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Root Why upgrade to a 2.1 based ROM?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 02keilj, May 5, 2010.

  1. 02keilj

    02keilj Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Apr 1, 2010
    Ok, so I took the plunge and threw SenseHero 2.2 on my HERO.
    As with many others I was curious as to why i should upgrade. Even now im still trying to find new things to do with 2.1 that i couldnt do before.
    I thought why have a thread that people can post new things about 2.1 ROMs so that fence sitters can have a decision.

    So put up the apps/widgets etc that are 2.1 only and why they are so great. Also remember to state if it is ROM dependant (Villain/SenseHero etc)

    I am on SenseHero 2.2
    the pinch zoom in home screen that shows an overview of all your 7 screens is wonderful. It makes getting to the end screens so much quicker, and it looks super flashy.
    At first i didnt like the theme but now i really quite like it.

    Live Wallpapers & 3D gallery
    they are pretty nifty, however on my device were not so smooth so I uninstalled as it is really just eye candy and does not add to the use of the phone. Much the same with 3d gallery, i had a few minor problems but was happy with the original gallery so switched back.
    Your experience with these may differ though so they are worth a look.

    Bluetooth file transfer is working? Or so i have heard, i havn't tested yet though

    Google Goggles,
    Although 1.6 is required, most people are on 1.5 roms. It is a really cool app, works great when wanting an online price as opposed to a store price. Ive used it to find some info on books for uni etc. It stores your history so you can recall everything you have searched.

    AOSP Keyboard, I got quite used to the HTC keyboard but once i swapper it for this there was no going back. Much quiker than HTC keyboard and a lot easier to type. Though i do miss the long press for symbols, i can live without them.

    As for apps and widgets, so far im not too sure. I hope some others can suggest some.


  2. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Electrical Engineer
    Google Nav is actually pretty good, much better than I was expecting.
  3. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 1, 2009
    JuiceDefender. It can switch your WiFi/Mobile data on for a few minutes out of every 20 minutes (as an example), but keeps them constantly enabled when the screen is on. That means you can leave the internet connected and recieve emails/notifications and so on without worrying about the battery.
  4. islandmixed

    islandmixed Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2009
    2.2 is the only rom ive tried that is stable...no error msgs anymore but ive not honestly tested everything to know what really does not work...everything ive tried works well. i cant seem to add the email wiget, i cant even find it? anybody know where to find it so i can add it to my screen. i find that abit weird as it was their when i firsted upgraded to 2.2
  5. rustynuts

    rustynuts Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    building preservation
    kent, UK
    I had this with the clock I cleared the data for the HTC sense in applications it wipes it back to how it statts when you first set up your widgets I had to reboot it after clearing dats
  6. tojjer

    tojjer Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    Weymouth, UK
    Mail widget on Sense2.2.....click on the icon in the bottom right hand corner of your screen ( looks like 4 small squares to make a bigger one ) then widget, then mail
  7. islandmixed

    islandmixed Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2009
    cheers mate...i swear iam going mad...i didnt even set up my damn email accounts..after i did i saw the widget to add. lol

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