- 08-30-2010, 01:14 PM #2
- 09-07-2010, 10:21 PM #4
- 5 Posts
I am currently using the Cyanogen Mod running 2.2 on the Aria and I freakin' love it! It works faster then I had expected and have yet to find any real bugs.
It took my a bit to get working but when it was finally installed, I like it more the sense mainly because it is a bare bones Android as you can get.
Death to manufacturer tinkering of the OS!
How's the battery life with Cyanogen? The only thing keeping me from switching is some of the Sense widgets (most of which I've found replacements for) and the the big phone button at the bottom, but if it has even slightly better battery life, I'll switch in an instant.
- 09-14-2010, 06:34 PM #6
I've gone back and forth from liberated to cyanogen several times but I think I'm going to stick with cyanogen now. With the recent release of LauncherPro Plus I have found awesome replacements for all my sense widgets. The people widget is even more useful and facebook/twitter are also great.
I am getting great battery life too. I use my phone varying amounts during the day and almost always plug it in after 16 hrs or so with at least 30% left.
- 09-24-2010, 01:08 PM #7
- 09-25-2010, 08:02 AM #8
- 09-30-2010, 10:17 PM #9
So I know what you're talking about with your term "OS". Yes, this is how Android users switch OS's, basically. They say "rom" instead of "OS", and in order to load a new OS, they have to make themselves a superuser of the phone, which is called "rooting" the phone. So, you root the phone, and then load a custom ROM on it.
I was under the impression I could buy any phone that I liked hardware-wise and then, if, say, I liked HTC Sense but my phone came with Touchwiz, I could I just load a custom rom with HTC Sense on my phone to get Sense. However, I just read I can't buy a Captivate (I'm on AT&T with their sh*tty Android lineup) and then load a custom Sense rom because apparently nobody has a custom Sense rom to load to it because "it would be incredibly time-consuming and difficult" (quote from some random user on this site). So, now I'm confused about that...
- 10-01-2010, 08:06 AM #10
- 10-01-2010, 02:53 PM #11
- 10-08-2010, 10:11 AM #12
I'm currently using a Captivate, and had an Aria before that. I loved the Aria because of it's size, but I'm a geek and wanted something a little bigger. I missed having Sense on my phone until the day before yesterday when a friend showed me "Weather and Toggle Widget" in the app store. It's a couple of bucks, but so far, I love it. It has the weather effects like Sense does and actually has a few more features than Sense. It's also completely skinable.
It's definitely worth a try.
- 12-05-2011, 12:34 PM #13
- 06-10-2012, 08:22 PM #14
- 3 Posts
- 07-13-2012, 08:03 AM #15
Give it a try let me know how it works and if u have any trouble with it ill try to help
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