren't many as of yet.

    This is faster and smoother than other recent ROMs such as Chevy 4.7, BFY 1.5, and LithMod (as a frame of reference).
    Being as objective as possible given that this is considered by some a more "controversial" ROM and that I have never tried previous UD releases, this ROM gets a 4.5

    There is still a little cleanup needed in aisle 5 in regards to the scripts, and battery could be improved some. As time progresses I hope that this ROM doesn't start slowing down as some ROMs seem to do, even with cache wipes.

    Nicely done, let's see who one ups this one!
    Nick
     
    kujayhawks77 and UBRocked like this.
  8. Helenoftroy08

    Helenoftroy08 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    266
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009

    Dec 30, 2009
    266
    35
    43

    Im running UD 8.0 as well, with a P3 kernel. I didnt realize the stock kernel was 800 and I would like to give it a try. Ne ideas where I can get it?
     
  9. lilivo1

    lilivo1 Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    24
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010

    Jan 3, 2010
    24
    0
    15
    is anyone having problems with the gallery? is there a way to remove it and put another gallery on it?
     
  10. Jeffery

    Jeffery Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    526
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009

    Nov 7, 2009
    526
    61
    78
    Marco Island, Florida
    Love this ROM except my battery life isn't so good. With chevy's 4.7 I could go over 24 hours without a charge. With this ROM I managed to get 10 hours before needing to recharge. I'm using the same kernel, chevy's uLV 1.1. Should I try another kernel or flash back to SS 4.7?
     
  11. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    2,170
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009

    Oct 25, 2009
    2,170
    516
    213
    Male
    Wireless Sales Manager
    Expect my review shortly. For those who can't wait, expect it to be pretty good.
     
  12. JimmyCarbone

    JimmyCarbone Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    40
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010

    Aug 11, 2010
    40
    5
    36
    Best Buy Home Theater Geek.
    Rochester, NY
    still loving this rom. installation of the rom and theme was a breeze.. no problems with app restoring or any marketplace problems at all. the font changing feature is one of my favs as well. that and the rotary lockscreen. im a sucker for a pretty rom. and not only is this rom pretty, but it really performs too! one of the best experiences i have had yet with scrolling and multitasking..

    i am also getting really good battery life out of this rom. i am using slayhers 1.ghZ kernel with the interactive scaling, and i'm def a big fan. took my phone off the charger about 14 hours ago, and i'm still at 70% after a full day of use (facebook, news reading, web browsing, texting, foursquare, music in the car, a few phone calls). the interactive governor seerms to eliminate any lag when getting into heavy usage/multitasking from normal light usage. this is the first time i have drifted from chevyno1 kernels, and i am plesently surprised.

    overall i give the rom a 4.6, and the slayher kernel a 4.7. awesome job by both the devs.. but i can always hope for better! btw, i am in no way an official reviewer. just my 2cents.

    ps - themes galore at BlackdroidMod and UD eXtreme Themes and More...
     
  13. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    2,170
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009

    Oct 25, 2009
    2,170
    516
    213
    Male
    Wireless Sales Manager
    Initial Setup:
    A new boot ani, I see. Actually, not sure I can call it an animation, because that requires a moving picture, and it just says "Ultimate Droid". Would have been cooler if it went to something else after that, but seeing as you can easily change between several boot anis, I can't knock it too much.

    Boots within 2 mins, restored all but 6 apps, but for some reason it took longer than usual. Took about 45 mins where it usually happens between 15-30 mins. Other than that, business as usual.

    Appearance:
    I've always been a fan of the general theming of UD. You don't really need to theme over it, but I've grown a lil too accustomed to Watermark'd recently. Thankfully Stewart's on top of things pretty quickly.

    One thing you've gotta love is the customizable live wallpapers. You can change the picture and the color scheme. Would be even nicer if you could add a custom picture from your gallery, but considering no one else even has this feature, ya gotta appreciate it.

    Peformance:
    Very fluid ROM with virtually no lag. The stock kernel is very capable, but you know you're gonna flash your go-to kernel immediately. I went with slayher's 1.2GHz, scaled back to 1GHz. 1.2GHz was not stable on this ROM, as it usually is on others, with the only exception being that I can't run Quadrant that high. At 1.1GHz, my high score was 1604.

    Real time performance, though, is quite beautiful. Screen transition sare seemless, and all apps seem to start and run with no issue. The only thing worth mentioning is the Market for me seems pretty slow. I had the same quirk with CM6, as well, so there's a chance it's just my phone.

    Goodies:
    Sometimes I add this section with another one, but with this ROM it really needs it's own. If you've used it before, you know UD is the only ROM that rivals CM when it comes to extras, but there are places it goes that CM doesn't. In the Settings menu, you have Ultimate Droid Settings at the very top. Here you can apply quick commands, back up and restore, remove, install, or modify apps, change fonts (and you can see how they'd look), boot anis, wallpapers, and there's so much else. If you love customization, this ROM is for you.

    App and System Function:
    I haven't run into any probs with apps not working properly, but I do get a FC I've only seen a few times: Android System needs to FC. That to me seems odd. Gladly, it doesn't happen often, but it's def worth noting. Otherwise, everything else is good to go.

    Battery life seems a bit better than some of the previous ROMs I've been on recently, but it's still not exactly what I'd call great. Right now, I'm down to 60% after 9 hours with some moderate, but pretty light use. If I'm really pushing it, it'll suck down pretty fast. But like I said, it's better than others I've been reviewing lately.

    Overview:
    There's a lot to love about this ROM, especially if your a touch of a control freak and like to have things exactly how you want it. This ROM is about as close as you're gonna get to having your Droid completely the way you want it. There's very little wrong with UD, but that's not to say it's a perfect ROM. Just closer than most others.

    Rating:
    4 out of 5 stars
     
  14. bdal1

    bdal1 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    246
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009

    Nov 13, 2009
    246
    9
    36
    Just use the kernel that comes with it.

    I've had this rom installed for three days now and I have to say (some kind of record).
    I'm keeping it!!!
     
  15. Helenoftroy08

    Helenoftroy08 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    266
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009

    Dec 30, 2009
    266
    35
    43
    Yeah thats what I was wanting to do...but I had previously updated to a P3Droid Kernel. Thats why I was looking for the one that came in the rom...not sure exactly where it is located.
     
  16. ShuttleXpC

    ShuttleXpC Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    48
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010

    Aug 3, 2010
    48
    11
    18
    This ROM is awesome, its quick snappy and I love all the theme's for it. Thing is, I've never been on a ROM where there were so many themes available for it. If I want to reapply another them or if I want to revert back to the stock, do I simply flash the original file, or should I have made a backup beforehand -.-?
     
  17. bdal1

    bdal1 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    246
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009

    Nov 13, 2009
    246
    9
    36
    I dont think it is available to download. (at least I coldnt find it)

    You could try:
    doing a nandroid back up your current state
    wiping and re-flashing UD 8.0
     
  18. tjreishus

    tjreishus Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    88
    Posts:
    746
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009

    Nov 8, 2009
    746
    94
    88
    Airline Pilot
    Love it, but I can't install google's new voice search. I had been using it for a while now and love it. It won't install now. I also cant get the newest version of google maps (4.4)

    Any ideas?
     
  19. tjreishus

    tjreishus Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    88
    Posts:
    746
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009

    Nov 8, 2009
    746
    94
    88
    Airline Pilot
  20. ShuttleXpC

    ShuttleXpC Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    48
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010

    Aug 3, 2010
    48
    11
    18
  21. tjreishus

    tjreishus Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    88
    Posts:
    746
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009

    Nov 8, 2009
    746
    94
    88
    Airline Pilot
    Never mind, I'm an idiot. Didn't load the correct ROM. I have the right one now and it works just fine.
     
  22. ShuttleXpC

    ShuttleXpC Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    48
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010

    Aug 3, 2010
    48
    11
    18
    This ROM was one of the easiest I've had to set up, the others all had me doing something (like going into the system folder to overwrite an inverted themed app that would crash constantly) Its nice learning about other things, but when the issue pisses you off, it shouldn't be there. This ROM also has the ##7764726 menu installed, which is a huge plus to anyone just rooting that may have a problem with their phone activating after they first rooted it (which I did, all my phone info was erased and it had to be reprogrammed).
     
  23. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    VIP Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    2,118
    Posts:
    13,886
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009

    Nov 17, 2009
    13,886
    14,062
    2,118
    Male
    I'm retired: every day's a Monday :P
    Manchester, TN
    WOW, I didn't have to program a thing... not even *228! This thing was a dream to load, and runs buttery smooth. 7 home screens is more real estate than I need, but it's nice to have that room in case I expand. Almost all my apps reinstalled, with very few exceptions (I had to go looking for "Cubed" but finally found it). I didn't even need TiBU, although MyBackupPro was indispensable for restoring all my MMS/SMS messages.

    So far, I am very impressed by this ROM. Home screen lag is virtually non-existent. There are elements of Bugless Beast that I miss (like the navigation dots, battery percentage indicator and bottom links to phone and browser that stay available across all home screens. So far everything works. Still a lot of testing to do, but so far so good.
     
  24. corrado_driver

    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    24
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010

    Apr 11, 2010
    24
    0
    15
    this rom is super smooth but is killing battery on phone. Running at 800 with stock kernel that it came with. I just swapped to a P3 1000 running at 800\250 LV

    i hope that does it would love to keep this rom

    Has anyone else had an issue installing watermark rom?? downloaded 15 times and used 3 computers to do it with no luck it errors every time.

    Larry
     
  25. Helenoftroy08

    Helenoftroy08 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    266
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009

    Dec 30, 2009
    266
    35
    43
    settings>ultimate droid>user interface>status bar will give u the battery percentage option. And Launcher pro allows me to have apps on the bottom of the screen that stay the same across all screens. UD has the option to install LP
     
    publicanimal and The_Chief like this.

Share This Page

Loading...