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    Hey guys, I'm going to root and flash a ROM on my new droid bionic here soon, but I was wondering which ROM you guys would say is the best for battery life and performance. I care more about the performance, but I want the battery life to at least be a little better than the stock ROM that came with it from Motorola.
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    I have only put KIN3TX on mine. Battery life so far doesn't seem much different than debloated stock. But it is quick and smooth. I can't speak to any other ROMS yet, this one has been nice enough to keep me happy. I'm running the base, with the AOSP add-on, and HON3YSCR3AM theme. It's a gorgeous theme.

    Tapped on my Bionic running KIN3TX.
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    +1 for kin3tx. Smoothest cleanest rom around, IMHO.

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    I cosign both post very smooth ROM and theme.

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    Then again im thinking of trying eclipse. Just because.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDubs View Post
    Then again im thinking of trying eclipse. Just because.

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    I had Kin3tx and I just switched to Eclipse, for fun. To me it seems just as smooth. It has some fun customization options, and on top of that, my UOT kitchen theme worked great with it. It wouldn't work when I was running Kin3tx. I'm not sure if it was because of the ROM or just something stupid I did. Either way, I've liked both Kin3tx and Eclipse so far. I wish I could remember what my cell standby was with the battery on Kin3tx, cause so far it's much lower with Eclipse than it was on stock.
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    Like the reference images and I'm also using Eclipse, but may have gotten a compromised ROM and have been getting + sign message every once and a while from an app or something else running free on my Bionic. May try Kin3tx just to start over and wish Android managed holes in their code better. Either way, thanks and hoping for something clean and native soon. Sorli...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sorli View Post
    Like the reference images and I'm also using Eclipse, but may have gotten a compromised ROM and have been getting + sign message every once and a while from an app or something else running free on my Bionic.
    I got that, too. But I got it when I was on Kin3tx. I had to put Addons Detector on to see what was causing it. For me it turned out to be Bloat Freezer Free. So now I'm thinking I may just pay for Titanium Backup to freeze everything. I deleted Bloat Freezer and I haven't gotten any + signs or stars since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DefectiveWeeble View Post
    I had Kin3tx and I just switched to Eclipse, for fun. To me it seems just as smooth. It has some fun customization options, and on top of that, my UOT kitchen theme worked great with it. It wouldn't work when I was running Kin3tx. I'm not sure if it was because of the ROM or just something stupid I did. Either way, I've liked both Kin3tx and Eclipse so far. I wish I could remember what my cell standby was with the battery on Kin3tx, cause so far it's much lower with Eclipse than it was on stock.

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    Nice work! Me likey.
    Thanks! I figured adding the screen shots would give people a better idea of the options Eclipse has. I'm really digging it so far. Especially the UOT addons I did. I'm not going to lie, I'm shallow enough to really care about the aesthetics of my phone. I love the color scheme and the battery gauge lol
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    KIN3TX with HON3YSCR3AM. Beautiful.






    Tapped on my Bionic running KIN3TX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DefectiveWeeble View Post
    I got that, too. But I got it when I was on Kin3tx. I had to put Addons Detector on to see what was causing it. For me it turned out to be Bloat Freezer Free. So now I'm thinking I may just pay for Titanium Backup to freeze everything. I deleted Bloat Freezer and I haven't gotten any + signs or stars since then.
    Interesting...I have Bloat Freezer Free because originally I didn't have the full version of Titanium Backup either. Thank goodness now I do and Bloat Freezer is just wasting space. Either way, the Addon Detector I'm using doesn't report Bloat Freezer Free as doing this type of behind the scenes stuff. Hmm....I guess some apps are trickier then others and it is time for it to go...Bloat Freezer Pop-ups that is.

    Thanks for the suggestion...would have never realized it was causing my problems. Sorli...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sorli View Post
    Interesting...I have Bloat Freezer Free because originally I didn't have the full version of Titanium Backup either. Thank goodness now I do and Bloat Freezer is just wasting space. Either way, the Addon Detector I'm using doesn't report Bloat Freezer Free as doing this type of behind the scenes stuff. Hmm....I guess some apps are trickier then others and it is time for it to go...Bloat Freezer Pop-ups that is.

    Thanks for the suggestion...would have never realized it was causing my problems. Sorli...
    No problem. Mine didn't show originally either, but popped up after I re-analyzed for about the 5th time. I deleted it just to check and like I said, so far so good! I hope you don't get anymore either cause those buggers are annoying.
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    where do you get the add ons and the honey them i have the rom
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    where do you get the add ons and the honey them i have the rom
    rootzwiki.com/forum/264-th3oryrom/

    The blur or non blur add ons are in the rom thread, and you'll see all the themes, HON3YSCR3AM is the one I like the best. Just read the flashing instructions. You may have to reflash the rom.

    Tapped on my Bionic running KIN3TX.
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    how do i put the files to my ex sd card?
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    -- make sure you download the base, add-on's and any theme paks (tpax) to your external SD card....how do i do this
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    Quote Originally Posted by angman619 View Post
    -- make sure you download the base, add-on's and any theme paks (tpax) to your external SD card....how do i do this
    If you download from your phone, use Root Explorer to move the files after download - long-click, select move, then hit the back button, select mnt\sd-ext and select paste

    If you download from your computer, plug your phone in, wait until the drives mount on your computer, and then just copy and paste onto your external SD card.
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    I used root explorer the way the previous post explained.

    Tapped on my Bionic running KIN3TX.
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    While I am on Kinetix 901 compatible, it appears that development is done for that. Thinking about Eclipse or Liberty. So for this forum topic, I was hoping there'd be more meaty comparisons of the various roms, hopefully by folks that have tried them all.

    Also, if switching from one rom to another, what would the process be? say from kinetix to Eclipse?

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    I am using Eclipse V2.0, I love it. It is very streamlined and fast, have not had any issues yet and my battery life has increased. I have tried Blurr3d V1.5, and it was not bad, but it was choppy at times, especially with the swype keypad. I have yet to try any others, for the moment I am going to stick with Eclipse.
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    Just flashed eclipse 2.1 for 901. Nice nice so far, with droidjunk tools too.

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    Hey LDubs - check in with your review of eclipse.
    speed, glitches, battery life, weirdness, greatness.
    you just flashed it over kinetix, bing bang boom, no problem?
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    Give me a couple days but so far battery life is good. As far as flashing it, I made a nandroid first, and then basically followed the steps for installing kin3tx, maybe overkill but figured couldn't hurt... wiped data, wiped cache, formatted system and wiped dalvik.. then installed. No issues installing nor booting.

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    Thanks. I am going to stay with 901 compatible kinetix for a little while, as it works fine for me. I'm finding that the battery use seems to get better as the days go by - perhaps the recalibration is "taking" ? who knows.

    However, as the development is clearly now only with teams Eclipse and Liberty, I am highly likely to go in that direction (until Moto releases ICS for Bionic and everyone weighs in on that! )

    thanks everybody. I am really happy with my Bionic for now.
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