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Please recommend a ROM to me
Do you know what comes before newbies? Me! I'm hoping to pick up my Evo on Oct 1st, and only then will I graduate to full newbie status. I have been reading the forums, however, so I'm only about 60% clueless at this point.
Bright and early on Oct 2nd, I will be jetting off to Hawaii. Some time in the preceding 13 hours, I'd like to have rooted my phone, and have flashed a custom ROM. You see, I "need" wireless tethering to work during my vacation, and I would welcome more speed and battery life as well. What I don't want are crashes and other things that will harsh my vacation mellow. I test software for a living. I'd prefer not to do it in Hawaii.
So, which ROM should I take with me? Here's my wish list:
- I think I'd prefer to start with a Sense ROM. I'll wait til I get back before messing around with replacement launchers and the like.
- It needs to be solid and non-crashy. A daily-driver class ROM. Less crashy than stock 2.2 would be nice.
- I'd like the FPS cap to be removed. (Which I guess excludes the AC ROM, unless someone can recommend an alternate kernel to layer on top.)
- More battery life would be nice, but not an absolute necessity. I'm taking three batteries and an external charger with me.
- More performance would be nice, but again, not an absolute requirement. I won't be benchmarking at the beach.
- I don't care if 4G, FM, and HDMI don't work, so if someone wants to talk me into CM, I'll listen.
- 09-11-2010, 07:41 PM #2
BAKED SNACK 1.7!!!
-I think I'd prefer to start with a Sense ROM. I'll wait til I get back before messing around with replacement launchers and the like. Baked Snack has all of the Sense goodness (I can't give it up either)
-It needs to be solid and non-crashy. A daily-driver class ROM. Less crashy than stock 2.2 would be nice.I haven't received a crash once! Things run very smoothly with the kernel that comes with (Baked Kernel #6)
-I'd like the FPS cap to be removed. (Which I guess excludes the AC ROM, unless someone can recommend an alternate kernel to layer on top.)FPS cap is removed with baked kernel #6, so you get all the smooth scrolling you can ask for
-More battery life would be nice, but not an absolute necessity. I'm taking three batteries and an external charger with me. The battery with this ROM combo and kernel are superb, before loading this I couldn't geth through a full day with moderate to heavy usage, now let's say I don't have to worry about that anymore
-More performance would be nice, but again, not an absolute requirement. I won't be benchmarking at the beach. Quadrant scores and fps2d are very respectable. Quadrant isn't as nice as you'll get with a non-sense ROM, but great nonetheless
I don't care if 4G, FM, and HDMI don't work, so if someone wants to talk me into CM, I'll listen.All 3 work :P
- 09-11-2010, 07:48 PM #3
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- 09-11-2010, 10:45 PM #9
i would recommend the finisher3volution rom. i am inlove with this. by far the best i have tried. everything works and battery life is 40hrs+ for me.of all the things ive lost, i miss my mind the most- cereal killer~hackers
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Wow. So many great responses. Thank you.
b0ricua (and Robbie317), you present a compelling case for Baked Snack. (God, that sentence doesn't even sound weird to me any more. I gotta stop reading these forums!) I thought Snack probably should be on my short list, but I actually wasn't sure Sense was still included. The screen shots looked Sense-y to my untrained eye, but I couldn't find any place where someone came right out and confirmed that.
Dante501, your recommendation for a stock ROM coupled with a custom kernel also sounds appealing. Change as little as possible. Learn what stock 2.2 is like, so I have a better basis for comparison when I start sampling more exotic fare. (I do plan to try out several ROMs after I get back.)
Moshpit, I'll be on the Big Island. North of Kona. My wife and I were married there 14 years ago, and we like to get back as often as we can.
caseydietz, lots of people seem to like Vaelpack. The developer seems really... accommodating. It looks like that's a non-Sense ROM, however? I think I'd like to wait on that until I've had a chance to see if I like Sense or not.
I haven't heard of finisher3volution. I'll have to check that out. I assume there's a thread on XDA?
- 09-12-2010, 08:39 AM #11
Last edited by Robbie317; 09-12-2010 at 08:46 AM.
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- 09-12-2010, 12:34 PM #17
Thanks to Dave for posting this thread, I'm in the same boat - I want a Sense ROM but with the FPS cap removed. Stability is the biggest factor though, as the stock 2.2 ROM (at least for me) is quite stable.
As for rooting, are you all using the unrevoked thing? Are their better/easier ways than unrevoked?
- 09-12-2010, 12:38 PM #18
- 09-12-2010, 12:40 PM #19
Re: Please recommend a ROM to me
- 09-12-2010, 01:06 PM #20
- 09-12-2010, 01:17 PM #21
One other question: So after you're rooted, you need to pick both a ROM as well as a kernel. Do most ROMs come with a recommended kernel, or are you pretty much on your own to go out and find one? I'm coming from the windows mobile world where the ROM and the kernel are not separate. (at least from the standpoint of end-user installation)
- 09-12-2010, 01:40 PM #22
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- CM10 nightly/CleanROM 2.4
You don't 'need' to have a rom. You can still use the stock rom. However, a kernal of some sort is included in every rom. But, stock htc is capped so I would vote for a non stock kernal. Just make sure to check if the kernal you want will work with the rom you want
- 09-12-2010, 01:40 PM #23
I used unrevoked to root and I couldn't install CM6 so I was told to go back and rerun Simple Root instead... But so far I am happy with Baked Snack.. When I decide to go with another ROM and need to I will run Simple Root...
- 09-12-2010, 01:50 PM #24
Thanks guys, makes sense I think. So could I actually install ONLY a kernel (thereby keeping my stock rom)? Or do I need to do both? Sounds like Baked Snack might be a pretty good option for me, especially since I don't need to roll back to 2.1 and do simple root. Someday I'll be ready to try CM6, but I'm not there yet. (baby steps!)
- 09-12-2010, 02:36 PM #25
Baked Snack 1.7 = baked kernel #6
VaelPak 2.0 = Vaelek included a Kings #8 version..
Hope that clears up some confusion.