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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bnitty, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. bnitty

    bnitty Well-Known Member
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    I'm switching from the Big Red Machine tomorrow & have decided to go with the Nexus S 4G over the Evo and i'm wondering what's the best ROM available and any other must of things. i'm pretty diverse with androids so i'm definitely not a newbie just new to Nexus.
     

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  2. ACEinthehole

    ACEinthehole Member

    Definitely recommend netarchy universal kernel with cyanogenmod 7. Netarchy kernel and stock are also good. Finally, MIUI ROM, which I do not like personally.

    That's about all that I know, wish ACS would jump in the mix.
     
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  3. JarffVC

    JarffVC Member

    I don't know if it's the most feature filled but i'm pretty happy with mikeyinid's rom so far. It's been dead stable with everything working and it comes with netarchy kernel out of the box.
     
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  4. bnitty

    bnitty Well-Known Member
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    I'm still trying to get rooted
     
  5. JarffVC

    JarffVC Member

    This is the HowTo thread I used to get rooted.

    [NS4G] Stock ROMs | How To Root/Unroot | OTA Files & Images - xda-developers

    I had a lot of trouble getting the drivers for the SDK installed correctly and ended up solving that by installing PDANet otherwise I followed that step for step. I did also pick a different ROM than what he makes available there but the process is the same.
     
  6. bnitty

    bnitty Well-Known Member
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    thanks bro I finally got it rooted
     
  7. JarffVC

    JarffVC Member

    Grats! Did that write up help?

    What ROM did you end up on?
     
  8. bnitty

    bnitty Well-Known Member
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    yes it helped. it took a few times for it to recognize my device, but once it did it was easy. i'm using KingsRom & Netarchy kernel. OC'd at 1.2ghz. :cool:
     
  9. Travenport

    Travenport Newbie

    using MIUI. Its unlike any other ROM ive flashed before. I like it so far, the UI is really nice. Going to try it out for a week or so, then i am going to try one of the ROMS that comes with Netarchy
     
  10. bnitty

    bnitty Well-Known Member
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    yeah i checked on that. has a lot of features. i'm just not a fan of the color scheme. yeah i'm kinda anal like that, but i'm rocking the KingsROM with the Netarchy kernel & i'm loving it.
     
  11. Travenport

    Travenport Newbie

    Agreed, been using it for the past week or so. Nothing wrong with the ROM per se because everything is running fine, but the color scheme needs some serious work. The stock color scheme for the notifcations and contacts are white font on a white background which makes it really hard to see. So i figured Id change themes...almost every theme is the same way: black on black, white on white, ugly on ugly.

    Think Im going to flash something different. I searched xda...(maybe not good enough i guess) and couldnt find the kings ROM. How is it working out for you

    EDIT: Nvm found it, but feel free to still comment on what you like most about it
     
  12. bnitty

    bnitty Well-Known Member
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    think it would be easier to state what I don't like about it lol but it's fast, stable, & I'm digging the font scheme. I also love the lock screen either with a pattern or not. I also love the overall look of it. my only complaint is there isn't a toolkit for the ROM like I had with the Droid X or Ally, but that's nothing major. so far so great. it's not as customizable as some ROMs like the notification bar, but no biggie
     
  13. jmack549

    jmack549 Lurker

    I thought the MIUI rom had problems with MMS and 4g? And maybe calls? Or is that outdated information?
     
  14. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast

    MIUI is a really attractive Rom, if for no other reason than how fluent and different it is. But yes, LOTS of small bugs and issues effecting each device differently.

    If MIUI ever gets 4g and and App drawer, I will consider putting faith in it once more.
     
  15. bnitty

    bnitty Well-Known Member
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    i haven't ran into any bugs with KingsROM yet after 4 days of having it. i can't wait until my devs get more things going for the S4G
     
  16. Travenport

    Travenport Newbie

    There have been people who called and my phone didnt ring. I sorta attributed that to sprint service though, but i guess it couldve been the ROM as well. In any case ive been using the open soju ROM recently and it seems to be working great with the netarchy kernel. Still searching around, but I think this is probably the one i am going to stick with.

    Only thing though is there is no tethering app included in the ROM. Does anyone have any suggestions for a good tethering app that came with their ROM?
     
  17. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    ACS has people on the ns4g for right now its just me and dreams, he has done a crapload of work on xda (pulldown toggles for stock aosp) and he is now working on porting teh 8 lockscreen mod from the epic.

    i made the one click root and ported battery tweak. as for a rom, its kinda hard takin on cm7 :D
     
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  18. bnitty

    bnitty Well-Known Member
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    I'm using KingsRom would the pull downs work for my ROM bkuz your battery tweak is working great.
     
  19. ROB281

    ROB281 Well-Known Member

    Running opensoju 2.6 right now, it's the only other ROM I've run besides stock, and have had no issues.
     
  20. bnitty

    bnitty Well-Known Member
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    i was going to try that, but i didn't like the process of flashing it. i'm only comfortable with simply putting it on my sd, wiping everything, then flashing it. i had to mess with fastboot which i'm oblivious to so i left it alone lol
     
  21. ROB281

    ROB281 Well-Known Member

    I was able to flash that one through the recovery
     
  22. bnitty

    bnitty Well-Known Member
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    so you can just flash it from recovery? if so i'll try it out
     
  23. ROB281

    ROB281 Well-Known Member

    It worked for me.
     
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  24. Travenport

    Travenport Newbie

    btw, anyone found a rom yet that allows for fb sync?
     
  25. bnitty

    bnitty Well-Known Member
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