Ok so I have been searching the forums for the last hour and I can't find this so maybe someone can point me in the right direction. I have been rooted for a few weeks on my EVO and have loaded the leaked versions of the stock rom.
Now I'm getting a little more adventurous and wanted to start playing with custom roms. Is there any kind of guide that lists the major ROM players and what they offer? I see about 10 different ROMS and don't even know where to start. I want all the basic features of the EVO to work, like 4G, camera and all that stuff. Really would like better battery life but they all seem to offer that.
Lastly, when I make my Titanium Backup what batch process would I choose to back it up? I usually use the backup all apps and system data but I don't know if that will restore the HTC Sense files I don't need.
Appreciate any help you guys can provide.
- 10-29-2010, 12:56 PM #2
- 292 Posts
- Evo: CM7
I don't know of a ROM guide. Usually the best place to look is the "EVO 4G Android Development" on XDA.
EVO 4G Android Development - xda-developers
All the big player's have threads there about their ROMs. Usually they're on the first or second page because they're pretty active.
As far as Titanium I'm not sure. I've used it to back up but haven't restored with it. I did a full NAND backup of my system before I flashed a new ROM and just installed the apps I needed from scratch.
I'm currently using VaelPak 2.0 and really like it.
I think it's a good start because it's solid and has options for Sense apps and AOSP apps depending on which you like.
There are a lot of other great ones out there. I've been meaning to try some new ones but my phone is so solid I haven't bothered.
- 10-29-2010, 01:17 PM #5
- 10-29-2010, 02:01 PM #6
Personally, I like the Sense roms and some of the popular ones that I use include baked snack, fresh, and warm twopointtwo. These are just the three that I 'play' with; there are many other good sense roms out there too.
I really like the theme by Riptide9, and after I flash the theme I honestly don't notice much of a difference between the roms (they all "look" pretty much the same when themed). I DO, however, notice significant difference with the different kernels.
Some kernels are better on battery, some are a bit more snappy. I typically spend more time trying different kernels, as opposed to different roms. That said, the developers I mentioned update their roms fairly regularly so between the three I usually have something new to try.
- 10-29-2010, 05:11 PM #9
- 10-29-2010, 05:15 PM #10
- 35 Posts
i rooted - i flashed (with clothes on) - flashed some more.
so many roms, kernels, themes, apps to choose from -
a plethora of em - i tell ya!
after spending WAY to much time with all this
(who needs drugs and alcohol with forum reading and wanting to know addiction!)
i wound up with Myn's Warm TwoPointTwo.
it has everything i want and is nice and smooth and everything works.
his RLS 3 beta starts later on tonight.
this android community is way cool -
so many good devs and people involved.
- 10-29-2010, 06:11 PM #11
The great thing is with Titanium back up and or Appbrain you can flash with ease and be up and running in no time. Try them all out and you'll eventually find the one that best fits your needs.
For me Myn's was the prettiest rom, but CM is my favorite and I always go back to it. Due to the battery sucking power of 4g I rarely used it anyway. I've never used HDMI so that was no big loss for me.
Wow this is painful. I have tried 4 ROMS now and am really not impressed. I have tried BakedSnack, FreshEvo, Damage Control, and Senseless.
What I am really looking for and these are the only points that matter to me:
1. Better Battery Life
3. All basic functions work (like both cameras)
Other than that I don't care about what functions it enables.
What ROMS should I try?
- 11-02-2010, 07:41 PM #13
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- 11-02-2010, 08:05 PM #16
AC ROM has everything you're looking for. So does vaelpak. You might also want to look into different kernels, too. They can make a huge difference with battery life. Netarchy's kernels are known for excellent battery life.
- 11-02-2010, 08:27 PM #17
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- 11-02-2010, 10:29 PM #21
- 2,050 Posts
VaelPak. Can't go wrong. When the new settings app is released it'll be even better. The new settings app will allow you to download updates or patches (like kernels) and have it automatically install. No more downloading roms or kernels online, transferring to your sd card, wiping and flashing. Just tap the ROM update, kernel or whatever, tap yes.. and it'll do everything for you. It's a great feature for noobs and experts alike.
- 11-02-2010, 10:39 PM #22
- 562 Posts
go with vaelpak 2.3 and netarchy-toasted 4.1.9 havs.
i have a whole thread on kernels and their benchmarks. netarchy has good battery life. the best probably
remember that each kernel reacts differently with each ROM. netarchy might not work as well with myn's or CM6.
- 11-03-2010, 05:29 PM #25