How Many Users Actually Use Custom ROMs?
I'm saying is yeah tons of people on this forum want and use custom ROMS on their devices along with other developer/nerd Android sites too.
But out of all Android phones (every single one) that are sold what is the percentage of people that actually jack with their phones with ROMS, Rooting, Overclocking etc...
I'm thinking it's a low percentage like 5% or something but I could be wrong I'm new to Android leaving BB in the dust forever.. But what are your thoughts.
Reason I says this is I bet Motorola knows and that's why they locked the X down considering they won't loose that much business by doing it.HTC Rezound, IPad2, and Galaxy Tab 10.1
- 07-14-2010, 11:45 AM #2
I had a custom ROM for my Droid for a very long time but gave it up. its too much of a hastle and now my Droid seems to be pretty glitchy and kinda messed up. But that could bjust be my phone and the ROMS I put on it. Over clocking to 1 GHZ prolly wasn't a good idea either, but it was very niceOG Droid > Droid X > Atrix
- 07-14-2010, 11:58 AM #4
- 07-14-2010, 12:04 PM #5
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I used one on my Nexus until it went to froyo. One of the unforseen consequences to going that route on the N1 was that I lost the ability to receive OTA updates. I was notified, but when I went to update the phone, it would say verification failed.
After much digging, I found that it was because I overlayed the stock bootloader recovery program with amon ra's much recommended recovery tool. It took me a long time to find the stock updates that would work on the custom recovery (FRF50->FRF83->FRF85B->FRF91)
That soured my taste for custom roms a bit, then there's the need for them, at least for me. I find that froyo is giving me everything I need and I see little benefit to using cyanogenmod 6.0-RC1. Yeah I tried it, but its not providing enough for me to continue using it.
rooting is another question, as I use both titanium backup and setcpu so I'm more interested in rooting the phone.
- 07-14-2010, 12:04 PM #6
I'm using a custom ROM on my Droid Eris, but honestly the phone is crippled right out of the gate so a custom ROM is imperative.Droid X CyanogenMod7 Nightly 154 Sensation 4G CyanogenMod10 KANG Nexus 4 Rooted 4.2.2 w/Nova Launcher Pro
Your phone will only be the latest and greatest for a few months.
- 07-14-2010, 12:06 PM #7Free Verizon phone > Moto Q9c > Blackberry 8830 > Blackberry Tour 9630 > Blackberry Bold 9650 > DROID X!
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- 07-14-2010, 09:35 PM #11
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- Swapping them all out
I've heard that only about 5% of android users actually root.Kyocera Strobe> Motorola Razor> Motorola Q> Blackberry Curve> Droid X> Fascinate
My father got my Droid X, my stepmother has a Droid 2, and I'm using a rooted Fascinate, swapping out lots of roms.
- 07-14-2010, 09:44 PM #12
I would like to be able to root but I don't think I'll be too concerned with custom ROMs on the X. I'm currently running BuglessBeast v.4 (Froyo) OC'd to 1GHz on my Droid though and it is very nice and very quick.
- 07-14-2010, 10:02 PM #13
Like most others have stated, having root is a must for me so that I can use WiFi tethering for my iPad. As long as I have that, I am good. I played with custom ROMs on my Eris, which were kinda cool, but were not a must have. Besides most of the time, I had to give up some functionality (e.g. GPS, Bluetooth, MMS, WiFi) to use the ROM. After a while you start to miss a fully functioning phone.