I'd really like to run CyanogenMod on my E4GT, but...
In the past I've been really happy with CM7.2 on my old device, which was the much more limited LG Optimus S, with the exception of the difficulty I had with Google Calendar. And that was just as likely due to something I did rather than the ROM itself.
On the E4GT I don't have to worry nearly as much about system resources, but even so there were a number of features about CM that I liked and I would like to use whatever CM is appropriate for ICS on this device. I'm running rooted stock ICS, I've installed a custom recovery, and I have a Nandroid backup. I'm ready to roll. Over in the Optimus forums, the instructions for ensuring that you have the right model and build number before attempting to wipe and flash were laid out in excruciating detail--excruciating but necessary, I think. By contrast, in the E4GT forums I'm seeing mostly just links to other websites which, themselves, don't really provide the kind of detailed instructions I got used to in the Optimus forums. My difficulty in deciding whether to pull the trigger mostly comes down to:
- Nothing in this subforum indicates that CM9 is stable--the best I see is beta. I'd consider upgrading to Jellybean and using CM10, but I have the same issue there.
- GB had different "flavors" and builds on the Optimus, e.g. MVJ, MVD, ZVD, etc. and I had to make sure I was starting from exactly the right model and build before flashing any ROM. Is this no longer an issue with ICS and later versions of Android, or with the E4GT, or with both?
One thing I like about CM is that it supports 270-degree display rotation; it's nice to be able to hold the phone upside down so the ear bud cord can hang straight down from the "bottom" and still get a "right side up" screen display. I almost always need the earbud cord when using the phone; it's my normal way of making and receiving calls. If there's another custom ROM that'll do this, or a way to get it done in ICS, please let me know.
As I've given up my landline I can afford the minor glitch or two along the way, but there's no way I can afford a bricking experience because I depend on my phone too much for that. I also need to avoid any major functional faults, e.g. GPS not working.
- 02-09-2013, 09:32 AM #2
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- 02-11-2013, 03:29 PM #8
Re: I'd really like to run CyanogenMod on my E4GT, but...
If you mean that it hopefully will solve my external SD-card issue I've pretty much worked around that one. I suspect the apps on the external card may have stopped working because it was nearly full. So now I'm putting only media files and podcast subscriptions there and everything's working fine. My music folder, in the old phone, was taking up about half of the external card, or 8Gb, and most of the rest was taken up by other apps and related files since there's no other place to put all that stuff on the Optimus S. With the new phone I don't have that problem.
So long story short...I don't plan to fill up my external card to the extent that I did before, so I may never find out if CM10 fixes it.
I got everything flashed; looks good so far!
I was a little concerned because in the instructional video the narrator warns that the ROM flash will take a long time, but in my case it took only a few seconds, much less time in fact that the GAPPS flash that gets done next. No problems yet, though. And what's nice about this goaround is that it's automatically installing most or all of my apps.
- 02-13-2013, 09:20 AM #12
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