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    Hi all, I have HTC desire and I am constantly running out of internal memory I am going to root the phone to solve this. I am a complete noob to this so which custom ROM would be easy to install and stable out of the following Cyanogenmod7, LeeDroid 3.0.5 or MIUI ROM, Thanks
     

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    Dont forget Gingervillain and Redux.
     
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    I see you moved from GV to Redux from long time. I might missed your view. What are the differences?

    I moved from GV to MIUI-XJ since 2.1... And I love the change...
     
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    Redux is fast and stable. Not as feature rich as gv. Main benefit for me is its size. After cutting it down, I can get 360 MB data partition so no more ext
     
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    One advantage of Redux is that it doesn't include ROM Manager! :D
     
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    Doesn't include much.

    The Phone.apk is half the size of GV's. The settings .apk was a quater of the size.

    Something was bigger though, can't remember what. Maybe the boot.img?

    Anyways...

    I wish I could get the GV phone working on Redux as I miss the ability to uncheck "return to call log after call" and "Vibrate on answer"
     
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    You know I didn't notice Redux was vibrating on answer. Perhaps because most of my calls when using it were incoming.

    A test version of GV2.3 went up last night, so am using that today. So far no strong feelings either way about returning - nice to have extra settings, but I guess you forget then once set. Guess that means I have a choice of roms I can just use.
     
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    Mine doesn't vibrate on answer, but I want it. GV has this. Wonder if this setting can be carried over via titanium somehow and thats how you have it (if you do).

    I think my wording in that last post was poor.

    Saw that. Someone said it was smaller. Is it not by much?
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys. I have had look at the ROMS suggested in this tread and I am going to flash MIUI Rom by xavierjohn22 (MIUI XJ). I know its a bit iphoney but I like the look of this rom and the fact there a large number of themes for this as I like changing things around very often as I get bored too easily:D.

    I am not sure which version is most stable. Should I flash the froyo version (2.2) or 2.3.4 gingerbread (latest version) or 2.3 gingerbread (slightly older version of GB). I be grateful for any help on this, thanks
     
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    Ah, right - I thought you meant it was & you wanted to stop it.

    New gv is barely smaller at all - maps & a2sdgui removed, but still using just over 140 MB after I delete ROM Manager.
     
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    I had look at the InsertCoin Rom by baadnewz on xda. Please can somebody explain the difference between A2SD CM7 HBOOT and A2SD+ STOCK HBOOT Roms.
     
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    HBoot is different from ROM, and you can't customise this unless you are S-Off.

    These refer to customised HBoots from the alpharev team. These change the size of the different internal memory partitions. For example, the ROM lives in a partition called /system, which by out of the box (stock) is 250 MB in size. The CM7 ROM uses about half of that, so people using that ROM (or smaller ones such as Oxygen or Redux) can use the CM7 HBoot, which allocates only 130 MB to /system. This leaves more space available for the user's apps and data (/data). But if you want to use something like InsertCoin it won't fit into the CM7 table, and you need to use the stock table instead.

    There's nothing to stop you using CM7 with the stock memory table, it's just that other tables can be more efficient.
     
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    Thanks Hadron for clearing things up for me. I am right to assume that CM7 ROM you Mentioned in your post is the cyanogenmod 7 Rom?
     
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    CM is cyanogenmod, yes
     
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    It is indeed. But while CM7 will fit in that table, GingerVillain which I am currently using, which is based on it, will not (it needs just over 140 MB).

    There's also an "Oxygen Hboot", which will only fit Oxygen and Redux that I know of.
     
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    I've just got redux down another 5MB. 67MB in total. Can shave another 5MB off /system if I wanted :)
     
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    That is crazy :D
     
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    Hi Mike,
    Just in case you're still looking into this, I'm running MIUI 1.5.13 (GB 2.3.4) and I've not had any issues with it. Seems like a pretty stable version to me. TBH, I've only eve had a problem with an old froyo version of MIUI where it would reboot randomly but the more recent ones (past 3-4 months) have been great.
    Different MIUI roms are available here under the MIUI section.


    HTH:D

    Elbee
     
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