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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vincentp, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I haven't seen or heard anything about it here, but it's been up on AllDroid, and I'm thinking about giving it a shot when I get home. Any feedback on it from users, preferably compared to the current ESE53 ROMs that have been floating around?

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  2. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    I have wanted to...just haven't...and dammit...now I'm gonna flash it! :D
  3. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    I tried it out. It was good especially if you want 2.1 launcher/app drawer. I kept a nandroid of it just in case I ever wanna go back
  4. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert

    Is the 2.1 launcher stable? If so, does it work in Landscape mode? Thanks!
  5. andrew53517

    andrew53517 Android Enthusiast

    Well don't you need his recovery to do it? Or can you still use spre to flash his ROM? If we need his recovery then forget it.. I'm not switching back and forth between recoveries lol. ROM switching is enough already! :cool:
  6. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    You do need his recovery unless someone has made a nandroid of it with spre and started distributing.

    The 2.1 launcher was quite stable. I forget if it worked in landscape
  7. dutchtrumpet

    dutchtrumpet Newbie

    I'm running it...super awesome. Stable 2.1 launcher that does work in landscape. ROM is themed like Nexus. Search alldroid for it. I love it!
  8. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Does his recovery console work with other ROM Nandroid backups and update.zip files? I know it won't be compatible with the current backups I have. What I'm wondering is this - if I flash his recovery, will I have to flash SPRecovery back to the phone in order to apply, say, Pete's ROM if I don't like Koush's.

    Also, is the theme custom? Any screenshots?
  9. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    You would have to flash back to sprecovery to load other roms
  10. JoeProcopio

    JoeProcopio Android Enthusiast

    Awesome Rom works with sprecovey... been running it for two days... very stable very few force closes...I've been looking for a rom that users the 2.1 launcher and 3d app drawer...this one works really well. It's pretty fast too...running it at 1ghz OC
  11. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    It works with sprecovery? He specifically says it wont
  12. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Ditto to this question.
  13. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    Ears are perked up. Did someone say ESE53 and stable Launcher2? :D

    brb... time to search and read.

    edit: Dealbreaker. He is turning into an iPhone. Everyone else in the entire community is using sprecovery, but he claims you HAVE to use HIS recovery in order to get the ROM working. blah!
  14. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    That's just a theme
  15. dutchtrumpet

    dutchtrumpet Newbie

    Wrong...it's the theme on top of Koush's Rom.

    I'm running it on my phone with it's stable 7 screen launcher two and permanent app dock on the bottom.

    Why do people state as facts inaccuracies in forums?
  16. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    Man... I do like that dock at the bottom. I'd be lying if I said the curiosity wasn't killing me. Man, I wish he was playing nicer with the rest of the community. :(
  17. dutchtrumpet

    dutchtrumpet Newbie

    The dock is awesome! What's the drama? I'm not in the know...
  18. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    Not really drama, just my personal opinion.

  19. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Same issue I'm having Fade. It looks like a sweet ROM, but I'm not really feeling installing a whole new recovery when all of the other Droid devs are using SirPsychos'.
  20. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    I wish SPRecovery would have used the correct version of nandroid like Koush does. If SPRecovery used a proper version of nandroid then all nandroid ROM's would be compatible with it. Also the reason his recovery is needed is because to flash the CyanMod ROM you need certs disabled but SPRecovery doesn't do this so it won't allow you to flash it. This isn't Koush trying to lock things down. It's actually Koush doing everything the correct way and well SPRecovery doing it a......different way. Oh and he just added ROM manager support!

  21. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    I stand corrected.

    Any other tid bits I should know about? Are other roms compatible with his recovery as well?
  22. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I know that he's technically the one doing it the "right" way, but when everybody in the Droid community has already been doing it a different way, it's a bit disheartening to have to change everything.
  23. sh0ebox

    sh0ebox Well-Known Member

    I'm using it right now. the recovery he uses is SUPER easy to flash, just download "ROM Manager" from the market and you can use it to download/apply the new recovery console for you.

    The ROM itself is also awesome. I love the launcher and the ability to dock items. I installed the ported NexusTheme (I believe it was posted above) over top of the theme and now it looks great. Everything runs smoothly, and the ROM has included within it the ability to overclock (only to 1GHz, but it's good enough for me for now).

    Also love the ability to have the phone auto-rotate in all directions (180
  24. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    Screw it... I'm going for it. Just did a backup of my current rom... have CM installed instead of SPR now. Actually switching ROMs will more than likely have to wait until after work, though. I am expecting to get called in at any minute here, and I have to have my phone 100% for work.

    FWIW - His project is officially at cyanogenmod now.

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