Honor 7

The latest from Huawei's Honor brand boasts phenomenal value — but with a few familiar caveats ...

The quick take

Through a mix of solid hardware — in terms of performance as well as build quality — the Honor 7 finds its way into the fast-growing category of really-good-and-extremely-affordable Android phones. At a functional level, it does just about everything really well, and it packages that functionality in the kind of impressive metal chassis we've come to expect from Huawei. But just as Huawei is a strength for Honor, it's also a weakness. For some buyers, particularly Android purists, the company's highly customized EMUI software will be the biggest reason not to buy.

The good

  • Solid build quality and easy one-handed use
  • Fingerprint scanner works well
  • Speedy, lag-free performance
  • Bright, punchy display and impressive speaker
  • Excellent value for money

The bad

  • Huawei's EMUI software is overbearing as ever
  • Many software issues from the P8 left unaddressed
  • Camera hit and miss in low light
Width Height Thickness
5.64 in
143.2mm
2.83 in
71.9mm
0.33 in
8.5mm
  • Display:
    • 5.2-inch Full HD
    • LCD Display
    • 1920x1080 resolution (435ppi)
  • Camera:
    • 20.7MP, ƒ/2.0 lens
    • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Battery:
    • 3100mAh capacity
    • Quick Charging
  • Chips:
    • Octa-core Huawei Kirin 935 processor
    • 4x2.2GHz A53e cores + 4x1.5GHz A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 16GB internal storage
    • microSD slot (also second SIM slot)

Honor 7

About this review

We're publishing this review after a week using a European-spec Honor 7 (PLK-L01) in the UK. Most of the time we used our review device on Vodafone UK, in areas with decent LTE and HSPA coverage and a 64GB Samsung microSD card fitted. To test the phone's dual-SIM capabilities, we used it with an EE SIM alongside the Vodafone SIM.

Honor 7 Video Walkthrough

Honor 7

Familiar, Sturdy, Dependable

Honor 7 Hardware

If you know your Huawei phones, the look and feel of the Honor 7 is pretty easy to sum up. It's basically a cross between the Mate 7 — last year's Huawei "phablet" device — and the company's current high-end offering, the P8. Although Honor is its own distinct brand in the UK, the Huawei design traits are clear to see. There's a largely untouched front face, save for the usual earpiece, camera and sensors, while the back panel serves as a reminder of Huawei's high-end phones, with a curved aluminum surface and eye-catching chamfers.

Veterans of the Honor series will find a device closer to the Honor 6 than the larger (and beefier) 6 Plus. The LCD gets a modest bump up to 5.2 inches with the same 1080p resolution, while modest hardware upgrades from the Honor 6 can be found in other areas.

This is basically the offspring of a Mate 7 and a P8.

The Honor 7 runs Huawei's homegrown 64-bit Kirin 935 CPU, an octa-core chip packing four higher-clocked "A53e" cores at up to 2.2GHz and four lower-power A53 cores at 1.5GHz. If you're keeping score here, that's basically the same as the Kirin 930 powering the Huawei P8, only at higher clock speeds. And it's paired with an ARM Mali-T624 GPU and a roomy 3GB of RAM. Elsewhere, the battery capacity stays at an ample 3,100mAh, while the front and rear cameras earn upgrades to 8 and 20 megapixels respectively. (The front camera's also grown an LED flash for low-light duckfacing.)

There's an even more significant addition around the back. The Honor 7 features a touch-activated fingerprint sensor with a few neat tricks to offer. As well as biometric security — no need to unlock first, by the way, as touching the sensor will activate it even when the phone is off — you can swipe down to open the notification shade, or up to view recent apps. The notification shortcut in particular is ridiculously useful — even on a relatively small phone like the Honor 7, reaching up to the notification shade can be troublesome, and the swipe shortcut replaces this awkward finger-gymnastics with one easy gesture. We really hope everyone working on a fingerprint-scanning phone steals this feature.

Honor 7 swipe

The new fingerprint sensor enables a couple of ridiculously useful software shortcuts.

And like just about everything else in Huawei's EMUI, these extra functions are configurable in the menus. There's also a "smart" button on the left edge, which can be programmed to load up different apps or perform various tasks on a single, double or long press. All genuinely useful stuff, though it's easy to accidentally press the "smart" button along with the power button when picking the phone up.

The Honor 7's display matches that of the P8 on paper, and we found it to be equally bright and vibrant as well. (And, anecdotally, perhaps a bit easier to see in direct sunlight.) There doesn't seem to be anything too crazy going on with contrast enhancement, though Huawei has implemented a brightness-limiting feature that adjusts the backlight brightness depending on the brightness of the image being shown.

Despite the presence of two grills, there's just a single loudspeaker to be found, located to the left of the microUSB port. Smartphone speakers are still really hit-and-miss, but the Honor 7's impressed us, and like the P8 it offers surprising volume, bass and clarity from a relatively small cutout.

In the hand, the Honor 7 feels sturdy yet classy. The top and bottom sections are plastic to allow those all-important radio waves in and out, but the main contact points are along the metal sides and back, so this isn't especially noticeable. The same goes for the slim plastic border between screen and body — which should protect the phone from knocks and scrapes as well.

Honor 7

Like most Huawei phones these days, the Honor 7 nails the fundamentals.

Conventional wisdom suggests that a 5.2-inch screen is about the limit for comfortable one-handed use, and this holds true for the Honor 7. There's no in-hand slippage due to the metal body, and the combination of this screen size and the angular metal design makes the Honor 7 easy to one-hand. While it's not spectacularly thin or light, it feels solid and dependable — arguably more so than a lot of more expensive phones.

Honor 7

Dual-SIM connectivity is the other big trick up the Honor 7's sleeve. The SIM tray has two slots — a primary nanoSIM slot, and a secondary slot that can hold either a second nanoSIM or a microSD card. In a country like the UK, where users aren't generally hopping between two coverage areas, dual-SIM support isn't especially useful. But it is an added bonus for frequent travelers, and doubling it up with the microSD slot means it's not wasted if you're just using one network.

As for internal storage, you're limited to 16 gigabytes, which is the bare minimum of what we'd consider acceptable from any smartphone in 2015. You'll have 10GB and change left over for your own stuff, though the SD slot may alleviate some of your storage woes.

Other hardware notables? There's a top-mounted IR blaster that works with the built-in "Smart Controller" app, allowing you to control just about anything with an IR receiver. And quick charging support is included, though we're told the bundled charger won't be quick-charge compatible. While we couldn't confirm that the phone was definitely charging at higher voltages on our Motorola Turbo Charger, it seemed to reach peak capacity pretty quickly.

Honor 7 apps

Familiar caveats

Honor 7 Software

The Honor 7 runs Huawei's EMUI 3.1 software atop Android 5.0. And if you've read our P8 review you'll know what to expect here — a heavily-skinned version of Android with a highly-customized look, a few pet hates, and system that feels at odds with Google's vision of the OS.

Though most of the things that were straight-up broken about the P8's initial firmware have been fixed, many visual and functional annoyances remain.

EMUI continues to be afflicted by visual and functional annoyances.

Aesthetically, there's a lot to like. The UI is built around circles, lines and rounded icons, with accent colors from your chosen wallpaper being included in Huawei's built-in apps. Everything, including app icons, is heavily themeable, and the library of themes has been expanded upon since the days of the P8, including some that now actually look pretty good.

The entire theming system still feels overbearing, though, and because not all the themes are up to date with the latest app icons, the experience is somewhat disjointed too. It's one of many areas of the software where we wish Huawei would have just left things alone.

Honor 7 apps

Others include the notification system, which duplicates notifications from some apps, including Gmail, and only shows notifications on the lock screen if you're using a certain lock screen style. If you're used to the relatively light touch of Samsung, HTC or LG, these changes may well be maddening. If not, then they are what they are: Different, and not necessarily for the better. In particular, Huawei's approach to "protected apps" — apps with permission to run when the screen is off — and constant notification area nags about apps using power in the background, add unnecessary mental overhead.

When it comes to overall performance and the visual cohesiveness of Huawei's own apps, there's not much to complain about. While it might not gel with Google's vision of the OS, it's clean, sharp and undeniably iOS-influenced.

You also can't fault EMUI's expansive feature set, which is surprisingly light on cruft and surprisingly heavy on genuinely useful stuff, like programmable shortcut buttons, voice-activated wake-up functionality and a wide array of camera features. But we'd still like to see a comprehensive overhaul of Huawei's software for EMUI 4.0, and hopefully see this highly customized layout replaced with something closer to vanilla Android.

We've got a more in-depth look at EMUI 3.1 in our P8 review, so check that out for more of the good, the bad and the confusing from Huawei's take on Android.

Honor 7 camera

Competent, if not spectacular

Honor 7 Camera

As smartphone hardware becomes more commoditized, imaging is one of the few areas left where traditional flagship phones have an edge. Even so, we're starting to see some impressive photographic capabilities from less expensive handsets, including Huawei's own Honor 6 Plus with its wacky dual-camera setup.

The Honor 7 opts for a traditional front and rear camera arrangement, however. There's a 20-megapixel shooter around the back, behind an f/2.0 lens with dual-tone LED flash, while the front-facer gets bumped up to 8 megapixels and is joined by a single LED of its own.

This is no Galaxy S6-beater, but it is capable across the board, and occasionally very impressive.

When you're selling a phone around the £250 price point, however, there are some trade-offs to be made. The biggest of these is the lack of optical image stabilization, which is the main reason the Honor 7 can't match the clarity of phones twice its price in low-light conditions. (And that's not unexpected, honestly.)

There is a "super night" shooting mode that combines a series of longer exposures, though this is largely useless without a tripod. We've also noticed an unfortunate tendency for the Honor 7 to miss focus in darker conditions, resulting in shots that are both blurry and grainy.

As for pics in good to moderately-lit conditions, the Honor 7 is a reliable performer across the board. Auto HDR mode dutifully kicks in to prevent washed-out skies and underexposed landscapes, keeping everything evenly lit. Overall, we have no real complaints when it comes to image quality — plenty of detail is captured thanks to the high-resolution sensor, and colors are generally accurate, if somewhat desaturated compared to the likes of the GS6 and G4.

Honor 7 camera options

Huawei's camera app also presents a bunch of useful features, including a dedicated light painting mode like the P8's, where longer exposures are used to create artistic light trail effects. You'll want to use a tripod with this feature though, as the lack of OIS makes it almost impossible to get steady, longer exposures with the phone in-hand.

As for the front camera, it's comparable with what you'd get from the current Android flagships, complete with beautification modes to either enhance your features, or make you look like a terrifying live waxwork version of yourself. There's also a front-facing LED for when the lights are low and fun things are happening, which, given the proximity to your face, takes a little getting used to.

So that's the Honor 7 camera experience — competent, capable, but not quite a match for the current flagships, or, we'd argue, the Honor 6 Plus's insane low-light capabilities. Everything about this phone needs to be considered in the context of its price, though, and with that in mind you're getting a pretty solid imaging setup for your money.

All that juice

Honor 7 Battery Life

By the numbers alone, a 3,100mAh battery should be able to provide more than enough juice for a phone like the Honor 7. The manufacturer claims heavy users will comfortable get more than a day (1.2 days, in fact) out of the phone's fixed battery, with lighter use getting you up to two days per charge.

One day with ease, or two at a squeeze.

And our experiences with the phone track pretty closely to that. Throughout more than a week of testing the Honor 7 never died on us before the day's end, even with extensive use on LTE, and with two SIMs inserted. On lighter days, which were mostly limited to Wifi usage indoors, we easily reached the evening with 50 percent or more remaining. In terms of screen-on time, we're looking at anywhere between 3.5 to 5 hours, depending on usage.

Honor 7

A word of warning on some of the battery charts displayed here: The firmware version we're using doesn't seem to display awake time and mobile network reception properly, so take both with a pinch of salt.

For all practical purposes, though, you'll simply won't need to worry about battery life if you're used to a regular nightly charging pattern. That's still not true of all high-end phones, so Huawei deserves credit where it's due.

As for charging, the Honor 7 supports quick charging — a welcome addition given the battery size — although Qualcomm's standard isn't specifically mentioned by the manufacturer. That said, Quick Charge 2.0 doesn't necessarily require a Qualcomm CPU, and as previously mentioned we've found the phone charges fast enough using a Motorola Turbo Charger.

Honor 7

A worthy contender?

Honor 7: The Bottom Line

The Honor 7's impressive array of hardware and highly competitive price point makes it worthy of your attention, and perhaps your money too. As usual, Huawei gets the hardware side of the equation right — the Honor 7 is a well-built, premium handset and a quick performer, camera capabilities that stand out in the mid-range space. EMUI, despite its flaws, adds genuinely useful capabilities, and has a coherent look throughout, even when themed.

The brand is different, but the hardware and software remains the same.

But we think it's time for an overhaul of Huawei's software experience. From the confusing notification and background app management system to the overbearing way in which EMUI takes over icons and status bar colors, there's plenty here to irritate Android purists. If that's you, that could be a reason not to buy.

Ultimately, as much as Honor is a distinct brand in its own right, its handsets' triumphs and foibles run in parallel with the parent company's. You're still getting a Huawei phone through-and-through, with all the benefits and annoyances that brings.

Should you buy the Honor 7? Maybe

We keep saying this over and over, and we'll have to do so again here: Huawei makes great hardware — really great hardware. But software continues to be a glaring weak point. For that reason we can't recommend the Honor 7 unreservedly, but it is worthy of your consideration if you're shopping around for a capable new mid-range handset. But the Honor 7 has tons of competition from countless rivals, and you'd be wise to take a look at the hardware-software balance from the likes of Alcatel, Motorola and ASUS before parting with your cash.

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    With the collaboration of Paul627g this is our build from google source with the official released binaries.
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    8/25/12 - v2.4 - I flashed v2.4 over v2.3 without issue, YMMV!!
    -sped up boot time a little
    -added a couple performance tweaks (I am seeing some really good overall speed here)
    -build date now shows in "about phone" menu
    
    8/22/12 - v2.3 - Full wipe required!!
    -Officially named JellyButt - (DooderButt's cousin) - Great idea kevincwelch
    -10 - CM Powerwidget Toggles added - (not user configurable - this may or may not change in the future)
    -180 degree rotations enabled
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    -Adjust kernel data stack TCP parameters to optimize performance
    -Air Kernel r193 included now - credit goes to r_data Air Kernel thread
    -Attempted to fix sms split (failed, anything over 160 characters sent becomes garbled text on receiving end still)
    -Voicemail # is users # by default (no more *86 junk)
    -Google Backup/Restore is still broken initially, but see this thread for a fix if you use it - Google Backup/Restore fix
    -More minor source edits
    
    8/13/12 - v2.2
    -re-synced with google sources on 8/11/12
    -CM extended power menu now built into the source
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    -fixed tethering issue from v2.1
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    8/9/12 - v2.0
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    -added some 3g tweaks to build.prop - Thanks for reminding me about these hlxanthus
    
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    8/3/12 - v1.2
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    -fixed no boot issue from v1.1 - Should boot fine now when full wipe is performed.
    
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenameisnigel View Post
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    Jstntp n the Dev team.

    You know u did a great job when another dev is asking if possible to use Jellybutt for another device.
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    I want to say THANKS to the devs for this rom! It has made my phone feel new again! I have two questions:
    1. I am running v2.4 and when I open ns tools I can change the cpu clock speed, but it says governor not avalaible. How do I fix that?

    2. Will you add the feature to the dialer so that as you start typing a phone number it searches your contacts? I have had that feature on other phones and really miss it.

    Great Rom! Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbtxit View Post
    I want to say THANKS to the devs for this rom! It has made my phone feel new again! I have two questions:
    1. I am running v2.4 and when I open ns tools I can change the cpu clock speed, but it says governor not avalaible. How do I fix that?

    2. Will you add the feature to the dialer so that as you start typing a phone number it searches your contacts? I have had that feature on other phones and really miss it.

    Great Rom! Thanks again!
    Fix permissions in recovery and that should clear up the nstools issue.

    I'm hoping to be able add a few features over the next few days and try to get a new build out for you all.
    Thanks! Glad you enjoy the work.
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    Thanks jstntp, fix permissions worked.
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    Any plans in the works for an update based on JRO03R?
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    Oh man I have been dying to work on my builds recently but just haven't had the time. So to answer your question, yes and I will update as soon as I can. But to be honest, I'm not quite sure when exactly that will be, lol. I need to finish up some non-android real life commitments before I can jump back into this.

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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    Thread seemed a bit slow. Jstntp keep up with your Real life commitments. You've done much for the Android Community. Patience we have.
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    Get back to work, no excuses
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
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    Ah crap...... I'm busted! :rolleyes:
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    After using both JellyButt 2.4 and rooted JRO03R, here's two issues with JellyButt that I thought the devs should know about:
    1. Pandora doesn't work on 3G/4G connections. Works fine on WiFi, but skips every song after loading 1% on mobile data.
    2. Severe lag when loading Google Now and Google Chrome. Both are fast once they've loaded, but initial start up is extremely slow.

    I'm hoping building the ROM using JRO03R source helps fix these issues, because other than that, overall performance on JellyButt is great. Looking forward to the next release!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodya234 View Post
    After using both JellyButt 2.4 and rooted JRO03R, here's two issues with JellyButt that I thought the devs should know about:
    1. Pandora doesn't work on 3G/4G connections. Works fine on WiFi, but skips every song after loading 1% on mobile data.
    2. Severe lag when loading Google Now and Google Chrome. Both are fast once they've loaded, but initial start up is extremely slow.

    I'm hoping building the ROM using JRO03R source helps fix these issues, because other than that, overall performance on JellyButt is great. Looking forward to the next release!
    Jelly **** was built using official AOSP JRO03R source. jstntp will have to dig in to see if he can find what is possibly causing this.

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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Jelly **** was built using official AOSP JRO03R source. jstntp will have to dig in to see if he can find what is possibly causing this.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    I believe the latest build was with JRO03L. So in theory the needed fixes could be included in the newest source (assuming it is released)

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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    Quote Originally Posted by hlxanthus View Post
    I believe the latest build was with JRO03L. So in theory the needed fixes could be included in the newest source (assuming it is released)

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 2
    Your correct, I didn't notice the little difference in the build code "JRO03L/JRO03R". My fault.

    I just checked my last build from Sept 11, 2012 and it was still JRO03L.

    Edit: I just updated my repo and checked again and its still only giving me JRO03L as the most current. All I can gather is the JRO03R build that was from the OTA must still be in Sprint's hands. They took JRO03L, updated it with their binaries and some tweaks and released it OTA. They obviously haven't shared it back with Google at this point in time for release as factory images, etc.
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    Didn't see anyone else who mentioned anything, but my screen doesn't turn off when held up to my face. Maybe the proximity sensor wasn't enabled or something. Wondered if anyone else was seeing this behavior in build v2.4, or is it just me? It would help with battery life so, any thoughts on how to enable this or is it an issue of the build? Thanks.
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    I still get a kick out of the fact that this is actually called "JellyButt!"
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    If you guys are open to suggestions for the ROM, I'd be interested to see if LVM can be added into the ROM so we can adjust/create partitions on the internal memory: [HOWTO] "Partitioning" your Nexus S using LVM - xda-developers

    It might not be useful to enough people to warrant integration into the ROM (I don't even know if it would work with a JB ROM), but I figured it would be worth it to bring up the idea. Personally, I'd like to be able to make a 512MB swap partition. I'm sick of only having 30MB of free RAM lol.
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    Just upgraded to the Sprint Galaxy Nexus. Wanted to say Thank You for the Rom and the Outstanding work that has been done. I'll be over at the Galaxy Nexus Forums.

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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    I am currently using CM nightly ROM right now, and was going to switch to Jelly ****. I have seen a couple of options for Gapps. Which Gapps is recommended for this ROM?
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    Quote Originally Posted by ludvball View Post
    I am currently using CM nightly ROM right now, and was going to switch to Jelly ****. I have seen a couple of options for Gapps. Which Gapps is recommended for this ROM?
    There is a link in the OP for gapps download.

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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    So I installed this rom at the beginning of September and have used it till now.

    This ROM has made my phone run like complete crap. Are there any suggestions to fix this?

    I have all but weather turned off on Google Now. Nothing else is running that I wouldn't have had running on ICS.
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    I guess not. Back to the old ROM.
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    What can i do so my Windows pc is able to mount the USB storage as a drive ? this used to work before, and i've haven't have the need to use it until today when i need to copy a video file from the phone to my PC. any help is appreciated. I went to developers, USD debugging, but it doesn't work in both, my Windows XP or Windows 7 laptop.
    Mine: Nexus S4G | 4.1.1 AOSP JellyButt v2.4
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    Default Re: [ROM][4.1.1][AOSP] JellyButt-v2.4 - JRO03L [8/25/12]

    Quote Originally Posted by Trun View Post
    So I installed this rom at the beginning of September and have used it till now.

    This ROM has made my phone run like complete crap. Are there any suggestions to fix this?

    I have all but weather turned off on Google Now. Nothing else is running that I wouldn't have had running on ICS.
    Part of the problem may be Google Now at all. It's a huge battery drain and it's really not worth it, IMHO.

    Also, you should look into the default clock speed/voltage/governor/etc of your original ROM. It's possible that your device just works better with certain settings, or that you're used to performance over battery life or something.

    In short, there are a million variables, and the ROM is just one of them. But saying that the ROM made your phone, "run like complete crap" is both unhelpful and rude. It gives no explanation as to what the issue could be, if it's video, interface, call quality... there's no information available.

    Furthermore, you're comparing to ICS, a system that's been developed for a year, to JB where the current birthday is still this year (June of 2012, if you're curious). That's less than 6 months to do what another full version has gotten to in a year and a half. Of course there are bugs. If you're getting one, report it. Poor performance? Give scenarios to reproduce. But for the sake of all that's holy, don't just say, "this rom runs like crap. i'm taking my ball and going home." Just leave quietly, and someone won't have to post a treatise on why that's the wrong thing to do.
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