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im new to this rooting stuff and i just rooted my phone.... now what....
im running 2.1 on captivate and i guess the next step is to find a rom soooo, since i have no idea what im looking for. any reccomendations?
what im looking for:
1. able to sideload apps.. Be able to get apks from 4shared and install them.
2. NO LAG. i guess its called overclocking or something but it seems the captivate is slow for its processor and ram.
3. i guess some other cool things lol.. like usb tethering
again im new and ive heard flashing etc and i have no idea what that is
- 01-11-2011, 10:08 AM #2
- 01-12-2011, 09:22 AM #3
- 01-12-2011, 09:38 AM #4
I haven't used Cognition, but I have used Perception and currently have Phoenix. I've also tried Darky and Serendipity. They're all about the same, since I swap in the speedmod kernel (for battery life) and use the Go Launcher for the appearance. I really liked Perception but wanted to try some others out. Phoenix Rising is working well also.
My advice would just be to try a few out and see how you like them.
- 01-12-2011, 09:47 AM #5
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- 01-12-2011, 10:28 AM #7
- 01-12-2011, 01:31 PM #8
Cognition gets recommended most often, IMO, because it is based off the 2.2 leak specifically for the Captivate. As such, there are fewer modem issues, button remaps and hacking in general going on. Check out the page views for the ROMs too. I know that doesn't mean anything... but Cog has WAY WAY WAY more people using it to ferret out the bugs. Of which there hasn't really been any in a release or two.
Most include much the same things, as stated above, but there are some small differences. For example, the ROMs based on i9000 froyo (Perception, Phoenix, Serendipity, etc) have some features that Cognition doesn't, and some bugs it doesn't.
Bluetooth microphone listening for dialing, is on i9000. Backlight notification as well (there is no LED on our phones I am sure you have noticed), with BLN, you can control the lighting of the capacitive buttons as a poor-mans LED (works nice). i9000 ROMs also enable HSUPA (high speed upload) which helps overall data speed. And so on.
Cognition has far fewer modem issues (data network loss, dropped voice calls, airplane mode toggling required, etc). There are only two modem files for it, and both work the same so far as I can tell. There are a great deal more modems for i9000, and that is NOT a good thing. That means they are not getting it right in my book, and keep needing to come out with new versions. The latest one JL3, was the cause of me going back to Cog for the last couple weeks.
I loaded up Perception just today, since they went back to the JK4 modem in 10.1 (Version 10 is where I had problems and left). So far so good, but the data drops were only a couple times a day, so more time needed to be sure.
But, I still say start with Cog as a new flasher. It is pretty much what the phone SHOULD have been out of the box.
- 01-12-2011, 01:35 PM #9
Man, now THAT was some excellent feedback, thanks, I'll follow your advice....I guess starting with any ROM, finding what you don't like about it and moving to one that has the feature you wanted or doesn't have the bug you hate is the whole process of tweaking the phone to your liking! thanks again loraque
- 01-12-2011, 06:13 PM #10
Excellent post by Loraque, I will add that I've only used the i9000 builds so I can't comment on anything different. But I've been using the JL2 modem for all the ROMs and haven't had any issues with calls or texts. Installing a different modem is also very easy using clockwork mod recovery
- 01-14-2011, 11:17 AM #11
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- 01-17-2011, 01:32 PM #12
Recommendation on best 2.2 rom
So I bought a captivate off ebay to try, hack and just mess with in place of my iphone. I have no doubt that I want to hack the thing, but what comes in as the best 2.2 rom for stability and battery life, or just in general.
- 01-17-2011, 01:45 PM #13
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- 02-03-2011, 07:48 PM #17